Sessionography Complete

From The Elvis Costello Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search

1972

NOVEMBER 27, 1972
EC's home, Liverpool

a. Are You Afraid of Your Children unreleased
b. Love Is Like Everything unreleased
c. Warm House unreleased
d. Hemlock Tree unreleased
e. Separate Ways unreleased
f. Silver Minute unreleased
EC (vocal, guitar), Allan Mayes (vocal, guitar)

1974

SUMMER 1974
Maida Vale Studios, London

a. Exiles Road unreleased
b. Baseball Heroes unreleased
c. Radio Soul unreleased
EC (vocal, guitar), Steve Hazlehurst (guitar), Mich Kent (bass), Malcolm Dennis (drums), Dickie Faulkner (percussion)

1975

EARLY 1975
Hope & Anchor Studios, Islington

a. Radio Soul unreleased*
b. Imagination (Is A Powerful Deceiver) My Aim Is True (Rhino bonus CD)
c. Pay It Back unreleased*
d. Living In Paradise unreleased*
EC (vocal, guitar), Steve Hazlehurst (guitar), Mich Kent (bass), Dickie Faulkner (percussion), unknown session musician (drums)
Living In Paradise may come from a different session around this time.
(*Available on the various bootlegs of Flip City demos: Aim To Please, Flip City Demos, Our Aim Is True, Stiffed Again, etc.)


EARLY SUMMER 1975
Hope & Anchor Studios, Islington

a. Third Rate Romance unreleased*
b. Knockin' On Heaven's Door unreleased*
c. Packin' Up unreleased*
d. Please Mister, Don't Stop The Band unreleased*
e. Exile's Road unreleased
f. Wreck On The Slide unreleased
g. On The Road unreleased
h. You Win Again unreleased
i. Sweet Revival unreleased
j. I Can't Turn It Off Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink Soundtrack
a - i Flip City: EC (vocal, guitar), Steve Hazlehurst (guitar, vocal on g), Mich Kent (bass), Ian Powling (drums), Dickie Faulkner (percussion). j EC solo (vocal, guitar).
(*Available on the various bootlegs of Flip City demos: Aim To Please, Flip City Demos, Our Aim Is True, Stiffed Again, etc.)


LATE 1975 - EARLY 1976
Elvis' bedroom, London

a. Mystery Dance (Honky Tonk Demo) My Aim Is True (Rhino bonus CD)
b. Cheap Reward (Honky Tonk Demo) My Aim Is True (Rhino bonus CD)
c. Jump Up (Honky Tonk Demo) My Aim Is True (Rhino bonus CD)
d. Wave A White Flag (Honky Tonk Demo) My Aim Is True (Rhino bonus CD)
e. Blame It On Cain (Honky Tonk Demo) My Aim Is True (Rhino bonus CD)
f. Poison Moon (Honky Tonk Demo) My Aim Is True (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocal, guitar)

1976

SEP 17, 1976
Pathway Studios, Islington

a. Radio Sweetheart My Aim Is True (Rhino bonus CD & Hip-O deluxe edition)
b. Mystery Dance My Aim Is True
EC (vocal, guitar, background vocal on a, piano & drumsticks on b), John McFee (pedal steel on a, guitar on b), Nick Lowe (bass, background vocal on a, piano & drumsticks on b), Mickey Shine (drums)


LATE (late Oct or early Nov) 1976
Pathway Studios, Islington

a. Welcome To The Working Week (Pathway Studios Demo) My Aim Is True (Hip-O deluxe edition) & Rock And Roll Music
b. Blue Minute (Pathway Studios Demo) My Aim Is True (Hip-O deluxe edition)
c. Miracle Man (Pathway Studios Demo) My Aim Is True (Hip-O deluxe edition)
d. Waiting For The End Of The World (Pathway Studios Demo) My Aim Is True (Hip-O deluxe edition)
e. Call On Me (Pathway Studios Demo) My Aim Is True (Hip-O deluxe edition)
f. (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes (Pathway Studios Demo) My Aim Is True (Hip-O deluxe edition)
g. I Don't Want To Go Home (Pathway Studios Demo) My Aim Is True (Hip-O deluxe edition)
h. I Hear A Melody (Pathway Studios Demo) My Aim Is True (Hip-O deluxe edition)
EC (vocal, guitar)


