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Elvis Costello – Song With Rose

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Between last breaths and first regrets
The days dragged on like cigarettes
In the distance martyrs and martinets
Dally, dancing with the empty silhouettes of threats

Over the years Rosanne Cash has written a few songs with her longtime pal Elvis Costello, and today we’re proud to bring you the aptly titled “Song With Rose” – a centerpiece from Costello’s 2008 release Momufuku. It’s not the only time the two worked together – in fact they actually cut a couple of tracks with mutual pal Kris Kristofferson including “April 5th” from the companion album to Costello’s 2015 biography, Unfaithful Music.

If you ask us, these two share a lyrical DNA and are natural collaborators, and any pairing of the duo is always welcome. Joining Costello on the track are his band the Impostors (Pete Thomas, Steve Nieve and Davey Faragher), along with guests Jenny Lewis (Rilo Kiley), Johnathan Rice, “Farmer” Dave Scher, and Jonathan Wilson.

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Contact & Licensing info:
Written by Elvis Costello and Rosanne Cash
Elvis Costello / Sideways Songs (ASCAP) / Universal Music Publishing MGB Limited
Rosanne Cash / Chelcait Music (BMI) /Measurable Music LLC, A Notable Music Co./contact: Damon Booth/ info@notablemusic.net / administered by Downtown Music Publishing/contact: Sean McGraw/seanmcgraw@dmpgroup.com
Master controlled by Universal Music Group

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Sam Phillips – Lying

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It was this week back in 2011 when Sam Phillips gifted us with a collection of songs from her stunning year-long subscription series The Long Play. Capping off a particularly fertile period of creativity to her fans, Solid State highlighted 13 of 42 songs she released over the course of five EPs and a full-length album.

This week’s tune is one of our faves of the collection, a stripped down version of “Lying” Sam originally recorded for her 1991 album, Cruel Inventions (and featured Elvis Costello on guitar!).

On Solid State “Phillips makes every word count…doling out images with precision. She sings about compromises, frailty, coping mechanisms, and tiny flaws that define a life. Phillips sounds like she’s rejuvenated – and never better.” – Greg Kot – Chicago Tribune.

Solid State: Songs from the Long Play – a “best of” from the Long Play sessions is currently available at samphillips.com

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Contact & Licensing info:
Sam Phillips is published by Eden Bridge Music/Some Kind Of Music, LLC (ASCAP) contact: Damon Booth – info@notablemusic.net. Administered by Downtown Music Publishing – contact: Sean McGraw seanmcgraw@dmpgroup.com. Master controlled by Sam Phillips.

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Rosanne Cash, Elvis Costello, Kris Kristofferson – April 5th

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You want love
But it’s never deep enough
You want life
But it’s never long enough
You want peace
Like it’s something you can buy
You want time
But you’re content to watch it fly

“A few years ago, Kris Kristofferson, Rosanne Cash, and I formed our supergroup, C.C.K. – which sounds like a former Soviet republic – or K.C.C., which might be a knock-off of a fast food chain. We wrote and recorded a couple songs for a still unfinished album”, Costello told Rolling Stone. “One of them, ‘April 5th’, was written and produced by Rose’s husband, John Leventhal and is as good as any song on which my name is signed.”

Whatever the inspiration to combine these absurdly talented voices & souls, it was a grand one! Thankfully, this week’s Top Tune got it’s first commercial release last week on an amazing two-disc, 38-song companion album to Elvis Costello‘s new autobiography, Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink. The collection also features a second previously unreleased track, “I Can’t Turn It Off”, an early recording that Elvis recorded in 1975 two years before his debut, My Aim Is True.

You can catch Costello in conversation with Rosanne Cash next Tuesday November 10th 7:30PM at the Peter Jay Sharp Building/BAM Howard Gilman Opera House in Brooklyn. Get tickets and more info HERE.

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Contact & Licensing info:

Rosanne Cash published by Chelcait Music (BMI), administered by Measurable Music LLC, A Notable Music Co & Downtown Music Publishing. Contact: Damon Booth / info@notablemusic.net & Sean McGraw / seanmcgraw@dmpgroup.com. John Leventhal published by Lev-A-Tunes (ASCAP), administered by Downtown Music Publishing. Elvis Costello published by Universal Music Publishing (PRS), Kris Kristofferson published by Jody Ray Publishing Co. (BMI).

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Elvis Costello Rosanne Cash Kris Kristofferson

1035x1035 eihbagai.1 1024x1024 Elvis Costello Rosanne Cash Kris KristoffersonThe companion two-disc 38-song compilation to Elvis Costello‘s new critically acclaimed memoir Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink is now available. The album includes Costello hits, collaborations and rarities including “April 5th” an unreleased track from the rocker’s supergroup with Rosanne Cash and Kris Kristofferson. Written by the trio along with Cash’s husband, John Leventhal, the song premiered when the foursome performed the song together on Costello’s Spectacle TV series.

The Unfaithful Music & Soundtrack Album marks the first time the track will be officially released. The companion LP also features “I Can’t Turn It Off” recorded in 1975, two years before his debut, My Aim Is True. Celebrate the launch of his memoir & album with a conversation about his four decade career with special guest, Rosanne Cash November 10th in Brooklyn. For more info click HERE.

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