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Electronic Elton: Hits Given Dance Makeover

Sir Elton John has given his permission for his old songs to be reworked and given a dance overhaul.

The superstar's back catalogue is to be revamped by acclaimed Australian electronic duo, Pnau.

The act has used up to nine of his songs - all dating from 1970 to 1976 - for their album Good Morning To The Night, to be released in June.

Sir Elton is also to play with the group, featuring Nick Littlemore, best known for his work under the name of The Sleepy Jackson and Empire Of The Sun, at a festival in Ibiza in July.

The 65-year-old singer of iconic songs such as Your Song, Sacrifice and Candle In The Wind, said of the project: "I am in awe of what they have done."

Elton John has more than 50 Top 40 hits and nine Number Ones.

He has won six Grammy Awards, four Brits an Academy Award and a golden Globe.