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Rocketman [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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Review

The subtitle to Rocketman is "Music from the Motion Picture," which is a clear signal that this is indeed a soundtrack to an Elton John biopic, not an Elton John hits collection. While Elton John isn't absent from Rocketman: Music from the Motion Picture -- he comes in at the close, singing on a triumphantly dramatic reworking of "I'm Still Standing" and taking the lead on the brand-new "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again," a nice evocation of his chipper imperial era -- he cedes the stage to Taron Egerton, who plays the young Elton both on screen and on record. As far as the soundtrack goes, Egerton is an admirable Elton stand-in, possessing a vocal timbre that's reminiscent of John that enables him to evade imitation, which is a bit more than can be said about the lion's share of the arrangements of Elton oldies. By and large, these versions are meant to stir memories of the hits you know by heart, but they're shaped to fit the contours of the film, so they can feel slightly off even when they're hitting their marks precisely. While this can make for a bit of an uncanny valley experience for listeners who've memorized the original recordings, these new versions deliver a snazzy, cinematic punch that distinguishes Rocketman: Music from the Motion Picture from Elton John's own work. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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  1. # Track Artist Length
  2. 1 The Bitch Is Back Original Soundtrack 1:50
  3. 2 I Want Love Original Soundtrack 2:10
  4. 3 Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting) Original Soundtrack 3:7
  5. 4 Thank You for All Your Loving Original Soundtrack 3:21
  6. 5 Border Song Original Soundtrack 3:22
  7. 6 Rock and Roll Madonna Original Soundtrack 2:39
  8. 7 Your Song Original Soundtrack 3:58
  9. 8 Amoreena Original Soundtrack 4:17
  10. 9 Crocodile Rock Original Soundtrack 2:50
  11. 10 Tiny Dancer Original Soundtrack 5:21
  12. 11 Take Me to the Pilot Original Soundtrack 3:39
  13. 12 Hercules Original Soundtrack 5:23
  14. 13 Don't Go Breaking My Heart Original Soundtrack 1:30
  15. 14 Honky Cat Original Soundtrack 2:30
  16. 15 Pinball Wizard Original Soundtrack 2:0
  17. 16 Rocket Man Original Soundtrack 4:28
  18. 17 Bennie and the Jets Original Soundtrack 2:24
  19. 18 Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me Original Soundtrack 2:38
  20. 19 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word Original Soundtrack 2:12
  21. 20 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Original Soundtrack 4:0
  22. 21 I'm Still Standing Taron Egerton 3:55
  23. 22 (I'm Gonna) Love Me Again Original Soundtrack 4:9

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