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2015 12 Okt

Twelve Ten Fifteen

von: Uwe Meilchen Filed under: Blog | TB | 4 Comments


A book I have waited very very long to come to fruition will actually now be published this fall: Elvis Costello has finally written his memoir, „Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink“. Given the very revealing and interesting liner notes Costello wrote for when all his records were rereleased remastered and expanded, I guess we’re in for a treat and an interesting yarn to read and take time to listen to his records, too.

Quote from an interview Costello gave to the „New York Times“:

„I really am not nostalgic. I’m not at all nostalgic. I just love so much music that it’s, ‘‘Which past are you talking about?’’ There’s so much to choose from. You want to go back five years, 20. When you’ve got people romanticizing: ‘‘Oh, remember the old school’’ — what do you mean? 2003?“

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  1. Uwe Meilchen:

  2. Ian M:

    He wrote a fantastic article in today’s Guardian.

  3. Michael Engelbrecht:

    I have never been a fan of his music. I’ve always liked him in interviews. Smart guy.

  4. Uwe Meilchen:

    There’s also a new 2CD compilation available, compiled by Mr. Costello himself, and – according to Mr. and Mrs. Amazon – „including two previously-unreleased titles; “April 5th” – written and recorded with Rosanne Cash, Kris Kristofferson and John Leventhal – and one of Costello’s earliest solo recordings, “I Can’t Turn It Off” from 1975.The collection also features three exclusive, “audio book sketches” – that do not appear in the published memoir – and a 28-page booklet providing the complete lyrics and many unseen photographs, several of them from the MacManus family Album“

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