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Pop and country stars cover Elton John on new compilations

By | Published on Friday 16 March 2018

Elton John

Elton John has announced two new compilations, ‘Revamp’ and ‘Restoration’. They both feature covers of some of his and lyricist Bernie Taupin’s most famous songs.

‘Revamp’ involves pop types like Coldplay and Mary J Blige having a crack, while ‘Restoration’ sees musicians of a more country persuasion – such as Rosanne Cash and Emmylou Harris – doing the sprucing. Miley Cyrus appears on both records.

Set to begin a lengthy farewell tour later this year, John says: “It’s always a huge compliment when an artist loves your song enough to take the time and effort to rework it. As songwriters, Bernie and myself are THRILLED when singers we admire and respect as much as those on ‘Revamp’ and ‘Restoration’ choose to add their own unique twist in the process. It means that our music is still relevant and ultimately that our songs continue to reach new audiences. We’re humbled and thank them all for their generosity”.

Taupin adds: “Because of our love of all kinds of music, we’re not stuck in one genre. From day one we borrowed from everything that’s good about American music – whether it’s blues, country, gospel, pop, pure rock – everything got thrown in the mix. I think that’s why our music over the years has been so varied. It would be tiring if you just got stuck in one niche your entire career, especially when it’s one as long as ours”.

Both records will be released on 6 Apr. Here are the tracklists:

Revamp

Bennie And The Jets – Elton John, Pink, Logic
We All Fall In Love Sometimes – Coldplay
I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues – Alessia Cara
Candle In The Wind – Ed Sheeran
Tiny Dancer – Florence And The Machine
Someone Saved My Life Tonight – Mumford and Sons
Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word – Mary J Blige
Don’t Go Breaking My Heart – Q Tip feat Demi Lovato
Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters – The Killers
Daniel – Sam Smith
Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me – Miley Cyrus
Your Song – Lady Gaga
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – Queens Of The Stone Age

Restoration

Rocket Man – Little Big Town
Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters – Maren Morris
Sacrifice – Don Henley and Vince Gill
Take Me To The Pilot – Brothers Osborne
My Father’s Gun – Miranda Lambert
I Want Love – Chris Stapleton
Honky Cat – Lee Ann Womack
Roy Rogers – Kacey Musgraves
Please – Rhonda Vincent and Dolly Parton
The Bitch Is Back – Miley Cyrus
Sad Songs (Say So Much) – Dierks Bentley
This Train Don’t Stop – Rosanne Cash and Emmylou Harris
Border Song – Willie Nelson



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