The Captain and the Kid - Interscope Records 2006
I actually gradually lost interest in Elton John during the 1970s , when his quality of his many albums began to water out. Then recently I was recommended to give "The Captain and the Kid" a chance.
Actually, it was a very positive experience listening to the album . The sound is not very different from the "big" that of the big albums from the first half of the 1970’s , and Taupin’s lyrics are often really good and well adapted to Elton John's music.
I am not so sure wheter the album contains new ”classics”, but I think the it opens really well with "Postcards From Richard Nixon" which is my personal favorite. Also "Would not Have it Any Other Way " is made of the same stuff as Elton John biggest ballads . Another favorite is the slightly more bluesy ballad " Blues Never Fade Away "; a tribute to deceased friends , known and unknown
Definitely the most interesting new Elton John album I've heard for many years.