Elton John ‎– Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy

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MCA Records ‎– MCA-2142
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Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Gloversville Pressing
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A1 Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy
Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Mandolin – Davey*Bass – Dee*Drums – Nigel*Percussion [Shaker], Congas, Gong, Percussion [Jawbone], Tambourine – Ray*Vocals, Electric Piano, Piano – Elton*
5:45
A2 Tower Of Babel
Bass – Dee*Drums – Nigel*Electric Guitar – Davey*Tambourine – Ray*Vocals, Piano – Elton*
4:28
A3 Bitter Fingers
Bass, Backing Vocals – Dee*Bells, Percussion [Belltree], Tambourine, Congas – Ray*Drums, Backing Vocals – Nigel*Electric Guitar, Backing Vocals – Davey*Vocals, Piano – Elton*
4:32
A4 Tell Me When The Whistle Blows
Arranged By [Orchestral] – Gene PageBass – Dee*Drums – Nigel*Electric Guitar – Davey*Tambourine, Congas – Ray*Vocals, Electric Piano, Clavinet – Elton*
4:20
A5 Someone Saved My Life Tonight
Bass, Backing Vocals – Dee*Drums, Backing Vocals – Nigel*Guitar [Leslie], Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals – Davey*Tambourine, Percussion [Shaker], Cymbal – Ray*Vocals, Piano, Electric Piano, Synthesizer [Arp String Ensemble] – Elton*
6:45
B1 (Gotta Get A) Meal Ticket
Bass, Backing Vocals – Dee*Drums, Backing Vocals – Nigel*Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals – Davey*Piano, Clavinet, Vocals – Elton*Tambourine – Ray*
4:00
B2 Better Off Dead
Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals – Davey*Bass, Backing Vocals – Dee*Drums, Backing Vocals – Nigel*Harmony Vocals, Vocals, Piano – Elton*Triangle – Ray*
2:35
B3 Writing
Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Backing Vocals – Davey*Bass, Backing Vocals – Dee*Drums, Backing Vocals – Nigel*Triangle, Percussion [Shaker], Bongos – Ray*Vocals, Harmony Vocals, Electric Piano – Elton*
3:38
B4 We All Fall In Love Sometimes
Backing Vocals, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar – Davey*Bass, Backing Vocals – Dee*Drums, Backing Vocals – Nigel*Synthesizer [Arp] – Dave Hentschel*Tambourine, Bells, Congas – Ray*Vocals, Piano, Harpsichord, Mellotron – Elton*
4:15
B5 Curtains
Backing Vocals, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar – Davey*Bass, Backing Vocals – Dee*Drums, Backing Vocals – Nigel*Synthesizer [Arp] – Dave Hentschel*Tambourine, Bells, Congas – Ray*Vocals, Piano, Harpsichord, Mellotron – Elton*
6:12

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MCA Pressing Plant, Gloversville pressing denoted by 回-G-回 stamp in runouts. Gatefold sleeve.

Release issued with 4 inserts: the "Scraps" Book and the "Lyrics" Book, a foldout color poster and a fan club insert.

Produced at Caribou Ranch, Colorado
Remixed at The Marquee Studios, London, UK

Davey Johnstone and Nigel Olsson appear by courtesy of The Rocket Record Company, Nigel Olsson also by courtesy of Drumork Productions.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Label): MCA734
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Label): MCA735
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A & B stamped, all variants): 回-G-回
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched, var. 1): MCA734 W17 B.D.I.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etched, var. 1): MCA735 W19 B.D.I.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched, var. 2): MCA734 W13 B.D.I.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etched, var. 2): MCA735 W16 B.D.I.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched, var. 3): MCA734 W17 B.D.I. 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etched, var. 3 (B.D.I. in script)): MCA735 W19 B.D.I. 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched, var. 4): MCA734 W17 B.D.I. 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etched, var. 4): MCA735 W16 B.D.I. 4
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched, var. 5): MCA734 W18 B.D.I. 6
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etched, var. 5): MCA735 W19 B.D.I. 8
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched, var. 6): MCA734 W14 B.D.I. 6
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etched, var. 6): MCA735 W16 B.D.I. 9
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched, var. 7): MCA734 W18 B.D.I. 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etched, var. 7 (B.D.I. in script)): MCA735 W18 B.D.I.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched, var. 8): MCA734 W17 B.D.I.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etched, var. 8): MCA735 W19 B.D.I. 8
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched, var. 9 (B.D.I. in script)): MCA734 W14 B.D.I 8
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etched, var.9): MCA735 W16 B.D.I. 10
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched, var. 10): MCA734 W13 B.D.I. 6
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etched, var. 10): MCA735 W16 B.D.I. 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched, var. 11): MCA734 W14 B.D.I.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etched, var. 11): MCA735 W19 B.D.I.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched, var. 12 ): MCA734 W17 B.D.I.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etched, var. 12 ): MCA735 W16 B.D.I
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched, var. 13): MCA-735 W18 B.D.I. 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etched, var. 13): MCA-735 W16 B.D.I. 4
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched, var. 14): MCA-735 W15 B.D.I.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etched, var. 14): MCA-735 W20 B.D.I.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched, var. 15 (B.D.I. in script)): MCA734 W13 B.D.I. 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etched, var. 15 (B.D.I. in script)): MCA735 W18 B.D.I. 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched, var. 16): MCA734 W14 B.D.I. 9
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etched, var. 16): MCA735 W24 I

Other Versions (5 of 174) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DJLPX 1 Elton John Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy(LP, Album, Gat) DJM Records (2) DJLPX 1 UK 1975 Sell This Version
B0005357-02 Elton John Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy(2xCD, Album, Dlx, RE, RM, O-C) Island Records B0005357-02 US 2005 Sell This Version
Life 333 Elton John We All Fall In Love Sometimes(LP, Album) Life Studio 54 Life 333 South Korea Unknown Sell This Version
B0028618-01 Elton John Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Mercury B0028618-01 US 2018 Sell This Version
MCA-37066 Elton John Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records MCA-37066 US 1980 Sell This Version

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tbuick6

tbuick6

June 30, 2020
edited 3 months ago
My most played record in my almost 2000 title collection. Bought this as a 15 year old pimple faced odd ball and have loved it ever since. Still have poster and all booklets. For an MCA, still sounds great.
glenn.cunningham.142

glenn.cunningham.142

January 3, 2018

One of the greatest albums ever made.And Elton's finest alongside Goodbye Yellowbrick Road.Though I prefer his debut the best.