Elvis Costello to release ‘Return of the Spectacular Spinning Songbook’ live box set

Elvis Costello will commemorate this year’s revival of his “Spectacular Spinning Songbook” — which debuted during a 1986 trek that saw him choosing setlists onstage via a giant spinning wheel — with a limited-edition box set featuring a CD, DVD and 10-inch vinyl EP culled from the performer’s May 11 and 12, 2011, shows in Los Angeles.

Due out Dec. 6 via Universal Music Enterprises and limited to 1,500 copies, the live box set Elvis Costello & The Imposters: The Return of the Spectacular Spinning Songbook!!! will include a 16-track live CD culled form both nights at The Wiltern, plus a DVD of the full May 12 show, which included a guest appearance by The Bangles, and a 10-inch vinyl EP with four more live songs.

The super deluxe package also includes a 40-page hardcover book with candid and concert photos, a tour diary of Costello’s musings from each tour stop, a 20″ x 30″ concert tour poster and a limited edition postcard. This collection is housed in a  box featuring a spinning replica of “The Spectacular Spinning Songbook” on the front cover.

Universal also plans to release single- and double-CD versions next year.

 

Tracklist: Elvis Costello: The Return of the Spectacular Spinning Songbook!!!

CD
1. “I Hope You’re Happy Now”
2. “Heart of the City” (Nick Lowe)
3. “Mystery Dance”
4. “Radio Radio”
5. “Everyday I Write The Book”
6. “God Give Me Strength”
7. “Watching The Detectives”
8. “Tear Off Your Own Head (It’s A Doll Revolution)” featuring Susanna Hoffs of the Bangles
9. “Out Of Time” (Mick Jagger-Keith Richards)
10. “I Want You”
11. “Stella Hurt”
12. “All Grown Up”
13. “Lipstick Vogue”
14. “Man Out of Time”
15. “National Ransom”
16. “(What’s So Funny ’bout) Peace, Love and Understanding”

 

DVD
1. “I Hope You’re Happy Now”
2. “Heart Of The City” (Nick Lowe)
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 Bangles
8. “Out Of Time” (Mick Jagger-Keith Richards)
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
17. “Uncomplicated”
18. “Watching The Detectives”
19. “Monkey To Man”

 

10-INCH VINYL

Side A:
1. “Pump it Up” (6/8)
2. “Busted” (Harlan Howard)

Side B:
1. “Brilliant Mistake”
2. “Strict Time”

 

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  • jazzmaster

    This looks pretty cool but I am a little confused about the DVD track list. From everything I have read this is supposed to be a full show. Trouble is, the published track list doesn’t jive with that night’s setlist:

    01. I Hope You’re Happy Now
    02. Heart Of The City
    03. Mystery Dance
    04. Uncomplicated – including Shotgun
    05. Radio, Radio
    06. I Want You – including I Say A Little Prayer – spin 1
    07. Monkey To Man – spin 2
    08. God Give Me Strength – spin 3
    Detectives vs. Hoover Factory – spin 4
    09. Watching The Detectives
    10. And Your Bird Can Sing – dedicated to wheel spinner Bird
    11. Clubland – spin 5
    12. Tear Off Your Own Head (It’s A Doll Revolution) – sung by The Bangles
    Girl Jackpot – spin 6
    13. Girl – with The Bangles on backing vocals
    14. Next Time ‘Round – with The Bangles on backing vocals
    15. Out Of Time
    16. Everyday I Write The Book – spin 7
    17. Stella Hurt – spin 8
    Encore 1
    18. A Slow Drag With Josephine – EC solo
    19. Jimmie Standing In The Rain – EC solo, including Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?
    20. Pump It Up in 6/8 / Busted – Elvis on piano, Steve on Hammond organ and Vox Continental
    Encore 2
    21. Wheels – spin 9
    22. Earthbound – spin 10
    23. So Like Candy / Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood – spin 11
    24. Alison – including Tracks Of My Tears, Tears Of A Clown and No More Tearstained Make-Up
    Encore 3
    I Can Sing A Rainbow Jackpot – spin 12
    25. (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes
    26. Purple Rain
    27. (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding? – including The Kids Are Alright

    Hope it is all there when this thing shows up on my doorstep.

     
 

 

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