Cat No: EMICD 2047

On January 14th, 2022, Elvis Costello and The Imposters release, ‘The Boy Named If,’ a new album of urgent, immediate songs with bright melodies, guitar solos that sting and a quick step to the rhythm.

Costello tell us, ”The full title of this record is ‘The Boy Named If (And Other Children’s Stories).’  ‘IF,’ is a nickname for your imaginary friend; your secret self, the one who knows everything you deny, the one you blame for the shattered crockery and the hearts you break, even your own.”

Produced by Sebastian Krys & Elvis Costello – the album is a collection of thirteen snapshots, “That take us from the last days of a bewildered boyhood to that mortifying moment when you are told to stop acting like a child – which for most men (and perhaps a few gals too) can be any time in the next fifty years,” as Costello put it.

 

Tracklisting:

  1. Farewell
  2. The Boy if Named
  3. Penelope Halfpenny
  4. The Difference
  5. What If I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
  6. Paint the Red Rose Blue
  7. Mistook Me For a Fool
  8. My Most Beautiful Mistake
  9. Magnificent Hurt
  10. The Man You Love To Hate
  11. Death of Magic Thinking
  12. Trick Out The Truth
  13. Mr Crescent

The Boy Named If

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Cat No: EMICD 2047

On January 14th, 2022, Elvis Costello and The Imposters release, ‘The Boy Named If,’ a new album of urgent, immediate songs with bright melodies, guitar solos that sting and a quick step to the rhythm.

Costello tell us, ”The full title of this record is 'The Boy Named If (And Other Children’s Stories).’  ‘IF,’ is a nickname for your imaginary friend; your secret self, the one who knows everything you deny, the one you blame for the shattered crockery and the hearts you break, even your own."

Produced by Sebastian Krys & Elvis Costello - the album is a collection of thirteen snapshots, “That take us from the last days of a bewildered boyhood to that mortifying moment when you are told to stop acting like a child - which for most men (and perhaps a few gals too) can be any time in the next fifty years," as Costello put it.

 

Tracklisting:

Farewell
The Boy if Named
Penelope Halfpenny
The Difference
What If I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
Paint the Red Rose Blue
Mistook Me For a Fool
My Most Beautiful Mistake
Magnificent Hurt
The Man You Love To Hate
Death of Magic Thinking
Trick Out The Truth
Mr Crescent

Cat No: EMIV 2047

On January 14th, 2022, Elvis Costello and The Imposters release, ‘The Boy Named If,’ a new album of urgent, immediate songs with bright melodies, guitar solos that sting and a quick step to the rhythm.

Costello tell us, ”The full title of this record is 'The Boy Named If (And Other Children’s Stories).’  ‘IF,’ is a nickname for your imaginary friend; your secret self, the one who knows everything you deny, the one you blame for the shattered crockery and the hearts you break, even your own."

Produced by Sebastian Krys & Elvis Costello - the album is a collection of thirteen snapshots, “That take us from the last days of a bewildered boyhood to that mortifying moment when you are told to stop acting like a child - which for most men (and perhaps a few gals too) can be any time in the next fifty years," as Costello put it.

 

Tracklisting:

Farewell
The Boy if Named
Penelope Halfpenny
The Difference
What If I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
Paint the Red Rose Blue
Mistook Me For a Fool
My Most Beautiful Mistake
Magnificent Hurt
The Man You Love To Hate
Death of Magic Thinking
Trick Out The Truth
Mr Crescent

Cat No: EMIVX 2047

On January 14th, 2022, Elvis Costello and The Imposters release, ‘The Boy Named If,’ a new album of urgent, immediate songs with bright melodies, guitar solos that sting and a quick step to the rhythm.

Costello tell us, ”The full title of this record is 'The Boy Named If (And Other Children’s Stories).’  ‘IF,’ is a nickname for your imaginary friend; your secret self, the one who knows everything you deny, the one you blame for the shattered crockery and the hearts you break, even your own."

Produced by Sebastian Krys & Elvis Costello - the album is a collection of thirteen snapshots, “That take us from the last days of a bewildered boyhood to that mortifying moment when you are told to stop acting like a child - which for most men (and perhaps a few gals too) can be any time in the next fifty years," as Costello put it.

 

Tracklisting:

Farewell
The Boy if Named
Penelope Halfpenny
The Difference
What If I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
Paint the Red Rose Blue
Mistook Me For a Fool
My Most Beautiful Mistake
Magnificent Hurt
The Man You Love To Hate
Death of Magic Thinking
Trick Out The Truth
Mr Crescent

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Genre:Rock Record Label:Universal Release Date:14/01/2022
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