Limited coloured edition - Indies + HMV exclusive - Purple vinyl
Standard edition - heavyweight black vinyl
Expected release date 14th January 2022
On January 14th, 2022, Elvis Costello and The Imposters release, ‘The Boy Named If,’ a new album of urgent, immediate songs with bright melodies, guitar solos that sting and a quick step to the rhythm.
Costello tell us, ”The full title of this record is 'The Boy Named If (And Other Children’s Stories).’ ‘IF,’ is a nickname for your imaginary friend; your secret self, the one who knows everything you deny, the one you blame for the shattered crockery and the hearts you break, even your own."
Produced by Sebastian Krys & Elvis Costello - the album is a collection of thirteen snapshots, “That take us from the last days of a bewildered boyhood to that mortifying moment when you are told to stop acting like a child - which for most men (and perhaps a few gals too) can be any time in the next fifty years," as Costello put it.
2. The Boy if Named
3. Penelope Halfpenny
4. The Difference
5. What If I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
6. Paint the Red Rose Blue
7. Mistook Me For a Fool
8. My Most Beautiful Mistake
9. Magnificent Hurt
10. The Man You Love To Hate
11. Death of Magic Thinking
12. Trick Out The Truth
13. Mr Crescent