'10 cds of new Costello recordings hidden in stores' -found!

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Postby watercamp » Sat Aug 06, 2011 8:00 am

There seems to be some confusion between the "Hidden CDR known as 30:10" and the "iTunes Originals" both from 2007 or are they the same?

The track listing mentioned in previous postings in this thread is almost the same as the track listing for the "iTunes Originals" posted on the Elvis Costello info wiki site, can someone shed a light on this please?


http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/index.php/30:10

30:10

30:10 is an album of solo reworkings of Elvis Costello's older songs. Ten CDRs were reportedly hidden inside random copies of the 2007 compilation The Best Of Elvis Costello The First 10 Years.

Five songs — Pump It Up, High Fidelity, (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea, Alison, and Almost Blue — became available in the members-only section of ElvisCostello.com on July 24, 2008.

Elvis Costello quoted in The Tennessean, 2007-09-06:

"I recorded some new melodies for some of my older songs, and for a gag I recorded them on just a cassette player. And I didn't have a microphone so I plugged in headphones into the tape recorder, because you switch them backwards, they work as a microphone. I didn't want to be like a Luddite, so I put them on a CDR, and I put 10 of the CDRs in 10 copies of the best of record that we released in April, and hid 'em in the shops in America, just to see whether anybody bought records anymore. And as nobody's found 'em yet and it's now September, I guess nobody buys records anymore. But somewhere somebody's gonna get a little surprise one of these days . . . They're gonna be in Wal-Mart or somewhere, and they're gonna buy one of these records and they're gonna discover a little free gift from me. . . . There's not enough fun with the business of music. It's all very serious. The record thing for as long as it's gonna last, it needs a little mischief put back into it."

Elvis Costello on his official website, 2008-04-22:

"Ever since I hid ten copies of 30:10 - solo home recordings of re-written songs - in the jewel boxes of the "Best Of" collection released in the Spring of ‘07 and then waited in vain for one of them to surface, I'd realized that it was time to do things differently…

I don't think many people believed that 30:10 really existed but if anyone reading this has one in their possession, they had better claim their special prize right away because we will be posting the songs on this site very soon and the offer will expire…"



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

iTunes Originals
Elvis Costello

"It was recorded almost by accident" (1:45)
Watching The Detectives (3:46) - EC
"It was the ballad of This Year's Model" (0:55)
Little Triggers (iTunes Originals Version) (3:31) - EC
"It has Mick Jones of the Clash playing guitar" (0:30)
Big Tears (3:11) - EC+A
"It was about people meeting in the night at a hotel, not a complicated story" (1:22)
Motel Matches (iTunes Originals Version) (2:23) - EC
"It's a more regretful song" (1:22)
Riot Act (3:35) - EC+A
"It was more the expression came to mind" (0:59)
Kid About It (iTunes Originals Version) (3:21) - EC
"I told a tale, which you have to listen to the lyrics" (0:59)
Man Out Of Time (5:27) - EC+A
"An example of one of those songs that nearly got away" (1:00)
Love Field (iTunes Originals Version) (4:48) - EC
"The main body of the song is very repetitive, it's supposed to be like that" (1:18)
I Want You (6:44) - EC+A
"I'm glad to get the opportunity to put the word to the fore" (1:55)
Invasion Hit Parade (iTunes Originals Version) (4:33) - EC
"It's kind of a gospel song" (1:36)
Bedlam (Nashville Alternate Version) (4:49) - EC+I
"It's more of the idea that we are in a flow towards a way of living" (1:41)
The River In Reverse (iTunes Originals Version) (4:29) - EC

(66:08)
[2007-06-19; AAC; iTunes (US)]


Little Triggers, Motel Matches, Kid About It, Love Field, Invasion Hit Parade, and The River In Reverse are new solo versions recorded in Vancouver in March 2007.
Watching The Detectives, Big Tears, Riot Act, Man Out Of Time, and I Want You are the familiar studio recordings.
Bedlam (Nashville Alternate Version) is the same alternate mix which previously appeared on iTunes as the Frankincense/Nashville Mix.
The italicized tracks have Elvis talking about the songs.

