Elvis Costello My Aim Is True Japanese Import SHM SACD
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This disc will ONLY work on a Super Audio Disc Player!
SHM-SACD (Super High Material SACD) is the ultimate Super Audio CD that
utilizes the materials and technologies that were developed for the SHM-CD to
further enhance the audio-resolution. These discs are made with polycarbonate
developed for the screen of the liquid crystal display. As it has a higher
transparency, players can read the signal more faithfully. Also, it excels in
fluidity, which enables you to cast a more accurate pit. What works wonders for
a low resolution format such as CD should offer even greater sonic improvements
in a real high resolution format such as SACD.
Elvis Costello’s remarkable "My Aim Is True" announced the arrival of a singular
talent. Having long ago secured its status as one of the greatest debut albums
ever recorded, the 1977 set hasn’t lost any of the vibrant urgency, lyrical
edge, or biting wit that made Costello the pin-up model for new-wave music.
Blending punk-fueled motivation with pub-rock, reggae, and classic American rock
n’ roll strains, the landmark effort includes many of the singer’s best-known
and most beloved tunes: the poisoned ballad "Alison," the slinky "(The Angels Want to Wear My) Red Shoes," and the
rave-up "Mystery Dance" are all included.
"Costello on the fuel for his debut: "I spent a lot of time with just a big
jar of instant coffee and the first Clash album, listening to it over and over."
The music doesn't have the savage attack of the Clash; after all, Costello's
backing band was Clover, which would later evolve into Huey Lewis and the News.
But songs such as "Mystery Dance" and "(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes"
have plenty of verbal bite, and the ballad "Alison" is a poisoned valentine.
Beginning with the line, "Now that your picture's in the paper being
rhythmically admired," My Aim quickly establishes Costello as one of the best
lyricists of his generation." - www.rollingstone.com
"In the summer of 1977, Costello was still an aspiring songwriter when he took the Clash’s debut back to his London flat and 'listened to it for 36 hours straight,' he recalled. 'And I wrote 'Watching the Detectives.' Still, he maintained, 'I was never part of any punk-rock thing. I couldn't afford to go to nightclubs at night. I had a wife and kid, and I had to go to work.'" - Rolling Stone
"Some people think 'Alison' is a murder ballad. 'It isn’t,' Costello told Rolling Stone in 2002. 'It’s about disappointing somebody. It’s a thin line between love and hate, as the Persuaders sang.' Costello’s backup band was Huey Lewis' outfit Clover; Lewis himself didn’t play on the album, presumably because Costello didn’t need any harmonica players." - Rolling Stone
• 2-channel Single Layer SACD
• Two-channel SACD layer only, to secure enough reflectance and not to compress
• Label of the disc is printed with a special green ink called 'Onsho Shiyou,'
which minimizes diffuse reflection.
• Carefully selected master audio is used, from existing DSD files to newly
converted from analog tapes.
• This disc will ONLY work on a Super Audio Disc Player
1. Welcome To the Working Week
2. Miracle Man
3. No Dancing
4. Blame It On Cain
6. Sneaky Feelings
7. Watching The Detectives
8. (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes
9. Less Than Zero
10. Mystery Dance
11. Pay It Back
12. I'm Not Angry
13. Waiting For The End Of The World