2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
A good starter CD,
This review is from: The Very Best Of Elvis Costello And The Attractions (Audio CD)
Unlike some of the previous reviewers, I can't comment on how accurately this reflects the Costello canon; I'm only 20 and I was hardly musically conscious when these songs were originally released. I got interested in Costello because one of my favorite songs on Aimee Mann's "Bachelor No. 2" was co-written with Costello; the song is called "The Fall of the World's Own Optimist" and also because I heard this CD playing in a friend's place. In my novice opinion, this is a good starter for young beginning Costello fans like me. I knew a couple of the songs before; there were a few more I recognized but hadn't previously realized were by Costello; and the rest were good discoveries. My only gripes are not with the music; I just wish there was more in the liner notes than pictures. Well, maybe I'll spring for the import version some day...