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 - Red Shoes - 4 pr - UK - 7" vinyl - £12.00, $15.00, €13.44 (New Item) (arrived 17-Sep-2020 11:38)on September 19, 2020 at 9:57 pm
ELVIS COSTELLO Red Shoes (Classic 1977 UK 7" vinyl single with intact four prong centre, also including Mystery Dance. Issued in a Stiff company die cut paper sleeve, the vinyl appears in excellent condition BUY15)
- Elvis Costello - Watching The Detectives - 4pr + p/s - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $12.50, €11.20 (New Item) (arrived 18-Jul-2020 18:44)on September 19, 2020 at 9:57 pm
ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONS Watching The Detectives (1977 UK 3-track 7" vinyl single with four prong centre, also including versions of Blame It On Caine & Mystery Dance recorded live in London, paper picture sleeve. The delicate sleeve is Excellent with minimal edge wear & the vinyl looks barely played BUY20)
- Elvis Costello - Less Than Zero - P/S - UK - 7" vinyl - £12.00, $15.00, €13.44 (New Item) (arrived 08-Jul-2020 18:19)on September 19, 2020 at 9:57 pm
ELVIS COSTELLO Less Than Zero (1977 UK solid centre 7" single on Stiff, also featuring Radio Sweetheart - this Nick Lowe produced seven inch was only the third single in Costello's career & is a great example of his early sound. The picture sleeve is Excellent & remains a nice off white with just a touch of faint ring wear and the vinyl shows just light signs of play BUY11)
- Elvis Costello - Talking In The Dark - Autographed - UK - 7" vinyl - Promo - £50.00, $62.50, €56.00 (New Item) (arrived 11-Jul-2020 15:36)on September 19, 2020 at 9:57 pm
ELVIS COSTELLO Talking In The Dark (Autographed 1979 UK promotional-only vinyl 7", which were given away in limited amounts at gigs in London & New York & on the January UK tour. Also includes the b-side 'Wednesday Week'. This collector's copy has been signed on the front of the picture sleeve by Elvis Costello in black biro at one of the concerts! RG1)
- Elvis Costello - Blood & Chocolate - UK - vinyl LP - £10.00, $12.50, €11.20 (New Item) (arrived 13-Jul-2020 12:32)on September 19, 2020 at 9:57 pm
ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONS Blood & Chocolate (1986 UK 11-track LP which saw Elvis reunite with producer Nick Lowe & his backing group the Attractions. Includes the singles Tokyo Storm Warning, I Want You & Blue Chair, picture sleeve with lyric inner. The sleeve has some light edgewear, whilst the vinyl shows few signs of play XFIEND80)