Elvis Costello – The Complete Armed Forces is a retrospective collection curated by Elvis Costello himself centred on Costello’s 1979 album with The Attractions, Armed Forces. If nothing else, Armed Forces is a personal landmark as the LP was the first Elvis Costello LP I picked up all those years ago.(more…)
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ROCK HISTORY : ELVIS COSTELLO – UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INKROCK HISTORY : ELVIS COSTELLO – UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK
Like most artists that emerged during the post-punk/new wave era, Elvis Costello suffers from the same dilemma, that is, of being perpetually branded as a product of the 80s music scene.
LIVE NEWS: ELVIS COSTELLO – DETOUR (UK) LIVE AT THE ESPLANADE CONCERT HALLLIVE NEWS: ELVIS COSTELLO – DETOUR (UK) LIVE AT THE ESPLANADE CONCERT HALL
The legendary singer-songwriter Elvis Costello returns to Singapore for his third solo performance as he brings his Detour (UK) to our shores.
DVD REVIEW: ELVIS COSTELLO – DETOUR LIVE AT LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC HALLDVD REVIEW: ELVIS COSTELLO – DETOUR LIVE AT LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC HALL
A recording of Elvis Costello’s performance at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. Part of his Detour Show tour where Costello plays solo acoustic versions of select songs from his immense discography, using the “Lupe-O-Tone” television set to tell the stories behind the songs.
THE NEW BASEMENT TAPES RELEASE “SPANISH MARY” FROM UPCOMING ALBUM LOST ON THE RIVERTHE NEW BASEMENT TAPES RELEASE “SPANISH MARY” FROM UPCOMING ALBUM LOST ON THE RIVER
I guess you could say this is a ‘big deal’ – especially if you are a Bob Dylan fan and of the individual members of the supergroup that is The New Basement Tapes viz. Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops), Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes), Jim James (My Morning Jacket) and Marcus Mumford (Mumford & Sons).
The New Basement Tapes and producer T Bone Burnett convened in March 2014 at Capitol Studios in Hollywood to write and create music together for 26-year old Bob Dylan’s long-lost lyrics. The complete album, Lost On the River: The New Basement Tapes, will be released by Electromagnetic Recordings/Harvest Records on November 10.
So far, three tracks have been released with Costello, James and Mumford taking turns at vocals/melody writer. This time around it’s Giddens and the song is “Spanish Mary”. Check out the video below.
Additionally, the original documentary Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued will premiere on SHOWTIME on Friday, November 21st at 9 P.M. ET/PT. See what I mean? A. Big. Deal.