Elvis Costello & The Brodsky Quartet - The Juliet Letters [LP] (180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl, insert, import)
The Juliet Letters is the 14th studio album by singer and songwriter Elvis Costello. Originally released in 1993, the critically acclaimed album peaked at No. 18 on the UK album chart.
The entire instrumental backing for The Juliet Letters is provided by The Brodsky String Quartet. Costello had become interested in classical music around the time of Spike [MOVLP904j and began attending classical concerts. One of the ensembles he enjoyed most was the Brodsky Quartet. Once Costello and the Brodskies got to know each other, they were keen on working together, eventually resulting in a full length album.
Costello described The Juliet Letters as ''a song sequence for string quartet and voice and it has a title. It's a little bit different. It's not a Rock opera. It's a new thing.'' This long out of print and much requested vinyl release is now re-issued on 180 gram audiophile vinyl.
180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE VINYL
1. Deliver Us 2. For Other Eyes
3. Swine 4. Expert Rites 5. Dead Letter 6. I Almost
Had A Weakness 7. Why? 8. Who Do You Think You
Are? 9. Taking My Life In Your Hands 10. This Offer Is
Unrepeatable 11. Dear Sweet Filthy World 12. The Letter
1. Jacksons, Monk And Rowe 2. This Sad Burlesque
3. Romeo's Seance 4. I Thought I'd Write To Juliet
5. Last Post 6. The First To Leave
7. Damnation's Cellar 8. The Birds Will Still Be Singing