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The Captain and The Kid [Non EU Version]
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Album: The Captain and The Kid [Non EU Version]
# Song Title   Time
1)    Postcards From Richard Nixon More Info... 5:15
2)    Just Like Noah's Ark More Info... 5:33
3)    Wouldn't Have You Any Other Way (NYC) More Info... 4:39
4)    Tinderbox More Info... 4:26
5)    And The House Fell Down More Info... 4:49
6)    Blues Never Fade Away More Info... 4:45
7)    The Bridge More Info... 3:38
8)    I Must Have Lost It On The Wind More Info... 3:53
9)    Old 67 More Info... 4:01
10)    The Captain and The Kid More Info... 5:02
 

Album: The Captain and The Kid [Non EU Version]
# Song Title   Time
1)    Postcards From Richard Nixon More Info... 5:15
2)    Just Like Noah's Ark More Info... 5:33
3)    Wouldn't Have You Any Other Way (NYC) More Info... 4:39
4)    Tinderbox More Info... 4:26
5)    And The House Fell Down More Info... 4:49
6)    Blues Never Fade Away More Info... 4:45
7)    The Bridge More Info... 3:38
8)    I Must Have Lost It On The Wind More Info... 3:53
9)    Old 67 More Info... 4:01
10)    The Captain and The Kid More Info... 5:02
 
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Performer Notes
  • Personnel: Elton John (vocals, piano); Davey Johnstone (guitar, banjo, mandolin, harmonica, background vocals); Guy Babylon (keyboards); Nigel Olsson (drums, background vocals); John Mahon (percussion, background vocals); Bob Birch , Matt Still (background vocals).
  • Audio Mixer: Matt Still.
  • Recording information: Center Stage, Atlanta, GA.
  • Director: Bob Halley.
  • Photographers: Mark Weiss; Herb Ritts; Peter Lindbergh; David P. Bailey; Patrick Demarchelier; Greg Gorman; Juergen Teller; Terry O'Neill ; Philip Ollerenshaw; Emerson Loew; Bryan Forbes; Barry Morgenstein; Jill Furmanovsky; Michael Ross.
  • Unknown Contributor Roles: Sian Rance; Nadine Levy; Emil Dacanay.
  • Arranger: Guy Babylon .
  • This 2006 sequel to Elton John's revered 1975 outing, CAPTAIN FANTASTIC & THE BROWN DIRT COWBOY, finds the erstwhile Reginald Dwight (the Captain) looking back on the decades between the two albums with his longtime writing partner, Bernie Taupin (the Kid). Continuing the earlier record's autobiographical themes, THE CAPTAIN & THE KID is highly charged with emotion (see "Tinderbox" for a close examination of John and Taupin's up-and-down professional relationship), and the British pop icon unveils some of his most powerfully moving and beautifully spare vocal and piano performances in years, which can be sampled on the poignant, achingly minimal single "The Bridge." This introspective atmosphere stands in sharp contrast to John's giddy turn on the Scissor Sisters' Bee-Gees-like "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'," which topped the U.K. charts shortly before THE CAPTAIN's release, and helped to prove that he remains a vital and dynamic musician more than 30 years into his incredibly accomplished career.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.68) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The songs are precision instruments, from the honky-tonk pop of 'Just Like Noah's Ark' to pristine ballads like the title track."

Entertainment Weekly (p.93) - "EJ's best since the Carter years....This really does pick up where John and lyricist Bernie Taupin left off." -- Grade: A-

Q (p.122) - Ranked #28 in Q Magazine's "100 Greatest Albums of 2006" -- "[T]he songs were at once grand and intimate..."

Mojo (Publisher) (p.98) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "THE CAPTAIN AND THE KID has the sort of narrative weight seldom found elsewhere today....Elton still has the ability to write a brilliant four-minute pop song."
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