In honor of it’s 40th anniversary, Elton John’s 1973 breakthrough album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is getting a major reissue on March 25. The album has been remastered and will be released digitally along with CD, vinyl, limited-edition yellow vinyl, and in a box-set featuring recordings of Live at Hammersmith 1973 on CD, a DVD of Bryan Forbes’ 1973 film Elton John and Bernie Taupin Say Goodbye to Norma Jean and Other Things, along with a 100-page illustrated hardback book packed with rare photos & memorabilia.
Also included on the Deluxe Edition and box-set versions are new cover recordings of classic songs from the album performed by Ed Sheeran, Emeli Sandé, Fall Out Boy, Hunter Hayes, Imelda May, John Grant, Miguel featuring Wale, The Band Perry, and Zac Brown Band.
Miguel and Wale have reconnected and recorded quite the stellar modern day version of Elton’s classic “Bennie And The Jets.”
Take a listen below!
Complete list of the cover versions on the Box Set and Deluxe Edition:
1. Ed Sheeran – Candle In The Wind
2. Miguel featuring Wale – Bennie And The Jets
3. Hunter Hayes – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
4. The Band Perry – Grey Seal
5. John Grant – Sweet Painted Lady
6. Emeli Sandé – All The Girls Love Alice
7. Imelda May – Your Sister Can’t Twist (But She Can Rock And Roll)
8. Fall Out Boy – Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting
9. Zac Brown Band – Harmony