Sessionography 1990-1999

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1990

1990
Blue Wave Studios, Barbados

Strange Kojak Variety
Hidden Charms Kojak Variety
Remove This Doubt Kojak Variety
I Threw It All Away Kojak Variety
Leave My Kitten Alone Kojak Variety
Everybody's Crying Mercy Kojak Variety
I've Been Wrong Before Kojak Variety
Bama Lama Bama Loo Kojak Variety
Must You Throw Dirt In My Face Kojak Variety
Pouring Water On A Drowning Man Kojak Variety
The Very Thought Of You Kojak Variety
Payday Kojak Variety
Please Stay Kojak Variety
Running Out Of Fools Kojak Variety
Days Kojak Variety
Ship Of Fools Kojak Variety
EC's background vocals were added later at Eden Studios, Acton, London.


1990 (possibly APR)
Mastersound Studios, Astoria, New York

Weird Nightmare Weird Nightmare: Meditations On Mingus


APR 12, 1990
Ringsend Studios, Dublin

Mischievous Ghost with Mary Coughlan Mighty Like A Rose (Deluxe Edition)


CIRCA 1990
Elvis' home

Sweet Pear (Home Demo) Mighty Like A Rose (Deluxe Edition)
All Grown Up (Home Demo) Mighty Like A Rose (Deluxe Edition)
Georgie And Her Rival (Home Demo) Mighty Like A Rose (Deluxe Edition)
Forgive Her Anything (Home Demo) Mighty Like A Rose (Deluxe Edition)
It Started To Come To Me (Home Demo) Mighty Like A Rose (Deluxe Edition)
Invasion Hit Parade (Home Demo) Mighty Like A Rose (Deluxe Edition)
Just Another Mystery (Home Demo) Mighty Like A Rose (Deluxe Edition)
Broken (Home Demo) Mighty Like A Rose (Deluxe Edition)
Playboy To A Man (Home Demo) unreleased
It's Time (Demo) All This Useless Beauty (Deluxe Edition)


OCT 26, 1990
Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, California

Veronica / The Ways Of Love (Live) The Bridge School Collection, Vol. 2 (iTunes download)
Alison (Live) The Bridge School Concerts Vol. One (CD) and The Bridge School Collection, Vol. 2 (iTunes download)


LATE 1990 - EARLY 1991
Ocean Way Studios (Studio One), Hollywood

The Other Side Of Summer Mighty Like A Rose
Hurry Down Doomsday (The Bugs Are Taking Over) Mighty Like A Rose
How To Be Dumb Mighty Like A Rose
All Grown Up Mighty Like A Rose
Invasion Hit Parade Mighty Like A Rose
Harpies Bizarre Mighty Like A Rose
After The Fall Mighty Like A Rose
Georgie And Her Rival Mighty Like A Rose
So Like Candy Mighty Like A Rose
Interlude: Couldn't Call It Unexpected No. 2 Mighty Like A Rose
Playboy To A Man Mighty Like A Rose
Sweet Pear Mighty Like A Rose
Broken Mighty Like A Rose
Couldn't Call It Unexpected No. 4 Mighty Like A Rose
Just Another Mystery Mighty Like A Rose (Deluxe Edition)
I Still Miss Someone / The Last Town I Painted (Demo) Mighty Like A Rose (Deluxe Edition)
Put Your Big Toe In The Milk Of Human Kindness with Rob Wasserman Mighty Like A Rose (Deluxe Edition)
Additional recording (orchestra and vocals) took place at Westside Studios, London.


CIRCA 1990-1991
unknown location

May 17th Ferrington Guitars

1991

CIRCA 1991
Elvis' home

Mistress And Maid (Demo) All This Useless Beauty (Deluxe Edition)


MAY 1991
Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin

St. Stephen's Day Murders with The Chieftains Mighty Like A Rose (Deluxe Edition)


JUN 3, 1991
Warner Hollywood Studios, West Hollywood

Deep Dark Truthful Mirror (Unplugged Version) Mighty Like A Rose (Deluxe Edition)
Hurry Down Doomsday (The Bugs Are Taking Over) (Unplugged Version) Mighty Like A Rose (Deluxe Edition)
The Other Side Of Summer (Unplugged Version) Mighty Like A Rose (Deluxe Edition)


