21 Songs, 1 Hour 10 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

This 1987 collection is an intriguing stockpile of rarities Costello recorded over the previous eight years. There’s a frantic ska-tinged duet with Jimmy Cliff (“Seven Day Weekend”) and a rousing country chug-along with T-Bone Burnett (“The People’s Limousine”). A clutch of covers illustrates Costello's mastery of a remarkable splay of genres, including stark folk (“Withered and Died”), girl-group pop (“Baby It’s You”), and spiky art pop (“Walking on Thin Ice”).

EDITORS’ NOTES

This 1987 collection is an intriguing stockpile of rarities Costello recorded over the previous eight years. There’s a frantic ska-tinged duet with Jimmy Cliff (“Seven Day Weekend”) and a rousing country chug-along with T-Bone Burnett (“The People’s Limousine”). A clutch of covers illustrates Costello's mastery of a remarkable splay of genres, including stark folk (“Withered and Died”), girl-group pop (“Baby It’s You”), and spiky art pop (“Walking on Thin Ice”).

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