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 2018-10-07, in posts by aaron and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.

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


  2. 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!


  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. 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.


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


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