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National Ransom


Download links and information about National Ransom by Elvis Costello. This album was released in 2010 and it belongs to Rock, New Wave, Country, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk genres. It contains 17 tracks with total duration of 01:06:07 minutes.

Artist: Elvis Costello
Release date: 2010
Genre: Rock, New Wave, Country, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk
Tracks: 17
Duration: 01:06:07
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No. Title Length
1. National Ransom 4:04
2. Jimmie Standing In the Rain 4:15
3. Stations of the Cross 4:58
4. A Slow Drag With Josephine 2:42
5. Five Small Words 4:44
6. Church Underground 5:01
7. You Hung the Moon 3:54
8. Bullets for the New-Born King 3:34
9. I Lost You 2:55
10. Dr. Watson, I Presume 3:40
11. One Bell Ringing 3:37
12. The Spell That You Cast 2:31
13. That's Not the Part of Him You're Leaving 4:42
14. My Lovely Jezebel 2:31
15. All These Strangers 5:53
16. A Voice In the Dark 3:33
17. I Hope 3:33



Recorded in eleven days in Los Angeles and Nashville with producer T Bone Burnett and an all-star cast of players, National Ransom is a maddeningly diverse collection of tunes that reference difficult political situations with an old-world touch. Guests from Vince Gill to Leon Russell to Buddy Miller help make this an album that runs through all popular music of the 20th century. “A Slow Drag With Josephine” is spirited parlor music, with Marc Ribot on banjo and Dennis Crouch on double bass. “Five Small Words” settles into a middle-of-the-road countrybilly-rock bounce, with longtime drummer Pete Thomas holding it all together. “Church Underground” adds Steve Nieve on piano and Hammond organ. “Bullets for the New-Born King” is a simple acoustic ballad. “I Lost You,” co-written with Jim Lauderdale, is a confident song of love lost. National Ransom lacks the fire of the greatest Elvis Costello music, but it still features plenty of thoughtful moments worthy of further discussion.