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5.0 out of 5 stars Elvis' best collaboration yet., 2 Jun 2006
This review is from: The River In Reverse (Audio CD)
Firstly I must confess to being something of an avid Costello fan. Secondly unlike many of his fans I actually prefer his later albums to his earlier output. Elvis has recorded various albums which can be regarded as 'side projects', although I'm sure the man himself doesn't see them this way. These include his ballet suite 'Il Sogno', the Juliet Letters' song cycle with the Brodsky Quartet and 'Painted from Memory' with Burt Bacharach, as well as various collaborations with Paul McCartney, Anne-Sophie Von Otter and many others besides. So what differentiates 'The River in Reverse' from his previous collaborations. Firstly, most of the songs on this album are culled from Allen Toussaint's back catalogue, five were co-written by Costello/Toussaint and only one track (The River in Reverse) was written solely by Costello. Secondly, and more importantly there are no filler tracks on this album, every one is a gem. Costello takes the lead vocal on all tracks except 'Who's Gonna Help Brother Get Further' on which he and Toussaint share vocals. I would actually have liked to have heard more duets on this album as Toussaint also has a great voice. Toussaint's role on this album consists of backing vocals and piano accompaniment, on which he does an outstanding job. This is a very soulful album, and one which gets better with each listening. In my humble opinion this is the best album from Costello since 'Spike'. My favourite album so far this year. If you're already a Costello fan you'll love this if not try and borrow a copy and give this a couple of listens. Outstanding.
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Initial post: 18 Nov 2013 22:45:30 GMT
M. D. Pithie says:
Great review. I really love 'The Sharpest Thorn' , that's my favourite song on this, great horn section and reminiscent of the best Van Morrison music!
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