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Elvis Costello / The Spectacular Spinning Songbook / new formats

Elvis Costello / The Return of the Spectacular Spinning Songbook!!!The Return Of The Spectacular Spinning Songbook!!! was first released at the end of last year as very expensive super deluxe box set.

This celebration of a 2-night stand at The Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles (during 2011), was described by Elvis Costello himself as “a beautifully designed compendium”, but he controversially advised his fans against buying it, as in his words, “the price appears to be either a misprint or a satire.”

The lavish numbered set which contained a CD, DVD, a 10-inch vinyl record and a 40-page tribute book autographed by Costello, is currently still available at around £180 from amazon.co.uk.

However, fans can now enjoy the music and video within the package at a much reduced price, thanks to some new slimmed-down formats due out on 12 March.

CD+DVD Deluxe Edition

The Deluxe Edition of The Return Of The Spectacular Spinning Songbook!!! combines a CD and DVD and includes a 28 page booklet filled with musings from ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ (aka Elvis Costello), the MC of The Spectacular Spinning Songbook show. The CD was culled from both nights’ performances and includes popular songs such as Everyday I Write The Book, God Give Me Strength, Watching The Detectives, (What’s So Funny `bout) Peace, Love and Understanding plus a cover of the Rolling Stones’ Out Of Time and an extended I Want You.

The DVD differs from the CD in that it is just from Costello’s show on May 12, 2011 and includes a special guest appearance by the Bangles. The DVD contains bonus footage and behind-the-scenes moments captured with the Imposters–Steve Nieve, Davey Faragher and Pete Thomas–as well as extra performances not included in the main set of the show.

The CD and DVD are also available individually.

Pre-order the Deluxe Edition here (UK) and here (US).

Track Listings

CD

  • 1. I Hope You’re Happy Now
  • 2. Heart Of The City
  • 3. Mystery Dance
  • 4. Radio Radio
  • 5. Clubland
  • 6. God Give Me Strength
  • 7. Tear Off Your Own Head (It’s A Doll Revolution) featuring Susanna Hoffs of the The Bangles
  • 8. Out Of Time
  • 9. I Want You
  • 10. Everyday I Write The
  • 11. Stella Hurt
  • 12. A Slow Drag With Josephine
  • 13. Jimmie Standing In The Rain
  • 14. Alison
  • 15. Earthbound
  • 16. (What s So Funny Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding

DVD

    • 1. I Hope You re Happy Now
    • 2. Heart Of The City
    • 3. Mystery Dance
    • 4. Radio Radio
    • 5. Clubland
    • 6. God Give Me Strength
    • 7. Tear Off Your Own Head (It’s A Doll Revolution) featuring Susanna Hoffs of the The Bangles
    • 8. Out Of Time
    • 9. I Want You
    • 10. Everyday I Write The Book
    • 11. Stella Hurt
    • 12. A Slow Drag With Josephine
    • 13. Jimmie Standing In The Rain
    • 14. Alison
    • 15. Earthbound
    • 16. (What s So Funny Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding

Bonus Tracks

  • – Uncomplicated
  • – Watching The Detectives
  • – Monkey To Man

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