Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy

Performers Elton John

Rocket Group Pty LTD | May 8, 1996 | Compact Disc

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"Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds," "One Day At A Time" and "Philadelphia Freedom" did not appear on the original version of CAPTAIN FANTASTIC AND THE BROWN DIRT COWBOY. Personnel: Elton John (vocals, harpsichord, piano, electric piano, Clavinet, Mellotron, Arp String Ensemble Synthesizer); Davey Johnstone (acoustic & electric guitars, mandolin, piano, background vocals); Dave Hentschel (Arp synthesizer); Dee Murray (bass, background vocals); Nigel Olsson (drums, background vocals); Ray Cooper (congas, bongos, tambourine, gong, shaker, jawbone, cymbal, bells, belltree, triangle); John Lennon. Recorded at Caribou Ranch, Colorado from June to July, 1974. Includes liner notes by John Tobler. Digitally remastered by Tony Cousins (Metropolis Mastering, London, England). In the pre-punk era, where severely inflated egos and ludricous concept albums were de rigeur, Elton John and Bernie Taupin's account of their rise from struggling penury to the peak of superstardom is one of rock's better attempts at self-mythology. The original vinyl record was an elaborate package in itself, and the music within is on a suitably grandiose and self-indulgent scale. At times, John's music and Taupin's lyrics struggle to gel, but when they come together on tracks such as `Someone Saved My Life Tonight' and `Gotta Get A Meal Ticket', John carries the concept with suitable aplomb.

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: May 8, 1996

Genre: Rock 'N' Roll

Style: Pop/Rock

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1975

Label Name: Rocket Group Pty LTD

UPC: 731452816023

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Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy

Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy

Performers Elton John
Guest Artist(s) John Lennon
Producer Gus Dudgeon
Engineer Jeff Guercio

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: May 8, 1996

Genre: Rock 'N' Roll

Style: Pop/Rock

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1975

Label Name: Rocket Group Pty LTD

UPC: 731452816023


Title Track Time
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 --

Editorial Notes

"Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds," "One Day At A Time" and "Philadelphia Freedom" did not appear on the original version of CAPTAIN FANTASTIC AND THE BROWN DIRT COWBOY. Personnel: Elton John (vocals, harpsichord, piano, electric piano, Clavinet, Mellotron, Arp String Ensemble Synthesizer); Davey Johnstone (acoustic & electric guitars, mandolin, piano, background vocals); Dave Hentschel (Arp synthesizer); Dee Murray (bass, background vocals); Nigel Olsson (drums, background vocals); Ray Cooper (congas, bongos, tambourine, gong, shaker, jawbone, cymbal, bells, belltree, triangle); John Lennon. Recorded at Caribou Ranch, Colorado from June to July, 1974. Includes liner notes by John Tobler. Digitally remastered by Tony Cousins (Metropolis Mastering, London, England). In the pre-punk era, where severely inflated egos and ludricous concept albums were de rigeur, Elton John and Bernie Taupin's account of their rise from struggling penury to the peak of superstardom is one of rock's better attempts at self-mythology. The original vinyl record was an elaborate package in itself, and the music within is on a suitably grandiose and self-indulgent scale. At times, John's music and Taupin's lyrics struggle to gel, but when they come together on tracks such as `Someone Saved My Life Tonight' and `Gotta Get A Meal Ticket', John carries the concept with suitable aplomb.
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