Gatefold 180 gram audiophile black vinyl. Spike is the twelfth studio album by Elvis Costello, which appeared after a two-year layoff. For this album he worked together with greats such as Paul McCartney, Roger McGuinn (The Byrds) and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band. This collaboration resulted in an album chock-full of variety; soul, Broadway, rockabilly, pop. It's lead single and most notable hit "Veronica" peaked at #19 on the Billboard Hot 100 and even #1 on the US Modern Rock charts.