XTC "English Settlement" next up, Elvis Costello a double cd best of compilation. Elvis is patchy, some of it poor, some of it fantastic.
Funny you should mention Elvis C being patchy in places Nigel. Some people are saying his "patchiness" is rubbing off on Diana Krall since they got together. I mentioned that Diana looked rough on her new CD cover and Miguel joked that it was "age"
Elvis & Diana. The perfect match? To my eyes, Diana looks a little like Elvis. Could be Elvis' daughter. Presley of course.
Elvis Costello's 'Shipbuilding' is an absolute classic, it features Chet Baker on trumpet, the Robert Wyatt version is even better! I wouldn't mind hearing the Elvis Costello / Burt Bacharach album either, think it was from the late nineties. I would imagine that recording as being a touch of class.
Diana Krall? I don't have anything by her other than a couple of tracks she sings on a Dave Grusin album "Two For the Road." There's a song on there called 'Soldier In The Rain' & her vocal is spellbinding, sending shivers up your spine. I guess I should look for more, I'd like to hear her sing some Brazilian / bossa nova inspired tunes, I should imagine that combination would work really well.
Just read the article from your link. Interesting point of view, I read elsewhere that Costello started to nose dive the moment he thought he could really sing. I guess it's impossible not to have a big influence on each others careers but understandably, this could be counter productive.
Average White Band "Soul & The City" Elvis Costello "Best Of" Dave Grusin "Two For the Road" Casiopea "Landing Into Summer" Genesis "The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway" (this sounded particularly good but I'd had a few bananas by then)