El Capitan (Idlewild song)

"El Capitan" is a song by Scottish rock band Idlewild, from their 2005 album Warnings/Promises. It was released as the third single from the album on 11 July 2005 and charted at No. 39 in the UK Singles Chart.

"El Capitan"
Single by Idlewild
from the album Warnings/Promises
Released11 July 2005
Format7", CD
Recorded?
GenreAlternative
Length3:57
LabelParlophone
Songwriter(s)Bob Fairfoull, Colin Newton, Rod Jones, Allan Stewart, Roddy Woomble
Producer(s)Tony Hoffer
Idlewild singles chronology
"I Understand It"
(2005)
"El Capitan"
(2005)
"As If I Hadn't Slept"
(2006)

The Walkmen's Paul Maroon plays piano on the track.

The title and lyrics refer to the El Capitan granite formation in Yosemite Valley, California.

Track listings

In the UK

All songs by Idlewild unless otherwise stated.

  1. "El Capitan"
  2. "The Bronze Medal (acoustic)"
  • 7" (red vinyl) R6667X
  1. "El Capitan (acoustic)"
  2. "Winter Is Blue (acoustic)" (Vashti Bunyan)
  • CD CDRS6667
  1. "El Capitan"
  2. "El Capitan (acoustic)"
  3. "Winter Is Blue (acoustic)" (Bunyan)
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