It was released on several albums and reissues of Tumbleweed Connection , though the track was ultimately re-recorded for the Madman Across the Water album. Photographer Ian Digby Ovens  captured John seated to the right in the photo but appearing to the left on the front cover, shown above and Taupin standing to the left, on the back cover in front of the late-nineteenth-century station, to represent the album's rural Americana concept despite the English location.
Additional photos were taken from the interior of a train on the line for the album liner notes and libretto. In August , the Bluebell Railway announced that, to mark the 50th anniversary of the release of the album, it had restored the station to look as it did when the cover photo was taken, giving people an opportunity to re-create the scene in their own photos.
In , Tumbleweed Connection was ranked on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the greatest albums of all time. Dee Murray and Nigel Olsson appear for the first time together on this album as the rhythm section on "Amoreena". Olsson had played on one track on Empty Sky for John in It is Murray's first appearance on an Elton John album.
In addition to several studio players who also performed on John's previous self-titled second album, several tracks feature backing musicians from the band Hookfoot , who were also his DJM Records label mates. Stewart also performed the song live with Elton John dressed as a hornet, live at a fund-raising gig at the Vicarage Road Stadium of the Watford Football Club the Watford Hornets on 5 May Nazareth were the opening act , the same month that Elton John's eighth album, Caribou was released for the price of 1 pound.
In , a bootleg CD was released called Tumbleweed Collection. This was a collection of piano demos and live tracks. All tracks written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin , except where noted.
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