Look Now (Vinyl)
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Elvis Costello and The Imposters – Steve Nieve (keyboards), Davey Faragher (bass), Pete Thomas (drums) – have made a sensational new album that ranks alongside the best work this singularly great artist has ever produced.
Recorded in Hollywood, New York City and Vancouver, British Columbia, 'Look Now' is beautiful in its simplicity, reflective in its lyrical vision, surrounded by melodies and orchestrations that are nothing short of heavenly. It's the first album Costello has made with The Imposters since the 2008 release of 'Momofuku' and his first new album since the acclaimed 2013 Roots collaboration, 'Wise Up Ghost'.
'Look Now' is an outstanding 12-strong addition to his song catalogue. Most of the titles were written solely by Elvis Costello although, 'Don't Look Now' and 'Photographs Can Lie' were co-written with Burt Bacharach, who makes a guest appearance, leading The Imposters from the piano for those two ballads.
Another song to which Bacharach contributed, 'He's Given Me Things' features some of the best singing Elvis has ever recorded, while 'Burnt Sugar Is So Bitter' was written with Carole King and closes with a serpentine horn line winding around Steve Nieve's atmospheric keyboard parts.
The album was co-produced by Elvis and Sebastian Krys - the Latin Grammy Producer of the Year for 2007 and 2015, whose love and understanding of music spans both hemispheres.
|Primary Format - Music||Vinyl|
|Artist||ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS|
|Music Genre Primary||Pop & Rock|
- 1. Under Lime
- 2. Don't Look Now
- 3. Burnt Sugar Is So Bitter
- 4. Stripping Paper
- 5. Unwanted Number
- 6. I Let the Sun Go Down
- 7. Mr. & Mrs. Hush
- 8. Photographs Can Lie
- 9. Dishonour the Stars
- 10. Suspect My Tears
- 11. Why Won't Heaven Help Me?
- 12. He's Given Me Things