Two new Elton John tribute LPs arrive this week: “Revamp” featuring pop and rock-oriented artists & “Restoration” composed of country-style covers. Both are streaming via Apple Music and Spotify.
“Revamp” finds pop and rock-oriented artists tackling the piano legend. Elton himself curated all of Revamp, which features Mumford and Sons, Florence and the Machine, Coldplay, Q Tip with Demi Lovato, The Killers, and Queens of the Stone Age. There are also contributions from Mary J. Blige, Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga, Pink and Logic, Sam Smith, and Alessia Cara.
“It’s always a huge compliment when an artist loves your song enough to take the time and effort to rework it,” John said in a press release. “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.”
Both records come ahead of John’s lengthy 300 stop farewell tour.”Farewell Yellow Brick Road” will run until 2021 and include stops in nearly every continent. In addition to the releases, a tribute concert dubbed Elton John: I’m Still Standing A Grammy Salute is set to air April 10th at 9:00-11:00 ET/PT on CBS. Many of the album’s guests — including Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Lambert, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, and Cara — will also be part of the live performance. John Legend, Kesha, Shawn Mendes, and SZA are also expected to make appearances.
Apple Music “Restoration”