Painted From Memory on vinyl , June 2017, Mobile Fidelity's hybrid SACD , Oct. '17

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Re: Painted From Memory on vinyl at last , June 2017

Postby johnfoyle » Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:47 am

Go to http://www.musicdirect.com and put Costello/Bacharch into the search engine and you'll get a link to order . The actual link for the item has some kind of privacy setting that means it can't be copy & pasted .

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Re: Painted From Memory on vinyl in 2017 ?

Postby sweetest punch » Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:59 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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Re: Painted From Memory on vinyl in 2017 ?

Postby sweetest punch » Sun Jan 01, 2017 1:41 pm

This seems to be postponed / cancelled. :(
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Re: Painted From Memory on vinyl in 2017 ?

Postby johnfoyle » Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:26 am

Charles posted this on facebook - nothing definite but it seems to be happening again -


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https://www.musicdirect.com/vinyl/elvis ... ed-180g-lp

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Re: Painted From Memory on vinyl in 2017 ?

Postby sulky lad » Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:16 am

Great news, my £40 is in the treasure chest waiting already :wink:

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Re: Painted From Memory on vinyl in 2017 ?

Postby emotional_fascism076 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:44 pm

I'm liking that Procol Harem release too. Two great albums here.

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Re: Painted From Memory on vinyl in 2017 ?

Postby sulky lad » Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:44 pm

Has anyone noticed the extreme price ranges quoted here in the UK /
It's apparently available from around £32.99 up to £45 !!
Still very excited about the prospect of hearing this nonetheless ! 8)

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Re: Painted From Memory on vinyl in 2017 ?

Postby johnfoyle » Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:09 am

http://diskunion.net/rock/ct/news/article/1/65998

Scheduled arrival in late July
5,400 yen (tax included)

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Re: Painted From Memory on vinyl in 2017 ?

Postby sweetest punch » Thu May 18, 2017 8:34 am

Amazon has now June 2, 2017 as releasedate:
https://www.amazon.com/Painted-Memory-E ... s+costello
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Re: Painted From Memory on vinyl in 2017 ?

Postby johnfoyle » Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:19 am

Amazon now saying June 9th

Music Direct say 'in stock' and dispatching June 5th

https://www.musicdirect.com/vinyl/elvis ... ed-180g-lp

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Re: Painted From Memory on vinyl in 2017 ?

Postby supplydavid » Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:32 am

Item Status Qty Total
Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach - Painted from Memory (Numbered Limited Edition 180g Vinyl LP)
LMF475
Shippable 1 $29.74
Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach - Painted from Memory (Numbered Limited Edition Hybrid SACD)
CMFSA2193
Backordered 1 $25.4

My order status from Music direct, nothing on the SACD yet.

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Re: Painted From Memory on vinyl in 2017 ?

Postby Fishfinger king » Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:20 am

I ordered my copy in the UK from Scott Nangle - bigger outlets don't seem to have it.
Emailed them yesterday to check availabilty and they had 50 copies in stock but had already sold 47 - 48 now with my order!
Act fast all!
Looking forward to hearing it+++++
Is that so surprising nowadays?

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Re: Painted From Memory on vinyl in 2017 ?

Postby sulky lad » Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:46 am

Just scanning through the www and found a request for a vinyl copy of this on the Burt Bacharach forum from a certain JF from 2005 - always ahead of the times Mr Foyle :wink:

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Re: Painted From Memory on vinyl in 2017 ?

Postby johnfoyle » Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:29 am

Charles in Texas has got a copy -

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Re: Painted From Memory on vinyl in 2017 ?

Postby Ymaginatif » Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:02 am

Fishfinger king wrote:I ordered my copy in the UK from Scott Nangle - bigger outlets don't seem to have it.
Emailed them yesterday to check availabilty and they had 50 copies in stock but had already sold 47 - 48 now with my order!
Act fast all!
Looking forward to hearing it+++++


Well Scott, send them out! (I'm one of the 48 ...)
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Re: Painted From Memory on vinyl in 2017 ?

Postby sweetest punch » Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:13 am

This is what people say at the Steve Hoffman forum: http://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/e ... yl.184634/
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Re: Painted From Memory on vinyl , June 2017

Postby Fishfinger king » Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:34 am

My copy arrived today!
They do exist in the UK - mine number 588.
Sounds extremely good - no surface noise at all. Even The Long Division sounds good!
Is that so surprising nowadays?

