|The Studio Collaboration - Front Cover||The Studio Collaboration - Back Cover|
|The Studio Collaboration - Inside Cover||The Studio Collaboration - The C.D.|
|Catalogue No.||VT 174|
|Country of origin||U.S.A.|
|Comments:||From The Sleeve :
ANOTHER RIDE HE TOOK IN HIS LIFE.....
Macca and Macma together - something some admirers must have been highly pleased with. Something that had a writing on the wall in some people's minds. Sure - the brave and the ex-punk intellectual. Having said Costello had been a completely congenial and equal musical partner, almost a replacement for John Lennon, one could wonder why this relationship did not last longer than for the result of a very small quantity of new songs released on four albums, respectively two songs on each of the four.
The last known musical collaboration having been Paul's 1995 benefit concert in London, this partner has also faded away in Paul's life like so many others before.
But maybe the reason for that is another - a simple one and at the same time one not so easy to understand. Because you cannot put Paul in one special category - he just tries everything - and is enabled to almost every direction music can go. And we should be thankful that this is the reality !
Not that we dislike the McCartney/McManus collaboration, but this alone would not legalize Paul's extraordinary talent and personality at all.
So listen to this short part of the McCartney history, put together from a variety of sources in a very helpful way for the analyst and the fan. Because of the fact that the two guys did not release a whole album together, the need for this collection was evident.
My Comments :
Elvis Costello was born Declan Patrick MacManus on 25th August 1954, just three years before Paul first met John. He took
his grandmother's maiden name "Costello" and signed to Stiff records, releasing his debut album, My Aim Is True in
1977. Just 10 years later, after 27 hit singles and 11 top-selling albums, here he is collaborating with the greatest
song-writer of all time.
Having all these tunes on one C.D. makes this a "must have" collection. The quality is excellent, and the packaging
|Paul McCartney and Elvis Costello demos - Recorded 1987|
|1||The Lovers That Never Were||Eventually released on Paul's album, "Off The Ground" in 1993||03:57|
|3||Tommy's Coming Home||Unreleased||04:07|
|4||So Like Candy||Eventually released on the Elvis album, "Mighty Like A Rose" in May 1991 on Warner Brothers, catalogue number WX 419||03:28|
|5||You Want Her Too||Eventually released on Paul's album, "Flowers In The Dirt" in 1989||02:35|
|6||Playboy To A Man||Eventually released on the Elvis album, "Mighty Like A Rose" in May 1991 on Warner Brothers, catalogue number WX 419||02:51|
|7||Don't Be Careless Love||Eventually released on Paul's album, "Flowers In The Dirt" in 1989||03:34|
|8||My Brave Face||Eventually released as a single, and released on Paul's album, "Flowers In The Dirt" in 1989||02:31|
|Elvis Costello Demo|
|9||Veronica||As a single by Elvis this reached No.31 in 1989, it could also be found on his L.P. "Spike" released in 1989. A rare E.P. release called "So Like Candy" included this original demo.||02:58|
|Paul and Elvis Live at the Royal College Of Music - 23rd March 1995|
|10||One After 909||We all know where this originally came from !||02:52|
|11||Mistress And Maid||Originally released on Paul's album, "Off The Ground" in 1993||03:01|
|Elvis Costello Live - Warner Bros HQ, Burbank California - 26th April 1989|
|12||Pads, Paws And Claws||Released on the Elvis album, "Spike" in 1989 on Warner Brothers, catalogue number WX 238||03:54|
|13||You Want Her Too||At the time of this performance the track had not yet been released on Paul's album, "Flowers In The Dirt" ... this would occur just seven weeks later.||02:29|
|Elvis Costello Live - The Troubadour, Los Angeles, California - 14th May 1996|
|14||Shallow Grave||Released on the Elvis album, "All This Useless Beauty" in May 1996 on Warner Brothers||02:44|
|Paul McCartney and Elvis Costello Studio Session|
|15||My Brave Face||Eventually released as a single, and released on Paul's album, "Flowers In The Dirt" in 1989||01:00|
|Paul live in the studio|
|16||That Day Is Done||Eventually released on Paul's album, "Flowers In The Dirt" in 1989||01:28|
|17||Back On My Feet||B-side of "Once Upon A Long Ago" in 1987||04:20|
|Elvis Costello B-sides|
|18||Step Inside Love||From a rare Elvis release called, "You Tripped At Every Step"||02:43|
|19||You've Got To Hide Your Love Away||From a rare Elvis release called, "You Tripped At Every Step"||02:38|