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Captain Fantastic & The Brown Dirt Cowboy: Deluxe Edition


  • 0. DISC 1: CAPTAIN FANTASTIC & THE BROWN DIRT COWBOY:
    1. Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy
    2. Tower of Babel
    3. Bitter Fingers
    4. Tell Me When the Whistle Blows
    5. Someone Saved My Life Tonight
    6. Meal Ticket, (Gotta Get A)
    7. Better Off Dead
    8. Writing
    9. We All Fall in Love Sometimes
    10. Curtains
    11. Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds
    12. One Day at a Time
    13. Philadelphia Freedom
    14. House of Cards
    0. DISC 2: LIVE FROM "MIDSUMMER MUSIC" AT WEMBLEY STADIUM, LONDON, ENGLAND, JUNE 21, 1975:
    1. Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy
    2. Tower of Babel
    3. Bitter Fingers
    4. Tell Me When the Whistle Blows
    5. Someone Saved My Life Tonight
    6. Meal Ticket, (Gotta Get A)
    7. Better Off Dead
    8. Writing
    9. We All Fall in Love Sometimes
    10. Curtains
    11. Pinball Wizard
    12. Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 0005357

  • Credits
    ProducerGus Dudgeon
    EngineerJeff Guercio

    This Deluxe Edition of CAPTAIN FANTASTIC & THE BROWN DIRT COWBOY includes a bonus disc of a previously unreleased concert from 1975, featuring the only performance of the entire CAPTAIN FANTASTIC album.
    Personnel: Elton John (vocals, electric piano, harpsichord, Clavinet, Mellotron, ARP synthesizer); John Lennon (guitar); Davey Johnstone (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin, piano, background vocals); David Hentschel (ARP synthesizer); Dee Murray (bass guitar, background vocals); Nigel Olsson (drums, background vocals); Ray Cooper (congas, bongos, cymbals, Jew's harp, tambourine, triangle, bells, hand bells, gong).
    Audio Remasterer: Tony Cousins.
    Liner Note Author: John Tobler.
    Sitting atop the charts in 1975, Elton John and Bernie Taupin recalled their rise to power in Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy, their first explicitly conceptual effort since Tumbleweed Connection. It showcases each at the peak of his power, as John crafts supple, elastic, versatile pop and Taupin's inscrutable wordplay is evocative, even moving. Although the musical skill on display here is dazzling, as it bounces between country and hard rock within the same song, this album needs time to reveal its treasures, but once it does, it captures John and Taupin at a career pinnacle. They collapsed in hubris and excess not long afterward, but this remains a testament to the strengths of their creative partnership. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

  • Critic Reviews
    Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.134) - Ranked #158 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time"
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