- 180 gram audiophile vinyl
- Available on vinyl for the first time
A lovely, understated exercise in minimalism, Deep Dead Blue documents a set of otherwise unaccompanied guitar/vocal duets between Bill Friselland Elvis Costello, recorded live at the Meltdown Festival in London's Queen Elizabeth Hall on June 25, 1995.
Frisell co-wrote the title track, one of the five songs bearing a Costello credit; the others are underexposed items from Costello's mid- to late-'80s catalog, plus selections by Charles Mingus ("Weird Nightmare") and Lerner & Loewe ("Gigi").
Costello is once again the refined, mature vocal stylist of Painted From Memory, but Frisell expertly controls the dynamics of each piece, often stripping his part down to single-note lines, which lends surprising emotional impact when he allows full chords to wash over Costello's voice.
1. WEIRD NIGHTMARE
2. LOVE FIELD
3. SHAMED INTO LOVE
2. POOR NAPOLEON
3. BABY PLAYS AROUND
4. DEEP DEAD BLUE
ELVIS COSTELLO AND BILL FRISELL LP Deep Dead Blue - Live 25 June 95 (180 gram)
Label: Music On Vinyl – MOVLP1552
Format: Vinyl, LP, 180 Gram
Released: 23 Nov 2015