Cruel Smile (Ltd. Ed. Tour CD)

Cruel Smile (Ltd. Ed. Tour CD)

by Elvis Costello & the Imposters


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Cruel Smile (Ltd. Ed. Tour CD)

The ever-prolific Declan McManus didn't make fans wait long for a follow-up to his still-fresh When I Was Cruel album, but he has made it a little tricky in that this collection of outtakes and live material arrives in a limited edition. The live tunes provide Cruel Smile with most of its highlights, particularly a weary but winning rendition of "Almost Blue" and a craftily constructed medley of "Watching the Detectives" and "My Funny Valentine." Costello's willingness to tweak and tinker is in full evidence on cuts like "Spooky Girlfriend," a stripped-down, beatbox-accompanied version of the When I Was Cruel tune culled from a radio broadcast, and topsy-turvy remixes like "Revolution Doll," a radical remake of "Doll Revolution," which he originally wrote for Transvision Vamp's Wendy James. The enhanced CD also includes the video for the song "45," which appeared in simple audio form on When I Was Cruel. Costello fans now have more than ample reason to crack a knowing smile.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/01/2002
Label: Island
UPC: 0044006338828
catalogNumber: 063388

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Elvis Costello & the Imposters   Primary Artist
Elvis Costello   Vocals
Marc Ribot   Guitar
Steve Nieve   Piano,Keyboards
Joey Baron   Drums
Anthony Coleman   Piano
Elena Barere   Concert Master
Greg Cohen   Bass
Davey Faragher   Bass Guitar
Barry Finclair   Violin
Jeanne LeBlanc   Cello
Richard Locker   Cello
Roy Nathanson   Alto Saxophone
Renaud Pion   Clarinet,Soprano Saxophone,Cor anglais
Richard Sortomme   Violin
Pete Thomas   Drums
Vincent Segal   Cello
Vince Lionti   Viola
Enrico DiCecco   Violin

Technical Credits

Elvis Costello   Producer,Orchestration
Steve Nieve   String Ensemble
Phil Edwards   Engineer
Kevin Killen   Producer
Ciaran Cahill   Producer
Leo Pearson   Producer
Kieran Lynch   Producer
Geoffrey Parsons   Composer

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