602517260849

Details

Format: CD
Label: Hip-O
Catalog: 08633
Rel. Date: 05/01/2007
UPC: 602517260849

Goodbye Cruel World [Digipak] [Limited]
Artist: Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Format: CD
New: Not on Hand, Let us get it for you
Wish

Available Formats and Editions

Reviews:

''Goodbye Cruel World'' was Elvis Costello's ninth album overall and eighth with backing band The Attractions. It was released in 1984 by F-Beat Records in the UK and Columbia in the US.

The album's production (by Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley, who also produced the previous ''Punch the Clock''), was not in line with Costello's other works, relying heavily on electronics and an overall slick, trendy feel. Thus, the record is not regarded among his better works; Costello's liner notes to the 1995 reissue on Rykodisc open with the statement, "Congratulations! You just bought the worst album of my career."

"I Wanna Be Loved" is a cover of a Hi Records single by Teacher's Edition and features backing vocals by Green Gartside of Scritti Politti. "The Only Flame in Town" features vocals by Daryl Hall.

The album credits keyboardist Steve Nieve providing "random racket" under the name, "Maurice Worm."

The graphic novel ''Watchmen'' quotes from the chorus of the song "The Comedians" at the end of chapter two: ''And I'm up while the dawn is breaking, even though my heart is aching. I should be drinking a toast to absent friends instead of these comedians.'' - Wikipedia