Panic! at the Disco, P!nk, Kelly Clarkson to lead ‘The Greatest Showman’ covers album

The soundtrack to The Greatest Showman is one of the bestselling albums of the last year, so what better way to celebrate its momentous success than to release an album full of covers all done by some of music’s biggest stars. On Tuesday (Oct. 9), Atlantic Records announced plans to release a “reimagined” version of the RIAA 2x platinum-certified soundtrack. Panic! at the Disco, P!nk, Kelly Clarkson, and Sara Bareilles are just some of the artists who have been tapped to cover the film’s songs.

Panic! at the Disco will give their own spin to the film’s opening track, “The Greatest Show,” while Kelly Clarkson will take on Jenny Lind’s tear-jerking track, “Never Enough.” P!nk will cover “A Million Dreams” while her daughter, Willow Sage Hart, will make her debut on “A Million Dream (Reprise).” The revamped soundtrack will also include a special version of the album’s breakout track, “This is Me,” performed by actress Keala Settle, Kesha, and Missy Elliott.

In addition to the ten tracks, the album will also feature four bonus songs. The bonus tracks will include acapella group Pentatonix’s take on “The Greatest Show,” Kesha’s “This is Me,” and an acoustic version of “Rewrite the Stars” by the film’s star Zendaya.

The Greatest Showman – Reimagined will arrive on Nov. 16 through Atlantic Records. The reimagined version of the album was produced by the soundtrack’s songwriters Grammy, Tony, and Academy Award-winning duo Benj Pasek & Justin Paul.

The Greatest Showman‘s soundtrack is the first album of 2018 to sell one million copies in the United States and the seventh in Billboard history to spend 31 non-consecutive weeks on the Billboard 200’s top ten. The record spent two weeks at number one, the most weeks at the top of the chart for a live-action theatrical film musical soundtrack since 2007’s Dreamgirls: Music from the Motion Picture.

The complete track listing for The Greatest Showman-Reimagined can be seen below.

THE GREATEST SHOWMAN – REIMAGINED TRACK LISTING:

01. “The Greatest Show” – Panic! at the Disco
02. “A Million Dreams” – P!nk
03. “A Million Dreams (Reprise)” – Willow Sage Hart
04. “Come Alive” – Years & Years and Jess Glynne
05. “The Other Side” – MAX and Ty Dolla $ign
06. “Never Enough” – Kelly Clarkson
07. “This is Me (The Reimagined Remix)” – Keala Settle, Kesha, and Missy Elliott
08. “Rewrite the Stars” – James Arthur and Anne-Marie
09. “Tightrope” – Sara Bareilles
10. “From Now On” – Zac Brown Band

Bonus tracks:

11. “The Greatest Show” – Pentatonix
12. “Come Alive” – Craig David
13. “This is Me” – Kesha
14. “Rewrite the Stars (Acoustic)” – Zendaya

Listen: Lady Gaga covers Elton John’s ‘Your Song’

Earlier this month, it was revealed that a slew of pop/rock artists and country music stars would be getting together to honor Sir Elton John and his longtime lyricist Bernie Taupin by contributing covers of their biggest hits for a double album. Shortly after the records’ announcement, Demi Lovato and Q-Tip released their contribution to the album; a cover of “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” from 1993’s Duet. On Friday (March 30), just a few days after her birthday, Lady Gaga unleashed her cover of John’s 1970’s hit, “Your Song.”

The fact that Mother Monster decided to go with this track does not come as much of a surprise. During the 2010 Grammys, the singer performed the song with John during the telecast. As if that wasn’t enough, Lady Gaga will also perform the “Your Song” during I’m Still Standing, the upcoming all-star Grammy salute to John. The previously recorded program will air on April 10 on CBS. For now, listen to Lady Gaga’s version of “Your Song” above.

