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Performer: Elvis Costello & The Imposters
Title: Look Now
Country: US
Released: 2018
Style: Indie Rock, Pop Rock
Rating: 4.6
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Look Now is the 30th studio album by singer-songwriter Elvis Costello and his band, The Imposters and was his first studio album in five years. Costello wrote and produced a large majority of the album himself, with co-production help from Sebastian Krys, a Latin Grammy Producer of the Year in 2007 and 2015. He co-wrote a new track with Carole King ("Burnt Sugar Is So Bitter") and worked with Burt Bacharach on three other songs.

Complete your Elvis Costello & The Imposters collection.

Imposters drummer Pete Thomas cobbled a few of the demos Costello had sent into a playlist, modeling it after Dusty Springfield’s sultry 1969 classic, Dusty in Memphis. Intrigued by the sequencing, Costello began to fashion an album from these homeless tunes and stray songs, poaching from his unfinished musicals and rifling through his cupboards of compositions. Echoing Momofuku, the 2008 album that marks the last time Costello recorded with the Imposters, Look Now plays at first like a simple set of songs that eschews grand concepts for immediacy

Elvis Costello released 'Look Now,' his first album in five years. History repeats the old conceits, Elvis Costello sang thirty-six years ago on Imperial Bedroom, his finest hour of versatile pop mastery. But even back then, he was rarely interested in repeating himself – going from the angry, young almost-punk of 1978’s This Year’s Model to the literate, political New Wave of 1979’s Armed Forces to his soul record Get Happy! to the barbed pop of Trust and the country tribute Almost Blue. That dead-end sense haunts the people he sings about on much of Look Now; they’re further down the road of life yet just as troubled because, as always, a satisfied person in an Elvis Costello feels like someone who got off at the wrong bus stop.

For this 25th studio album, Look Now, eight years after the brittle Americana of National Ransom, Costello takes the 20th anniversary of his Burt Bacharach collaboration Painted From Memory as an opportunity to respark his old easy-listening flame. We’ll tell you what’s true. You can form your own view. He claims to have reconvened his backing band The Imposters to channel 1982’s edgy Imperial Bedroom, and opener Under Lime is a soulful cousin to that album’s centrepiece Man Out of Time. But Look Now is far closer to his undervalued 1983 classic Punch the Clock, when he handed his most northern soul pop songs to Madness producers Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley and had them liberally coated in the sort of brass gloss with which the duo replastered Our House.

On Look Now, Costello and the Imposters are the world’s greatest pit band. That’s said knowing that it may come off as an insult to non-theater geeks, or to the contingent of fans who didn’t wait patiently all these years just to get what sound like excerpts from an unproduced Off Broadway musical. But it’s meant as a raging endorsement of Costello’s rage-free side. If you’re not a musicals guy or gal, or if you’re part of the vocal minority in the Costello fandom that thought the Painted From Memory album was a slow, overdramatic slog beaten down by too much vibrato, I’m probably not making Look Now sound like much fun. It is. The album is on the elegant side, to be sure, but it’s elegance with a distinct pulse, as the Imposters lean into soulful swing and Costello avoids the outright belting that you either loved or didn’t in the ’90s to do the most nuanced cooing and yelping of his career.

Look Now. Elvis Costello & The Imposters. Released October 12, 2018. 1. Under Lime Lyrics. 2. Don't Look Now Lyrics.

Relationships Heartache Introspection Classy Gatherings Nighttime. Elvis Costello, Elvis Costello & the Imposters. Elvis Costello had already taken a few steps from the "angry young man" persona that dominated his first two albums by the time he began work on 1982's Imperial Bedroom, but that was the disc where his evolution from brash upsetter to gifted pop craftsman began in earnest. In 2017, Costello staged a concert tour in which he re-imagined the songs from that LP, and while that may or may not have put those tunes and their style back into his mind, 2018's Look Now certainly is an extension of the mature and literate pop songwriting that he first fully embraced in that material.

