Elton John Diana Tribute Release Delayed: Album Planned

September 16 [10:00 EDT] -- The U.S. release date of Elton John's "Candle In The Wind 97," recorded after Princess Diana's funeral, has been postponed one week so that American cover art can be properly prepared.

While the song won't hit U.S. shores until September 23, it has already set sales records in Great Britain. As we reported Monday, the single sold more than 600,000 copies on its release in England Saturday, making it that country's fastest-selling single ever.

Elton John is giving all proceeds of the single to the Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fund, which will also benefit from an album of the entire funeral service, including "Candle In The Wind 97," due out September 30.