Rocket Man

b/w Candle In The Wind

+ Candle In The Wind (Instrumental)

Rocket Man (UK) front


Rocket Man (UK) rear


Country: UK
Label/Number: Mercury TRIB 2 12
Release date: November 22, 1991
Chronology: Kate's 10th UK 12" single; the 1st to be released in the UK on a label other than EMI (with her 30th and 31st non-LP tracks).
Cover photo by John Carder Bush
Rocket Man Lyrics
What it's about: Kate's version of Elton John's classic (1972) space travel tale.
Running time: 5:02
Candle In The Wind Lyrics
What it's about: Kate's spin on Elton John's (1973) tribute to Marilyn Monroe.
Running time: 4:28
Candle In The Wind (Instrumental) running time: 4:28
A huge fan from the age of 11, Kate chose to record Rocket Man for the Elton John/Bernie Taupin tribute album, Two Rooms. It was the first cover tune she released since Donovan's Lord Of The Reedy River in 1981.
The instrumental version of Candle In The Wind is one of Kate's more elusive tracks. It only appears on this 12" and (most) CD Rocket Man releases.
The cover of this release is somewhat unique in that it's the only 12" single that features a different image than it's 7" (or CD) counterpart. (It was inlcuded on one side of the 7" limited edition poster sleeve, inside the UK trifold CD single and on the rear of the Japanese CD single, but this is the only release where it's used on the front.)

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