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 - Live At Hollywood High EP - UK - 7" vinyl - Promo - £8.00, $10.88, €8.96 (New Item) (arrived 25-Feb-2021 14:20)on March 3, 2021 at 2:29 am
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 - Imperial Bedroom - Illustrated labels - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $27.20, €22.40 (New Item) (arrived 10-Feb-2021 09:43)on March 3, 2021 at 2:29 am
ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONS Imperial Bedroom (1982 UK 15-track vinyl LP produced by Geoff Emerick, picture sleeve with die-cut lyric inner which matches the B-side label. The sleeve shows a little light edgewear and discolouring, whilst the vinyl remains in excellent condition with only light signs of play XXLP17)
- Elvis Costello - Out Of Our Idiot - Hype Stickered Sleeve - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $20.40, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 04-Feb-2021 07:57)on March 3, 2021 at 2:29 am
ELVIS COSTELLO Out Of Our Idiot - Hype Stickered Sleeve (1987 UK 17-track LP, comprising a collection of rare & unreleased cuts including collaborations with Jimmy Cliff & Nick Lowe. The glossy picture sleeve has minimal wear & retains its circular yellow hype-sticker, complete with the pink credit inner, the vinyl is Excellent with very little play XFIEND67)
- Elvis Costello - Blood & Chocolate - UK - vinyl LP - £10.00, $13.60, €11.20 (New Item) (arrived 04-Feb-2021 08:00)on March 3, 2021 at 2:29 am
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)
- Elvis Costello - Punch The Clock - UK - vinyl LP - £12.00, $16.32, €13.44 (New Item) (arrived 05-Feb-2021 16:44)on March 3, 2021 at 2:29 am
ELVIS COSTELLO Punch The Clock (1983 UK 13-track vinyl LP, complete with illustrated lyric inner, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear with a bit of edge scuffing & the vinyl remains in excellent condition with few signsof play XXLP19)