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Elvis Costello & The Roots - Wise Up Ghost

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Product No.:
ACAP 87490
UPC: 602537440610

180 Gram Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2
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180 Gram LP

One of THE music collaborations of the year

Costello singing like his "Watching the Detectives" era

180-gram gatefold double LP includes MP3 album download

"Really does combine the strengths of its authors: Costelo'e voice, lyrics. and melody are driven by the Roots‘ powerful, swinging groove."— Stereogum

"Sounds like vintage Costello, with a deep. bubbly bassline" — Los Angeles Tlmes

Long-rumored and shrouded in mystery. this collaborative album between Elvis Costello and The Roots promises to be one of the most unexpected and revelatory releases ol 2013. Born out of multiple performances by Coetelo on the Roots' daylnight job at "Late light Wih Jimmy Falon," this album developed organicaly and is definitely a situation where the whole is greater than the sum of the amazing parts. It surprises with how good the two elements gel, but also sounds exactly how you'd think in your wildest dreams. As The Roots‘ ?uestlove notes. "It's a moody. brooding aflair — cathartic rhythms and dissonant lullabies. I went stark and dark on the music. Elvis went HAM on some 'ol Ezra Pound shit."



Side 1
Walk Us Uptown
Sugar Don’t Work
Refuse To Be Saved

Side 2
Wake Me Up
Stick Out Your Tongue

Side 3
Come The Meantimes
(she might be a) Grenade
Cinco Minutos Con Vos

Side 4
Viceroy’s Row
Wise Up Ghost
If I Could Believe

Customer Reviews (1.50 Stars) 2 person(s) rated this product.

Torture for your ears

posted on 05/31/2014
1 Stars
Reviewer: Jeff C - Australia
I took the previous reviewer's suggestion and got the CD instead of the vinyl. But unfortunately the CD sounds very harsh as well. The instrumentation is very flat and 2 dimensional. I found it that bad I abandoned listening after only a few tracks. The songs are good and Elvis’s vocals are great but I just cannot bear the audio torture. Why make a record sound so poor when we have super recording technology now? Recordings made in the 50s and 60s sound waaaay better than this trash.

A decent record, but a disappointing pressing.

posted on 09/27/2013
2 Stars
Like so much new "180-gram vinyl", this release passes itself off as a well-done package: interesting record/collaboration, nice artwork and heavy vinyl. Sonically, it's harsh, digital, and full of vocal siblence. Too bad - it's a record worth buying and enjoying. EC fans will notice lyric snip-its and samples from past records like North and Spike. New songs like "Tripwire" and "Wise Up Ghost" are highlights. I hate to say it, but, you might be better off buying a CD version to best enjoy this album. This should have been pressed by QRP!

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