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Elvis Costello: All This Useless Beauty (Warner Bros.)

Dave DiMartino, Musician, 1 July 1996

IT'S EASY to get lost within the sheer bulk of Elvis Costello's work – particularly since most of it, from 1977's My Aim Is True through 1986's Blood & Chocolate, has been reissued by Rykodisc, bearing bonus tracks galore and directly competing with his new material. Of which, of course, there's been lots.

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