Almost Blue [Reissue]

Almost Blue [Reissue]

by Elvis Costello & the Attractions

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Almost Blue [Reissue]

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/01/2007
Label: Hip-O Records
UPC: 0602517260573
catalogNumber: 000862802
Rank: 64129

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Elvis Costello & the Attractions   Primary Artist
Elvis Costello   Guitar,Vocals
Steve Nieve   Organ,Piano
John McFee   Guitar,Pedal Steel Guitar,Guest Appearance
Tommy Millar   Fiddle
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
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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