Sara Bareilles covering Elton John

My friend Krista on Facebook posted this video tonight. I thought I would pass it along. Sara Bareilles covering Elton John’s “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.”

Topics for consideration: Elton John (or, really, Bernie Taupin?) and Romanticism, cover tunes vs. poetic homage (Milton and Blake, Wordsworth, Keats, Shelley…).

And here’s Elton doing the song as a duet with Billy Joel:


Published by: James Rovira

Dr. James Rovira is higher education professional with seventeen years experience in the field in teaching, administration, and advising roles. He is also a multimodal, interdisciplinary scholar and writer. His books include Interpretation: Theory: History (forthcoming 2019), Rock and Romanticism: Blake, Wordsworth, and Rock from Dylan to U2 (Lexington Books, 2018); Rock and Romanticism: Post-Punk, Goth, and Metal as Dark Romanticisms (Palgrave Macmillan 2018); and Blake and Kierkegaard: Creation and Anxiety (Continuum/Bloomsbury, 2010). See his website at for details.

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