- Audio CD (5 Jun. 2006)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Edsel
- ASIN: B000024H6K
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,782 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Biography Declan MacManus is known as one of the most idiosyncratic new wave performers, under his alias Elvis Costello. The UK-born singer-songwriter had a string of Top 30 chart hits in the UK in the late 70s and early 80s, though his work throughout his career has always gathered critical respect. Although he was initially marketed as a punk, his music originally seemed to sound more like ...
Top Customer Reviews
It's worth buying for the highlights of the album, not to mention the in-depth second disc. God only knows why 'Heathen Town' and 'Baby Pictures' never made the final album, and the demoes make for fascinating listening too (some of them, ie 'Let Them All Talk', 'the King Of Thieves' and 'Love Went Mad' are actually pretty good songs in their own right!). Finally, while sounding nowhere near as brilliant as the studio cuts on the albums from which they originate, the live versions of 'Watch Your Step', 'Secondary Modern' and 'Possession' also provide excellent listening
In short, get it for the undisputed highlights and the second disc!