SOUNDTRACK / VARIOUS ARTISTS

Rocketman: Music From The Motion Picture

Model: 7765922

SKU: 365347 Product ID: 260166

Format ‐ CD

Genre ‐ Soundtrack

Release Date ‐ 24/05/19

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Description

    Released on 24th May via Virgin EMI, in celebration of Paramount Pictures release in UK cinemas on 22nd May, it sees celebrated producer and composer Giles Martin re-interpreting and re-imagining Elton’s iconic hits, tailoring the music specifically to support the narrative of the upcoming major motion picture, with a truly show stopping vocal performance from lead actor Taron Egerton. The first taster of the album is unveiled today as Zane Lowe’s World Record on Apple Beats 1. Building from a woozy, submerged opening, ‘Rocket Man’ is a stunning interpretation of Elton’s 1972 classic, one that starts in the despairing depths of a swimming pool before transporting to it’s triumphant climax at Dodgers Stadium.

    Elton John says: 'It was so important that the music I composed and recorded had to be sung by Taron. I wanted his interpretation of me, through Bernie’s lyrics & 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.'

    Tasked with taking Elton’s unparalleled back catalogue and reimagining it to fit the film’s narrative, Martin worked closely with the filmmakers, supervising all of the music for the production and pulling a vocal masterclass from Taron in the studio. From transforming ‘Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting’ into an epic ensemble piece, to morphing ‘I Want Love’ into a heart-breaking moment of conflict around little Reggie’s family meal, each track has been sculpted to form a unique part of the narrative of this most incredible of stories. The soundtrack also contains a brand-new Elton John and Bernie Taupin composition ‘(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again’ performed by Elton and Taron Egerton. The album is produced by Giles Martin (except (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again’ co-produced by Giles Martin and Greg Kurstin) and was recorded between 2017 and 2019 at London’s legendary Abbey Road Studios and AIR Studios. Executive Album Producers are Elton John, David Furnish, Matthew Vaughn and Dexter Fletcher.

    This inspirational story - set to Elton John’s most beloved songs and performed by star Taron Egerton - tells the universally relatable story of how a small-town boy became one of the most iconic figures in pop culture. ROCKETMAN also stars Jamie Bell as Elton’s longtime lyricist and writing partner Bernie Taupin, Richard Madden as Elton’s first manager, John Reid, and Bryce Dallas Howard as Elton’s mother Sheila Farebrother. ROCKETMAN was directed by Dexter Fletcher, written by Lee Hall and produced by Matthew Vaughn, David Furnish, Adam Bohling and David Reid.

Details

    Primary Format - Music - CD

    Artist - SOUNDTRACK / VARIOUS ARTISTS

    Label - Virgin UK / EMI Music

    Music Genre - Soundtrack

    Music Genre Primary - Soundtrack

Track Listing

CD

  1. The Bitch Is Back (Introduction)
  2. I Want Love
  3. Saturday Nights Alright (For Fighting)
  4. Thank You For All Your Loving
  5. Border Song
  6. Rock & Roll Madonna - Interlude
  7. Your Song
  8. Amoreena
  9. Crocodile Rock
  10. Tiny Dancer
  11. Take Me To The Pilot
  12. Hercules
  13. Dont Go Breaking My Heart
  14. Honky Cat
  15. Pinball Wizard Interlude
  16. Rocket Man
  17. Bennie and the Jets
  18. Dont Let The Sun Go Down - Interlude
  19. Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
  20. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
  21. Im Still Standing
  22. (Im Gonna) Love Me Again

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