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The Resource Unfaithful music & disappearing ink, Elvis Costello

Unfaithful music & disappearing ink, Elvis Costello

Label
Unfaithful music & disappearing ink
Title
Unfaithful music & disappearing ink
Statement of responsibility
Elvis Costello
Title variation
Unfaithful music and disappearing ink
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Born Declan Patrick MacManus, Elvis Costello was raised in London and Liverpool, grandson of a trumpet player on the White Star Line and son of a jazz musician who became a successful radio dance-band vocalist. Costello went into the family business and before he was twenty-four took the popular music world by storm. Costello continues to add to one of the most intriguing and extensive songbooks of our day. His performances have taken him from strumming a cardboard guitar in his parents' front room to fronting a rock and roll band on our television screens and performing in the world's greatest concert halls in a wild variety of company. Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink describes how Costello's career has endured for almost four decades through a combination of dumb luck and animal cunning, even managing the occasional absurd episode of pop stardom. This memoir, written entirely by Costello, offers his unique view of his unlikely and sometimes comical rise to international success, with diversions through the previously undocumented emotional foundations of some of his best-known songs and the hits of tomorrow. It features many stories and observations about his renowned cowriters and co-conspirators, though Costello also pauses along the way for considerations of the less appealing side of fame."--Container
Summary
Born Declan Patrick MacManus, Elvis Costello was raised in London and Liverpool, grandson of a trumpet player on the White Star Line and son of a jazz musician who became a successful radio dance band vocalist. Costello went into the family business and had taken the popular music world by storm before he was twenty-four. "Unfaithful Music" describes how Costello's career has endured for almost four decades through a combination of dumb luck and animal cunning, even managing the occasional absurd episodeof pop stardom. The memoir, written entirely by Costello himself, offers his unique view of his unlikely and sometimes comical rise to international success, with diversions through the previously undocumented emotional foundations of some of his best known songs and the hits of tomorrow. It contains many stories and observations about his renowned co-writers and co-conspirators, although Costello also pauses along the way for considerations on the less appealing side of infamy
Writing style
Audio
Award
Library Journal Best Audio: Nonfiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10453993
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Costello, Elvis
Dewey number
782.42166092
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
autobiography
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by the author
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Penguin Audio (Firm)
  • Books on Tape, Inc
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Costello, Elvis
  • Rock musicians
  • Costello, Elvis
  • Rock musicians
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Unfaithful music & disappearing ink, Elvis Costello
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A White Boy in the Hammersmith Palais -- Then They Expect You to Pick a Career -- Don't Start Me Talking -- Ask Me Why -- Beyond Belief -- London's Brilliant Parade -- The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face -- Roll Up for the Ghost Train -- Almost Liverpool -- Welcome to the Working Week -- No Trams to Lime Street -- I Hear the Train a-Comin' -- Unfaithful Music -- Scene at 6.30 -- Unfaithful Servant -- There's a Girl in a Window -- It Mek -- America Without Tears -- Accidents May Happen -- I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass -- What Do I Have to Do to Make You Love Me? -- Talking in the Dark -- Is He Really Going Out with Her? -- Diving for Dear Life -- It's a Wonderful Life -- The Color of the Blues -- The Identity Parade -- The River in Reverse -- That's When a Thrill Becomes a Hurt -- I Want to Vanish -- Put Away Forbidden Playthings -- They Never Got Me for the Thing I Really Did -- A Voice in the Dark -- Country Darkness / Narrow Daylight -- I'm in the Mood Again -- Down Among the Wines and Spirits -- Postscript: The Black Tongue of the North End -- Acknowledgments
Control code
ocn910535547
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
15 audio discs (18 1/2 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781611764703
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
PRHA 5214
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)910535547
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Unfaithful music & disappearing ink, Elvis Costello
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A White Boy in the Hammersmith Palais -- Then They Expect You to Pick a Career -- Don't Start Me Talking -- Ask Me Why -- Beyond Belief -- London's Brilliant Parade -- The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face -- Roll Up for the Ghost Train -- Almost Liverpool -- Welcome to the Working Week -- No Trams to Lime Street -- I Hear the Train a-Comin' -- Unfaithful Music -- Scene at 6.30 -- Unfaithful Servant -- There's a Girl in a Window -- It Mek -- America Without Tears -- Accidents May Happen -- I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass -- What Do I Have to Do to Make You Love Me? -- Talking in the Dark -- Is He Really Going Out with Her? -- Diving for Dear Life -- It's a Wonderful Life -- The Color of the Blues -- The Identity Parade -- The River in Reverse -- That's When a Thrill Becomes a Hurt -- I Want to Vanish -- Put Away Forbidden Playthings -- They Never Got Me for the Thing I Really Did -- A Voice in the Dark -- Country Darkness / Narrow Daylight -- I'm in the Mood Again -- Down Among the Wines and Spirits -- Postscript: The Black Tongue of the North End -- Acknowledgments
Control code
ocn910535547
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
15 audio discs (18 1/2 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781611764703
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
PRHA 5214
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)910535547
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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