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Look Now: New release by Elvis Costello

Postby Neige » 16 Oct 2018, 12:34

What I heard so far is great - his best in years even - but the artwork is so ugly I wonder who on earth would want to buy any of these limited edition bundles:

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Re: Look Now: New Elvis Costello out

Postby Neige » 16 Oct 2018, 12:41



Ths first single is his version of Unwanted Number, a song he wrote for the 1996 film Grace of my Heart (and performed by For Real at the time).
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Re: Look Now: New release by Elvis Costello

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 16 Oct 2018, 13:20

Neige wrote:I wonder who on earth would want to buy any of these limited edition bundles


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Re: Look Now: New release by Elvis Costello

Postby Neige » 16 Oct 2018, 14:31

Tom Waits For No One wrote:
Neige wrote:I wonder who on earth would want to buy any of these limited edition bundles


:oops:


















:geek:


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Re: Look Now: New Elvis Costello out

Postby Walk In My Shadow » 16 Oct 2018, 16:54

Neige wrote:
Ths first single is his version of Unwanted Number, a song he wrote with Carole King for the 1996 film Grace of my Heart (and performed by For Real at the time).





Another collaboration.


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Re: Look Now: New Elvis Costello out

Postby Jock » 16 Oct 2018, 17:01

Walk In My Shadow wrote:
Neige wrote:
Ths first single is his version of Unwanted Number, a song he wrote with Carole King for the 1996 film Grace of my Heart (and performed by For Real at the time).





Another collaboration.


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AN ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL ALBUM :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Look Now: New release by Elvis Costello

Postby Nuts » 16 Oct 2018, 19:07

Only had a chance to play it the once but I would say it's a lot more consistent than his last few.
I agree about the artwork though, he was going for an Imperial Bedroom vibe so he's trying to get that Barney Bubbles idea in there, but i don't think it works.
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Re: Look Now: New release by Elvis Costello

Postby pcqgod » 16 Oct 2018, 19:45

I was immediately struck by the ugliness of the art, myself.
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Re: Look Now: New Elvis Costello out

Postby Neige » 16 Oct 2018, 20:18

Jock wrote:
Walk In My Shadow wrote:
Neige wrote:
Ths first single is his version of Unwanted Number, a song he wrote with Carole King for the 1996 film Grace of my Heart (and performed by For Real at the time).





Another collaboration.


:roll: :roll: :roll:

AN ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL ALBUM :lol: :lol: :lol:


It is! ... and there's just small a couple of contributions by Bacharach and Carole King (I was wrong, the latter has nothing to do with the song above), otherwise it's a band album with Nieve, Thomas and Faragher in top form. Some great group vocal arrangements too, which isn't something EC was famous for so far!

But why preach to the unconvertible...? :P ;)
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Re: Look Now: New release by Elvis Costello

Postby Neige » 17 Oct 2018, 14:16

First listen loud, on the big hi-fi.

Can't get enough of the opening track, but everything else is really good too.

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Re: Look Now: New release by Elvis Costello

Postby Mike Boom » 17 Oct 2018, 16:07

Enjoying what I've heard, Unwanted Number and Burnt Sugar - has more of a Bacharach feel, harkening back to Painted From Memory.

I would guess the artwork is from the EC art school that gave us the Blood and Chocolate cover.

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Re: Look Now: New release by Elvis Costello

Postby Oscar » 22 Oct 2018, 21:05

His best album since Brutal Youth. Some excellent songwriting. It is patchy but the low points are easily bearable.