Music On Vinyl’s Elvis Costello reissue campaign continues with a limited edition purple vinyl pressing of The Juliet Letters, his 1993 studio album written and recorded in collaboration with The Brodsky Quartet, a British string ensemble, from Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire.
The album’s concept focused on a series of imaginary letters being sent to an imaginary recipient, Juliet Capulet. It was recorded live in the studio with no overdubs and did surprisingly well in the UK album charts, peaking at number 18.
Chronologically, the album is positioned between 1991’s Mighty Like A Rose (reissued next month on gold-coloured vinyl) and 1994’s Brutal Youth. The Juliet Letters actually followed another non-pop offering, the 1991 soundtrack to Alan Bleasdale’s acclaimed political drama G.B.H., which was written with Richard Harvey.
Like most of Costello’s Warner output, this album was later issued as a 2CD set with bonus tracks. This MOV vinyl reissue is the original album only and is pressed on 180g purple coloured vinyl. They are all numbered and limited to 2500 units worldwide.
The Juliet Letters will be released on 5 August 2022, via Music On Vinyl. You can place your order via the SDE shop using this link or the button below.
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The Juliet Letters Elvis Costello and the Brodsky Quartet / Vinyl reissue
- Deliver Us 0:49
- For Other Eyes 2:55
- Swine 2:09
- Expert Rites 2:23
- Dead Letter 2:19
- I Almost Had A Weakness 3:53
- Why? 1:26
- Who Do You Think You Are? 3:29
- Taking My Life In Your Hands 3:20
- This Offer Is Unrepeatable 3:13
- Dear Sweet Filthy World 4:18
- The Letter Home
- Jacksons, Monk And Rowe 3:44
- This Sad Burlesque 2:47
- Romeo’s Seance 3:33
- I Thought I’d Write To Juliet 4:08
- Last Post 2:25
- The First To Leave 5:00
- Damnation’s Cellar 3:26
- The Birds Will Still Be Singing 4:27
- Side A