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Elvis Costello's Desert Island Discs N – V

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This is kinda interesting, Elvis produced THREE of the albums here, the Pogues, the Specials, and Squeeze!!! And here is the kicker, all three albums are undeniable by any one. Otherwise, this is all kinda undeniable as well. On the next lot he will overdo the Waits but his Springsteen are pretty smart (I agree with half of them).


Roy Nathanson

Roy Nathanson Fire at Keaton's Bar and Grill album cover.jpg
Fire At Keaton’s Bar & Grill(2000)

Bend In The Night


Oliver Nelson

Oliver Nelson The Blues And The Abstract Truth album cover.jpg
The Blues And The Abstract Truth(1961)

Stolen Moments
Oliver Nelson Straight Head album cover.jpg
Straight Head(1961)



Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson Stardust album cover.jpg

Moonlight In Vermont


Bob Neuwirth

Bob Neuwirth Back To The Front album cover.jpg
Back To The Front(1988)

Annabelle Lee


Aaron Neville

Greatest Hits(1990)

Tell It Like It Is


Randy Newman

Randy Newman Randy Newman album cover.jpg
Randy Newman(1968)

Randy Newman Sail Away album cover.jpg
Sail Away (1972)
Randy Newman Good Old Boys album cover.jpg
Good Old Boys (1974)
Randy Newman Trouble In Paradise album cover.jpg
Trouble In Paradise(1983)

Real Emotional Girl


New York Dolls

New York Dolls New York Dolls album cover.jpg
New York Dolls(1973)

Personality Crisis



Nirvana Nevermind album cover.jpg



Luigi Nono

Fragmente-Stille An Diotima (LaSalle Quartet; 1983)


NRBQ NRBQ album cover.jpg

Rocket #9


Laura Nyro and Labelle

Laura Nyro and Labelle Gonna Take A Miracle album cover.jpg
Gonna Take A Miracle(1971)

The Bells


Roy Orbison

Roy Orbison The Orbison Way album cover.jpg
The Orbison Way(1966)

Crawling Back


Augustus Pablo

Augustus Pablo El Rockers album cover.jpg
El Rockers(2000)

Black Gunn


Giovanni Palestrina

Missa Viri Galilaei (direction: Philippe Herreweghe; 1992)

Charlie Parker

Charlie Parker The Complete Savoy Studio Sessions album cover.jpg
The Complete Savoy Studio Sessions(1978)



Van Dyke Parks

Van Dyke Parks Discover America album cover.jpg
Discover America(1972)

Jack Palance


Gram Parsons

Gram Parsons GP album cover.jpg

We’ll Sweep Out The Ashes In The Morning
Gram Parsons Grievous Angel album cover.jpg
Grievous Angel(1974)

Hearts On Fire


Ann Peebles

Ann Peebles I Can't Stand The Rain album cover.jpg
I Can’t Stand The Rain (1974)


Dan Penn

Dan Penn Nobody's Fool album cover.jpg
Nobody’s Fool(1973)

Raining In Memphis


Dan Penn And Spooner Oldham

Dan Penn And Spooner Oldham Moments From This Theater album cover.jpg
Moments From This Theater(1999)

It Tears Me Up


Sam Phillips

Sam Phillips Martinis And Bikinis album cover.jpg
Martinis And Bikinis(1994)

Same Rain


The Pogues

Rum, Sodomy & The Lash album cover.jpg
Rum, Sodomy & The Lash(1985)

The Old Main Drag
I’m A Man You Don’t Meet Every Day


Dulce Pontes

Dulce Pontes Caminhos album cover.jpg

O Infante


Iggy Pop

Iggy Pop The Idiot album cover.jpg
The Idiot(1977)

Iggy Pop Lust For Life album cover.jpg
Lust For Life(1977)

Some Weird Sin



Portishead Dummy album cover.jpg

Sour Times
Glory Box
Portishead Portishead album cover.jpg

Western Eyes


Francis Poulenc

Melodies (baritone: Pierre Bernac; 1950)


Bud Powell

Bud Powell The Best Of Bud Powell On Verve album cover.jpg
The Best Of Bud Powell On Verve(1994)

