21 Songs, 1 Hour 10 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Elvis Costello rarities collected on this 1987 release are alluringly loose and fun—listen to the playful cover of The Shirelles’ “Baby It’s You” or the tense recast of Yoko Ono’s “Walking On Thin Ice.” Costello reworks “Blue Chair,” a soulful standout from Blood and Chocolate, and goes big pop on “Big Sister,” big reggae on “So Young,” and big soul with Jimmy Cliff on “Seven Day Weekend.” He teams with T-Bone Burnett for roots-popper “The People’s Limousine” and lovingly covers Sam Cooke’s “Get Yourself Another Fool.”  

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Elvis Costello rarities collected on this 1987 release are alluringly loose and fun—listen to the playful cover of The Shirelles’ “Baby It’s You” or the tense recast of Yoko Ono’s “Walking On Thin Ice.” Costello reworks “Blue Chair,” a soulful standout from Blood and Chocolate, and goes big pop on “Big Sister,” big reggae on “So Young,” and big soul with Jimmy Cliff on “Seven Day Weekend.” He teams with T-Bone Burnett for roots-popper “The People’s Limousine” and lovingly covers Sam Cooke’s “Get Yourself Another Fool.”  

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

thomoz ,

As terrific as Taking Liberties is, this one is even better!

sold in the eighties as an import-only release, these tracks really show off Elvis'
post-Attractions, 1983-88 diversity . . . from ballads to country to a stunning duet
with Nick Lowe. Highly recommended.

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