Elvis Costello and The Imposters - The Boy Named If - Indies Only Limited Edition Purple Vinyl 2LP
Release Date: 14 January 2022
Indies Only Limited Edition Purple Vinyl 2LP
Elvis Costello and The Imposters release, ‘The Boy Named If,’ a new album of urgent, immediate songs with bright melodies, guitar solos that sting and a quick step to the rhythm.
Costello tells us, ”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."
Produced by Sebastian Krys & Elvis Costello - 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," as Costello put it.
Tracklisting: 1. Farewell 2. The Boy if Named 3. Penelope Halfpenny 4. The Difference 5. What If I Can’t Give You Anything But Love 6. Paint the Red Rose Blue 7. Mistook Me For a Fool 8. My Most Beautiful Mistake 9. Magnificent Hurt 10. The Man You Love To Hate 11. Death of Magic Thinking 12. Trick Out The Truth 13. Mr Crescent