Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint's acclaimed live show in support of their collaborative album "The River in Reverse" is the subject of the DVD "Hot As a Pistol, Keen As a Blade," due Nov. 21 via Hi

Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint's acclaimed live show in support of their collaborative album "The River in Reverse" is the subject of the DVD "Hot As a Pistol, Keen As a Blade," due Nov. 21 via Hip-O/UME. The film was recorded July 3 at Montreal's Pleins feux Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier with Costello's band the Imposters and the Crescent City Horns.

"Hot As a Pistol" sports nearly two hours of live performances, from "The River in Reverse" tracks like the title song, "Who's Gonna Help Brother Get Further" and "Six-Fingered Man" to Costello solo material such as "Monkey to Man," "Tears Before Bedtime," "Watching the Detectives" and "Clubland."

A performance of Costello's classic "Alison" is included as a bonus feature, as is an excerpt of the Matthew Buzzel film "Putting the River in Reverse" and interviews with both Costello and Toussaint.

The pair has wrapped its "River in Reverse" touring, although Toussaint has solo dates on tap through Dec. 18 in Chicago. Also on the books is a March 22-25, 2007, stand at Washington, D.C.'s Blues Alley.

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