Painted From Memory (song)

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Such a picture of loveliness
Didn't you notice the resemblance?
Doesn't it look like she could speak?

Those eyes I tried to capture
They are lost to me now forever
They smile for someone else

Funny, how looks can be deceiving
But she's not easily painted from memory

You'd think that I would know by now
Those eyes I tried to capture
They are lost to me now forever
They smile for someone else

And so this had to be painted from memory

She is gone, and I must accept it
She is lost to me now
But I can't look away just yet though
She smiles for someone else

And so this had to be painted from memory
Funny, now I can see how looks can be deceiving
And so this had to be painted from memory
Funny, now I can see how looks can be deceiving

Painted From Memory
Written byBurt Bacharach & Elvis Costello
Performed byElvis Costello with Burt Bacharach
Produced byBurt Bacharach & Elvis Costello
String orchestrationJohnny Mandel
MusiciansElvis Costello - voice
Burt Bacharach - piano
Steve Nieve - piano
Jim Keltner - drums
Greg Cohen - bass
Dean Parks - guitar
Eddie Karam - conductor
Donna Taylor, Lisa Taylor, Sue-Ann Carwell - vocal group
plus additional musicians
RecordedJune-July 1998, Ocean Way, Los Angeles
ReleasedSeptember 28, 1998
AlbumsPainted From Memory, 1998
SinglesShe, 1999
Length4:11

First known performance:
October 3, 1998, New York, NY
Last known performance:
June 2, 2006, Tokyo, Japan
     (56 known performances)


Alternate versions

Painted From Memory (Live 1998)
Performed byElvis Costello with Burt Bacharach
RecordedOctober 18, 1998, Sony Music Studios, New York
ReleasedDecember 8, 1998 (video)
September 4, 2001 (audio)
AlbumsThe Best Of Sessions At West 54th Vol. 1, 2001
VideosSessions At West 54th, 1998
Length4:27

Painted From Memory (Live 1999)
Performed byElvis Costello with Steve Nieve
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal
Steve Nieve - piano
RecordedFebruary 16, 1999, Melbourne, Australia
ReleasedApril 26, 1999
AlbumsPainted From Memory (2CD Limited Tour Edition), 1999
Length4:25
Painted From MemoryPFM album cover large.jpg

Sessions At West 54th (video)Sessions At West 54th VHS cover.jpg

Single: SheShe (Part 1) UK CD single front insert.jpg

The Best Of Sessions At West 54th Vol. 1The Best Of Sessions At West 54th album cover.jpg

Covers

Jon Philip Alman When You Get Home 2005 AllmusicAmazon
Eric Barret Trio performed live, 2008-05-09, Paris 2008
Andrew Benton Softly 2007 AllmusicAmazon.uk
Bill Frisell with Cassandra Wilson The Sweetest Punch 1999 AllmusicWikipediaAmazon
Judith Hukema performed live, 2009-01-12, Zwolle, Netherlands 2009 YouTube
Youn Sun Nan Down By Love 2003 YouTubewebsite
Traincha Who'll Speak For Love 2007 AllmusicAmazonYouTube
Siobhán Pettit Long Ago Tomorrow 2003 AllmusicAmazonwebsite

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