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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.

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Postby martinfoyle » Sun Jun 22, 2003 10:36 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 no-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 Otis Westinghouse » Sun Jun 22, 2003 10:51 am

I reckon you're getting the same 'message failed ... Debug...' I've had! It's appearing as normal though!

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Postby so lacklustre » Sun Jun 22, 2003 2:22 pm

martin, you've done the old copy and paste thing five times. :lol:

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Postby martinfoyle » Sun Jun 22, 2003 2:40 pm

[quote="Otis Westinghouse"]I reckon you're getting the same 'message failed ... Debug...' I've had! It's appearing as normal though![/]

You're right, Otis, apologies to all for this happening. Is this board going to bits already?

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Postby migdd » Sun Jun 22, 2003 6:54 pm

Wow! I've made several attempts to register onto the new board and finally made it back to this great group! Can't say how excited I am about the news of the new album. Sounds like Elvis is getting passionate about his music (among other things!) again. I like the rocking Elvis, too, but only when he is passionate about it. As great as WIWC was, it was not fiery or passionate!!! If an album of piano ballads lights his fire, I'm sure it will have more balls (please excuse!) than an intellectual exercise in rock and roll.

Speaking of rock and roll, any update on who drums on NORTH - Peter Erskine or Pete Thomas?

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Postby King of Confidence » Sun Jun 22, 2003 7:30 pm

According to the press release, it's Peter Erskine.

I don't know if I'd go so far as to say that WIWC was an intellectual exercise in rock and roll, but this new one sounds like it has a much more focussed, specific reason for being, and that will bode well for the music, no matter the style.

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Postby LessThanZero » Sun Jun 22, 2003 9:10 pm

To everybody who is apprehensive about this new album...

You are insane. I am SO excited about how amazing this disc is going to be.

I can't even wait for the reissue with bonus material!! :D
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Postby Jackson Doofster » Mon Jun 23, 2003 1:31 pm

I'm with you LTZ.

I never get apprehensive about a new EC album. I can honestly say that whilst some of his albums have less appeal than they used to (burn out), I have enjoyed all of them at the time they were released and have never been disappointed. Even GCW was great in the year I bought it as far as I'm concerned.
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Postby tokyo vogue » Mon Jun 23, 2003 9:31 pm

my burning question is:


has Elvis mastered the art of non-sappy love songs? my head says "yes, of course, he's ELVIS, he can do anything." but...i dunno. i have a great fear that i'm gonna pop in the cd and i'm gonna hear simplistic crappy love lyrics (like Painted From Memory in reverse). what if, for whatever reason, he can write completely eloquently about non-love and un-love but can't imbue love songs with any sense of complexity or *realness*?


one of the things that always struck me about EC's songs is that so many of them felt real - like they happened, or were happening, in a definite time and place. like, there'd be all these little details that, like the best short stories, made the song work, made it hurt in that slicing bittersweet way.

you know what i'm saying?


so what if he can't do that (can't write songs that *touch*) if he's in love? what if he turns into yet another competent but uninspiring pop singer?




ACK. that won't happen, that won't happen, that won't happen...

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Postby King of Confidence » Mon Jun 23, 2003 9:55 pm

tokyo vogue, that is THE question. I'm guardedly optimistic.

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Postby noiseradio » Mon Jun 23, 2003 10:29 pm

There are just so few really good love songs out there. So very few. He could either redefine the love song or make us wish Diana Krall had not been born.

Let's hope for the former.
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Postby LessThanZero » Mon Jun 23, 2003 10:32 pm

Please say Former means the first one!
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Postby norman brain » Mon Jun 23, 2003 10:43 pm

Tokyo, when I read your post two albums popped in my mind:John Lennon's PLASTIC ONO BAND and DOUBLE FANTASY. It's like they're made by two different people and in a sense they are. On POB, John is angry, hungry, desolate, and dissatisfied. That touches a chord in everyone because ultimately we are alone.

When love comes, ALL of those needs disappear. They are either met or seem trivial compared to the comforts of love. On DF, John sings about baking bread for baby Sean and resting on his laurels while "watching the wheels." Love is a beautiful ethereal thing that sometimes doesn't connect with a listener even he or she is also in love, because it is such a personal experience. It's like John wrote those songs for Yoko and Sean, not an audience.

