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Imperial Bedroom [180 Gram Vinyl.


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  • With his seventh album, IMPERIAL BEDROOM, Elvis Costello was hailed as being more than just a New Wave rocker. With intricate, Beatlesque arrangements and unusual, sophisticated song structures, Costello emerged as full-blown master craftsman. Some of the more excitable critics of the day declared him a modern Cole Porter. Indeed, it's possible to imagine some 1940s torch singer crooning the slinky "The Long Honeymoon" or the mournful "Kid About It," but the free-associative, polyrhythmic likes of "Beyond Belief" and "Shabby Doll" had never been heard anywhere in pop music before.
  • Undeniably one of Costello's finest hours as a tunesmith, IMPERIAL BEDROOM shows several sides of his musical personality. He's roots-conscious enough to pen a perfect jazz ballad ("Almost Blue," later covered by Chet Baker), but adventurous enough to push the lyrical and harmonic envelope even farther than on his rococo masterpiece, ARMED FORCES.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (11/89) - Ranked #38 in Rolling Stone's "100 Best Albums Of The 80s" survey.

Q (11/94, p.136) - 5 Stars - Indispensable - "...Costello's masterpiece. Rich in musical styles, baroque, Beatlesque and unstoppable...the most endlessly rewarding of all Costello's albums..."

Uncut (01/03, p.138) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...It's baroque majesty still thrills....Elegant, expansive, knotted with concealed emotional conflict, exciting, beautiful..."

NME (Magazine) (9/25/93, p.19) - Ranked #41 in NME's list of The 50 Greatest Albums Of The '80s.
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