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  • Real name : Declan Patrick MacManus
  • Place of birth : London
  • Date of birth : 25/08/1954

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  • Declan Patrick MacManus
  • D.P. Costello
  • The Imposter
  • Napoleon Dynamite
  • Little Hands of Concrete
  • D.P.A. MacManus
  • Declan Patrick Aloysius MacManus
  • Costello Elvis

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Elvis Costello (1954)

Declan Patrick MacManus

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  Summary  

Elvis Costello is an English singer-songwriter. He came to prominence as an early participant in London's pub rock scene in the mid-1970s and later became associated with the punk/New Wave genre. Steeped in word play, the vocabulary of Costello's lyrics is broader than that of most popular songs. His music has drawn on many diverse genres; one critic described him as a "pop encyclopedia", able to "reinvent the past in his own image".

  Biography  

 early life
Costello was born Declan Patrick MacManus in St Mary's Hospital, London, the son of Lilian Alda (née Ablett, b. 1927, Liverpool) and Ross MacManus (1927–2011), a musician and bandleader. He is of Irish heritage. Costello lived in Twickenham, attending Hounslow Secondary Modern School, which is now St Mark's Catholic Secondary School, in neighbouring Hounslow. With a musically inclined father , Costello's first broadcast recording was alongside his dad in a television commercial for R. White's Lemonade (I'm a Secret Lemonade Drinker). His father wrote and sang the song; Costello provided backing vocals. The advertisement won a silver award at the 1974 International Advertising Festival.

Costello moved with his Liverpool-born mother to Birkenhead in 1971. There, he formed his first band, a folk duo called Rusty, with Allan Mayes. After completing secondary school at St. Francis Xavier's College, he moved back to London where he next formed a band called Flip City, which had a style in the pub rock vein. They were active from 1974 through to early 1976. Around this time, Costello adopted the stage name D.P. Costello. His father had performed under the name Day Costello, and Elvis has said in interviews that he took this name as a tribute to his father.

To support himself, he worked at a number of office jobs, most famously at Elizabeth Arden – immortalised in the lyrics of "I'm Not Angry" as the "vanity factory" – where he worked as a data entry clerk. He worked for a short period as a computer operator at the Midland Bank computer centre in Bootle. He continued to write songs, and began actively looking for a solo recording contract. On the basis of a demo tape, he was signed to independent label Stiff Records. His manager at Stiff, Jake Riviera, suggested a name change, combining Elvis Presley's first name and Costello, his father's stage name.

 career
  1970s
Costello's first single for Stiff was "Less Than Zero", released on 25 March 1977. Two months later, his debut album, My Aim Is True , was released to moderate commercial success with Costello appearing on the cover in what became his trademark oversize glasses, bearing some resemblance to Buddy Holly. Stiff's records were initially distributed only in the UK, which meant that Costello's first album and singles were initially available in the US as imports only. In an attempt to change this, Costello was arrested for busking outside a London convention of CBS Records executives, protesting that no US record company had yet seen fit to release his records in the United States. Costello signed to CBS's Columbia Records label in the US a few months later.

The backing for Costello's debut album was provided by American West Coast band Clover, a country outfit living in England whose members would later go on to join Huey Lewis and the News and The Doobie Brothers. Later in 1977, Costello formed his own permanent backing band, The Attractions, consisting of Steve Nieve , Bruce Thomas , and Pete Thomas . Growing antipathy between Costello and Bruce Thomas contributed to the Attractions' first split in 1986, and the rift was exacerbated by what Costello felt was his unflattering portrayal in Thomas' 1990 roman à clef The Big Wheel. Despite this, the original group reunited for the 1994 album Brutal Youth and toured together over the next two years, but split for good in 1996, although Nieve and Pete Thomas continued to back Costello through various touring and recording lineups and as of 2011 are still members of his current backing group The Imposters. The split between Costello and Bruce Thomas appears permanent, however; Bruce made a brief appearance with his former bandmates when the group was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2003, but when Costello was asked why Bruce did not play with them at the event, he reportedly replied, "I only work with professional musicians."

Costello released his first major hit single, "Watching the Detectives", which was recorded with Nieve and the pair of Steve Goulding and Andrew Bodnar , both members of Graham Parker's backing band The Rumour .


On 17 December 1977, Costello and The Attractions appeared as the musical guest act on the episode of Saturday Night Live as a last minute fill-in for the Sex Pistols. Scheduled to play "Less Than Zero", he surprised the SNL crew by abruptly stopping the song mid-intro, and launching into "Radio Radio." Following a whirlwind tour with other Stiff artists – captured on the Live Stiffs album, notable for Costello's recording of the Burt Bacharach/Hal David standard "I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself" – the band recorded This Year's Model . Some of the more popular tracks include the British hit "(I Don't Want to Go To) Chelsea" and "Pump It Up." His U.S. record company saw Costello as such a priority that his last name replaced the word Columbia on the label of the disc's original pressing. The Attractions' first tour of Australia in December 1978 was notable for controversial performance at Sydney's Regent Theatre when, angered by the group's failure to perform an encore after their brief 35-minute set, audience members destroyed some of the seating.

A tour of the U.S. and Canada also saw the release of the much-bootlegged Canadian promo-only Live at the El Mocambo, recorded at a Toronto rock club, which finally saw an official release as part of the 2½ Years box set in 1993. It was during the ensuing United States tour that Costello met and developed a relationship with former Playboy model Bebe Buell. Their on-again-off-again courtship would last until 1984 and would allegedly become a deep well of inspiration for Costello's songwriting.

In 1979, he released his third LP Armed Forces (originally to have been titled Emotional Fascism, a phrase that appeared on the LP's inner sleeve). Both the album and the single "Oliver's Army" went to #2 in the UK, and the opening track "Accidents Will Happen" gained wide television exposure thanks to its innovative animated music video, directed by Annabel Jankel and Rocky Morton. Costello also found time in 1979 to produce the debut album for the 2 Tone ska revival band The Specials.

