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.
PREVIOUSLY ON SLICING UP EYEBALLS
- Elvis Costello to release ‘Live at Winterland, San Francisco,’ recorded in 1978
- Elvis Costello performing solo, with Imposters, Sugarcanes and orchestra this spring
- Video: Elvis Costello and Ron Sexsmith play ‘Everyday I Write the Book’
- Video: Elvis Costello and U2 mash up ‘Pump It Up’ and ‘Get On Your Boots’
- Elvis Costello’s ‘Live at Hollywood High’ due in January
- Video: Stephen Colbert sings ‘Cheap Reward’ with Elvis Costello
- Elvis Costello’s ‘Live at the El Mocambo’ to kick off ‘Costello Show’ live CD series
- Elvis Costello reteams with T Bone Burnett for ‘Secret’ new Americana record
So what was all Elvis’s talk before, what, Momofuku came out about him “not making any more records after this one”?