Three decades of Elvis Costello's career will be represented with Rhino's third batch of reissued albums, due Nov. 19. Like the two previous volleys, 1979's "Armed Forces," 1982's "Imperial Bedroom," and "1991's "Mighty Like a Rose" will all be released as two-disc sets ...
Rhino is readying the second batch of Elvis Costello reissues for release next month. Due Feb. 19 are expanded editions of three albums from three different eras of the artist's work with his longtime backing band, the Attractions -- "This Year's Model" (1978), "Blood and Chocolate" (1986), and "Brutal Youth." (1994). Each one features the album in its originally issued form plus a bonus disc of rarities, as well as a 28-page booklet with new liner notes by Costello, song lyrics, rare photos, and reproductions of memorabilia from the era.
The next page in Elvis Costello's storied career will turn with the April 23, 2002, release of "When I Was Cruel." Due out through Island, the album features frequent collaborators drummer Pete Thomas and keyboardist Steve Nieve, both former members of Costello's longtime backing band, the Attractions.
These reissues—the first trio in a complete, thematic Rhino rollout of Elvis Costello's entire back catalog—set a new standard for the remastering, repackaging, and reconsideration of a current artist's work.
Rhino Records will reissue Elvis Costello's Columbia and Warner Bros. catalog as a series of augmented two-CD sets, including a full disc of alternate, rare, and previously unreleased material, Billboard exclusively reports in its May 12 issue.