Costello's standing in the U.S. was bruised for a time when in March 1979, during a drunken argument with Stephen Stills and Bonnie Bramlett in a Columbus, Ohio Holiday Inn bar, the singer referred to James Brown as a "jive-ass nigger", then upped the ante by pronouncing Ray Charles a "blind, ignorant, nigger". Costello apologised at a New York City press conference a few days later, claiming that he had been drunk and had been attempting to be obnoxious in order to bring the conversation to a swift conclusion, not anticipating that Bramlett would bring his comments to the press. According to Costello, "it became necessary for me to outrage these people with about the most obnoxious and offensive remarks that I could muster." In his liner notes for the expanded version of Get Happy!!, Costello writes that some time after the incident he had declined an offer to meet Charles out of guilt and embarrassment, though Charles himself had forgiven Costello saying "Drunken talk isn't meant to be printed in the paper." Costello worked extensively in Britain's Rock Against Racism campaign both before and after the incident. The incident inspired his Get Happy!! song "Riot Act."

Costello is also an avid country music fan and has cited George Jones as his favourite country singer. In 1977, he appeared in Jones' duet album My Very Special Guests, contributing "Stranger in the House", which they later performed together on an HBO special dedicated to Jones.

 1980s
The soul-infused Get Happy!! would be the first, and—along with King of America–possibly most successful, of Costello's many experiments with genres beyond those he is normally associated with. The single, "I Can't Stand Up for Falling Down" was an old Sam and Dave song . Lyrically, the songs are full of Costello's signature word play, to the point that he later felt he had become something of a self-parody and toned it down on later releases; he has mockingly described himself in interviews as "rock and roll's Scrabble champion." His only 1980 appearance in North America was at the Heatwave festival in August near Toronto.

In 1981, the band released Trust amidst growing tensions within the band, particularly between Bruce and Pete Thomas. In the U.S., the single "Watch Your Step" was released and played live on Tom Snyder's Tomorrow show, and received airplay on FM rock radio. In the UK, the single "Clubland" scraped the lower reaches of the charts; follow-up single "From a Whisper to a Scream" became the first Costello single in over four years to completely miss the charts. Costello also co-produced Squeeze's popular 1981 album East Side Story and also performed backing vocals on the group's hit single "Tempted".

Following Trust, Costello released Almost Blue, an album of country music cover songs written by the likes of Hank Williams ("Why Don't You Love Me "), Merle Haggard ("Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down") and Gram Parsons ("How Much I Lied"). The album was a tribute to the country music he had grown up listening to, especially George Jones. It received mixed reviews. The first pressings of the record in the UK bore a sticker with the message: "WARNING: This album contains country & western music and may cause a radical reaction in narrow minded listeners." Almost Blue did spawn a surprise UK hit single in a version of George Jones' "Good Year for the Roses" , which reached #6.

Imperial Bedroom marked a much darker sound, due in part to the production of Geoff Emerick, famed for engineering several Beatles records. Imperial Bedroom remains one of his most critically acclaimed records, but again failed to produce any hit singles. Costello has said he disliked the marketing pitch for the album. The album also featured Costello's song "Almost Blue"; jazz singer and trumpeter Chet Baker would later perform and record a version of this song.

In 1983, he released Punch the Clock, featuring female backing vocal duo and a four-piece horn section , alongside The Attractions. Clive Langer (who co-produced with Alan Winstanley), provided Costello with a melody which eventually became "Shipbuilding", which featured a trumpet solo by Chet Baker. Prior to the release of Costello's own version, a version of the song was a minor UK hit for former Soft Machine drummer Robert Wyatt.

Under the pseudonym The Imposter, Costello released "Pills and Soap", an attack on the changes in British society brought on by Thatcherism, released to coincide with the run-up to the 1983 UK general election. Punch the Clock also generated an international hit in the single "Everyday I Write the Book", aided by a music video featuring lookalikes of the Prince and Princess of Wales undergoing domestic strife in a suburban home. The song became Costello's first Top 40 hit single in the U.S. Also in the same year, Costello provided vocals on a version of the Madness song "Tomorrow's Just Another Day" released as a B-side on the single of the same name.

Tensions within the band—notably between Costello and bassist Bruce Thomas—were beginning to tell, and Costello announced his retirement and the break-up of the group shortly before they were to record Goodbye Cruel World . Costello would later say of this record that they had "got it as wrong as you can in terms of the execution". The record was poorly received upon its initial release; the liner notes to the 1995 Rykodisc re-release, penned by Costello, begin with the words "Congratulations!, you've just purchased our worst album". Costello's retirement, although short-lived, was accompanied by two compilations, Elvis Costello: The Man in the UK, Europe and Australia, and The Best of Elvis Costello & The Attractions in the U.S.

In 1985, he appeared in the Live Aid benefit concert in England, singing the Beatles' "All You Need Is Love" as a solo artist. (The event was overrunning and Costello was asked to "ditch the band".) Costello introduced the song as an "old northern English folk song", and the audience was invited to sing the chorus. In the same year Costello teamed up with friend T-Bone Burnett for the single "The People's Limousine" under the moniker of The Coward Brothers. That year, Costello also produced Rum Sodomy & the Lash for the Irish punk/folk band The Pogues.

By 1986, Costello was preparing to make a comeback. Working in the U.S. with Burnett, a band containing a number of Elvis Presley's sidemen , and minor input from the Attractions, he produced King of America, an acoustic guitar-driven album with a country sound. It was billed as by "The Costello Show featuring the Attractions and Confederates" in the UK and Europe and "The Costello Show featuring Elvis Costello" in North America. Around this time he legally changed his name back to Declan MacManus, adding Aloysius as an extra middle name. Costello retooled his upcoming tour to allow for multiple nights in each city, playing one night with The Confederates , one night with The Attractions, and one night solo acoustic. In May 1986, Costello performed at Self Aid, a benefit concert held in Dublin that focused on the chronic unemployment which was widespread in Ireland at that time.

