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    Goodbye Cruel World (On Sale)

    180 Gram Vinyl


    Now on 180 gram vinyl and re-mastered from the original master tapes, Goodbye Cruel World includes the single "The Only Flame In Town," and "Peace In Our Time.


    Elvis Costello wasn't in a happy place when he began writing Goodbye Cruel World. His marriage collapsed between the record's start and finish. He was also dealing with what he deems the dreadful 80s-a period in which the importance of videos trumped musical merit, the government in his native England engaged in controversial conflicts, and nuclear threats hovered over daily life like a black cloud. What possible good came out of the age? A smart batch of songs that stands up to many of the singer-songwriter's better-known works and an underrated record that now sounds better than ever.


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    1. The Only Flame In Town
    2. Home Truth
    3. Room With No Number
    4. Inch By Inch
    5. Worthless Thing
    6. Love Field
    7. I Wanna Be Loved
    8. The Comedians
    9. Joe Porterhouse
    10. Sour Milk Cow Blues
    11. The Great Unknown
    12. The Deportees Club
    13. Peace In Our Time
    Elvis Costello
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Goodbye Cruel World (On Sale)


    Elvis Costello Goodbye Cruel World on Numbered Limited Edition 180g LP from Mobile Fidelity


    1984 Album Produced by Top Production Team of Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley: Several Songs Enhanced With Top-Flight Horn Arrangements


    Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Mobile Fidelity 180g LP is the Sonically Definitive Version


    Costello and the Attractions Survive Dreadful 80s With Songs Concerning Loss, Identity, and Matters of the Heart


    Part of Mobile Fidelity's Elvis Costello Reissue Series: Singer-Songwriter's First Eleven Studio Albums Available on Sumptuously Sounding 180g LP


    Elvis Costello wasn't in a happy place when he began writing Goodbye Cruel World. His marriage collapsed between the record's start and finish. He was also dealing with what he deems the dreadful 80s-a period in which the importance of videos trumped musical merit, the government in his native England engaged in controversial conflicts, and nuclear threats hovered over daily life like a black cloud. What possible good came out of the age? A smart batch of songs that stands up to many of the singer-songwriter's better-known works and an underrated record that now sounds better than ever.


    Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180g LP at RTI, this collectable edition of Goodbye Cruel World joins Mobile Fidelity's acclaimed Costello reissues series in presenting the icon's most vital records in rich, dynamic, three-dimensional analog sound. Akin to many albums from the era, Goodbye Cruel World was hampered by bright, slick textures on the original pressings and digital counterparts. Here, Costello's fare is revealed to possess a warmer, more organic and intimate character. Costello's voice, as well as his band's nimble rhythms and Steve Nieve's R&B-spiked piano, occupy their own spaces amidst a wide, unconstrained soundstage.


    The improvements rendered by this numbered, limited-edition LP bring significantly new perspective to Costello's mordantly witty songs addressing everything from stark romantic loss to erotic desire. Produced by the hit-making team of Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley, Goodbye Cruel World reflects the polish of the day in places but now reveals a deeper soulfulness, grit, and honesty. Such aspects particularly come to fore on multiple tunes featuring saxophonists Gary Barnacle, trombonist Jim Paterson, and percussionist Luis Jardim-the very first guests ever welcomed on an Attractions album.


    With added instrumental assistance, Costello and Co. traverse styles ranging from rambunctious new-wave rock (The Deportees Club) to frisky New Orleans-derived blues (Sour Milk Cow Blues) to suave, jazzy pop (The Only Flame In Town). In the closing Peace In Our Time, a sobering albeit optimistic song whose verses still apply to contemporary times, Costello crafts the finale to a socio-politically conscious trilogy that began with Shipbuilding and Pills and Soap. It alone is the worth the price of admission to a record that's long deserved a better reputation and, with Mobile Fidelity's reissue, finally gets its just desserts.


    This title is not eligible for further discount.

    1. The Only Flame In Town
    2. Home Truth
    3. Room With No Number
    4. Inch By Inch
    5. Worthless Thing
    6. Love Field
    7. I Wanna Be Loved
    8. The Comedians
    9. Joe Porterhouse
    10. Sour Milk Cow Blues
    11. The Great Unknown
    12. The Deportees Club
    13. Peace In Our Time
    Elvis Costello
    $34.99 $31.49 Save $3.50 (10%)
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Singles

    Following the release of 2009's Goodbye Cruel World, Hello Crueler World, Spider Bags Dan McGee and Gregg Levy joined up with drummer Rock Forbes and toured as a trio in an old Mitsubishi Mirage, with Forbes crammed into the back seat alongside the band's gear. Three of the six 45s mined for Churchkey Records' new collection aptly and simply named Singles were recorded during this period of frenzied creativity. Levy has since returned to the North, replaced by new bassist Steve Oliva, and the three newest songs on Singles offer sightlines to the new line-up's bright future.
    1. Teenage Eyes
    2. Papa Was a Shithead
    3. Walking Walking Nowhere Nowhere
    4. Dog in the Snow
    5. I Wish That I Never Had Fed You
    6. Take it Easy Tonite
    7. Shaunda (I Don't Know My Sign)
    8. Eileen
    9. Professionals
    10. Out of My Head, Into My Bed
    Spider Bags
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