Saturday, January 19, 2008

Elvis Costello: The 2008 model will be here March

He's been around long enough and done music good enough to have enough fans to keep releasing expanded and jazzed up versions of his old albums. I'm talking about Elvis Costello, who's second album; This Year's Model, celebrates 30 years on this planet this year. And why not release an expanded version of the record?

Of course it was already done back in 2001, but where there's a will there's a way and a few new tracks to remaster and compile. So we'll have a new version of This Year's Model in March, 2008.

Elvis Costello has changed enough over the years to find himself with fans who prefer a centain version of Elvis Costello. I subscribe to the early Elvis. I liked the first two albums but gradually lost interest in his music finding the odd song here and there that I liked.
I've yet to buy any of the souped-up CD versions of his albums, but the new version of This Year's Model looks like an excuse to finally get around to ordering it as well as his debut My Aim Is True that was given the deluxe treatmet last year.

Tracks on the upcoming version of This Year's Model:

DISC ONE: 1 No Action 2 This Year's Girl 3 The Beat 4 Pump It Up 5 Little Triggers 6 You Belong To Me 7 Hand In Hand 8 (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea 9 Lip Service 10 Living In Paradise 11 Lipstick Vogue 12 Night Rally 13 Radio, Radio
- Bonus material: b-sides, demos, live tracks, alternates, etc: 14 Big Tears 15 Crawling To The USA 16 Tiny Steps 17 Running Out Of Angels (demo version) 18 Greenshirt (demo version) 19 Big Boys (demo version) 20 Neat Neat Neat (live) 21 Roadette Song (live) 22 This Year's Girl (alternate Eden Studios version) 23 (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea (alternate Basing Street Studios version)

ELVIS COSTELLO AND THE ATTRACTIONS Live At The Warner Theater, Washington, DC, February 28, 1978): 1 Pump It Up* 2 Waiting For The End Of The World* 3 No Action* 4 Less Than Zero* 5 The Beat* 6 (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes* 7 (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea* 8 Hand In Hand* 9 Little Triggers* 10 Radio, Radio* 11 You Belong To Me* 12 Lipstick Vogue* 13 Watching The Detectives* 14 Mystery Dance* 15 Miracle Man* 16 Blame It On Cain* 17 Chemistry Class
(* Previously Unreleased)

Allt this typing has inspired me to add a couple of tracks to the Radio Dupree playlist. And here's a video from when This Year's Model was brand new:

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