Elvis Costello - Almost Blue Numbered Limited Edition

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Elvis Costello and the Attractions Almost Blue on numbered limited edition 180-gram LP from Mobile Fidelity

Costello's soulful 1981 country & western covers album tackles standard tunes by George Jones, Hank Williams, Gram Parsons, and more

Elvis Costello was so enamored with American country music when he finally discovered it, he was motivated to record Almost Blue. Renowned as one of the most passionate and enthusiastic covers albums ever made, the 12-song set finds the iconic singer/songwriter interpreting standards by the likes of Hank Williams, Gram Parsons, George Jones, Merle Haggard, and other legends. Replete with heartbreak, lonesomeness, boozing, cheating, and dreaming, it's laden with country and western's customary themes and dignified by one of the finest performances of Costello and the Attractions' peerless career.

1. Why Don't You Love Me (Like You Used to Do)? (Hank Williams)

2. Sweet Dreams (Don Gibson)

3. Success (Johnny Mullins)

4. I'm Your Toy

5. Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down (Merle Haggard)

6. Brown to Blue (George Jones, Virginia Franks)

7. A Good Year for the Roses (Jerry Chesnut)

8. Sittin' and Thinkin' (Charlie Rich)

9. Colour of the Blues (Lawton Williams, George Jones)

10. Too Far Gone (Billy Sherrill)

11. Honey Hush (Lou Willie Turner)

12. How Much I Lied (Gram Parsons, Pam Rifkin)

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Record Label Mobile Fidelity
Music Genre Vocalist