Sep 3, 2005, 23:29 GMT
LOS ANGELES, CA, United States (UPI) -- Sir Elton John is working with lyricist Bernie Taupin on a sequel to their hit 1975 album 'Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy.'
'Captain Fantastic and the Kid' will cover the songwriting duo`s works from 1975 to 2005. It is scheduled for release March 20, 2007 -- five days before John`s 60th birthday, Billboard.com reported.
'I`m starting writing and recording it in Atlanta in January,' John told Billboard. 'It was (Sanctuary Group CEO Merck Mercuriadis`) idea, because he said, `You`re always saying how Bernie has become the Brown Dirt Cowboy` -- he lives on a ranch in Santa Ynez (Calif.) -- and I`m this guy who plays concert after concert, buying art, buying photographs, living a very lavish lifestyle. I`ve become Captain Fantastic.
'We would have been together then about 40 years by the time it comes out,' John said. 'One of the things I`m most proud of in my life is the relationship I`ve had with Bernie.'