Elvis Costello

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The influential rock musician Elvis Costello is recognized for the impressive breadth and scope of his music. His collaborations with such musicians as Tony Bennett and the Count Basie orchestra, however, attest to the many contradictions that define Elvis Costello, the punk rocker. This important guide to his music and career contains over 800 bibliographic citations and a complete discography of Costello's commercially released recordings. The discography, divided into two sections, separately details ...

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Overview

The influential rock musician Elvis Costello is recognized for the impressive breadth and scope of his music. His collaborations with such musicians as Tony Bennett and the Count Basie orchestra, however, attest to the many contradictions that define Elvis Costello, the punk rocker. This important guide to his music and career contains over 800 bibliographic citations and a complete discography of Costello's commercially released recordings. The discography, divided into two sections, separately details Costello's career as performer and composer. A brief biography traces his critically acclaimed career and highlights both the influences on his music and the myriad ways in which his music has influenced others.

The vast information compiled in this guide to further research is as interesting and diverse as Costello's career. Rock music scholars, musicologists, and Costello enthusiasts will appreciate the videography/filmography, bibliography of musical scores, and list of electronic resources that supplement the extensive discography and annotated bibliography. A works index and a general index make it easy to cross-reference and locate specific information.

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A reference on the contemporary (b. 1954) London Irish singer, songwriter, and guitarist. The standard series format is altered a bit to account for some features of rock music. The sections cover biography, album discography, singles discography, miscellaneous discography, videos and films, musical scores, discography bibliography, general bibliography, electronic resources, and works list and index. The album section is divided into Costello as a performer and as a composer. Singles include traditional 45 rpm records, cassette singles, and compact discs; they are limited to releases on which he is the featured performer. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313303999
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/30/1998
  • Series: Bio-Bibliographies in Music Series
  • Pages: 222
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

JAMES E. PERONE is Associate Professor of Music at Mount Union College.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Biography

Album Discography

Singles Discography

Miscellaneous Discography

Videography and Filmography

Musical Scores

Discography Bibliography

General Bibliography

Electronic Resources

Works List and Works Index

Index

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