'Fantastic' Nick Hornby 'Beautifully written' Sunday Times 'Truly remarkable' Rolling Stone Unfaithful Music and Disappearing Ink is the long-awaited memoir from Elvis Costello, one of rock and roll's most iconic stars. Born Declan Patrick MacManus, Elvis Costello was raised in London and Liverpool, grandson of a trumpet player on the White Star Line and son of a jazz musician who became a successful radio dance band vocalist. Costello went into the family business and had taken the popular music world by storm before he was twenty-four. Costello continues to add to one of the most intriguing and extensive songbooks of the day. His performances have taken him from a cardboard guitar in his front room to fronting a rock and roll band on your television screen and performing in the world's greatest concert halls in a wild variety of company. Unfaithful Music describes how Costello's career has somehow endured for almost four decades through a combination of dumb luck and animal cunning, even managing the occasional absurd episode of pop stardom. This memoir, written with the same inimitable touch as his lyrics, and including dozens of images from his personal archive, offers his unique view of his unlikely and sometimes comical rise to international success, with diversions through the previously undocumented emotional foundations of some of his best known songs and the hits of tomorrow. The book contains many stories and observations about his renowned co-writers and co-conspirators, though Costello also pauses along the way for considerations on the less appealing side of infamy. Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink is destined to be a classic, idiosyncratic memoir of a singular man.
The book is fantastic - maybe the best about music by a musician that I've read....The stuff about the collaborations alone - McCartney, Burt Bacharach, Allen Toussaint, the Roots, the Brodsky Quartet - is riveting Nick Hornby
Elvis Costello, geboren 1954 in London als Declan Patrick MacManus, gehört zu den größten und vielseitigsten Musikern der Popgeschichte. Er ist Grammy-Gewinner und wurde in die Rock and Roll Hall of Fame aufgenommen. Der produktive Songschreiber und Autor kritischer Liedtexte förderte als Produzent Musiker und Bands diverser Genres, darunter "The Pogues". Heute lebt Costello zusammen mit der Jazzmusikerin Diana Krall, mit der er seit 2003 verheiratet ist, und den 2006 geborenen Zwillingen, in New York und Vancouver.