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Re: '10 cds of new Costello recordings hidden in stores' -fo

Postby supplydavid » Sat Aug 06, 2011 8:25 am

For the 30:10 disc does anyone have the 5 that were on the web or even better all the tracks available?

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Postby verbal gymnastics » Sat Aug 06, 2011 2:47 pm

What is the members only section of this website?

And more to the point, why haven't I been invited to join?
Tell me who's been taken in...

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Postby fred darden » Sun Aug 07, 2011 11:00 pm

elviscostello.com still has a link to the itunes originals as a seperate album for free listening.

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Postby watercamp » Sun May 13, 2012 7:56 am

CD sent to me by EC fan

Alibi - not on iTunes
Invasion Hit Parade - on iTunes - confirmed iTunes original track
Kid About It (take 1) - only 1 version listed on iTunes - confirmed iTunes original track
Kid About It (take 2)
Kinder Murder - not listed on iTunes
Little Triggers - on iTunes - confirmed iTunes original track
Love Field - on iTunes - confirmed iTunes original track
Motel Matches (take 1) - only 1 version listed on iTunes - confirmed iTunes original track
Motel Matches (take 2)
River in Reverse - on iTunes - confirmed iTunes original track
So Like Candy (take 1) - not on iTunes
So Like Candy (take 2) - not on iTunes
Suit of Lights - not on iTunes

Ok so is this a combo of the 30:10 hidden CDR and the iTunes Originals, or something else.

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Postby Brucebhoy » Mon May 14, 2012 8:20 am

Are there any live links to any of these tunes?

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Postby watercamp » Mon May 14, 2012 6:51 pm

Brucebhoy wrote:Are there any live links to any of these tunes?


iTunes Originals audio clips can be found here:

http://www.elviscostello.com/#/records-detail///iTunes/Elvis+Costello+/iTunes+Originals+-+Elvis+Costello/cd/718

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Postby johnfoyle » Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:30 am

Here we go again....

https://www.instagram.com/p/BB_lhCJsWml/



According to this tweet this was found in San Luis Obispo, CA

https://twitter.com/laurxduh/status/702574879225163781

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Postby The imposter » Thu Mar 10, 2016 5:48 pm

watercamp wrote:CD sent to me by EC fan

Alibi - not on iTunes
Invasion Hit Parade - on iTunes - confirmed iTunes original track
Kid About It (take 1) - only 1 version listed on iTunes - confirmed iTunes original track
Kid About It (take 2)
Kinder Murder - not listed on iTunes
Little Triggers - on iTunes - confirmed iTunes original track
Love Field - on iTunes - confirmed iTunes original track
Motel Matches (take 1) - only 1 version listed on iTunes - confirmed iTunes original track
Motel Matches (take 2)
River in Reverse - on iTunes - confirmed iTunes original track
So Like Candy (take 1) - not on iTunes
So Like Candy (take 2) - not on iTunes
Suit of Lights - not on iTunes

Ok so is this a combo of the 30:10 hidden CDR and the iTunes Originals, or something else.


That was me who sent you the disc. Trouble is I can't even remember which trader I picked it up from. I'll have to give it a closer listen.

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Postby krm » Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:01 pm

Published or re-published today.

http://www.elviscostello.com/news/elvis ... -lewis/793

".....Ever since I hid ten copies of 30:10, – solo home recordings of re-written songs – in the jewel boxes of the “Best Of” collection released in the Spring of ’07 and then waited in vain for one of them to surface, I’d realized that it was time to do things differently…...."

This might be as a coincidence to the fact that a picture of a copy surfaced on instagram recently

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Postby johnfoyle » Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:42 am

Elvis just commented on this , on Facebook , quoting the Tweet from a few weeks ago

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Postby millaa » Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:15 pm

oh nice. any word of titles yet?

