Elvis Costello & The Imposters – The Return of the Spectacular Spinning Songbook (Universal Music Canada)

For an artist that seems to take painstaking efforts to create the perfect record with each and every new album he releases, there is a certain looseness to this live effort that helps dispel the myth that he is too uptight.  None the less, Costello delivers a stellar set of his own tracks from all points of his career (Lipstick Vogue, National Ransom, God Give Me Strength, Mystery Dance) while also delivering a great cover of Nick Lowe’s Heart of the City.