Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy

Elton John - Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy
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Based on 2 reviews
1975 Ratings: #84 / 117
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1975 Ratings: #73
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The album needs time to reveal its treasures, but once it does, it rivals Tumbleweed in terms of sheer consistency and eclipses it in scope, capturing John and Taupin at a pinnacle ... this remains a testament to the strengths of their creative partnership.


Ok, never mind 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road', this is my favorite Elton. 'Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy' is just as grandiose but way more focused. The quality is more consistent throughout and you still get your classic standout cuts (title track, "Tower of Babel", "Someone Saved My Life Tonight", "We All Fall In Love Sometimes"). Not to mention the reissue bonus tracks "Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds" and "Philadelphia Freedom" that ... read more


Why does Elton look like the Hamburglar on the cover?


"Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy" is Elton John's other magnum opus, but in some ways, I actually enjoyed it even more than "Goodbye Brick Road", the track consistency and quality is a lot more better this time around, almost every single track is at least a 90/100 or higher. "Someone Saved My Life Tonight" and "We All Fall in Love Sometimes" are both unironic masterpieces, hauntingly beautiful love ballads with emotion and soul put into Elton ... read more


A jam-packed, diverse album form Elton John. This album spans the wide range of his musicianship by giving ballads, covers, and rockers all in one album. Only a few points that I find myself losing interest, but then it is quickly brought back by another contrasting track. A great listen through. Side note, why do the drums sound like cannons or fireworks? They are so cutthroat and harsh.


It was mostly a whelming album.
I liked:
One Day at a time

(Since it's during the weekdays I got my full time job so reviews are going to be a lot less detailed unless it's a really impactful album.)


It's good but doesn't really have any really great tracks like Goodbye Yellow Brick Road does.

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Added on: August 23, 2015