Cruel Smile

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Cruel Smile
Studio album by Elvis Costello and the Imposters
Released 1 October 2002
Recorded July 2002
Genre Rock
Label Island
Producer Cíaran Cahil, Kevin Killen, Leo Pearson
Elvis Costello chronology
When I Was Cruel
(2002)
Cruel Smile
(2002)
North
(2003)
Elvis Costello and the Imposters chronology
When I Was Cruel
(2002)
Cruel Smile
(2002)
The Delivery Man
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (7.5/10)[2]

Cruel Smile is a 2002 album by Elvis Costello and the Imposters. It consists of B-sides and leftover material from the When I Was Cruel sessions. Many critics panned it. [See AllMusic review]

Tracks[edit]

All tracks by Elvis Costello except were noted

  1. "Smile" (face A japonaise) (Charlie Chaplin, Geoff Parsons, John Turner) – 3:05
  2. "When I Was Cruel No. 1" – 4:16
  3. "Almost Blue" (Live in Sydney) – 5:04
  4. "15 Petals" (Live in Sydney) – 5:35
  5. "Spooky Girlfriend" (Live at KFOG) – 4:42
  6. "Honeyhouse" (Cruel No. 2) – 5:07
  7. "Revolution Doll" – 3:44
  8. "Peroxide Side" (Blunt Cut) – 3:48
  9. "Oh Well" (Costello, Fareed) – 2:52
  10. "The Imposter vs. the Floodtide (Dust and Petals)" – 3:58
  11. "Watching the Detectives/My Funny Valentine" (Live in Tokyo) (Costello, Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 7:09
  12. "Dust" (Live in Melbourne) – 6:39
  13. "Uncomplicated" (Live in Tokyo) – 4:46
  14. "Smile" (face B japonaise) (Parsons, Turner) – 3:32
  15. "Soul for Hire" (live in Tokyo) – 6:36

Personnel[edit]

  • Steve Averill – Design
  • Elena Barere – Concert Master
  • Joey Baron – Drums
  • Ciáran Cahil – Producer, Mixing
  • Greg Cohen – Bass
  • Anthony Coleman – Piano
  • Elvis Costello – Vocals, Producer, Orchestration
  • Jill Dell'Abate – Music Coordinator
  • Enrico DiCecco – Violin
  • Jesse Dylan – Photography
  • Phil Edwards – Engineer
  • Davey Faragher – Guitar (Bass)
  • Barry Finclair – Violin
  • Kevin Killen – Producer
  • Jeanne LeBlanc – Cello
  • Vince Lionti – Viola
  • Richard Locker – Cello
  • Kieran Lynch – Producer, Mixing
  • Roy Nathanson – Sax (Alto)
  • Steve Nieve – Piano, Keyboards, String Ensemble
  • Leo Pearson – Producer, Mixing
  • Renaud Pion – Clarinet, Sax (Soprano), Cor Anglais
  • Marc Ribot – Guitar
  • Jeff Schmidt – Mixing
  • Vincent Ségal – Cello
  • Richard Sortomme – Violin
  • Pete Thomas – Drums

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Position
2002 The Billboard 200 180

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Cruel Smile at AllMusic
  2. ^ [1][dead link]