Jacksons, Monk And Rowe

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Sisters 4 and Brothers 3
Hanging off the family tree
Practising for getting old
Do you want your fortune told?
They're looking for you high and low
Now there's nowhere for you to go
So you'll just have to come out and face the music
Jacksons, Monk and Rowe

Long ago when we were kids and we cut your hair to bits
As we carried off like spoils
The heads we'd smash right off your dolls
The wind is changing, you know
Are you sure of your friends and your foe?
Have you got what it takes to carry it off
Jacksons, Monk and Rowe?

As the sun beats down and life begins to complicate
Will we both incinerate if we touch that brass name-plate?

Messrs. All, and noble Sirs,
Highly paid solicitors
Find enclosed my signed divorce
Sad proceedings you endorse
The burden of pity will show
In the people that we used to know
Have you got enough strength to carry it off
Jacksons, Monk and Rowe?

Jacksons, Monk and Rowe

Jacksons, Monk And Rowe
Words byMichael Thomas, Jacqueline Thomas & Declan MacManus
Music byMichael Thomas
Performed byElvis Costello & The Brodsky Quartet
Produced byKevin Killen, Elvis Costello & The Brodsky Quartet
MusiciansElvis Costello - voice
Michael Thomas - violin
Ian Belton - violin
Paul Cassidy - viola
Jacqueline Thomas - violoncello
RecordedSeptember 14-October 1, 1992, Church Studios, London
ReleasedJanuary 15, 1993
AlbumsThe Juliet Letters, 1993
SinglesJacksons, Monk And Rowe, 1993
CollectionsBrodsky Quartet - Best Of Brodsky Quartet, 2000
Various Artists collectionsNew Frontiers, 1994
PromosI Almost Had A Weakness, 1993 (Germany)
Excerpts From The Juliet Letters, 1993
Malice And Magic (Japan), 1994
Malice And Magic (US), 1995
Rhino SXSW Sampler, 2006
Length3:42

First known performance:
July 1, 1992, London, England
Last known performance:
April 29, 2009, Bristol, England
     (28 known performances)


The Juliet LettersTJL album cover large.jpg

Excerpts From The Juliet LettersExcerpts From The Juliet Letters promo cover.jpg

Jacksons, Monk And Rowe singleJacksons, Monk And Rowe CD single front insert.jpg

Best Of Brodsky QuartetBest Of Brodsky Quartet album cover.jpg

Covers

Matteo Becucci and Quartetto Archimia performed live, 27 April 2012, Teatro Ordigno, Vada, Italy 2012 infoMatteo BecucciYouTube
Matteo Becucci and Quartetto Archimia performed live, 21 June 2012, Piazza della Loggia, Brescia Italy 2012 Matteo BecucciQuartetto ArchimiaYouTube
Felipe Cadenasso and Cuarteto Filarmónico performed live, July and August 2012, Santiago, Chile 2012 infoProgrammeFelipe Cadenasso
Letizia Dei and Quartetto Aphrodite performed live, 31 January 2015, Sala Vanni, Florence, Italy 2015 YouTubewebsite
Fear No Music performed live 12 April, 2011 Atlantic Theatre, Portland, Oregon 2011 Fearnomusic.org
Diana Gonnissen and I Musici Brucellensis performed live, January 2011 and March 2011, Brussels and Etterbeek, Belgium 2011 infoDiana GonnissenYouTube
Cuarteto Granada and Luis Regidor performed live, 17 November 2011, Teatro Echegaray, Malaga, Spain 2011 YouTubeBlog
Katarzyna Groniec Listy Julii 2009 KatarzynaGroniec.pl
Idoan string quartet performed live, June 2010, somewhere in Spain more information needed 2010 YouTube
Tini Kainrath and StringFizz The Juliet Letters 2005 Tini KainrathStringfizz
Ines Agnes Krautwurst, Stephan König performed live, April, 2009, Leipzig, Germany 2009 YouTubeinfo
Litus and Orquestra Cambra de Terrassa 48 performed live,15 February 2014, Nova Jazz Cava, Terrassa, Madrid, Spain 2014 YouTubewebsiteTerrassa 48
Dennis Manuel & The Inkwell Strings studio performance YouTube
Kerry-Anne Kutz The Juliet Letters 2006 AMGAmazon.com
Sjöströmska Kvartetten & Alexander Lövmark performed live, 2010, Gothenburg, Sweden 2010 websiteYouTube
Vittorio Matteucci and Quartetto Paul Klee performed live, October 2009, Centro Culturale Altinate - San Gaetano, Padova, Italy 2009 infoVittorio MatteucciQuartetto Paul Klee
Michelle Murray and David Murray The Juliet Letters 2006 AMGAmazon.com
Tom Norris Tom Norris sings Elvis Costello and Brodsky Quartet's Juliet Letters 2011 wikipediasoundcloud.com
Ángel Ruiz and Q-Art Ensemble The Juliet Letters - An adaptation in Spanish of the work of Elvis Costello & The Brodsky Quartet 2014 YouTubeWebsiteinfo
Drew Sarich and The Dead Poet Quartet performed live, 13 January 2011, The Oval, Salzburg, Austria 2011 YouTubewikipedia
Sol String Quartet with Paul Villaluz performed live, 6 December 2008, College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas 2008 YouTubeLas Vegas Sun review

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