Editors’ Notes Elvis Costello teamed with famed Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick and made this gorgeous, nuanced and deceivingly optimistic album in 1982. The singer/songwriter had grown handsomely into his croon by then (check out “Little Savage” and the heart-tugging “Man Out of Time”), and the songs, many composed on piano, show breathtaking range, both lyrically (the melancholy “Kid About It” moves like good fiction) and musically (the bedroom-eyed jazz of “Almost Blue”; the baroque pop of “You Little Fool”). Each tune unfurls in its own kind of beauty.

SONG
Beyond Belief
1
2:34
 
Tears Before Bedtime
2
3:03
 
Shabby Doll
3
4:48
 
The Long Honeymoon
4
4:15
 
Man Out of Time
5
5:27
 
Almost Blue
6
2:50
 
...And In Every Home
7
3:23
 
The Loved Ones
8
2:48
 
Human Hands
9
2:43
 
Kid About It
10
2:45
 
Little Savage
11
2:37
 
Boy With a Problem
12
2:13
 
Pidgin English
13
3:58
 
You Little Fool
14
3:11
 
Town Cryer
15
4:16