The new Elvis Costello Boxed Set

“Unfortunately, we at 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.”

“If you should really want to buy something special for your loved one at this time of seasonal giving, we can whole-heartedly recommend Ambassadors of Jazz [by] Louis Armstrong,\” the singer went on, pointing out that the Armstrong box set offers 10 albums for the same price as the Spinning Songbook.

He added: “Frankly, the music is vastly superior.”

Am I the only one to think that there\’s something very English about that statement?

4 comments on “The new Elvis Costello Boxed Set

  1. Even the Louis stuff is vastly overpriced. You can pick up the Hot Five and Hot Seven sides for a, ahem, song. Add the post war stuff – say some of the All-Stars material with T, the Fats set, the Duke set and the WC Handy set, plus the duets with Ella (with Mr Peterson tinkling the ivories, for goodness sake) and you have a vast treasure store at modest cost.

  2. No he isn’t. He was born in London and his parents were from Liverpool. He’s of Irish descent, but that doesn’t make him Irish any more than Herman Cain’s a Nigerian…

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