Elvis Costello to release 'Spectacular Spinning Songbook' box-set

Fri, 28 October 2011

As reported earlier this week Elvis Costello & his band, The Imposters will be returning to the UK in 2012 with his 'Spectacular Spinning Songbook' in tow for a series of dates kicking off at the Dublin Grand Canal Theatre on May.9 & finishing up in Basingstoke at the Anvil on May.27.

Costello, who first debuted the concept in 1986, will commemorate the revival of the spinning songbook with a limited-edition box-set featuring a CD, DVD & a 10" vinyl EP which have been compiled from two shows back in May in Los Angeles, reports SlicingUpEyeballs

The live box-set, 'Elvis Costello & The Imposters: The Return of the Spectacular Spinning Songbook!!!' is due out on Dec.6 through Universal Music Enterprises and will be limited to 1,500 copies. The super-deluxe edition also includes a 40-page hardcover book with concert photos, a tour diary of Costello's day-to-day touring duties, concert posters and a limited edition postcard.

Universal also plans to release single- and double-CD versions next year.

Tracklist: Elvis Costello: The Return of the Spectacular Spinning Songbook!!!


1. I Hope You’re Happy Now 2. Heart of the City (Nick Lowe) 3. Mystery Dance 4. Radio Radio 5. Everyday I Write The Book 6. God Give Me Strength 7. Watching The Detectives 8. Tear Off Your Own Head (It’s A Doll Revolution) featuring Susanna Hoffs of the Bangles 9. Out Of Time (Mick Jagger-Keith Richards)10. I Want You 11. Stella Hurt 12. All Grown Up 13. Lipstick Vogue 14. Man Out of Time 15. National Ransom 16. (What’s So Funny ’bout) Peace, Love and Understanding

Bonus Tracks

17. Uncomplicated 18. Watching The Detectives 19. Monkey To Man

10" Vinyl

Side A:
1. Pump it Up (6/8)
2. Busted" (Harlan Howard)

Side B:

1. Brilliant Mistake 2. Strict Time

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