Elton John and Taron Egerton - Rocketman: Music From the Motion Picture Vinyl 2LP
Elton John and Taron Egerton Rocketman: Music From the Motion Picture Vinyl 2LP
Featuring Vocal Performances of the Film's Star Taron Egerton, and Producer-Composer Giles Martin Reinterpreting Elton's Landmark Hits; Also includes Brand New John-Taupin Composition "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again"
The much-anticipated soundtrack to one of the cinematic events of 2019, the Elton John musical fantasy Rocketman, features the vocal performances of the film's star Taron Egerton, and producer-composer Giles Martin reinterpreting Elton's landmark hits, tailoring the music specifically to complement the movie narrative.
Working closely with the makers of Rocketman, Martin supervised such highlights as the transformation of "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting" into an epic ensemble piece, and turning "I Want Love" into a moment of heartbreaking conflict around young Reg Dwight's family meal. The soundtrack also features a brand new John-Taupin composition, "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again," performed by Elton and Egerton. The album was recorded between 2017 and 2019 at Abbey Road Studios and AIR Studios in London.
"It was so important that the music I composed and recorded had to be sung by Taron," says Elton. "I wanted his interpretation of me, through Bernie [Taupin]'s lyrics and my music – not just acting. I left Taron in the hands of Giles Martin, who I trusted implicitly because he's brilliant. I didn't want to be in Taron's shadows, watching over the process, I trusted them to do what they needed to do, artistically, and listening back I've been astonished with the results. Getting the music right was the most important thing, as the songs in the film are integral to the story."
Egerton adds: "The beauty of having Elton involved with the film is that we've been able to work with him to see how far we can take these classic songs. Giles Martin has impeccable taste and massive skills to bring the songs to a place where they are faithful and daring as well."
Observes Martin: "The great thing about Elton is that he is a true artist and he wants people to expand on his work – he wants interpretations done, it's refreshing for him. We had scope to play around with things and think how we address the songs. The songs are the story of the movie, the heartbeat of what happens. Once the songs start a whole world opens up. In Taron I've never known a singer who dedicates himself so much to the process. I don't think anyone else could have played Elton."
Elton John and Taron Egerton Rocketman: Music From the Motion Picture Track Listing:
1. The Bitch Is Back
2. I Want Love
3. Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)
4. Thank You for All Your Loving
5. Border Song
6. Rock and Roll Madonna
7. Our Song
9. Crocodile Rock
10. Tiny Dancer
11. Take Me to the Pilot
2. Don't Go Breaking My Heart
3. Honky Cat
4. Pinball Wizard
5. Rocket Man
6. Bennie and the Jets S
7. Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me
8. Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word
9. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
10. I'm Still Standing
11. (I'm Gonna) Love Me Again
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