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 - Good Year For The Roses - UK - 7" vinyl - £6.99, $9.86, €8.11 (New Item) (arrived 07-May-2021 15:49)on May 14, 2021 at 11:52 pm
ELVIS COSTELLO Good Year For The Roses (1981 UK solid centre 7" vinyl single, also featuring Your Angel Steps Out Of Heaven, die-cut picture sleeve. The sleeve shows a little shelfwear whilst the vinyl appears barely played XX17)
- Elvis Costello - Watching The Detectives - 4pr + p/s - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $14.10, €11.60 (New Item) (arrived 11-Mar-2021 14:11)on May 14, 2021 at 11:52 pm
ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONS Watching The Detectives (1977 UK 3-track 7" vinyl single with intact 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 edgewear & the vinyl looks barely played BUY20)
- Elvis Costello - Stranger In The House - Solid - EX - UK - 7" vinyl - Promo - £8.00, $11.28, €9.28 (New Item) (arrived 25-Feb-2021 14:17)on May 14, 2021 at 11:52 pm
ELVIS COSTELLO Stranger In The House (1978 UK limited edition promotional vinyl 7", originally issued with the first presses of the 'This Year's Model' LP, also including a live version of The Damned classic Neat Neat Neat, issued in the 'bzz'die-cut card sleeve. The sleeve & vinyl are Excellent with just light signs of wear & play SAM83)
- Elvis Costello - Live At Hollywood High EP - UK - 7" vinyl - Promo - £8.00, $11.28, €9.28 (New Item) (arrived 25-Feb-2021 14:20)on May 14, 2021 at 11:52 pm
ELVIS COSTELLO Live At Hollywood High (1979 UK 3-track promotional 7" vinyl EP, originally issued with a limited number of the 'Armed Forces' LP, including live versions of Accidents Will Happen, Alison & Watching The Detectives, custom picture sleeve. The sleeve shows a little shelf/ringwear whilst the vinyl shows only light signs of play SAM90)
- Elvis Costello - Baby Plays Around Ep - UK - 7" vinyl - £6.99, $9.86, €8.11 (New Item) (arrived 10-Mar-2021 13:56)on May 14, 2021 at 11:52 pm
ELVIS COSTELLO Baby Plays Around (1989 UK 4-track 7" vinyl EP featuring Poisoned Rose, Almost Blue and My Funny Valentine, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal wear and the vinyl appears barely played W2949)