Look Now: new album announced!

Pretty self-explanatory
bronxapostle
Posts: 3942
Joined: Wed Jul 12, 2006 2:27 pm

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby bronxapostle » Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:10 pm

verbal gymnastics wrote:
johnfoyle wrote:http://www.superdeluxeedition.com/news/elvis-costello-the-imposters-return-with-a-new-album-look-now/#more-142307


From reading the comments, the cover art has certainly drawn some interesting views... :lol:

Incidentally have the test pressings sold out at $290 a pop? I looked on the website and couldn’t see the Add to cart option. Normally a web page would say sold out or this item is no longer available. Anyone bought one?

The packages don’t really hold any interest - I can’t say I’m bothered about a patch or socks or hat. And I wonder why the CDs are only signed by Elvis. Other more recent releases have been credited to Elvis Costello so that’s fair enough but this is also The Imposters. Plenty of other bands have all members sign the CD - I have signed CDs of The Fratellis, Kasabian and Haim for example.


My pal monkey2man bought a test press...unless he was teasing me. LOL

User avatar
migdd
Posts: 2942
Joined: Sun Jun 22, 2003 6:16 pm
Location: Rolling in Clover, SC

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby migdd » Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:31 pm

verbal gymnastics wrote:Incidentally have the test pressings sold out at $290 a pop? I looked on the website and couldn’t see the Add to cart option. Normally a web page would say sold out or this item is no longer available. Anyone bought one?


I checked earlier today and the test pressing was indeed flagged "sold out". I'm sure those 50 folks are well pleased with their purchase. 8)

sulky lad
Posts: 1610
Joined: Fri Jul 29, 2005 5:21 pm
Location: Out of the kitchen,she's gone with the wind

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby sulky lad » Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:16 pm

I'm just hoping VG, Mrs. Sulky and one of my offspring haven't all decided to buy me one for my big birthday in October ( or has VG got a couple for Mini VG1) ?

User avatar
verbal gymnastics
Posts: 10904
Joined: Wed Jun 11, 2003 6:44 am
Location: In a very fashionable hovel

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby verbal gymnastics » Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:41 am

I gotta admit - that was the reason I was looking. Still, at least the thought was there...
Look at me now
My how things have changed

MOJO
Posts: 895
Joined: Tue Mar 28, 2006 3:05 pm

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby MOJO » Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:27 pm

Driving back from the beach to the airport for a flight to SF, WXPN’s Dan Reed played Unwanted Number. So cool! It’s XPN’s “Gotta Hear” song of the week Nice. Sounds great on the radio! (Old school)

User avatar
Lester Burnham
Posts: 235
Joined: Tue Aug 08, 2006 4:55 pm

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby Lester Burnham » Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:28 am

MOJO wrote:Driving back from the beach to the airport for a flight to SF, WXPN’s Dan Reed played Unwanted Number. So cool! It’s XPN’s “Gotta Hear” song of the week Nice. Sounds great on the radio! (Old school)

Nice! Love me some XPN. They're the one Philly radio station I listen to exclusively, and also donate to. They've always been huge supporters of EC.

User avatar
LessThanZero
Posts: 1119
Joined: Wed Jun 04, 2003 10:26 pm
Location: Kalamazoo
Contact:

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby LessThanZero » Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:20 pm

I LOVE the new songs!!!!!!!!!!!
Loving this board since before When I Was Cruel.

User avatar
migdd
Posts: 2942
Joined: Sun Jun 22, 2003 6:16 pm
Location: Rolling in Clover, SC

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby migdd » Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:17 pm

LTZ!!!! Welcome back!!!

johnfoyle
Posts: 14463
Joined: Wed Jun 04, 2003 4:37 pm
Location: Dublin , Ireland

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby johnfoyle » Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:20 am

Image


http://fmrockandpop.com/rock/20610/el_p ... s_costello

Google translation


Elvis Costello will release his next album, titled Look Now, on October 12th. This work is co-produced by Argentinian Sebastian Krys, who lives in the United States and has won several Grammys, who answered some questions exclusively for Rock & Pop.
 
R & P: You have a lot of experience in producing Spanish-speaking artists. How did you come across Elvis Costello to co-produce his new album?

Sebastian Krys: I met him ten years ago in Miami when he was making music for a ballet. One of the band's musicians, Dan Warner, introduced it to me. We made a couple of collaborations with La Santa Cecilia and him, and also with the Spanish artist Vega. I worked a lot with his longtime drummer, Pete Thomas, and his bassist Davey Faragher. When this album came up, Pete recommended that he work with me and he thought the idea was interesting.