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Re: Painted From Memory on vinyl , June 2017

Postby Ymaginatif » Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:11 am

Fishfinger king wrote:My copy arrived today!
They do exist in the UK - mine number 588.
Sounds extremely good - no surface noise at all. Even The Long Division sounds good!


No. 592 has arrived here 8)
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Re: Painted From Memory on vinyl , June 2017

Postby sweetest punch » Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:37 pm

The SACD version is available for pre-order on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Painted-Memory-C ... s+costello
Releasedate is September 15, 2017.
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Re: Painted From Memory on vinyl , June 2017

Postby johnfoyle » Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:59 pm

https://www.analogplanet.com/content/el ... ted-melody

Elvis Costello With Burt Bacharach "Painted From Memory" Finally AAA

Michael Fremer | Aug 9, 2017


Painted From Memory

Elvis Costello With Burt Bacharach

Mobile Fidelity/Mercury MFSL 1-475 180g LP
Produced by: Burt Bacharach and Elvis Costello
Engineered by: Kevin Killen
Mixed by: Kevin Killen
Mastered by: krieg Wunderlich, Assisted by Rob LoVerde At MFSL, Sebastopol, CA




A heavenly pairing of Bacharach's suburban pop melodic intent and Costello's insightful lyrics that well-capture the required Bacharach late afternoon bedroom melodrama produced this 1998 gem of a soap operatic collaboration.

Yes, on one level the mind is programmed for and longs to hear Dionne Warwick crooning the regretful lyrics to "This House is Empty Now", but on the big crescendos Costello pulls it off with his stretchy, somewhat strained vibrato and sells the drama.Fans of Bacharach/David will find this an easy, tear-drenched fit and love every minute.

Labels these days hardly have the budgets for sumptuous productions like this one. There's a big string section, brass and woodwinds and of course Burt's grand piano too, most recorded and mixed by Kevin Killen at Oceanway and all of it to analog tape.

Then why did the original CD sound so congested, dry and tonally bleached? Do I have to answer that? If you're a fan of this on CD, your eyes will pop out of your head when you finally hear what's on the tape, beginning with Jim Keltner's rim shots on the opener that on the CD are buried and bleached.

"I'm not saying there will be violins but don't be surprised if they appear". What a great line from "Such Unlikely Lovers" and when they do on this superbly mastered record, even if for years you have enjoyed the CD, you will be surprised. In fact, there are sonic surprises throughout as buried instruments surface and shine. What a shame to have had these stellar arrangements underwater for so long.

That's all history now that we have this limited edition LP cut from the original analog tape. Bacharach fans rejoice. Fans of Costello's punkier days may have some trouble adjusting to the French horn melancholy and Bacharach's occasional Liberace flourish but not me! I love all of El's stuff and this one finally correctly presented is among his choice gems.

The sonic presentation is relatively dry and very intimate and rich drawn as you'd expect and hope for from a late afternoon Bacharach melodrama?

Limited to 3000 copies. History repeats the old conceits and when this one's gone it will be gone and you might live to regret not getting it, even if today the melodrama seems too thick (be prepared for some sloppy sibilants if your set-up is not precise and/or your cartridge can't handle the transients).

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Re: Painted From Memory on vinyl , June 2017

Postby johnfoyle » Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:04 am

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Now that Painted From Memory is at last on vinyl I wonder will this 'companion' project follow on also to that format? A few tracks - I Still Have The Other Girl & The Sweetest Punch - did appear on a promo single.

http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/inde ... test_Punch

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Re: Painted From Memory on vinyl , June 2017

Postby johnfoyle » Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:45 pm

'mesmerizes with a rainbow of textures' - sorry , I still can't justify buying it yet again. For the moment.


'Mobile Fidelity's hybrid SACD of Painted from Memory transforms the 1998 set into an essential component of any library. Always an effort that rewarded solitary listening, it now breathes with ravishing openness, reveals crystalline detail, unfolds against jet-black backgrounds, mesmerizes with a rainbow of textures, and constantly engages with it's impossible smoothness. For the first time, the scope of the intricacies, nuances, and phrasings embedded in Bacharach's meticulous compositions can be experienced in full. The orbit of the bridges, refrains, and codas beguiles the senses. Ditto the poetic reach of Costello's singing and lyrics. Indeed, the level of care and concern invested into every passage of Painted from Memory is immediately gleaned by the ravishing sonics afforded on this collectible edition.'


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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01NC ... _i=desktop

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Painted-Memory ... BNSQRGD3Z5


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