Friday, March 27, 2015
The Costello Show (Featuring Elvis Costello): King of America (1986)
The listing for this record in Discogs.com indicates that the record is by The Costello Show (Featuring the Attractions and the Confederates). However, the spine on my copy reads The Costello Show (Featuring Elvis Costello). There may be many versions floating around.
This record serves to highlight an irritating aspect of Discogs.com. This record is not listed under Elvis Costello because it is credited on the sleeve to The Costello Show, even though it is an Elvis Costello record. Under Springsteen, some releases are under Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, one under Bruce Springsteen And The E-Street Band, and others are under Bruce Springsteen. It makes no sense. But, then again, Discogs is filled with errors.
But, back to Mr. Costello, I think this is a pretty good record. It's seems to be a return to a more folk sound. It is mellow and very engaging and I find I play this one more than some of the others in my collection.