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Man Out Of Time

by Elvis Costello

Imperial Bedroom by Elvis Costello

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Man Out Of Time

by Elvis Costello

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Label: Hip-O Records
Before Imperial Bedroom, Nick Lowe was Elvis Costello's producer of choice. For this 1982 masterwork, Costello turned to Beatles producer/engineer Geoff Emerick for an album that reaches for the grandeur of Lennon/McCArtney and to sophisticated songwriters such as Bacharach, Porter and Gershwyn. That's a tall artistic mountain to climb but Costello actually succeeds by always sounding like himself instead of just a pastiche of influences. Best song? Take your pick -- "Man Out of Time," "Kid About It," "Beyond Belief," "Town Cryer" or "Almost Blue" which has gone on to become a modern jazz standard. Costello would lose some of his intense focus after this, often releasing sets with many incredible songs on them instead of complete, knockout albums.

About This Album

Before Imperial Bedroom, Nick Lowe was Elvis Costello's producer of choice. For this 1982 masterwork, Costello turned to Beatles producer/engineer Geoff Emerick for an album that reaches for the grandeur of Lennon/McCArtney and to sophisticated songwriters such as Bacharach, Porter and Gershwyn. That's a tall artistic mountain to climb but Costello actually succeeds by always sounding like himself instead of just a pastiche of influences. Best song? Take your pick -- "Man Out of Time," "Kid About It," "Beyond Belief," "Town Cryer" or "Almost Blue" which has gone on to become a modern jazz standard. Costello would lose some of his intense focus after this, often releasing sets with many incredible songs on them instead of complete, knockout albums.

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About This Album

Before Imperial Bedroom, Nick Lowe was Elvis Costello's producer of choice. For this 1982 masterwork, Costello turned to Beatles producer/engineer Geoff Emerick for an album that reaches for the grandeur of Lennon/McCArtney and to sophisticated songwriters such as Bacharach, Porter and Gershwyn. That's a tall artistic mountain to climb but Costello actually succeeds by always sounding like himself instead of just a pastiche of influences. Best song? Take your pick -- "Man Out of Time," "Kid About It," "Beyond Belief," "Town Cryer" or "Almost Blue" which has gone on to become a modern jazz standard. Costello would lose some of his intense focus after this, often releasing sets with many incredible songs on them instead of complete, knockout albums.