NEW ALBUM DETAILS

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NEW ALBUM DETAILS

Postby martinfoyle » Sat Jun 21, 2003 5:11 am

This was just posted on the EC listeserv

-The website of HMV Japan now has some information about EC's new album,
which is titled 'North'.
The page has titles of all songs in the album, but unfortunately they are
all written in the Japanese letters.
I'm translating the information into English here, so there may be some
mistakes.

1) Prelude/ You left me in the dark
2) Someone took the words away
3) When did I stop dreaming
4) You turned to me
5) Fallen
6) When it sings
7) Still
8) Let me tell you about her
9) Can you be true?
10) When green eyes turn blue
11) I'm in the mood again
12) Impatience
13) Too Blue (bonus track to Japanese edition)
14) North (special track available from the Internet)

The artists who play in this album are; Brodsky Quartet, Lee Connits (I
don't know how to spell) (sax), Steve Nieve (p), Pete Thomas (ds), Marc
Ribot (g), Mingus Big Band, and Jazz Passengers.
The album will be released 10th September in Japan from Universal Records.

Sounds interesing, doesn't it?

http://www.hmv.co.jp/product/detail.asp?sku=1966691
(in Japanese)

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Postby PlaythingOrPet » Sat Jun 21, 2003 5:27 am

Brodskys, Mingus bb AND the Jazz Passengers?!!!!!! :P :P OHMYGOD, it sounds fucking marvellous!!

Davey's not on it?
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Postby johnfoyle » Sat Jun 21, 2003 5:48 am

I presume `Lee Connits`is jazz legend LEE KONITZ.
See

http://music.barnesandnoble.com/search/ ... &ctr=70566

If so , excellent!

I know someone once said that it`s a sign of advancing age when you spend more time in the jazz section of a music store - whatever : that`s me these days. Elvis working with this guy is great news.

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Postby DrJ » Sat Jun 21, 2003 7:58 am

Gosh.

Looking at the HMV site there also appears to be a dvd with the album.

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Postby Jackson Doofster » Sat Jun 21, 2003 10:16 am

absolutely friggin fandabbadozeeemungous!!! (to coin a phrase).
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Postby BlueChair » Sat Jun 21, 2003 10:19 am

The Return Of Marc Ribot... muahaha

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Postby johnfoyle » Sat Jun 21, 2003 10:43 am

Lee Konitz kinda mentions working with Elvis



see
http://www.allaboutjazz.com/iviews/konitz.htm

In this interview , promoting a gig in
May , Lee Konitz talks about what he was doing then
ie. in April , around the same time Elvis was
recording his album. He starts of being specific and
concludes with a oddly vague reference to `another
guy`s record`. Like other guests on Elvis`record -
Lewis Nash , John McFee - he appears to be under
instruction to keep details to himself.

(interview extract below)


LK: We’re recording on, phew: I’m recording this
Thursday and Friday with John Abercrombie, Joey Baron
and Mark Johnson. John is playing about three tunes
and Ted Brown is playing a couple.

Then, the following week I’m recording with this
quartet I just mentioned with Ted Brown and Ron and
Jeff. Plus, Steeplechase wants me to record. We’ re
calling it ‘the old guys session.’ Then they want me
to do a session with the young guys. So he’s choosing
a rhythm section of young lions.

Then I’m a guest on another guy’s record later that
day. Those two days will be two and half sessions.

And I said, ‘What am I doing?’ You know? And I
answered, ‘I’m being a sideman basically, and playing.
I’m not even getting paid for it.’ So, that’ s kind of
what my life is these days.

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Postby johnfoyle » Sat Jun 21, 2003 10:54 am

Just seen this , after a Yahoo search

Elvis`s new album - Official PR statement





http://www.shorefire.com/artists/ecoste ... 17_03.html



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 17, 2003
NEW ELVIS COSTELLO ALBUM 'NORTH' SET FOR SEPTEMBER 23
RELEASE BY DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON

The new Elvis Costello album 'North' is to be released
on September 23rd by Deutsche Grammophon. The record
presents eleven new compositions written at the piano
by Costello between Autumn 2002 and New Year's Day
2003.

The album, which features Steve Nieve on piano, Peter
Erskine on drums and Mike Formanek on double bass,
displays a tender and intimate vocal side never before
showcased on record as the eleven ballads are sung
predominately in his baritone register.

The instrumentation on the album ranges from solo
piano to a forty-eight piece ensemble, composed of a
rhythm section, horn nonet and twenty-eight string
players. All the orchestrations were arranged and
conducted by Costello.

