Universal Music Acquires Early Elvis Costello Catalog/compilations , 2007

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Postby VonOfterdingen » Sun Mar 11, 2007 4:32 am

Is it me or is 'Lover's walk' based on 'Lover's Rock' from London Calling?

(just like the intro to 'Rudie can't fail', sound just like the intro to another EC song that I can't remember right now)
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Postby johnfoyle » Sun Mar 11, 2007 8:34 am

If , like me, you want to burn copies of the new compilations from the Rhino re-issues , here's the track listings with track numbers from the relevant albums .

('1' is if the track is from disc one , '2' if from the bonus disc)

Rock and Roll Music

01. Lipstick Vogue TYM 1/11
02. No Action TYM 1/1
03. Big Tears TYM 2/1
04. (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea TYM 1/8
05. This Year's Girl TYM 1/2
06. Miracle Man MAIT 1/2
07. Pump It Up TYM 1/4
08. Clean Money AF 2/5
09. Tiny Steps AF 2/1
10. Wednesday Week AF 2/6
11. Mystery Dance MAIT 1/9
12. You Belong To Me TYM 1/6
13. (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And
Understanding? AF 1/13
14. Girls Talk GH 2/3
15. King Horse GH 1/5
16. Lovers Walk T 1/2
17. Uncomplicated BAC 1/1
18. Honey, Are You Straight Or Are You Blind? BAC 1/6
19. Baby's Got A Brand New Hairdo BAC 2/9
20. I Hope You're Happy Now BAC 1/2
21. Tokyo Storm Warning BAC 1/3
22. Welcome To The Working Week MAIT 1/12

The Best of the First 10 Years

01. (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes MAIT 1/7
02. Alison MAIT 1/5
03. Watching The Detectives MAIT 1/12
04. (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea TYM 1/8
05. Pump It Up TYM 1/4
06. Radio, Radio TYM 1/13
07. Accidents Will Happen AF 1/1
08. Oliver's Army AF 1/3
09. (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And
Understanding? AF 1/13
10. I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down GH 1/11
11. High Fidelity GH 1/10
12. Clubland T 1/1
13. New Lace Sleeves T 1/8
14. Good Year For The Roses AB 1/7
15. Beyond Belief IB 1/1
16. Man Out Of Time IB 1/5
17. Almost Blue AB 1/6
18. Everyday I Write The Book PTC 1/2
19. Shipbuilding PTC 1/6
20. Brilliant Mistake KOA 1/1
21. Indoor Fireworks KOA 1/6
22. I Want You BAC 1/5


While I'm at it , here's the breakdown.

Rock and Roll Music

TYM 7 ( 1 from bonus ie. not on original vinyl album release)
MAIT 3
AF 4 ( all 4 from bonus , allowing that PLU wasn't on U.K. vinyl release)
GH 2 (1)
BAC 5 (1)
T 1

The Best of the First 10 Years

MAIT 3
TYM 3 (1 ,allowing that Radio Radio wasn't on U.K. vinyl release)
AF 3 ( 1 , allowing that PLU wasn't on U.K. vinyl release)
T 2
GH 2
AB 1
IB 3
PTC 2
KOA 2
BAC 1

The cover of 'The Best of...' is from the same session as one of the cards with AF -

http://www.elviscostello.info/disc/offi ... _front.jpg

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Postby johnfoyle » Sun Mar 11, 2007 8:53 am

Looking more closely at these two images -

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I find myself wondering about the alterations. Besides the flexes 'n stuff on the floor being removed has, perhaps, Elvis been given red shoes ? I haven't seen any other prints of the photo featuring feet so maybe from the knees down is a generated image.

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Postby migdd » Sun Mar 11, 2007 9:52 am

Is Rock and Roll Music a live compilation?

These two collections just feel to me like those cheesy comps you see advertised in the middle of the night on the tube. Don't see any reason to purchase them.

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Postby wardo68 » Sun Mar 11, 2007 10:23 am

And No Coffee Table wrote:
wardo68 wrote:And why is "Lovers Walk" on that album?


Do you question its rock & roll credentials or do you just not like the song?


It's not my favorite song, but I could probably find something else that, I don't know, rocks more than that one.

And thanks for the confirmation on the photo! RIP Robert Quine.

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Postby And No Coffee Table » Sun Mar 11, 2007 11:19 am

With this comment in mind...

Bill Levenson is working with Elvis on a series of "thematic" comps. Rock and Roll Music might be the first of these.


...I suspect Rock And Roll Music will be followed by Pop Music and Ballads and maybe a fourth title (any suggestions?), and eventually they'll all be packaged together as a box set.

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Postby Who Shot Sam? » Sun Mar 11, 2007 11:20 am

How many times are they going to re-package the same stuff?
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Postby And No Coffee Table » Sun Mar 11, 2007 11:22 am

migdd wrote:Is Rock and Roll Music a live compilation?

These two collections just feel to me like those cheesy comps you see advertised in the middle of the night on the tube. Don't see any reason to purchase them.


It can't be a live compilation, because a couple of those songs were never played live. It's possible that there are some live tracks in there somewhere, but I wouldn't count on it.