Later that year, Costello returned to the studio with the Attractions and recorded Blood and Chocolate, which was lauded for a post-punk fervour not heard since 1978's This Year's Model. It also marked the return of producer Nick Lowe, who had produced Costello's first five albums. While Blood and Chocolate failed to chart a hit single of any significance, it did produce what has since become one of Costello's signature concert songs, "I Want You." On this album, Costello adopted the alias Napoleon Dynamite, the name he later attributed to the character of the emcee that he played during the vaudeville-style tour to support Blood and Chocolate. (The pseudonym had previously been used in 1982, when the B-side single "Imperial Bedroom" was credited to Napoleon Dynamite & The Royal Guard, and was later appropriated by the 2004 film Napoleon Dynamite). In 1989, Costello, with a new contract with Warner Bros., released Spike, which spawned his biggest single in America, the Top 20 hit "Veronica", one of several songs Costello co-wrote with Paul McCartney in that period .

  1990s
In 1991, having grown a long beard, Costello released Mighty Like a Rose, which featured the single "The Other Side of Summer." He also found time to co-compose and co-produce, with Richard Harvey, the title and incidental music for the mini-series G.B.H. by Alan Bleasdale. This entirely instrumental, and largely orchestral, soundtrack garnered a BAFTA, for Best Music for a TV Series for the pair.

In 1993, Costello experimented with classical music with a critically acclaimed collaboration with the Brodsky Quartet on The Juliet Letters. During this period, Costello wrote a full album's worth of material for Wendy James, and these songs became the tracks on her 1993 solo album Now Ain't the Time for Your Tears. Costello returned to rock and roll the following year with a project that reunited him with The Attractions, Brutal Youth. In 1995, Costello released Kojak Variety, an album of cover songs recorded five years earlier, and followed in 1996 with an album of songs originally written for other artists, All This Useless Beauty. This was the final album of original material that he issued under his Warner Bros. contract. In the spring of 1996, Costello played a series of intimate club dates, backed only by Nieve on the piano, in support of All This Useless Beauty. An ensuing summer and fall tour with the Attractions proved to be the death knell for the band. With relations between Costello and bassist Bruce Thomas at a breaking point, Costello announced that the current tour would be the Attractions' last. The quartet performed their final U.S. show in Seattle, Washington on 1 September 1996, before wrapping up their tour in Japan. To fulfill his contractual obligations to Warner Bros., Costello released a greatest hits album titled Extreme Honey . It contained an original track titled "The Bridge I Burned", featuring Costello's son, Matt, on bass. In the intervening period, Costello had served as artistic chair for the 1995 Meltdown Festival, which gave him the opportunity to explore his increasingly eclectic musical interests. His involvement in the festival yielded a one-off live EP with jazz guitarist Bill Frisell, which featured both cover material and a few of his own songs.

In 1998, Costello signed a multi-label contract with Polygram Records, sold by its parent company the same year to become part of the Universal Music Group. Costello released his new work on what he deemed the suitable imprimatur within the family of labels. His first new release as part of this contract involved a collaboration with Burt Bacharach. Their work had commenced earlier, in 1996, on a song called "God Give Me Strength" for the movie Grace of My Heart. This led the pair to write and record the critically acclaimed album Painted From Memory, released under his new contract in 1998, on the Mercury Records label, featuring songs that were largely inspired by the dissolution of his marriage to Cait O'Riordan. Costello and Bacharach performed several concerts with a full orchestral backing, and also recorded an updated version of Bacharach's "I'll Never Fall in Love Again" for the soundtrack to Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, with both appearing in the film to perform the song. He also wrote "I Throw My Toys Around" for The Rugrats Movie and performed it with No Doubt. The same year, he collaborated with Paddy Moloney of The Chieftains on "The Long Journey Home" on the soundtrack of the PBS/Disney mini-series of the same name. The soundtrack won a Grammy that year.

In 1999, Costello contributed a version of "She", released in 1974 by Charles Aznavour and Herbert Kretzmer, for the soundtrack of the film Notting Hill, with Trevor Jones producing. For the 25th anniversary of Saturday Night Live, Costello was invited to the program, where he re-enacted his abrupt song-switch: This time, however, he interrupted the Beastie Boys' "Sabotage", and they acted as his backing group for "Radio Radio".

  2000 to present

In 2000, Costello appeared at the Town Hall Theatre, New York, in Steve Nieve's opera Welcome to the Voice, alongside Ron Sexsmith and John Flansburgh of They Might Be Giants.In 2001, Costello was artist in residence at UCLA and wrote the music for a new ballet. He produced and appeared on an album of pop songs for opera singer, Anne Sofie von Otter. He released the album When I Was Cruel in 2002 on Island Records, and toured with a new band, the Imposters . He appeared as himself in the "How I Spent My Strummer Vacation" episode of The Simpsons. On 23 February 2003, Costello, along with Bruce Springsteen, Steve Van Zandt, and Dave Grohl, performed a version of The Clash's "London Calling" at the 45th Grammy Awards ceremony, in honour of Clash frontman Joe Strummer, who had died the previous December. In March, Elvis Costello & The Attractions were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He announced his engagement in May to Canadian jazz singer and pianist Diana Krall, whom he had seen in concert and then met backstage at the Sydney Opera House in Australia. That September, he released North, an album of piano-based ballads concerning the breakdown of his former marriage, and his falling in love with Krall. Also that year, Costello made an appearance in the television show Frasier as a folk singer in the Cafe Nervosa, sending Frasier and Niles on a search for a new coffee bar.

