Offered for sale is a limited edition picture disc of Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy, issued in the UK in 1978.
About this copy: This copy of Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy is a limited edition picture disc pressing, issued in the UK in 1978.
The disc includes the original backing card. The card is VG+, with slight wear at the edges.
The picture disc is VG+, with a few light scratches on one side.
A nice copy of a scarce picture disc that we haven’t had for sale in decades.
Background: In the late 1970s, collectors were paying high prices for picture discs that had been issued only to radio stations, so record companies began issuing both then-new and older titles in that format on a limited edition basis.
One of those titles was Elton John’s Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy, which was then a three year old album that was still selling well. DJM Records in Great Britain issued the album as a limited edition in 1978.
Here’s what Allmusic.com had to say about Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy in their 5 star review:
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’s no coincidence that it’s their best album since then, showcasing each at the peak of his power, as John crafts supple, elastic, versatile pop and Taupin’s inscrutable wordplay is evocative, even moving.
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