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Almost Blue
Elvis Costello & the Attractions
Almost Blue
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
 
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Throughout his phenomenal, almost 30-year career, Elvis Costello has proved himself one of the most versatile and inventive stars in the pop music firmament. He first rose to fame as one of punk rock's breakthrough talents...  more »

      
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All Artists: Elvis Costello & the Attractions
Title: Almost Blue
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Jvc Japan
Release Date: 10/6/2003
Album Type: Import, Limited Edition
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: Singer-Songwriters, New Wave & Post-Punk, Singer-Songwriters, Country Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 766482953943

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Throughout his phenomenal, almost 30-year career, Elvis Costello has proved himself one of the most versatile and inventive stars in the pop music firmament. He first rose to fame as one of punk rock's breakthrough talents then went on to release innovative albums interpreting a truly diverse range of genres. Costello-originally Liverpool's own Declan McManus-has made an indelible mark on the pop music songbook, bringing unfettered passion and profound lyrical weight to his richly creative stylistic adventures. These three titles continue Rhino's Deluxe Edition restoration of his extraordinary catalogue.

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Julie Y. from STORMVILLE, NY
Reviewed on 6/26/2009...
Great country songs sung well. "Good Year for the Roses" - Classic interpretation.

CD Reviews

How Come You Treat Me Like a Worn Out Shoe?
Richard Hine | 04/30/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It's funny to see how ALMOST BLUE still divides Costello fans after all these years. I remember seeing a documentary produced for British TV (Melvyn Bragg's "The South Bank Show") that chronicled Costello and the Attractions' Nashville adventures. Producer Billy Sherrill, after displaying a lot of initial skepticism, responded to Elvis' pumped-up version of "Why Don't You Love Me Like You Used to Do?" with a reaction like -- "Now we're getting somewhere! That's why I took on this project!" (Elvis meanwhile had confessed to the cameras how nervous he was about going into the studio and letting Sherrill hear what he and the gang had done to the track.) Detractors aside, ALMOST BLUE holds up as a classic collection of country covers -- packed with more drinking and heartbreak than most pasty punk rockers could endure -- and the first of many (mostly) successful musical digressions in Costello's illustrious career.

Standout tracks: "Why Don't You Love Me (Like You Used to Do?"), "I'm Your Toy," "Brown to Blue," "A Good Year for the Roses," "How Much I Lied.""