The song "Scarlet Tide" (co-written by Costello and T-Bone Burnett and used in the film Cold Mountain) was nominated for a 2004 Academy Award; he performed it at the awards ceremony with Alison Krauss, who sang the song on the official soundtrack. Costello co-wrote many songs on Krall's 2004 CD, The Girl in the Other Room, the first of hers to feature several original compositions. In July 2004 Costello's first full-scale orchestral work, Il Sogno, was performed in New York. The work, a ballet after Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, was commissioned by Italian dance troupe Aterballeto, and received critical acclaim from the classical music critics. Performed by the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas, the recording was released on CD in September by Deutsche Grammophon. Costello released the album The Delivery Man, recorded in Oxford, Mississippi and released on Lost Highway Records, in September of the same year, and it was hailed as one of his best albums.


A CD recording of a collaboration with Marian McPartland on her show Piano Jazz was released in 2005. It featured Costello singing six jazz standards and two of his own songs, accompanied by McPartland on piano. In November, Costello started recording a new album with Allen Toussaint and producer Joe Henry. The River in Reverse was released in the UK on the Verve label the following year in May.

A 2005 tour included a gig at Glastonbury that Costello considered to be so dreadful that he said "I don't care if I ever play England again. That gig made up my mind I wouldn't come back. I don't get along with it. We lost touch. It's 25 years since I lived there. I don't dig it, they don't dig me....British music fans don't have the same attitude to age as they do in America, where young people come to check out, say Willie Nelson. They feel some connection with him and find a role for that music in their lives."

In a studio recording of Nieve's opera Welcome to the Voice , Costello interpreted the character of Chief of Police, with Barbara Bonney, Robert Wyatt, Sting and Amanda Roocroft, and the album reached #2 in the Billboard classical charts. Costello later reprised the piece on the stage of the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris in 2008, with Sting, Joe Sumner of Fiction Plane (Sting's son) and Sylvia Schwartz. Also released in 2006 was a live recording of a concert with the Metropole Orkest at the North Sea Jazz Festival, entitled My Flame Burns Blue. The soundtrack for House M.D. featured Costello's interpretation of "Beautiful" by Christina Aguilera, with the song appearing in the second episode of Series 2.

Costello was commissioned to write a chamber opera by the Danish Royal Opera, Copenhagen, on the subject of Hans Christian Andersen's infatuation with Swedish soprano Jenny Lind. Called The Secret Songs it was unfinished. In a performance in 2007 directed by Kasper Bech Holten at the Opera's studio theatre , finished songs were interspersed with pieces from Costello's 1993 collaborative classical album The Juliet Letters, featuring Danish soprano Sine Bundgaard as Lind. The 2009 album Secret, Profane & Sugarcane includes material from Secret Songs.

On 22 April 2008, Momofuku was released on Lost Highway Records, the same imprint that released The Delivery Man, his previous studio album. The album was, at least initially, released exclusively on vinyl . That summer, in support of the album, Costello toured with The Police on the final leg of their 2007/2008 Reunion Tour. Costello played a homecoming gig at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall on 25 June 2006. and, that month, gave his first performance in Poland, appearing with The Imposters for the closing gig of the Malta theatre festival in Poznań.

In July 2008, Costello was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Music from the University of Liverpool.

From late 2008 into 2010, Costello hosted Channel 4/CTV's series Spectacle in which Costello talked and performed with stars in various fields, styled similarly to Inside the Actors Studio. Between its two seasons, the show compiled 20 episodes, including one where Costello was interviewed by actress Mary-Louise Parker.

Costello was featured on Fall Out Boy's 2008 album Folie à Deux, providing vocals on the track "What a Catch, Donnie", along with other artists who are friends with the band.

Costello appeared in Stephen Colbert's television special A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All. In the program, he was eaten by a bear, but later saved by Santa Claus; he also sang a duet with Colbert. The special was first aired on 23 November 2008. Costello released Secret, Profane & Sugarcane, a collaboration with T-Bone Burnett, on 9 June 2009. Burnett previously worked with Costello on King of America and Spike. It was his first on the Starbucks Hear Music label and a return to country music in the manner of Good Year for the Roses.

Costello appeared as himself in the finale of the third season of 30 Rock and sang in the episode's celebrity telethon, Kidney Now!. The episode references Costello's given name when Jack Donaghy accuses him of concealing his true identity: "Declan McManus, international art thief."

In May 2009, Costello made a surprise cameo appearance on-stage at the Beacon Theater in New York as part of Spinal Tap's Unwigged and Unplugged show, singing their fictional 1965 hit "Gimme Some Money" with the band backing him up.

On 15 May 2010, Costello announced he would withdraw from a concert performed in Israel in opposition to Israel's treatment of Palestinians. In a statement on his website, Costello wrote, "It has been necessary to dial out the falsehoods of propaganda, the double game and hysterical language of politics, the vanity and self-righteousness of public communiqués from cranks in order to eventually sift through my own conflicted thoughts."

Also in 2010 Elvis Costello appeared as himself in David Simon's television series, Treme. Costello released the album National Ransom in autumn of 2010.

In 2011 Elvis Costello appeared as himself on Sesame Street to perform a song with Elmo and Cookie Monster, titled "Monster Went and Ate My Red 2", a play on Red Shoes.

In 2011, Elvis Costello performed "Taken for a Fool," live from Madison Square Gardens with The Strokes.

 personal life
Costello has been married three times, the first time to Mary Burgoyne in 1974, with whom he had a son.

In 1985, Costello became involved with Cait O'Riordan, former bassist for the English/Irish group The Pogues, while he was producing The Pogues' album Rum Sodomy and the Lash. They married in 1986 and split up by the end of 2002.

Costello became engaged to singer Diana Krall in May 2003, and married her at the home of Elton John on December 6 that year. Krall gave birth to twin sons, Dexter Henry Lorcan and Frank Harlan James, on 6 December 2006 in New York City.

A vegetarian since the early 1980s, Costello says he was moved to reject meat after seeing the documentary The Animals Film , which also helped inspire his song "Pills and Soap" .

