Magazine This – ELVIS COSTELLO

14 April 2022

“In the 148 pages of this Deluxe Ultimate Music Guide, fully updated to account for his most recent activity, you’ll read some of Costello’s most memorable interactions with journalists.

Here you’ll find spiky moments – “Getting it all down are you?” – and expansive encounters.
Not to mention a full reckoning of the many recordings, collaborations, and other adventures which caused them to occur in the first place.” More info here.

You can buy your copy here and have it sent to your home.

Costello pumps it up for his UNCUT tribute…

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SOULFUL SUNDAY With New ELVIS COSTELLO Single

Reveries for the laziest day of the week

12 December 2021

Artist: ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS
Active: Since 1970 / 32 studio LPs

 

New album: THE BOY NAMED IF
Release: 14 January 2022

Last month Costello announced his new album with The Imposters
and shared crackling pop single Magnificent Hurt. For second taster
PAINT THE RED ROSE BLUE he steps on the brakes and goes in ballad
modus.

Here we go…
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(Elvis photo: cover of his ‘Il Sogno’ album)

Single This! ELVIS COSTELLO

‘Tokyo Storm Warning’ by ELVIS COSTELLO AND THE ATTRACTIONS

What do we care if the world is a joke? (Tokyo Storm Warning)
We’ll give it a big kiss, we’ll give it a poke (Tokyo Storm Warning)
Death wears a big hat ’cause he’s a big bloke (Tokyo Storm Warning)
We’re only living this instant

From his 1986 Blood & Chocolate album

ELVIS COSTELLO And THIS YEAR’S SPANISH MODEL

16 July 2021

Artist: ELVIS COSTELLO (age 66)
Active: Since 1970 / 31 studio LPs, so far

New album: SPANISH MODEL
What: An entire Spanish reimagining of his
outstanding 1978 LP This Year’s Model
recorded with The Attractions.
Release: 10 September 2021 via UMe

I don’t know if it’s due to the past lockdowns with artists having a lot
of time on their hands following canceled tours and shows, but in the
past 18 months, some of them came up with some weird ideas. But the
most bizarre project so far is Elvis Costello joining (armed) forces with
his frequent collaborator Sebastian Krys for a full Spanish remake of
This Year’s Model.

The duo picked a cast of Latin artists to sing each and every song
of the original – now remastered – album in Spanish. Que pasa?

Costello: “Part of the fun of this project is its unexpected nature. Although,
I think people in my audience that have been paying attention are pretty
much used to surprises by now.”

Krys: “When Elvis told me the idea, it took me about 15 seconds to answer.
I have been in so many situations where I was trying to turn Latin artists onto
Elvis’ music. The feedback I heard most often was ‘I love it. I wish I knew what
he was saying.’ Spanish Model is an opportunity to turn an entire side of the
world onto this great record and through these voices, get these ideas out. ”

Pump up the first taster right here…

Tracklist:

1. Nina Diaz – “No Action”
2. Raquel Sofía y Fuego – “(Yo No Quiero Ir A) Chelsea ((I Don’t Want To Go To) Chelsea)”
3. Draco Rosa – “Yo Te Vi (The Beat)”
4. Juanes – “Pump It Up”
5. La Marisoul – “Detonantes (Little Triggers)”
6. Luis Fonsi – “Tu Eres Para Mi (You Belong To Me)”
7. Francisca Valenzuela y Luis Humberto Navejas – “Hand In Hand”
8. Cami – “La Chica de Hoy (This Year’s Girl)”
9. Pablo López – “Mentira (Lip Service)”
10. Jesse & Joy – “Viviendo en el Paraiso (Living In Paradise)”
11. Morat – “Lipstick Vogue”
12. Jorge Drexler – “La Turba (Night Rally)”
13. Sebastián Yatra – “Llorar (Big Tears)”
14. Fito Páez – “Radio Radio”
15. Gian Marco y Nicole Zignago– “Crawling To The U.S.A.”
16. Vega – “Se Esta Perdiendo La Inocencia (Running Out Of Angels)”

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ELVIS COSTELLO Released His 32nd Album Today With Help From THE IMPOSTERS

14 January 2022

Artists: ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS

New album: THE BOY NAMED IF
Release: 14 January 2022 – his 32th (!) LP

Mojo (British music monthly): “The most energised performance Costello has
committed to record in a long time and – despite his protestations that The Imposters
are an entirely different band – his most classic Attractions-like album since 1994’s
Brutal Youth.”
Score: 8/10.

Turn Up the Volume: I’m pretty sure Costello started writing songs since his
birth 67 years ago and never stopped and never will stop until his last breath.

Singles: Farewell, OK / Paint The Red Rose Blue/ Magnificent Hurt

– MAGNIFICENT HURT –

– FAREWELL, OK –

– PAINT THE RED ROSE BLUE –

Stream full album here…

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ELVIS COSTELLO Announced His 32th Album And Shares Lead Single ‘MAGNIFICENT HURT’

Daily electricity to load your batteries

Artist: ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS
Active: Since 1970 / 32 studio LPs

New album: THE BOY NAMED IF
Release: 14 January 2022

Lead single: MAGNIFICENT HURT

Costello phoned his band The Imposters (actually his longtime
backing band The Attractions) during lockdown, they met in
the studio and recorded new album The Boy Named If,
out January 2022.

The lead single takes us back to his 70s sound. Crackling pop
a la Costello with that retro organ warmth, vocal twists and turns,
a steady beat/chorus and muscled guitars.

Here comes the King…

(photo on top: from concert poster of a show in Memphis)