Elvis Costello: Let Them All Talk by Brian Hinton
This new biography is a serious study of the life and work of Elvis Costello, viewed in his full cultural and musical context. It traces the extraordinary career of this enigmatic singer/songwriter from childhood encounters with The Beatles, through his lost years in the rock 'n' roll wilderness, to sudden fame in the aftermath of punk and the kind of rock lifestyle celebrated in Pump It Up.
Costello's music has encompassed ska, R&B, country, soul, Celtic folk, TV soundtracks and contemporary classical.
The whole strange trip is chronicled here, in original interviews and with critical insights, creating a fascinating overview of one of the world's most talented and intriguing performers.
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