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Elvis Costello's Live Series Continues With 'Hollywood High'
Elvis Costello's second release in his "The Costello Show" live performance series will be "Live at Hollywood High," a complete 20-song concert recording from June, 1978. The album, which includes 11 previously unreleased tracks performed by Costello and his band the Attractions, is due out Jan. 12, 2010 on Hip-O/Universal.
The "Hollywood High" concert was produced by Nick Lowe, and features songs from three Costello classics: "My Aim is True,""This Year's Model" and "Armed Forces," an album Costello would enter the studio and record three months after this show. Previously unreleased tracks on "Hollywood High" include live versions of "Lip Service," "The Beat," "(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes," "(I Don't Wanna Go To) Chelsea," "This Year's Girl," "No Action," "Radio, Radio" and "Pump It Up."
The first release in "The Costello Show" series was "Live at the El Mocambo," a heavily bootlegged concert from March, 1978 in Toronto, came out in September. Future releases in the series ill include, among
others, concerts performed at the Royal Albert Hall and Royalty Theater in London.
Costello's acclaimed television series, "Spectacle: Elvis Costello with..." blends music and interviews with superstars and up-and-comers. A DVD of the first season was released November 17, and the second season premieres tonight (Dec. 9) at 10:00 pm ET/PT on the Sundance Channel with an episode featuring U2's Bono and The Edge. Other confirmed guests for the season include Bruce Springsteen, Sheryl Crow, Lyle Lovett, John Prine, Ron Sexsmith, Neko Case, Jesse Winchester, Ray LaMontagne, Nick Lowe, Levon Helm, Richard Thompson and Allen Toussaint.
"I didn't really have a model for the show in my head," Costello told Billboard earlier this month about how he envisioned the show. "I just wanted to pull together all the things that interested me. I see myself as being like a carnival barker or the MC of a big package show."