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"Best Album in 30 Years",
This review is from: The Captain and The Kid (Audio CD)
This new album from Elton John is receiving excellent reviews. Billboard, Q and Mojo have all rated it highly, and Q have rightly stated that the album is Elton's best in 30 years.
'The Captain and The Kid' is the sequel to 1975's 'Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy', which has long been recognised as one of Elton's finest moments. That album told the story of Elton and his songwriting partner, Bernie Taupin, from their first meeting in 1967 until their arrival in the US in 1970. It was the first album ever to enter the Billboard Chart at Number One, and saw Elton reaching the absolute peak of his popularity, especially in the US.
This album picks up where the first left off, from their arrival in the US, and in only ten tracks brings us up to date with the amazing careers that they both have enjoyed. The lyrics on this album are among the most captivating and inspiring of Taupin's career, and they have certainly inspired Elton to compose some beautiful melodies. Elton's fans are raving about the album, and among the favourite tracks are "Tinderbox", "Blues Never Fade Away", "The Captain and the Kid" and "I Must Have Lost It On The Wind".
Witness and participate in the continuing resurgence in artistic excellence which Elton is enjoying. This album is a treat, and a must have.