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Singer/Songwriter Elvis Costello.

Singer/Songwriter Elvis Costello. In the late 1970s he burst out of Britain's pop-music scene with a sound and attitude never seen before. He was the angry young-man with a fresh sound. He's known for making connections between different musical communities. He's collaborated with Paul McCartney, Ruben Blades, Aimee Mann of "'til Tuesday," David Was of "Was (Not Was)," and T. Bone Burnett. The last time Costello was on the show, he had been working with the Brodsky Quartet (known for its interpretations of music by Haydn, Schubert, Beethoven and Bartok) on the release, "The Juliet Letters," (Warner Bros.) Now Costello is back with his original band, "The Attractions," and with producer Nick Lowe. Their latest release is "Brutal Youth," (Warner Bros).

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Other segments from the episode on January 27, 1994

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, January 27, 1994: Interview with Elvis Costello; Interview with Robert Olen Butler; Review of John Stubblefield's album "Morning Song."

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