Taupin is lyricist Bernie Taupin's first solo album. It is a spoken word album of his poetry. Taupin is well known for his collaboration with Elton John writing the lyrics to the vast majority of songs on his albums, and he worked 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.

Studio album by
GenreSpoken Word
ProducerGus Dudgeon
Bernie Taupin chronology
He Who Rides the Tiger
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Christgau's Record GuideE[1]

All the poems were written by Bernie Taupin.

Track listingEdit

All songs written by Bernie Taupin, Caleb Quaye, and Davey Johnstone, except where noted.

Side oneEdit

  1. "Child"

Side twoEdit

  1. "When the Heron Wakes"
  2. "Like Summer Tempests"
  3. "Today's Hero" (Taupin, Quaye, Johnstone, Phillips)
  4. "Sisters of the Cross" (Taupin, Richard Coff, Diana Lewis)
  5. "Brothers Together Again"
  6. "Verses After Dark"
    • "La Petite Marionette" (Taupin, Coff)
    • "Ratcatcher" (Taupin, Phillips)
    • "The Visitor" (Taupin, Phillips)



  1. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: T". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 15, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.

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