Published May 27, 2010Fans of Elvis Costello will have two reasons to celebrate the latter half of 2010. Though details are still hard to come by, the singer-songwriter has revealed that he will release both a greatest-hits compilation from his years on Universal Records and a new studio album later this year, in late June and early October, respectively.
As Slicing Up Eyeballs points out, Costello will put out Pomp & Pout: The Universal Years on June 29, courtesy of record label Hip-O Select. Though a tracklist has yet to surface, the compilation, which is named after lyrics from Costello's "Monkey to Man," will likely include some of his greatest hits between 1988's Painted From Memory and 2008's Momofuku.
The reported studio album, meanwhile, is tentatively slated for an October 5 release by Costello's new label, Hear Music. Titled American Ransom, the album remains mostly a mystery, although Costello fansite Elviscostello.info has compiled a list of new songs that might potentially end up on the record. The album, according to the site, was recorded with T-Bone Burnett, and will likely feature an appearance by Jim Lauderdale.
That potential American Ransom tracklist is visible here, but as we mentioned, it's just rumours so far.