Mighty Like A Rose CD (2009)

Artist: Elvis Costello

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Product Overview


Label Rhino Records
SKU 211900906
UPC 081227984977
UPC 14 00081227984977
Format CD
Release Date 9/22/2009
Author Elvis Costello
Associated Artist/Work Attractions (The)
Associated Artist/Work Costello
Associated Artist/Work Elvis Costello / Brodsky Quarte
Associated Artist/Work Frisell, Bill
Associated Artist/Work Jazz Passengers
Associated Artist/Work McPartland, Marian
Associated Artist/Work Metropole Orchestra
Associated Artist/Work Metropole Orkest
Associated Artist/Work Nieve, Steve
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work Richard Harvey (Techno)
Associated Artist/Work Roots (The)
Associated Artist/Work Toussaint, Allen
Technical Info
Engineer Kevin Killen
CatalogID 26575
Lable Name Warner Bros.
Released 09/22/2009
Original Release 1991
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 54m : 19s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00081227984977
Musical Guests
Nick Lowe
Marc Ribot
Rob Wasserman
The Chieftains
Mitchell Froom
Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Elvis Costello (vocals, acoustic, electric & 12-string guitars, piano, celeste, chamberlin); Mary Coughlan (vocals); Marc Ribot (acoustic & electric guitars, banjo, cornet, horn); James Burton (acoustic & elcetric guitars); Andrew Findon (flute); Davy Spillane (Uilleann pipes); Nicholas Bucknall (clarinet); Richard Morgan (oboe); Neil Levesley (bassoon); Kevin Harris (tenor saxophone); Roger Lewis (baritone saxophone); Gregory Davis, Efrem Towns (trumpet); Simon Rayner (French horn); Charles Joseph (trombone); Larry Knechtel (piano, harmonium, Clavinet, Hammond B-3 organ, calliope);
Rob Wasserman, Nick Lowe, T-Bone Wolk, Jerry Scheff (bass); Pete Thomas, Lionel Batiste (drums); Donal Lunny (bodhran); The Chieftains.
Producers include: Mitchell Froom, Kevin Killen, Donal Lunny, Paddy Moloney, Rob Wasserman.
Recorded between 1990 & 1991. Originally released on Warner Brothers (26575).
Audio Mixer: Kevin Killen.
By the early '90s, Elvis Costello had forgotten more about songcraft and record production than most musicians would ever learn, earning him titles like "modern-day Gershwin." MIGHTY LIKE A ROSE is where he starts showing off his smarts. It's far and away Elvis' most elaborate effort, both in terms of composition and arrangement, making his collaboration with the Brodsky Quartet sound like a Ramones album. Aided by Mitchell Froom and innovative guitarist Marc Ribot, Costello turns out arty, harmonically sophisticated tunes that never go where you expect them to, either musically or lyrically. Ironically, it's the simplest tunes on what could fairly be called Costello's SERGEANT PEPPER that make the most impact, like the very Leonard Cohen-ish "After the Fall" and the elegant melancholy of the McCartney collaboration "So Like Candy."
Professional Reviews
Q (1/92) - One of Q Magazine's "50 best albums of 1991."
Q (6/91) - 5 Stars - Indispensable "..unleashes the barking mad but inspired Costello of TRUST, IMPERIAL BEDROOM and BLOOD AND CHOCOLATE, where the chainsaw slashes through dictionary and the tunes pile on pastiche and parody...Bitter and twisted...inventive music with cryptic meanings...Classic Costello, perhaps even his best yet.."
Down Beat (6/91) - 3.5 Stars - Good plus - "...contains some of the finest individual songs he's recorded...complex, well-crafted pop music..."
Musician (5/91) - "...probably his best album in years...A significant move forward for Costello...sprawling and dense musically and lyrically, it at once contains Costello's punchiest melodies since ARMED FORCES and some of his most convoluted ever.."
Disc 1
1 Other Side of Summer, The
2 Hurry Down Doomsday (The Bugs Are Taking Over) - (featuring Marc Ribot)
3 How to Be Dumb
4 All Grown Up
5 Invasion Hit Parade
6 Harpies Bizarre
7 After the Fall
8 Georgie and Her Rival
9 So Like Candy
10 Interlude: Couldn't Call It Unexpected No. 2 - (featuring The Dirty Dozen Brass Band)
11 Playboy To a Man
12 Sweet Pear - (featuring The Dirty Dozen Brass Band)
13 Broken
14 Couldn't Call It Unexpected No. 4
Product Attributes
Artist Costello,Elvis
Label Rhin/mesa/bluemoon Records
Music Format Compact Disc
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