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Elton John - The Captain & The Kid - 2006 European Mercury label 10-track LP - Incl. Booklet

€ 75
ArtistElton John
TitleThe Captain & The Kid - 2006 European Mercury label 10-track LP - Incl. Booklet
Price € 75
GenreRock & Pop & Country & Folk
Format2LP
Record labelMercury Records
Catalogue no1705730
CountryEurope
Year of release2006
GradingM- (Vinyl and Labels)/VG+ (Inner Sleeve)/2xM- (Booklets)/VG++ (Cover)
Stock listElton John
Additional infoScarce original 2006 European Mercury label 10-track LP - Johns 2nd 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 over those subsequent 30 years.

Vinyl has custom graphics/picture labels - housed in accustom printed inner sleeve - accompanied by a ca 11,5" x 8" 12-page illustrated lyric booklet as well as same size 16-page booklet displaying photos of John and Taupin all throughout their career - everything housed in a matt finish gatefold picture cover.

Condition: M- (Vinyl and Labels)/VG+ (Inner Sleeve)/2xM- (Booklets)/VG++ (Cover):
This is a copy bought directly from a distribution - misfiled and forgotten about. Vinyl is mint - as are labels.
Inner sleeve has a minor corner dent and a ca 2/3" top and side split - looks greatvthough - graded VG.
Booklets are mint - cover has obtained a little lower seam wear against spine during storage - graded near mint.

Tracklisting:

Side 1:
1. Postcards from Richard Nixon 5:15
2. Just Like Noah's Ark 5:33
3. Wouldn't Have You Any Other Way (NYC) 4:38
4. Tinderbox 4:25
5. And the House Fell Down 4:48

Side 2:
1. Blues Never Fade Away 4:45
2. The Bridge 3:38
3. I Must Have Lost It on the Wind 3:53
4. Old '67 4:01
5. The Captain and the Kid 5:03

All songs written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin

Recorded at Center Stage, Atlanta, GA, USA
Mixed at Townhouse Studios, London, England
Mastered at Gateway Mastering, Portland, ME, USA

Credits:
Elton John - vocals, piano
Davey Johnstone - guitars, banjo, mandolin, harmonica, backing vocals, music director
Nigel Olsson - drums, backing vocals
Guy Babylon - keyboards, arrangements
Bob Birch - bass guitar, backing vocals
John Mahon - percussion, backing vocals
Matt Still - backing vocals
Arthur (John's Dog) - "woof-bells"

Technical Credits:
Elton John - Production
Matt Still - Production, Recording Engineer, Mix
Tom Rickert - Assistant Engineer
Dan Porter - Assistant Mix.
Bob Ludwig - Mastering
Drum Technician - Chris Sobchack
Guitar Technician - Rick Salazar

Artwork:
Ryan McGinley - Cover Photography
David Costa - Art Direction and Design

Various Credits:
Studio Coordinator - Adrian Collee
Bob Halley - Director of Ops
Keith Bradley, Mark Mercuriadis and Frank Presland.- Management
Andy Williams - Piano Tuner