mandag 26. mars 2012

Elvis Costello - When I Was Cruel No. 2/Smile

"When I Was Cruel No. 2" is Elvis Costello at his finest, the stand-out track on his 2002 album When I Was Cruwl, seven minutes worth of gloomy and atmospheric rock music with a lyric about a wedding filled with bitter glares, gossip and accusations, and not necessarily between bride and groom. It's a fantastic song, one of Costello's best from this century in fact. The person who's posted this on YouTube has coupled it with Costello's brilliant take on the old Charlie Chaplin classic "Smile" (written by Geoff Parsons and John Turner) that was a Japanese B-side, recorded at about the same time. It appeared on the odds and sods compilation Cruel Smile released some months after When I Was Cruel.


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