Actually Elvis Costello and his Many Aliases, with all his Stray Singles and Recordings Compiled to One Disc. Similar in Nature to the Old Taking Liberties Album. this One Just Tied Together Even More Loose Ends. Titles Include Heathen Town / Litt.
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ニック・ロウとのデュエット「Baby It's You」、シングルテイクでモータウン風アレンジの「Blue Chair」、
The album leads off with "Seven Day Weekend," a fun duet with Jimmy Cliff. It's a good tune, but there are better ones that follow. Another duet, "The People's Limousine" with T-Bone Burnett, is much more interesting, and the cover of Burt Bacharach's "Baby It's You" with Nick Lowe also sparkles. Three other cover tunes are also worth noting: a lively version of Smokey Robinson's "Head to Toe", a beautiful version of Richard Thompson's "Withered and Died", and a particularly creative take on Yoko Ono's "Walking on Thin Ice", perhaps the best cover of a Yoko Ono song I've ever heard (granted, there aren't that many out there!).
Costello also re-invents himself with very interesting alternate versions of "American Without Tears" and a total revamping of "Big Sister." I could go on and on, listing yet more memorable songs on here, but hopefully you get the gist of this album. It's similar to "Taking Liberties," the other 1980s collection of Costello B-sides and rarities, but it's a strong collection and highlights some true nuggets from this period of Costello's career, a time when he was clicking on all cylinders and could virtually do no wrong. Ah, I miss those days. Very delightful compilation.