Tue 29 Nov
Next month sees the release of Costello’s “The Return of the Spectacular Spinning Songbook,” a boxed set of live recordings of Costello and his band The Imposters playing songs from his his lengthy discography. The set retails for US$202.66, a price high enough to earn Costello’s own ire. In this blog post, he explicitly advises his fans not to buy it, recommending instead the Louis Armstrong boxed set “Ambassador of Jazz.” I’ve been a fan of Costello’s since forever, so I’m happy to see he still has a bit of his old pugnacity — as well as his sense of showmanship. Read the full post here.