DEC 1976 - JAN 1977
Pathway Studios, Islington

a. Welcome To The Working Week My Aim Is True
b. Miracle Man My Aim Is True
c. No Dancing My Aim Is True
d. Blame It On Cain My Aim Is True
e. Alison My Aim Is True
f. Sneaky Feelings My Aim Is True
g. (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes My Aim Is True
h. Less Than Zero My Aim Is True
i. Pay It Back My Aim Is True
j. I'm Not Angry My Aim Is True
k. Waiting For The End Of The World My Aim Is True
l. Stranger In The House My Aim Is True (Rhino bonus CD & Hip-O deluxe edition)
m. Living In Paradise (Early Version) My Aim Is True (Rhino bonus CD & Hip-O deluxe edition)
EC (vocal, guitar, backing vocal), John McFee (guitar, pedal steel), Sean Hopper (piano, organ, backing vocal), Johnny Ciambotti (bass, backing vocal), Mickey Shine (drums), Nick Lowe (backing vocal), Stan Shaw (organ on h)

1977

MAY 1977
Pathway Studios, Islington

a. Watching The Detectives My Aim Is True (not on original UK LP)
b. No Action (Early Version) My Aim Is True (Rhino bonus CD & Hip-O deluxe edition)
EC (vocals, guitar), Andrew Bodnar (bass), Steve Goulding (drums), Steve Nieve (organ & piano on a)
The organ and piano on Watching The Detectives were added in JUN 1977.


AUG 7, 1977
Basing Street Studios, London

a. (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea (Basing Street Studios Version) This Year's Model (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocal, guitar), Steve Nieve (keyboards), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums)
Basing Street Studios was later renamed SARM West Studios.


AUG 7, 1977
The Nashville, Kensington, West London

a. Pay It Back (Soundcheck) My Aim Is True (Hip-O deluxe edition)
b. Radio Sweetheart (Soundcheck) My Aim Is True (Hip-O deluxe edition)
c. Sneaky Feelings (Soundcheck) My Aim Is True (Hip-O deluxe edition)
d. Crawling To The USA (Soundcheck) My Aim Is True (Hip-O deluxe edition)
e. Alison (Soundcheck) My Aim Is True (Hip-O deluxe edition)
f. Welcome To The Working Week (Live) My Aim Is True (Hip-O deluxe edition)
g. Blame It On Cain (Live) My Aim Is True (Hip-O deluxe edition) & Singles, Volume 1
h. No Dancing (Live) My Aim Is True (Hip-O deluxe edition)
i. Waiting For The End Of The World (Live) My Aim Is True (Hip-O deluxe edition)
j. Night Rally (Live) My Aim Is True (Hip-O deluxe edition)
k. Hoover Factory (Live) My Aim Is True (Hip-O deluxe edition)
l. No Action (Live) My Aim Is True (Hip-O deluxe edition)
m. (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea (Live) My Aim Is True (Hip-O deluxe edition)
n. Miracle Man (Live) My Aim Is True (Hip-O deluxe edition) & Singles, Volume 1
o. The Beat (Live) My Aim Is True (Hip-O deluxe edition)
p. Less Than Zero (Live) My Aim Is True (Hip-O deluxe edition)
q. (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes (Live) My Aim Is True (Hip-O deluxe edition)
r. Lipstick Vogue (Live) My Aim Is True (Hip-O deluxe edition)
s. Watching The Detectives (Live) My Aim Is True (Hip-O deluxe edition)
t. Lip Service (Live) My Aim Is True (Hip-O deluxe edition)
u. Mystery Dance (Live) My Aim Is True (Hip-O deluxe edition) & Singles, Volume 1
v. Alison (Live) My Aim Is True (Hip-O deluxe edition)
a-j, l-v: EC (vocal, guitar), Steve Nieve (keyboards, backing vocals), Bruce Thomas (bass, backing vocals), Pete Thomas (drums)
k: EC (vocal, guitar)


