Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy

Album: Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975)
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  • Elton is "Captain Fantastic," his writing partner Bernie Taupin is "The Brown Dirt Cowboy." The song is a look back on the early days of their songwriting partnership.
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  • Mika from FinlandThis album is second after Goodbye yellow brick road. Caribou was first.
  • from Bigpine Key Fl 33043This album was the first after Goodbye Yellow brick road and it debut at number 1.
  • Kevin from Reading , PaThis song is one of Elton's great album cuts -- songs that could have or should have been hit singles but were never put on a '45' and subsequently got a lot of FM radio play. In my home near Philadelphia, WYSP and WMMR were the cool rock stations that would play cuts like this. The song is a little unusual for Elton in that is driven primarily by an acoustic guitar, not a piano. The chorus kicks in nicely, with the usual stellar electric guitar work from his longtime sideman Davy Johnston.
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