JUN 21, 1991
Great Woods Performing Arts Center, Mansfield, Massachusetts

Couldn't Call It Unexpected No. 4 (Live) Mighty Like A Rose (Deluxe Edition)


LATE 1991 or EARLY 1992
Pathway Studios, Islington

This Is A Test unreleased
London's Brilliant London's Brilliant Parade 12-inch single
Basement Kiss 13 Steps Lead Down CD single
Puppet Girl 13 Steps Lead Down CD single
Earthbound unreleased
Do You Know What I'm Saying? 13 Steps Lead Down 7-inch single and Clown Strike promo CD
We Despise You 13 Steps Lead Down CD single
Fill In The Blanks unreleased
The Nameless One unreleased
I Want To Stand Forever unreleased


1992

CIRCA 1992
unknown location

Why Can't A Man Stand Alone? (Demo) All This Useless Beauty (Deluxe Edition)


SEP 14 - OCT 1, 1992
The Church Studios, Crouch End, London

Deliver Us The Juliet Letters
For Other Eyes The Juliet Letters
Swine The Juliet Letters
Expert Rites The Juliet Letters
Dead Letter The Juliet Letters
I Almost Had A Weakness The Juliet Letters
Why? The Juliet Letters
Who Do You Think You Are? The Juliet Letters
Taking My Life In Your Hands The Juliet Letters
This Offer Is Unrepeatable The Juliet Letters
Dear Sweet Filthy World The Juliet Letters
The Letter Home The Juliet Letters
Jacksons, Monk And Rowe The Juliet Letters
This Sad Burlesque The Juliet Letters
Romeo's Seance The Juliet Letters
I Thought I'd Write To Juliet The Juliet Letters
Last Post The Juliet Letters
The First To Leave The Juliet Letters
Damnation's Cellar The Juliet Letters
The Birds Will Still Be Singing The Juliet Letters


OCT 2, 1992
Pete Thomas' Studio, St. Margaret's London

My Resistance Is Low Kojak Variety
Innocent When You Dream Kojak Variety
I'm Coming Home Kojak Variety
The Dark End Of The Street Kojak Variety
Congratulations Kojak Variety
You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go Kojak Variety
Pouring Water On A Drowning Man (Alternate Version) Kojak Variety
Still Feeling Blue Kojak Variety
Brilliant Disguise Kojak Variety
How Long Has This Been Going On Kojak Variety


EARLY DEC 1992
Pathway Studios, Islington

Idiophone Brutal Youth (Deluxe Edition)
A Drunken Man's Praise Of Sobriety Brutal Youth (Deluxe Edition)
Kinder Murder Brutal Youth
20% Amnesia Brutal Youth
Additional recording for 20% Amnesia and possibly Kinder Murder was done at the Church Studios.


DEC 1992
The Church Studios, Crouch End, London

DEC 7 Poisoned Letter Brutal Youth (Deluxe Edition)
Abandon Words Brutal Youth (Deluxe Edition)
DEC 9 Favourite Hour (Church Studios Version) Brutal Youth (Deluxe Edition)
DEC 11 This Is Hell (Church Studios Version) Brutal Youth (Deluxe Edition)
DEC 11 You Tripped At Every Step (Church Studios Version) Brutal Youth (Deluxe Edition)
London's Brilliant Parade (Church Studios Version) unreleased
The vocals for Abandon Words were recorded at Elvis' home. Poisoned Letter may actually come from the Pathway sessions.


LATE DEC 1992 or 1993
Elvis' home

Rocking Horse Road (Demo) Brutal Youth (Deluxe Edition)
13 Steps Lead Down (Demo) Brutal Youth (Deluxe Edition)
All The Rage (Demo) Brutal Youth (Deluxe Edition)
Sulky Girl (Demo) Brutal Youth (Deluxe Edition)
Distorted Angel (Demo) All This Useless Beauty (Deluxe Edition)
Clown Strike (Demo) unreleased
Still Too Soon To Know (Demo) unreleased
Just About Glad (Demo) unreleased
Pony St. (Demo) unreleased


CIRCA 1992-1993
unknown location (possibly Elvis' home)

