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is Taupin lyricist Bernie Taupin's first solo album. It is a spoken word album of his poetry. Taupin was well known for writing the words to many Elton John songs, and he collaborated with the same musicians John used on his albums in order to create his own. Gus Dudgeon produced the album and Steve Brown coordinated it.
All the poems were written by Bernie Taupin.
Track listing [ edit ]
All songs written by Bernie Taupin,
Caleb Quaye, and Davey Johnstone, except where noted.
Side one [ edit ]
Side two [ edit ]
"When the Heron Wakes"
"Like Summer Tempests"
"Today's Hero" (Taupin, Quaye, Johnson, Phillips)
"Sisters of the Cross" (Taupin, Richard Coff, Diana Lewis)
"Brothers Together Again"
"Verses After Dark"
"La Petite Marionette" (Taupin, Coff)
"Ratcatcher" (Taupin, Phillips)
"The Visitor" (Taupin, Phillips)
Personnel [ edit ]
Bernie Taupin -
Ron Chesterman - double bass Richard Coff -
Davey Johnstone - sitar, acoustic guitar, banjo, mandolin, lute
Chris Karan - tabla, finger cymbals Diana Lewis -
Shawn Phillips - sitar, electric guitar, 6 and 12 string acoustic guitars, koto, spoken word
Caleb Quaye - piano, acoustic guitar, organ