Rocket Man

+ Candle In The Wind

+ Candle In The Wind (Instrumental)

Rocket Man (UK) front


Rocket Man (UK) rear


Rocket Man (UK) Inside Gatefold

(inside gatefold)

Rocket Man (UK) Inside Trifold

(inside trifold)

Country: UK
Label/Number: Mercury TRICD 2
Release date: November 22, 1991
Chronology: Kate's 4th UK CD single; the 1st to be released in the UK on a label other than EMI, with her 30th and 31st non-LP tracks.
Highest chart position: 12
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: 4:27
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.
This CD single was packaged in a very nice trifold digipak (her only one so far...)
The instrumental version of Candle In The Wind is one of Kate's more elusive tracks. It only appears on the 12" and (most) CD Rocket Man releases.
The counter stand used by Mercury to promote the single in the UK is shown here.

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