Elton John gets the Sheeran Gaga treatment
ED SHEERAN, Lady Gaga, The Killers and Coldplay are among a host of stars who are to make fresh recordings of some of Sir Elton John’s greatest hits.
In the new album, titled Revamp, Sheeran takes on Candle In The Wind, Gaga goes for it with Your Song, and Miley Cyrus flexes her vocals on Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me.
Indie rockers The Killers will cover Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters, Coldplay try their hand at We All Fall In Love Sometimes and Queens Of The Stone Age will put their own spin on Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.
Meanwhile, Mary J Blige will sing Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word, Alessia Cara takes on I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues and Florence & The Machine will cover Tiny Dancer.
And for the classic duet Don’t Go Breaking My Heart, so memorably performed by Elton and George Michael back in the day? Why rapper Q-Tip is to team up with Demi Lovato, of course.
Mumford & Sons and Sam Smith also feature on the album, out next month, which is billed as a re-imagining of Sir Elton and his longtime collaborator Bernie Taupin’s music.
Elton described it has a ‘huge compliment’ to have so many artists involved.
‘As songwriters, Bernie and myself are thrilled when singers we admire and respect as much as those on Revamp choose to add their own unique twist in the process,’ he said.
‘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.’
The album comes after Elton announced in January he would be retiring after a three-year farewell tour.
Revamp is released on April 6.
Author: Anna Thomson