Elvis Costello's irony-free new album.
Elvis Costello's irony-free new album.
Pop, jazz, and classical.
Oct. 2 2003 4:50 PM

Elvis Costello, Crooner

On his new album, the angry rocker turns into a lovelorn balladeer.

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Correction, Sept. 7, 2003:This article originally compared Costello to Moss Hart. The reference should have been to the lyricist Lorenz Hart. (Return to corrected sentence.)

Elena Passarello is a writer and actor in Pittsburgh.

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