It's hard to say where Elvis is at on this journey, but like you I'm hoping he can connect without becoming too sappy. I think he can. Because there was a year when Cait made him as happy as Diana is making him now, and he released BLOOD AND CHOCOLATE. That title alone is bittersweet!

I think he's telling the story of 'from Cait to Diana.' I only hope that if he's written it to them that we can somehow connect and make it ours. That's part of why we love music.

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Postby LessThanZero » Mon Jun 23, 2003 10:52 pm

Lennon also had that one song on DF that's very much like an Elvis song.....what was it?.....

I'm Losing You!!

That's a great song, so, logically, EC's new album will be great too.
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Postby noiseradio » Tue Jun 24, 2003 12:09 am

And then there's the Two Virgins record, which John & Yoko made when they were really in love.



Seriously though, I think the worst thing that could come of this would be a Diana Krall/Elvis Costello collaboration or two on an album of love songs with a jazz feel. That's bearable even if it's not brilliant.

On the other hand, it could be an entirely new kind of record, one which introduces us to an Elvis we never knew but always needed. That's the album I'm hoping for.
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Postby so lacklustre » Thu Jun 26, 2003 5:30 am

Tracks:
Prelude/You Left Me In The Dark
Someone Took The Words Away
When Did I Stop Dreaming
You Turned To Me
Fallen
When It Sings
Still
Let Me Tell You About Her
Can You Be True?
When Green Eyes Turn Blue
I'm In The Mood Again
Impatience
Too Blue (bonus track to Japanese edition)
North (special track available from the Internet)


Album Credits
PRODUCED BY: Elvis Costello and Kevin Killen

MIXED BY: Kevin Killen at Avatar Studios, NYC

ENGINEERED BY: Bill Moss at Nola Studios, NYC and Kevin Killen at Avatar Studios, NYC

BRODSKY QUARTET RECORDING ENGINEERED BY: Jon Bailey @ Air Studios, London UK

ADDITIONAL ENGINEERING BY: Pete Doris

ASSISTANT ENGINEERS: Peter Doris (Avatar) and Keir Milligan (Air)

Pro Tools Editing on "Impatience" by Andy Snitzer

PRODUCTION MANAGER AND CONTRACTOR: Jill Dell'Abate

MASTERED BY: Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering

STRINGS:
Violins: Elena Barere (Leader) Avril Brown, Cenovia Cummins, Jonathan
Dinklage, Cecilia Hobbs Gardner, Maura Giannini, Yana Goichman, Joyce
Hammann, Regis Iandiorio Ann Leathers, Laura McGinniss, Jan Mullen, Paul
Peabody, Ricky Sortomme, Katherine Livolsi-Stern, Marti Sweet, Yuri
Vodovos, Carol Webb and Peter Winograd
Violas: Crystal Garner, Sue Pray, Sarah Adams, Karen Dreyfus, Maxine Roach
and Rebecca Young
Celli: Richard Locker, Diane Barere, Jeanne LeBlanc, Ellen Westermann and
Fred Zlotkin
Bass: Tim Cobb and Jacqui Danilow
Harp: Stacy Shames


1) YOU LEFT ME IN THE DARK
Drums - Peter Erskine
Bass - Mike Formanek
Piano - Steve Nieve
French Horns - Bobby Routch and Bob Carlisle
Tenor Trombone - Conrad Herwig
Bass Trombone - Dave Taylor
Arranged and Conducted by Elvis Costello

2) SOMEONE TOOK THE WORDS AWAY
Drums - Peter Erskine
Bass - Mike Formanek
Vibraphone - Bill Ware
Alto Flute - Pamela Sklar
Clarinet - John Moses
Bass Clarinet - Roger Rosenberg
Alto Sax - Dave Mann
Tenor Sax - Andy Snitzer
French Horns - Bobby Routch and Bob Carlisle
Flugelhorn - Lew Soloff
Tenor Trombone - Conrad Herwig
Alto Sax solo - Lee Konitz
Arranged and Conducted by Elvis Costello

