Exclusive: Gary Barlow says recording a duet with Elton John is as quick as making a microwave meal.
The X Factor judge was left gobsmacked when the Rocket Man agreed to team up with him to record Face To Face on his new solo album, Since I Saw You Last.
‘I called him and said I am going to email you this song. Literally, within an hour he was back saying let’s book a studio, let’s get in there and do it,’ Barlow told Guilty Pleasures.
And he says the multi-tasking 66-year-old knows how to kill two birds with one stone after they recorded the video at the same time.
‘Some people do those fake recording studio videos but this really was the real thing,’ said Barlow.
The 42-year-old Take That front man says the powerhouse track will give him the perfect ammunition to take down his old bandmate Robbie Williams when his album is released on Monday.
‘Well we have got a funny situation this year because my album is released a week after his,’ said Barlow.
The Queen’s diamond jubilee concert organiser has rustled up another national celebration for everyone when he plays a gig at Westminster’s Central Hall on New Years’ Eve that will be televised live on BBC1.