Clip: Elvis Costello to Release Music Video DVD
Elvis Costello to Release Music Video DVD
David Nadelle reports:
The man born Declan McManus, better known to all as Elvis Costello, has
donned many guises over his 30-year career-- young punk, hard-headed band
leader, verbose curmudgeon, despondent romantic, media pain-in-the-ass, and
more recently classical arranger, dullard collaborator, and trophy husband
to MOR jazz lightweight Diana Krall. While it's the young vitriolic Elvis
that everyone (i.e. everyone here) loves the most, it's still a pleasant
surprise that his upcoming videos collection The Right Spectacle: The Very
Best of Elvis Costello - The Videos is filled to bursting with videos
culled mostly from Costello's untouchable "early" period.
Demon Vision will release the DVD on September 5, compiling 27 videos
spanning the years 1978 to 1994, plus over 70 minutes of bonus footage from
rarely seen UK and European TV appearances. If that's not enough to sway
you, perhaps you're one of the fans whom the disc's producers hoped to
ensnare with comprehensive liner notes and audio commentary for each video
specifically recorded for this collection by Costello himself. As long as
he keeps the comments about insolent journalists to himself, we're buying.
01 (I Don't Want to Go to) Chelsea
02 Pump It Up
03 Radio Radio
04 (What So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding
05 Oliver's Army
06 Accidents Will Happen
07 I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down
08 High Fidelity
09 Love for Tender
11 New Amsterdam
13 New Lace Sleeves
14 Good Year for the Roses
15 Sweet Dreams
16 You Little Fool
17 Everyday I Write the Book
18 Let Them All Talk
19 The Only Flame in Town
20 I Wanna Be Loved
21 Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
23 This Town
24 The Other Side of Summer
25 So Like Candy
26 Sulky Girl
27 13 Steps Lead Down
01 "Granada Report"/"So It Goes" (UK TV, 1977) - "Alison (excerpt)", "Lip
Service", "No Dancing"
02 "Revolver" (UK TV, 1978) - "This Year's Girl", "Radio Radio"
03 "Countdown" (Dutch live club show, 1979) - "Oliver's Army", "Accidents
Will Happen", "Watching the Detectives", "You Belong to Me"
04 Pinkpop (Dutch live outdoor festival, 1979) - "Lipstick Vogue",
"Watching the Detectives"
05 "What's In" (UK TV, 1981) - "Shot With His Own Gun"
06 "The Tube" (UK TV, 1983) - "Shipbuilding", "Everyday I Write the Book",
"Clowntime Is Over", "TKO (Boxing Day)"
07 "Mandagsboren" (Swedish TV, 1983) - "Big Sister's Clothes", "Peace in
* Elvis Costello: http://www.elviscostello.com
* Demon Records: