Look Now: new album announced!

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Look Now: new album announced!

Postby And No Coffee Table » Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:46 pm

http://www.musictap.com/2018/07/23/new- ... -look-now/

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On October 12, Elvis Costello will release his newest album, Look Now. It will be with his current band, The Imposters. The new album will feature twelve new songs (see list below) and will be issued in a variety of forms via Concord Records. Elvis Costello & The Imposters have previously delivered two albums, The Delivery Man (2004), and Momofuku (2008).

Look Now will be issued on CD, a Deluxe Edition, and standard and HD DD. (I’m sure a vinyl LP is in the works as well!) The Deluxe Edition will provide an additional four songs, one an Elvis Costello solo tune from the film, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool.

Pre-release singles will be released shortly (“Under Lime”, “Unwanted Number”)

Look Now – Elvis Costello & The Imposters

01 – Under Lime
02 – Don’t Look Now
03 – Burnt Sugar Is So Bitter
04 – Stripping Paper
05 – Unwanted Number
06 – I Let the Sun Go Down
07 – Mr. & Mrs. Hush
08 – Photographs Can Lie
09 – Dishonor The Stars
10 – Suspect My Tears
11 – Why Won’t Heaven Help Me?
12 – He’s Given Me Things
Deluxe Edition Add
13 – Isabelle In Tears
14 – Adieu Paris (L’Envie Des Etoiles)
15 – The Final Mrs. Curtain
16 – You Shouldn’t Look At Me That Way [Elvis Costello]

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Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby verbal gymnastics » Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:02 pm

Great news - and it'll be interesting to see when the "older" new songs (Unwanted Number, Burnt Sugar and Suspect my tears) were recorded. They go back a long way.
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Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby verbal gymnastics » Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:02 pm

Ps - it's a birthday present for Sulky from Elvis!
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Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby bronxapostle » Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:05 pm

Loving that cover, it's gonna look great on 12" vinyl. Hope the vinyl stretches to include the four bonus cuts too PLEASE. WE ARE LUCKY IT IS SOON UPON US!!!

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Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby sweetest punch » Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:06 pm

Fantastic news!!

Elvis has said that Burt came to the recording sessions and that they recorded two EC/BB songs.
But there are three co-writes:
Don’t Look Now, Photographs Can Lie and He’s Given Me Things.

I expected also the following songs to appear on the album:
The Last Year Of My Youth
Go Tell (Your Quiet Sister)
They’re Not Laughing At Me Now
What Is It That I Need That I Don’t Already Have
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Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby verbal gymnastics » Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:24 pm

sweetest punch wrote:I expected also the following songs to appear on the album:
The Last Year Of My Youth
Go Tell (Your Quiet Sister)
They’re Not Laughing At Me Now
What Is It That I Need That I Don’t Already Have


They’re being saved for the next album or the Special Collectors Deluxe Limited Numbered version.
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Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby And No Coffee Table » Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:31 pm

The Jazz Echo website seems to say "Under Lime" and "Unwanted Number" will be released Friday, July 27.
http://www.jazzecho.de/musik/jazz-cds/a ... under-lime
http://www.jazzecho.de/musik/jazz-cds/a ... ted-number

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Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby johnfoyle » Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:00 pm

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The cover is most likely by Elvis himself, like his iPad images for the booklet with last year's tour.


Look Now will be issued on CD, a Deluxe Edition,



Maybe it's his way of giving emphasis to the core album , the 12 tracks. I daresay they will work well together , sequenced for a certain effect, maybe six tracks on each side of the vinyl and so on. Now you have an option of going for that. That's for the punters who choose that way of listening to an album, start to finish. Right now I'm planning to only get any vinyl edition , and download the extras.

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Postby sulky lad » Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:34 pm

The best birthday present would be a full scale UK tour imminently after the release - but I'll settle for the vinyl with 4 bonus tracks making 16 spread over 4 sides (4 x 4- geddit !!)

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Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby Neil. » Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:24 pm

Well, it's his bluntest, least-'flowing' album title. But the song titles are exciting - and how about the decades-later re-emergence of the Carol King song, and Unwanted Number?!!!

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Postby sulky lad » Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:01 pm

Neil wrote
Well, it's his bluntest, least-'flowing' album title. But the song titles are exciting - and how about the decades-later re-emergence of the Carol King song, and Unwanted Number?!!!

