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Review of The Delivery Man
Sunday Tribune, 2004-10-24
Edel Coffey

The Delivery Man

Elvis Costello's The Delivery Man is a mixed-up mishmash of genres and tempos, with some great songs along the way. It starts dubiously, with the freestyle, jazzy ‘Button My Lip' but quickly recovers with the fantastic Lucinda Williams duet 'There's A Story In Your Voice'. Emmylou Harris makes several appearances, none of them as good as Williams's and The Delivery Man can be a bit Jools Holland at times, but songs like 'Heart Shaped Bruise' and 'She's Pulling Out The Pin' are classic Costello.
Edel Coffey