Costello Show ,The - Featuring The Attractions And Confederates ‎– King Of America -1986 Blues Rock (vinyl)

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Costello Show ,The - Featuring The Attractions And Confederates ‎– King Of America -1986  Blues Rock (vinyl)

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King of America is the tenth studio album by the British rock singer and songwriter Elvis Costello, released in 1986 in the United Kingdom as F-Beat ZL 70946, and in the United States as Columbia JC 40173. It was billed as by "The Costello Show featuring the Attractions and Confederates" in the UK and Europe and "The Costello Show featuring Elvis Costello" in North America. It peaked at #11 on the UK album chart, and at #39 on the Billboard 200.

 

During late 1984 and early 1985, Costello undertook a series of solo tours, sharing the bill with musician T-Bone Burnett.[11]:3 Costello and Burnett recorded a single together in early 1985, and ventured to imagine appropriate backing musicians for Costello's new songs.[11]:3–4 They booked time at Ocean Way and Sunset Sound studios in Los Angeles, and assembled members of the TCB Band who had backed Elvis Presley in the 1970s (Costello being more familiar with their work on records by Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris).[11]:4 Other sessions included the jazz bassist Ray Brown and New Orleans drummer Earl Palmer, and a group of musicians dubbed 'the Confederates,' featuring T-Bone Wolk, Mickey Curry, and producer Mitchell Froom.[11]:5,10 Elvis's usual backing musicians the Attractions appear on only one track, "Suit of Lights", but returned to record in full Costello's next album, Blood & Chocolate.

In the album credits, Costello uses three different noms de plume for himself: his given name of Declan MacManus; his stage name of Elvis Costello; and the nickname awarded him by producer Nick Lowe earlier in his career; the Little Hands of Concrete, the last being a reference to his habitual breaking of guitar strings during recording sessions.[11]:3–4

The version of the 1964 song by Nina Simone "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" was released a single, and peaked at #33 on the UK singles chart but missed the Billboard Hot 100, as did the follow-up single released only in America; "Lovable." The single by Burnett and Costello as the Coward Brothers did not chart in either nation

Label:Columbia ‎– FC 40173
Format:Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:Canada
Released:1986
Genre:Rock

Mint Cover / Vinyl  - No inner Sleeve
Bin *207

Tracklist

A1 Brilliant Mistake 3:45
A2 Lovable 2:53
A3 Our Little Angel 4:05
A4 Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood 3:21
A5 Glitter Gulch 3:17
A6 Indoor Fireworks 4:10
A7 Little Palaces 3:49
A8 I'll Wear It Proudly 4:24
B1 American Without Tears 4:34
B2 Eisenhower Blues 3:46
B3 Poisoned Rose 4:06
B4 The Big Light 2:33
B5 Jack Of All Parades 5:17
B6 Suit Of Lights 4:05
B7 Sleep Of The Just 3:51
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