The album Two Rooms: Celebrating the Songs of Elton John & Bernie Taupin is a 1991 tribute album consisting of interpretations of sixteen songs written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin. The title refers to a song on John’s album 21 at 33, ‘Two Rooms at the End of the World’, and to the duo’s unusual collaborative style; it is also the title of a 1991 film documenting their collaboration.

Kate Bush contributed her version of Rocket Man to this album.

Track listing

The album consists of the following tracks:-

  1. Border Song (Eric Clapton)
  2. Rocket Man (Kate Bush)
  3. Come Down In Time (Sting)
  4. Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting (The Who)
  5. Crocodile Rock (Beach Boys)
  6. Daniel (Wilson Phillips)
  7. Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word (Joe Cocker)
  8. Levon (Jon Bon Jovi)
  9. The Bitch Is Back (Tina Turner)
  10. Philadelphia Freedom (Hall & Oates)
  11. Your Song (Rod Stewart)
  12. Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me (Oleta Adams)
  13. Madman Across The Water (Bruce Hornsby)
  14. Sacrifice (Sinéad O’Connor)
  15. Burn Down The Mission (Phil Collins)
  16. Tonight (George Michael)

Critical reception

The album gained an uneven reception. Some performances were singled out for praise, including Sinéad O’Connor’s interpretation of ‘Sacrifice’ and Kate Bush’s reggae-inflected version of ‘Rocket Man’.

'Two Rooms' - album cover
‘Two Rooms’ – album cover