Listen to Ed Sheeran's cover of Elton John's 'Candle in the Wind'

6 April 2018, 11:23

Covering a classic is a daunting task for any artist, and this one just happens to be the best-selling song of all time.

Ed Sheeran has covered Sir Elton John's seminal 'Candle in the Wind' for the latter's brand new tribute album Revamp.

You can see Ed talk about Elton's music and hear a snippet of the cover version in the video above, or you can listen to the whole thing via Spotify below:

Ed's version is a tad more jauntier than the original, and sounds like a typically perfect ballad that he has become so well known for.

Revamp - which is released today (March 6) also features covers by the likes of Sam Smith, Coldplay and Florence + the Machine.

Last week, Lady Gaga unveiled her own cover of 'Your Song', saying it was "an honour" to perform such a classic love song.

Meanwhile, there will also be a second covers album titled Restoration, featuring a host of country artists including Chris Stapleton and Little Big Town.

The full tracklisting for Revamp is:

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