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Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink

Elvis Costello

Born Declan Patrick MacManus, Elvis Costello was raised in London and Liverpool, grandson of a trumpet player on the White Star Line and son of a jazz musician who became a successful radio dance-band vocalist. Costello went into the family business and before he was twenty-four took the popular music world by storm. Costello continues to add to one of the most intriguing and extensive songbooks of our day. His performances have taken him from strumming a cardboard guitar in his parents' front room to fronting a rock and roll band on our television screens and performing in the world's greatest concert halls in a wild variety of company. Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink describes how Costello's career has endured for almost four decades through a combination of dumb luck and animal cunning, even managing the occasional absurd episode of pop stardom. This memoir, written entirely by Costello, offers his unique view of his unlikely and sometimes comical rise to international success, with diversions through the previously undocumented emotional foundations of some of his best-known songs and the hits of tomorrow. It features many stories and observations about his renowned cowriters and co-conspirators, though Costello also pauses along the way for considerations of the less appealing side of fame. Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink provides readers with a master's catalogue of a lifetime of great music. Costello reveals the process behind writing and recording legendary albums like My Aim Is True, This Year's Model, Armed Forces, Almost Blue, Imperial Bedroom, and King of America. He tells the detailed stories, experiences, and emotions behind such beloved songs as "Alison," "Accidents Will Happen," "Watching the Detectives," "Oliver's Army," "Welcome to the Working Week," "Radio Radio," "Shipbuilding," and "Veronica," the last of which is one of a number of songs revealed to connect to the lives of the previous generations of his family. Costello recounts his collaborations with George Jones, Chet Baker

Born Declan Patrick MacManus, Elvis Costello was raised in London and Liverpool, grandson of a trumpet player on the White Star Line and son of a jazz musician who became a successful radio dance-band vocalist. Costello went into the family business and before he was twenty-four took the popular music world by storm. Costello continues to add to one of the most intriguing and extensive songbooks of our day. His performances have taken him from strumming a cardboard guitar in his parents' front room to fronting a rock and roll band on our television screens and performing in the world's greatest concert halls in a wild variety of company. Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink describes how Costello's career has endured for almost four decades through a combination of dumb luck and animal cunning, even managing the occasional absurd episode of pop stardom. This memoir, written entirely by Costello, offers his unique view of his unlikely and sometimes comical rise to international success, with diversions through the previously undocumented emotional foundations of some of his best-known songs and the hits of tomorrow. It features many stories and observations about his renowned cowriters and co-conspirators, though Costello also pauses along the way for considerations of the less appealing side of fame. Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink provides readers with a master's catalogue of a lifetime of great music. Costello reveals the process behind writing and recording legendary albums like My Aim Is True, This Year's Model, Armed Forces, Almost Blue, Imperial Bedroom, and King of America. He tells the detailed stories, experiences, and emotions behind such beloved songs as "Alison," "Accidents Will Happen," "Watching the Detectives," "Oliver's Army," "Welcome to the Working Week," "Radio Radio," "Shipbuilding," and "Veronica," the last of which is one of a number of songs revealed to connect to the lives of the previous generations of his family. Costello recounts his collaborations with George Jones, Chet Baker
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Born Declan Patrick MacManus, Elvis Costello was raised in London and Liverpool, grandson of a trumpet player on the White Star Line and son of a jazz musician who became a successful radio dance-band vocalist. Costello went into the family business and before he was twenty-four took the popular music world by storm. Costello continues to add to one of the most intriguing and extensive songbooks of our day. His performances have taken him from strumming a cardboard guitar in his parents' front room to fronting a rock and roll band on our television screens and performing in the world's greatest concert halls in a wild variety of company. Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink describes how Costello's career has endured for almost four decades through a combination of dumb luck and animal cunning, even managing the occasional absurd episode of pop stardom. This memoir, written entirely by Costello, offers his unique view of his unlikely and sometimes comical rise to international success, with diversions through the previously undocumented emotional foundations of some of his best-known songs and the hits of tomorrow. It features many stories and observations about his renowned cowriters and co-conspirators, though Costello also pauses along the way for considerations of the less appealing side of fame. Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink provides readers with a master's catalogue of a lifetime of great music. Costello reveals the process behind writing and recording legendary albums like My Aim Is True, This Year's Model, Armed Forces, Almost Blue, Imperial Bedroom, and King of America. He tells the detailed stories, experiences, and emotions behind such beloved songs as "Alison," "Accidents Will Happen," "Watching the Detectives," "Oliver's Army," "Welcome to the Working Week," "Radio Radio," "Shipbuilding," and "Veronica," the last of which is one of a number of songs revealed to connect to the lives of the previous generations of his family. Costello recounts his collaborations with George Jones, Chet Baker

Language:

English

Length:

18h 43m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:24


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:08


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:22


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:33


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:01


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:23


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:54


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:35


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:31


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:38


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:35


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:48


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:57


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:23


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:53


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:41


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:12


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:17


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:38


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:42


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:50


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:54


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:04


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:31


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:47


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:21


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:56


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:17


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:59


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:05


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

09:12


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:55


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:07


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:00


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:58


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:53


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:25


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

09:29


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:00


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:52


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

09:25


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

09:21


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:59


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

09:19


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:10


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:05


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

09:17


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:39


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:02


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:16


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:50


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:04


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:14


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:27


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

09:24


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:54


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:32


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:34


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:50


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:22


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:42


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:24


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

09:14


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:27


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

09:11


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

09:54


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

09:16


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

09:17


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

09:14


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:02


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:17


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:09


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:18


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

09:12


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:34


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

08:30


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:34


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

09:30


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

09:05


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

09:20


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:34


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:31


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

09:13


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

08:27


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

07:39


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

08:48


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

09:15


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:05


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:24


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

08:36


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:19


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:58


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

09:06


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

07:56


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

08:48


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

09:06


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

08:50


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

09:25


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

09:04


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

07:24


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

07:02


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:24


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

08:27


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

09:28


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

09:08


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

07:23


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:57


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

09:18


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

09:01


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

07:01


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

05:45


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

01:36


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

09:22


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

09:12


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

08:33


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

08:53


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

09:05


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

09:11


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

08:07


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

08:38


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

06:45


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

06:30


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

09:04


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

09:20


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

07:19


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

06:56


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

09:12


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

09:36


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

05:43


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

06:11


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

06:34


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

08:51


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

09:24


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

08:52


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

09:59


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

09:32


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

07:57


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

07:56


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

08:23


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

09:40


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

07:34


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

09:18


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

07:51


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

07:38


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

07:23


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

06:58


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

07:16


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

00:57