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Postby verbal gymnastics » Tue Mar 15, 2016 3:59 pm

And the special prize!
Tell me who's been taken in...

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Postby johnfoyle » Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:18 am

A few more details from the finder -

https://twitter.com/laurxduh/status/709944076058005504

it was in a cd for the Best Of: The First 10 Years. Open the case to find this on top of the Best Of cd :)



I'm still waiting for a response to a offer to facilitate a copy etc.

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Postby sweetest punch » Wed Mar 16, 2016 4:50 pm

tracklist on: https://www.facebook.com/ElvisCostello

1. Temptation
2. Long Journey Home
3. Just a Curio
4. Just Another Mystery
5. Matter of Time
6. The Nameless One
7. Wondering
8. This Offer is Unrepeatable
9. They Didn't Believe Me
10. This Is a Test
11. Starting to Come to Me
12. Really mystified.
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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Postby verbal gymnastics » Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:20 pm

That's one mystery solved.

All we need now is to hear the songs...
Tell me who's been taken in...

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Postby And No Coffee Table » Thu Mar 17, 2016 12:11 am

I have trouble believing that is the 30:10 tracklist, since it doesn't include any of the songs that appeared on elviscostello.com identified as 30:10 recordings ("Almost Blue," "Alison," "Chelsea," "High Fidelity," and "Pump It Up").

But if there really is a CD with EC-sung versions of "Just a Curio" and "This Is a Test," I want to hear it.

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Postby krm » Thu Mar 17, 2016 5:12 am

I agree with anct. It makes no sense to me either. Especially since there are two songs not written by EC.
I need a copy. More than ever now!

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Postby bronxapostle » Thu Mar 17, 2016 10:51 am

sweetest punch wrote:tracklist on: https://www.facebook.com/ElvisCostello

1. Temptation
2. Long Journey Home
3. Just a Curio
4. Just Another Mystery
5. Matter of Time
6. The Nameless One
7. Wondering
8. This Offer is Unrepeatable
9. They Didn't Believe Me
10. This Is a Test
11. Starting to Come to Me
12. Really mystified.



I too find these dozen, rather IMPOSSIBLE to fathom as being re-invented by EC and included upon this 30:10 cd. HECK, the originals (IF THEY ARE IN EXISTENCE, some are not!) are oblique enough. in fact, so rare are these twelve, that I have only seen five live! we await STILL!!! :lol: :lol:

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Postby bronxapostle » Thu Mar 17, 2016 10:59 am

krm wrote:I agree with anct. It makes no sense to me either. Especially since there are two songs not written by EC.
I need a copy. More than ever now!


I count FOUR not written by EC...REALLY MYSTIFIED, MATTER OF TIME, WONDERING and DIDN'T BELIEVE ME, right krm???

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Postby sulky lad » Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:23 pm

Doesn't the set list seem a bit of a jest starting like a cheap Murder Mystery with clues and tricks along the way ? I think this list is a wind up ! There are too many poor ins on the theme of not knowing - I could suggest The Great Unknown as the final track to be honest

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Postby krm » Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:46 pm

bronxapostle wrote:
krm wrote:I agree with anct. It makes no sense to me either. Especially since there are two songs not written by EC.
I need a copy. More than ever now!


I count FOUR not written by EC...REALLY MYSTIFIED, MATTER OF TIME, WONDERING and DIDN'T BELIEVE ME, right krm???


I stand corrected. I was not really thinking, just reacting.

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Postby Dr. Luther » Thu Mar 17, 2016 3:16 pm

I agree with Sulky.
That list is a dig.

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Postby bronxapostle » Thu Mar 17, 2016 9:13 pm

That's more like it sulky Dr Luther. Our boy jesting us once AGAIN :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby emotional_fascism076 » Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:48 am

Does any lucky EC fan have the 30 10 tracks? I wanted to hear them but no luck finding them.


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