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Elvis Costello - Spanish Model

  by Nick Dent-Robinson

published: 22 / 9 / 2021

Elvis Costello - Spanish Model
Label: UMC
Format: CD


Remarkable new album from Elvis Costello who had reworked his debut album 'This Year's Model' in Spanish

Elvis Costello has worked with Burt Bacharach, Paul McCartney, his own wife, Diana Krall and so many more in a glittering career now in its sixth decade. He has sung blues, jazz, rock, country and played classical pieces. He made his last album, 'Hey Clockface' in Helsinki, New York and Paris. However, his latest venture is probably his most outlandish yet. It is an idea that really shouldn't work but somehow does. With his long-term collaborator, Argentinian producer Sebastian Krys, Costello has gone back to his brilliant 1978 LP 'This Year's Model”'and remade the whole record - in Spanish! Using the original master tapes, remixed and occasionally extended by Krys, he has invited an eclectic cast of Latin musicians and singers to provide their own interpretations. Apparently the idea of doing this came to Costello in a dream when he suddenly heard the raw and energetic punk era 'This Year's Model' being sung in Spanish. With Kyrs assembling suitable singers and musicians, Costello's dream is now a reality. Costello joins Colombian star Juanes on the frenetic 'Pump It Up' which is now extended to include an original but long-lost contribution from Clash guitarist Mick Jones – who also plays on 'Big Tears'. Texan singer Nina Diaz shines on 'No Action', now lengthened to include a fierce drum solo by Pete Thomas of The Attractions whilst La Marisoul is one of the women singers on 'Little Triggers'. For any fans who may still hanker for the original 1978 takes, Costello has also remastered the original album on both CD and vinyl. “My audience is used to being surprised by the things I do,” Costello says. “And this new Modelo Espanola should not disappoint them!”

Track Listing:-
1 No Action
2 (Yo No Quiero Ir A) Chelsea ((I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea)
3 Yo Te Vi (The Beat)
4 Pump It Up
5 Detonantes (Little Triggers)
6 Tu Eres Para Mi (You Belong To Me)
7 Hand In Hand
8 La Chica De Hoy (This Year's Girl)
9 Mentira (Lip Service)
10 Viviendo En El Paraiso (Living In Paradise)
11 Lipstick Vogue
12 La Turba (Night Rally)
13 Llorar (Big Tears)
14 Radio, Radio
15 Crawling To The U.S.A.
16 Se Esta Perdiendo La Inocencia (Running Out Of Angels)
17 (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea (Dub Remix)
18 Pump It Up (Duet Remix)
19 Pump It Up (Brutal Remix)

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