Elton John announces 'Revamp' album feat. Ed Sheeran, P!nk, Coldplay, Sam Smith, Lady Gaga and more

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Elton John has announced his new album Revamp, released on April 6th on Virgin EMI. Bringing together a carefully curated selection of the world’s biggest and best artists, Revamp sees Elton John and co-writer Bernie Taupin’s best loved songs reinterpreted by some of contemporary music’s most vital talents. The album spans a breathtaking array of styles, shining a light on Elton’s unparalleled influence across popular music of all genres, ranging from Hip-hop / Soul  (Q-Tip, Mary J Blige) to Rock (The Killers, Queens of the Stone Age) to Pop (Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, P!nk & Logic).

Elton 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 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.”

Revamp Tracklisting:

1.            Bennie And The Jets  / Elton John, P!nk and Logic

2.            We All Fall In Love Sometimes / Coldplay

3.            I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues / Alessia Cara

4.            Candle In The Wind (2018 Version) / Ed Sheeran

5.            Tiny Dancer / Florence +The Machine

6.            Someone Saved My Life Tonight / Mumford & Sons

7.            Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word / Mary J. Blige

8.            Don’t Go Breaking My Heart / Q-Tip featuring Demi Lovato

9.            Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters / The Killers

10.         Daniel / Sam Smith

11.         Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me / Miley Cyrus

12.         Your Song / Lady Gaga

13.         Goodbye Yellow Brick Road / Queens of the Stone Age

The calibre of names contributing to Revamp is another reminder of Elton’s enduring popularity at a typically busy and prolific time for the superstar. Last month Elton announced his ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour. Comprising of over 300 dates across five continents over three years, the tour kicks off in the US in September and marks the finale of 50 years on the road. The first 60 dates sold out immediately after going on general sale, confirming that the farewell tour will be some of, if not the, hottest gig tickets of the next three years. His ultimate greatest hits album Diamonds - released to coincide with Elton’s 70th birthday and the 50th anniversary of his phenomenal songwriting partnership with Bernie Taupin - was released in November 2017 to a flurry of celebratory activity and was certified twice Gold in the UK. It reached the top 5 of the UK album chart upon its release.

Elton’s influence on the worlds of fashion and film also continues to burn as brightly as ever. Last year Gucci unveiled their Spring Summer 2018 collection designed by Alessandro Michele and inspired by Elton’s inimitable style, referencing original items taken from the style icon’s archives. Elton also appeared as himself in a critically lauded, hilariously tongue-in-cheek role in Kingsman: The Golden Circle, and his songs soundtrack the forthcoming ‘Sherlock Gnomes’. Last year also saw Elton and Bernie launch ‘The Cut’, a project allowing undiscovered creative talent from all over the world the chance to create the official music videos for some of their most iconic songs: 'Rocket Man', 'Tiny Dancer' and 'Bennie And The Jets', each winning video attracting millions upon millions of Youtube views. 

Revamp (April 6th, Virgin EMI) stands as yet another timely reminder of Elton John and Bernie Taupin’s influence on the next generation of global stars at a time when their music continues to fill stadiums, sell albums and influence fashion. Elton stands alone as a true great, whose music still garners such admiration from a truly broad range of global stars.

The release of Revamp will also be accompanied by a Nashville influenced album Restoration, also released on April 6th on UMG, featuring Elton’s songs reinterpreted by the biggest in Country music, including Rosanne Cash, Emmylou Harris, Miley Cyrus and Willie Nelson.