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A1 Under Lime
Arranged By [Horn & Woodwind Arrangement By] – Elvis CostelloArranged By [Vocal Arrangement By] – Elvis CostelloBacking Vocals [Vocal Group] – Davey Faragher, Elvis Costello, Tommy FaragherBass – Davey FaragherBassoon – Michael RabinowitzDrums, Tambourine – Pete ThomasPiano – Steve NievePiccolo Flute, Flute – Sheryl HenzeTenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – Doug WieselmanTrombone – Clark GaytonTrumpet, Piccolo Trumpet – Steve Bernstein*Vocals, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Twelve-String Guitar, Vibraphone – Elvis CostelloWritten-By [Words & Music] – Elvis Costello
5:35
A2 Don't Look Now
Bass – Davey FaragherDrums – Pete ThomasElectric Organ [Unichord] – Steve NieveMusic By – Burt BacharachPiano – Burt BacharachVocals, Electric Guitar – Elvis CostelloWords By – Elvis Costello
2:28
A3 Burnt Sugar Is So Bitter
Alto Saxophone – Doug WieselmanArranged By [Horn & Woodwind Arrangement By] – Elvis CostelloArranged By [Vocal Arrangement By] – Elvis CostelloBacking Vocals [Vocal Group] – Briana Lee, Davey Faragher, Elvis Costello, Kitten KuroiBass – Davey FaragherDrums, Tambourine – Pete ThomasMusic By – Carole King, Elvis CostelloPiano, Organ [Vox Continental Organ], Keyboards [Electronic Keyboard] – Steve NievePiccolo Flute – Sheryl HenzeTrombone – Clark GaytonTrumpet – Steve Bernstein*Vocals, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar [Spanish Guitar] – Elvis CostelloWords By – Elvis Costello
4:16
A4 Stripping Paper
Alto Flute – Sheryl HenzeAlto Saxophone – Lawrence FeldmanArranged By [Wind Quartet Arrangement By] – Elvis CostelloBass – Davey FaragherBass Clarinet – Doug WieselmanDrums – Pete ThomasFrench Horn – Christopher Komer*Piano, Mellotron – Steve NieveVocals, Acoustic Guitar, Celesta, Glockenspiel – Elvis CostelloWritten-By [Words & Music] – Elvis Costello
3:52
B1 Unwanted Number
Arranged By [Vocal Arrangement By] – Elvis CostelloBacking Vocals [Vocal Group] – Briana Lee, Davey Faragher, Elvis Costello, Kitten KuroiBass – Davey FaragherDrums, Tambourine – Pete ThomasPiano, Organ [Vox Continental Organ], Keyboards [Electronic Keyboard] – Steve NieveVocals, Electric Guitar, Piano [Intro Piano], Synthesizer [Mini-Moog] – Elvis CostelloWritten-By [Words & Music] – Elvis Costello
3:33
B2 I Let The Sun Go Down
Arranged By [Vocal Arrangement By] – Elvis CostelloBacking Vocals [Vocal Group] – Davey Faragher, Elvis Costello, Tommy FaragherBass – Davey FaragherDrums – Pete ThomasFrench Horn – Christopher Komer*Orchestrated By, Conductor [Orchestration Written & Conducted By] – Elvis CostelloPiano [Challen Upright Piano], Organ, Keyboards [Twilight Keyboards] – Steve NieveViola – Christopher Cardona*, Katarzyna Bryla-WeissViola, Contractor [String Contractor] – Juliet HaffnerViolin – Antoine Silverman, Claire Chan, Cyrus Beroukhim, Louise OwenViolin [Concertmaster] – Robert ChausowVioloncello – Erik FriedlanderVocals, Whistling, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Slide Guitar – Elvis CostelloWritten-By [Words & Music] – Elvis Costello
4:26
B3 Mr. And Mrs. Hush
Arranged By [Horn Arrangement By] – Elvis CostelloArranged By [Vocal Arrangement By] – Elvis CostelloBacking Vocals [Vocal Group] – Davey Faragher, Elvis Costello, Tommy FaragherBass – Davey FaragherDrums – Pete ThomasPiano – Steve NieveTenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – Doug WieselmanTrombone, Bass Trombone – Clark GaytonTrumpet – Steve Bernstein*Vocals, Electric Piano [Wurlitzer], Electric Guitar – Elvis CostelloWritten-By [Words & Music] – Elvis Costello
3:46
B4 Photographs Can Lie
Bass – Davey FaragherDrums – Pete ThomasKeyboards [Electronic Keyboard] – Steve NieveMusic By – Burt BacharachPercussion – Sebastian KrysPiano – Burt BacharachVocals, Electric Guitar – Elvis CostelloWords By – Elvis Costello
3:38
C1 Dishonor The Stars
