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Elvis Costello and the Imposters - Look Now 45RPM Colored Vinyl 8 x 7" Box Set

Concord Records

  • $ 7998


Elvis Costello and the Imposters Look Now 45RPM Colored Vinyl 8 x 7" Box Set

Special 8 x Colored 45RPM 7" Single Box Set Edition of the Deluxe Version Of Elvis Costello's First Studio Album with The Imposters In 10 Years!

Elvis Costello and The Imposters - Steve Nieve (keyboards), Davey Faragher (bass), and Pete Thomas (drums) - return with a sensational new album that ranks alongside the best work this singularly great artist has ever produced. Recorded in Hollywood, New York City and Vancouver, British Columbia, Look Now is beautiful in its simplicity, reflective in its lyrical vision, and surrounded by melodies and orchestrations that are nothing short of heavenly. It's the first album Costello has made with The Imposters since the 2008 release of Momofuk and his first album since the acclaimed 2013 Roots collaboration, Wise Up Ghost.

Most of the titles were written by Costello - "Don't Look Now" and "Photographs Can Lie" were co-written with Burt Bacharach - who makes a guest appearance, leading the Imposters from the piano for those two ballads. Another song to which Bacharach contributed, "He's Given Me Things" features some of the best singing Elvis has ever recorded, while "Burnt Sugar Is So Bitter" was written with Carole King and closes with a serpentine horn.

Lead track "Under Lime" is a spry, heavily textured pop rocker with Beatles-esque harmonies and horn arrangements, while "Unwanted Number" has a low-key, soul-inflected groove and female backing vocals. Costello initially wrote the latter song for the 1996 Allison Anders movie Grace of My Heart but never committed it to record until now.

The album was co-produced by Elvis and Sebastian Krys - the Latin Grammy Producer of the Year for 2007 and 2015, whose love and understanding of music spans both hemispheres. Costello completed the picture by adding both guitar and his own vibraphone or celesta parts to his orchestrations.

"Sebastian was there to make sure only the essential notes got onto the record, whether it was a fuzz-tone guitar or jazz bassoon," Elvis remarks. "In the final mixing, Sebastian did a beautiful job of keeping everything present but always lead by emotion or narrative, although when balancing the band, my voice and the quartet of woodwinds and horns...I told him to 'just trust the blur'."

Disc 1
1. Don’t Look Now
2. Under Lime

Disc 2
1. Stripping Paper
2. Burnt Sugar Is So Bitter

Disc 3
1. I Let The Sun Go Down
2. Unwanted Number

Disc 4
1. Photographs Can Lie
2. Mr. & Mrs. Hush

Disc 5
1. Suspect My Tears
2. Dishonor The Stars

Disc 6
1. He’s Given Me Things
2. Why Won’t Heaven Help Me?

Disc 7
1. Adieu Paris (L’Envie Des Etoiles)
2. Isabelle In Tears

Disc 8
1. You Shouldn’t Look At Me That Way
2. The Final Mrs. Curtain


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