Elvis Costello w/Live Box Set

 

Only 1500 copies, each
personally signed – and wait’ll you see the price tag…

 

By Blurt Staff

 

On December 6 Elvis Costellow will release the 3-disc (CD,
DVD, 10″ vinyl EP) live box set, Elvis Costello & the Imposters: The Return Of The Spectacular
Spinning Songbook!!!
 (Ume), recorded over a 2-night stand at
The Wiltern in Los Angeles
on May 11 and 12, 2011. Limited to 1500 copies worldwide, each set is
individually numbered with a special commemoration card personally signed by Costello.

The first disc is a CD recording culled from both nights’ performances, shows
which The Los Angeles Times said were “the kind of uniquely
invigorating experience that warrants a buzzword all its own: inspiring.”

The second disc is a DVD from Costello’s show on May 12, 2011, including a special
guest appearance by the Bangles. The DVD contains bonus footage including an
alternate intro by Napoleon Dynamite (aka Costello), and behind-the-scenes
moments captured with the Imposters – Steve Nieve, Davey Faragher and Pete
Thomas — as well as extra performances not included in the main set of the
show.

The third disc is a 10-inch vinyl EP with four songs only available in this
set. The super deluxe package includes a 40-page hardcover book packed with
candid and concert photos, a tour diary of Costello’s musings from each tour
stop, a 20″ x 30″ concert tour poster and a limited edition postcard.
This collection is housed in a lavish box complete with a spinning replica of
“The Spectacular Spinning Songbook” on the front cover. 

“The Spectacular Spinning Songbook” made its first appearance in 1986
at the Beverly Theatre
in Los Angeles
during the “Costello Sings Again Tour.” Earlier this year, Elvis
Costello and the Imposters set out on The Revolver Tour and, for the
first time in 25 years, Costello once again allowed his set-list to be chosen
by “The Spectacular Spinning Songbook,” a monumental game-show type
wheel spun by select fans and featuring songs from National Ransom, plus new renditions of hits, rarities and very
unexpected covers. Expanded from its initial short run in the spring to
encompass summer and fall dates, the tour was greeted by popular acclaim and
rave notice across the country, with Rolling Stone reporting,
“Costello worked the stage like a burlesque-club emcee, cracking wise at a
mile a minute and spinning a dandy’s walking stick.” 

Since the super deluxe version is a limited edition set, a single and double-disc
version will be available next year.

 

Track listing:

DISC ONE

THE MUSIC

I Hope You’re Happy Now

Heart of the City (Nick Lowe)

Mystery Dance

Radio Radio

Everyday I Write The Book

God Give Me Strength

Watching The Detectives

Tear Off Your Own Head (It’s A Doll Revolution) featuring
Susanna Hoffs of the Bangles

Out Of Time (Mick Jagger-Keith Richards)

I Want You

Stella Hurt

All Grown Up

Lipstick Vogue

Man out of Time

National Ransom

(What’s So Funny ’bout) Peace, Love and Understanding

Recorded Live at THE WILTERN, Los Angeles, CA,
May 11 & 12, 2011

DISC TWO

THE FILM

I Hope You’re Happy Now

Heart Of The City (Nick Lowe)

Mystery Dance

Radio Radio

Clubland

God Give Me Strength

Tear Off Your Own Head (It’s A Doll Revolution) featuring
Susanna Hoffs of the Bangles

Out Of Time (Mick Jagger-Keith Richards)

I Want You

Everyday I Write The Book

Stella Hurt

A Slow Drag With Josephine

Jimmie Standing In The Rain

Alison

Earthbound

(What’s So Funny ’bout) Peace, Love And Understanding

Bonus Tracks

Uncomplicated

Watching The Detectives

Monkey To Man

Filmed Live at THE WILTERN, Los Angeles, CA,
May 12, 2011



DISC THREE (THE 10″)

Side A:

Pump it Up (6/8)

Busted (Harlan Howard)

 

Side B:

Brilliant Mistake

Strict time

 

 

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