The horn nonet consists of alto flute, Bb flat
clarinet, bass clarinet, alto saxophone, tenor
saxophone, Flugel Horn, two French Horns and trombone.
The featured soloists include Lee Konitz on alto
saxophone ('Someone Took The Words Away') and Lew
Soloff on Harmon-muted trumpet ('Let Me Tell You About
Her').

Elvis is reunited with The Brodsky Quartet on 'Still,'
the string parts for which were co-written with Steve
Nieve. Elvis plays piano on 'Let Me Tell You About
Her' and 'I'm In The Mood Again' but there are less
than 12 bars of electric guitar on the entire record.

The album was recorded at Avatar Studios and Nola
Recording in New York City between April and May and
produced by Elvis Costello and Kevin Killen, who
engineered and mixed the record.

Describing the contents of the album, Costello said
"The record begins with a song called 'You Left Me In
The Dark' and ends with a track called 'I'm In The
Mood Again.' You have to listen to what goes on in
between to find out why." Asked about the significance
of the title 'North,' Costello replied "That's Where
I'm Headed."

In May, at the 20th Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards in
Los Angeles, Elvis received the Founders Award, which
honors pioneering songwriters who have made
exceptional contributions to music. Past Founders
Award recipients include James Taylor, Burt Bacharach
& Hal David, Stevie Wonder, Tom Waits, Joni Mitchell,
Leiber & Stoller, Quincy Jones and Walter Becker and
Donald Fagen to name a few.

For more information on Elvis Costello, please contact
Aliza Rabinoff or Rebecca Shapiro at Shore Fire Media,
718.522.7171.

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Postby johnfoyle » Sat Jun 21, 2003 11:21 am

Instant/irrational responses to this
statement


The record
> presents eleven new compositions written at the
> piano
> by Costello between Autumn 2002 and New Year's Day
> 2003.
....the exact same time as the finish of his
relationship with Cait and the highly public `out
shopping with Diana in New York` photos.


>
> Describing the contents of the album, Costello said
> "The record begins with a song called 'You Left Me
> In
> The Dark' and ends with a track called 'I'm In The
> Mood Again.' You have to listen to what goes on in
> between to find out why.

... someone (Cait?) wasn`t understandable
to him - then someone (Diana?) was.

" Asked about the
> significance
> of the title 'North,' Costello replied "That's Where
> I'm Headed."

...north is Canada . It`s also a country
that his UK citzenship allows him to reside without
too much messing with his tax status.

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Postby johnfoyle » Sat Jun 21, 2003 11:29 am

Guests on Elvis`new album - bios. etc
costello-l@listserv.aol.com


Here`s some links to info. on the guests on
`North`

Peter Erskine
http://music.barnesandnoble.com/search/ ... &ctr=70205

Mike Formanek

http://music.barnesandnoble.com/search/ ... 4XABTOYL7H

Lew Soloff

http://music.barnesandnoble.com/search/ ... &ctr=71097

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Postby Who Shot Sam? » Sat Jun 21, 2003 11:31 am

Sounds very interesting. I can guarantee there will be a lot of whining from music journos about how EC is noodling around with jazz and classical musicians and should be "rocking out." I loved his Bard College show with the Mingus Big Band, as well as "The Juliet Letters" and "Painted From Memory" ("For The Stars" I found less satisfying), so this sounds like it's right up my alley. Some tremendous musicians involved - Lee Konitz, Lewis Nash, Marc Ribot.
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Postby King of Confidence » Sat Jun 21, 2003 11:36 am

The man is in love. I am REALLY REALLY REALLY excited to hear this record.

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Postby Watching_Detectives » Sat Jun 21, 2003 12:27 pm

Although I'm a fan of when he's *ahem* "Rocking out" I think this album is gonna be wicked cool. 8) :D 8) :D 8) <--That cool.
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Postby BlueChair » Sat Jun 21, 2003 12:34 pm

http://www.allmusic.com is a much better resource than Barnes and Noble for looking up artist bios.

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Postby SweetPear » Sat Jun 21, 2003 2:59 pm

Who Shot Sam? wrote:Sounds very interesting. I can guarantee there will be a lot of whining from music journos about how EC is noodling around with jazz and classical musicians and should be "rocking out." I loved his Bard College show with the Mingus Big Band, as well as "The Juliet Letters" and "Painted From Memory" ("For The Stars" I found less satisfying), so this sounds like it's right up my alley. Some tremendous musicians involved - Lee Konitz, Lewis Nash, Marc Ribot.


What he said. :D
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Postby norman brain » Sat Jun 21, 2003 3:53 pm

Martin and John, thanks for all the info. You guys are always on top of it!

