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Elvis Costello: Spike (Warners)

Terry Staunton, New Musical Express, 25 February 1989

THE DOUR, BEARDED man wearing a crown who stared out from a record sleeve three years ago was an unhappy monarch. An emperor in new clothes who stood naked, pointing and laughing at everyone, including himself.

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