New from Elvis Costello: Stream ‘Revolution #49 (Parlé),’ ft. French Actress/Singer Isabelle Adjani

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In late October, Elvis Costello released Hey Clockface, a new studio album that opens with the spoken-word track “Revolution #49.” The iconic singer/songwriter has now updated that track with a new version, “Revolution No. 49 (Parlé),” which features the vocal work of French actress/singer Isabelle Adjani.

Watch a new lyric video below, animated by Eamon Singer and Arlo McFurlow.

And here’s the original version of the track as it first appeared on Hey Clockface:

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Costello tells us, “I sang live on the studio floor, directing from the vocal booth. We cut nine songs in two days. We spoke very little. Almost everything the musicians played was a spontaneous response to the song I was singing. I’d had a dream of recording in Paris like this, one day.”

The ensemble, dubbed, “Le Quintette Saint Germain” by Costello, was recruited for these dates by Steve Nieve (who plays grand piano, upright piano, organ, mellotron & melodica) features Mickaél Gasche on trumpet, flugel horn and serpent, Pierre-François ‘Titi’ Dufour on cello and the drums, percussion and high harmonies of Ajuq.

Stream the album below, via Spotify.


  • Paul Nevski says:

    Not good. What’s the point Mademoiselle Adjani ? You are a legend !

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