All This Useless Beauty - Elvis Costello & the Attractions
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  1. The Other End (Of the Telescope)
  2. Little Atoms
  3. All This Useless Beauty
  4. Complicated Shadows
  5. Why Can't a Man Stand Alone?
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  1. The Other End (Of the Telescope)
  2. Little Atoms
  3. All This Useless Beauty
  4. Complicated Shadows
  5. Why Can't a Man Stand Alone?
  6. Distorted Angel
  7. Shallow Grave
  8. Poor Fractured Atlas
  9. Starting to Come to Me
  10. You Bowed Down
  11. It's Time
  12. I Want to Vanish
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Following his second covers album, Kojak Variety, Elvis Costello set out to assemble a collection of songs he had written for other artists but never recorded himself -- sort of a reverse covers album. As it turned out, that idea was only used as a launching pad -- the resulting album, All This Useless Beauty, is a mixture of nine old and three new songs. Given its origins, it's surprising that the record holds together as well as it does. The main strength of All This Useless Beauty is the quality of the individual songs - ...

All This Useless Beauty 1996, Warner Bros.

UPC: 093624619826

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