SEP 4, 1977
The Nashville, Kensington, West London

a. The Price Of Love (Soundcheck) unreleased
EC (vocal, guitar), Steve Nieve (keyboards), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums)


SEP 27, 1977
Capital Radio, London

a. You Belong To Me (Capital Radio Version) This Year's Model (Rhino bonus CD)
b. Radio, Radio (Capital Radio Version) This Year's Model (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocal, guitar)


OCT 18, 1977
University of East Anglia, Norwich

a. I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself (Live) My Aim Is True (Rhino bonus CD) & Live Stiffs
EC (vocal, guitar), Steve Nieve (keyboards), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums)


OCT 22, 1977
Leicester University, Leicester

a. Roadette Song (Live) This Year's Model (Rhino bonus CD)
b. Neat Neat Neat (Live) This Year's Model (Rhino bonus CD)
c. Miracle Man (Live) Live Stiffs
EC (vocal, guitar), Steve Nieve (keyboards), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums), Davey Payne (saxophone on a-b)


NOV 2, 1977
[?]

a. Watching The Detectives (A Demo Version) NME Pogo A Go Go
EC (vocal, guitar), Steve Nieve (keyboards), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums)


NOV 1977 - JAN 1978
Eden Studios, Acton, London

a. No Action This Year's Model
b. This Year's Girl This Year's Model
c. The Beat This Year's Model
d. Pump It Up This Year's Model
e. Little Triggers This Year's Model
f. You Belong To Me This Year's Model
g. Hand In Hand This Year's Model
h. (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea This Year's Model
i. Lip Service This Year's Model
j. Living In Paradise This Year's Model
k. Lipstick Vogue This Year's Model
l. Night Rally This Year's Model
m. Radio, Radio This Year's Model (not on original UK LP)
n. Big Tears This Year's Model (Rhino bonus CD)
o. This Year's Girl (Alternate Eden Studios Version) This Year's Model (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocals, guitar), Steve Nieve (keyboards), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums), Mick Jones (guitar on n*)
(* Mick Jones also recorded a guitar part for Pump It Up, but it can only be heard in the "1984 Monster Mix.")


DEC 17, 1977
NBC Studios (Studio 8H), New York

a. Less Than Zero / Radio, Radio (Live) Saturday Night Live: The Musical Performances Vol. 1
EC (vocal, guitar), Steve Nieve (keyboards), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums)


1978

JAN 1978
Eden Studios, Acton, London

a. Running Out Of Angels (Demo) This Year's Model (Rhino bonus CD)
b. Greenshirt (Demo) This Year's Model (Rhino bonus CD)
c. Big Boys (Demo) This Year's Model (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocal, guitar)


FEB 28, 1978
Warner Theatre, Washington, DC

a. Chemistry Class (Live) Armed Forces (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocal, guitar)


MAR 6, 1978
El Mocambo, Toronto

a. Mystery Dance (Live) Live At The El Mocambo
b. Waiting For The End Of The World (Live) Live At The El Mocambo
c. Welcome To The Working Week (Live) Live At The El Mocambo
d. Less Than Zero (Dallas Version) (Live) Live At The El Mocambo & My Aim Is True (Rhino bonus CD)
e. The Beat (Live) Live At The El Mocambo
f. Lip Service (Live) Live At The El Mocambo
g. (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea (Live) Live At The El Mocambo
h. Little Triggers (Live) Live At The El Mocambo
i. Radio, Radio (Live) Live At The El Mocambo
j. Lipstick Vogue (Live) Live At The El Mocambo
k. Watching The Detectives (Live) Live At The El Mocambo
l. Miracle Man (Live) Live At The El Mocambo
m. You Belong To Me (Live) Live At The El Mocambo
n. Pump It Up (Live) Live At The El Mocambo
EC (vocal, guitar), Steve Nieve (keyboards), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums), Martin Belmont (guitar on n)


