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Jan072013

Elton John Sings Fleetwood Mac...on New Album by Croatian Cello Players?

Rebecca Taylor/MSGIt sounds like the worst 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, the new album by the duo known as 2Cellos.

You may remember the cello-playing duo, whose names are Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, from their appearance on Glee's Michael Jackson tribute episode last year -- they backed up star Naya Rivera, who plays Santana, when she performed "Smooth Criminal."  Naya is a guest star on the new album, singing a version of a song by alt-rockers Muse called "Supermassive Black Hole."

As for Elton, he's a 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 Elton who suggested that they record a version of the Fleetwood Mac song "Oh Well," which is one of the Mac's better-known tracks from their pre-Stevie Nicks days.  2Cellos said they'd do it if he sang on it and he agreed.  "Elton's voice sounds amazing," raves Hauser.  The duo also cover Elton's own hit, "Candle in the Wind," but he doesn't sing on it.

In addition to those songs, the album includes versions of Rihanna's "We Found Love," "Every Breath You Take" by The Police and Coldplay's "Clocks," among other tracks.

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