On May 1st, Hip-O/Universal Music Enterprises will release ‘The Best Of Elvis Costello: The First 10 Years’ – a rock-themed collection of hits, key album tracks, b-sides and previously unreleased rarities.
May 1st will also see the digital premiere of Costello’s first 11 original albums, marking the first time they will be available for digital downloads and mobile tones. These 11 original albums will be available for download exclusively on the iTunes Music Store (www.itunes.com) for 30 days before they are made available to all the online partners. The albums will also be released in their original versions as digipaks with booklets and obie sleeves.
Both of the 22-song collections were compiled by Costello and signal the start of the label’s work with the musician’s catalog, with a previously unreleased version of “Welcome to the Working Week” on ‘Rock and Roll Music’ presaging the fall release of the 30th anniversary (My Aim is True Deluxe Edition).
The releases come in conjunction with Costello & the Imposters ten city tour presented by Visa Signature, spanning from the House of Blues in Los Angeles to the Nokia Theatre in New York City. The tour kicks off on May 2, 2007, with performances throughout the month.
‘The Best of Elvis Costello: The First 10 Years’ is now available for pre-order at Amazon. Visit the music database for more information and a complete track listing. Elvis Costello Tickets are now available at M&C Ticket Database.Note the date on this article may be incorrect due to importing it from our old system.