Elton John Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy (2-CD Deluxe Edition)

Rolling Stone: Ranked #158 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time"
Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy (2-CD
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  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Released: September 13, 2005
  • Originally Released: 2005
  • Label: Island

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

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Product Description:

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, piano, electric piano, harpsichord, Clavinet, Mellotron); Elton John (ARP synthesizer); Jeff Baxter (guitar, steel guitar); John Lennon, Caleb Quaye (guitar); Dee Murray (bass guitar, background vocals); Nigel, Nigel Olsson (drums, background vocals); Roger Pope (drums); Ray Cooper (congas, bongos, cymbals, Jew's harp, shaker, tambourine, triangle, percussion, bells, hand bells, gong); Donny Gerrard, Brian Russell, Brenda Russell (background vocals); Davey Johnstone (guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin, piano, background vocals); David Hentschel (ARP synthesizer).
Audio Mixer: Greg Penny.
Audio Remasterer: Tony Cousins.
Audio Remixers: Gus Dudgeon; Phil Dunne.
Liner Note Authors: Elton John; John Tobler; Paul Gambaccini; Bernie Taupin.
Recording information: Midsummer Music At Wembley Stadium, London, England (??/??/1975-06/21/1975).
Illustrators: Harry Willock; Alan Aldridge.
Photographer: William Claxton.
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

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