Elvis Costello, 'Pomp & Pout: The Universal Years'

Details are a bit scarce so far, but Elvis Costello fans have two releases to look forward to in the coming months: a new compilation called Pomp & Pout: The Universal Years, due out this summer, and a brand-new studio album, titled American Ransom, expected in the fall.

First up is Pomp & Pout, which is due out June 29 on Hip-O Select. While a tracklist hasn’t yet been revealed, the disc — which takes its name from the lyrics of 2004 single “Monkey to Man,” off The Delivery Man — could include material from 1988’s Painted From Memory, recorded with Burt Bacharach, up through 2008’s Momofuku, with The Imposters.

As for the new album, Direct Current reports American Ransom is due Oct. 5 on Hear Music, the label Costello jumped to for last year’s Secret, Profane & Sugarcane. Not much else is known, although fan site ElvisCostello.info reports both The Sugarcanes and The Imposters, as well as singer-songwriter Jim Lauderdale, may be involved.



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