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A MIGHTY FINE EFFORT Series: AUDIO FILES
[CITY Edition]
St. Petersburg Times - St. Petersburg, Fla.
Author: HELEN A.S. POPKIN
Date: Jun 14, 1991
Start Page: 16
Section: WEEKEND
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After three albums, Elvis Costello had already proved that he is a prodigy, like Mozart or the original Elvis. Unlike Mozart, Costello was not afforded the luxury of dying at the peak of his creativity, but with Mighty Like a Rose, it is doubtful he will be playing Vegas lounges anytime soon.

"Despite the contradiction and confusion/Felt tragic without reason/There's malice and magic in every season," from the first verse of the first song, The Other Side of Summer, not only exemplifies Costello's inimitable ability to combine free-flowing lyricism with dark overtones, but it is an apt summation of his career-long flirtation with angry isolationism.

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