R & P: How was the experience of co-producing Look Now?

SK: I've been a fan of Elvis Costello since I was in college, so for me it was fulfilling a dream: he's one of my favorite artists and being able to see and be part of his process was amazing. Beyond being a great artist is a great human being. He always tells me that he really wants to play in Argentina.
 
R & P: Can you give us a preview of what we are going to find in Elvis Costello's new album, beyond the advances that have already been published?

SK: I'll let him tell you and show, but I do think it's a record that no other artist has the ability to write or do. It is a unique musical perspective.
 
R & P: What music do you listen to when you do not have to work?

SK: Lately I listen to 60s soul and blues.

R & P: With which artists would you like to work in the future?

SK: I think it's interesting what's happening with the trap in Argentina; I would like to get more into that. I have always worked on very diverse projects, but I think that when a genre captures so much of the youth, it is necessary to pay attention and learn.

User avatar
LessThanZero
Posts: 1119
Joined: Wed Jun 04, 2003 10:26 pm
Location: Kalamazoo
Contact:

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby LessThanZero » Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:41 am

migdd wrote:LTZ!!!! Welcome back!!!



Thank you! After listening to Under Lime a few times, I can't wait to hear the rest.
Loving this board since before When I Was Cruel.

Neil.
Posts: 1199
Joined: Mon Jun 13, 2005 6:14 am
Location: London

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby Neil. » Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:00 pm

Elvis fan gives his thoughts on the 2 new preview tracks:
https://youtu.be/gOexpTcIv2s

MOJO
Posts: 895
Joined: Tue Mar 28, 2006 3:05 pm

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby MOJO » Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:53 am

This guy needs to shut down his YouTube channel and retool or edit or just shut up or something... Just one human's opinion. On the surface, he should get rid of his intro. I'll leave the rest of the review to other board folk. I'm too critical and clueless, I guess.

User avatar
And No Coffee Table
Posts: 2911
Joined: Thu Aug 21, 2003 2:57 pm

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby And No Coffee Table » Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:29 pm

The musician credits for "Under Lime" and "Unwanted Number" are on the Shore Fire Media site:


UNDER LIME

Words & Music – Elvis Costello

ELVIS COSTELLO – Vocals, Electric Guitar, 6 and 12-String Acoustic Guitars & Vibraphone
DAVEY FARAGHER – Bass
PETE THOMAS – Drums & Tambourine
STEVE NIEVE – Piano

Vocal Arrangement by ELVIS COSTELLO
Vocal Group: ELVIS COSTELLO, DAVEY FARAGHER & TOMMY FARAGHER

Horn & Woodwind Arrangement by ELVIS COSTELLO
Trumpet & Piccolo Trumpet – STEVE BERNSTEIN
Tenor & Baritone Saxophone – DOUG WIESELMAN
Trombone – CLARK GAYTON
Bassoon – MICHAEL RABINOWITZ
Piccolo & Flute – SHERYL HENZE


UNWANTED NUMBER (3:33)

Words & Music – Elvis Costello

ELVIS COSTELLO – Vocals, Electric Guitars, Intro Piano & Mini-Moog
PETE THOMAS – Drums & Tambourine
DAVEY FARAGHER – Bass
STEVE NIEVE – Piano, Electronic Keyboard & Vox Continental Organ

Vocal Arrangement by ELVIS COSTELLO
Vocal Group: ELVIS COSTELLO, KITTEN KUROI, BRIANA LEE & DAVEY FARAGHER

User avatar
docinwestchester
Posts: 2181
Joined: Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:58 pm
Location: Westchester County, NY

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby docinwestchester » Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:12 pm

ELVIS COSTELLO – Vocals, Electric Guitar, 6 and 12-String Acoustic Guitars & Vibraphone

I'd love to see EC play vibes on the stage. Another Lionel Hampton?

User avatar
And No Coffee Table
Posts: 2911
Joined: Thu Aug 21, 2003 2:57 pm

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby And No Coffee Table » Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:47 pm

https://twitter.com/Carole_King/status/ ... 2649751552

Carole King wrote:Look who I ran into...

