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Format: CD
Sku: 211900906
UPC: 081227984977
UPC 14: 00081227984977
Release Date: 9/22/2009
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Other Side of Summer, The ~ Elvis Costello
2. Hurry Down Doomsday (The Bugs Are Taking Over) - (featuring Marc Ribot) ~ Elvis Costello
3. How to Be Dumb ~ Elvis Costello
4. All Grown Up ~ Elvis Costello
5. Invasion Hit Parade ~ Elvis Costello
6. Harpies Bizarre ~ Elvis Costello
7. After the Fall ~ Elvis Costello
8. Georgie and Her Rival ~ Elvis Costello
9. So Like Candy ~ Elvis Costello
10. Interlude: Couldn't Call It Unexpected No. 2 - (featuring The Dirty Dozen Brass Band) ~ Elvis Costello
11. Playboy To a Man ~ Elvis Costello
12. Sweet Pear - (featuring The Dirty Dozen Brass Band) ~ Elvis Costello
13. Broken ~ Elvis Costello
14. Couldn't Call It Unexpected No. 4 ~ Elvis Costello

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote 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);
Muze PNote Rob Wasserman, Nick Lowe, T-Bone Wolk, Jerry Scheff (bass); Pete Thomas, Lionel Batiste (drums); Donal Lunny (bodhran); The Chieftains.
Muze PNote Producers include: Mitchell Froom, Kevin Killen, Donal Lunny, Paddy Moloney, Rob Wasserman.
Muze PNote Recorded between 1990 & 1991. Originally released on Warner Brothers (26575).
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Kevin Killen.
Muze PNote 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."

Engineer: Kevin Killen

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Nick Lowe
Muze Guest Artist Marc Ribot
Muze Guest Artist Rob Wasserman
Muze Guest Artist The Chieftains
Muze Guest Artist Mitchell Froom
Muze Guest Artist Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations September Songs
Muze Music Compilations Big Lebowski
Muze Music Compilations Sopranos
Muze Music Compilations Sopranos-Peppers & Eggs (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations No Doubt-Everything in Time
Muze Music Compilations Marian Mcpartland's Piano Jazz
Muze Music Compilations The Legend
Muze Music Compilations Essential Chieftains
Muze Music Compilations Project-Anthology of American Folk Music
Muze Music Compilations Anchored In Love:tribute To June Cart
Muze Music Compilations House
Muze Music Compilations Mtv Unplugged(w/ Bonus DVD)
Muze Music Compilations Mar Dulce
Muze Music Compilations Family and Friends: Rambling Boy
Muze Music Compilations List
Muze Music Compilations Chimes Of Freedom:songs Of Bob Dylan
Muze Music Compilations Quiet About It:tribute/jesse Winchest
Muze Music Compilations Anyone Who Had A Heart
Muze Music Compilations Thanks For Sharing
Muze Music Compilations Shout
Muze Music Compilations Playlist:very Best Of George Jones Du
Muze Music Compilations Original Album Classics
Muze Music Compilations Original Album Classics
Muze Music Compilations Another Day Another Time:celebrating
Muze Music Compilations Icon
Muze Music Compilations T Bone Burnett Presents:speaking Cloc
Muze Music Compilations Lost Highway
Muze Music Compilations Boardwalk Empire V3:music Hbo (ost)

Associated Artists and Works

Attractions (The)
King of America [Digipak] ~ Costello
Elvis Costello / Brodsky Quarte
Frisell, Bill
Jazz Passengers
Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Radio Broadcast ~ McPartland, Marian
My Flame Burns Blue ~ Metropole Orchestra
My Flame Burns Blue ~ Metropole Orchestra
My Flame Burns Blue ~ Metropole Orkest
My Flame Burns Blue ~ Metropole Orkest
Nieve, Steve
Original Soundtrack
Richard Harvey (Techno)
Roots (The)
Wise Up Ghost and Other Songs [Digipak] ~ Roots (The)
Toussaint, Allen

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 09/22/2009
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1991
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 26575
Music Label Name Label : Warner Bros.
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00081227984977

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.."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Costello,Elvis
Product attributeLabel:   Rhin/mesa/bluemoon Records
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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