Will.i.am, Ed Sheeran and Mumford & Sons are among the stars who have recorded new versions of celebrated protest songs to highlight issues of global poverty.
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Friday 04 July 2008
This concert with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra was one of only two shows that Elvis Costello will perform in the UK this year. He has been spending most of his time recently recording the TV series Spectacle: Elvis Costello with... and scoring the Twyla Thorpe ballet Nightspot for the Miami City Ballet. His latest "rock" album, Momofuku, meanwhile, has received some the best reviews of his career.
Friday 30 May 2008
Recorded as an offshoot of sessions for a Rilo Kiley album, Momofuku has an impromptu quality lacking in Elvis Costello's more considered recent work. Rattling from style to style as Costello aims at one target after another, there's a brusque impatience about the album, which in some cases transfers to the listener: frankly, it's hard to raise two hoots of interest in songs like the McCartneyesque trifle "Mr Feathers", the schematic "Stella Hurt" or the melodrama "Go Away".
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Saturday 19 June 2004
It might be reasonable to assume that England would rather be anywhere but here today, to borrow one of Elvis Costello's more celebrated lyrics. Reasonable, but wrong. According to Clive Woodward, the World Cup-winning coach and long-time believer in the contrary approach to life, his ailing team are both relieved and delighted to be facing a rampant new set of All Blacks for the second week running. "We need more of this kind of thing, not less," he pronounced, on the eve of his seemingly thankless visit to Eden Park.
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