Backing Vocals [Vocal Group] – Elvis CostelloBass – Davey FaragherDrums – Pete ThomasGrand Piano – Steve NieveVocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Organ [Otello & Hammond B-3 Organs], Piano [Plucked Piano], Vibraphone, Backing Vocals [Vocal Group] – Elvis CostelloWritten-By [Words & Music] – Elvis Costello
3:18
C2 Suspect My Tears
Arranged By [Vocal Arrangement By (With)] – Davey FaragherArranged By [Vocal Arrangement By] – Elvis CostelloBacking Vocals [Vocal Group] – Briana Lee, Davey Faragher, Elvis Costello, Kitten KuroiBass – Davey FaragherBassoon – Michael RabinowitzDrums – Pete ThomasElectric Piano [Wurlitzer], Grand Piano, Mellotron – Steve NieveOrchestrated By, Conductor [String Orchestration Written & Conducted By] – Elvis CostelloViola – Christopher Cardona*, Katarzyna Bryla-WeissViola, Contractor [String Contractor] – Juliet HaffnerViolin – Antoine Silverman, Claire Chan, Cyrus Beroukhim, Louise OwenViolin [Concertmaster] – Robert ChausowVioloncello – Erik FriedlanderVocals, Electric Guitar [Electric Guitars], Celesta, Vibraphone – Elvis CostelloWritten-By [Words & Music] – Elvis Costello
4:49
C3 Why Won't Heaven Help Me?
Arranged By [Vocal Arrangement By] – Elvis CostelloBacking Vocals [Vocal Group] – Briana Lee, Davey Faragher, Elvis Costello, Kitten KuroiBass – Davey FaragherDrums, Percussion, Tambourine – Pete ThomasElectric Piano [Fender Rhodes Electric Piano], Grand Piano, Organ [Vox Continental Organ] – Steve NieveVocals, Guitar [Wah-Wah Guitar], Acoustic Guitar – Elvis CostelloWritten-By [Words & Music] – Elvis Costello
3:22
C4 He's Given Me Things
Bass – Davey FaragherDrums – Pete ThomasElectric Piano [Wurlitzer], Grand Piano, Keyboards [Electronic Keyboard] – Steve NieveMusic By – Burt Bacharach, Elvis CostelloOrchestrated By, Conductor [String Orchestration Written & Conducted By] – Elvis CostelloViola – Christopher Cardona*, Katarzyna Bryla-WeissViola, Contractor [String Contractor] – Juliet HaffnerViolin – Antoine Silverman, Claire Chan, Cyrus Beroukhim, Louise OwenViolin [Concertmaster] – Robert ChausowVioloncello – Erik FriedlanderVocals, Electric Guitar, Celesta – Elvis CostelloWords By – Elvis Costello
4:11
D1 Isabelle In Tears
Grand Piano – Steve NieveVocals, Guitar [Vagabond Guitar], Piano [Plucked Piano], Glockenspiel – Elvis CostelloWritten-By [Words & Music] – Elvis Costello
4:02
D2 Adieu Paris (L'envie Des Etoiles)
Bass – Davey FaragherDrums – Pete ThomasEngineer [Assistant Engineer] – Joel HodsonEngineer [Rhythm Section Engineered By] – David Kalish, Tim SonnefeldGrand Piano, Organ [Otello Organ] – Steve NieveOrgan [Hammond B-3 Organ], Piano [Rhythm Piano] – Neil LarsenRecorded By [Additional Recording By] – Sebastian KrysVocals, Electric Guitar – Elvis CostelloWritten-By [Words & Music] – Elvis Costello
3:31
D3 The Final Mrs. Curtain
Arranged By [Horns Arranged By] – Elvis CostelloBacking Vocals [Vocal Group] – Elvis CostelloBass – Davey FaragherDrums, Percussion – Pete ThomasPiano, Keyboards [Electronic Keyboard] – Steve NieveTenor Saxophone – Doug WieselmanTrombone – Clark GaytonTrumpet, Flugelhorn – Steven BernsteinVocals, Guitar [Spanish Guitar], Vibraphone – Elvis CostelloWritten-By [Words & Music] – Elvis Costello
2:58
D4 You Shouldn't Look At Me That Way
Alto Flute – Mark McGregor Bass – Davey FaragherBass Clarinet – AK CoopeCello – Finn Manniche, Olivia BlanderDouble Bass – Les KasprzakDrums – Pete ThomasEngineer [Assistant Engineer] – Spencer BleasdaleEngineer [Vocal, Orchestral & Additional Recording Engineered By] – Paul SilveiraFlugelhorn – Brad Turner Mixed By – Paul SilveiraPiano [Motif Piano] – Steve NieveProducer – Elvis CostelloRecorded By [Rhythm Section Recorded By] – John PaternoRecorded By [Steve Nieve Recorded By] – Guillaume LejaultViola – Henry Lee , Isabelle Roland, Markus TakizawaViolin – Cameron Wilson , Domagoj Ivanovic, Ken Lin, Rick Dorfer, Yun JungViolin [Concertmaster] – Mark FerrisVocals, Piano [Main Accompanying Piano], Electric Guitar, Celesta – Elvis CostelloWritten-By [Words & Music] – Elvis Costello
4:31

