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Goodbye Cruel World

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Download links and information about Goodbye Cruel World by Elvis Costello. This album was released in 1984 and it belongs to Rock, New Wave, Pop, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 44:16 minutes.

Artist: Elvis Costello
Release date: 1984
Genre: Rock, New Wave, Pop, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 13
Duration: 44:16
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. The Only Flame In Town (featuring Elvis Costello & The Attractions) 4:01
2. Home Truth (featuring Elvis Costello & The Attractions) 3:13
3. Room With No Number (featuring Elvis Costello & The Attractions) 4:13
4. Inch By Inch (featuring Elvis Costello & The Attractions) 2:29
5. Worthless Thing (featuring Elvis Costello & The Attractions) 3:03
6. Love Field (featuring Elvis Costello & The Attractions) 3:34
7. I Wanna Be Loved (featuring Elvis Costello & The Attractions) 4:47
8. The Comedians (featuring Elvis Costello & The Attractions) 2:35
9. Joe Porterhouse (featuring Elvis Costello & The Attractions) 3:29
10. Sour Milk Cow Blues (featuring Elvis Costello & The Attractions) 2:50
11. The Great Unknown (featuring Elvis Costello & The Attractions) 3:00
12. The Deportees Club (featuring Elvis Costello & The Attractions) 2:54
13. Peace In Our Time (featuring Elvis Costello & The Attractions) 4:08

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Elvis Costello began the liner notes to one reissue of this album with the words “Congratulations! You just bought the worst album of my career.” Considering how high he’d set the bar, it was only a matter of time before he’d need a creative recharge. While Goodbye Cruel World isn’t the perfect place to start an Elvis Costello collection — the production by Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley, who’d done a solid job on the previous Punch the Clock, is stifling and often faceless at times — it does contain the absolutely essential “Peace In Our Time,” a muted, haunting and sorrowful ballad that looks disparagingly on the ensuing ‘80s. Costello’s duet with Daryl Hall for “The Only Flame In Town,” the R&B cover of “I Wanna Be Loved,” and the vitriol of “Worthless Thing” contain enough vintage Costello to make the process less grueling. However, it is the first Costello album where you must listen past the production to hear the genius behind “The Comedians” and “Sour Milk Cow Blues.”