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ELVIS COSTELLO

The Boy Named If

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limited retail exclusive purple 2lp in gatefold - 1 per customer

Released: 14th Jan 2022

£33.99


limited 2lp in gatefold - 1 per customer

Released: 14th Jan 2022

£33.99


cd

Released: 14th Jan 2022

£12.99


Costello harks back to his classic Attractions era with this rollick-fuelled ode to boyhood and beyond.

an 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.

The Boy Named If

Tracklist

  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