April In Paris


Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley The Sun Sessions album cover.jpg
The Sun Sessions(1976)

Blue Moon Of Kentucky
Elvis Presley The Memphis Album album cover.jpg
The Memphis Album(1987)

Power Of My Love


The Pretenders

The Pretenders Pretenders album cover.jpg

The Pretenders The Singles album cover.jpg
The Singles(1987)

Message Of Love



Prince Around The World In A Day album cover.jpg
Around The World In A Day(1985)

Pop Life
Prince Parade album cover.jpg

Prince Sign Of The Times album cover.jpg
Sign Of The Times(1987)

If I Was Your Girlfriend


John Prine

John Prine John Prine album cover.jpg
John Prine(1972)

Sam Stone


Sergey Prokofiev

Romeo And Juliet (conductor: Charles Dutoit; 1998)


Pulp Different Class album cover.jpg
Different Class(1995)

Sorted Out For E’s And Wiz


Henry Purcell

Dido And Aeneas (Dido: Dame Janet Baker; 1993)
Fantasias & In Nomines (Fretwork, 1995)


Radiohead The Bends album cover.jpg
The Bends(1995)

The Bends
Radiohead O.K. Computer album cover.jpg
O.K. Computer(1997)

No Surprises


Bonnie Raitt

Bonnie Raitt Give It Up album cover.jpg
Give It Up(1972)

Love Has No Pride


Otis Redding

Otis Redding The Very Best Of Otis Redding album cover.jpg
The Very Best Of Otis Redding(1992)

Mr. Pitiful


Jimmy Reed

Jimmy Reed The Best Of Jimmy Reed album cover.jpg
The Best Of Jimmy Reed(1962)

Take Out Some Insurance On Me Baby


Lou Reed

Lou Reed Berlin album cover.jpg

The Kids



R.E.M. Reckoning album cover.jpg

Pretty Persuasion
R.E.M. Green album cover.jpg

Orange Crush


The Replacements

The Replacements All Shook Down album cover.jpg
All Shook Down(1990)



Marc Ribot

Marc Ribot Marc Ribot Y Los Cubanos Postizos album cover.jpg
Marc Ribot Y Los Cubanos Postizos(1998)

No Me Llores Mas


Charlie Rich

Charlie Rich Feel Like Going Home album cover.jpg
Feel Like Going Home: The Essential Charlie Rich(1997)

A Woman Left Lonely


Jeannie Robertson

Jeannie Robertson The Queen Among The Heather album cover.jpg
The Queen Among The Heather(1998)

Son David


Smokey Robinson And The Miracles

Smokey Robinson And The Miracles The Anthology album cover.jpg
The Anthology(1973)

Going To A-Go-Go


The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones Aftermath album cover.jpg

Stupid Girl
Take It Or Leave It
The Rolling Stones Between The Buttons album cover.jpg
Between The Buttons(1967)

My Obsession
The Rolling Stones Let It Bleed album cover.jpg
Let It Bleed(1969)

You Can’t Always Get What You Want
The Rolling Stones Some Girls album cover.jpg
Some Girls(1978)



Sonny Rollins

Sonny Rollins Saxophone Colossus album cover.jpg
Saxophone Colossus(1964)

St. Thomas


Diana Ross And The Supremes

Diana Ross And The Supremes The Ultimate Collection album cover.jpg
The Ultimate Collection(1997)

I’m Living In Shame


Gioachino Rossini

Rossini Arias (mezzo-soprano: Cecilia Bartoli; 1989)

Assisa A Piè D’un Salice


Otis Rush

Otis Rush His Cobra Recordings album cover.jpg
His Cobra Recordings(1989)

It Takes Time


George Russel

George Russel The Jazz Workshop album cover.jpg
The Jazz Workshop(1956)

Ye Hypocrite, Ye Beelzebub


Salt’N Pepa

Salt'N Pepa The Best Of Salt'N Pepa album cover.jpg
The Best Of Salt’N Pepa(1999)

Whatta Man


Sam & Dave

Sam & Dave The Best Of Sam And Dave album cover.jpg
The Best Of Sam And Dave(1969)