Image


https://twitter.com/ElvisCostello/statu ... 5081330688

Elvis Costello wrote:What a lovely afternoon. An absolute tonic...Love. E.C.
P.S. So proud of our “King/Costello” composition, “Burnt Sugar Is So Bitter” out soon on #LookNow #ElvisCostello #CaroleKing

Image

johnfoyle
Posts: 14463
Joined: Wed Jun 04, 2003 4:37 pm
Location: Dublin , Ireland

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby johnfoyle » Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:43 pm

I'll hunt it out later but somewhere in the narrative about Elvis & Burt & the fax machine is a incidental detail about Carole King. In 1995 Elvis was supporting Dylan and when the tour finished in Dublin the great and the good joined Mr D for a finale. Bono, Van etc. , including Ms King who was living there at the time. Elvis was supposed to be dashing home to fax/phone BB, multiple time zones away in California. However , in a mishap in the green room after the show, Ms King broke her arm. So things got delayed as that got sorted out

https://www.expectingrain.com/dok/set/9 ... 50411.html

stricttime81
Posts: 273
Joined: Tue May 24, 2011 12:25 pm

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby stricttime81 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:47 am

I can't believe how great Under Lime is. Can't get it out of my head!
AKA: Mike the Lawyer

User avatar
migdd
Posts: 2942
Joined: Sun Jun 22, 2003 6:16 pm
Location: Rolling in Clover, SC

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby migdd » Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:32 pm

Yeah, Under Lime is pretty fantastic. :!:

Harry Lime
Posts: 63
Joined: Tue Jun 26, 2007 6:55 pm
Location: West of the Hudson

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby Harry Lime » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:04 am

migdd wrote:Yeah, Under Lime is pretty fantastic. :!:


Agree! I especially like the bass is such an important part of the overall track--reminds me of Attractions records from long ago...
Who put these fingerprints on my imagination?

jardine
Posts: 521
Joined: Sat Sep 11, 2010 12:59 pm

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby jardine » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:23 am

Agreed, Harry, those high-register flourishes on bass, so melodic, etc. Reminds me, too, of first hearing such a thing at 15 years old, May 1966, with the Paperback Writer/Rain single

taramasalata
Posts: 49
Joined: Tue Jul 24, 2007 3:15 pm
Location: switzerland

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby taramasalata » Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:24 pm

Yes, "Under Lime" is such a fantastic song, it's just terrific!

And it's so 100 % Costello, no one else in music could write such a miracle of a song. After 500, maybe even 600 songs of his, how is he able to deliver this, being so much of a Costello song and still not coming even a tiniest bit close to repeating himself?!!
And it's so bouncing of melody, of hook lines, of marvelous sounds, of lyricism, this strong bassline right from the start, that jingling piano running through all of it, his voice stretching from the lowest to the highest register, that Bacharach-like bridge that leads right into that wonderfully joyous and surprising brass and choir and and and, I don't know where to stop, I'm completely drawn in by that song.

And this along with such an elegant and self-reliant production style, so much aware of what this song is supposed to sound like, no fuzz, no show-off, no tricks. And ist DOES sound like it is supposed to sound.
There is just one other actual song that has this similar quality in confidence of its production: Mc Cartneys new nearly classic "I don't know". Same class. Same mastery.

And through this song, we experience the wonder of music again. Just 2 weeks ago, I was living a life without even one little clue of these melodies within this one little new song, not mentioning the words, the lines, the phrases.
Last weekend I was spending two days hiking in the Alps and not getting enough of all these newly found and memorized bits of music and words of "Under Lime", constantly repeating itself inside my brain, already having become a part of my life, so that I could never again imagine myself of having to live without it.

What a wonder!
Thank you Elvis.
Last edited by taramasalata on Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:51 am, edited 2 times in total.

Neil.
Posts: 1199
Joined: Mon Jun 13, 2005 6:14 am
Location: London

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby Neil. » Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:46 am

What a great review, Taramasalata!

taramasalata
Posts: 49
Joined: Tue Jul 24, 2007 3:15 pm
Location: switzerland

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby taramasalata » Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:50 am

Neil. wrote:What a great review, Taramasalata!


Glad you like it, Neil!

User avatar
always dancing
Posts: 137
Joined: Sat Jan 12, 2008 9:02 pm
Location: Philadlephia

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby always dancing » Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:53 pm

Does anyone have a presale discount coupon code?

User avatar
docinwestchester
Posts: 2181
Joined: Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:58 pm
Location: Westchester County, NY

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Postby docinwestchester » Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:29 am

The official Under Lime film by "Eamon Singer" (a pseudonym for EC, right? Same name as the cover artist for Blood & Chocolate):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMKkQtH75R8

Lots of fun images, including this marquee:

Image


Return to “Elvis Costello General Discussion”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 43 guests