MAR 13, 1978
unknown studio

a. Pump It Up (BBC Version) 1 And Only: 25 Years Of Radio 1
EC (vocal, guitar), Steve Nieve (keyboards), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums)


JUN 4, 1978
Hollywood High School, Los Angeles

a. Accidents Will Happen (Live) Armed Forces (Rhino bonus CD)
b. Mystery Dance (Live) Armed Forces (Rhino bonus CD)
c. Goon Squad (Live) Armed Forces (Rhino bonus CD)
d. Party Girl (Live) Armed Forces (Rhino bonus CD)
e. Stranger In The House (Live) Armed Forces (Rhino bonus CD)
f. Alison (Live) Armed Forces (Rhino bonus CD)
g. Lipstick Vogue (Live) Armed Forces (Rhino bonus CD)
h. Watching The Detectives (Live) Armed Forces (Rhino bonus CD)
i. You Belong To Me (Live) Armed Forces (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocal, guitar on b-i), Steve Nieve (keyboards), Bruce Thomas (bass on b-i), Pete Thomas (drums on b-i)


JUL 1978 (ca. JUL 21)
CBS Studio A, Nashville

a. Stranger In The House with George Jones Almost Blue (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocal, guitar), George Jones (vocal), Tommy Allsup (guitar), Phil Baugh (guitar), Billy Sanford (guitar), Pete Wade (guitar), Pete Drake (steel guitar), Johnny Gimble (fiddle), Hargus "Pig" Robbins (piano), Henry Strzelecki (bass), Karl Himmel (drums)
EC recorded his guitar solo over an existing instrumental track (probably recorded JUL 18, 1978 without EC's involvement) at this session. EC and George Jones added their vocals MAR 13, 1979 at the same studio.


AUG - SEP 1978
Eden Studios, Acton, London

a. Accidents Will Happen Armed Forces
b. Senior Service Armed Forces
c. Oliver's Army Armed Forces
d. Big Boys Armed Forces
e. Green Shirt Armed Forces
f. Party Girl Armed Forces
g. Goon Squad Armed Forces
h. Busy Bodies Armed Forces
i. Sunday's Best Armed Forces
j. Moods For Moderns Armed Forces
k. Chemistry Class Armed Forces
l. Two Little Hitlers Armed Forces
m. (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding? Armed Forces (not on original UK LP)
n. Tiny Steps Armed Forces (Rhino bonus CD)
AUG o. Busy Bodies (Alternate Version) Armed Forces (Rhino bonus CD)
p. Talking In The Dark Armed Forces (Rhino bonus CD)
SEP q. Big Boys (Alternate Version) Armed Forces (Rhino bonus CD)
r. Clean Money Armed Forces (Rhino bonus CD)
s. Wednesday Week Armed Forces (Rhino bonus CD)
t. My Funny Valentine Armed Forces (Rhino bonus CD)
a-s: EC (vocals, guitar), Steve Nieve (keyboards, backing vocal on r), Bruce Thomas (bass, backing vocal on r), Pete Thomas (drums, backing vocal on r), Dave Edmunds (backing vocal on r)
t: EC (vocal, guitar)


OCT 18, 1978
CBGB, New York

a. You Gotta Lose (Live) with Richard Hell & The Voidoids Time (Richard Hell)
EC (vocal, lead guitar), Richard Hell (background vocal), Robert Quine (guitar), Ivan Julian (guitar), Jerry Antonius (bass), Marc Bell (drums), Frank Mauro (drums)


