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The Captain & The Kid


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The Captain and the Kid __________________________________________________

Elton John
The Captain and The Kid

Interscope Records


1. Postcards from Richard Nixon

2. Just Like Noah’s Ark 05:33

3. Wouldn’t Have You Any Other Way (NYC)

4. Tinderbox 04:26

5. And The House Fell Down 04:49

6. Blues Never Fade Away 04:45

7. The Bridge

8. I Must Have Lost It On The Wind 03:53

9. Old 67 05:01

10. The Captain and The Kid 05:01

Music by The Captain – Lyrics by The Kid

All songs by Elton John and Bernie Taupin
Produced by Elton John and Matt Still

Elton John: Piano and Vocals
Davey Johnstone: Musical Director. Guitars, Banjos, Mandolins, Harmonica and background vocals
Nigel Olsson: Drums and background vocals
Guy Babylon: Arrangements and Keyboards
Bob Birch: Bass and background vocals
John Mahon: Percussion and background vocals
Matt Still: Background vocals
Arthur: Woof-bells

Recorded at Center Stage Atlanta.
Mixed at Townhouse Studios London.
Mastered at Gateway Mastering Studios Portland, Maine
Recorded and mixed by: Matt Still
Assistant Engineer: Tom Rickert (Atlanta)
Assistant Mix engineer: Dan Porter (London)
Mastered by: Bob Ludwig
Management: Merck Mercuriadis, Frank Presland and Keith Bradley

Director of ops: Bob Halley
Studio Co-ordination: Adrian Collee
Guitar Tech: Rick Salazar
Drum Tech: Chris Sobchack
Yamaha DC7 Disclavier: Courtesy of Yamaha International

Thanks to: Chris Gerro and Doug Crider
Piano logistics: England Pianos, Atlanta
Piano Tuner: Andy Williams

At Center Stage: Josh Antenucci, Manager
Lucy Lawler: Admin
Kent Smith: Production Manager
Eric Lichtfuss: Security
Johanne Green: Catering

Kim Williams, Ilya Tarasuk: Runners
Keith Johnson: Atlanta Police liaison
Shipping: Rock-It Cargo Todd Haney (Atlanta) and Alan Durrant (UK)
Travel: Scott Ames

For Elton: Yamaha Pianos and Electronics
For Bob and Davey: Kaman/Ovation/ Takamine Guitars. Gibson Guitars, Fender Guitars. Hughes & Kettner Amps, Dean Markley Strings, Ernie Ball/Music Man Co., Dunlop Mfg.Co, Groove Tubes, and Guitar Center (Hollywood & Atlanta)

For Nigel and John: DW Drums, Paiste Cymbals, Vic Firth Sticks. Latin Percussion. Drums and Percussion, Zildjian Cymbals

Art Direction and Design: David Costa for Wherefore Art? London with thanks to Sian
Rance and Nadine Levy, and acknowledging the special talents of Emil Dacanay.

Main cover photography: Elton and Bernie at Woodside and the Santa Ynez Valley: Ryan McGinley

All other photography courtesy the Elton John Archive including work by David Bailey, Bryan Forbes,  Mark Caulfield. Patrick Demarchelier, Emerson Loew, Jill Furmanovsky. Greg Gorman, Peter Lindbergh, Barry Morgenstein, Philip Ollerenshaw, Terry O'Neill, Herb Ritts, Michael Ross, Juergen Teller, Mark Weiss ... with apologies to those whom we may have missed in error.

Archive photos and materials with the assistance of and with thanks to Laura Croker.

‘Across the River Thames’ and ‘12’ are not included on the album.

All songs written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin. Published by HST Management Ltd/Rouge Booze, Inc. Administered by Universal Music Publishing Ltd.

Elton –

Thanks to David Furnish, Merck Mercuriadis, Frank Presland, Keith Bradley, Bob Halley, Bob Halley, Todd Interland, Adrian Collee. Laura Croker, Maureen Hillier, Scarlett Lakin, Sam Scott, Tina Chang. Vanessa Vellucci, Marty Maidenberg, Jon Howard, Gary Farrow, Fran Curtis, Howard Rose, Allen Grubman, Doug Morris, Jimmy Iovine, Steve Berman, Lucian Grainge, Jason Hey, James Blunt, Just Jack, Chris Page, Jane Jackson, Sandra Brant, Ingrid Sischy, David Costa, Ryan McGinley, John Fallows, Mike Hewitson, Lucy Hernandez, Erica Farfan, all at 21st Artists. Elton John AIDS Foundation UK & US, Rocket Pictures and Woodside, Nice, Queensdale, Venice & Atlanta, Arthur, Marilyn, Dennis, Joseph, Bruce, Sandra, Graham, Tim, Jack, Colin, Daphne, Duncan, Stephen, Brian, Daniel, Margaret, Gianni, Lulu, Bobby, Janet, Tracey, Sam, Jake. Dinos & Sylvia

To the Scissor Sisters, The Killers. Rufus 'Wainwright and Ray Lamontagne for inspiration.

To Davey Johnstone, Nigel Olsson, Bob Birch, Guy Babylon and John Mahon for being so special and Matt Still who is a genius.

And to Bernie Taupin and especially Merck Mercuriadis for the idea of completing the cycle.

Bernie –
Over the, years so many have come and gone, each in their own way playing a part. I wish to acknowledge them all for their contribution and thank them for whatever it was they provided, be it pleasure, pain, retribution or inspiration. Even the darkest hearts have made me a better man. To those who never made it through and whose souls ascended too soon know I still carry you in my heart. Michelle, Cynthia, John & RT you will always sleep with angels

This album is dedicated to my family and friends.

Some of you are JB, Weenie, Play D, Fleece, Milster & the Ghetto Pup. Randall, Cam, G Man, Doc Gaffney & the PBR. Zoe O, Hayley Mam, Nonna Sparks, the Pit Master & Man O' Man. Big Mikey Nance, Senor Sanchez, Juanito, AI, Sandi & Samson.

And finally the fabulous Trout, the ever-present Gunner, Nub, Bunk and the Banana and Suge's very own H-Bomb and the Critter.

The Captain & The Kid

Interscope Records 2220 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90404. Manufactured and distributed in the United States by Universal Music Distribution. (P) © 2006 Mercury Records Limited, under exclusive license to Interscope Records in the United States. All rights reserved. Printed in the USA. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws. Exclusive license to Interscope Records in the United States. All rights reserved Printed in the USA. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.


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