Editors’ Notes Curated by Elvis Costello to accompany his weighty 2015 memoir, this 38-song, career-spanning collection is crammed with sharply drawn moments—from politicized power pop (“Oliver’s Army”) to forlorn country (“Stranger in the House” with George Jones) to late-night melancholy (“In the Darkest Place” with Burt Bacharach). Rarities alone make it a necessary listen: The spry, midtempo “I Can’t Turn It Off” predates Costello’s 1977 debut by two years, the acoustic demo of “Veronica” is even more tender, and the smoldering “April 5th” features Costello’s croon alongside Kris Kristofferson and Rosanne Cash.

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Accidents Will Happen (Live At Hollywood High/1978)
1
3:27
 
Poison Moon (Honky Tonky Demo)
2
1:53
 
Watching the Detectives (Single Version)
3
3:45
 
Oliver's Army
4
2:59
 
Riot Act
5
3:34
 
New Lace Sleeves
6
3:46
 
Man Out of Time
7
5:27
 
I Want You
8
6:41
 
When I Was Cruel, No.2
9
7:06
 
Stranger in the House
10
3:37
 
Beyond Belief
11
2:34
 
Home Truth
12
3:13
 
Indoor Fireworks
13
4:09
 
Shipbuilding
14
4:53
 
CINCO Minutos Con Vos
15
5:00
 
Bedlam
16
4:48
 
Deep Dark Truthful Mirror
17
4:04
 
Ascension Day
18
2:57
 
Red Cotton
19
5:41
 
Veronica (Demo)
1
2:58
 
In the Darkest Place
2
4:17
 
I Want to Vanish (feat. Brodsky Quartet)
3
3:14
 
My Dark Life
4
6:20
 
The Other Side of Summer
5
3:55
 
London's Brilliant Parade
6
4:23
 
Ghost Train
7
3:07
 
Suit of Lights
8
4:05
 
Jimmie Standing in the Rain
9
4:13
 
The Birds Will Still Be Singing (feat. Brodsky Quartet)
10
4:23
 
Wise Up Ghost
11
6:26
 
Almost Blue
12
2:50
 
All the Rage
13
3:51
 
Couldn't Call It Unexpected, No. 4
14
3:46
 
Alison
15
3:23
 
My Three Sons
16
3:05
 
I'm in the Mood Again
17
2:34
 
April 5th (feat. Rosanne Cash, Kris Kristofferson & John Leventhal)
18
4:30
 
I Can't Turn It Off
19
3:40
 
Sketches from Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink
20
4:21
 

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