Elvis Costello Preps New Live Box Set

Elvis Costello Preps New Live Box Set
Elvis Costello is getting on in years, but the 57-year-old still keeps busy. His most recent studio LP, National Ransom, dropped in 2010, and he's also released both seasons of his TV show, Spectacle: Elvis Costello with..., on DVD. Now, the veteran songwriter is gearing up for a live vinyl/CD/DVD box set.

Entitled Elvis Costello & the Imposters: The Return of the Spectacular Spinning Songbook!!!, the package comes out on December 6 through Universal. It captures Costello's two-night stand at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles back in May. The set features a 16-track CD (culled from both nights), a 19-song DVD (recorded during the May 12 show), and a ten-inch vinyl EP with four songs (which are exclusive to this package).

There will only be 1,500 copies made. Each one is hand-numbered and comes with a card signed by Costello himself. They all come housed in a deluxe box that replicates the spinning wheel used during the band's Revolver Tour (which this show was a part of). This allowed fans to spin a game-show-style wheel to choose the songs that would appear in the setlist.

If you don't feel like splurging for this lavish set (which is priced at $320.73 on Amazon), single- and double-disc versions will be released next year. See the box set tracklist below.

Elvis Costello & the Imposters: The Return of the Spectacular Spinning Songbook!!!

CD:

1. "I Hope You're Happy Now"
2. "Heart of the City" (Nick Lowe cover)
3. "Mystery Dance"
4. "Radio Radio"
5. "Everyday I Write the Book"
6. "God Give Me Strength"
7. "Watching The Detectives"
8. "Tear Off Your Own Head (It's a Doll Revolution)" [ft. Susanna Hoffs of the Bangles]
9. "Out of Time" (the Rolling Stones cover)
10. "I Want You"
11. "Stella Hurt"
12. "All Grown Up"
13. "Lipstick Vogue"
14. "Man out of Time"
15. "National Ransom"
16. "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding"

DVD:

1. "I Hope You're Happy Now"
2. "Heart of the City" (Nick Lowe cover)
3. "Mystery Dance"
4. "Radio Radio"
5. "Clubland"
6. "God Give Me Strength"
7. "Tear Off Your Own Head" (It's a Doll Revolution) [ft. Susanna Hoffs of the Bangles]
8. "Out of Time" (the Rolling Stones cover)
9. "I Want You"
10. "Everyday I Write the Book"
11. "Stella Hurt"
12. "A Slow Drag with Josephine"
13. "Jimmie Standing in the Rain"
14. "Alison"
15. "Earthbound"
16. "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding"
17. "Uncomplicated" (bonus track)
18. "Watching the Detectives" (bonus track)
19. "Monkey to Man" (bonus track)

Vinyl:

A1. "Pump it Up (6/8)"
A2. "Busted" (Johnny Cash cover)
B1. "Brilliant Mistake"
B2 "Strict Time"