Unfaithful Music & Soundtrack Album is a compilation underscoring Elvis Costello’s new memoir Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink, compiled and sequenced by Costello himself to offer the deepest emotional connection of the themes and stories of his book.
This 38-track, 2CD set contains a selection of hits and Costello’s favourite songs, including two previously-unreleased titles; ‘April 5th’ - written and recorded with Rosanne Cash, Kris Kristofferson and John Leventhal - and one of Costello’s earliest solo recordings, ‘I Can’t Turn It Off’ from 1975.
The collection also features three exclusive, “audio book sketches” - that do not appear in the published memoir - and a 28-page booklet providing the complete lyrics and many unseen photographs, several of them from the MacManus family album.
Steeped in wordplay, the vocabulary of Costello's lyrics is broader than that of most popular songs. His music has drawn on many diverse genres; one critic described him as a "pop encyclopaedia", able to "reinvent the past in his own image."
Costello’s first autobiography is due to be released in October 2015, a memoir called Unfaithful Music and Disappearing Ink.
These 12 titles are all studio albums released between 1977 and 1986, and include Taking Liberties – a compilation of mostly B-sides (77-80) which was previously only available in US and Canada.
All albums are pressed as 180g heavyweight vinyls and are lifetime products.