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Elvis Costello

Trust

Elvis Costello - Trust

Elvis Costello - Trust
 

Numbered, Limited 33 1/3 Speed Edition


Production and Mastering by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab


Pressed on 180 grams of High Definition Vinyl


Mastered from the Original Master Tapes


Pressed at RTI

Your Price $65.00
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Trust Is Most Eclectic and Ambitious Record of Elvis Costello’s Career: “[His] Summit as a Singer, Songwriter, and Miserable-Irish-Bastard Pin-Up Boy” Says Rolling Stone. Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Mobile Fidelity LP of Trust Enhances the Realism of the Songs’ Advanced Arrangements and Nimble Accents 1981. Album Mixes R&B Rhythms and New-Wave Melodies: Includes “Clubland,” “Watch Your Step,” and “Strict Time”

Album Overview

The album cover to Trust speaks volumes: Elvis Costello, bathed in shadows, his eyes nervously peering out from behind his sunglasses, his face conveying a combination of edgy noir purpose and guilt-ridden anxiety. Indeed, the tension-rich songs within largely convey the opposite meanings of the record’s title, with the British icon musing on what lies beyond arrogant youth and immediate success with a jaundiced, scarred perspective informed by his country’s political climate and his own experiences.

Of course, this being Costello and the Attractions, everything is wrapped into a catchy batch of songs that encourage listeners to hear them multiple times before they reveal their true intent. On Trust, almost nothing is what it seems, a condition that only enhances what remains the most diverse set of Costello’s career. Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed at RTI, Mobile Fidelity’s transparent analog reissue lets music lovers in on the secrets via unsurpassed clarity and breathtaking immediacy.

Whether the full, rounded tones of Bruce Thomas’ bass or complete extension and decay of Steve Nieve’s organ, every instrumental accent is delivered with lifelike detail and superb balance. Melodicas, drums, pianos, and guitars similarly come across faithfully and richly, the blend freed of constricting sonic veils and dynamic compression. Heard anew on this pressing, Trust emerges as one of the most satisfyingly complex and expertly played albums of its era. Costello’s singing, too, reveals intricate tonal shadings and implied meanings, with slower tracks such as the hypnotic “Watch Your Step” and Tin Pan Alley-inspired solo tour de force “Shot With His Own Gun” ravishing with enhanced emotional investment.

As is often the case with great (and sophisticated) albums, Trust—which retains a five-star review from the most recent Rolling Stone Album Guide—didn’t spawn any Top 40 hits at the time of its release. Yet age has been more than kind to the effort Costello said aimed to cross the rhythms of Get Happy!! with the melodies of Armed Forces, and which more than achieves the exacting goal. Admittedly made in a haze of booze and pills, the 1981 affair plumbs issues of disillusionment, romance, and sin with barbed wit and unvarnished honesty.

Country, soul, pop, rockabilly, two-step, punk-shot-through rock, jazz—Costello and the Attractions explore and master it all on Trust, all the while performing with an unencumbered directness and on-point coherence. No better example of the singer’s simultaneous stylistic reach and virtuosity exists. Experience it like never before on this phenomenal-sounding pressing.

Mobile Fidelity Technologies

Audio Trends has sold Mobile Fidelity records since 1980 and the first album was of course Pink Floyds Dark Side Of The Moon which sold like hot cakes! Why have these records been so sort after? Mobile Fidelity believes that mastering systems should be neutral and transparent. The essential idea is to unveil all the detailed musical information on the original master recording without adding deterioration, colouration or other sonic artifacts.

It is worth noting that Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab stands out as one of few record labels that independently invests in research and development of audio technology. With proprietary innovations such as GAIN 2™, general music enthusiasts and audiophiles alike have reaped the benefit of a higher consumer audio standard without investing in costly new hardware. Mobile Fidelity is pleased to work with a variety of engineering legends and companies including Tim de Paravicini, Ed Meitner, Pass Labs, Lipinski Sound and Sony Electronics. These joint efforts to seek out the ultimate audio experience, has resulted in significant advances for the technology of music reproduction. Please click here to read more about current Mobile Fidelity technologies.

Album Features

  • Numbered, Limited Edition
  • Production and Mastering by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
  • Specially Plated and Pressed on 180 grams of High Definition Vinyl
  • Special Static Free - Dust Free Inner Sleeve
  • Heavy Duty Protective Packaging
  • Mastered from the Original Master Tapes
  • Pressed at RTI

Track Selections

  • Clubland
  • Lovers Walk
  • You’ll Never Be a Man
  • Pretty Words
  • Strict Time
  • Luxembourg
  • Watch Your Step
  • New Lace Sleeves
  • From a Whisper to a Scream
  • Different Finger
  • White Knuckles
  • Shot With His Own Gun
  • Fish ’n’ Chip Paper
  • Big Sister’s Clothes

Additional Information

Additional Information

Name Trust
Artists Elvis Costello
Music Genre Pop & Rock
Record Speed 33.33 RPM
Record Weight 180 Gram
Record Type Single LP
Record Label Mobile Fidelity
Shipping Weight (kg) 0.2500
Price Range $65.00

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