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Elvis Costello
  • Copyright (c) – Elvis Costello
  • Licensed To – Concord Records
  • Published By – Sideways Songs
  • Published By – New Hidden Valley
  • Published By – Lushmole Music
  • Published By – Plangent Visions Music Inc.
  • Recorded At – Eastwest Studios
  • Recorded At – United Recording Studios
  • Recorded At – The Village Studios
  • Recorded At – Electric Lady Studios
  • Recorded At – Sullivan Street Studios
  • Recorded At – Armoury Studios
  • Recorded At – Red Star Recording
  • Recorded At – Studio De La Grande Armée
  • Mixed At – The Big Top Studios
  • Mastered At – Gateway Mastering Studios, Inc.
  • Lacquer Cut At – Bernie Grundman Mastering
  • Pressed By – GZ Media – 177549E

Credits

  • Artwork ["Mirar, Mirar, " "Tell-Aye, " "Neu Aye" & "T.V. Eye" By] – Eamon Singer*
  • Coordinator [Production Coordinator] – Ivy Skoff
  • Copyist [Charts], Producer [Pre-Production] – Doug Emery
  • Engineer – Sebastian Krys
  • Engineer [2nd Engineer] – Chaz Sexton, Gosha Usov, Kerry Pompeo, Scott Moore , Seth Presant, Spencer Bleasdale
  • Engineer [Additional Engineering] – Ron Taylor
  • Lacquer Cut By – Chris Bellman
  • Layout [Sleeve Layout] – Coco Shinomiya
  • Management – Macklam Feldman Management
  • Mastered By – Bob Ludwig
  • Mixed By – Sebastian Krys
  • Photography By – Elvis Costello, Sebastian Krys
  • Producer – Elvis Costello, Sebastian Krys
  • Producer [Production Assistant] – Duarte Figueira
  • Score Editor [Score Preparation], Music Librarian – Nicole Walker
  • Technician [Guitar & Backline] – Tim Mech
  • Transcription By [Musical Transcription] – Jeremy Levy

Notes

Hype sticker says:
'Deluxe edition with 4 bonus tracks
First new album with the Imposters in 10 years
2-LP-180 gram
00888072068254'

Released in gatefold sleeve with printed inner sleeves with lyrics and credits.

Categorys appear as follows:
00888072068254 on hype sticker, spine, back cover, sleeves and labels,
00888072068261 sleeve of LP1, A&B side labels and runouts and
00888072068285 sleeve of LP2, C&D side labels and runouts.

Publishing
Elvis Costello: © Sideways Songs, administered by Universal Music - MGB Songs (ASCAP) / All rights reserved. Used by permission.
Burt Bacharach: © New Hidden Valley (ASCAP) All rights on behalf of New Hidden Valley Music Company administered by BMG
Carole King: © Lushmole Music (BMI), Plangent Visions Music, Inc. (PRS)

℗ & © Elvis Costello. Under exclusive licence to Concord Records, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc. [...] Made in the EU. Universal International Music B.V. Gerrit Van Der Veelaan 4, 3743 DN, Baarn, Netherlands. LC15025. 00888072068254

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 888072068254
  • Barcode (Printed): 8 88072 06825 4
  • Label Code: LC15025
  • Rights Society: BIEM/SDRM
  • Rights Society (For publishing): ASCAP
  • Rights Society (For publishing): BMI
  • Rights Society (For publishing): P.R.S.
  • Other (Cat # LP 1): 00888072068261
  • Other (Cat # LP 2): 00888072068285
  • Matrix / Runout (A side runout laser etched): 177549E1/A 00888072068261-A
  • Matrix / Runout (B side runout laser etched): 177549E2/A 00888072068261-B
  • Matrix / Runout (C side runout laser etched): 177549E3/A 00888072068285-A
  • Matrix / Runout (D side runout laser etched): 177549E4/A 00888072068285-B

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CRE00875 Elvis Costello & The Imposters Look Now ‎(8x7", Single + Box, S/Edition) Concord Records CRE00875 US 2019
7206266 Elvis Costello & The Imposters Look Now ‎(CD, Album, Dig) Concord Records 7206266 Australia 2018
00888072062665 Elvis Costello & The Imposters Look Now ‎(CD, Album) Concord Records 00888072062665 Europe 2018
CRE00794 Elvis Costello & The Imposters Look Now ‎(2xLP, Album, Dlx, 180) Concord Records CRE00794 US 2018
none Elvis Costello & The Imposters Look Now ‎(16xFile, MP3, Album, Dlx, 320) Concord Records none US 2018


Reviews (5)
Braswyn
Pressing quality of this release is very good, but I think it's NOT Chris Bellman's cut as it hasn't usual CB initials in the deadwax. I suppose someone else cut vinyl for EU release.

Mr.jeka
Any ideas on the meaning of "I let the Sun go down"? A parody of the drawn-out end of the British empire and Brexit juxtaposed with the emotional distance that one gets being an expat? Or something else more obvious?

Rageseeker
Any heads up on the pressing quality? Sadly, I am very wary of buying new vinyl these days.

Kagda
I have the green vinyl edition. Excellent quality. Clear,crisp sound. Waiting on the red vinyl to arrive. Will update

Ffel
Ludwig and bellman worked on the vinyl. At least for the indie store 2lp release, not sure which release exactly, but they did the black and red vinyl afaik.

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