Elton John ‎– Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy

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MCA Records ‎– MCA-2142
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Vinyl, LP, Album, 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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Release came with 4 inserts such as 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.

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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Label): MCA734
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Label): MCA735
  • 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 & B stamped, all variants): 回-G-回

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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.