KMA2692 Elvis Costello & The Imposters – The Delivery Man

Another Taranna find…

I don’t always dig on Costello, it has to be the right day for me to want to hear him. But this album has a sweet sound to it, country sensibilities even when it’s not country, bluesy, rockin’ and clear and overall pretty damn listenable – I didn’t skip a single song! In fact, it’s some of the best Costello I’ve heard in a long while.

Add Emmylou Harris and Lucinda Williams as guest vocals, and it just gets better. The album has a cool story behind it, and Tom Waits loves it. So it has that going for it, too.

Hit It Or Quit It? Hit.



Posted on October 7, 2018, in posts by aaron and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.

  1. Somebody posted a pic on FaceCrack the other day that Costello played Tbay back in 1980…


  2. I am the same way. I like Elvis, but I must be in the mood. I can’t just throw something of his on willy-nilly.


  3. I’m awfy fond of this one, Aaron. First Elvis album I heard start to finish… nothing has lived up to it, but I enjoy what I’ve heard.


  4. For me, I find Costello has a high floor but a low ceiling, regardless of the album I’ve heard, it always feels like a B+ or A-.
    Though add in Emmylou & Lucinda vocals, he may set a new ceiling!


  5. I have most of his stuff and will eventually bag this one.


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