Editors’ Notes On his fourth album, Elvis Costello blends his patented pop sense and stinging wit with heady American soul and R&B influences—from the stirring Stax/Volt vibes of “Clowntime is Over” to punchy Motown on “High Fidelity.” He covers Sam & Dave's heart-melter “I Can't Stand Up for Falling Down” with enough intensity to make it his own. Even when Costello tackles ska on “The Imposter,” he sounds less like a genre tourist than a man amped up on passion and love for the traditions and histories of soul music.

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Love For Tender
1
1:57
 
Opportunity
2
3:13
 
The Imposter
3
1:58
 
Secondary Modern
4
1:58
 
King Horse
5
3:01
 
Possession
6
2:03
 
Men Called Uncle
7
2:17
 
Clowntime Is Over
8
3:00
 
New Amsterdam
9
2:12
 
High Fidelity
10
2:27
 
I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down
11
2:06
 
Black and White World
12
1:56
 
Five Gears In Reverse
13
2:38
 
B-Movie
14
2:03
 
Motel Matches
15
2:30
 
Human Touch
16
2:30
 
Beaten To the Punch
17
1:48
 
Temptation
18
2:33
 
I Stand Accused
19
2:21
 
Riot Act
20
3:36
 

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