North Shore News, October 13, 2013

From The Elvis Costello Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
- Bibliography -
1975767778798081
8283848586878889
9091929394959697
9899000102030405
0607080910111213
14151617 18 19 20 21


North Shore News
  • 2013 October 13

Newspapers
-

Elvis Costello blends in with The Roots

Elvis Costello and The Roots / Wise Up Ghost

Terry Peters

From punk to country to jazz to wherever he wants to go, Elvis Costello has had a career that defies classification. He has worked with an eclectic cast of musicians and managed to blend his sound with theirs to create something unique. This chameleon quality is well served in his latest collaboration with The Roots.

This is not Elvis does hip hop but much deeper as he brings out the funk and the beats that hip hop grew out of then draws them into a new direction for himself.

Wise Up Ghost is 12 songs of funk-infused brilliance, (the deluxe version has three extra bonus tracks that were recorded after the initial sessions). There is a surprise that comes from this unlikely pairing that makes each song just that much more special. When the opening organ of the first track, "Walk Us Uptown," is met with Costello's snarl you know this is going to be something different.

Both the band and Costello keep themselves reined in but beneath the music pulses with a raw energy. With repeated listening the beat gets funkier and the vocals get more soulful and the whole album gets better.

-

North Shore News, October 13, 2013


Terry Peters reviews Wise Up Ghost.

Images

2013-10-13 North Shore News page 24 clipping 01.jpg
Clipping.

2013-10-13 North Shore News page 24.jpg
Page scan.

-



Back to top

External links