∞ Elvis Costello: Steal this record

Elvis Costello on the pricing of his new box set:

Unfortunately, we at www.elviscostello.com find ourselves unable to recommend this lovely item to you as the price appears to be either a misprint or a satire.All our attempts to have this number revised have been fruitless but rather than detain you with tedious arguments about morality, panache and book-keeping – when there are really bigger fish to filet these days – we are taking the following unusual step.If you should really want to buy something special for your loved one at this time of seasonal giving, we can whole-heartedly recommend, “Ambassador Of Jazz” – a cute little imitation suitcase, covered in travel stickers and embossed with the name “Satchmo” but more importantly containing TEN re-mastered albums by one of the most beautiful and loving revolutionaries who ever lived – Louis Armstrong.

Quite an unusual step. The album is currently listed on Amazon for $202.

  • $202 for a single CD, DVD, and vinyl? What the hell are they thinking? Do a search for sugarmegs and you will find tens of thousands of live concert recordings including some Spectacular Spinning Songbook shows. The sound quality won’t be as good, but the price is sure better.