I think both of these compilations are aimed at new and casual fans.

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Postby wardo68 » Sun Mar 11, 2007 8:26 pm

And No Coffee Table wrote:I suspect Rock And Roll Music will be followed by Pop Music and Ballads and maybe a fourth title (any suggestions?), and eventually they'll all be packaged together as a box set.


I can see Covers being part of such a set. Rarities would be nice too. But I'm getting ahead of myself.

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Postby thepopeofpop » Mon Mar 12, 2007 5:24 am

And No Coffee Table wrote:With this comment in mind...

Bill Levenson is working with Elvis on a series of "thematic" comps. Rock and Roll Music might be the first of these.


...I suspect Rock And Roll Music will be followed by Pop Music and Ballads and maybe a fourth title (any suggestions?), and eventually they'll all be packaged together as a box set.


I fancy Lust Songs, Odes to Revenge , Gloom And Guilt, and Anthems of Loathing, Jealousy and Disgust

They could call the box set Withering Sarcasm: The 120 Month Ordeal

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Postby sweetest punch » Mon Mar 12, 2007 2:57 pm

And No Coffee Table wrote:
Bill Levenson is working with Elvis on a series of "thematic" comps. Rock and Roll Music might be the first of these.


...I suspect Rock And Roll Music will be followed by Pop Music and Ballads and maybe a fourth title (any suggestions?), and eventually they'll all be packaged together as a box set.


If they are going to compile thematic albums, why not include tracks of his recent albums (Universal Music has the rights to them). 'Rock and Roll Music' could include: Tear Of Your Own Head, 45, Dust, Bedlam, Monkey to man,...
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Postby John » Mon Mar 12, 2007 3:59 pm

"The Best of the First 10 Years" is a very similar compilation to this one:-

http://www.elviscostello.info/disc/offi ... fo_a12.htm

19/22 tracks are the same.

Red Shoes, Amost Blue and New Lace Sleeves replace New Amsterdam, Watch Your Step and Love Field.

Shame they couldn't squeeze New Amsterdam on.

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Postby verbal gymnastics » Tue Mar 13, 2007 7:49 am

John wrote:Shame they couldn't squeeze New Amsterdam on.


It would have become much too much...
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Postby DrJ » Wed Mar 14, 2007 6:28 am

johnfoyle wrote:Looking more closely at these two images -

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I find myself wondering about the alterations. Besides the flexes 'n stuff on the floor being removed has, perhaps, Elvis been given red shoes ? I haven't seen any other prints of the photo featuring feet so maybe from the knees down is a generated image.


Looking at the RnR compilation cover the feet do seem digitally created: Look at how the title obscures where the join should be. These compilations look appalling. Maybe I shouldn't be annoyed because as an EC neophyte in 1989 I was quite happy to have Girls Girls Girls as a "story so far" type comp. But these look look awful, from the covers anyway.

It'll be interesting to see what the Hip-O reissues are like generally but if it's more of the same: re-jigged notes, final extra tracks, count me out. Look at how the Neil Young Archive is starting to come out: a similar EC project would be good. Digital downloads of all gigs on a tour would be appealing. EC has a core, smart, niche audience who would be quite happy to support an strong online presence, but no-one is willing to offer it. More CDs with Pump It Up, great.

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Postby And No Coffee Table » Sun Mar 18, 2007 1:00 pm

I guess this is good news if you were already planning to buy it and bad news if you now feel forced to buy it.

The Rock And Roll Music compilation includes two unreleased tracks: "Welcome To The Working Week" is a demo, and "Honey, Are You Straight Or Are You Blind?" is an alternate version.

Also, "Mystery Dance" and "You Belong To Me" are the Hollywood High versions (already available on the Armed Forces bonus disc).

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Postby sweetest punch » Sun Mar 18, 2007 1:53 pm

IMWAN has more news:
http://imwan.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=6739

I just got tthe track listings for the two compliations.

The Best of Elvis Costello The First Ten Years
22 Tracks

1. (The Angels Want To Wear My) Red Shoes
2. Alison
3. Watching The Dectectives
4. (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea
5. Pump It Up
6. Radio, Radio
7. Accidents Will Happen
8. Oliver's Army
9. (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding
10. I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down
11. HIgh Fidelity
12. Clubland
13. New Lace Shoes
14. Good Year For The Roses
15. Beyond Belief
16. Man Out Of Time
17. Almost Blue
18. Everyday I Write The Book
19. Shipbuilding
20. Brilliant Mistake
21. Indoor Fireworks
22. I Want You

Barcode is 602517260917. Label is Hip-O Records and list is 13.98.

Elvis Costello Rock & Roll Music is what is in the first of a series of crafted themed releases. Elvis picked the tracks on this collection. It contains what the one sheet says are two previously unreleased tracks.

