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Sunday, October 12, 2014

The River in Reverse by Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint

Album Reviews - The River in Reverse by Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint

Thirty years ago, Elvis Costello was writing pop-punk songs of the kind that Alex Turner has now made his own. He has spent his career picking through rock’s back pages, trying to work with as many established greats as he can in search of THE SONG. Now, he’s hooked in Toussaint, a New Orleans songwriting and production legend. In a bid to reinvigorate New Orleans post hurricane they've covered Toussaint tunes and co-written others. It's promising, (’All These Things’), and cripplingly boring (‘Broken Promise Land’). A good album, in a well-produced way. but it's not as good or as important as it thinks it is.

Track Listings

01. On Your Way Down
02. Nearer To You
03. Tears, Tears And More Tears
04. The Sharpest Thorn
05. Who's Gonna Help Brother Get Further
06. The River In Reverse
07. Freedom For The Stallion
08. Broken Promise Land
09. Ascension Day
10. International Echo
11. All These Things
12. Wonder Woman
13. Six-Fingered Man

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