Costello, Elvis & the Imposters Boy Named If

Vendor: Universal
Edition: Colored Vinyl


2 X 180 GRAM VINYL. (Pre-order, out 28-01-22)

The record is described as having “urgent, immediate songs with bright melodies, guitar solos that sting and a quick step to the rhythm”. Costello himself says that the album is a collection of thirteen snapshots “That take us from the last days of a bewildered boyhood to that mortifying moment when you are told to stop acting like a child – which for most men (and perhaps a few gals too) can be any time in the next fifty years”. You can preview ‘Magnificent Hurt’, below. Costello goes on to explain the album’s title. “The full title of this record is ‘The Boy Named If (And Other Children’s Stories).’  ‘IF,’ is a nickname for your imaginary friend; your secret self, the one who knows everything you deny, the one you blame for the shattered crockery and the hearts you break, even your own”.


A1: Farewell, OK
A2: The Boy Named If
A3: Penelope Halfpenny
A4: The Difference
B1: What If I Can't Give You Anything But Love?
B2: Paint The Red Rose Blue
B3: Mistook Me For A Friend
C1: My Most Beautiful Mistake
C2: Magnificent Hurt
C3: The Man You Love To Hate
D1: The Death Of Magic Thinking
D2: Trick Out The Truth
D3: Mr. Crescent




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