Album Details

RELEASE
1989
LABEL
Warner Bros.
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, College Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock

Album Review

Throughout his career Elvis Costello has always been prolific; thus it was surprising, even given the change in record labels for the US, when he took a whole 20 months between Blood & Chocolate and this follow-up. But the musical growth he exhibits makes the wait worthwhile. The musical settings range from the stark folk of "Tramp the Dirt Down" to the pop sprightliness of "Veronica" (a collaboration with Paul McCartney that became Costello's first American Top 20 hit) and the New Orleans jazz sound of "Deep Dark Truthful Mirror," featuring the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. The lyrics are among his best.
William Ruhlmann, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. ...This Town...http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=294809838&id=294809684&at=11l9vR
  2. Let Him Danglehttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=294809840&id=294809684&at=11l9vR
  3. Deep Dark Truthful Mirrorhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=294809841&id=294809684&at=11l9vR
  4. Veronicahttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=294809842&id=294809684&at=11l9vR
  5. God's Comichttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=294809843&id=294809684&at=11l9vR
  6. Chewing Gumhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=294809844&id=294809684&at=11l9vR
  7. Tramp the Dirt Downhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=294809845&id=294809684&at=11l9vR
  8. Stalin Malonehttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=294809846&id=294809684&at=11l9vR
  9. Satellitehttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=294809847&id=294809684&at=11l9vR
  10. Pads, Paws and Clawshttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=294809848&id=294809684&at=11l9vR
  11. Baby Plays Aroundhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=294809849&id=294809684&at=11l9vR
  12. Miss MacBethhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=294809852&id=294809684&at=11l9vR
  13. Any King's Shillinghttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=294809853&id=294809684&at=11l9vR
  14. Coal-Train Robberieshttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=294809854&id=294809684&at=11l9vR
  15. Last Boat Leavinghttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=294809855&id=294809684&at=11l9vR