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This review is from: Your Song (MP3 Download)I think this is a gorgeous interpretation of a classic song. Ellie's voice is lovely and understated, and gives the song a really relaxing and peaceful tone, leaving listeners with the opportunity to listen to the meanings behind the lyrics rather than having their thoughts drowned out by over-the-top intrumentals. Maybe it's just me, but I would far prefer to listen to this than much of the music in the charts today; songs which often have talented artists singing them but their talent is completely wasted because they have to screech to be heard over the loud beats of the music.
I'm not a big fan of Elton John, but I love his original version of this song. And I love Ellie's version too. To me, this is the best kind of cover - where you're aware you're listening to the same song but it feels like you're listening to something new because the style of the music has been changed. It's not the same, it's not better, it's not worse.
Why do so many people automatically render 'different' as 'worse'?