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Elvis Costello

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Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello Biography

Declan Patrick MacManus, known professionally as Elvis Costello, is an English singer, songwriter, record producer, author and television presenter. Per Rolling Stone, Costello "reinvigorated the literate, lyrical traditions of Bob Dylan and Van Morrison with the raw energy and sass that were principal ethics of punk", noting the "construction of his songs, which set densely layered wordplay in an ever-expanding repertoire of styles." His first album, My Aim Is True (1977), is widely regarded as one of the best debuts in popular music history. It spawned no hit singles, but contains some of Costello's best-known songs, including the ballad "Alison". Costello's next two albums, This Year's Mo...
Declan Patrick MacManus, known professionally as Elvis Costello, is an English singer, songwriter, record producer, author and television presenter. Per Rolling Stone, Costello "reinvigorated the literate, lyrical traditions of Bob Dylan and Van Morrison with the raw energy and sass that were principal ethics of punk", noting the "construction of his songs, which set densely layered wordplay in an ever-expanding repertoire of styles." His first album, My Aim Is True (1977), is widely regarded as one of the best debuts in popular music history. It spawned no hit singles, but contains some of Costello's best-known songs, including the ballad "Alison". Costello's next two albums, This Year's Model (1978) and Armed Forces (1979), recorded with his backing band the Attractions, helped define the new wave genre. From late 1977 through early 1980, each of the eight singles he released reached the UK Top 30. His biggest hit single, "Oliver's Army" (1979), sold more than 400,000 copies in Britain. He has had more modest commercial success in the US, but has earned much critical praise. From 1977 through the early 2000s, Costello's albums regularly ranked high on the Village Voice Pazz & Jop critics' poll, with This Year's Model and Imperial Bedroom (1982) voted the best album of their respective years. His biggest US hit single, "Veronica" (1989), reached number 19 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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Elvis Costello Discography

  • 1977AlbumMy Aim Is True
  • 1980AlbumTaking Liberties
  • 1986AlbumKing of America
  • 1987AlbumOut of Our Idiot
  • 1989AlbumSpike
  • 1991AlbumMighty Like a Rose
  • 1993AlbumThe Juliet Letters
  • 1994AlbumBrutal Youth
  • 1995AlbumKojak Variety
  • 1996AlbumAll This Useless Beauty
  • 1996AlbumHarle: Terror and Magnificence
  • 1998AlbumPainted from Memory: The New Songs of Bacharach & Costello
  • 2001AlbumFor the Stars
  • 2002AlbumWhen I Was Cruel
  • 2003AlbumNorth
  • 2005AlbumMarian McPartland's Piano Jazz Radio Broadcast With Elvis Costello
  • 2005AlbumMy Flame Burns Blue (Live with the Metropole Orkest)
  • 2005AlbumMy Flame Burns Blue - Elvis Costello Live With the Metropole Orkest
  • 2006AlbumThe River In Reverse (Digital Version)
  • 2006SingleWho Are These People?
  • 2007AlbumRock and Roll Music
  • 2007AlbumThe Best of Elvis Costello: The First 10 Years
  • 2007AlbumWelcome to the Voice
  • 2009SingleComplicated Shadows
  • 2009AlbumSecret, Profane & Sugarcane
  • 2009AlbumSecret, Profane and Sugarcane (Alternate Version)
  • 2009AlbumSecret, Profane and Sugarcane (Bonus Track Version)
  • 2010AlbumNational Ransom
  • 2010EPNational Ransom (Installment Paid In Full)
  • 2010AlbumReunited
  • 2012AlbumIn Motion Pictures
  • 2013AlbumWise Up Ghost (And Other Songs)
  • 2013AlbumWise Up Ghost (And Other Songs) [Bonus Tracks]
  • 2015AlbumThe First Ten Years
  • 2015AlbumUnfaithful Music & Soundtrack Album
  • 2017SingleDio come ti amo (feat. Elvis Costello)
  • 2017SingleYou Shouldn't Look At Me That Way (From "Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool")
  • 2018AlbumLook Now
  • 2020AlbumHey Clockface
  • 2020SingleNo Flag (en français)
  • 2020SingleShut Him Down
  • 2021EPLa Face de Pendule à Coucou
  • 2021SingleRevolution #49 (feat. Isabelle Adjani) [En français]
  • 2022EPThe Resurrection Of Rust
  • 2023SingleNew Wave (feat. Elvis Costello)
  • 2023AlbumThe Songs Of Bacharach & Costello (Super Deluxe)
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