Video: Elvis Costello covers ‘Purple Rain’

No stranger to unexpected covers, Elvis Costello currently is in the midst of his revived “Spinning Songbook” tour and is treating fans at many of the trek’s stops to a show-stopping blast through Prince’s 1984 epic “Purple Rain.” Above, you can check out one of the better clips available of Costello and The Imposters channeling the Purple One on May 24 at New York City’s Beacon Theatre.

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  • Kent Butabi

    Dave Grohl once said to never cover anything that is better than your own material. Then he did an entire set of CURE songs for an MTV awards show.

    Obviously Elvis Costello doesn’t listen to Dave Grohl. Obviously Dave Grohl doesn’t listen to Dave Grohl either.

     
  • jonian

    Years ago Prince wouldn’t let Elvis release a cover of “Pop Life” on one of his albums. I got a live version off of Napster years ago. It was a cool cover. I guess Costello doesn’t have the cred that Alicia Keys and TLC have :(

     
  • Elvis doesn’t have to apologize for his catalogue to anyone, including Prince.

     
  • Obviously Elvis Costello doesn’t listen to Dave Grohl. Obviously Dave Grohl doesn’t listen to Dave Grohl either.

     
 

 

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