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Elvis Costello at the Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool

Nick Hasted, Independent, The, 19 April 1999

THERE'S BEEN loose talk lately that Elvis Costello is becoming an irrelevance. The only one of his Nineties albums to gain pop acceptance was an Attractions reunion. His collaboration with Burt Bacharach, Painted From Memory, seemed an over-elaborate pastiche of precision, not passion.

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