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ForeverAutumn
11-29-2011, 09:39 AM
Elvis Costello: Don't Buy My $225 Box Set | NBC New York (http://www.nbcnewyork.com/entertainment/music/Elvis-Costello-Dont-Buy-My-225-Boxed-Set-134660643.html)

Just in time for the holidays, Elvis Costello has a new $225 box set for sale -- and he's telling fans NOT to buy it.





The web site won't let me copy and paste the text. You'll have to click on the link, sorry.

Hyfi
11-29-2011, 09:46 AM
You couldn't give it to me for free!

Finch Platte
11-29-2011, 10:10 AM
Just in time for the holidays, Elvis Costello has a new $225 box set for sale -- and he's telling fans NOT to buy it.

The singer says $225 is just too much to pay for "Return of the Spectacular Spinning Songbook," even if it does come with three CDs, a vinyl record, a concert DVD and a 40-page coffee table book. The music and DVD were recorded earlier this year at a two-night stand in Los Angeles, where Costello spun his game-show-like wheel to select songs that he and his band would play.

"Unfortunately, we at Elvis Costello Homepage (http://www.elviscostello.com) find ourselves unable to recommend this lovely item to you as the price appears to be either a misprint or a satire," Costello wrote on his website.

Costello tried to get the record company to knock the price down, but was unsuccessful. So he is recommending buying the work of another legendary artist.

"If you should really want to buy something special for your loved one at this time of seasonal giving, we can whole-heartedly recommend, 'Ambassador of Jazz' -- a cute little imitation suitcase, covered in travel stickers and embossed with the name 'Satchmo' but more importantly containing TEN re-mastered albums by one of the most beautiful and loving revolutionaries who ever lived Louis Armstrong," Costello wrote. "The box should be available for under one hundred and fifty American dollars and includes a number of other tricks and treats. Frankly, the music is vastly superior."

Then and Now More Multimedia The London-born, 57-year-old artist, whose real name is Declan MacManus, calls the collection being peddled by Universal Music Enterprises a "hoax," and advises those who really want it to wait until after the holidays and buy pieces of the package separately.

For those fans who want to defy Costello and buy it anyway, the whole package comes out Dec. 6, and is actually available on Amazon.com for $202.



That's frickin' awesome.

ForeverAutumn
11-29-2011, 10:13 AM
Thanks for pasting the article Finchy.

Jim Clark
11-29-2011, 10:26 AM
"Frankly, the music is vastly superior."

Classic Elvis Costello. While his music has gone through different stages, many of which I don't care for at all, the guy remains a class act and his shows remain fresh in my memory.

For some reason I have a hankering for "Beyond Belief" right now.

Finch Platte
11-29-2011, 11:07 AM
Thanks for pasting the article Finchy.

You're welcome. It was a pity paste.

:crazy:

ForeverAutumn
11-29-2011, 11:46 AM
you're welcome. It was a pity paste.

:crazy:

;) ;)

Finch Platte
11-29-2011, 11:56 AM
;) ;)

How come nothing but the 'I' is capitalized in my quote? Even my name?!?

Weeeeeeeeeeeirrdddddd. :yikes:

ForeverAutumn
11-29-2011, 12:08 PM
How come nothing but the 'I' is capitalized in my quote? Even my name?!?

Weeeeeeeeeeeirrdddddd. :yikes:

Ghosts in the machine.

kexodusc
11-30-2011, 06:31 AM
Even Bill O'Reilly was impressed by Costello: "For his candor, Mr. Costello is a patriot."

Jim Clark
11-30-2011, 10:15 AM
Even Bill O'Reilly was impressed by Costello: "For his candor, Mr. Costello is a patriot."

Well, yeah, in England!

ForeverAutumn
11-30-2011, 10:48 AM
You couldn't give it to me for free!

For someone who thinks that Capitalism is immoral I would have thought that you would be more supportive of the stance that Mr. Costello is taking.