On May 14, 1991.


On May 14, 1991, “Warner Bros” label released “Mighty Like a Rose”, the thirteenth Elvis Costello studio album. It was recorded 1990 – 1991, and was produced by Elvis Costello, Mitchell Froom and Kevin Killen.


  • Elvis Costello (Declan MacManus) – vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, bass guitar, maracas, keyboards
  • Marc Ribot– guitar, cornet, rhythm guitar, horn
  • James Burton– acoustic guitar
  • Mitchell Froom– organ, celeste, harmonium
  • Larry Knechtel– organ, piano, Hammond organ, clavinet
  • Benmont Tench– piano
  • Steve Nieve– keyboards
  • Rob Wasserman– electric bass
  • Tom “T-Bone” Wolk– bass
  • Jerry Scheff– electric bass, electric guitar
  • Jim Keltner– drums, percussion
  • Lionel Batiste– drums
  • Jenell Marshall– drums, percussion
  • Pete Thomas– drums, percussion, castanets, tambourine, bells
  • Nicholas Bucknail –clarinet
  • Gregory Davis– trumpet
  • Andre Findon –flute
  • Charles Joseph– trombone
  • Kirk Joseph– tuba
  • Roger Lewis– baritone saxophone
  • Ross MacManus– trumpet
  • Richard Morgan –oboe
  • Simon Rayner –French horn
  • Efrem Towns– trumpet
  • Steve George– backing vocals
  • Steven Soles– backing vocals
  • Richard Page– backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Elvis Costello, except where noted.

  1. The Other Side of Summer
  2. Hurry Down Doomsday (The Bugs Are Taking Over) – Declan MacManus
  3. How to Be Dumb
  4. All Grown Up
  5. Invasion Hit Parade
  6. Harpies Bizarre
  7. After the Fall
  8. Georgie and Her Rival
  9. So Like Candy – Paul McCartney, Declan MacManus
  10. Interlude: Couldn’t Call It Unexpected No. 2
  11. Playboy to A Man – Paul McCartney, Declan MacManus
  12. Sweet Pear
  13. Broken- Cait O’Riordan
  14. Couldn’t Call It Unexpected No. 4

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