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September 28, 2006

Baby Plays Around – Elvis Costello and Bill Frisell

Filed under: Music — Tom @ 11:48 pm

I have been absolutely haunted by this amazing song this week. In between bouts of Slayer, Mastodon, and Gojira (because it has been that kind of week and I needed to pull out the big guns) for some reason, I have found this beautiful piece of work wafting through my head. My favorite guitarist, Bill Frisell, and my favorite lyricist, Elvis Costello, taking on a song from Costello’s Spike album, giving it a bit of a torch-song spin. It is utterly stunningly beautiful. If you like what you hear, it is worth seeking out this unfortunately far too short EP, Deep Dead Blue, for more glistening beauty like this. Despite its 26 minute run-time and $20 price tag, you will get your money’s worth.

Elvis Costello and Bill Frisell – Baby Plays Around (Live, June 25, 1995 at Meltdown Festival – 4mb) (Grab it while you can – it won’t be here forever!)


1 Comment »

  1. Please put the Costello Frisell download on the web again!
    Thanks, best, Jan

    Comment by Jan — September 18, 2007 @ 7:51 am | Reply

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