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Name Duration Released
Bullets for the New-Born King 03:35 10/2010
A Voice in the Dark 03:34 10/2010
You Hung the Moon 03:55 10/2010
All These Strangers 05:54 10/2010
Church Underground 05:02 10/2010
My Lovely Jezebel 02:31 10/2010
Five Small Words 04:45 10/2010
That's Not the Part of Him You're Leaving 04:43 10/2010
A Slow Drag With Josephine 02:43 10/2010
The Spell That You Cast 02:32 10/2010
Stations of the Cross 04:58 10/2010
One Bell Ringing 03:37 10/2010
Jimmie Standing in the Rain 04:15 10/2010
Dr. Watson, I Presume 03:41 10/2010
National Ransom 04:05 10/2010
I Lost You 02:56 10/2010
I Hope 00:00 10/2010
She Was No Good 03:47 2009
How Deep Is the Red 03:47 2009
I Dreamed of My Old Lover 02:35 2009
She Handed Me a Mirror 04:04 2009
My All Time Doll 04:09 2009
Femme Fatale 03:53 2009
I Felt the Chill 03:59 2009
Changing Partners 02:40 2009
Down Among the Wines and Spirits 03:11 2009
The Crooked Line 03:49 2009
Red Cotton 05:43 2009
Turpentine 05:40 22/04/2008
Pardon Me Madame, My Name Is Eve 03:53 22/04/2008
American Gangster Time 03:45 22/04/2008
Song With Rose 03:02 22/04/2008
No Hiding Places 03:59 22/04/2008
My Three Sons 03:05 22/04/2008
Mr. Feathers 02:45 22/04/2008
Stella Hurt 04:46 22/04/2008
Flutter and Wow 04:18 22/04/2008
Drum and Bone 02:34 22/04/2008
Harry Worth 04:28 22/04/2008
On Your Way Down 04:54 06/06/2006
Ascension Day 02:57 06/06/2006
Broken Promise Land 04:34 06/06/2006
Freedom for the Stallion 02:58 06/06/2006
The River in Reverse 04:32 06/06/2006
The Greatest Love 03:47 06/06/2006
Who’s Gonna Help Brother Get Further? 05:04 06/06/2006
Six-Fingered Man 04:31 06/06/2006
The Sharpest Thorn 04:16 06/06/2006
Wonder Woman 03:08 06/06/2006
Tears, Tears and More Tears 03:30 06/06/2006
All These Things 04:07 06/06/2006
Nearer to You 03:32 06/06/2006
International Echo 04:58 06/06/2006
My Flame Burns Blue 05:14 28/02/2006
Put Away Forbidden Playings 04:22 28/02/2006
Almost Ideal Eyes 04:19 28/02/2006
Speak Darkly, My Angel 03:59 28/02/2006
Upon a Veil of Midnight Blue 05:12 28/02/2006
That's How You Got Killed Before 04:14 28/02/2006
Hora Decubitus 05:46 28/02/2006
Heart Shaped Bruise 04:07 21/09/2004
Il Sogno, Act One: The Court 02:27 21/09/2004
Il Sogno, Act Two: The Identity Parade 04:42 21/09/2004
Il Sogno, Act Three: The Play 01:31 21/09/2004
Country Darkness 03:57 21/09/2004
The Name of This Thing Is Not Love 02:50 21/09/2004
Il Sogno: Puck 1 02:20 21/09/2004
Il Sogno, Act Two: Slumber 01:25 21/09/2004
Il Sogno, Act Two: Lovers Arise 03:18 21/09/2004
Button My Lip 04:54 21/09/2004
Nothing Clings Like Ivy 04:17 21/09/2004
Il Sogno: Overture 01:18 21/09/2004
Il Sogno, Act Two: The Conspiracy of Oberon and Puck 01:08 21/09/2004
Il Sogno, Act Two: Bottom Awakes 01:43 21/09/2004
Il Sogno: Prelude 00:49 21/09/2004
Il Sogno, Act Two: Oberon and Titania 04:14 21/09/2004
Il Sogno, Act Two: The Fairy and the Ass 01:35 21/09/2004
Monkey to Man 04:28 21/09/2004
The Scarlet Tide 04:57 21/09/2004
Il Sogno, Act One: Worker's Playtime 02:16 21/09/2004
Il Sogno, Act Two: Twisted - Entangled - Transform and Exchange 02:35 21/09/2004
The Delivery Man 04:38 21/09/2004
The Judgement 03:58 21/09/2004
Il Sogno, Act One: The Jealousy of Helena 00:55 21/09/2004
Il Sogno, Act Two: Oberon Humbled 03:41 21/09/2004
Bedlam 04:48 21/09/2004
Needle Time 05:05 21/09/2004
Il Sogno, Act One: Hermia and Lysander 03:16 21/09/2004
Il Sogno, Act Two: Tormentress 01:41 21/09/2004
Either Side of the Same Town 03:59 21/09/2004
She's Pulling Out the Pin 03:22 21/09/2004
Il Sogno, Act One: The State of Affairs 04:44 21/09/2004
Il Sogno, Act Two: The Face of Bottom 02:49 21/09/2004
There's A Story in Your Voice 03:43 21/09/2004
Fallen 03:12 23/09/2003
You Turned to Me 02:32 23/09/2003
When Did I Stop Dreaming? 05:22 23/09/2003
I'm in the Mood Again 02:34 23/09/2003
Someone Took the Words Away 04:35 23/09/2003
When Green Eyes Turn Blue 04:17 23/09/2003
You Left Me in the Dark 03:26 23/09/2003
Can You Be True? 03:45 23/09/2003
Let Me Tell You About Her 04:23 23/09/2003
Still 02:27 23/09/2003
When It Sings 03:58 23/09/2003
Oh Well 02:52 01/10/2002
