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Even Elvis Costello Realizes His First Decade Was The Keeper

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In the current issue of Rolling Stone, Elvis Costello was asked to choose his life in 10 songs. Of the ten songs, seven of them were from 1975 to 1986, and the other two  from 1987 – 2015. This is pretty strange from a man so obsessed with being contemporary. A man whose last album was written with the Roots. What gives?

One of two things come to mind.


1 – He cares as much about his newer stuff as we do


2 – He did all his living earlier in his life.

While no one doubts that 1975 to 1986 must have been pretty mind blowing, a, quite literal rock and roll superstar, comparable to an English Dylan, and no one doubts he was a complete dickhead to boot, as Creem Editor Bill Holdship recently put it, “nobody believed his press clippings more than Costello”, still he did a number of things in the following 30 years. The only problem is, nobody wants to know about it. Instead, for the umpteenth time, he wants to tell us about “Radio Soul” -a song I first heard FORTY YEARS AGO.

Meanwhile, here is the tracklist for the yet another compilation album to his upcoming memoir.

Unfaithful Music & Soundtrack Album Track List

Disc 1

1. Elvis Costello And Steve Nieve – “Accidents Will Happen (Live)”
2. Elvis Costello – “Poison Moon”
3. Elvis Costello – “Watching The Detectives”
4. Elvis Costello And The Attractions – “Oliver’s Army”
5. Elvis Costello And The Attractions – “Riot Act”
6. Elvis Costello And The Attractions – “New Lace Sleeves”
7. Elvis Costello And The Attractions – “Man Out Of Time”
8. Elvis Costello And The Attractions – “I Want You”
9. Elvis Costello – “When I Was Cruel No.2”
10. George Jones With Elvis Costello – “Stranger In The House”
11. Elvis Costello And The Attractions – “Beyond Belief”
12. Elvis Costello And The Attractions – “Home Truth”
13. The Costello Show Featuring His Confederates – “Indoor Fireworks”
14. Elvis Costello And The Attractions – “Shipbuilding”
15. Elvis Costello And The Roots – “Cinco Minutos Con Vos”
16. Elvis Costello And The Imposters – “Bedlam”
17. Elvis Costello – “Deep Dark Truthful Mirror”
18. Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint – “Ascension Day”
19. Elvis Costello And The Sugarcanes – “Red Cotton”

Disc 2

1. Elvis Costello – “Veronica [Demo]”
2. Elvis Costello With Burt Bacharach – “In The Darkest Place”
3. Elvis Costello And The Attractions – “I Want To Vanish”
4. Elvis Costello With Brian Eno – “My Dark Life”
5. Elvis Costello – “The Other Side Of Summer”
6. Elvis Costello – “London’s Brilliant Parade”
7. Elvis Costello – “Ghost Train”
8. The Costello Show Featuring His Confederates – “Suit Of Lights”
9. Elvis Costello And The Sugarcanes – “Jimmie Standing In The Rain”
10. Elvis Costello And The Brodsky Quartet – “The Birds Will Still Be Singing”
11. Elvis Costello And The Roots – “Wise Up Ghost”
12. Elvis Costello And The Attractions – “Almost Blue”
13. Elvis Costello – “All The Rage”
14. Elvis Costello – “Couldn’t Call It Unexpected No. 4”
15. Elvis Costello – “Alison”
16. Elvis Costello And The Imposters – “My Three Sons”
17. Elvis Costello – “I’m In The Mood Again”
18. Rosanne Cash, Elvis Costello And Kris Kristofferson – “April 5th” (Previously Unreleased)
19. D.P. Costello – “I Can’t Turn It Off” (Previously Unreleased)
20. Elvis Costello – “Sketches From Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink”

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