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 - Pump It Up + Sleeve - UK - 7" vinyl - £12.00, $16.44, €13.92 (New Item) (arrived 20-Sep-2021 10:06)on September 22, 2021 at 9:39 am
ELVIS COSTELLO Pump It Up (1978 UK solid centre 7" vinyl single, also including Big Tears. The white card picture sleeve shows a little ringwear and the vinyl remains in excellent condition ADA10)
- Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True - Yellow back - UK - vinyl LP - £35.00, $47.95, €40.60 (New Item) (arrived 09-Aug-2021 10:56)on September 22, 2021 at 9:39 am
ELVIS COSTELLO My Aim Is True (1977 UK Stiff label 12-track LP with A1/ B1 matrices & 'A Porky Prime Cut' etched in the run-off groove, including the singles Less Than Zero, Alison & [The Angels Wanna Wear My] Red Shoes. Comes housed in a non-laminated picture sleeve with yellow back cover. The sleeve is Excellent with minimal age wear & the vinyl is clean & grades EX/EX- with a few faint paper hairlines not affecting play SEEZ3)
- Elvis Costello - Oliver's Army - UK - 7" vinyl - £6.99, $9.58, €8.11 (New Item) (arrived 07-Jul-2021 15:29)on September 22, 2021 at 9:39 am
ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONS Oliver's Army (1979 UK solid centre 7" vinyl single, also includes My Funny Valentine, plain company die-cut paper sleeve. The vinyl shows just the odd light surface scuff but nothing that will prevent play ADA31)
- Elvis Costello - I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down + p/s - UK - 7" vinyl - £8.00, $10.96, €9.28 (New Item) (arrived 09-Jul-2021 16:22)on September 22, 2021 at 9:39 am
ELVIS COSTELLO I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down (1980 UK solid centre 7" single of this popular Homer Banks soul gem, Elvis' snappy version coupled with his own Girls Talk, produced by Nick Lowe. The picture sleeve & vinyl remain in excellent condition XX1)
- Elvis Costello - I Wanna Be Loved - UK - 12" vinyl - £6.99, $9.58, €8.11 (New Item) (arrived 10-Jul-2021 11:01)on September 22, 2021 at 9:39 am
ELVIS COSTELLO I Wanna Be Loved (1984 UK 3-track 12" vinyl single featuring the Extended Smooch 'n' Runny Mix and Radio Version, plus Turning The Town Red [from the TV series 'Scully']. The picture sleeve and vinyl both remains in an excellentcondition XX35T)