Complicated Shadows: The Life And Music Of Elvis Costello

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Canongate Books, Mar 7, 2013 - Biography & Autobiography - 490 pages
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Complicated Shadows paints a detailed and accurate portrait of an intensely private and complex individual. It draws on nearly 50 exclusive interviews with schoolmates, pre-fame friends, early band members, journalists as well as members of The Attractions, producers, collaborators and musicians from all stages of his life and career. Thomson also unearths many previously unknown details about Costello's early years and his personal life, as well as examining his entire musical output using the recollections of those who were there at the time, the majority of whom have never talked on the subject before.
 

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It would be an overstatement to say that Elvis Costello single-handedly changed popular music in the late 1970s and 1980s, but one would also be negligent in discounting his influence. As British ... Read full review

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Graeme Thomson is a freelance writer who contributes regularly to several publications, including MOJO, the Herald, the Observer Sports Monthly, Four Four Two and Maxim. His work also features in the books The MOJO Collection and Ten: The Best of The OSM's Tens.

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