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    Default What do you think about Elvis Costello?

    Like his earlier stuff. Favourite albums Armed Forces, Blood and Chocolate

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    Good call Phil, I totally love Elvis Costello. I probably own a copy of everything he has ever done and i've seen him lots of times over the last 20 years. I love Blood and Chocolate as an album but my favs are King of America and Imperial Bedroom.

    His lyrics are fantastic, its the one thing that i don't get from classical music.

    For classical fans he did an album with the Brodsky Quartet called the Juliet letters, its quite unusual and worth a listen.

    He also did an album of mostly covers with Anne Sofie Von Otter called for the Stars, also worth a listen!

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    You're a bigger fan of him than me then. Imperial Bedroom is interesting, yes. A very gifted artist for sure.
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    How many other pop/rock artists have an album on DG?

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    Below was the only one with the DG logo I could post.

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    I've been a fan since 1978. Mostly the early stuff, but I have my share of the more recent stuff.

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    Yeah, North had some great tracks but not the quality across the board of previous efforts. He was trying to do something different which he has done so so many times in his career and i enjoy this about his work.

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    More importantly, what does Elvis Costello think of me? If he thinks of me at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbebleu View Post
    More importantly, what does Elvis Costello think of me? If he thinks of me at all.
    Not much, if you're Ray Charles
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    This Year's Model is great. Anxious, nervy, spitfire, electric satire.
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    Or David Crosby!
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    Not much, if you're Ray Charles

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    Excellent album, big chips on both shoulders!

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    This Year's Model is great. Anxious, nervy, spitfire, electric satire.

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    He has a nice face Once mr. Costello was a surprise on a Norwegian comedy show and one of the hosts (Kalle) had to sing an improvised song/text about his face while right up close. Kalle actually cried after "the stunt", a guy who is always over-the-top. Apart from that, I really like the Costello and Bacharach songs

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    I'm a bit mixed on him. I had a friend that was totally devoted so I heard everyting up till 1990 and some of his songs are great or even beautiful, for instance his version of Shipbuilding. But I don't always like hs voice.

    What I did like - except for his own singing - was his For the Stars with Anne Sofie von Otter, a beautiful soft/warm cd that convinces me which is quite difficult with that genre. I also like that he keeps on developing himself whereever that leads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil loves classical View Post
    Like his earlier stuff.
    Yeah, very 1964 Merseybeat.

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