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The biggest names in country and pop are putting a new twist on the songs of Elton John and Bernie Taupin, with two new records, Revamp and Restoration, set to be released April 6.

“We have two completely different albums,” Elton says. “Revamp being the pop one and Restoration being the country one and God, we have so many great artists doing our songs, it’s quite incredible.”

Restoration was Bernie’s project and he’s a huge country fan…” Elton continues. “He came up with an astonishing list of country performers both new and legendary.”

Little Big Town sends “Rocket Man” into orbit, while Dierks Bentley reinterprets the ’80’s hit, “Sad Songs (Say So Much).” Vince Gill teams up with his Eagles’ bandmate Don Henley for “Sacrifice,” while Lee Ann Womack tackles “Honky Cat.”

Miley Cyrus is the only non-country artist on Restoration, doing “The Bitch Is Back.” Chris Stapleton, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Maren Morris, Brothers Osborne, and Miranda Lambert contribute covers as well.
 
“Because of our love of all kinds of music, we’re not stuck in one genre.” Bernie explains. “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.”

Bernie also created the artwork for Restoration, which features vintage instruments juxtaposed against both the American and British flags.

Mary J. Blige, Coldplay, Lady Gaga, Mumford and Sons, P!nk, Demi Lovato, Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith are among the artists featured on the pop and rock-focused Revamp.

Here’s the complete track listing for both albums:

Revamp
“Bennie and The Jets” – Elton John, P!nk, 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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