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Here’s Taron Egerton’s Elton John approved cover of Rocket Man

Here’s Taron Egerton’s Elton John approved cover of Rocket Man
Taron Egerton has the Elton John role in the musical fantasy of the bespectacled one, and here’s the thing: Taron does some of the singing. It’s been marketed as a fantasy rather than a biopic as there’s going to be loads of crazy dance numbers, and Elton was very keen the actor playing him did some singing. In fact here’s the man explaining:
 
“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 and 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.”
 
So Elton approves, and you know he’d say if he thought it was shit. The cover is below.
 
 

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