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The Best of Elvis Costello

7 years, 4 months ago at Apr 16 7:38
If the two-disc The Best of Elvis Costello proves anything over and over again, it is this: Elvis Costello is an absolute musical genius, unafraid to experiment within any genre or to tackle any varied emotion he can think of. The sequencing is problematic, but at two-discs worth of material, practically all of it pulled from his days with the Attractions (who are still his best backing band), is ... read more
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Description: The debate over whether he is punk or new wave is long over; today Elvis Costello is less likely to be found on a list with Strummer and Scabies than he is with Bacharach and David and Jimmy Webb. Lauded initially for his energetic and literate attacks on the social ills of Thatcher's England, he has become a peerless master of the popular song. The evolution of Costello's craft as a songwriter and performer, from the early high-octane polemics, through his stylistic experiments with country and soul, and on to standards written for others, is splendidly documented on this elegant two-disc set. Chronology is ignored in favor of ... (more)
Manufacturer: Rhino / Wea
Release date: 17 April 2001
EAN: 0081227665227 UPC: 081227665227
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