Peroxide Side 03:48 01/10/2002
Revolution Doll 03:44 01/10/2002
Honeyhouse 05:07 01/10/2002
Smile 03:05 01/10/2002
Dust 06:39 01/10/2002
Watching the Detectives/My Funny Valentine 07:09 01/10/2002
The Imposter vs. the Floodtide 03:58 01/10/2002
Tear Off Your Own Head (It's a Doll Revolution) 03:31 23/04/2002
...Dust 03:03 23/04/2002
Spooky Girlfriend 04:22 23/04/2002
Alibi 06:42 23/04/2002
45 03:33 23/04/2002
Dissolve 02:22 23/04/2002
Dust 2... 03:21 23/04/2002
Tart 04:03 23/04/2002
15 Petals 04:01 23/04/2002
Episode of Blonde 05:01 23/04/2002
Soul for Hire 03:55 23/04/2002
Little Blue Window 03:10 23/04/2002
When I Was Cruel No. 2 07:06 23/04/2002
Daddy Can I Turn This? 03:41 23/04/2002
Don't Talk 03:12 10/04/2001
For No One 02:00 10/04/2001
Rope 03:57 10/04/2001
I Want to Vanish 02:41 10/04/2001
Go Leave 02:50 10/04/2001
You Still Believe in Me 03:09 10/04/2001
No Wonder 03:37 10/04/2001
April After All 02:52 10/04/2001
For the Stars 02:46 10/04/2001
Green Song 04:38 10/04/2001
Take It With Me 03:17 10/04/2001
Like an Angel Passing Through my Room 05:03 10/04/2001
This House Is Empty Now 04:39 10/04/2001
The Other Woman 03:36 10/04/2001
Just a Curio 04:18 10/04/2001
Broken Bicycles/Junk 04:06 10/04/2001
Shamed Into Love 03:47 10/04/2001
Vamp Dolice 03:25 21/09/1999
She 03:05 1999
I Wanna Be Loved 04:46 1999
(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding 03:31 1999
The Long Division 04:15 29/09/1998
My Thief 04:20 29/09/1998
Such Unlikely Lovers 03:24 29/09/1998
Tears at the Birthday Party 04:38 29/09/1998
I Still Have That Other Girl 02:46 29/09/1998
God Give Me Strength 06:11 29/09/1998
Toledo 04:35 29/09/1998
What's Her Name Today? 04:08 29/09/1998
In the Darkest Place 04:19 29/09/1998
The Sweetest Punch 04:09 29/09/1998
Painted from Memory 04:12 29/09/1998
How Should I My True Love Know? 04:53 13/05/1997
The Three Ravens 05:37 13/05/1997
Since First I Saw Your Face 03:50 13/05/1997
Terror and Magnificence 20:06 13/05/1997
When That I Was and a Little Tiny Boy 05:10 13/05/1997
Come Away, Death 04:28 13/05/1997
O Mistress Mine 04:03 13/05/1997
Hunting the Hare 07:28 13/05/1997
Illyria 03:39 13/05/1997
I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself 03:27 03/12/1996
Complicated Shadows 04:43 14/05/1996
All This Useless Beauty 04:39 14/05/1996
It's Time 06:00 14/05/1996
Little Atoms 03:58 14/05/1996
You Bowed Down 04:55 14/05/1996
The Other End of the Telescope 04:06 14/05/1996
Starting to Come to Me 02:43 14/05/1996
Poor Fractured Atlas 04:02 14/05/1996
Shallow Grave 02:07 14/05/1996
Distorted Angel 04:31 14/05/1996
Why Can't a Man Stand Alone? 03:14 14/05/1996
Map of Africa 02:02 06/11/1995
Unhappy Home Service 02:22 06/11/1995
Kate's Abuse 02:18 06/11/1995
Jake's Progress Opening Sequence 04:12 06/11/1995
Howling at the Moon 02:21 06/11/1995
Eliot's Heartbreak and Flashback 02:56 06/11/1995
Moving In 02:25 06/11/1995
Leaving Home 02:00 06/11/1995
Housewarning 02:16 06/11/1995
Remembering Alex 02:11 06/11/1995
Graveyard Waltz 01:53 06/11/1995
Death of Alex/Closing Titles 03:58 06/11/1995
Play With Me, Mummy 04:50 06/11/1995
Cisco Kid 02:48 06/11/1995
Friend in Need 02:16 06/11/1995
Fall from Grace 05:16 06/11/1995
Monica's Fortune Telling 03:28 06/11/1995
Mrs. Rampton Reminisces 02:07 06/11/1995
Banquo 04:15 06/11/1995
Julie's Pregnant Pause 02:36 06/11/1995
Ursine Variations 03:43 06/11/1995
Grave Dance 02:35 06/11/1995
Gigi 04:16 14/08/1995
Weird Nightmare 03:35 14/08/1995
Remove This Doubt 03:52 09/05/1995
The Very Thought of You 03:42 09/05/1995
Hidden Charms 03:29 09/05/1995
Pouring Water on a Drowning Man 03:39 09/05/1995
Strange 02:39 09/05/1995
Must You Throw Dirt in My Face? 03:49 09/05/1995
Bama Lama Bama Loo 02:45 09/05/1995
I've Been Wrong Before 03:01 09/05/1995
Days 04:54 09/05/1995
Everybody's Crying Mercy 04:05 09/05/1995
Running Out of Fools 03:04 09/05/1995
Leave My Kitten Alone 03:10 09/05/1995
Please Stay 04:49 09/05/1995
I Threw It All Away 03:23 09/05/1995
Payday 02:57 09/05/1995
13 Steps Lead Down 03:16 08/03/1994
My Science Fiction Twin 04:10 08/03/1994
Kinder Murder 03:25 08/03/1994
London's Brilliant Parade 04:23 08/03/1994
Pony St 03:25 08/03/1994
