Song of the Day #871: ‘Good Year For the Roses’ – Elvis Costello

My conversion from country music hater to a guy who Tivos the CMAs and owns every Miranda Lambert and Brad Paisley album has been well documented on this blog. But Elvis Costello hasn’t really benefited from my change of heart.

Sure, I’ve enjoyed his forays into country styles, blended with his own rock sensibility, but that was the case even before I became a fan of country music.

Almost Blue, his one true country and western album, remains a mystery to me, banished from my CD shelf years ago never to return.

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