OCT 23, 1978
unknown studio

a. Stranger In The House (BBC Version) This Year's Model (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocal, guitar), Steve Nieve (keyboards), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums)


DEC 1978
Waterloo Studios, Sydney, Australia

a. Crawling To The USA This Year's Model (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocals, guitar), Steve Nieve (keyboards), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums)

1979

FEB 16, 1979
Palomino Club, North Hollywood, California

a. Opportunity (Live) Get Happy!! (Rhino bonus CD)
b. Radio Sweetheart (Live) Almost Blue (Rhino bonus CD)
c. Stranger In The House (Live) Almost Blue (Rhino bonus CD)
d. Psycho (Live) Almost Blue (Rhino bonus CD)
e. If I Could Put Them All Together (I'd Have You) (Live) Almost Blue (Rhino bonus CD)
f. Motel Matches (Live) Almost Blue (Rhino bonus CD)
g. He'll Have To Go (Live) Almost Blue (Rhino bonus CD)
h. Girls Talk (Live) Almost Blue (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocal, guitar), Steve Nieve (keyboards), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums), John McFee (guitar on b-h)
The vocal for Psycho was re-recorded in the studio, probably in 1981.


MAY 28, 1979
Abbey Road Studios (No. 2), London

a. So Young Get Happy!! (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocals, guitar), Steve Nieve (keyboards), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums)


JUN 4, 1979
Sportpark, Geleen, Netherlands

a. High Fidelity (Live) Get Happy!! (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocal, guitar), Steve Nieve (keyboards), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums)


JUL 18, 1979
Ramport Studios, London

a. I Stand Accused (Alternate Version) Get Happy!! (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocal, guitar), Steve Nieve (keyboards), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums)


1979
Archipelago Studios, Pimlico, London

a. New Amsterdam Get Happy!!
b. Black And White World (Demo) Get Happy!! (Rhino bonus CD)
c. Riot Act (Demo) Get Happy!! (Rhino bonus CD)
d. 5ive Gears In Reverse (Demo) Get Happy!! (Rhino bonus CD)
e. Love For Tender (Demo) Get Happy!! (Rhino bonus CD)
f. Men Called Uncle (Demo) Get Happy!! (Rhino bonus CD)
g. King Horse (Demo) Get Happy!! (Rhino bonus CD)
h. Human Touch (Demo) unreleased
EC (vocals, all instruments)


circa 1979
unknown location

a. Seven O'Clock (Demo) Get Happy!! (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocal, guitar)


OCT 1979
Wisseloord Studios, Hilversum, Netherlands and/or
Eden Studios, Acton, London

a. Love For Tender Get Happy!!
b. Opportunity Get Happy!!
c. The Imposter Get Happy!!
d. Secondary Modern Get Happy!!
e. King Horse Get Happy!!
f. Possession Get Happy!!
g. Men Called Uncle Get Happy!!
h. Clowntime Is Over Get Happy!!
i. High Fidelity Get Happy!!
j. I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down Get Happy!!
k. Black And White World Get Happy!!
l. 5ive Gears In Reverse Get Happy!!
m. B Movie Get Happy!!
n. Motel Matches Get Happy!!
o. Human Touch Get Happy!!
p. Beaten To The Punch Get Happy!!
q. Temptation Get Happy!!
r. I Stand Accused Get Happy!!
s. Riot Act Get Happy!!
t. Girls Talk Get Happy!! (Rhino bonus CD)
u. Human Touch (Alternate Version) Get Happy!! (Rhino bonus CD)
v. Temptation (Alternate Version) Get Happy!! (Rhino bonus CD)
w. Motel Matches (Alternate Take) Get Happy!! (Rhino bonus CD)
x. Clowntime Is Over No. 2 Get Happy!! (Rhino bonus CD)
y. B Movie (Alternate Version) Get Happy!! (Rhino bonus CD)
z. Girls Talk (Alternate Version) Get Happy!! (Rhino bonus CD)
aa. Getting Mighty Crowded Get Happy!! (Rhino bonus CD)
bb. Black Sails In The Sunset (Alternate Version) Trust (Rhino bonus CD)
a-aa: EC (vocals, guitar, organ on f), Steve Nieve (keyboards), Bruce Thomas (bass, harmonica on j), Pete Thomas (drums)
bb: EC (vocals), Steve Nieve (piano)
Although precise details are not available for which tracks were recorded at which studio, EC's memory identifies Clowntime Is Over No. 2, Getting Mighty Crowded, and both versions of Girls Talk as Eden Studios recordings.


