The Complete Lyrics
Author: Taupin, Bernie
Published by Hyperion Books
192 pages, hardcover
They are everybody's songs. For more than twenty years, Elton John and Bernie Taupin's work has topped charts and touched hearts, earning them a place in the pantheon of great songwriters. Elton John and Bernie Taupin: The Complete Lyrics is the collection of those words, including the songs from their latest collaboration.
Elton John and Bernie Taupin's creative relationship spans three decades. It began in 1967 when Taupin replied to an advertisement, looking for new talent, in New Musical Express. He had been writing poetry for some years and sent in a collection of lyrics; Elton John immediately began composing music to accompany them. This set the tone for their working relationship which produced some of the most well-known and popular songs in the world, from the rocking Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting,' 'The Bitch is Back,' 'Daniel,' and 'I'm Still Standing' to the poignant 'Candle In The Wind,' 'Sacrifice,' 'Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me' and 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.' All were written in the longstanding and highly productive partnership of Elton John and Bernie Taupin.
Elton John and Bernie Taupin: The Complete Lyrics brings another interpretation to the songs. In this lavishly designed and presented book, Taupin's lyrics are brought to life with artworks by modern artists - famous and unknown - utilizing a multitude of techniques and media to create images which are arresting, beautiful and striking. The book also includes photographs covering John and Taupin's lives and careers, some of which have rarely been seen before. This volume is a perfect companion to this songwriting partnership's work and a wonderful celebration of its timeless qualities.