"Sitting atop the charts in 1975, Elton John and Bernie Taupin recalled their rise to power in Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy, their first explicitly conceptual effort since Tumbleweed Connection. It showcases each at the peak of his power, as John crafts supple, elastic, versatile pop and Taupin's inscrutable wordplay is evocative, even moving. Although the musical skill on display here is dazzling, as it bounces between country and hard rock within the same song, this album needs time to reveal its treasures, but once it does, it captures John and Taupin at a career pinnacle. They collapsed in hubris and excess not long afterward, but this remains a testament to the strengths of their creative partnership." - AMG.
The record is Exc.
The jacket is VG+.
The LP plays/sounds Mint+.
Fantastic sound. This LP is incredibly detailed - more detail than I've heard on many other copies of this title. The sound is Big, full, warm and detailed - on some tracks the voices and instruments sound like they are in your room. A great pressing.
Some low-level surface noise on Side 1 - mostly between tracks and a few, random 'ticks' (2 or 3).
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