Little Atoms (Demo) unreleased
Almost Ideal Eyes (Demo) unreleased
Punishing Kiss (Demo) unreleased


1993

MAR 18, 1993
Town Hall, New York

More Than Rain (Live) The Juliet Letters (Deluxe Edition)
God Only Knows (Live) The Juliet Letters (Deluxe Edition)
They Didn't Believe Me (Live) The Juliet Letters (Deluxe Edition)
I Almost Had A Weakness (Live) Live At New York Town Hall


SPRING or EARLY SUMMER 1993
Pete Thomas' basement (The Bonaparte Rooms)

Pony St. (Bonaparte Rooms Version) Brutal Youth (Deluxe Edition)
Just About Glad (Bonaparte Rooms Version) Brutal Youth (Deluxe Edition)
Clown Strike (Bonaparte Rooms Version) Brutal Youth (Deluxe Edition)


SUMMER 1993
Olympic Studios, London

Pony St. Brutal Youth
Clown Strike Brutal Youth
Still Too Soon To Know Brutal Youth
My Science Fiction Twin Brutal Youth
Rocking Horse Road Brutal Youth
Just About Glad Brutal Youth
All The Rage Brutal Youth


AUG 1993
Olympic Studios, London

AUG 2 Distorted Angel (Alternate Version) unreleased
AUG 2 You Tripped At Every Step Brutal Youth
13 Steps Lead Down Brutal Youth
This Is Hell Brutal Youth
Sulky Girl Brutal Youth
London's Brilliant Parade Brutal Youth


1993
Olympic Studios, London

Favourite Hour Brutal Youth


CIRCA 1993
unknown location

Complicated Shadows (Demo) All This Useless Beauty (Deluxe Edition)


1993 or 1994
AIR Lyndhurst, London

But Not For Me with Larry Adler Kojak Variety


1993 or 1994
unknown studio, Dublin

Full Force Gale Kojak Variety


1994

CIRCA 1994
unknown location

World's Great Optimist (Demo) All This Useless Beauty (Deluxe Edition)


JAN 20, 1994
Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto

Lost In The Stars The Juliet Letters (Deluxe Edition)


FEB 1994
Westside Studios, London

FEB 7 Life Shrinks Brutal Youth (Deluxe Edition)
Step Inside Love Kojak Variety
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away Kojak Variety
Sally Sue Brown Kojak Variety
Sticks And Stones Kojak Variety


FEB 1994
Whitfield Studios, London

She Moved Through The Fair The Juliet Letters (Deluxe Edition)


APR 12, 1994
Sony Studios, New York

They Can't Take That Away From Me (Live) with Tony Bennett MTV Unplugged (Tony Bennett)


DEC 1, 1994
The Point, Dublin

Basement Kiss (Live) The Other End Of The Telescope CD single


1995

JUN 25, 1995
Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Weird Nightmare (Live) Deep Dead Blue
Love Field (Live) Deep Dead Blue
Shamed Into Love (Live) Deep Dead Blue
Gigi (Live) Deep Dead Blue and The Juliet Letters (Deluxe Edition)
Poor Napoleon (Live) Deep Dead Blue
Baby Plays Around (Live) Deep Dead Blue
Deep Dead Blue (Live) Deep Dead Blue and The Juliet Letters (Deluxe Edition)


JUN 28, 1995
Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Pills And Soap (Live) The Juliet Letters (Deluxe Edition)
King Of The Unknown Sea (Live) The Juliet Letters (Deluxe Edition)
Skeleton (Live) The Juliet Letters (Deluxe Edition)
Upon A Veil Of Midnight Blue (Live) with The Punishing Kiss Band The Juliet Letters (Deluxe Edition)


JUL 1, 1995
Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Put Away Forbidden Playthings (Live) with Fretwork The Juliet Letters (Deluxe Edition)
Can She Excuse My Wrongs (Live) with Fretwork and Composers Ensemble The Juliet Letters (Deluxe Edition)


AUG - SEP 1995
Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin and/or
FEB 1996
Westside Studios, London

