Released: Sep 2003
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
A theme album that charts the disintegration of one relationship and the blossoming of another. Since Costello's divorce from Cait O'Riordan followed his marriage to Diana Krall, it's hard not to read this No. 1 jazz hit as an autobiography. The piano-driven affair is a languorous, if tortured, beauty; with a bottle of bourbon, it should get you through dark, rainy nights.