History Music / ElvisCostello

24th Feb '17 4:39:54 PM microkittycat
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* RevisitingTheRoots: ''Brutal Youth'', which both reunited him with The Attractions and revived his classic 70s style.
15th Jan '17 8:17:46 AM jamespolk
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** He had a sporadic songwriting partnership with Music/PaulMcCartney, leading to several [=McCartney=]/Costello compositions scattered over both artists' albums in the late 80s and early 90s. One of their joint compositions, "Veronica", became one of the biggest hits of Costello's career. Costello joked that their collaboration reversed the dynamics one would expect, with Paul being the one who tried to write entire songs in one chord and similar weirdness, and Elvis being the one who was coming up with more melodic material.

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** He had a sporadic songwriting partnership with Music/PaulMcCartney, leading to several [=McCartney=]/Costello compositions scattered over both artists' albums in the late 80s and early 90s. One of their joint compositions, "Veronica", became one of the biggest hits of Costello's career. ([=McCartney=] plays bass on the song as well.) Costello joked that their collaboration reversed the dynamics one would expect, with Paul being the one who tried to write entire songs in one chord and similar weirdness, and Elvis being the one who was coming up with more melodic material.
11th Dec '16 3:33:20 PM Exxolon
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->''Veronica sits in her favourite chair and she sits very quiet and still,\\
And they call her a name that they never get right and if they don't then nobody else will.\\
But she used to have a carefree mind of her own with devilish look in her eye,\\
Saying "You can call me anything you like, but my name is Veronica"''
-->"Veronica"
16th Nov '16 11:49:14 AM MarkLungo
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* UsefulNotes/EsperantoTheUniversalLanguage: The credits of Costello's 1986 album ''Blood and Chocolate'' are in Esperanto, although some words are misspelled.

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* UsefulNotes/EsperantoTheUniversalLanguage: The credits of Costello's 1986 album ''Blood and Chocolate'' are in Esperanto, although some words are misspelled.



* UsefulNotes/TheTroubles: "Oliver's Army".
* VanillaEdition: Many of his Universal reissues, after the Rykodisc and Rhino reissues of his 1977-1986 catalog featured bonus tracks, even ''Goodbye Cruel World''. Universal has released "deluxe editions" of some of his best albums like ''My Aim Is True'' and ''This Year's Model''.

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* UsefulNotes/TheTroubles: The subject of "Oliver's Army".
* VanillaEdition: Many of his Universal Universal/Hip-O reissues, after the Rykodisc and Rhino reissues of his 1977-1986 catalog featured bonus tracks, even ''Goodbye Cruel World''. Universal has released "deluxe editions" of some of his best albums like ''My Aim Is True'' and ''This Year's Model''.
16th Nov '16 11:46:03 AM MarkLungo
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** Legendary country producer Billy Sherrill did the honors for ''Almost Blue''.
24th Sep '16 1:42:28 PM nombretomado
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He hosted [[TooGoodToLast two seasons]] of a music/interview show called ''Spectacle: Elvis Costello with...'' which aired on the Sundance Channel in the US and ChannelFour in the UK. UsefulNotes/{{Television}} has seen him being banned from ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' for a dozen years for changing songs unannounced, subbing for Creator/DavidLetterman during his heart surgery, and appearing AsHimself on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. Charges that he is an [[Series/ThirtyRock international art thief]] are still being investigated.


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He hosted [[TooGoodToLast two seasons]] of a music/interview show called ''Spectacle: Elvis Costello with...'' which aired on the Sundance Channel in the US and ChannelFour Creator/Channel4 in the UK. UsefulNotes/{{Television}} has seen him being banned from ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' for a dozen years for changing songs unannounced, subbing for Creator/DavidLetterman during his heart surgery, and appearing AsHimself on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. Charges that he is an [[Series/ThirtyRock international art thief]] are still being investigated.

10th May '16 9:54:12 AM DavidDelony
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* WallOfText: The lyrics on the original release of ''Imperial Bedroom'' were printed this way.
1st May '16 3:46:58 PM Ezclee4050
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** "I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down" mixes this with TheCoverChangesTheMeaning. The original version by Sam & Dave is slower and more anguished.
14th Mar '16 12:39:12 PM microkittycat
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He's [[RenaissanceMan also an author]]. His first book ''Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink'' was released in 2015. While working on it, he denied it would [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial be an autobiography]]. This is technically true - [[SubvertedTrope it's a memoir]]. It also took much longer than expected to write. Perhaps ending up [[Doorstopper more than double the length]] of the 300-and-some pages promised by the publisher had something to do with that.

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He's [[RenaissanceMan also an author]]. His first book ''Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink'' was released in 2015. While working on it, he denied it would [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial be denied it would be]] an autobiography]]. autobiography. This is technically true - [[SubvertedTrope it's a memoir]].memoir. It also took much longer than expected to write. Perhaps ending up [[Doorstopper [[Main/DoorStopper more than double double]] the length]] length of the 300-and-some pages promised by the publisher had something to do with that.
14th Mar '16 12:33:13 PM microkittycat
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Declan Patrick Aloysius [=MacManus=] (born August 25, 1954), better known by his {{Stage Name|s}} Elvis Costello, is a sometimes popular and always respectable musician and songwriter who's been around since the late [[TheSeventies seventies]]. He honed his skills playing in the pub rock band Flip City at night while working as a computer operator at Revlon's London branch. Soon after that, he signed a contract with fledgling record label Stiff and adopted a new name an ironic ShoutOut to Music/ElvisPresley (who died soon afterward) combined with his mother's maiden name.

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Declan Patrick Aloysius [=MacManus=] (born August 25, 1954), better known by his {{Stage Name|s}} Elvis Costello, is a sometimes popular and always respectable musician and songwriter who's been around since the late [[TheSeventies seventies]].

He honed his skills playing in the pub rock band Flip City at night while working as a computer operator at Revlon's London branch. Soon after that, he signed a contract with fledgling record label Stiff and adopted a new name an ironic ShoutOut to Music/ElvisPresley (who died soon afterward) combined with his mother's maiden name.



He wears many hats...and is also an author. His book ''Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink'' was released in 2015. While working on it, he denied it would be an autobiography. This is technically true - it's a memoir. It took much longer than expected to write. Perhaps ending up more than double the length of 300-and-some pages promised by the publisher had something to do with that.

He also hosted [[TooGoodToLast two seasons]] of a music/interview show called ''Spectacle: Elvis Costello with...'' which aired on the Sundance Channel in the US and ChannelFour in the UK. UsefulNotes/{{Television}} has seen him being banned from ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' for a dozen years for changing songs unannounced, subbing for Creator/DavidLetterman during his heart surgery, and appearing AsHimself on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. Charges that he is an [[Series/ThirtyRock international art thief]] are still being investigated.


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He wears many hats...and is He's [[RenaissanceMan also an author. author]]. His first book ''Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink'' was released in 2015. While working on it, he denied it would [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial be an autobiography. autobiography]]. This is technically true - [[SubvertedTrope it's a memoir. memoir]]. It also took much longer than expected to write. Perhaps ending up [[Doorstopper more than double the length length]] of the 300-and-some pages promised by the publisher had something to do with that.

He also hosted [[TooGoodToLast two seasons]] of a music/interview show called ''Spectacle: Elvis Costello with...'' which aired on the Sundance Channel in the US and ChannelFour in the UK. UsefulNotes/{{Television}} has seen him being banned from ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' for a dozen years for changing songs unannounced, subbing for Creator/DavidLetterman during his heart surgery, and appearing AsHimself on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. Charges that he is an [[Series/ThirtyRock international art thief]] are still being investigated.

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