Elton John: The Captain And The Kid (Mercury)

It’s difficult to understand why Elton John continues to go to the trouble of making records.

30th September, 2006

It’s difficult to understand why Elton John continues to go to the trouble of making records. He’s pushing 60, he has more money than God, his place in pop history has long been secured, he’s got the knighthood, and - most importantly - his well of ideas ran dry long ago.

It’s 23 years since Elton’s last great single (I’m Still Standing) and a lot longer since he made an...

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