Elvis Costello has announced that his new studio album Hey Clockface will be released on October 30 via Concord Records.
It was recorded between Helsinki, Paris and New York and was mixed in Los Angeles by Sebastian Krys – and to mark the news, Costello has released a video for the track We Are All Cowards Now.
For the Paris sessions, Costello was joined by a group of musicians he dubbed Le Quintette Saint Germain: Steve Nieve, Mickaél Gasche, Pierre-François ‘Titi’ Dufour and Renaud-Gabriel Pion.
Costello says: “I sang live on the studio floor, directing from the vocal booth. We cut nine songs in two days. We spoke very little. Almost everything the musicians played was a spontaneous response to the song I was singing. I’d had a dream of recording in Paris like this, one day.”
The New York sessions were produced by composer, arranger and trumpet player Michael Leonhart in collaboration with guitarists Bill Frisell and Nels Cline.
Costello adds: “I wanted to write ‘Helsinki-Paris-???’ on the record jacket like this was a perfume or an advertising agency. London was a possibility for the third city but London is forever. We’ll be there again.
“Michael sent this music to me from New York at the perfect time. It connected to elements in both of the previous sessions and completed the picture.
“I wanted the record to be vivid, whether the songs demanded playing that was loud and jagged or intimate and beautiful.”
Elvis Costello: Hey Clockface
1. Revolution #49
2. No Flag
3. They’re Not Laughing At Me Now
4. Newspaper Pane
5. I Do (Zula’s Song)
6. We Are All Cowards Now
7. Hey Clockface / How Can You Face Me?
8. The Whirlwind
9. Hetty O’Hara Confidential
10. The Last Confession of Vivian Whip
11. What Is It That I Need That I Don’t Already Have?
12. Radio Is Everything
13. I Can’t Say Her Name
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- Elvis Costello - I Wanna Be Loved - UK - 7" vinyl - £8.00, $9.84, €9.04 (New Item) (arrived 30-Jan-2023 10:02)on February 1, 2023 at 5:52 am
ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONS I Wanna Be Loved (1984 UK solid centre 7" vinyl single, also includes Turning The Town Red, picture sleeve XX35)
- Elvis Costello - Veronica - UK - 12" vinyl - £8.00, $9.84, €9.04 (New Item) (arrived 02-Dec-2022 11:04)on February 1, 2023 at 5:52 am
ELVIS COSTELLO Veronica (1989 UK 4-track 12" vinyl single, co-written with and guest starring Paul McCartney on his iconic Höfner bass, also includes a cover of You're No Good plus The Room Nobody Lives In and Coal Train Robberies. The vinyl looks barely played issued within the glossy picture sleeve W7558T)
- Elvis Costello - (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea - Solid - P/S - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $12.30, €11.30 (New Item) (arrived 16-Nov-2022 16:56)on February 1, 2023 at 5:52 am
ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONS (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea (1978 UK solid centre 7" vinyl single, also including You Belong To Me. The picture sleeve displays only light wear whilst the vinyl is Excellent with some mild surface marks which has no effect on play ADA3)
- Elvis Costello - Mighty Like A Rose - US - CD album - £15.00, $18.45, €16.95 (New Item) (arrived 23-Nov-2022 12:05)on February 1, 2023 at 5:52 am
ELVIS COSTELLO Mighty Like A Rose (1991 US limited edition 14-track PICTURE CD album including the singles The Other Side Of Summer and So Like Candy. The disc sits within a fantastic gold foil embossed digipak picture sleeve with 12-page lyric booklet)
- Elvis Costello - Extreme Honey: The Very Best Of The Warner Records Years - Gold Vinyl - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £34.99, $43.04, €39.54 (New Item) (arrived 24-Nov-2022 10:12)on February 1, 2023 at 5:52 am
ELVIS COSTELLO Extreme Honey: The Very Best Of The Warner Records Years (2022 UK/EU limited edition 18-track double album 2-LP pressed on 180-gram Gold Coloured Vinyl. Spanning the years 1989 to 1997 and featuring some of his biggest hits, including Veronica, So Like Candy, Sulky Girl, 13 Steps Lead Down and My Dark Life, his collaboration with Brian Eno as featured on The X-Files soundtrack. Wide-spine picture sleeve individually gold-foil numbered from an edition of just 4000 copies, plus large gold hype sticker. Recommended)