The Other End Of The Telescope All This Useless Beauty
Little Atoms All This Useless Beauty
All This Useless Beauty All This Useless Beauty
Complicated Shadows All This Useless Beauty
Why Can't A Man Stand Alone? All This Useless Beauty
Distorted Angel All This Useless Beauty
Shallow Grave All This Useless Beauty
Poor Fractured Atlas All This Useless Beauty
Starting To Come To Me All This Useless Beauty
You Bowed Down All This Useless Beauty
It's Time All This Useless Beauty
I Want To Vanish All This Useless Beauty
Almost Ideal Eyes All This Useless Beauty (Deluxe Edition)
God Give Me Strength (Alternate Version) unreleased
Complicated Shadows is derived in part from a live performance recorded at the Beacon Theater, New York, EARLY AUG 1995.


AUTUMN 1995
Bunk, Junk & Genius, London

The Night Before Larry Was Stretched Kojak Variety
There may have been additional recording for this song at Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin.


NOV 3-4-, 1995
Abbey Road Studios, London

O Mistress Mine with John Harle The Juliet Letters (Deluxe Edition)
Come Away, Death with John Harle The Juliet Letters (Deluxe Edition)
When That I Was And A Little Tiny Boy with John Harle Terror And Magnificence (John Harle)


NOV 22, 1995
[?], London

My Dark Life with Brian Eno All This Useless Beauty (Deluxe Edition)


1996

FEB 12, 1996
Right Track Studios, New York

God Give Me Strength Painted From Memory
The recording date has also been reported as FEB 9 and the location as both Orpheum Studios, New York, and Record Plant, Los Angeles.


FEB 1996
The Loft, Nashville

That Day Is Done with The Fairfield Four All This Useless Beauty (Deluxe Edition)


MAY 13, 1996
KSCA-FM (The Music Hall), Los Angeles

All This Useless Beauty (Live) Live From The Music Hall Volume Three


MAY 14, 1996
The Troubadour, Los Angeles

Temptation (Live) Costello & Nieve
Poor Fractured Atlas (Live) Costello & Nieve
I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself (Live) Costello & Nieve
It's Time (Live) Costello & Nieve
Man Out Of Time (Live) Costello & Nieve
Shallow Grave (Live) Costello & Nieve


MAY 15, 1996
The Fillmore, San Francisco

Just About Glad (Live) Costello & Nieve
Why Can't A Man Stand Alone? (Live) Costello & Nieve
My Dark Life (Live) Costello & Nieve
All This Useless Beauty (Live) Costello & Nieve
Ship Of Fools (Live) Costello & Nieve


MAY 18, 1996
Park West, Chicago

The Long Honeymoon (Live) Costello & Nieve
Starting To Come To Me (Live) Costello & Nieve
The Other End Of The Telescope (Live) Costello & Nieve
All The Rage (Live) Costello & Nieve
Watching The Detectives (Live) Costello & Nieve


MAY 20, 1996
The Paramount, Boston

You Bowed Down (Live) Costello & Nieve
The Long Honeymoon (Live) Costello & Nieve
Distorted Angel (Live) Costello & Nieve
(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes (Live) Costello & Nieve
Little Atoms (Live) Costello & Nieve
My Funny Valentine (Live) Costello & Nieve


MAY 21, 1996
NBC Studios (Studio 6A), New York

All This Useless Beauty (Live) Live From 6A: Great Musical Moments From Late Night With Conan O'Brien


MAY 22, 1996
The Supper Club, New York

Black Sails In The Sunset (Live) Costello & Nieve
You'll Never Be A Man (Live) Costello & Nieve
Just A Memory (Live) Costello & Nieve
I Want To Vanish (Live) Costello & Nieve
Alison / Living A Little, Laughing A Little / Tracks Of My Tears / Tears Of A Clown / No More Tearstained Make-Up / Clowntime Is Over (Live) Costello & Nieve


MAY 29, 1996
VH1 Studios, New York

Just A Memory (Live) VH1 Storytellers


MAY 29, 1996
Electric Lady Sound Studios, New York

Aubergine with The Jazz Passengers Individually Twisted (The Jazz Passengers)
Doncha Go 'Way Mad with The Jazz Passengers featuring Deborah Harry Individually Twisted (The Jazz Passengers)
Deborah Harry's vocal was added at a later date.


