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More then 30 years after it's release, Elton John really has become Captain Fantastic and Bernie Taupin is most definitly "The Brown Dirt Cowboy"- and they have now made a sequal to that landmark #1 album. THE CAPTAIN & THE KID tells the tale of not only their lives, but also of the fantastic records of the 60's and 70's when music was the most important voice of our culture.


''The Captain & the Kid'' is the twenty-ninth and the most recent studio album by British singer/songwriter Elton John, released in 2006. It is his second autobiographical album with lyricist Bernie Taupin, picking up where 1975's ''Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy'' left off. ''The Captain & the Kid'' chronicles the events in their lives since they started working together 30 years ago.

Interscope Records announced that there would be no physical single released from this album as the emphasis is on presenting the album as a body of work. However, a radio single would be found in "The Bridge". The album's booklet has photos of Elton John and Bernie Taupin all throughout their career, and on the lyrics section, two songs are included, "Across the River Thames" and "12," which do not appear on the music album. "Across the River Thames" was available as a free download to anyone inserting the CD into their computer. This is the first album created by Elton John and Bernie Taupin to have Taupin on the cover with John. This is the last studio album to feature Guy Babylon on keyboards. He died a few years later. Kim Bullard is his replacement.

''The Captain & the Kid'' reached UK #6, a considerable improvement over the performance of John's preceding ''Peachtree Road'' in 2004, which peaked at #21. It reached #18 in the US, before quickly falling off the charts. At concerts in early 2007, John made clear his dissatisfaction with Interscope's promotion for the album, having threatened to nix his contract with the label. - Wikipedia