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Elton John to have 'quiet' wedding with partner; releases 40th anniversary 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road'

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Elton John and his partner David Furnish are planning a low-profile wedding in May, following a change in British law allowing gay marriages.

The singer told NBC's Today show that he wants to celebrate "very quietly," and added: "It will be a joyous occasion and we will have our children."

The two men, who have been in a civil partnership since 2005, have two children.

In quotes released on NBC's website Monday, the singer said: "We shouldn't just say 'Oh, well, we have a civil partnership, we're not going to bother to get married'. We will get married."

Same-sex marriages were allowed for the first time in Britain Saturday, when a new marriage law came into effect.

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Last week, John released a 40th anniversary edition of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, his 1974 album featuring hits including Candle in the Wind and Bennie and the Jets.

Here's the news release:

GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD SUPER DELUXE BOX SET includes:

*Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - 2014 Remaster

*Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Revisited - nine, new cover versions of classic songs from Goodbye Yellow Brick Road performed by Ed Sheeran, Emeli Sandé, Fall Out Boy, Hunter Hayes, Imelda May, John Grant, Miguel featuring Wale, The Band Perry, and Zac Brown Band.

*Beyond The Yellow Brick Road - single B-sides and bonus tracks

*Elton John Live At Hammersmith Odeon - Complete show, December 1973

*Elton John And Bernie Taupin Say Goodbye To Norma Jean And Other Things DVD

*100 Page Hardback Book - packed with rare photos, memorabilia and a new essay containing interviews with Elton John and Bernie Taupin.

Amazon.com currently is selling the box set for $57.13.

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