WATCH: Rare 1991 Kate Bush cover of Elton John's 'Rocketman'

New 25/02/2019

Kate Bush has released a rare 1991 cover of Elton John's legendary track, 'Rocketman' as part of a 4-disc rarities collection, 'The Other Side'.

Officially released for the first time ever, you can watch the full video below.

On her website, Bush wrote, "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. Most artists in the mid-seventies played guitar but Elton played piano and I dreamed of being able to play like him...."

"I wanted to make it different from the original and thought it could be fun to turn it into a reggae version. It meant a great deal to me that they chose it to be the first single release from the album," she continues. "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!"

The rarities collection will arrive this 8th March and features her interpretations of John's 'Candle In The Wind', George and Ira Gershwin's 'The Man I Love', rarities from films like 'The Golden Compass' and 'Castaway' as well as a previously unreleased 'Humming' demo. 

You can see the full tracklist below.

Kate Bush's 'The Other Side' tracklist

Disc One: 12" mixes

  1. Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)
  2. The Big Sky (Metereological Mix)
  3. Cloudbusting (The Organon Mix)
  4. Hounds Of Love (Alternative Mix)
  5. Experiment 1V (Extended Mix)

Disc Two: The Other Side 1

  1. Walk Straight Down The Middle
  2. You Want Alchemy
  3. Be Kind To My Mistakes
  4. Lyra
  5. Under The Ivy
  6. Experiment 1V
  7. Ne t’enfuis pas
  8. Un baiser d’enfant
  9. Burning Bridge
  10. Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God) 2012 Remix

Disc Three: The Other Side 2

  1. Home For Christmas
  2. One Last Look Around The House Before We Go…….
  3. I’m Still Waiting
  4. Warm And Soothing
  5. Show A Little Devotion
  6. Passing Through The Air
  7. Humming
  8. Ran Tan Waltz
  9. December Will Be Magic
  10. Wuthering Heights (Remix)

Disc Four: In Others’ Words

  1. Rocket Man
  2. Sexual Healing
  3. Mna Na Heireann
  4. My Lagan Love
  5. The Man I Love
  6. Brazil (Sam Lowry’s First Dream)
  7. The Handsome Cabin Boy
  8. Lord Of The Reedy River
  9. Candle In The Wind