While I too am a bigger fan of "rocking out," I recognize that our man is multi-talented. These descriptions remind me of the pre-album talk surrounding IMPERIAL BEDROOM ("removing the dominance of the beat so the melodies can shine through" is a quote I recall).

It sounds very interesting, and for the first time in years I'm eager to listen intently to the lyrics as I think he has something very personal and first person to say here. He's been quoted as saying they're the most direct songs he's ever written, as if he was struck by lightning with the inspiration for them.

Whereas I consider many of his non-rock excursions side projects, I get the feeling that this will not only be a real Elvis Costello album, but an important one as well. I'm excited about it.

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Postby so lacklustre » Sat Jun 21, 2003 3:58 pm

Thanks foyles', good stuff.

'Have to wait and see' is my first reaction. Not over-excited.

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Postby King of Confidence » Sat Jun 21, 2003 5:28 pm

norman brain wrote:Whereas I consider many of his non-rock excursions side projects, I get the feeling that this will not only be a real Elvis Costello album, but an important one as well. I'm excited about it.


I agree, Norman. I've written before that there is a dimension in his song-writing that has been missing up to now; for lack of a better term, the joy of love. There is plenty to be said about love's sour tastes, and the man has said them better than anyone, but I suspect these songs will capture (or attempt to) something about the experience that he has skirted before. I think he's taken stabs at this in recent years, with songs like 15 Petals or You Stole My Bell, but as he said in the Word interview, he can't resist putting the twist into it in the end.

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Postby A rope leash » Sat Jun 21, 2003 6:15 pm

The way I'm reading this, these are Hell-fired soul songs from the heart of a romantic man. The orchestrations really make you wonder. Perhaps his first "adult radio" hit is upon us.

The bottom line is that he's doing what he wants, and getting it issued. He could probably make spare change just farting in a jar.

Some people want to fill the world with silly love songs. I'll bet this ain't the album.

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Postby sulkygirl » Sat Jun 21, 2003 11:04 pm

Damn you, Rope!! Now that stupid song is playing in my head...

:(
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Postby spooky girlfriend » Sun Jun 22, 2003 9:54 am

Well, you know I'll be in line to buy whatever it turns out to be when it is finally released. But, I'm not sure what to expect. I love the fact that he does what he wants, I'm just not certain how I'm going to connect with his next album.

He seems very in love right now - which is fine, he can do that. But, I just don't know. I know I've said this, but it just bears repeating. . .

I like my Elvis angry. :P

My concern is that this album may be too influenced by people and situations that may not make it some of his best work. But, I could be wrong. It wouldn't be the first time. :)

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Postby Otis Westinghouse » Sun Jun 22, 2003 10:18 am

I can't wait. Elvis on Deutsche Gramophon! And anything that involves a nonet has to be good for the soul. I reckon this will be deeply involving. So does this mean we have new discs from Bowie and Costello in the same month? I'm living for September (not to mention November).

Martin: I'm impressed by your Japanese translation skills. have you learned to read it purely so you can keep up with Costello news from Japan?

Blue: good site ref for looking up music, but note that the site is Barnes and Noble sponsored, and the info (on Peter Erskine at least) is the same as on the B & N site. I wonder is it Pete T on some and Peter E on others, or was the initial info just wrong?

And I love North as a title. has he been reading Seamus Heaney?

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Postby martinfoyle » Sun Jun 22, 2003 10:25 am

Martin: I'm impressed by your Japanese translation skills. have you learned to read it purely so you can keep up with Costello news from Japan?


Sorry to say my Japanese is non-existant. This piece about North was posted by Ayako Sasamoto on the EC listserv. I did the old copy and paste thing with it.

http://listserv.aol.com/archives/costello-l.html

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Postby martinfoyle » Sun Jun 22, 2003 10:25 am

Martin: I'm impressed by your Japanese translation skills. have you learned to read it purely so you can keep up with Costello news from Japan?


Sorry to say my Japanese is non-existant. This piece about North was posted by Ayako Sasamoto on the EC listserv. I did the old copy and paste thing with it.

http://listserv.aol.com/archives/costello-l.html

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Postby martinfoyle » Sun Jun 22, 2003 10:27 am

Martin: I'm impressed by your Japanese translation skills. have you learned to read it purely so you can keep up with Costello news from Japan?


Sorry to say my Japanese is non-existant. This piece about North was posted by Ayako Sasamoto on the EC listserv. I did the old copy and paste thing with it.

http://listserv.aol.com/archives/costello-l.html


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