Madman Across the Water

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Madman Across the Water is the fourth studio album by English musician Elton John, released in 1971 through DJM and Uni Records. The album was his third album to be released in 1971, at which point John had been rising to prominence as a popular music artist. John's first progressive rock album,[4][5] Madman Across the Water contains nine tracks, each composed and performed by John and with lyrics written by songwriting partner Bernie Taupin. Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman plays Hammond organ on two songs.

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Madman Across the Water
Studio album by
Released5 November 1971 (1971-11-05)[1]
Recorded27 February; 9, 11, 14 August 1971[1]
StudioTrident, London
GenreProgressive rock
LabelUni, DJM
ProducerGus Dudgeon
Elton John chronology
Madman Across the Water
Honky Château
Singles from Madman Across the Water
  1. "Levon"
    Released: 29 November 1971[2]
  2. "Tiny Dancer"
    Released: 7 February 1972[3]

There were two singles released from Madman Across the Water, "Levon" and "Tiny Dancer". The album was certified gold in February 1972, followed by platinum in March 1993, and 2× platinum in August 1998 by the RIAA.[6] The album was included in Robert Dimery's 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.[7] On 10 June 2022, the album was reissued as a deluxe edition for its 50th anniversary, featuring 18 unreleased tracks including demos, outtakes and alternate takes, as well as a 40-page book detailing the album's creation with notes from John and Taupin.[8][9]