Rhino.com, April 2001

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The Very Best Of Elvis Costello


Rhino proudly presents the first collection to span the entire career (so far) of modern rock's most acclaimed singer-songwriter.

Elvis Costello (born Declan MacManus in Liverpool August 25, 1954) kicked off his career in 1977 with his classic debut album, My Aim Is True. As ha songwriting and artistic ambitions continued to broaden, Costello released acclaimed collections of country, sour orchestral pop, and straight-ahead rock 'n' roll — all framing his trademark lyrical wit. As a result Elvis Costello has been compared to Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen and hailed as one of the most gifted songwriters of our generation.

The Very Best Of Elvis Costello is the first collection to cover his entire career, and, quite frankly, we here at Rhino couldn't be any prouder to make this collection available in the States for the first time.

Album facts
■ The Very Best Of Elvis Costello packs 42 Costello classics onto 2 CDs spanning 1976-1999.
■ The only collection to cover his entire career, this set has been hugely successful in Europe and is now available domestically for the first time.
■ Includes Costello's signature songs "Alison," "Watching The Detectives," "Accidents Will Happen," "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding," "Pump It Up," "Everyday I Write The Book," "Veronica," "God Give Me Strength," and many more.

Why buy?
■ 2-CD slimline at a special price.
■ Only collection spanning Costello's entire career, including all of his U.S. and U.K. hits.
■ The songs "She" (from Notting Hill) and "That Day Is Done" (with The Fairfield Four) have never appeared on an Elvis Costello album before this release.

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Rhino, April 2001

Rhino's April 2001 catalog features Elvis Costello on the cover and a promotional page for The Very Best Of Elvis Costello collection.

It also includes pages for Chet Baker: Live At Ronnie Scott's, and the Rhino various artists collection Open All Night: In The City.


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