Extreme Honey debuting on Vinyl , Feb. '15

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Postby johnfoyle » Sat Jan 10, 2015 1:23 pm

It'll be good to see Extreme Honey in the 12" format - as Steve Averill told me elsewhere , designing it involved a interesting process -


That’s a funny tale. Elvis provided me with a load of images. I did the layout for it. I applied, like, one image, two images together; we needed this multi-layered image. He came into the office one day and he, literally, sat with me for, probably, about three hours. We moved very single image around on the screen, try that over here, try that over here etc. Eventually he turned to me and he said, laughing, ‘we got back exactly to where we were in the beginning. OK, you were right, I trust you’. That was the point where he realised that I hadn’t put it together randomly. I was actually working out the balance. The corners are kind of like a jigsaw. It’s like the sleeve for U2’s Achtung Baby. The joke on this was kind of The Ever Changing Faces of Elvis Costello. In a sense the only common feature is the glasses, in most cases.



Given the multiplicity of sources for the images it has to be assumed this will be a blow up from the cd sleeve. Hopefully the do best they can with it .

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Re: Extreme Honey debuting on Vinyl , Feb. '15

Postby cwr » Sat Jan 10, 2015 11:19 pm

The cropping of Bruce Thomas will be even clearer on the 12" sleeve

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Re: Extreme Honey debuting on Vinyl , Feb. '15

Postby sweetest punch » Thu Jan 15, 2015 2:23 pm

Since you put me down, it seems i've been very gloomy. You may laugh but pretty girls look right through me.

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Re: Extreme Honey debuting on Vinyl , Feb. '15

Postby cwr » Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:19 pm

Got my copy today. This is the 3rd MOV release I've ordered (since I already own the original vinyl editions of Spike, MLAR, TJL and ATUB-- is there a strong argument to be made for upgrading any of these to the MOV editions?), and while it does sound good, the cover art does, indeed, suffer from the same poor quality scanning that I've seen people complaining about.

It looks fine enough from a distance, but up close it's not too sharp. It seems like, with a little digging, the original elements could have been located, but the fact that a poor-selling contractual obligation best of like Extreme Honey is being released on 2LPs at all is unlikely enough.

The Attractions photo with Bruce pointedly cropped out didn't even make it to the back cover....

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Re: Extreme Honey debuting on Vinyl , Feb. '15

Postby sweetest punch » Sat Aug 08, 2015 9:41 am

Since you put me down, it seems i've been very gloomy. You may laugh but pretty girls look right through me.

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Re: Extreme Honey debuting on Vinyl , Feb. '15

Postby cwr » Sat Aug 08, 2015 12:00 pm

I wish there was still a publication like ICE magazine which would give some insight about the nature of new releases and reissues. I'd be curious to know the ins and outs of the various vinyl editions that have come out, and what EC's level of involvement is. Does he take an active role in any of this process, or does he just sign off on them like he seemingly did with a lot of the Hip-O stuff?

I guess these are basically UK editions of the MOFI releases, although who will be in charge of Taking Liberties, since that is a title that MOFI apparently passed on? (I had emailed MOFI about the possibility of a TL edition and the response was that there were no plans for them to put out TL.)

Also, interesting that they'd go with a UK vinyl release of TL instead of 10BM&10HYF. I assume the odds are long on them ever putting out a new edition of OOOI, but it's still fairly easy to find an original copy of that on vinyl anyway...

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Re: Extreme Honey debuting on Vinyl , Feb. '15

Postby sweetest punch » Sun Aug 23, 2015 10:48 am

Since you put me down, it seems i've been very gloomy. You may laugh but pretty girls look right through me.

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Re: Extreme Honey debuting on Vinyl , Feb. '15

Postby Pigalle » Sun Oct 11, 2015 1:01 pm

sweetest punch wrote:New vinyl editions on Amazon UK:
Armed Forces: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Armed-Forces-VI ... s+costello


According to Universal, Armed Forces comes with a 7" single

http://thesoundofvinyl.com/*/*/Armed-Fo ... WS90000000

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Re: Extreme Honey debuting on Vinyl , Feb. '15

Postby cwr » Sun Oct 11, 2015 4:04 pm

It's still kind of stunning to me that it's 2015 and there is no sign of a Painted From Memory vinyl release. I never would have guessed that Extreme Honey would be out in a 2LP set before his album with Burt, which seems like it was destined to be played on a turntable with a 12" sleeve....

