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Elvis Costello Imperial Room

Release Date: Aug 30, 1994
Record Label: Rykodisc USA

Great 1987 Columbia CD in MINT condition

Full performer name: Elvis Costello & The Attractions.
Elvis Costello & The Attractions: Elvis Costello (vocals, guitar); Steve Nieve (accordion, keyboards); Bruce Thomas (bass); Pete Thomas (drums, percussion).
Recorded at Air Studios, London, England. Includes liner notes by Elvis Costello.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Elvis clearly had a lot to get off his chest on this album dealing with emotional turmoil. While much of its lyrical brilliance deals with his thoughts, a small percentage slipped through with which we mortals could empathize. Now, having shown us he can tackle humour, politics and romance like no other, Imperial Bedroom was his most substantial album, as the issues covered will always be relevant and important. Chris Difford pitched in with one composition, `Boy With A Problem'; perhaps Elvis found it too painful to write so directly about himself? Every track is powerful, simply read the lyrics. A gigantic record.


Editorial reviews
Ranked #38 in Rolling Stone's 100 Best Albums Of The 80s survey.
Rolling Stone Magazine (11/01/1989)

5 Stars - Indispensable - ...Costello's masterpiece. Rich in musical styles, baroque, Beatlesque and unstoppable...the most endlessly rewarding of all Costello's albums...
Q Magazine (11/01/1994)

Ranked #41 in NME's list of The 50 Greatest Albums Of The '80s.
New Musical Express (09/25/1993)

Ranked #38 in Rolling Stone's 100 Best Albums Of The 80s survey. Q Magazine (11/94, p.136) - 5 Stars - Indispensable - ...Costello's masterpiece. Rich in musical styles, baroque, Beatlesque and unstoppable...the most endlessly rewarding of all Costello's albums...New Musical Express (9/25/93, p.19) - Ranked #41 in NME's list of The 50 Greatest Albums Of The '80s.
Rolling Stone (11/01/1989)

Ranked #38 in Rolling Stone's 100 Best Albums Of The 80s survey. Q Magazine (11/94, p.136) - 5 Stars - Indispensable - ...Costello's masterpiece. Rich in musical styles, baroque, Beatlesque and unstoppable...the most endlessly rewarding of all Costello's albums...New Musical Express (9/25/93, p.19) - Ranked #41 in NME's list of The 50 Greatest Albums Of The '80s.Uncut (01/03, p.138) - 5 stars out of 5 - ...It's baroque majesty still thrills....Elegant, expansive, knotted with concealed emotional conflict, exciting, beautiful...
Rolling Stone (11/01/1989)