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Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    The Bonus tracks helps this one

    After the 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' album it was all down hill for John/Taupin. Captain Fantastic has some key songs on it (and the bonus tracks on this CD make it better than the original) but there is a real loss of quality here in music and lyrics. Although Elton John concerts remained a hot ticket for some time to come, with John/Taupin releasing to many lesser albums far to fast and far to close together, their work (starting in the last half of the seventies) became best suited for greatest hits albums as fans began to avoid all the fluff that turned a great team into just another radio band. Captain Fantastic is not a bad album, it is still worth owning, but it certainly marked the end of the best years for John & Taupin.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Interesting....

    Isn't it interesting- with a few exceptions, the first songs in Elton John's early albums are always the most artistically successful. Consider "Your Song", "Honky Cat", "Daniel", "Funeral for a Friend", and now, "Captain Fantastic". It is, in my view, the best song on this LP. Were it not for the bonus tracks, however, this album would be dominated by the first several songs- those after "Meal Ticket" leave a lot to be desired.

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    Posted September 20, 2009

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