"Madman Across the Water" by Elton John, reached #8 in early 1972 on the Billboard 200, and was certified 2× platinum by 1998. The title song was set to be released on John's previous album "Tumbleweed Connection" (it was re-recorded for this album). This was the first album in which Davey Johnstone played guitar for John, a role that would continue for decades to come. As with all John songs during this period, the lyrics were penned by his writing partner, Bernie Taupin. (Vinyl LP)
Absolutely nothing is sacred to Christopher Moore. The phenomenally popular New York Times-bestselling satirist, whom the Atlanta Journal-Constitution calls “Stephen King with a whoopee cushion and a double-espresso imagination,” has already lampooned Shakespeare, San Francisco vampires, marine biologists, Death... even Jesus Christ and Santa Claus.