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A Classic in the future...?,
This review is from: Painted From Memory (Audio CD)
I was never a huge vocal fan of either of the talented singer/songwriters here, but appreciated the writing talents immensely of Mr Bacharach & Mr Costello.However, after hearing a few tracks off the album, I was convinced enough that it warranted a purchase and further investigation. Immediately I was taken by the wonderfully smooth, emotional vocal delivery by Elvis Costello (who sings all the tracks) as well as the fabulous lyrics and story told as the album unfolds. With perfectly pitched backing vocals and orchestral arrangements, the album is wonderfully musical and impeccably produced by them both, providing an album of extraordinary depth, range and intensity that at times is uplifting and devastatingly heart breaking. This album has now become one of a handful of albums that I always have at hand whenever I'm away from home...that is the highest praise I can offer...
It is an album that I feel will become an essential purchase for anyone with an interest in genuine song writing genius and will never fail to deliver.
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Initial post: 19 May 2011 17:12:17 BDT
You've said it all ricardo, I love this album, costellos voice with bacharachs typical unusual chord progressions and irregular phrasing. The only thing I would say is don't listen to it if you're depressed - it makes me cry
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