Elvis Costello is an established artist with a 35 year music legacy. I find him cameleon like at times, adaptive and prolific at others. I collected his music actively from his début album in 1978, My Aim Is True up to North (2003). I have been on hiatus with Declan MacManus‘s (His real name) musical output for the past 10 years.
Looking back upon his discography I pull out this gem of a collaboration, Painted From Memory (1998). All 12 songs on the original studio recording were co-written by Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach.
The next chapter in this landmark recording is unfolding. Please see the Web link below to understand the evolution of their partnership to Broadway 🙂
- Chuck Lorre to Join Burt Bacharach and Elvis Costello for ‘Painted From Memory’ Broadway Musical? (broadwayworld.com)