Elvis Costello & The Attractions – Trust (1981/2015) [HDTracks FLAC 24bit/192kHz]

Elvis Costello & The Attractions – Trust (1981/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 41:51 minutes | 1,59 GB | Genre: Rock
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Trust is an album by Elvis Costello and the Attractions. It is Costello’s fifth album, and fourth with the Attractions. It was also his fifth consecutive album produced by Nick Lowe, who handled production on all songs except “Big Sister’s Clothes” (which the liner notes make clear by stating that Lowe was “not responsible” for it).

Following the frenzied pop-soul of Get Happy!!, Elvis Costello & the Attractions quickly returned to the studio and recorded Trust, their most ambitious and eclectic album to date. As if he were proving his stylistic diversity and sophistication after the concentrated genre experiment of Get Happy!!, Costello assembled Trust as a stylistic tour de force, packing the record with a wild array of material. “Clubland” has jazzy flourishes, “Lovers’ Walk” rolls to a Bo Diddley beat, “Luxembourg” is rockabilly redux, “Watch Your Step” is soul-pop, “From a Whisper to a Scream” rocks as hard as anything since This Year’s Model, “Shot with His Own Gun” is Tin Pan Alley pop, “Different Finger” is the first country song he put on an official album, and that’s not even counting highlights like “New Lace Sleeves” and “White Knuckles,” which essentially stick to Costello’s signature pop, but offer more complex arrangements and musicianship than before. In fact, both “complexity” and “sophistication” are keywords to the success of Trust — without delving into the minutely textured arrangements that would dominate his next pop album, Imperial Bedroom — Costello & the Attractions demonstrate their musical skill and savvy by essentially sticking to the direct sound of their four-piece band. In the process, they recorded, arguably, their most impressive album, one that demonstrates all sides of Costello’s songwriting and performing personality without succumbing to pretentiousness.

1. Clubland 03:43
2. Lover’s Walk 02:19
3. You’ll Never Be A Man 02:59
4. Pretty Words 03:13
5. Strict Time 02:42
6. Luxembourg 02:29
7. Watch Your Step 02:59
8. New Lace Sleeves 03:48
9. From A Whisper To A Scream 02:57
10. Different Finger 01:59
11. White Knuckles 03:50
12. Shot With His Own Gun 03:42
13. Fish ‘N’ Chip Paper 02:59
14. Big Sister’s Clothes 02:12