British singer-songwriter Elvis Costello has released a new EP containing French versions of songs from his 2020 album Hey Clockface. Titled La Face de Pendule à Coucou, the EP includes the track No Flag (en Français), sung by Iggy Pop.
When asked about the difficulties of singing in a language that’s not his native tongue, Iggy Pop said: “There’s a uniqueness to the French language. No other language has vowels that sound like that. Learning a song that’s as quick as No Flag took a month of practice because my lips weren’t used to those combinations.
“I [worked on it] for 40 minutes a day for about five weeks. You don’t want to do too much work on it at once or it’s not fun anymore.”
On top of Pop, the record features collaborators such as Steve Nieve, alongside various Parisian artists including Tshegue, Isabelle Adjiani, and AJUQ.
La Face de Pendule à Coucou was shared digitally March 26, and is to be released on vinyl this summer via Concord Records.
Costello has also shared the French-adapted lyric video for the track Hetty O’Hara Confidential
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- Elvis Costello - Punch The Clock - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $19.95, €17.55 (New Item) (arrived 03-Dec-2021 11:18)on December 4, 2021 at 10:56 am
ELVIS COSTELLO Punch The Clock (1983 UK 13-track vinyl LP, his eighth studio album which features the classic single Everyday I Write the Book. Complete with its illustrated lyric inner which shows a small tear to opening, the glossy picture sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear has minimal shelfwear while the vinyl remains in excellent condition with few signs of play XXLP19)
- Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True - 180gm - Sealed - US - vinyl LP - £150.00, $199.50, €175.50 (New Item) (arrived 25-Nov-2021 11:12)on December 4, 2021 at 10:56 am
ELVIS COSTELLO My Aim Is True (Limited Edition 2009 US Ultra Analog Half-Speed Mastered 13-track LP pressed on 180gram Virgin Vinyl, Elvis' stunning debut originally released in 1977. Includes the classics 'Alison' & 'Watching The Detectives' [originally omitted from the UK Stiff issue, but included on the 1978 US Columbia release], housed in a deluxe & gold numbered gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve & vinyl are in facotry sealed, Mint condition! MFSL1-329)
- Elvis Costello - You Little Fool - UK - 7" vinyl - £6.99, $9.30, €8.18 (New Item) (arrived 26-Oct-2021 12:37)on December 4, 2021 at 10:56 am
ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONS You Little Fool (1982 UK 3-track 7" vinyl single, also including Big Sister and The Stamping Ground. Both the glossy picture sleeve and vinyl remain in excellent condition XX26)
- Elvis Costello - High Fidelity - UK - 12" vinyl - £6.99, $9.30, €8.18 (New Item) (arrived 27-Oct-2021 17:43)on December 4, 2021 at 10:56 am
ELVIS COSTELLO High Fidelity (1980 UK 3-track 12" single, including Getting Mighty Crowded and Clowntime Is Over, housed is a die-cut picture sleeve. The sleeve and vinyl are in excellent condition XX3T)
- Elvis Costello - I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down - UK - 7" vinyl - £8.00, $10.64, €9.36 (New Item) (arrived 28-Oct-2021 15:23)on December 4, 2021 at 10:56 am
ELVIS COSTELLO I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down (1980 UK solid centre 7" vinyl single, also including the Costello penned 'Girls Talk' which was a hit for Dave Edmunds. Issued in the F Beat company die-cut paper sleeve, the vinyl remains in excellent condition XX1)