Elvis Costello & The Imposters Look Now 180g 2LP
Elvis Costello & The Imposters Look Now 180g 2LP
Genre: Pop Rock
Label: Concord
Size: 12"
Format: 33RPM,

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Elvis Costello & The Imposters Look Now 180g 2LP

Elvis Costello & The Imposters

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CONLP00794
UPC:
888072068254

TAS Rated 4/5 Music, 4/5 Sonics in the February 2019 Issue of The Absolute Sound!

2020 Grammy Award Winner:
• Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Look Now

180g Vinyl Double LP Features Collaborations With Burt Bacharach & Carole King!
Deluxe Edition Featuring 4 Bonus Tracks!

Once again, Elvis Costello releases an album with The Imposters. Their last album together, Momofuku, was released in 2008. This album features collaborations with Burt Bacharach and Carole King. "I knew if we could make an album with the scope of Imperial Bedroom and some of the beauty and emotion of Painted From Memory, we would really have something," Costello says.

The album contains the songs "Under Lime" and "Unwanted Number".

"As a collection of tunes, Look Now is a triumph for Costello, a showcase for how he can enliven a mastery of form with a dramatist's eye. But as an album, Look Now is a success because of the Imposters. Unlike Imperial Bedroom or Painted By Memory, the focus isn't studio trickery or strings but rather the lean muscle of a band who has spent decades following their leader's every whim. They are a sharp, supple outfit that can swing and sigh, sometimes within the same number, as when they effortlessly pivot between bossa nova verses and a radiant chorus during 'Why Won't Heaven Help Me?' This subtle sophistication and palpable flair make Look Now more than a mere set of songs—it's a record worth getting lost within." - Pitchfork

"The production - often bass heavy, and sometimes driven by pounding beats, fleeting piano riffs, and overdriven tremolo guitar - is reminiscent of 1982's masterwork Imperial Bedroom. Costello also has reunited with tunesmith Burt Bacharach on three piano ballads that are among the album's standouts. The acerbic "Burnt Sugar Is So Bitter", co-written with Carole King, features horns and woodwinds. Appropriately, he includes his "Unwanted Number" from the soundtrack to 1996's Grace of My Heart, a film inspired by King's experiences at the hit factory the Brill Building. "I Let the sun Go down" is an elegy for the British Empire, but the ever-defiant Costello shows no sign of surrender." - Greg Cahill, The Absolute Sound, February 2019

Features:
• Deluxe Edition
• 180g Vinyl
• Double LP
• Wide-spine gatefold jacket
• 4 Bonus tracks
• Limited time digital download card

Selections:
Side One:

1. Under Lime
2. Don't Look Now
3. Burnt Sugar Is So Bitter
4. Stripping Paper
Side Two:
1. Unwanted Number
2. I Let The Sun Go Down
3. Mr. And Mrs. Hush
4. Photographs Can Lie
Side Three:
1. Dishonor The Stars
2. Suspect My Tears
3. Why Won't Heaven Help Me?
4. He's Given Me Things
Side Four:
1. Isabelle In Tears
2. Adieu Paris (L'Envie Des Etoiles)
3. The Final Mrs. Curtain
4. You Shouldn't Look At Me That Way
Description

TAS Rated 4/5 Music, 4/5 Sonics in the February 2019 Issue of The Absolute Sound!

2020 Grammy Award Winner:
• Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Look Now

180g Vinyl Double LP Features Collaborations With Burt Bacharach & Carole King!
Deluxe Edition Featuring 4 Bonus Tracks!

Once again, Elvis Costello releases an album with The Imposters. Their last album together, Momofuku, was released in 2008. This album features collaborations with Burt Bacharach and Carole King. "I knew if we could make an album with the scope of Imperial Bedroom and some of the beauty and emotion of Painted From Memory, we would really have something," Costello says.

The album contains the songs "Under Lime" and "Unwanted Number".

"As a collection of tunes, Look Now is a triumph for Costello, a showcase for how he can enliven a mastery of form with a dramatist's eye. But as an album, Look Now is a success because of the Imposters. Unlike Imperial Bedroom or Painted By Memory, the focus isn't studio trickery or strings but rather the lean muscle of a band who has spent decades following their leader's every whim. They are a sharp, supple outfit that can swing and sigh, sometimes within the same number, as when they effortlessly pivot between bossa nova verses and a radiant chorus during 'Why Won't Heaven Help Me?' This subtle sophistication and palpable flair make Look Now more than a mere set of songs—it's a record worth getting lost within." - Pitchfork

"The production - often bass heavy, and sometimes driven by pounding beats, fleeting piano riffs, and overdriven tremolo guitar - is reminiscent of 1982's masterwork Imperial Bedroom. Costello also has reunited with tunesmith Burt Bacharach on three piano ballads that are among the album's standouts. The acerbic "Burnt Sugar Is So Bitter", co-written with Carole King, features horns and woodwinds. Appropriately, he includes his "Unwanted Number" from the soundtrack to 1996's Grace of My Heart, a film inspired by King's experiences at the hit factory the Brill Building. "I Let the sun Go down" is an elegy for the British Empire, but the ever-defiant Costello shows no sign of surrender." - Greg Cahill, The Absolute Sound, February 2019

Features:
• Deluxe Edition
• 180g Vinyl
• Double LP
• Wide-spine gatefold jacket
• 4 Bonus tracks
• Limited time digital download card

Selections:
Side One:

1. Under Lime
2. Don't Look Now
3. Burnt Sugar Is So Bitter
4. Stripping Paper
Side Two:
1. Unwanted Number
2. I Let The Sun Go Down
3. Mr. And Mrs. Hush
4. Photographs Can Lie
Side Three:
1. Dishonor The Stars
2. Suspect My Tears
3. Why Won't Heaven Help Me?
4. He's Given Me Things
Side Four:
1. Isabelle In Tears
2. Adieu Paris (L'Envie Des Etoiles)
3. The Final Mrs. Curtain
4. You Shouldn't Look At Me That Way
ISBN
Genre
Pop Rock
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
1.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Artist
Elvis Costello & The Imposters
Title
Look Now
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
Record Speed
33RPM
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
07-30-2018
Release Date
10-10-2018
Availability
In Stock
Format
Vinyl
ASSOC
R
Scratch & Dent
0
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