“Your Song” will join 25 other covers on the impending Revamp and Restoration double album. The two albums will be released on April 6 through Island Records/Universal Music Group Nashville. The 26-track compilation will include two albums; Revamp and Restoration. Revamp will feature reworked versions of the songs by some of pop music’s biggest stars including Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, The Killers, and Florence and the Machine. Unlike Revamp, Restoration will feature country-renditions of John’s hits by artists such as Little Big Town, Marren Morris, Miranda Lambert, and Kacey Musgraves.

Lady Gaga, The Killers, Coldplay to cover Elton John for new tribute albums

 

Elton John may be saying farewell to his own yellow brick road with a massive final world tour, but don’t think that’s the only thing the iconic performer is giving fans before his final curtain call. On Thursday (March 15), it was announced that John will be releasing a huge 26-track double disc featuring covers of some of his iconic tunes. The records, which have been titled Revamp and Restoration, will feature artists from the pop, rock, and country genres of music putting their own spin on some of John and longtime lyricist Bernie Taupin’s biggest hits.

Revamp will feature a collection of predominately pop and rock artists covering some of John’s hits such “Tiny Dancer” (Florence + the Machine), “Candle in the Wind” (Ed Sheeran), “Your Song” (Lady Gaga), “Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters” (The Killers), and many more.

In a press statement, John reveals that he created a list of artists that he wanted to commission to work on the Revamp side of the double disc.

“On Revamp, I wrote out a wish list of people that I would love and asked them and to my surprise, most of them said yes, and we have quite an astonishing eclectic crew.”

As for Restoration, the second album, John explains that it was all about Taupin and what he wanted.

“God, we have so many great artists doing our songs, it’s quite incredible. Restoration was Bernie [Taupin]’s project and he’s a huge country fan. He came up with an astonishing list of country performers, both new and legendary.”

Unlike Revamp, Restoration will feature all country music artists. The record will bring together some of the newer faces of country alongside some classic country musicians. Current stars like Little Big Town, Marren Morris, Miranda Lambert, and Kacey Musgraves will join the likes of Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, and Rosanne Cash on the record.

For many of the artists featured on the records, this will not be their first time working with John and Taupin. Back in January, musicians including Sam Smith, Miley Cyrus, Alessia Cara, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, and Lady Gaga took part in CBS’ special Elton John: I’m Still Standing – A Grammy Salute. The show was put together by the Recording Academy to honor both John and Taupin for their contribution to the music world.

Revamp and Restoration currently has a tentative release date of April 6.

The covers album comes a few months after John announced his final massive outing for his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour. The multi-year, 300-show excursion will kick off this fall after he wraps up his Las Vegas residency.

For now, the complete tracklisting for both Revamp and Restoration can be seen below.

Revamp Tracklisting:
1. “Bennie and the Jets” – Elton John, P!nk, Logic
2. “We All Fall in Love Sometimes” – Coldplay
3. “I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues” – Alessia Cara
4. “Candle in the Wind” – Ed Sheeran
5. “Tiny Dancer” – Florence + The Machine
6. “Someone Saved My Life Tonight” – Mumford & Sons
7. “Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word” – Mary J. Blige
8. “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” – Q Tip feat. Demi Lovato
9. “Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters” – The Killers
10. “Daniel” – Sam Smith
11. “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me” – Miley Cyrus
12. “Your Song” – Lady Gaga
13. “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” – Queens of the Stone Age

Restoration Tracklisting:
1. “Rocket Man” – Little Big Town
2. “Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters” – Maren Morris
3. “Sacrifice” – Don Henley and Vince Gill
4. “Take Me to the Pilot” – Brothers Osborne
5. “My Father’s Gun” – Miranda Lambert
6. “I Want Love” – Chris Stapleton
7. “Honky Cat” – Lee Ann Womack
8. “Roy Rogers” – Kacey Musgraves
9. “Please” – Rhonda Vincent and Dolly Parton
10. “The Bitch is Back” – Miley Cyrus
11. “Sad Songs (Say So Much)” – Dierks Bentley
12. “This Train Don’t Stop” – Rosanne Cash and Emmylou Harris
13. “Border Song” – Willie Nelson