Miguel covered this as part of the 40th edition expanded reissue of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
in 2014, with Wale contributing vocals. Elton John had Peter Asher produce the nine cover versions, which also included Ed Sheeran's take on "Candle In The Wind
" and Fall Out Boy's "Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)
." Asher, who produced the most successful albums by James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt, put the track together based on the sound of Miguel's album Kaleidoscope Dream
. Getting Miguel in the studio to record it proved challenging though.
In a Songfacts interview with Asher
, he explained: "There was a period when I was hardly in touch with Miguel. I ended up meeting with him backstage at an Alicia Keys concert he was opening, and I said, 'Did you ever get a chance to listen to the demo I sent you?' He said, 'No, I'm sorry, I don't know what happened to it.'
So, we sat backstage and listened to it for the first time. He plugged in his in-ear monitors into my laptop and I played it to him and he said, 'I love it. That's great. Go ahead.' And he just arranged time to come into the studio and sing it.
And then, he made some suggestions and changed some stuff and added some brilliant background parts and so on. So, it ended up being a combination of the ideas I'd started with, with some ideas he had on top."