WATCH: Kate Bush Covers Elton John’s “Rocket Man” in Vintage Video
The enigmatic British artist has revealed details for The Other Side, a four-disc rarities collection.
Legendary British recording artist Kate Bush has officially released a throwback video covering Elton John’s 1972 classic, “Rocket Man.”
“I remember buying this when it came out as a single by Elton John. I couldn’t stop playing it—I loved it so much,” Bush shared on her website. “Most artists in the mid-’70s played guitar, but Elton played piano and I dreamed of being able to play like him.”
John and his songwriting partner, Bernie Taupin, asked Bush to participate in the Two Rooms cover project, which is when she jumped at the opportunity to tackle “Rocket Man.”
“That meant I also had the chance to direct the video, which I loved doing—making it a performance video, shot on black and white film, featuring all the musicians and…the Moon!,” Bush added. “This is the first time this video has officially been released since its original TV broadcast.” Watch it below.
Bush’s version of “Rocket Man” is included in The Other Sides, a new four-disc collection of cover songs and rarities. It’s set for release on March 8 in the UK and March 22 for the rest of the world.