New album Hey Clockface released October 30, 2020

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Re: New album Hey Clockface will be released October 30, 2020

Postby Ymaginatif » Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:12 am

Mikeh wrote:Am I alone in thinking that he lay down the paintbrush?


Amen to that!
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Re: New album Hey Clockface will be released October 30, 2020

Postby Neil. » Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:21 am

Lots of analogue-era imagery in these titles - esp newspapers., but also clocks and radios (but not clock radios)

Newspaper pane
Hetty O'Hara Confidential (gossip columns)
Byline
Hey Clockface
Radio is Everything

No digital - though it looks like Elvis (Eammon) is a dab hand at digital animation these days!

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Re: New album Hey Clockface will be released October 30, 2020

Postby sweetest punch » Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:32 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: New album Hey Clockface will be released October 30, 2020

Postby Neil. » Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:33 am

sweetest punch wrote:https://consequenceofsound.net/2020/08/elvis-costello-new-album-hey-clockface-we-are-all-cowards-now-stream/

New photo:

Image


"Down in the blue... blue becomes you..."

Looks like a selfie. Such is the age of social distancing.

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Re: New album Hey Clockface will be released October 30, 2020

Postby bronxapostle » Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:41 am

Ymaginatif wrote:
Mikeh wrote:Am I alone in thinking that he lay down the paintbrush?


Amen to that!



NAH, i enjoy it. His mind obviously goes 100 m.p.h. LET HIM GET IT OUT OF HIS SYSTEM. fun enough for me to eyeball. Maybe after the next l.p. concludes the trilogy. 8)

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Re: New album Hey Clockface will be released October 30, 2020

Postby sweetest punch » Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:36 am

Neil. wrote:
sweetest punch wrote:
New photo:

Image




Looks like a selfie.


Elvis Costello, photo by Lens O'Toole
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Re: New album Hey Clockface will be released October 30, 2020

Postby Arbogast » Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:51 am

Mikeh wrote:Am I alone in thinking that he lay down the paintbrush?


No. Spring for some proper artwork, FFS!

And while we're at it, get rid of the ghastly video backdrops in the live show!

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Re: New album Hey Clockface will be released October 30, 2020

Postby Mikeh » Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:14 pm

The merchandising has gone a bit mad. Mind you, I am sure Sulky, Verbal or T. Balcony could do with a Clockface pencil case!

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Postby verbal gymnastics » Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:14 pm

I won’t be troubling the merchandise store.

I’ll buy the CD and get Elvis to sign it.
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Postby JONPD » Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:14 pm

There's also a 7-inch single of "No Flag" with an "exclusive" version of "I Wish It Would Rain" on the b-side (although I wonder if it's this version).[/quote]

Only 300 copies of the single and all sold.

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Re: New album Hey Clockface will be released October 30, 2020

Postby verbal gymnastics » Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:13 pm

sweetest punch wrote:
Neil. wrote:
sweetest punch wrote:
New photo:

Image




Looks like a selfie.


Elvis Costello, photo by Lens O'Toole


The photographer’s name appears to be a new pseudonym.
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Re: New album Hey Clockface will be released October 30, 2020

Postby Neil. » Sat Aug 15, 2020 3:15 am

Agreed, Verbal - that's defo a selfie.

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Postby sulky lad » Sat Aug 15, 2020 5:04 am

Mikeh wrote:The merchandising has gone a bit mad. Mind you, I am sure Sulky, Verbal or T. Balcony could do with a Clockface pencil case!


I need one, all my desk pens and crayons are in my Spectacular Spinning Purple plastic cup that VG got me - he really looks after me, you know!

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Re: New album Hey Clockface will be released October 30, 2020

Postby And No Coffee Table » Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:37 am

Sebastian Krys doesn't think he co-produced the album.

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Re: New album Hey Clockface will be released October 30, 2020

Postby Offshoreram » Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:35 pm

verbal gymnastics wrote:I won’t be troubling the merchandise store.

I’ll buy the CD and get Elvis to sign it.


I'm the same although I'll probably get the vinyl.

Having said that, I had Look Now ready for Elvis to sign in Oxford and that was cancelled on the morning of the gig.

I'll just bring it a long with Hey Clockface for signing at the rescheduled show.
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Re: New album Hey Clockface will be released October 30, 2020

Postby jardine » Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:15 pm

apologies if this is a repeat. first time i've notice the composers mentioned...

Revolution #49

No Flag

They’re Not Laughing At Me Now

Newspaper Pane

(Elvis Costello / Michael Leonhart / Bill Frisell)

I Do (Zula’s Song)

We Are All Cowards Now

Hey Clockface/How Can You Face Me?

(Elvis Costello/Andy Razaf & Thomas Fats Waller)

The Whirlwind

Hetty O’Hara Confidential

The Last Confession Of Vivian Whip

(Words: Elvis Costello | Music: Steve Nieve & Muriel Teodori)

What Is It That I Need That I Don’t Already Have?

Radio Is Everything

(Elvis Costello / Michael Leonhart / Bill Frisell / Nels Cline)

I Can’t Say Her Name

Byline

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Re: New album Hey Clockface will be released October 30, 2020

Postby sulky lad » Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:52 am

jardine wrote:apologies if this is a repeat. first time i've notice the composers mentioned...

