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

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Postby MOJO » Thu Sep 13, 2007 2:26 pm

No way... OK, the hamster wheel in my brain is spinning now and that half of a brain cell is now fully charged... I'm riding my bicycle over to Village Music this weekend to suss out the best of selection... He was there in May, so he could have dropped a few on the shelves...

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Postby bambooneedle » Thu Sep 13, 2007 3:10 pm

Don't lose your bicycle a la Otis!

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Postby verbal gymnastics » Fri Sep 14, 2007 4:38 am

bambooneedle wrote:Don't lose your bicycle a la Otis!


:lol:

That's a fine memory you have there bamboo![/i]
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Postby bambooneedle » Fri Sep 14, 2007 8:49 pm

verbal gymnastics wrote:
bambooneedle wrote:Don't lose your bicycle a la Otis!


:lol:

That's a fine memory you have there bamboo![/i]


You get used to a bike for a while and then you lose it... it's a bitch I can relate to unfortunately verbal.

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Postby johnfoyle » Tue Sep 18, 2007 6:05 am

This story starts going international -

http://news.kataweb.it/item/354382/cd-a ... -pirateria

Cd a sorpresa da Elvis Costello per battere pirateria


18 settembre 2007

Elvis Costello come Willy Wonka. L’artista americano ha registrato solo dieci copie del suo nuovo lavoro e le ha fatte inserire in altrettante dieci custodie della sua raccolta ‘The Best of Elvis Costello: The First 10 Years’ record’, imitando quanto faceva il proprietario della fabbrica del cioccolato nel film recentemente reinterpretato da Johnny Depp.

Lo ha rivelato lo stesso Costello al sito Tenessean.com. ‘Ho nascosto queste dieci copie nei negozi di tutta America — ha detto — anche per capire se esiste ancora qualcuno che compra i dischi…‘. ‘Se nessuno lo dovesse trovare — continua l’artista — allora non lo pubblichero’ nemmeno perché significa che il mercato discografico è davvero al tramontò. ‘E’ un problema molto serio — conclude Costello — La pirateria e internet stanno soffocando la musicà.

AGI

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Postby wardo68 » Tue Sep 18, 2007 7:39 am

BMG Music Service is now carrying The First 10 Years. Any chance they ended up in one of those?

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Postby MOJO » Tue Sep 18, 2007 11:54 pm

Hey - Went to Village Music, bought the Best of - NOTHIN'...

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Postby verbal gymnastics » Wed Sep 19, 2007 3:19 am

MOJO wrote:Hey - Went to Village Music, bought the Best of - NOTHIN'...


Well buying only one copy gives a very low chance of success :lol:
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Postby MOJO » Wed Sep 19, 2007 10:36 pm

Yeah, well, I thought about it and then had a flashback of when I was a kid and used to open all the Cracker Jack boxes just for the prize (always disappointing unless you scored tattoos!)... It had that kind of "I wonder" feel to it, but then I came to my senses... I think this "hidden material" story is just a rumor.

Why doesn't EC just do the exclusive download thing for fans... which reminds me - what's the bonus material on bonus.elviscostello.com - lame ringtones? I haven't checked it out yet...

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A cover with 2 cd's weighs more.

Postby thomoz » Sat Sep 22, 2007 4:44 pm

Has anyone thought about weighing the cd's in the stores?

If you pick 4 or so up and weigh them, you'll get a good idea of the proper weight (w/ price stickers and the like). Then, just weigh every copy you see. The one that's a couple ounces heavier has the extra disc.

Might the 2nd disc also be visible thru the skinny (plastic) edge of the digipak?

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Postby verbal gymnastics » Thu Sep 27, 2007 10:09 am

Does anybody know anyone who has a copy of the Kojak Variety CD with the extra tracks? That had a Congratulations certificate.

I wonder if this CD has a handwritten message from Elvis. If this CD actually exists of course. :lol:
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Postby jmm » Sat Nov 17, 2007 10:22 am

Could this be what has made it's way to me as "iTunes originals - raw"?

It's certainly Elvis solo, has more songs than were released thru ITunes (at least so far), the timing seems about right and mine is a CDR but not much in the way of "new melody"

It's a nice little set with a song list of:

Alibi
Invasion Hit Parade
Kid About It (take 1)
Kid About It (take 2)
Kinder Murder
Little Triggers
Love Field
Motel Matches (take 1)
Motel Matches (take 2)
River in Reverse
So Like Candy (take 1)
So Like Candy (take 2)
Suit of Lights

Any thougts on a possible connection?

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Postby FAVEHOUR » Sat Nov 17, 2007 11:12 am

jmm wrote:Could this be what has made it's way to me as "iTunes originals - raw"?

It's certainly Elvis solo, has more songs than were released thru ITunes (at least so far), the timing seems about right and mine is a CDR but not much in the way of "new melody"

It's a nice little set with a song list of:

Alibi
Invasion Hit Parade
Kid About It (take 1)
Kid About It (take 2)
Kinder Murder
Little Triggers
Love Field
Motel Matches (take 1)
Motel Matches (take 2)
River in Reverse
So Like Candy (take 1)
So Like Candy (take 2)
Suit of Lights

Any thougts on a possible connection?