Sulky Girl 05:07 08/03/1994
20% Amnesia 03:26 08/03/1994
Still Too Soon to Know 02:19 08/03/1994
Favourite Hour 03:31 08/03/1994
You Tripped at Every Step 04:12 08/03/1994
All the Rage 03:52 08/03/1994
Clown Strike 04:05 08/03/1994
Just About Glad 03:14 08/03/1994
This Is Hell 04:27 08/03/1994
Rocking Horse Road 04:03 08/03/1994
Why? 01:26 19/01/1993
Romeo's Seance 03:32 19/01/1993
I Almost Had a Weakness 03:53 19/01/1993
This Sad Burlesque 02:47 19/01/1993
Dead Letter 02:18 19/01/1993
Jacksons, Monk and Rowe 03:43 19/01/1993
The Birds Will Still Be Singing 04:27 19/01/1993
Expert Rites 02:23 19/01/1993
The Letter Home 03:10 19/01/1993
Swine 02:08 19/01/1993
Dear Sweet Filthy World 04:17 19/01/1993
Damnation's Cellar 03:25 19/01/1993
For Other Eyes 02:55 19/01/1993
This Offer Is Unrepeatable 03:12 19/01/1993
The First to Leave 04:59 19/01/1993
Deliver Us 00:49 19/01/1993
Taking My Life in Your Hands 03:20 19/01/1993
Last Post 02:24 19/01/1993
Who Do You Think You Are? 03:28 19/01/1993
I Thought I'd Write to Juliet 04:07 19/01/1993
Bubbles 02:11 07/1991
In a Cemetery Garden 01:57 07/1991
Another Time, Another Place 02:02 07/1991
Lambs to the Slaughter 04:17 07/1991
Love from a Cold Land 02:28 07/1991
'He's So Easy' 01:58 07/1991
Men of Alloy 03:51 07/1991
'So I Used Five!' 01:27 07/1991
The Puppet Masters' Work 04:10 07/1991
It Wasn't Me 02:01 07/1991
The Roaring Boy 04:10 07/1991
Grave Music 02:29 07/1991
G.B.H. Opening Titles: The Life and Times of Michael Murray 04:32 07/1991
Pursuit Suite 05:06 07/1991
Going Home Service 05:06 07/1991
Barbara Douglas: Assassin 03:09 07/1991
'It's Cold Up There' 02:52 07/1991
Perfume - The Odour of Money 04:03 07/1991
Woodlands - On Joy! 03:45 07/1991
The 'Goldilocks' Theme 03:06 07/1991
'Smack 'Im' 02:15 07/1991
Closing Titles 02:32 07/1991
Playboy to a Man 03:17 14/05/1991
Invasion Hit Parade 05:33 14/05/1991
Interlude: Couldn't Call It Unexpected No. 2 00:22 14/05/1991
All Grown Up 04:17 14/05/1991
So Like Candy 04:36 14/05/1991
How to Be Dumb 05:12 14/05/1991
Georgie and Her Rival 03:38 14/05/1991
Hurry Down Doomsday 04:05 14/05/1991
The Other Side of Summer 03:56 14/05/1991
Couldn't Call It Unexpected No. 4 03:49 14/05/1991
Broken 03:36 14/05/1991
After the Fall 04:38 14/05/1991
Sweet Pear 03:36 14/05/1991
Harpies Bizarre 03:44 14/05/1991
Veronica 03:09 14/02/1989
Miss Macbeth 04:25 14/02/1989
Deep Dark Truthful Mirror 04:06 14/02/1989
Baby Plays Around 02:48 14/02/1989
Let Him Dangle 04:45 14/02/1989
Pads, Paws and Claws 02:56 14/02/1989
...This Town... 04:30 14/02/1989
Satellite 05:44 14/02/1989
Stalin Malone 04:09 14/02/1989
Tramp the Dirt Down 05:44 14/02/1989
Last Boat Leaving 03:30 14/02/1989
Chewing Gum 03:47 14/02/1989
Coal-Train Robberies 03:18 14/02/1989
God's Comic 05:31 14/02/1989
Any King's Shilling 06:06 14/02/1989
Blue Chair 03:09 15/09/1986
Honey, Are You Straight or Are You Blind? 02:08 15/09/1986
I Want You 06:40 15/09/1986
Home Is Anywhere You Hang Your Head 05:04 15/09/1986
Tokyo Storm Warning 06:24 15/09/1986
Next Time Round 03:35 15/09/1986
Uncomplicated 03:26 15/09/1986
Poor Napoleon 03:21 15/09/1986
Crimes of Paris 04:19 15/09/1986
Battered Old Bird 05:50 15/09/1986
Glitter Gulch 03:14 21/02/1986
Jack of All Parades 05:17 21/02/1986
Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood 03:17 21/02/1986
The Big Light 02:33 21/02/1986
Our Little Angel 04:06 21/02/1986
Poisoned Rose 04:09 21/02/1986
Eisenhower Blues 03:43 21/02/1986
Lovable 02:52 21/02/1986
American Without Tears 04:30 21/02/1986
Brilliant Mistake 03:44 21/02/1986
I'll Wear It Proudly 04:21 21/02/1986
Little Palaces 03:51 21/02/1986
Sleep of the Just 03:48 21/02/1986
Indoor Fireworks 04:10 21/02/1986
Suit of Lights 04:02 21/02/1986
Home Truth 03:12 18/06/1984
I Hope You're Happy Now 02:51 18/06/1984
The Only Flame in Town 04:01 18/06/1984
Get Yourself Another Fool 04:01 18/06/1984
Baby It's You 03:11 18/06/1984
Turning the Town Red 03:14 18/06/1984
Love Field 03:26 18/06/1984
Worthless Thing 03:04 18/06/1984
Withered and Died 03:14 18/06/1984
Inch By Inch 02:29 18/06/1984
Deportee 03:22 18/06/1984
Room with No Number 04:13 18/06/1984
