Elvis Costello
Imperial Bedroom(Elvis Costello and Clover)

  1 x LP   180grs   33⅓rpm      + MP3 Download

2015 EU reissue on 180g vinyl + MP3- Imperial Bedroom reflects Costello's migration to composing on piano as well as his listening tastes at the time: Billie Holliday, Cole Porter, Frank Sinatra, Debussy. Intricate, expansive, and complex without ever sou

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Release date: 30-10-2015(originally released in 1982)

2015 EU reissue of the 1982 album on 180g vinyl + MP3- Recorded with famed Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick, Imperial Bedroom stands as Elvis Costello and the Attractions' most highly decorated traditional pop album. Boasting sumptuous arrangements, large-scale instrumentation, ambitious layers, Tin Pan Alley melodies, and orchestrated devices, the 1982 record is a testament to studio creativity and ornate production. Amidst the lavish settings beats the heart of Costello's biting, brutal lyrics that confront domestic malaise and sober emotional reflection. It's little wonder the intelligent effort took top honors in the Village Voice's Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll.

Tracks:
A1 Beyond Belief
A2 Tears Before Bedtime
A3 Shabby Doll
A4 The Long Honeymoon
A5 Man Out Of Time
A6 Almost Blue
A7 ...And In Every Home

B1 The Loved Ones
B2 Human Hands
B3 Kid About It
B4 Little Savage
B5 Boy With A Problem
B6 Pidgin English
B7 You Little Fool
B8 Town Cryer

Ranked in 2005 by Rolling Stone at #166 on the magazine's prestigious list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, Imperial Bedroom overflows with contagious pop, savvy torch, cabaret, chamber, and jazz-influenced fare. If it's details you seek, then look no further. With Emerick's assistance, each tune is distinguished with painstaking sonic accents, blended rhythms, counterpoint bass lines, dazzling passages, and inventive motifs. Accordions, tremolo guitars, organs, harpsichords, marimbas, horns, and an assortment of other instruments help color the subtly dark canvases. A 40-piece orchestra graces the gorgeous "...And In Every Home." And that's just for starters.

Originally intended to be a stripped-down affair, Imperial Bedroom reflects Costello's migration to composing on piano as well as his listening tastes at the time: Billie Holliday, Cole Porter, Frank Sinatra, Debussy. Intricate, expansive, and complex without ever sounding inaccessible, the record includes the now-classic "Man Out of Time," "Beyond Belief," and "Almost Blue," the latter a ballad that Chet Baker included in his live sets until he passed away. In another stroke of brilliance, Costello used the record as an opportunity to address the melancholic changes in both his own personal situation as well as that of England, the songs functioning as smart, sometimes satirical dialogues on issues such as disenchantment, identity, and relationships.

Discs: 1
Drager(LP,EP,12,7,CD): LP
Qual(120grs,150grs,180grs): 180grs
Speed(33,45): 33
Bonus(cd,single,download): MP3 Download
Label: Universal
Originally released: 1982
This release: 2015
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