What more so than "Spike" ?!
I hope it's better than that album ( sorry Mr getgood ) I love the graphics - wish I'd been able to get one of the books sold at the Imperial Bedroom and Other Chambers gigs in the U.S.

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Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby sheeptotheslaughter » Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:27 am

verbal gymnastics wrote:Ps - it's a birthday present for Sulky from Elvis!

The single are out in time for my birthday too thanks Elvis

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Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby Mr. Getgood » Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:00 am

sulky lad wrote:Neil wrote
Well, it's his bluntest, least-'flowing' album title. But the song titles are exciting - and how about the decades-later re-emergence of the Carol King song, and Unwanted Number?!!!

What more so than "Spike" ?!
I hope it's better than that album ( sorry Mr getgood ) I love the graphics - wish I'd been able to get one of the books sold at the Imperial Bedroom and Other Chambers gigs in the U.S.


What absolute heresy!

Have to say I agree with Neil though. The new title didn't really jump out at me when I first read it. Wonder what the inspiration behind it is?
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Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby Neil. » Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:24 am

sulky lad wrote:Neil wrote
Well, it's his bluntest, least-'flowing' album title.

What more so than "Spike" ?!


Good point, Sulky. And it doesn't matter about the title, as long as the songs are great. Sooooo looking forward to hearing this!

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Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby Neil. » Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:29 am

sheeptotheslaughter wrote:
verbal gymnastics wrote:Ps - it's a birthday present for Sulky from Elvis!

The single are out in time for my birthday too thanks Elvis


Where does it say the date of the singles? I'm gagging to hear 'em!

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Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby krm » Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:00 am

Neil. wrote:
Where does it say the date of the singles? I'm gagging to hear 'em!


Here:
http://www.jazzecho.de/musik/jazz-cds/a ... under-lime

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Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby Neil. » Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:31 am

Ah, thanks - I missed that - somebody already said it. Great, that's this Friday! 'Under Lime' - suitably cheery title from our Elv.

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Postby sulky lad » Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:02 am

Neil wrote
'Under Lime' - suitably cheery title from our Elv.

I guess all he's been through it was hardly going to be Club Tropicana - I'm just glad there's the will power and the drive to get material out and the "old" new songs are so exciting to know we'll finally hear them finally hear in a polished manner.
Of course, the chances of finding a shop selling vinyl singles released on the same day here in the South West is like finding a virgin in St. Just (as my old boss used to say !) :roll:

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Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby Neil. » Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:02 am

sulky lad wrote:the chances of finding a shop selling vinyl singles released on the same day here in the South West is like finding a virgin in St. Just (as my old boss used to say !) :roll:


I guess I'll just listen to the singles on Spotify (if they're there), then buy the CD when it comes out.

Funny that there's been no official announcement from Elvis, though!

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Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby sweetest punch » Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:44 am

The link to MusicTap is dead.
They published this info problably too soon.
But, as Elvis said: the official announcement is imminent.
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Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby johnfoyle » Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:57 am

Steve's partner Muriel commented on my Facebook post that I had the news before them ! :D

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Postby verbal gymnastics » Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:09 pm

johnfoyle wrote:Steve's partner Muriel commented on my Facebook post that I had the news before them ! :D


Ask her if she wants to borrow a copy of my CD :lol:
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Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby And No Coffee Table » Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:13 pm

EC tweeted criticism at some guy who called Look Now "his first rock album in ten years" and confirmed that the preview tracks are coming Friday.

Elvis Costello wrote:@trackXtrack
It has nothing to do with rock...
Unless you mean Edinburgh rock Which is delicious.
If you’d had a little patience
You could have waited until Friday For a song or two.
Instead you’re just plain wrong...
It’s easy to be quick. It’s not so easy to be smart

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Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby verbal gymnastics » Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:40 pm

Elvis Costello wrote:@trackXtrack
It has nothing to do with rock...
Unless you mean Edinburgh rock
Which is delicious.
If you’d had a little patience
You could have waited until Friday
For a song or two.
Instead you’re just plain wrong...
It’s easy to be quick
It’s not so easy to be smart


I reckon this is a lyric from the new album! :lol:
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Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby MOJO » Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:37 pm

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