Costello's song-by-song comments on When I Was Cruel

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Costello's song-by-song comments on When I Was Cruel

Postby Stuart Gardner » Fri Jul 08, 2011 5:55 am

Hello, all.
A short time ago I placed my first post on this forum, introducing myself as a new member.
Because I'm new to the party (to this forum, not to Costello) I thought I'd bring a small gift, so I've uploaded something to mediafire for the benefit of anyone who doesn't already have it.
When he was promoting When I Was Cruel, Costello made these interesting observations on each of the album's songs. I don't recall where or how I got these, but it was while When I Was Cruel was new.
These mp4s range in length from forty seconds (comments on Alibi) to two minutes thirty-nine seconds (comments on 15 Petals).
If you don't already have them I suggest burning them to a CD and keeping it as a companion to the album.
This is the first time I've uploaded anything to mediafire. I'm new there and I'm learning my way around, so it's just possible that I may have made some error. If I have, and anyone is unable to reach these, let me know.
Enjoy!
http://www.mediafire.com/wheniwascruelcomment

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Re: Costello's song-by-song comments on When I Was Cruel

Postby krm » Fri Jul 08, 2011 6:53 am

Stuart Gardner wrote:Hello, all.
A short time ago I placed my first post on this forum, introducing myself as a new member.
Because I'm new to the party (to this forum, not to Costello) I thought I'd bring a small gift, so I've uploaded something to mediafire for the benefit of anyone who doesn't already have it.
When he was promoting When I Was Cruel, Costello made these interesting observations on each of the album's songs. I don't recall where or how I got these, but it was while When I Was Cruel was new.
These mp4s range in length from forty seconds (comments on Alibi) to two minutes thirty-nine seconds (comments on 15 Petals).
If you don't already have them I suggest burning them to a CD and keeping it as a companion to the album.
This is the first time I've uploaded anything to mediafire. I'm new there and I'm learning my way around, so it's just possible that I may have made some error. If I have, and anyone is unable to reach these, let me know.
Enjoy!
http://www.mediafire.com/wheniwascruelcomment


Thanks. Intersting listening for a friday evening!

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Re: Costello's song-by-song comments on When I Was Cruel

Postby wardo68 » Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:22 pm

Thank you! This could prove to be informative.

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Re: Costello's song-by-song comments on When I Was Cruel

Postby 20PercentAmnesia » Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:35 pm

Thank you! Love this album.

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Re: Costello's song-by-song comments on When I Was Cruel

Postby Lester Burnham » Fri Jul 08, 2011 10:03 pm

Thanks, Stuart!

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Re: Costello's song-by-song comments on When I Was Cruel

Postby Stuart Gardner » Sat Jul 09, 2011 8:11 pm

You are most welcome, all.
I'm very glad these were of interest, and that my first use of mediafire succeeded.

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Postby fred darden » Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:07 pm

thanks new guy. you and folks like you continue to make this site so cool. peace

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Re: Costello's song-by-song comments on When I Was Cruel

Postby krm » Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:54 am

I found my old homeburned CD with these song introductions from WIWC recently. Does anyone here have a clue of the origin?

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Re: Costello's song-by-song comments on When I Was Cruel

Postby Mr. Getgood » Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:08 am

Unfortunately the original link to the comments no longer works. Would anybody happen to know if they can be found elsewhere online?

Also, would anybody happen to know why WIWC is not available on Spotify (in the UK at least)? I’ve tried doing some digging but can’t figure out why. Both Painted From Memory and Cruel Smile are available on Spotify and they were released on Mercury/Island like WIWC was, which, as I understand, are part of Universal anyway, so I can’t fathom why there would be a record company/licensing issue regarding its omission. Thanks.
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Re: Costello's song-by-song comments on When I Was Cruel

Postby Mr. Getgood » Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:05 am

Incidentally, here’s an interesting interview I found recently from the WIWC era:

https://open.spotify.com/episode/3uYTBp ... m06bojGmpg

“ This is the master tape of a radio interview I did with Costello in 2002 to mark the release of his album When I Was Cruel. During the show, you can hear that I was fazed somewhat by addressing the man as "Elvis!" But, we did talk about why he took Presley's name. Not only that, for the only time I am aware of Costello gave his opinion of the artistry of Elvis Presley.  He also discusses his early love of Motown, The Mamas and Papas, Small Faces and finally, of course,  his latest album. This is a must, as they say, for all fans of Costello.”
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