Thursday, July 27, 2017

Elvis Costello obscurities and covers

 About a year ago, I found on (a website whose name I can't remember) a cache of Elvis Costello rarities I didn't have so, at the risk of overkill, I made yet another Elvis Costello obscurities/rarities/whatever you want to call 'em compilation.  And as long as one is going to be obsessed with Elvis, why not also put together a compilation of Elvis covers? (If you don't have the first three volumes of Elvis rarities, you can find them here.)

50,000 Obsessive Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong - Disc 4

All You Need Is Love
You're No Good
Fill In The Blanks
The Town Where Time Stood Still
My Shoes Keep Walking Back To You
King Of Confidence
We Don't Even Try Anymore
If I Could Put Them All Together (I'd Have You) 
Lost On the River #12
Pretty In Pink
All These Things
I'll Never Fall In Love Again
It Had To Be You
You're Gonna Make Lonesome When You Go
They'll Never Take Her Love From Me
The Butcher's Boy
Weeper's Dream
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away

Their Aim is True: Elvis Costello Covers

The Comedians Roy Orbison
Shabby Doll Calexico
Green Shirt  Matt Pond PA
Oliver's Army Blur
The Big Light Johnny Cash
No Action The Muffs
Human Hands Sondre Lerche
Alison Everything But The Girl
Almost Blue Chet Baker
The Judgement Solomon Burke
The Poisoned Rose Nick Lowe
Punishing Kiss Annie Ross & Low Note Quintet
Just a Memory Marti Jones
Tear Off Your Own Head (It's a Doll Revolution)  The Bangles
Uncomplicated Los Lobos
I Wonder How She Knows Charles Brown
Sleep of the Just Mendoza Line
Baby Plays Around A Girl Called Eddy


The Swede said...

This looks fantastic - thank you!

Ishkabibliophile said...


I don't think Volume 4 is quite as good as the first three, but there's something really charming (at least to this obsessive Elvis fan) about hearing him sing Pretty in Pink and All You Need is Love (which was from Live Aid 1985).


The Swede said...

You're right, 'Pretty in Pink' is an absolute delight.

Ishkabibliophile said...

Yeah, it's too bad more contemporary artists/bands don't cover each other's songs - even if it's just a one-off live performance.