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Elvis Costello & The Attractions: Hammersmith Palais, London

Nick Kent, New Musical Express, 13 October 1984

WHETHER one wishes to take into account the possible home truths gleaned from 'rumour' or not – the tittle-tattle here centring on contentions of marital estrangement and a weighty composing block – it's still quite self-evident that 1984 hasn't been an exactly heart-warming year for Elvis Costello.

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