When Something Is Wrong With My Baby


Franz Schubert

B-flat Major Piano Sonata, D. 960 (Alfred Brendel; 1971)
F-sharp Minor Piano Sonata (fragment), D. 571 (Andras Schiff; 1993)
Winterreise (Wolfgang Holzmair; 1996)
22 Lieder (boxed set; 1997)

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau And Gerald Moore, “Meerestille”

Jimmy Scott

Jimmy Scott Heaven album cover.jpg
Heaven (1996)


Raymond Scott

Raymond Scott Reckless Nights And Turkish Twilights album cover.jpg
Reckless Nights And Turkish Twilights (1992)
Raymond Scott Manhattan Research Inc album cover.jpg
Manhattan Research Inc.(2000)

Limbo: The Organized Mind.


Andres Segovia

Andres Segovia and His Contemporaries, Vol. 6 (1999)

(Maria Luisa Anido: Bouree BWV l009, J. S. Bach)

The Sex Pistols

The Sex Pistols Never Mind The Bollocks album cover.jpg
Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols(1977)

Pretty Vacant


Ron Sexsmith

Ron Sexsmith Ron Sexsmith album cover.jpg
Ron Sexsmith(1995)

Wastin’ Time


Dmitri Shostakovich

Cello Concerto No. 1 (cellist: Mstislav Rostropovich; 1959)
The String Quartets (Brodsky Quartet; 1991)
24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87 (pianist: Tatiana Nikolayeva; 1995)
Shostakovich Plays Shostakovieh, Cello Sonata, Op. 40 (cellist: Mstislav Rostropovich; pianist: Dmitry Shostakovich; 1998)
Symphony No. 14 (soloists: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Julia Varady; 2000)

Paul Simon

Paul Simon Paul Simon album cover.jpg
Paul Simon(1972)

Peace Like A River
Paul Simon There Goes Rhymin' Simon album cover.jpg
There Goes Rhymin’ Simon(1973)

American Tune


Simon & Garfunkel

Simon & Garfunkel Bookends album cover.jpg



Nina Simone

Nina Simone The Best Of Nina Simone album cover.jpg
The Best Of Nina Simone(1969)

Mississippi Goddam
I Loves You, Porgy


Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra In The Wee Small Hours album cover.jpg
In The Wee Small Hours(1955)

Dancing On The Ceiling
When Your Lover Has Gone
Frank Sinatra Lovers album cover.jpg
Songs For Swingin’ Lovers(1956)

I’ve Got You Under My Skin
Frank Sinatra Only The Lonely album cover.jpg
Only The Lonely(1958)

Frank Sinatra No One Cares album cover.jpg
No One Cares(1959)

I Can’t Get Started
Frank Sinatra Live In Paris album cover.jpg
Live In Paris(1962)

Without A Song


Frank Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim

Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim (1967)

How Insensitive

Percy Sledge

Percy Sledge When A Man Loves A Woman album cover.jpg
When A Man Loves A Woman(1967)

Out Of Left Field


Sly & The Family Stone

Sly & The Family Stone Anthology album cover.jpg

Family Affair


The Small Faces

The Small Faces The Immediate Years album cover.jpg
The Immediate Years(1995)

Itchycoo Park


Elliott Smith

Elliott Smith XO album cover.jpg

Waltz #2


The Smiths

The Smiths The Smiths album cover.jpg
The Smiths(1984)

Still Ill


Son Volt

Son Volt Trace album cover.jpg

Loose String


The Specials

The Specials Specials album cover.jpg

Blank Expression


Phil Spector

Phil Spector Back To Mono album cover.jpg
Back To Mono(1991)

The Crystals, “He’s Sure The Boy I Love”


The Spinners

The Spinners The Best Of The Spinners album cover.jpg
The Best Of The Spinners(1978)

Rubberband Man


Dusty Springfield

Dusty Springfield Dusty In Memphis album cover.jpg
Dusty In Memphis(1969)

I Don’t Want To Hear It Anymore
Just One Smile
Dusty Springfield Greatest Hits album cover.jpg
Greatest Hits(1979)

I Close My Eyes And Count To Ten


Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen The Wild, The Innocent And The E Street Shuffle album cover.jpg
The Wild, The Innocent And The E Street Shuffle(1973)

