Pump It Up: Costello's Hardest-Rocking Effort Sounds Livelier, Punchier Than Ever
The first record he made with his legendary backing band the Attractions, This Year's Model is Elvis Costello's most explosive and urgent album. Stylistically versatile and melodically catchy, this where Costello came into his own - and where the chemistry between virtuosic keyboardist Steve Nieve, bassist Bruce Thomas, and drummer Pete Thomas produced one of rock's best groups.
A dynamic maelstrom of emotional spite, bitter frustration, sexual angst, and caustic political commentary, the 1978 set boosted Costello's star and yielded innumerable standards. More than 30 years after its original release, This Year's Model will still leave you breathless.
Mastered from the original tapes, Mobile Fidelity's numbered limited-edition 180-gram LP brings it all to the forefront like never before. Punchier, gutsier, and livelier than any of the myriad CD remasters, this analog edition offers a transparent window onto the Attractions' loose interplay and rabid rhythms.