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Brutal Youth album for sale by Elvis Costello was released Feb 19, 2002 on the Warner Bros. label. BRUTAL YOUTH is packaged with a 28-page booklet that includes rare photos and printed song lyrics. Brutal Youth CD music Recorded between 1992 and 1996. Brutal Youth buy CD music Originally released on Warner Brothers Records (45535). Brutal Youth songs Includes liner notes by Elvis Costello. After the rococo indulgences of MIGHTY LIKE A ROSE, Costello decided to return to his roots with BRUTAL YOUTH. Re-uniting with the Attractions, whose quirky, angular sound powered his finest albums, Elvis scaled down the arrangements to a more manageable level and brought his songwriting back to basics as well. Brutal Youth CD music is a 2-disc set with 30 songs. ...See Full Description
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EC+A go hearken back to the days of punk rock. Nice to hear EC's raucous guitar on "13 Steps Lead Down" and Nick Lowe's bass work on "My Science Fiction Twin". However, I was a little confused by Rhino's labeling of the main and bonus CDs at first--on my discs the main CD is labeled 'Bonus Disc', while the bonus disc is not labeled as such. Perhaps it could be a collector's item someday. Same thing occurred with the 'Blood & Chocolate' Rhino CD.
By a reviewer (Alexandria, VA, USA)
||Forgotten classic with amazing details of brilliance|
A great CD, the best in recent years by EC with topnotch songwriting and playing. The details stand out-- the weird key change at the start of Pony Street, the songs so great you sing along like 'it's a kind of murder/a kinder murder', and from song to song, the tunefulness and the sharp lyrics engage and dazzle you. A must have for anyone who likes Costello.
By Andrew M. (Santa Rosa, CA)
||Not his best album|
But the best album by anyone, ever. A return to the punk - soul energy and style of his early years with the lyrical, musical and emotional maturity of a grown man,
By derek moore (london, england)
Not his best album. No real song-of-th-century inside. But a great album, where all tracks are on the same (high!) level. Great for Costello's fans.
By Valis (Milano, Italy)
While his later CD's after this one (When I was cruel, Delivery Man, Momofuku) got more publicity, this one's the best one he's made in later years. The style of music on this one is the kind of melodic pop rock with catchy melodies that Costello periodically does to perfection. You'll be singing along as a result, when I play it, I've got the songs in my head all week, happily. The lyrics are some of his best ranging in topics from petty criminals to alcoholic wives who trip at every step, but spun in a personal narrative style that makes it come more alive. You feel as if you're seeing your own world around you from the city outside to your own house but through his poetic eyes, or his poetic world through your eyes, all the while digging the abundant melodic hooks all the way. This is one of his CD's where every song is truly great. Quite an accomplishment-- this CD should have been a big hit.
By Andrew M. (Santa Rosa, CA)
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Brutal Youth songs Product Details
|CD Universe Part number||2897967|
|Release Date||Feb 19, 2002|
|Producer||Kevin Killen; Mitchell Froom; Andrew Sandoval; Elvis Costello; Bill Inglot; Val Jennings (Reissue)|
|Engineer||Kevin Killen; Andy Baker; Tchad Blake|
|Recording Time||106 minutes|
|Additional Info||Bonus CD; Remastered||