Look Now: new album announced!

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Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby sheeptotheslaughter » Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:06 am

How many of these songs were supposed to be on 'Face in the crowd' project? Those songs sounded great on the 'Detour' lets hope they see the light of day.

do we know if the songs slated for Friday are a physical release there's nothing on Amazon today.

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Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby sweetest punch » Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:56 am

None of the songs are from the ‘A Face In The Crowd’ musical.
The three BB/EC songs may be (leftovers) from the ‘Painted From Memory’ musical.
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Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby And No Coffee Table » Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:42 am

sweetest punch wrote:The link to MusicTap is dead.
They published this info problably too soon.
But, as Elvis said: the official announcement is imminent.

http://www.musictap.com/2018/07/25/ec-was-here/

"Out of respect to label wishes, the EC news about a new album has been pulled aside. However, if you wander over to EC’s site, and view the news portion (here), you will note with the asterisks, that the new album is being included with some tour dates. The first noted tour date with the album inclusion is November 9. You can assume the obvious release date to be ahead of that.

Watch for a pre-release single just around the corner!"

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Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby FrankieJ » Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:29 am

I hope, what with the cancellation of UK and Europe dates this summer and this new album coming... we will see some UK dates announced at some point. Obviously things are on hold for now and that's completely understandable, but please come and play us your new tunes when you can, EC!

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Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby bronxapostle » Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:17 pm

Maybe November 9 will be the release date nunki as a) it is a Friday also and b) if the implication is lp to be sold at the show...why would there be 4 shows where product will NOT be sold if indeed already released????

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Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby verbal gymnastics » Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:20 pm

FrankieJ wrote:...please come and play us your new tunes when you can, EC!


And don’t forget some of those older ones either :wink:
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Postby FAVEHOUR » Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:54 pm

Tickets for Bethlehem 11/2 include a copy of the album.

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Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby And No Coffee Table » Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:54 pm

Spotted by John Foyle:

https://twitter.com/BBCRadio2/status/10 ... 6302860296

"Tomorrow @jowhiley and @simonmayo have the World Exclusive first play of the new song from @ElvisCostello. They'll be unveiling 'Unwanted Number' after 7pm!"

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b19tks

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Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby ExtremeHoney » Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:03 am

Not sure how reliable it is, but pre-order now on Amazon UK, availability 12 October :D

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Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby verbal gymnastics » Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:02 am

It's interesting to release Unwanted Number given what the song is about.
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Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby sweetest punch » Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:03 am

According to Amazon UK the deluxe edition has 2 CD’s.
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Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby Neil. » Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:50 am

verbal gymnastics wrote:It's interesting to release Unwanted Number given what the song is about.


You mean because it's about an unwanted pregnancy?

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Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby And No Coffee Table » Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:32 am

90-second samples of "Under Lime" and "Unwanted Number" are available from iTunes and Apple Music in New Zealand (where it is already Friday):
https://itunes.apple.com/nz/album/look- ... 1413531439

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Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby krm » Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:49 am

Excellent! Sounds very promising.

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Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby verbal gymnastics » Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:06 am

Neil. wrote:
verbal gymnastics wrote:It's interesting to release Unwanted Number given what the song is about.


You mean because it's about an unwanted pregnancy?


Yes - maybe he's trying to tap into Papa Don't Preach fans :lol:
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Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby johnfoyle » Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:37 am

Under Lime can , I think, be heard via this

https://twitter.com/hot_udon_kun/status ... 86466?s=19

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Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby sweetest punch » Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:23 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: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby FAVEHOUR » Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:37 am

Listening to the Unwanted Number clip, it sounds like the lyrics have been revised from the way he did it live way back when. Seems like he took out the most powerful part about possible abuse by the narrator's father/stepfather/some adult male...surprising.

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Postby verbal gymnastics » Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:13 pm

FAVEHOUR wrote:Listening to the Unwanted Number clip, it sounds like the lyrics have been revised from the way he did it live way back when. Seems like he took out the most powerful part about possible abuse by the narrator's father/stepfather/some adult male...surprising.


verbal gymnastics wrote:It's interesting to release Unwanted Number given what the song is about.


This is what I meant. The original was much darker - it was an incestuous story. When I read the Grace of my Heart lyric it was sanitised and I thought it was my memory playing tricks. Thanks Favehour!
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Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby FAVEHOUR » Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:18 pm

verbal gymnastics wrote:
FAVEHOUR wrote:Listening to the Unwanted Number clip, it sounds like the lyrics have been revised from the way he did it live way back when. Seems like he took out the most powerful part about possible abuse by the narrator's father/stepfather/some adult male...surprising.


verbal gymnastics wrote:It's interesting to release Unwanted Number given what the song is about.


This is what I meant. The original was much darker - it was an incestuous story. When I read the Grace of my Heart lyric it was sanitised and I thought it was my memory playing tricks. Thanks Favehour!


If it really takes out that part of the story, I'll be disappointed, in that the earlier version was pretty harrowing. You had a girl who gets dumped by the guy who got her pregnant, whose father didn't care about her, who was molested by either her father or the guy her mom brought in as a replacement, whose mom looked the other way, and now she is going to have a kid and you just have to hope it won't end up getting mistreated as well, repeating the cycle. Changing it makes it more about her just being dumped by a cad.

I'd forgotten that the For Real rendition for the film sanitised the story too. Made sense in the context of what they could expect to get on the radio in the era depicted by the movie.

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Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby Neil. » Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:49 pm

Crikey - I only know the excellent Grace Of My Heart version, so any added layer, I wasn't aware of. So if the new single is the Grace of My Heart text, I can confirm it's powerful enough without prior knowledge of the previous version. Bring it on!

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Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby And No Coffee Table » Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:22 pm

"Unwanted Number" can be heard at 2:26:45.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0bbsg1t

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Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby And No Coffee Table » Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:47 pm

Neil. wrote:So if the new single is the Grace of My Heart text, I can confirm it's powerful enough without prior knowledge of the previous version.

It's more of a cross between the original live version and the Grace of My Heart version.

Live version (1996-05-20 Boston):
How can she tell me
What can I expect
Of all the painful lessons that she learned
She never earned respect
How can she tell me
How can I confess
Every night he came into my room
And helped me to undress

For Real on the Grace of My Heart soundtrack:
How can I tell her
How can I express
How it felt when he came to my room
And helped me to undress
What can she tell me
How can I believe
That she really didn't hear me cry
When he wouldn't leave

Look Now:
What can she tell me
What can I expect
Of all the painful lessons that she learned
He never earned respect
What can she tell me
What can I believe
That she really didn't hear me cry
Whenever he would leave

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Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby FAVEHOUR » Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:39 pm

Well I guess the soundtrack version wasn't so tame after all. Guess I should've gone back and listened. Still, the new version seems to be the tamest of the three.

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Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby sweetest punch » Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:29 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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