A Proposed Musical By Elvis Costello & Burt Bacharach to Be Available for the First Time

It will be a part of a Costello & Bacharach box set

Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach have a solid history of collaborations, that includes a joint album Painted From Memory (1998), as well as collaborations for two movies: Grace Of My Heart and Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.

Now, in March 2023, UMe will release a box set called The Songs Of Bacharach & Costello, personally compiled by Costello and containing all of the published songs that he has written with Bacharach to date.

As reports go, this collection — 4xCDs and 2xLPs — includes the newly remastered Painted From Memory, along with a new collection, Taken From Life, which features unreleased songs from the proposed (but never actually produced) Painted From Memory musical score, plus live performance recordings, and more. There are also two newly recorded songs from the pair (arranged by Vince Mendoza), with a title track recorded with the Imposters in 2022 and produced by Sebastian Krys.

The box set also contains unseen photographs, early lyrical drafts, session notes, and three rare/unreleased live songs that are streaming today.

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