Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Imperial Bedroom
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
1982 Ratings: #8 / 148
User Score
Based on 56 ratings
1982 Ratings: #15
Liked by 6 people
July 2, 1982 / Release Date
LP / Format
Columbia / Label
Geoff Emerick / Producer
Elvis Costello / Primary Artists
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It may not have been a commercial blockbuster, but it certainly earned the respect of legions of musicians and critics who would have previously disdained such a punk rocker. And, perhaps, that's also the reason that he abandoned this immaculately crafted style of work on his next album, Punch the Clock.

Rolling Stone
In every aspect of this masterfully wrought, conceptually audacious project, he's managed to bulwark his emotional directness with vision and clarity — and to make an album that lingers and haunts long after the last note has died out.
This was Elvis' last "masterpiece" album. Super creative and atmospheric and insanely catchy to boot.
15. Shabby Doll
14. The Long Honeymoon
13. Beyond Belief
12. You Little Fool
11. Human Hands
10. Kid About It
9. Little Savage
8. The Loved Ones
7. Almost Blue
6. Town Cryer
5. Boy With a Problem
4. .....And in Every Home
3. Tears Before Bedtime
2. Pidgin English
1. Man Out of Time
And, finally, the time has come to pass Pablo's "Three Musicians" and enter the imperial bedroom.
Then lie down and let the interplay of the notes carry you.
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Track List

  1. Beyond Belief
  2. Tears Before Bedtime
  3. Shabby Doll
  4. The Long Honeymoon
  5. Man Out of Time
  6. Almost Blue
  7. ...And In Every Home
  8. The Loved Ones
  9. Human Hands
  10. Kid About It
  11. Little Savage
  12. Boy With a Problem
  13. Pidgin English
  14. You Little Fool
  15. Town Cryer
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Added on: April 14, 2013