New compilation, based on Painted From Memory

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New compilation, based on Painted From Memory

Postby sweetest punch » Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:40 am

EC also announced this new compilation ( https://www.billboard.com/articles/colu ... -interview ), therefore this separate thread.

Punch the 'Clockface': Elvis Costello On Making Albums In a Streaming World

The legend's new album sounds both current and timeless — and he’s looking back at his catalog, too.

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Are you going to do that with all of your albums?

If we can. Right now, it’s in everybody’s interest to let me do it the way I’m seeing it.

I can’t be certain when I’ll set foot on the stage again; or, frankly, whether the audience that largely comes to see me — who are inevitably more of my generation — will ever want to come to a theater again. So in the interim, I want to take the music I recorded some time ago and present it in a way that’s as exciting as it was when we first released it.

We’ve done a new version of one of the albums from my catalog, and that’s going to come out next April. And we’re making a compilation based on [Costello’s 1998 album with Burt Bacharach] Painted from Memory, in the hope that we’ll complete the picture with some other songs we’ve written that people still haven’t heard.
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Re: New compilation, based on Painted From Memory

Postby Hawksmoor » Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:20 am

I'm excited to hear this, but also intrigued to wonder what format it will take, given that he's describing it as a 'compilation'. The existing PFM with a bonus disc of the new songs? A selection of the tracks on the existing PFM interwoven with the new songs to form some kind of narrative sequence?

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Re: New compilation, based on Painted From Memory

Postby Man out of Time » Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:09 am

Also this thread: New Elvis/Burt Bacharach songs!!

As noted by ANCT in 2014, 10 new Bacharach/MacManus songs were registered on ASCAP :

DON'T LOOK NOW (Work ID: 886324240) - included on Look Now, 2018
EVERYONE'S PLAYING HOUSE (Work ID: 886324275) - included on the Purse EP, 2019
HE'S GIVEN ME THINGS (Work ID: 886324374) - included on Look Now, 2018
I LOOKED AWAY (Work ID: 886324406)
I'VE ALWAYS HAD MEN (Work ID: 886324414)
LOOK UP AGAIN (Work ID: 886324539)
PHOTOGRAPHS CAN LIE (Work ID: 886324695) - included on Look Now, 2018
SHAMELESS (Work ID: 886324806)
TAKEN FROM LIFE (Work ID: 886324880)
YOU CAN HAVE HER (Work ID: 886325003)

Four have been released so far (as indicated above), which still leaves another six for any "compilation" - if these are indeed part of the PFM musical narrative.

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Re: New compilation, based on Painted From Memory

Postby Hawksmoor » Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:41 am

Man out of Time wrote:Also this thread: New Elvis/Burt Bacharach songs!!

As noted by ANCT in 2014, 10 new Bacharach/MacManus songs were registered on ASCAP :

DON'T LOOK NOW (Work ID: 886324240) - included on Look Now, 2018
EVERYONE'S PLAYING HOUSE (Work ID: 886324275) - included on the Purse EP, 2019
HE'S GIVEN ME THINGS (Work ID: 886324374) - included on Look Now, 2018
I LOOKED AWAY (Work ID: 886324406)
I'VE ALWAYS HAD MEN (Work ID: 886324414)
LOOK UP AGAIN (Work ID: 886324539)
PHOTOGRAPHS CAN LIE (Work ID: 886324695) - included on Look Now, 2018
SHAMELESS (Work ID: 886324806)
TAKEN FROM LIFE (Work ID: 886324880)
YOU CAN HAVE HER (Work ID: 886325003)

Four have been released so far (as indicated above), which still leaves another six for any "compilation" - if these are indeed part of the PFM musical narrative.

MOOT

Interesting. I'll be honest, stage musicals are a long way down my musical radar, so I have no idea how many songs one would normally include in such a production?

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Re: New compilation, based on Painted From Memory

Postby sweetest punch » Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:29 am

Elvis and / or Burt have told in earlier interviews that about 7 or 8 songs from the PFM album were considered for the musical.
We have then these 10 new co-written songs.
Elvis said also that Stripping Paper and Why Won’t Heaven Help Me were written for the musical.
So we have maybe 20 songs in total.
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Re: New compilation, based on Painted From Memory

Postby sweetest punch » Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:01 am

https://www.google.be/amp/s/www.washing ... utType=amp

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Q: Also, she's Elvis Costello's wife. Do you think you guys might work with him again?
A: Yeah, we talked about it. I’m very proud of the album we did [“Painted From Memory”]. That was a real collaboration.
Q: I don't know how easy the album was for you both, but it felt like you got the best of each other.
A: We did. I am totally proud of the work that we did. I’m totally proud of the work that I did. I like the orchestrations that I wrote. And it’s brilliant. It was a record that just came out at the wrong time. As the record came out, the record company went under.

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