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Thursday, September 14, 2006

From The Captain's Table

It's interesting that within the space of a couple of days, both the Scissor Sisters and Elton John latest albums have been occupying my stereo.

Above and over the obvious sonical similarities between SS' present day output and Elton's 70s records, the albums both deal on one level with the result of fame. Whilst the Scissor Sisters have put together an album that attempts to secure themselves against the insecurities of fame; Elton and lyricist Bernie Taupin (this is a partnership after all) have created an album that picks up where the superb Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy left off. The Captain And The Kid features 10 new songs reflecting the intimate lives and public times spanning their long-standing songwriting partnership.In fact, for the first time, both John and Taupin are featured on an Elton John album cover.

Created in the tradition of those fantastic records of the 60's and 70's, The Captain & The Kid is a celebration of when music was the most important voice of our culture and the album was its
prime vehicle. Much like Elton's previous records Tumbleweed Connection, Madman Across The Water, and Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy, The Captain & The Kid is an album meant to transport you back to that place in time when music mattered most.

I know that it’s not terribly hip to be an Elton John fan, but hopefully with the straight up influences upon the works of the Scissor Sisters, and the return to a golden time, more folks will revisit the magic of Elton and Bernie.

MP3: Elton John - And The House Fell Down (Expired)
MP3: Elton John – Blues Never Fade Away (Expired)

buy: Elton John - The Captain And The Kid


Blogger xolondon said...

The title track is excellent. Usually hyperbole is applied to his word-of-mouth, but that song really is one of his best in years.

September 17, 2006 10:47 pm


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