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"Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters (Part Two)" is a song by Elton John and Bernie Taupin for the album Reg Strikes Back.

The song is about New York City and is a continuation of the song "Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters" from the 1972 album Honky Château.

Although the song follows the same meaning of its predecessor, it has a very different tempo and instrumental arrangement, and is in many ways a more complex song, with a variety of key changes and unusual chords throughout the song. There is also a brief homage to the Beatles' song "Drive My Car" that can be heard during the horn solo at 2:18, where Elton and the backup singers interject "beep beep, beep beep, yeah!".

Although not a particularly popular song, Elton John played both versions of the song sequentially in concert from the release of "Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters (Part Two)" in 1989 through to 1993.

Personnel

  • Elton John - piano, vocals
  • Freddie Hubbard - trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Davey Johnstone - guitars, backing vocals
  • Fred Mandel - keyboards
  • Charlie Morgan - drums
  • Dee Murray - backing vocals
  • Nigel Olsson - backing vocals
  • David Paton - bass
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