Elvis Costello

Buddy Holly on Acid

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A soundboard recording from an Italian stop on the Brutal Youth tour (Foro Italico, Rome, July 19, 1994). The CD suffers from a lack of editing, leaving in a few minutes of silence when the band encounter some technical difficulties, and a general carelessness (fading in on the first song, numerous flubs). The mix also favors Steve Nieve's keyboards over the rest of the band. However, there are some high points: a revamped "Every Day I Write the Book," sounding like a Get Happy!! outtake, and strong performances on "Sulky Girl" and "Beyond Belief." Note: this is the same concert as found on the bootleg Youthful Elvis, only with better sound and a slightly different track listing.

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