Tag Archive: Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello – My Aim Is True (1977) {2011, Japan Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True (1977) {2011, Japan Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Elvis Costello – My Aim Is True (1977) {2011, Japan Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Single Layer SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.52 GB (ISO) + 752 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal Music | Japan | Cat#: UIGY-9065 | Genre: New Wave, Pop Rock

Elvis Costello was as much a pub rocker as he was a punk rocker and nowhere is that more evident than on his debut, My Aim Is True. It’s not just that Clover, a San Franciscan rock outfit led by Huey Lewis (absent here), back him here, not the Attractions; it’s that his sensibility is borrowed from the pile-driving rock & roll and folksy introspection of pub rockers like Brinsley Schwarz, adding touches of cult singer/songwriters like Randy Newman and David Ackles.Read More

Elvis Costello – North (2003) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Elvis Costello - North (2003) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Elvis Costello – North (2003) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.90 GB (ISO) + 2.28 GB (FLAC Mch) + 883 MB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | EU | Cat#: 986 121-3 | Genre: Easy Listening

North, Elvis Costello’s 20th album of new material, follows the deliberately classicist When I Was Cruel by a mere year, but it feels more the sequel to 1998’s Burt Bacharach collaboration, Painted From Memory, or even 1993’s roundly ignored classical pop experiment, The Juliet Letters. Costello has abandoned clanging guitars and drums of Cruel — abandoned rock & roll, really — to return to a set of classically influenced songs, all “composed, arranged and conducted” by the man himself (on The Juliet Letters, he was merely the composer and voice).Read More

Elvis Costello & The Imposters – Look Now (2018) {Deluxe Edition, WEB, CD-Format + Hi-Res}

Elvis Costello & The Imposters - Look Now (2018) {Deluxe Edition, WEB, CD-Format + Hi-Res}

Elvis Costello & The Imposters – Look Now (2018) {Deluxe Edition, WEB, CD-Format + Hi-Res}
WEB Download | FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz / CD-Format | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz / Hi-Res
Total Size: 386 MB (CD-Format) + 1.28 GB (Hi-Res) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Concord Records | Genre: Pop Rock

Elvis Costello had already taken a few steps from the “angry young man” persona that dominated his first two albums by the time he began work on 1982’s Imperial Bedroom, but that was the disc where his evolution from brash upsetter to gifted pop craftsman began in earnest. In 2017, Costello staged a concert tour in which he re-imagined the songs from that LP, and while that may or may not have put those tunes and their style back into his mind, 2018’s Look Now certainly is an extension of the mature and literate pop songwriting that he first fully embraced in that material.Read More

Elvis Costello With Burt Bacharach – Painted From Memory (1998) {2017, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip} UPDATE

Elvis Costello With Burt Bacharach - Painted From Memory (1998) {2017, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Elvis Costello With Burt Bacharach – Painted From Memory (1998)
{2017, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.12 GB (SACD ISO) + 991 MB (SACD FLAC) + 292 MB (CD-Layer) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | USA | Cat#: UDSACD 2193 | Genre: Pop

Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach first collaborated on “God Give Me Strength,” a sweeping ballad that functioned as the centerpiece in Allison Anders’ Grace of My Heart. It was a stunning song in the tradition of Bacharach’s classic ’60s work and it was successful enough that the composers decided to collaborate on a full album, Painted from Memory. Wisely, they chose to work within the stylistic parameters of Bacharach’s ’60s material, but Painted from Memory never sounds like a stylistic exercise.Read More

Elvis Costello – The Best Of Elvis Costello: The First 10 Years (2007)

Elvis Costello - The Best Of Elvis Costello: The First 10 Years (2007)

Elvis Costello – The Best Of Elvis Costello: The First 10 Years (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 524 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal Music | EU | Cat#: 0602517260917 | Genre: Pop Rock

The Best of Elvis Costello: The First 10 Years is a compilation album by Elvis Costello released in 2007, consisting of songs taken from the early years of his discography, compiled by Costello himself.Read More