Elvis Costello with The Brodsky Quartet

This is an artist you could never attempt to pigeon hole or predict what genre of music his next release will be. Elvis' (born Declan MacManus) Irish side – yes, I know he was born in London – comes out on this album with each song sounding like a story he is telling (the Irish like nothing more than sitting around and swapping stories) set to almost classical or operatic music. In actuality the album is written from the point of view of an Italian professor who is writing letters to Shakespeare's Juliet. The music on the album is largely provided by The Brodsky Quartet. You could never claim that Costello is an artist who repeats himself or plays it safe. The drama abounds on this 2-disc album which was originally released in 1993 and has been fully remastered for this re-release

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