North (Elvis Costello album)

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North
Studio album by Elvis Costello
Released 23 September 2003
Genre Pop, jazz
Label Deutsche Grammophon
Producer Elvis Costello, Kevin Killen
Elvis Costello chronology
Cruel Smile
(2002)
North
(2003)
Il Sogno
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (3.9/10)[2]

North is a 2003 album by Elvis Costello. It reached 44 in the UK Albums Chart, 57 in the US chart and No. 1 in the US Traditional Jazz chart.

Coming after the return-to-form rock and roll of When I Was Cruel, North is an intimate album of ballads, reportedly inspired by Costello's relationship with Diana Krall.[citation needed] The album received mixed reviews.

A limited edition of the album also contains a DVD with two solo piano performances by Costello ("North," "Fallen") and a promo video for "Still." There is also a code included inside the package for a free download of the outtake title track "North," which is provided in the Windows Media Audio (.wma) format.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "You Left Me in the Dark" – 3:26
  2. "Someone Took the Words Away" – 4:35
  3. "When Did I Stop Dreaming?" – 5:22
  4. "You Turned to Me" – 2:32
  5. "Fallen" – 3:12
  6. "When It Sings" – 3:58
  7. "Still" – 2:27
  8. "Let Me Tell You About Her" – 4:23
  9. "Can You Be True?" – 3:45
  10. "When Green Eyes Turn Blue" – 4:17
  11. "I'm in the Mood Again" – 2:34
  • The UK and Japanese editions contain the bonus track "Impatience." The Japanese edition also contains another bonus track, "Too Blue."

Limited edition DVD[edit]

  1. "North" (Solo Live Performance) – 3:06
  2. "Still" (Studio Version Promo Video) – 2:44
  3. "Fallen" (Solo Live Performance) – 3:08

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Position
2003 Billboard 200 57
2003 Billboard Top Internet Albums 57
2003 Billboard Top Jazz Albums 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine (2003-09-23). "North - Elvis Costello | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-05-09. 
  2. ^ "Elvis Costello: North | Album Reviews". Pitchfork. 2003-11-10. Retrieved 2014-05-09.