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Studio album by Bernie Taupin
Released 1971
Genre Spoken Word
Label DJM
Producer Gus Dudgeon
Bernie Taupin chronology
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He Who Rides The Tiger
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Taupin is lyricist Bernie Taupin's first solo album. It is a spoken word album of some of his poetry. Taupin was well known for writing the words to many Elton John songs, and he used many of the same people John used on his albums in order to create his own. For example, Gus Dudgeon and Steve Brown collaborated on the album.

All the poems were written by Bernie Taupin.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Child"
    • "Birth"
    • "The Greatest Discovery"
    • "Flatters (a beginning)"
    • "Brothers Together"
    • "Rowston Manor"
    • "End of a Day"
    • "To a Grandfather"
    • "Solitude"
    • "Conclusion"

Side two[edit]

  1. "When the Heron Wakes"
  2. "Like Summer Tempests"
  3. "Today's Hero"
  4. "Sisters of the Cross"
  5. "Brothers Together Again"
  6. "Verses After Dark"
    • "La Petite Marionette"
    • "Ratcatcher"
    • "The Visitor"