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Complicated Shadows: The Life And Music Of Elvis Costello
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Canongate Books Ltd
Publication date May 10, 2005
Pages 342
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781841956503
ISBN-10 1841956503
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.44 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $24.00
§As reported by publisher
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
A detailed portrait of musician Elvis Costello contains a full examination and analysis of the entirety of Costello's vast and varied musical output, both in the studio and on stage as it provides previously unknown details about the musician's youth, early years, rise to success, and turbulent personal life.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Elvis Costello is undoubtedly one of the most important and challenging musicians of the last thirty years, and this definitive biography paints a detailed portrait of an intensely private, complex and creatively restless individual. It draws on a wealth of new primary research, including exclusive interviews with nearly fifty people from all stages of Costello's life and career : schoolmates, friends, members of his earliest bands Rusty and Flip City, former lovers, members of The Attractions, producers, collaborators and numerous fellow musicians.
Complicated Shadows unearths many previously unknown details about Costello's childhood in London and Liverpool and his early years as a struggling musician, as well as his turbulent personal life. It also reveals the circumstances surrounding his marriages to ex-Pogues bassist Cait O'Riordan and jazz singer Diana Krall, and the bitter break-up of his long-term backing band, The Attractions. Using the recollections of those who were there at the time - the majority of whom have never spoken publicly before - the book contains a full examination and analysis of the entirety of Costello's vast and varied musical output, both in the studio and onstage.

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Hardcover
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from Canongate Books Ltd (May 10, 2005)
9781841956503 | details & prices | 342 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.44 lbs | List price $24.00
About: A portrait of musician Elvis Costello contains an examination and analysis of his musical output, both in the studio and on stage, as it provides previously unknown details about the musician's youth, early years, rise to success, and turbulent personal life.
Paperback
Book cover for 9781841956657 Book cover for 9781841957968
 
Reprint edition from Canongate Books Ltd (April 20, 2006)
9781841957968 | details & prices | 440 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.45 lbs | List price $16.00
About: A portrait of musician Elvis Costello contains an examination and analysis of his musical output, both in the studio and on stage, as it provides previously unknown details about the musician's youth, early years, rise to success, and turbulent personal life.
New edition from Canongate Books Ltd (July 18, 2005)
9781841956657 | details & prices | 490 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $17.95
About: Complicated Shadows paints a detailed and accurate portrait of an intensely private and complex individual.

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