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||National Ransom||Elvis Costello||4:04||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Jimmie Standing In the Rain||Elvis Costello||4:15||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Stations of the Cross||Elvis Costello||4:58||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||A Slow Drag With Josephine||Elvis Costello||2:42||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Five Small Words||Elvis Costello||4:44||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Church Underground||Elvis Costello||5:01||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||You Hung the Moon||Elvis Costello||3:54||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Bullets for the New-Born King||Elvis Costello||3:34||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||I Lost You||Elvis Costello||2:55||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Dr. Watson, I Presume||Elvis Costello||3:40||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||One Bell Ringing||Elvis Costello||3:37||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||The Spell That You Cast||Elvis Costello||2:31||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||That's Not the Part of Him You're Leaving||Elvis Costello||4:42||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||My Lovely Jezebel||Elvis Costello||2:31||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||All These Strangers||Elvis Costello||5:53||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||A Voice In the Dark||Elvis Costello||3:33||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||I Hope||Elvis Costello||3:33||$1.29||View In iTunes|
|BookletDigital Booklet - National Ransom||Elvis Costello||--||Album Only||View In iTunes|
Recorded in eleven days in Los Angeles and Nashville with producer T Bone Burnett and an all-star cast of players, National Ransom is a maddeningly diverse collection of tunes that reference difficult political situations with an old-world touch. Guests from Vince Gill to Leon Russell to Buddy Miller help make this an album that runs through all popular music of the 20th century. “A Slow Drag With Josephine” is spirited parlor music, with Marc Ribot on banjo and Dennis Crouch on double bass. “Five Small Words” settles into a middle-of-the-road countrybilly-rock bounce, with longtime drummer Pete Thomas holding it all together. “Church Underground” adds Steve Nieve on piano and Hammond organ. “Bullets for the New-Born King” is a simple acoustic ballad. “I Lost You,” co-written with Jim Lauderdale, is a confident song of love lost. National Ransom lacks the fire of the greatest Elvis Costello music, but it still features plenty of thoughtful moments worthy of further discussion.
A Classy New Classic by Elvis C
It amazes me how much more talented the survivors of 20th Century are compared to the so called "artists" of today. Don't understand why people waste money on Justin Bieber when new music like this is available.
Elvis is the best
Just heard this stuff at the annual Bridge school benefit. these new songs are just outstanding.
Elvis Is Back!
Definitely Elvis' best in years--great lyrics, great melodies, great voice. "That's Not the Part of Him You're Leaving" is the best song of the 21st century!
Born: August 25, 1954 in Paddington, London, England
Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s