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The songs of Elton John and Bernie Taupin will soon be receiving the superstar covers treatment on two separate upcoming releases, one featuring top contemporary rock, pop and R&B/rap stars and the other drawing its talent pool from the world of country. Both albums are due on April 6.
The latter, titled Restoration, on UMG Nashville, is subtitled “Reimagining the Songs of Elton John and Bernie Taupin—The Nashville Edition,” and features John and Taupin’s songs interpreted by artists such as the Eagles’ Don Henley and Vince Gill (together taking on “Sacrifice”), Chris Stapleton covering “I Want Love,” Rosanne Cash and Emmylou Harris pairing up for “This Train Don’t Stop There Anymore,” Miley Cyrus’ “The Bitch Is Back” and Willie Nelson remaking “Border Song” in his own image. Other contributors include Rhonda Vincent and Dolly Parton (“Please”), Dierks Bentley, Kacey Musgraves, Little Big Town (“Rocket Man”), Miranda Lambert and Lee Ann Womack.
Meanwhile, Revamp, also subtitled “Reimagining the Songs of Elton John and Bernie Taupin” (minus the Nashville part), features artists such as Coldplay, Ed Sheeran (“Candle in the Wind”), Lady Gaga (“Your Song”), the Killers, Mary J. Blige, Florence and the Machine (“Tiny Dancer”), Sam Smith (“Daniel”), Queens of the Stone Age and Mumford and Sons—as well as a return appearance from Miley Cyrus (this time doing “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me”).
This volume leads off with Mr. John himself, joined by Pink and Logic for a new version of “Bennie and the Jets.”