13 Songs, 56 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Even without wild, rose-tinted glasses, it’s easy to see how Elton John’s outsized personality and stage presence influenced multiple generations of pop performers. Revamp shows the debt contemporary stars owe to Sir Elton and his songwriting partner, Bernie Taupin. Florence + The Machine’s gentle yet muscular rendition of “Tiny Dancer” raises goosebumps, and Lady Gaga’s emotional take on “Your Song” is absolutely devastating. While “Candle in the Wind” fits Ed Sheeran like a custom Italian suit, Revamp isn’t a bunch of faithful covers—P!nk and Logic (“Bennie and the Jets”) and Q-Tip and Demi Lovato (“Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”) have fun with the format, injecting hip-hop and jazz notes to make the songs their own.

Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Even without wild, rose-tinted glasses, it’s easy to see how Elton John’s outsized personality and stage presence influenced multiple generations of pop performers. Revamp shows the debt contemporary stars owe to Sir Elton and his songwriting partner, Bernie Taupin. Florence + The Machine’s gentle yet muscular rendition of “Tiny Dancer” raises goosebumps, and Lady Gaga’s emotional take on “Your Song” is absolutely devastating. While “Candle in the Wind” fits Ed Sheeran like a custom Italian suit, Revamp isn’t a bunch of faithful covers—P!nk and Logic (“Bennie and the Jets”) and Q-Tip and Demi Lovato (“Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”) have fun with the format, injecting hip-hop and jazz notes to make the songs their own.

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
339 Ratings
339 Ratings
DLinLA ,

WHY?

I think Nancy Kerrigan sait it best. "WHY? ... WHY?...WHY?"

ChicagoJay ,

They ruined it

This is such a bad version of a classic. It's like they went out of their way to make it sound this wrecked.

DaviatorSF ,

Was painful to get through

Clearly they wanted to reimagine this classic song, but somebody's imagination needs work. Really horrible and unpleasant. It was all I could do to get through it once. Not willing to re-listen as I have no desire for this stinker to grow on me.