SUMMER 1996
Elvis' home

What Do I Do Now? All This Useless Beauty (Deluxe Edition)


1997

FEB 25, 1997
Ed Sullivan Theater, New York

God Give Me Strength (Live) Live On Letterman: Music From The Late Show


1997
unknown studio

The Bridge I Burned All This Useless Beauty (Deluxe Edition)
The Bridge I Burned (Pop Lie Mix) The Bridge I Burned promo CD
The "Pop Lie Mix" is a different vocal over the same instrumental track.


1997
Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin

Long Journey Home (Anthem) with The Chieftains, the Irish Film Orchestra and Anúna Long Journey Home: Original Soundtrack and The Essential Chieftains


AUG 21, 1997
Westside Studios, London

Edith And The Kingpin A Tribute To Joni Mitchell


OCT 1, 1997
Caffe Milano, Nashville

That Day Is Done (Live) with The Fairfield Four Live From Mountain Stage (The Fairfield Four)


OCT 1997
Clinton Recorders, New York

My Mood Swings The Big Lebowski: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack


LATE 1997 or EARLY 1998
unknown location

Bright Blue Times unreleased

1998

APR 8 ,1998
Hammersmith Ballroom, New York

God Give Me Strength (Live) One Amazing Night (Burt Bacharach)


JUN - JUL 1998
Ocean Way Studios, Hollywood

In The Darkest Place Painted From Memory
Toledo Painted From Memory
I Still Have That Other Girl Painted From Memory
This House Is Empty Now Painted From Memory
Tears At The Birthday Party Painted From Memory
Such Unlikely Lovers Painted From Memory
My Thief Painted From Memory
The Long Division Painted From Memory
Painted From Memory Painted From Memory
The Sweetest Punch Painted From Memory
What's Her Name Today? Painted From Memory


1998
Avatar Studios, New York

Toledo The Sweetest Punch
I Still Have That Other Girl with Cassandra Wilson The Sweetest Punch


1998
unknown studio, London

Sleepless Nights Kojak Variety


1998
unknown studio

I'll Never Fall In Love Again Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me - Music From The Motion Picture


OCT 18, 1998
Sony Music Studios, New York

Painted From Memory (Live) The Best Of Sessions At West 54th


NOV 23, 1998
NBC Studios (Studio 6A), New York

This House Is Empty Now (Live) Painted From Memory (Tour Edition)


1999

EARLY 1999
Abbey Road Studios, London

She Notting Hill: Music From The Motion Picture, She CD single, and The Very Best Of Elvis Costello


JAN 27, 1999
Capitol Theatre, Sydney

Tears At The Birthday Party (Live) Toledo CD single #1


FEB 10, 1999
Shibuya Hall, Tokyo

What's Her Name Today? (Live) Painted From Memory (Tour Edition)
I Still Have That Other Girl (Live) Painted From Memory (Tour Edition)


FEB 13, 1999
Concert Hall, Perth

Such Unlikely Lovers (Live) Toledo CD single #2


FEB 16, 1999
Atheneum, Melbourne

In The Darkest Place (Live) Painted From Memory (Tour Edition)
Painted From Memory (Live) Painted From Memory (Tour Edition)


FEB 19, 1999
Her Majesty's Theatre, Sydney

Baby Plays Around (Live) Toledo CD single #2
Inch By Inch / Fever (Live) Toledo CD single #1


JUL 25, 1999
Griffiss Air Force Base, Rome, New York

Alison (Live) Woodstock 99 - Volume Two


CIRCA 1999
Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin

Fire Suite 1 with Roy Nathanson The Juliet Letters (Deluxe Edition)
Fire Suite 3 with Roy Nathanson The Juliet Letters (Deluxe Edition)
Fire Suite Reprise with Roy Nathanson The Juliet Letters (Deluxe Edition)
EC added his vocals to backing tracks recorded without his involvement at Kampo Cultural Center, New York.


1999 or 2000
Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin

Meet Me On The Corner with Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks Beatin' The Heat (Dan Hicks)
EC added his vocal to a backing track recording without his involvement.


LATE 1999 or EARLY 2000
Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin

Soul For Hire When I Was Cruel
Oh Well When I Was Cruel (UK & Japan) and Cruel Smile