ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONS The Boy Named If CD

ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONS The Boy Named If CD

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RELEASE DATE JANUARY 14 2022

 

On January 14th, 2022, 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 tell 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