Revolution #49

No Flag

They’re Not Laughing At Me Now

Newspaper Pane

(Elvis Costello / Michael Leonhart / Bill Frisell)

I Do (Zula’s Song)

We Are All Cowards Now

Hey Clockface/How Can You Face Me?

(Elvis Costello/Andy Razaf & Thomas Fats Waller)

The Whirlwind

Hetty O’Hara Confidential

The Last Confession Of Vivian Whip

(Words: Elvis Costello | Music: Steve Nieve & Muriel Teodori)

What Is It That I Need That I Don’t Already Have?

Radio Is Everything

(Elvis Costello / Michael Leonhart / Bill Frisell / Nels Cline)

I Can’t Say Her Name

Byline


OMG Bill Frissell - let's twang it again :shock:

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Re: New album Hey Clockface will be released October 30, 2020

Postby jardine » Sun Aug 16, 2020 3:33 pm

Was there ever any word of a Sept. 14th release à la flag/hetty/cowards?

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Re: New album Hey Clockface will be released October 30, 2020

Postby And No Coffee Table » Sun Aug 16, 2020 11:48 pm

jardine wrote:Was there ever any word of a Sept. 14th release à la flag/hetty/cowards?

Order confirmations from the official site suggest there will be another song on September 11.

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Re: New album Hey Clockface will be released October 30, 2020

Postby Hawksmoor » Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:48 pm

jardine wrote:apologies if this is a repeat. first time i've notice the composers mentioned...

Revolution #49

No Flag

They’re Not Laughing At Me Now

Newspaper Pane

(Elvis Costello / Michael Leonhart / Bill Frisell)

I Do (Zula’s Song)

We Are All Cowards Now

Hey Clockface/How Can You Face Me?

(Elvis Costello/Andy Razaf & Thomas Fats Waller)

The Whirlwind

Hetty O’Hara Confidential

The Last Confession Of Vivian Whip

(Words: Elvis Costello | Music: Steve Nieve & Muriel Teodori)

What Is It That I Need That I Don’t Already Have?

Radio Is Everything

(Elvis Costello / Michael Leonhart / Bill Frisell / Nels Cline)

I Can’t Say Her Name

Byline

Which matches what we think we know...three tracks in Helsinki with EC playing all instruments (No Flag/Hetty/Cowards). Nine tracks in Paris with Steve and a Steve-assembled horns/woodwind section. Two tracks assembled (instrumentally) by Michael Leonhart/Bill Frisell in New York to which EC added vocals via what he enjoys calling 'electronic wire' (Newspaper Pane and Radio is Everything).

In terms of credits, the above reflects what we think to have been the composition of the two New York tracks. 'The Last Confession of Vivian Whip' is presumably an instrumental track that Steve/Muriel brought to the sessions and EC added vocals? 'Hey Clockface' looks to be an EC composition but, in its final section, segues into Fats Waller's 'How Can You Face Me Now?' hence the co-writing credit?

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Re: New album Hey Clockface will be released October 30, 2020

Postby Hawksmoor » Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:29 am

And No Coffee Table wrote:Order confirmations from the official site suggest there will be another song on September 11.

It's a Friday, so that fits. It's one aspect of the modern world that slightly saddens me - the idea that a 'single', now, simply means a track from the LP that becomes electronically available a few weeks before the LP itself. But there we go. What's the status of the 7" No Flag/I Wish It Would Rain (if indeed that is the mystery B-side)? You get it as part of one of the various bundles on the website?


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Re: New album Hey Clockface will be released October 30, 2020

Postby FAVEHOUR » Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:50 pm

Hawksmoor wrote:
And No Coffee Table wrote:Order confirmations from the official site suggest there will be another song on September 11.

It's a Friday, so that fits. It's one aspect of the modern world that slightly saddens me - the idea that a 'single', now, simply means a track from the LP that becomes electronically available a few weeks before the LP itself. But there we go. What's the status of the 7" No Flag/I Wish It Would Rain (if indeed that is the mystery B-side)? You get it as part of one of the various bundles on the website?



or buy the single separately

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Re: New album Hey Clockface will be released October 30, 2020

Postby Top balcony » Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:24 pm

FAVEHOUR wrote:
Hawksmoor wrote:. What's the status of the 7" No Flag/I Wish It Would Rain (if indeed that is the mystery B-side)? You get it as part of one of the various bundles on the website?

or buy the single separately


You my have better eyesight that me Favehour, but I couldn't see a 'buy the single separately' option - only available in the mega-moolah bundles, or the 300-sold-out-tie-up-with-the-LP. Perhaps I'll buy those underpants instead.....

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Re: New album Hey Clockface will be released October 30, 2020

Postby And No Coffee Table » Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:33 pm

Top balcony wrote:You my have better eyesight that me Favehour, but I couldn't see a 'buy the single separately' option - only available in the mega-moolah bundles, or the 300-sold-out-tie-up-with-the-LP. Perhaps I'll buy those underpants instead.....

It was originally possible to buy the single on its own, but now all options to buy the single are sold out. If you click on the bundles, the options with the single are not available.


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