Could you post these files somewhere so we can check them out?

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Postby Dr. Luther » Sat Nov 17, 2007 1:41 pm

jmm wrote:It's a nice little set with a song list of:

Alibi
Invasion Hit Parade
Kid About It (take 1)
Kid About It (take 2)
Kinder Murder
Little Triggers
Love Field
Motel Matches (take 1)
Motel Matches (take 2)
River in Reverse
So Like Candy (take 1)
So Like Candy (take 2)
Suit of Lights

:shock:

It's not a soundcheck for a solo show, is it?

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Postby Dr. Luther » Sat Nov 17, 2007 1:43 pm

I would say that if this "hidden CD" thing does indeed exist, it would include the "reworkings" of Alison and Chelsea that he did on the last Imposters tour.

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Postby jmm » Sat Nov 17, 2007 11:39 pm

For certain this is in studio as someone else says most of the song titles and then there is a long slient pause before the take starts. Not a sound check either as it not a PA type recording and every song is all the way through. They seem like just what it says on my CDR - the raw takes for the iTunes originals just more songs

As I pointed out in my original post, I agree that from EC's quote I'd expect more re-working but the way Elvis talks about things I thought it might fit. It sounds more professional than "a headphone plugged into a tape recorder" but then what Elvis' equipment might sound like and my idea of it are probably vastly different

I'm not good at posting or retreiving (sorry to say) but will look for help on that and post back if I make any progress

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Postby MOJO » Sun Nov 18, 2007 3:24 pm

jmm - where/how did you get the CDR?

Rip the tracks using iTunes and upload to the net using this service - http://www.yousendit.com/ - They offer a free thirty day trial.

Thanks!

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Postby jmm » Mon Nov 26, 2007 8:33 am

I got the disc from a fellow Elvis fan

Sorry I didn't get to upload over the weekend but will keep trying

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Postby verbal gymnastics » Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:12 am

jmm wrote:It's a nice little set with a song list of:

Alibi
Invasion Hit Parade
Kid About It (take 1)
Kid About It (take 2)
Kinder Murder
Little Triggers
Love Field
Motel Matches (take 1)
Motel Matches (take 2)
River in Reverse
So Like Candy (take 1)
So Like Candy (take 2)
Suit of Lights


Would somebody be so kind as to send me copy of this?

One of the board members said she'd send it to me but she seems to have disappeared.

PM me.

As the song says, "I can't give you anything but my love"...

...although I'm happy to pay for postage etc.

Thanks.
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Postby FAVEHOUR » Mon Dec 10, 2007 10:07 pm

Can someone who has this stuff please put it up somewhere so the rest of us can enjoy it??? Or e-mail me privately, if you get it to me I'll put it up somehow

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Postby spooky girlfriend » Tue Dec 11, 2007 6:01 am

I'll certainly offer my help in any way on this!

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Re: 10 cds of new Costello recordings hidden in U.S. stores!!!!!

Postby jmm » Mon Jan 07, 2008 4:47 pm

I'm FINALLY putting this in the mail today or tomorrow to the folks who PM'd me and expect they should be available more widely soon after
I too am a limited, primitive kind of man

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Re: 10 cds of new Costello recordings hidden in U.S. stores!!!!!

Postby verbal gymnastics » Tue Jan 08, 2008 6:20 am

I only put this up publicly so I won't be getting a copy :cry:

Could one of you lucky recipients from jmm please PM me to send me a copy.

Thanks.
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Re: 10 cds of new Costello recordings hidden in U.S. stores!!!!!

Postby jmm » Tue Jan 08, 2008 6:51 am

The plan is for them to succeed with that where I've not been able to
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Re: 10 cds of new Costello recordings hidden in U.S. stores!!!!!

Postby And No Coffee Table » Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:00 am

Thanks to jmm, here they are in FLAC:

01 Alibi:
http://www.mediafire.com/?8e2veeyxzjj

02 Invasion Hit Parade:
http://www.mediafire.com/?81lmx1lm1pd

03 Kid About It (long fade):
http://www.mediafire.com/?8vgwygjgipf

04 Kid About It (short fade):
http://www.mediafire.com/?8mmg2wk9beo

05 Kinder Murder:
http://www.mediafire.com/?5oddtf3dyb0

06 Little Triggers:
http://www.mediafire.com/?fmlnoftbzwj

07 Love Field:
http://www.mediafire.com/?dholsxmpz4k

08 Motel Matches (mix 1):
http://www.mediafire.com/?bmmqmlz9eyz

09 Motel Matches (mix 2):
http://www.mediafire.com/?bd2meymmbcd

10 The River In Reverse:
http://www.mediafire.com/?2caagsw7dzd

11 So Like Candy/You're No Good (mix 1):
http://www.mediafire.com/?2ijayg0c4jh

12 So Like Candy (short mix):
http://www.mediafire.com/?0mmhdm1em5g

13 Suit Of Lights:
http://www.mediafire.com/?fdzw0toxzhd
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