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Re: Extreme Honey debuting on Vinyl , Feb. '15

Postby bronxapostle » Sun Oct 11, 2015 9:28 pm

cwr wrote:It's still kind of stunning to me that it's 2015 and there is no sign of a Painted From Memory vinyl release. I never would have guessed that Extreme Honey would be out in a 2LP set before his album with Burt, which seems like it was destined to be played on a turntable with a 12" sleeve....


VERY much agree!!!! :cry:

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Re: Extreme Honey debuting on Vinyl , Feb. '15

Postby sweetest punch » Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:41 pm

Music On Vinyl will release Deap Dead Blue on vinyl on Nov 27, 2015: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Deep-Dead-Blue- ... s+costello
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Re: Extreme Honey debuting on Vinyl , Feb. '15

Postby cwr » Mon Oct 26, 2015 1:21 pm

WOW.

I guess at this point it's looking like we'll get a 180g release of Cruel Smile before we see Painted From Memory on vinyl, huh?

Not really a complaint. I'll buy it! I wish it were the beginning of a series of Meltdown 1995 releases, of course...

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Re: Extreme Honey debuting on Vinyl , Feb. '15

Postby sweetest punch » Mon Oct 26, 2015 1:40 pm

Music On Vinyl is releasing all the Warner albums.
I strongly doubt that they will issue any of the Universal albums or any other than the official released Warner albums.
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Re: Extreme Honey debuting on Vinyl , Feb. '15

Postby cwr » Mon Oct 26, 2015 3:01 pm

Does this mean there is even a SLIGHT chance that they could release a vinyl edition of The Gwendolyn Letters?

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Re: Extreme Honey debuting on Vinyl , Feb. '15

Postby verbal gymnastics » Mon Oct 26, 2015 3:12 pm

There's always a SLIGHT chance...

...there's a SLIGHT chance he'll invite me up on stage on Thursday to interview him instead of Nick Hornby... :evil: :lol:
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Re: Extreme Honey debuting on Vinyl , Feb. '15

Postby Ymaginatif » Tue Oct 27, 2015 4:59 am

sweetest punch wrote:Music On Vinyl will release Deap Dead Blue on vinyl on Nov 27, 2015: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Deep-Dead-Blue- ... s+costello


Waw! I like this very much - an album that is made for vinyl!
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Re: Extreme Honey debuting on Vinyl , Feb. '15

Postby verbal gymnastics » Tue Oct 27, 2015 6:26 am

Interesting - it's an album made for the dark recesses of one of my EC CD draws - just in front of Il Songo and a The Juliet Letters and, to a degree, River in Reverse.

I'm not generally a fan of EC's collaborative works.
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Re: Extreme Honey debuting on Vinyl , Feb. '15

Postby cwr » Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:37 am

Now that Music On Vinyl has released Extreme Honey and Deep Dead Blue on Vinyl, doesn't it seem like there is a very real possibility that they could put out a double LP set of the Costello & Nieve 5-EP box?

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Re: Extreme Honey debuting on Vinyl , Feb. '15

Postby Ymaginatif » Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:55 am

cwr wrote:Now that Music On Vinyl has released Extreme Honey and Deep Dead Blue on Vinyl, doesn't it seem like there is a very real possibility that they could put out a double LP set of the Costello & Nieve 5-EP box?


That would be cool - how about five 10" records?!

(their website allows you to send in suggestions ...)
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Re: Extreme Honey debuting on Vinyl , Feb. '15

Postby johnfoyle » Tue Dec 01, 2015 4:12 am

Reminder - Deep Dark Blue now out on vinyl -

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B017 ... ailpages00

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Re: Extreme Honey debuting on Vinyl , Feb. '15

Postby Ymaginatif » Tue Dec 01, 2015 5:57 am

johnfoyle wrote:Reminder - Deep Dark Blue now out on vinyl -

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B017 ... ailpages00


I picked it up - a nice straightforward vinyl release. A beautiful recording to spin. I'm glad they didn't gloss the sleeve (as the label seems to be prone to - extra gloss to hide the fact that they have low-resolution artwork), but this one comes in 'organic' cardboard, a bit like the original. Looks lovely.
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Re: Extreme Honey debuting on Vinyl , Feb. '15

Postby johnfoyle » Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:11 am

Good to hear, thanks


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