Saturday, July 07, 2007
A Great, Lost Single #2
Kate Bush-'Rocket Man (I Think It's Going To Be A Long, Long Time)'/'Candle In the Wind.' (1991)
In 1991, a compilation was released featuring the songs of Elton John and Bernie Taupin. Amongst it's contributors were many whose continued existence flew in the face of everything that punk rock had stood for (Clapton, Rod Stewart, Phil Collins etc..) but one name shone bright above the stodge. Kate Bush.*
Bush had long been an admirer of Elton John, and understood - as I hope you do - that the man has written some fantastic songs. Whatever else is written about the man, in his lifetime he has written songs that are fantastic. Sure, he's been responsible for some drivel (Nikita, Runaway Train, Can You Feel the Love Tonight, Candle in the Wind '97 was abominable, but then at least Elton didn't jump the shark after his second album (hello Oasis)). So, given that an up to date Kate Bush best of has yet to appear (yes, I know there was The Whole Story, but that was 1986) I present the two covers she recorded. Oh, and a fanastic Elton Song, that made the soundtrack of Almost Famous, and was also covered by Ben Folds.
Kate Bush-'Rocket Man.' mp3
Kate Bush-'Candle In The Wind.' mp3
Elton John-'Tiny Dancer.' mp3
These links will be up for one week only. Enjoy, and if you like what you hear, support the artists through your local record shop.
* The album in question was called Two Rooms. I don't own it.