1. Lipstick Vogue
2. No Action
3. Big Tears
4. (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea
5. This Year's Girl
6. Miracle Man
7. Pump It Up
8. Clean Money
9. Tiny Steps
10. Wednesday Week
11. Mystery Dance (live From Hollywood High)
12. You Belong To Me (live From Hollywood High)
13. (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding
14. Girls Talk
15. King Horse
16. Lover's Walk
17. Uncomplicated
18. Honey, Are You Stright Or Are You Blind (alternate) previously unreleased
19. Baby's Got A Brand New Hairdo
20. I Hope Your Happy Now
21. Tokyo Storm Warning
22. Welcome To The Working Week (demo) (previously unreleased)

Label is Hip-o Records. Bar code is 602517260924. List is 13.98

The first 11 CD's will come out on 05-01-07 as previously listed. The will be in digi packs and will also have a an obi-sleeve for a Japanese import look.

Now the weird news, they will be the U.S. versions, not the UK versions.
All will be 13.98 list and have no bonus tracks that I am aware of.

I wish they would have rolled them out say about 3-4 a month instead of all of them at the same time.

I wonder if the so called Deluxe Versions will all be rolled out in one street date or if they will stager them. I love how ElvisCostello.com doesn't even have this information yet.
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Postby verbal gymnastics » Mon Mar 19, 2007 5:26 am

And No Coffee Table wrote:I guess this is good news if you were already planning to buy it and bad news if you now feel forced to buy it.

The Rock And Roll Music compilation includes two unreleased tracks: "Welcome To The Working Week" is a demo, and "Honey, Are You Straight Or Are You Blind?" is an alternate version.


I also guess this is good news for regurgitating the Board discussions about reissuing these CDs and putting out unreleased tracks.
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Postby Neil. » Mon Mar 19, 2007 6:38 am

Erm, excuse my ignorance, but what actually is a 'digi-pack'? And what is the 'Spkg' abbreviation referring to next to the titles in Amazon?

Maybe there's a spoken-word (Spkg) disc with each one, with Elvis talking through the songs?

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Postby sweetest punch » Mon Mar 19, 2007 12:23 pm

Neil. wrote:Erm, excuse my ignorance, but what actually is a 'digi-pack'? And what is the 'Spkg' abbreviation referring to next to the titles in Amazon?

Maybe there's a spoken-word (Spkg) disc with each one, with Elvis talking through the songs?


Digipack: http://www.the-digital-audio.co.uk/digipak.htm

And spkg: manufacturer of the digipack? http://www.kellysearch.com/us-company-900241340.html
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Postby And No Coffee Table » Mon Mar 19, 2007 12:55 pm

Billboard has an article on the reissues, but it doesn't tell us anything new.

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Postby Neil. » Mon Mar 19, 2007 1:50 pm

Aha, I see - digipacks are those nice slim, snug CD cases - not those nasty plasticky jewel cases!

Don't think I'll be buying them, however, unless there are incredible extras. Doesn't sound as though there will be, though.

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Postby FAVEHOUR » Mon Mar 19, 2007 3:31 pm

Well, what's going on with these "deluxe" editions that have been mentioned? I mean, surely a demo of Working Week would show up on a deluxe version of MAIT. And the alternate Honey Are you... could be on a deluxe B & C. So are these two unreleased tracks going to show up later on deluxe editions?

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Postby And No Coffee Table » Mon Mar 19, 2007 4:28 pm

FAVEHOUR wrote:Well, what's going on with these "deluxe" editions that have been mentioned? I mean, surely a demo of Working Week would show up on a deluxe version of MAIT. And the alternate Honey Are you... could be on a deluxe B & C. So are these two unreleased tracks going to show up later on deluxe editions?


Could be... but the mentions of deluxe editions have been awfully sketchy so far, and I don't think it's safe to assume that there will be deluxe versions of every album. The only specific title that's been mentioned is MAIT, and even that was offered tentatively: "If it all comes together as planned, the deluxe reissue of My Aim Is True should be really special."

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Postby johnfoyle » Mon Mar 19, 2007 5:30 pm

I e-mailed Roberta Bayley , complimenting here on the R'n R photo and drawing her attention to the discusssion here .

She replied -

John,

The photo in question was taken by me in 1978 at CBGBs where Elvis joined Richard Hell and the Voidoids onstage for a few songs, including "Shattered" by the Rolling Stones. The gig was a benefit for the St. Marks Church Poetry Project. Back then EC and I were good friends and we spent a lot of time together. The photos I took that night were used for CBS publicity shots for Armed Forces.

Recently Elvis got in touch with me through his wife's lawyer about
using this photo for the cover of R & R music. They asked if I would
mind if it was retouched to shadow out the Voidoids and crop out
Richard Hell. I didn't mind and I got in touch with guitarist Ivan
Julian who was bemused but also OK with it. Unfortunately Bob Quine has
died and no one knew where Jerry the bass player was.

Yes, they added in the shoes, they borrowed them from somebody and shot them seperately. Elvis was indeed wearing pointy shoes that night but
they were not red! Nick Lowe has been caught wearing red shoes but to
my knowledge Elvis has not.


You can post this info on the forum, and you can give my website

http://www.robertabayley.com/


if you would, where there are lots of pics of EC from
the "olden days". Yes, I do sell prints. You can contact Guy White who
reps me in England.

Both Elvis and Diana Krall have purchased prints from me.

Best,

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