Elvis Costello and The Attractions - I'm Your Toy
(F Beat Records 1982 XX21)
Vinyl in Nr MINT condition
Sleeve in Nr MINT condition
- small dink on bottom right corner
Declan Patrick MacManus (born 25 August 1954), better known by his stage name Elvis Costello, is an English musician, singer-songwriter, and record producer. He began his career as part of London's pub rock scene in the early 1970s and later became associated with the first wave of the British punk and new wave movement that emerged in the mid-to-late 1970s. His critically acclaimed debut album, My Aim Is True, was released in 1977. Shortly after recording it, he formed the Attractions as his backing band. His second album, This Year's Model, was released in 1978, and was ranked number 11 by Rolling Stone on its list of the best albums from 1967–1987. His third album, Armed Forces, was released in 1979, and features his most successful single "Oliver's Army". His first three albums all appeared on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Costello and the Attractions toured and recorded together for the better part of a decade, though differences between them caused a split by 1986. Much of Costello's work since has been as a solo artist, though reunions with members of the Attractions have been credited to the group over the years. Steeped in wordplay, the vocabulary of Costello's lyrics is broad. His music has drawn on many diverse genres; one critic described him as a "pop encyclopaedia", able to "reinvent the past in his own image".
He has won multiple awards in his career, including a Grammy Award, and has twice been nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Male Singer. In 2003, Costello and the Attractions were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked Costello number 80 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.
Costello has co-written several original songs for motion pictures, including "God Give Me Strength" from Grace of My Heart (1996, with Burt Bacharach) and "The Scarlet Tide" from Cold Mountain (2003, with T-Bone Burnett). For the latter, Costello was nominated (along with Burnett) for the Academy Award for Best Original Song and the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media.
"I'm Your Toy" is a song written by Chris Etheridge and Gram Parsons. Elvis Costello recorded it for his Country album Almost Blue.
|A||–Elvis Costello & The Attractions With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra||I'm Your Toy
Written-By – Ethridge*, Parsons*
|B1||–Elvis Costello & The Attractions||Cry Cry Cry
Written-By – J. Cash*
|B2||–Elvis Costello & The Attractions||Wondering
Written-By – J. Werner*
'Recorded at The Royal Albert Hall, 7th January 1982, mixed at Am-Pro Studio' side A.
'Recorded in Nashville, mixed in Twickenham' side B.
ELVIS COSTELLO AND THE ATTRACTIONS - I'M YOUR TOY 7" - Nr MINT UK
- Product Code: XX21
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