Elvis Costello releases ‘Brutal Youth’ recorded with The Attractions (1994)

Elvis Costello’s ‘Brutal Youth’ is an album recorded with his band the Attractions and released on March 8, 1994 by Warner Bros.

Track Listing : 1.Pony St. (Declan Macmanus) – 03:25 . 2.Kinder Murder (Declan Macmanus) – 03:25 . 3.13 Steps Lead Down (Declan Macmanus) – 03:16 . 4.This Is Hell (Declan Macmanus) – 04:27 . 5.Clown Strike (Declan Macmanus) – 04:05 . 6.You Tripped At Every Step (Declan Macmanus) – 04:12 . 7.Still Too Soon To Know (Declan Macmanus) – 02:19 . 8.20% Amnesia (Declan Macmanus) – 03:26 . 9.Sulky Girl (Declan Macmanus) – 05:07 . 10.London’S Brilliant Parade (Declan Macmanus) – 04:23 . 11.My Science Fiction Twin (Declan Macmanus) – 04:10 . 12.Rocking Horse Road (Declan Macmanus) – 04:03 . 13.Just About Glad (Declan Macmanus) – 03:14 . 14.All The Rage (Declan Macmanus) – 03:52 . 15.Favourite Hour (Declan Macmanus) – 03:31

Musicians : Elvis Costello – Guitar, Vocals, Piano, Bass . The Attractions – Band . Steve Nieve – Organ, Piano, Harmonium . Bruce Thomas – Bass . Pete Thomas – Drums, Percussion . Nick Lowe – Bass

Production : Produced By Mitchell Froom .

Recorded December 7, 1992 – February 7, 1994 At The Sound Factory, Hollywood, California.

Released On March 8, 1994 By Warner Bros..

Package : Greg Allen – Art Direction, Design . Eammon Singer – Design . Michael Krage – Design . Fabbio Nosotti – Photography . Frank Linder – Photography . Paul Spencer – Photography . Steve Double – Photography . Lillian & Ross MacManus – Photography . Amelia Stein – Photography

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Stylus Magazine
There is not a weak moment on the record and each song has a different twist that keeps the listener awake and paying attention. Brutal Youth is not a record to miss. […]

Rolling Stone
Costello has always had a penchant for cramming too many words into a verse; turning private emotions into political filibusters added just the right paranoiac edge. Brutal Youth does not, however, take place in the era of “revenge and guilt” that gave birth to its sound. […]

Spectrum Culture
While it doesn’t stack up to those early albums, it has aged very well and incorporates the best elements of Costello’s music – an uneasy balance between harmony and abrasiveness, lyrics that stick like knives, and a sense of humor that can be equally cruel and comforting. […]

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