Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink by Elvis CostelloUnfaithful Music and Disappearing Ink is the long-awaited memoir from Elvis Costello, one of rock and rolls most iconic stars.
Born Declan Patrick MacManus, Elvis Costello was raised in London and Liverpool, grandson of a trumpet player on the White Star Line and son of a jazz musician who became a successful radio dance band vocalist. Costello went into the family business and had taken the popular music world by storm before he was twenty-four.
Costello continues to add to one of the most intriguing and extensive songbooks of the day. His performances have taken him from a cardboard guitar in his front room to fronting a rock and roll band on your television screen and performing in the worlds greatest concert halls in a wild variety of company. Unfaithful Music describes how Costellos career has somehow endured for almost four decades through a combination of dumb luck and animal cunning, even managing the occasional absurd episode of pop stardom.
This memoir, written with the same inimitable touch as his lyrics, and including dozens of images from his personal archive, offers his unique view of his unlikely and sometimes comical rise to international success, with diversions through the previously undocumented emotional foundations of some of his best known songs and the hits of tomorrow. The book contains many stories and observations about his renowned co-writers and co-conspirators, though Costello also pauses along the way for considerations on the less appealing side of infamy.
Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink is destined to be a classic, idiosyncratic memoir of a singular man.
Unfaithful Music and Disappearing Ink review – Elvis Costello’s idiosyncratic memoir
Please type in your email address in order to receive an email with instructions on how to reset your password. Costello chronicles his musical apprenticeship, a child's view of his father Ross MacManus' career on radio and in the dancehall; his own initial almost comical steps in folk clubs and cellar dive before his first sessions for Stiff Record, the formation of the Attractions, and his frenetic and ultimately notorious third U. By clicking "Notify Me" you consent to receiving electronic marketing communications from Audiobooks. You will be able to unsubscribe at any time. Sign up Login. Remember Me.
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Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Unfaithful Music and Disappearing Ink , written and read by Elvis Costello.
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Costello chronicles his musical apprenticeship, a child's view of his father Ross MacManus' career on radio and in the dancehall; his own initial almost comical steps in folk clubs and cellar dive before his first sessions for Stiff Record, the formation of the Attractions, and his frenetic and ultimately notorious third U. It is completely compelling and utterly revolting. For anyone who has ever felt a little overwhelmed in a big city, or wanted to step out of the rat race for an hour or two, Jack Cooke will be something of an inspiration. A wonderful cocktail of engaging writing, beautiful illustration and heartfelt appreciation for the natural world. An essential oddity for any book collection. He takes us through the parks, over the canals and rivers and into secret gardens on his journey sometimes only ten foot above the street.
Y ou learn to dread the autobiographies of our most literate pop stars; to read them tensed for the letdown. The last major beast of the lyrical jungle to publish an autobiography through Penguin — Morrissey — came out with writing that was both purple and petulant. Maybe the succinctness of the three-minute pop song serves some wits better than the long form. At pages, the life work of Elvis Costello is a whopper — written elliptically, episodically, beautifully and infuriatingly by turns. Never particularly given to straight answers where five densely allusive stanzas on the next album will do, Costello probably thinks chronology is for pedants. We start in , we jump to , then back to