Elbow, Asleep In The Back

£60.00

Elbow have long been difficult to pin down: as comfortable working up lengthy atmospheric instrumental passages as they are writing emotionally intelligent songs, they often seem to exist in two worlds at once. The cover for their debut album, Asleep In The Back, is appropriately inscrutable: a battered old photo negative of a foreboding doorway. It tempts us to look inside, even as lyrics such as Newborn’s opening line, ‘I’ll be the corpse in your bathtub’ suggest that we might be shocked at what we discover.

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Elbow have long been difficult to pin down: as comfortable working up lengthy atmospheric instrumental passages as they are writing emotionally intelligent songs, they often seem to exist in two worlds at once. The cover for their debut album, Asleep In The Back, is appropriately inscrutable: a battered old photo negative of a foreboding doorway. It tempts us to look inside, even as lyrics such as Newborn’s opening line, ‘I’ll be the corpse in your bathtub’ suggest that we might be shocked at what we discover.