All This Useless Beauty

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All This Useless Beauty
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Released1996-05-13 (UK)
1996-05-14 (US/Canada)
1996-05-25 (Japan)
2001-08-21 (US 2CD reissue)
2001-09-03 (UK 2CD reissue)
RecordedAugust-September 1995
Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin
February 1996
Westside Studios, London
ProducerGeoff Emerick & Elvis Costello
LabelWarner Bros. (1996)
Rhino (2001)
Length48:20


Tracks

TitleWriter(s) Length
1. The Other End Of The Telescope  Declan MacManus, Aimee Mann 4:06
2. Little Atoms  Declan MacManus 3:56
3. All This Useless Beauty  Elvis Costello 4:37
4. Complicated Shadows  Declan MacManus 4:43
5. Why Can't A Man Stand Alone?  Elvis Costello 3:16
6. Distorted Angel  Declan MacManus 4:31
7. Shallow Grave  Paul McCartney, Declan MacManus 2:00
8. Poor Fractured Atlas  Elvis Costello 3:57
9. Starting To Come To Me  Declan MacManus 2:43
10. You Bowed Down  Elvis Costello 4:53
11. It's Time  Elvis Costello 5:57
12. I Want To Vanish  Elvis Costello 3:13

Credits

  • Musicians:
Elvis Costello - vocals, electric, acoustic & slide guitars, celesta on "All This Useless Beauty", second bass on "Shallow Grave", bridge keyboards on "You Bowed Down"
The Attractions:
Steve Nieve - piano, keyboards, drum programming & sequencing
Bruce Thomas - bass
Pete Thomas - drums, percussion, acoustic guitar on "You Bowed Down"
Pete Whyman - bass clarinet on "All This Useless Beauty" & "I Want To Vanish"
Roy Babbington - double bass on "All This Useless Beauty" & "I Want To Vanish"
Matt MacManus - rhythm research on "It's Time"
The Brodsky Quartet:
Michael Thomas - violin on "I Want To Vanish"
Ian Belton - violin on "I Want To Vanish"
Paul Cassidy - viola on "I Want To Vanish"
Jacqueline Thomas - cello on "I Want To Vanish"
Ruth Causey - Bb clarinet on "I Want To Vanish"


All This Useless Beauty (2001 Rhino edition)

Disc 1: All This Useless Beauty (48:20)
TitleWriter(s) Length
1. The Other End Of The Telescope  Declan MacManus, Aimee Mann 4:06
2. Little Atoms  Declan MacManus 3:56
3. All This Useless Beauty  Elvis Costello 4:37
4. Complicated Shadows  Declan MacManus 4:43
5. Why Can't A Man Stand Alone?  Elvis Costello 3:16
6. Distorted Angel  Declan MacManus 4:31
7. Shallow Grave  Paul McCartney, Declan MacManus 2:00
8. Poor Fractured Atlas  Elvis Costello 3:57
9. Starting To Come To Me  Declan MacManus 2:43
10. You Bowed Down  Elvis Costello 4:53
11. It's Time  Elvis Costello 5:57
12. I Want To Vanish  Elvis Costello 3:13

Disc 2: Bonus Disc (68:14)
TitleWriter(s) Length
1. Almost Ideal Eyes  Elvis Costello 4:19
2. My Dark Life (with Brian Eno)Elvis Costello 6:19
3. That Day Is Done (with The Fairfield Four)Paul McCartney, Declan MacManus 5:08
4. What Do I Do Now?  Louise Wener 4:26
5. The Bridge I Burned  Elvis Costello 5:19
6. It's Time (Demo)Elvis Costello 3:58
7. Complicated Shadows (Demo)Declan MacManus 2:24
8. You Bowed Down (Demo)Elvis Costello 4:18
9. Mistress And Maid (Demo)Paul McCartney, Declan MacManus 2:17
10. Distorted Angel (Demo)Declan MacManus 2:31
11. World's Great Optimist (Demo)Elvis Costello, Aimee Mann 2:32
12. The Only Flame In Town (Demo)Elvis Costello 4:11
13. The Comedians (Demo)Elvis Costello 3:05
14. The Days Take Care Of Everything (Demo)Elvis Costello 3:55
15. Hidden Shame (Demo)Elvis Costello 3:56
16. Why Can't A Man Stand Alone (Demo)Elvis Costello 2:58
17. Distorted Angel (Tricky Remix)Declan MacManus 5:35

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