3) WHEN DID I STOP DREAMING
Drums - Peter Erskine
Bass - Mike Formanek
Alto Flute - Pamela Sklar
Clarinet - John Moses
Bass Clarinet - Roger Rosenberg
Alto Sax - Dave Mann
Tenor Sax - Andy Snitzer
French Horns - Bobby Routch and Bob Carlisle
Flugelhorn - Lew Soloff
Tenor Trombone - Conrad Herwig
Bass Trombone - Dave Taylor
Arranged and Conducted by Elvis Costello

4) YOU TURNED TO ME
Bass - Brad Jones
Piano - Steve Nieve

5) FALLEN
Bass - Brad Jones
Piano - Steve Nieve
Strings Arranged and Conducted by Elvis Costello

6) WHEN IT SINGS
Piano, Hohner pianet and Celesta - Steve Nieve
Drums - Peter Erskine
Bass - Mike Formanek
Guitar - Elvis Costello
Vibraphone - Bill Ware

7) STILL
Piano - Steve Nïeve
Brodsky Quartet
Violin - Andrew Haveron
Violin - Ian Belton
Viola - Paul Cassidy
Cello - Jacqueline Thomas
Arranged by Elvis Costello and Steve Nieve

8) LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT HER
Piano - Elvis Costello
Drums - Peter Erskine
Bass - Mike Formanek
Flugelhorn - Lew Soloff

9) CAN YOU BE TRUE?
Piano - Steve Nieve
Drums - Peter Erskine
Bass - Mike Formanek
Viibraphone - Bill Ware
Alto Flute - Pamela Sklar
Clarinet - John Moses
Bass Clarinet - Roger Rosenberg
Alto Sax - Dave Mann
Tenor Sax - Andy Snitzer
French Horns - Bobby Routch and Bob Carlisle
Flugelhorn - Lew Soloff
Tenor Trombone - Conrad Herwig
Arranged and Conducted by Elvis Costello

10) WHEN GREEN EYES TURN BLUE
Piano - Steve Nieve
Drums - Peter Erskine
Bass - Mike Formanek
Alto Flute - Pamela Sklar
Clarinet - John Moses
Bass Clarinet - Roger Rosenberg
Alto Sax - Dave Mann
Tenor Sax - Andy Snitzer
French Horns - Bobby Routch and Bob Carlisle
Flugelhorn - Lew Soloff
Tenor Trombone - Conrad Herwig
Arranged and Conducted by Elvis Costello

11) I'M IN THE MOOD
Piano - Elvis Costello
Vibraphone - Bill Ware

Bonus tracks:

IMPATIENCE
Piano - Elvis Costello
Bass - Davey Faragher
Drums -Pete Thomas
Hohner Pianet - Steve Nïeve
Guitar - Marc Ribot
Frank Lacy - Trumpet and Trombone Solo
Roy Nathanson - Alto Sax and Flute
Marty Ehrlich - Tenor Sax and Flute
Jay Rodriguez - Baritone Sax and Flute
Clark Gayton - Tenor Trombone
Strings arranged by Elvis Costello and Steve Nieve
Horns arranged by Roy Nathanson and Jay Rodriguez

TOO BLUE
Piano - Elvis Costello
B3 Hammond Organ - Steve Nieve
Drums - Peter Erskine
Bass - Mike Formanek
Vibraphone - Bill Ware

NORTH
Piano - Elvis Costello

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Postby bambooneedle » Thu Jun 26, 2003 6:09 am

Cool! Where'd you get the info, SoL?

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Postby so lacklustre » Thu Jun 26, 2003 6:14 am

It's from JE's site.
http://www.elviscostello.info/disc/offi ... /north.htm

Click on the North link under Release information at the bottom.

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Postby bambooneedle » Thu Jun 26, 2003 6:26 am

So Pete Thomas and Davey Faragher are only on Impatience, eh? And that's a 'bonus' track...

I'm getting impatient -- if it's all finished, they should just put it out. They must really be cranking up the PR... I wonder if he'll go for as much exposure as he did with WIWC, for which he did tons of interviews (and probably got really sick of by the end).

I love speculating about a new EC album...


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