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Format: CD
Sku: 60405519
UPC: 731452816023
UPC 14: 00731452816023
Release Date: 5/14/1996
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy ~ Elton John
2. Tower Of Babel ~ Elton John
3. Bitter Fingers ~ Elton John
4. Tell Me When The Whistle Blows ~ Elton John
5. Someone Saved My Life Tonight ~ Elton John
6. Meal Ticket, (Gotta Get A) ~ Elton John
7. Better Off Dead ~ Elton John
8. Writing ~ Elton John
9. We All Fall In Love Sometimes ~ Elton John
10. Curtains ~ Elton John
11. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds - (featuring John Lennon) ~ Elton John
12. One Day At A Time ~ Elton John
13. Philadelphia Freedom ~ Elton John
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Elton John (vocals, strings, piano, electric piano, harpsichord, Clavinet, Mellotron, keyboards, synthesizer, ARP synthesizer); Elton John; John Lennon (guitar); Dee Murray (bass guitar, background vocals); Ray Cooper (congas, bongos, cymbals, Jew's harp, shaker, tambourine, triangle, percussion, bells, hand bells, gong); Davey Johnstone (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin, piano, synthesizer, background vocals); David Hentschel (keyboards, synthesizer, ARP synthesizer); Nigel Olsson (drums, background vocals).
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Greg Penny.
Muze PNote Audio Remasterer: Tony Cousins.
Muze PNote Audio Remixers: Gus Dudgeon; Phil Dunne.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: John Tobler.
Muze PNote Recording information: Caribou Ranch, CO (06/1974-07/1974).
Muze PNote Ensemble: Elton John.
Muze PNote Illustrators: Harry Willock; Alan Aldridge.
Muze PNote Arranger: Gene Page.
Muze PNote 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

Producer: Gus Dudgeon; Greg Penny; Gus Dudgeon

Engineer: Jeff Guercio; Jeff Guercio

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist John Lennon

Artist Overview

With his outrageous costumes and campy theatricality, the man formerly known as Reginald Dwight typified 1970s rock in all its excess, yet evaded fad-dom with an indomitable spirit, genial persona, and simple genius. From his beginnings as a sensitive singer and pianist through his ascent to superstardom, Elton John has enjoyed one of the longest and most successful careers in rock & roll. While a brief breakup with songwriting partner Bernie Taupin left some scars, John would rebound by the end of the '80s, remaining a constant on the pop charts, the definitive voice of musical eulogy with ever-evolving hit "Candle in the Wind," and a Broadway mover-and-shaker with long-running hits like LION KING, AIDA, and BILLY ELLIOT.

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations The Lion King (Special Edition)
Muze Music Compilations Love Album
Muze Music Compilations Hungry Years
Muze Music Compilations Ladies & Gentlemen-Best Of George Michael
Muze Music Compilations Mary
Muze Music Compilations Aida
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 3-Greatest Hits
Muze Music Compilations Best Of The '70s-Millennium Collection
Muze Music Compilations Almost Famous
Muze Music Compilations Best Of-Laughter In The Rain
Muze Music Compilations Bob The Builder
Muze Music Compilations Casey Kasem Presents: America's Top 10 Through The Years: 70s
Muze Music Compilations Platinum Collection (Greatest Hits I, II & III)
Muze Music Compilations Greatest Hits
Muze Music Compilations Casey Kasem Presents: americas Top Ten
Muze Music Compilations Genius Loves Company
Muze Music Compilations Gold:Classic Rock
Muze Music Compilations I Need You (Bonus Tracks)
Muze Music Compilations Elizabethtown, Vol. 1
Muze Music Compilations 80
Muze Music Compilations Very Best Of Burt Bacharach
Muze Music Compilations Gold(2cd)
Muze Music Compilations Monster Music 123755-00 Monster Music® Ray Charles "Genius Loves Company" Music SuperDisc
Muze Music Compilations 70's Pop Number 1's
Muze Music Compilations Disney's Superstar Hits: Ultimate Collection Of Movie Hits
Muze Music Compilations Billboard Top 10 Karaoke:70's Vol 4
Muze Music Compilations Goin Home:tribute To Fats Domingo
Muze Music Compilations Classic Rock Number 1's
Muze Music Compilations Billboard Top 10 Karaoke Box Set Vol
Muze Music Compilations Hope & Glory
Muze Music Compilations Twenty Five
Muze Music Compilations Billboard 1970'S Top 40 Karaoke Box S
Muze Music Compilations The Essential Now That's What I Call Christmas
Muze Music Compilations My Lives
Muze Music Compilations Gnomeo And Juliet (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations Easy 80S
Muze Music Compilations Singers Songwriters
Muze Music Compilations Bridge School Concerts 25Th Ann Ed
Muze Music Compilations Party Rock(w/ Book)
Muze Music Compilations Singers Songwriters:1974-1975
Muze Music Compilations In2ition
Muze Music Compilations Romantically Yours
Muze Music Compilations Save Rock And Roll
Muze Music Compilations SAVE ROCK AND ROLL(Limited Edition)
Muze Music Compilations Life Is Easy
Muze Music Compilations Live At Knebworth 1990
Muze Music Compilations 50 Words For Snow
Muze Music Compilations Ta-dah
Muze Music Compilations Curtain Call
Muze Music Compilations Timbaland Presents Shock Value(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Rocket Man: Number Ones (Rmst) (Spkg)
Muze Music Compilations Under The Influence
Muze Music Compilations Temptation:music From The Showtim(ost
Muze Music Compilations T Bone Burnett Presents:speaking Cloc

Associated Artists and Works

Two Rooms: Songs Of Elton John & Bernie Taupin ~ Artists, Various
Boko Suzuki
Cast, Original
Classic Dream Orchestra
Dido
Fedd, Jimmy
Gaga, Lady
Jimmy Fedd
On, Pickin'
The Lion King ~ Original Soundtrack
All the King's Men [Original Motion Picture Soundt ~ Original Soundtrack
Pickin' On
Two Rooms: Celebrating the Songs of Elton John & B ~ Various Artists

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 07/01/1995
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1975
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 5281602
Music Label Name Label : Rocket Group Pty LTD
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00731452816023

Professional Reviews

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

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