Diary snapshot: Elvis Costello

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King of America is the tenth studio album by the British rock singer and songwriter Elvis Costello, credited to “The Costello Show featuring the Attractions and Confederates” in the UK and Europe and to “The Costello Show featuring Elvis Costello” in North America. Released on 21 February 1986, it peaked at No11 on the UK album chart and No39 on the Billboard 200. It was selected as one of Rolling Stone’s top twenty albums of the year. In 2000 it was voted number 540 in Colin Larkin’s All Time Top 1000 Albums.


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