The songs of Elvis Costello will be the subject of a new compilation album that features such diverse artists as Fastball, Vic Chesnutt, Matt Pond PA, and the Posies' Jon Auer. Due Jan. 21 from Austin, Texas-based independent label Glurp, "Almost You: The Songs of Elvis Costello" spans Costello's 25-plus year output, but mostly focuses on work from his first decade.
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 ...
Elvis Costello has lined up his first slate of U.S. tour dates in support of his forthcoming Island album "When I Was Cruel." Currently confirmed dates kick off May 18 in Portland, Ore., and last through a June 24 show in Atlanta. A spokesperson for the artist was not able to confirm whether or not more dates will be added.
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.