The River in Reverse

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The River in Reverse
Studio album by Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint
Released June 6, 2006
Recorded November 27 – December 10, 2005
Genre R&B, jazz, soul
Length 53:01
Label Verve Forecast
Producer Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint
Elvis Costello chronology
My Flame Burns Blue
(2006)
The River in Reverse
(2006)
Momofuku
(2008)
Allen Toussaint chronology
I Believe To My Soul
(2005)
The River in Reverse
(2006)
The Bright Mississippi
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
Being There 4.5/5 stars link
Music Box 4/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media 6.1/10 link
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars link

The River in Reverse is a 2006 collaboration between Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint. It received a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Allen Toussaint unless otherwise indicated.

  1. "On Your Way Down" – 4:54
  2. "Nearer to You" – 3:32
  3. "Tears, Tears and More Tears" – 3:30
  4. "The Sharpest Thorn" (Elvis Costello, Toussaint) – 4:16
  5. "Who’s Gonna Help Brother Get Further?" – 5:04
  6. "The River in Reverse" (Costello) – 4:32
  7. "Freedom for the Stallion" – 2:58
  8. "Broken Promise Land" – 4:34
  9. "Ascension Day" (Roy Byrd, Costello, Toussaint) – 2:57
  10. "International Echo" (Costello, Toussaint) – 4:58
  11. "All These Things" – 4:07
  12. "Wonder Woman" – 3:08
  13. "Six-Fingered Man" (Costello, Toussaint) – 4:31
  14. "The Greatest Love" - 3:47 (Japanese CD Bonus Track)
  15. "Where Is the Love" (Costello, Toussaint) - 3:54 (iTunes Bonus Track)

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Position
2006 The Billboard 200 103
2006 Billboard Top Jazz Albums 2