Rebecca Taylor/MSGIt sounds like the oddest mashup in the world: Elton John singing an old Fleetwood Mac song while being backed up by two cello players from Croatia. But that's exactly what you'll find on In2ition [Intuition], the new album by the duo known as 2Cellos.
As you may know, Elton is a big fan of the duo, whose specialty is putting a classical spin on pop and rock songs. In fact, he took them on tour with him last summer throughout Europe. It was the Rocket Man who suggested that they record a version of the Peter Green-era Fleetwood Mac song "Oh Well." 2Cellos said they'd do it if John sang on it and he agreed. "Elton's voice sounds amazing," raves Hauser. The duo also cover John's own hit "Candle in the Wind," but he doesn't sing on that recording.
In addition to those songs, the album includes versions of The Police's "Every Breath You Take" and AC/DC's "Highway to ****" -- the latter track featuring guitar work by virtuoso rocker Steve Vai. In2ition was produced by Bob Ezrin, whose resume includes classic records by Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel, Alice Cooper and KISS. The album hits stores on January 15.
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