Sleepless Nights 02:39 18/06/1984
T.K.O. 03:28 05/08/1983
Shipbuilding 04:53 05/08/1983
Love Went Mad 03:13 05/08/1983
The World and His Wife 03:32 05/08/1983
The Element Within Her 02:52 05/08/1983
Pills and Soap 03:43 05/08/1983
The Greatest Thing 03:04 05/08/1983
King of Thieves 03:45 05/08/1983
Everyday I Write the Book 03:54 05/08/1983
Mouth Almighty 03:04 05/08/1983
Let Them All Talk 03:06 05/08/1983
The Invisible Man 03:04 05/08/1983
Charm School 03:55 05/08/1983
Almost Blue 02:50 02/07/1982
You Little Fool 03:11 02/07/1982
Man Out of Time 05:26 02/07/1982
Pidgin English 03:58 02/07/1982
The Long Honeymoon 04:15 02/07/1982
Boy with a Problem 02:12 02/07/1982
Shabby Doll 04:48 02/07/1982
Little Savage 02:37 02/07/1982
Tears Before Bedtime 03:02 02/07/1982
Kid About It 02:45 02/07/1982
Beyond Belief 02:34 02/07/1982
Human Hands 02:43 02/07/1982
The Loved Ones 02:48 02/07/1982
...And in Every Home 03:23 02/07/1982
Town Cryer 04:16 02/07/1982
Sweet Dreams 03:00 23/10/1981
Too Far Gone 03:28 23/10/1981
Why Don't You Love Me ? 01:40 23/10/1981
Colour of the Blues 02:21 23/10/1981
Sittin' and Thinkin' 03:02 23/10/1981
A Good Year for the Roses 03:10 23/10/1981
Brown to Blue 02:40 23/10/1981
Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down 02:09 23/10/1981
I'm Your Toy 03:23 23/10/1981
How Much I Lied 02:55 23/10/1981
Success 02:41 23/10/1981
Honey Hush 02:15 23/10/1981
New Lace Sleeves 03:45 23/01/1981
Watch Your Step 02:57 23/01/1981
Luxembourg 02:26 23/01/1981
Big Sister's Clothes 02:11 23/01/1981
Strict Time 02:40 23/01/1981
Fish 'n' Chip Paper 02:55 23/01/1981
Pretty Words 03:11 23/01/1981
Shot with His Own Gun 03:30 23/01/1981
You'll Never Be a Man 02:56 23/01/1981
White Knuckles 03:47 23/01/1981
Lover's Walk 02:17 23/01/1981
Different Finger 01:58 23/01/1981
Clubland 03:42 23/01/1981
From a Whisper to a Scream 02:54 23/01/1981
Crawling to the USA 02:52 11/1980
Big Tears 03:10 11/1980
Talking in the Dark 01:56 11/1980
Girls Talk 01:56 11/1980
Clean Money 01:57 11/1980
Just a Memory 02:14 11/1980
Secondary Modern 01:58 15/02/1980
Black & White World 01:56 15/02/1980
Riot Act 03:35 15/02/1980
The Imposter 01:58 15/02/1980
I Can't Stand Up for Falling Down 02:06 15/02/1980
I Stand Accused 02:21 15/02/1980
Opportunity 03:13 15/02/1980
High Fidelity 02:28 15/02/1980
Temptation 02:33 15/02/1980
Love for Tender 01:57 15/02/1980
New Amsterdam 02:12 15/02/1980
Beaten to the Punch 01:49 15/02/1980
Clowntime Is Over 02:59 15/02/1980
Human Touch 02:30 15/02/1980
Men Called Uncle 02:17 15/02/1980
Motel Matches 02:30 15/02/1980
Possession 02:03 15/02/1980
B Movie 02:04 15/02/1980
King Horse 03:01 15/02/1980
5ive Gears in Reverse 02:38 15/02/1980
Busy Bodies 03:33 05/01/1979
Goon Squad 03:14 05/01/1979
Party Girl 03:20 05/01/1979
Green Shirt 02:42 05/01/1979
Big Boys 02:54 05/01/1979
Two Little Hitlers 03:18 05/01/1979
Oliver's Army 02:58 05/01/1979
Chemistry Class 02:55 05/01/1979
Senior Service 02:17 05/01/1979
Moods for Moderns 02:48 05/01/1979
Accidents Will Happen 03:00 05/01/1979
Sunday's Best 03:22 05/01/1979
Miracle Man/Band Introduction 04:07 10/1978
Watching the Detectives 05:48 10/1978
Radio Radio 02:33 10/1978
(I Don't Want to Go to) Chelsea 03:56 10/1978
Hand in Hand 02:33 17/03/1978
You Belong to Me 02:22 17/03/1978
Little Triggers 02:40 17/03/1978
Pump It Up 03:14 17/03/1978
The Beat 03:45 17/03/1978
Night Rally 02:41 17/03/1978
This Year's Girl 03:17 17/03/1978
Lipstick Vogue 03:29 17/03/1978
No Action 01:58 17/03/1978
Living in Paradise 03:52 17/03/1978
Lip Service 02:36 17/03/1978
No Dancing 02:39 22/07/1977
I'm Not Angry 02:57 22/07/1977
Miracle Man 03:31 22/07/1977
Pay It Back 02:33 22/07/1977
Welcome to the Working Week 01:22 22/07/1977
Mystery Dance 01:38 22/07/1977
Less Than Zero 03:15 22/07/1977
Red Shoes 02:47 22/07/1977
Sneaky Feelings 02:09 22/07/1977
Alison 03:21 22/07/1977
Blame It on Cain 02:49 22/07/1977
Waiting for the End of the World 03:22 22/07/1977
Cheap Reward 02:15
Imagination Is a Powerful Deceiver 03:38
Stranger in the House 03:01
Radio Sweetheart 02:25
Poison Moon 01:53
Wave a White Flag 01:53
Jump Up 02:06

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