The E Street Shuffle
Bruce Springsteen The River album cover.jpg
The River(1980)

Point Blank
Bruce Springsteen Tunnel Of Love album cover.jpg
Tunnel Of Love(1987)

Brilliant Disguise
Bruce Springsteen The Ghost Of Tom Joad album cover.jpg
The Ghost Of Tom Joad(1995)

Galveston Bay



Squeeze East Side Story album cover.jpg
East Side Story(1981)

A Woman’s World


The Stanley Brothers

The Stanley Brothers The Complete Columbia Stanley Brothers album cover.jpg
The Complete Columbia Stanley Brothers(1996)

Gathering Flowers For The Master’s Bouquet


Steely Dan

Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy album cover.jpg
Countdown To Ecstasy(1973)

Show Biz Kids


Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart The Mercury Anthology album cover.jpg
The Mercury Anthology(1992)

You Wear It Well


Richard Strauss

Der Rosenkavalier (conductor: Carlos Kleiber; 1934)
Four Last Songs (soloist: Gundula Janowitz; 1996)

Igor Stravinsky

L’Histoire Du Soldat (conductor: Stravinsky; 1938)
Le Sacre Du Printemps (conductor: Leonard Bernstein; 1958)
Igor Stravinsky Edition (conductor: Stravinsky; 1963)

The Stylistics

The Stylistics The Best Of The Stylistics album cover.jpg
The Best Of The Stylistics(1975)

People Make The World Go `Round


June Tabor

June Tabor Abyssinians album cover.jpg

A Smiling Shore


Howard Tate

Howard Tate Get It While You Can album cover.jpg
Get It While You Can(1967)

I Learned It All The Hard Way


Art Tatum

Art Tatum 20th Century Piano Genius album cover.jpg
20th Century Piano Genius(1992)

Love For Sale


Johnnie Taylor

Johnnie Taylor Raw Blues album cover.jpg
Raw Blues(1968)

That’s Where It’s At



Television Marquee Moon album cover.jpg
Marquee Moon(1977)

See No Evil


The Temptations

The Temptations Anthology album cover.jpg

Just My Imagination
Ball Of Confusion


Joe Tex

Joe Tex The Best Of Joe Tex album cover.jpg
The Best Of Joe Tex(1965)

Love You Save (May Be Your Own)



Them The Story Of Them album cover.jpg
The Story Of Them(1997)

Don’t Look Back


Irma Thomas

Irma Thomas Ruler Of Hearts album cover.jpg
Ruler Of Hearts (1989)


Richard And Linda Thompson

Richard And Linda Thompson I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight album cover.jpg
I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight(1974)

Calvary Cross


Henry Threadgill

Henry Threadgill Easily Slip Into Another World album cover.jpg
Easily Slip Into Another World(1987)

Black Hands Bejewelled



TLC Fanmail album cover.jpg



Mel Tormé

Mel Tormé Easy To Remember album cover.jpg
Easy To Remember(1979)

They Didn’t Believe Me


A Tribe Called Quest

A Tribe Called Quest Anthology album cover.jpg

Check The Rhime



Tricky Maxinquaye album cover.jpg



Lennie Tristano

Lennie Tristano The New Tristano album cover.jpg
The New Tristano(1960)

Line Up
Turkish Mambo


Big Joe Turner

Big Joe Turner The Very Best Of Big Joe Turner album cover.jpg
The Very Best Of Big Joe Turner(1998)

Honey Hush



U2 The Unforgettable Fire album cover.jpg
The Unforgettable Fire(1984)

Pride (In The Name Of Love)
U2 Achtung Baby album cover.jpg
Achtung Baby(1991)

U2 Pop album cover.jpg



The Undertones

The Undertones The Undertones album cover.jpg
The Undertones(1980)

Teenage Kicks


The Velvet Underground

The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground & Nico album cover.jpg
The Velvet Underground & Nico(1966)

Femme Fatale


The Verve

The Verve Urban Hymns album cover.jpg
Urban Hymns(1997)

The Drugs Don’t Work
Neon Wilderness


Anne Sofie von Otter

Anne Sofie von Otter Wings In The Night album cover.jpg
Wings In The Night(1996)

De Vilda Svanarna


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