Billboard, July 10, 1982

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Imperial Bedroom

Elvis Costello & The Attractions

Billboard

His first straightforward rock set since Trust recalls Costello's angrier origins in its song titles, LP art and arrangements, yet the choice of a new producer and the front man's comparatively gentle vocal delivery point up a virtual mellowing for this seminal new rock figure. Emerick's careful sonics and keyboard player Steve Nieve's siring arrangements sound rather polite in the wake of the more urgent, often rough-edged rock Nick Lowe drew from the band, suggesting some older Costello loyalists will be divided as to whether the new songs signal new subtlety or merely a holding action.

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Billboard, July 10, 1982


Billboard reviews Imperial Bedroom.


A full-page ad for Imperial Bedroom runs on page 2.

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Clipping and page 2 advertisement.


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Cover and page scan.

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