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Elvis Costello: My Aim Is True

Elvis Costello: My Aim Is True

Universal (Japan)  UIGY-9628

Stereo Single Layer

Pop/Rock


"My Aim Is True"

Elvis Costello

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Comment by Downunderman - November 16, 2021 (1 of 1)

These issues use the 2011 DSD master based on Japanese original analog tape.

Here's an opinion from the 'old' site that covers the merits of the disks: Review by analogue July 19, 2012.

In their haste to classify and categorize any music some critics and listeners simply apply a label and an album like this simply becomes a punk release. I am not a fan of punk but lo and behold.....this album is not merely punk. It is so much more and for those who might be curious about this disc.........its a real winner.

To say this Costello album is merely a punk release is doing a great disservice to the artist and band. Oh sure, there is a definite punk edge here but also that of rock, 50's rock grooves, jazz, blues and reggae. What's not to like??

Through 13 tracks this 1977 album is very catchy, humorous and actually pretty brilliant and addictive. Most of us have heard Alison and watching the detective through the years but what I didn't know was how great this disc is musically.

The sound quality is outstanding on this Shm sacd and the Japanese mastering tech did a terrific job even with the secondary tape source. Vocals are meaty, bass and drums rendered very powerfully and the lead guitar work is beautiful to hear. I just wish there were more lead solo's. The sound stage and presence are excellent as well. This is a very musical disc and it opened up considerably after about five plays.

I'm glad I took the chance on this Shm sacd. Its a great album.

Highly recommended.

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Previously released as UIGY-9065