No More Tearstained Make-Up

From The Elvis Costello Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search

And no sponge has the power
To absorb the shower
Of what pancake and powder couldn't cover
But today as I look in the mirror
I see things a whole lot clearer
No more tearstained make-up for me
No more tearstained make-up for me

No More Tearstained Make-Up (Live 2008)
Written byWilliam "Smokey" Robinson
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal, guitar
Davey Faragher - bass, backing vocal
Steve Nieve - piano
Pete Thomas - drums
Anthony "AB" Brown - guitar
Ada Dyer - backing vocal
Andricka Hall - backing vocal
RecordedAugust 6, 2008, Spectacle: Elvis Costello with...
ReleasedFebruary 4, 2008 (broadcast)
November 10, 2009 (DVD release)
VideosSpectacle: Elvis Costello with... (Season 1), 2009
Length1:22 (broadcast edit)
3:20 (DVD bonus feature)

First known performance:
June 6, 1994, Montreal, QC, Canada - snippet in medley with Alison
August 6, 2008, Spectacle: Elvis Costello with... - only full performance
     (1 known performances, 42 as a snippet)


Alternate versions

Alison / Living A Little, Laughing A Little / Tracks Of My Tears / Tears Of A Clown / No More Tearstained Make-Up / Clowntime Is Over (Live 1996)
Performed byCostello & Nieve
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal, guitar
Steve Nieve - keyboards
RecordedMay 22, 1996, New York, NY
ReleasedDecember 3, 1996
AlbumsCostello & Nieve, 1996
PromosLive At The Supper Club, New York, 1996
Length6:16

Spectacle: Elvis Costello with... (Season 1)Spectacle Elvis Costello With Season 1 DVD cover.jpg

Costello & NieveCostello & Nieve album cover.jpg

Recordings by other artists

 Martha and the Vandellas  1966 Watchout! AllmusicWikipediaAmazon
The Marvelettes  1970 The Return Of The Marvelettes AllmusicWikipediaAmazon

Internal links