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Blood and Chocolate


Download links and information about Blood and Chocolate by Elvis Costello & The Attractions. This album was released in 1986 and it belongs to Rock, New Wave, Rock & Roll, Pop, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 47:38 minutes.

Artist: Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Release date: 1986
Genre: Rock, New Wave, Rock & Roll, Pop, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 11
Duration: 47:38
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No. Title Length
1. Uncomplicated 3:28
2. I Hope You're Happy Now 3:07
3. Tokyo Storm Warning 6:24
4. Home Is Anywhere You Hang Your Head 5:04
5. I Want You 6:41
6. Honey Are You Straight or Are You Blind 2:08
7. Blue Chair 3:40
8. Battered Old Bird 5:50
9. Crimes of Paris 4:19
10. Poor Napoleon 3:21
11. Next Time Round 3:36



Elvis Costello returned to the Attractions as quickly as he abandoned them, hiring the band and old producer Nick Lowe to record Blood & Chocolate, his second record in the span of one year. Where King of America was a stripped-down roots rock affair, Blood & Chocolate is a return to the harder rock of This Year's Model. Occasionally, there are hints of country and folk, but the majority of the album is straight-ahead rock & roll: the opener, "Uncomplicated," only has two chords. The main difference between the reunion and the Attractions' earlier work is the tone — This Year's Model was tense and out of control, whereas Blood & Chocolate is controlled viciousness. "Tokyo Storm Warning," "I Hope You're Happy Now," and "I Want You" are the nastiest songs he has ever recorded, both lyrically and musically — Costello snarls the lyrics and the Attractions bash out the chords. Blood & Chocolate doesn't retain that high level of energy throughout the record, however, and loses momentum toward the end of the album. Still, it's a lively and frequently compelling reunion, even if it is a rather mean-spirited one.