Almost Blue [Reissue]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Elvis Costello's "country record" is usually written off as a vanity project, but Almost Blue is quite a bit more than that. It's one of the most entertaining cover records in rock & roll, simply because of its enthusiasm. The album begins with a roaring version of Hank Williams' "Why Don't You Love Me" and doesn't stop. Costello sings with conviction on the tear-jerking ballads, as well as on barn burners like "Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down." It's clear that Costello knows this music, and it's also clear who he learned it from: Gram Parsons. Costello covers Parsons' "Hot Burrito No. 1" and "How Much I Lied," and all of the music on Almost Blue recalls ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Elvis Costello's "country record" is usually written off as a vanity project, but Almost Blue is quite a bit more than that. It's one of the most entertaining cover records in rock & roll, simply because of its enthusiasm. The album begins with a roaring version of Hank Williams' "Why Don't You Love Me" and doesn't stop. Costello sings with conviction on the tear-jerking ballads, as well as on barn burners like "Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down." It's clear that Costello knows this music, and it's also clear who he learned it from: Gram Parsons. Costello covers Parsons' "Hot Burrito No. 1" and "How Much I Lied," and all of the music on Almost Blue recalls Parsons' taste for hardcore honky tonk and weepy ballads. It's to Costello's credit that he made a record relying on emotion to pay tribute.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/1/2007
  • Label: Hip-O Records
  • UPC: 602517260573
  • Catalog Number: 000862802
  • Sales rank: 44,605

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Elvis Costello & the Attractions Primary Artist
Elvis Costello Indexed Contributor, Guitar, Vocals
Steve Nieve Organ, Piano
John McFee Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar, Guest Appearance
Tommy Millar Fiddle
The Nashville Edition Background Vocals
Bruce Thomas Bass, Bass Guitar
Technical Credits
Don Gibson Composer
Merle Haggard Composer
Charlie Rich Composer
Gram Parsons Composer
Chris Ethridge Composer
Dan Hersch Mastering
Ron Reynolds Engineer
David Rivkin Composer
Billy Sherrill Producer, Audio Production
Lawton Williams Composer
Barney Bubbles Cover Design
Lou Willie Turner Composer
Virginia Franks Composer
Michele Horie Producer, Reissue Producer
Johnny Mullins Composer
Sam Feldman Management
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