Verdict: Five Stars 

Every so often, you know you are going to get a one-off special night at the Hydro - and Sir Elton John could only ever be the man to deliver that.

Appearing on the stage for the first of two final Glasgow shows with a prompt 7.30pm start for a Saturday night, the 76-year-old took in his adoring fans who got up on their feet to applaud.

And quite rightly so. Elton’s music is not only impactful, it spans generations with each fan drawn to different eras of his career.

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Tonight marked his 320th concert of the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour and his 27th gig in Glasgow, a feat few have achieved. 

Despite the intensive touring schedule, Sir Elton still managed an almost two-and-a-half-hour set which he kicked off with Benny and the Jets.

Philadelphia Freedom followed before he dived into I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues.

He then acknowledge the wait some fans had to endure to see the show saying: "Hello Glasgow. I never actually thought on this tour that I would actually get to say that, it's taken so long to get here.

"Thank you so much for your patience. We are here and to make up for the time lost, all we can do is a great show for you."

And boy did he deliver on that promise. His voice is still incredible with an impeccable delivery of the songs he co-wrote with Bernie Taupin. Rocket Man was a moment to remember while Candle in the Wind was packed with emotion as images of the icon the song was written about Marilyn Monroe adorned the screen.

Watching Elton play the piano is entertainment alone. His musicianship is extraordinary, just like the talented musicians who accompany him.

Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me, The Bitch is Back and I’m Still Standing ramped up the atmosphere even more with the crowd truly grateful to have a musical genius grace them with his presence.

That masterclass continued as Crocodile Rock allowed the crowd to provide La-la-la-la-laa backing vocals.

His encouragement of emerging artists is legendary in the business, and perhaps this is why he featured the Dua Lipa Cold Heart collab rather than the original version Sacrifice. 

Finishing off on a high with Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, he grinned from ear to ear as a mechanical lift swooped him off stage leaving the crowd with the smug knowledge that they got to see Sir Elton just one last time.