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Elvis Costello: Kojak Variety

Richard C. Walls, Rolling Stone, 2 February 1998

AT THE BEGINNING of Elvis Costello's covers album, there's a little sleight of hand, a misdirecting cue to the listener — a false start, a brief bobble, a chuckle — and then the first song, Screamin' Jay Hawkins' 'Strange', really kicks off.

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