11 episodes

Join Elvis Costello as he recounts the first 10 years of his career starting with the classic album “My Aim Is True” through “Blood and Chocolate.” Along the way, Elvis talks of his childhood, musical influences, singing, songwriting, changing his name, recording, Nick Lowe, the Attractions, the hits, the misses, getting arrested and more.

The First 10 Years Podcast Series Elvis Costello

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    • 3.8, 11 Ratings

Join Elvis Costello as he recounts the first 10 years of his career starting with the classic album “My Aim Is True” through “Blood and Chocolate.” Along the way, Elvis talks of his childhood, musical influences, singing, songwriting, changing his name, recording, Nick Lowe, the Attractions, the hits, the misses, getting arrested and more.

    Episode Eleven

    Episode Eleven

    Bill Flanagan, from MTV Networks, breaks down "This Year's Model Deluxe Edition."

    • 14 min
    Episode Ten

    Episode Ten

    "Blood and Chocolate" is discussed.

    • 6 min
    Episode Nine

    Episode Nine

    Elvis hits a rough spot with the Attractions, goes acoustic and records "King of America."

    • 9 min
    Episode Eight

    Episode Eight

    Recordings "Imperial Bedroom" thru "Goodbye Cruel World" are discussed plus more.

    • 16 min
    Episode Seven

    Episode Seven

    Recordings "This Year's Model" thru "Almost Blue" are discussed.

    • 12 min
    Episode Six

    Episode Six

    Elvis talks song writing, compositional influences and pop music.

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Skatertny ,

Really Smart

Fascinating to hear EC talk in a sustained and absorbing perceptive way not just about his music (and eg how Abba influenced him) but more generally about the way music is written.

Far too short - listen if you are at all interested in creative work of any sort

Mellifluousity ,

Elvis Costello the first 10 years podcast

Great series of podcasts.

If you are a fan of EC this is a must listen as EC provides colour and interesting background information on his first five to six albums with a wry wit. Not only that but he throws in a quite astonishing impersonation of Lloyd Grossman (whoever that is) on Through The Keyhole at the end of each podcast.

If you have yet to hear EC or are not sure about him you get all of the above and a chance to acquaint yourself with some of his great music.

Enjoy.

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