ELVIS COSTELLO Announced His 32th Album And Shares Lead Single ‘MAGNIFICENT HURT’

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Artist: ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS
Active: Since 1970 / 32 studio LPs

New album: THE BOY NAMED IF
Release: 14 January 2022

Lead single: MAGNIFICENT HURT

Costello phoned his band The Imposters (actually his longtime
backing band The Attractions) during lockdown, they met in
the studio and recorded new album The Boy Named If,
out January 2022.

The lead single takes us back to his 70s sound. Crackling pop
a la Costello with that retro organ warmth, vocal twists and turns,
a steady beat/chorus and muscled guitars.

Here comes the King…

(photo on top: from concert poster of a show in Memphis)

Back In Time With WEEZER – MISSY ELLIOTT – COSTELLO – THE RACONTEURS

Back in time…

Band: THE RACONTEURS (Jack White & Friends)
Album: BROKEN BOY SOLDIERS – debut LP
Released: 16 May 2006 – 15 years ago

Rolling Stone: “Expectations were sky-high,
but the Raconteurs exceed them all.”

Stream here…

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THE RACONTEURS: All Albums

Band: WEEZER
Album: WEEZER (Green Album) – 3rd LP
Released: 15 May 2001 – 20 years ago

Entertainment’s Weekly wrote: “A return to their winning
formula of sugary power pop and smart-assed rants.”

Stream here…

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WEEZER: All Albums

Artist: MISSY ELLIOTT
Album: MISSY E… SO ADDICTIVE – 3rd album
Released: 15 May 2001 – 20 years ago

Pitchfork: “Of course, to say Miss E is addictive is pushing
it. Sure, I’m having a great time experimenting with this stuff
right now.”

Stream here…

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MISSY ELLIOTT: All Albums

Artist: ELVIS COSTELLO
Album: ALL THIS USELESS BEAUTY 13th LP
Released: 14 May 1996 – 25 years ago

AllMusic: “All This Useless Beauty doesn’t quite add up
to a major statement, but the simple pleasures it offers
makes it one of the more rewarding records of the latter
part of Costello’s career.”

Stream here…

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COSTELLO: ALL ALBUMS

Back In Time With GEORGIE FAME – ELVIS COSTELLO – ALANIS MORISSETTE And JOHNNY CASH

22 July 2021

GEORGIE FAME topped the UK Singles Chart
with Get Away this day in 1966 – 55 years ago.

GEORGIE FAME: History
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ELVIS COSTELLO released his stand-out debut LP
My Aim Is True this day in 1977 – 44 years ago.

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COSTELLO: Facebook
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The late great JOHNNY CASH topped the US Albums Chart
with American V: A Hundred Highways this day in 1996,
25 years ago. His first US number one in 37 years…

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JOHNNY CASH: Website

ALANIS MORISSETTE topped the UK Albums Chart with
her third album Jagged Pill (sold worldwide more than
33 million copies) this day in 1996 – 25 years ago…

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ALANIS MORISSETTE: Facebook

ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONS Released Their 5th Longplayer ‘TRUST’ 40 Years Ago

19 January 2021

Artist: ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONS
Album: TRUST – fifth LP
Released: 23 January 2021 – 40 years ago

Rolling Stone: “It marks Elvis’s summit as a singer, songwriter,
and miserable-Irish-bastard pin-up boy.” Score: 4/5.

Elvis Costello: “A record that falls between the cracks a little bit.
It has one of the greatest Attractions performances with ‘New Lace
Sleeves.”

Turn Up The Volume: Imperishable song and wordsmith
with 31 albums… so far.

Key tracks: New Lace Sleeves / From A Whisper To A Scream

– NEW LACE SLEEVES –

– FROM A WHISPER TO A SCREAM –

ELVIS COSTELLO: Facebook

IT’S COSTELLO TIME!

16 September 2020

Elvis Costello’s October Surprise’50 Songs For 50 Days’

Message from Costello on his FB -page “Presenting lyrics written over the last 50 years,
most of them my own, and heard on recordings made between 1977 and 2020, including several that will be issued here for the first time. These songs were written in response to
events over these many years but it strikes me that you may find something useful in them
at this present moment; a joke, a motto or even a couple of dance steps to keep the blood pumping and the hot sauce at hand.

I hope these songs will amuse, console or even infuriate, because passive indifference is
hardly the way forward. From September 15th, we will bring you a different song every
day for the next 50 days.”

ELVIS COSTELLO Released His First-Class 7th Album ‘IMPERIAL BEDROOM’ 40 Years Ago Today

Back in time

Artist: ELVIS COSTELLO
Born Declan Patrick MacManus, 67 years ago
Active: Since 1970 / 32 LPs

Anniversary album: IMPERIAL BEDROOM
Released: 2 July 1982 – 40 years ago today today

Rolling Stone said: “Elvis Costello’s Imperial Bedroom is really a mansion, each of whose rooms is decorated with painstaking care and detail by the artist. In every aspect of this masterfully wrought, conceptually audacious project, he’s managed to bulwark his emotional directness with vision and clarity — and to make an album that lingers and haunts long after the last note has died out. Like a long, episodic novel — or a long, episodic relationship, you
can look back when it’s over and measure how far you’ve traveled.”
Score: 4/5.

TUTV: 5-star singer-songwriter. 1st class album.

Singles/clips: You Little Fool / Man Out Of Time

– YOU LITTLE FOOL –

– MAN OUT OF TIME –

Stream full album on Spotify

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ELVIS COSTELLO: Website – Instagram

ELVIS COSTELLO – His ‘MIGHTY LIKE A ROSE’ Album Released 30 Years Ago

13 May 2021

Artist: ELVIS COSTELLO
Born: Declan Patrick Aloysius MacManus
Active since 1970 / 31 studio albums (so far)

Album: MIGHTY LIKE A ROSE – his 13th LP
Released: 14 May 191 – 30 years ago

Rolling Stone wrote: “In time you can turn these obsessions into careers,”
sings Elvis Costello on ‘Mighty Like a Rose’. This is true. Almost a decade and
a half after emerging as punk’s brightest angry young man, Costello faces a
musical midlife crisis. Will his caustic anger, once so cathartic and cleansing,
congeal into bitterness?

Is he stuck romanticizing his pain, or will he break through to some hard-won
understanding and resolution?… While the bleak story lines still revolve around
bad relationships and indict others for the singer’s own problems, the music reveals
a more encouraging subtext. This is Costello’s most ambitious and adventurous
music
in ages.” Score: 3/5

Single/clip: The Other Side Of Summer

Full album…

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ELVIS COSTELLO: All Albums