SUNDAY JOINT, 5-23-2021: A CORNUCOPIA OF SMALL PLEASURES

Taking Liberties is the forgotten record from Elvis Costello’s opening fusillade of great LPs. Liberties came out in 1980, between Get Happy and Trust, and it pissed me off because my friend Dave McMillan and I had spent four years hunting down Elvis imports and bonus singles and whatnot, and Taking Liberties basically gathered up everything in our hard-earned stash and rolled it into one 20-track album. Killed our deep-cut New Wave cred.

On the other hand, thank God for the Columbia Recor...