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It's likely that, as an icon of pop music, Elvis Costello still looks like the cover of This Year's Model (1978) and, were he run over by a bus, it's 'Oliver's Army' (1979) that would be played in surprised and sombre tribute. Here to stay, and recognized by Burt Bacharach as 'a great survivor', Costello has produced a large and significant body of work. This is the first book on Costello that sets out to avoid chronological presentation, preferring a thematic approach focused on music and words over the nearly thirty years ...

Elvis Costello 2008, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN

ISBN-13: 9780253220066

Trade paperback

Elvis Costello 2007, Equinox Publishing Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781845532925