NOV 1979
U.K. Pro Studios, Shepherd's Bush, London

a. From A Whisper To A Scream (Alternate Version [#1]) Get Happy!! (Rhino bonus CD)
b. Watch Your Step (Alternate Version [#1]) Get Happy!! (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocals, all instruments?)
U.K. Pro Studios was Nick Lowe's home studio, which would soon be renamed Am-Pro Studios.


DEC 26, 1979
Am-Pro Studios, Shepherd's Bush, London

a. We Oughta Be Ashamed with Johnny Cash Almost Blue (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocal, acoustic guitar), Johnny Cash (vocal, acoustic guitar), Martin Belmont (electric guitar), Nick Lowe (bass), Pete Thomas (drums)


DEC 29, 1979
Hammersmith Odeon, London

a. The Imposter (Live) Get Happy!! (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocal, guitar), Steve Nieve (keyboards), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums)

1980

EARLY 1980
T.W. Studios, Fulham, London

a. Just A Memory Get Happy!! (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocals), Steve Nieve (keyboards)


1980
Olympic Studios, London

a. New Amsterdam (Alternate Version) Get Happy!! (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocal, guitar), Steve Nieve (keyboards), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums)


MAR 1980
Am-Pro Studios, Shepherd's Bush, London

a. Ghost Train Get Happy!! (Rhino bonus CD)
b. Hoover Factory Get Happy!! (Rhino bonus CD)
c. Dr. Luther's Assistant Get Happy!! (Rhino bonus CD)
d. New Lace Sleeves (Alternate Version) Get Happy!! (Rhino bonus CD)
a: EC (vocals, Spanish guitar, marimba, fretless bass)
b-d: EC (vocals, all instruments except as noted), Paul "Bassman" Riley (bass on d), Pete Thomas (drums on c-d)


APR 2, 1980
Canvey Island, England

a. Don't Look Back (Live) Get Happy!! (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocal, guitar), Steve Nieve (keyboards), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums)


JUL 1980
DJM Studios, Holborn, London and/or
SEP 1980 & LATE OCT - EARLY NOV 1980
Eden Studios, Acton, London

JUL a. Sad About Girls Trust (Rhino bonus CD)
JUL b. From A Whisper To A Scream (Alternate Version [#2]) Trust (Rhino bonus CD)
JUL c. Watch Your Step (Alternate Version [#2]) Trust (Rhino bonus CD)
JUL d. Clubland (Alternate Take) Trust (Rhino bonus CD)
JUL e. You'll Never Be A Man (Alternate Take) Trust (Rhino bonus CD)
JUL f. Big Sister (Alternate Version) Trust (Rhino bonus CD)
SEP g. Slow Down Trust (Rhino bonus CD)
SEP h. Twenty-Five To Twelve Trust (Rhino bonus CD)
i. Clubland Trust
j. Lovers Walk Trust
k. You'll Never Be A Man Trust
l. Pretty Words Trust
m. Strict Time Trust
n. Luxembourg Trust
o. Watch Your Step Trust
p. New Lace Sleeves Trust
q. From A Whisper To A Scream Trust
r. Different Finger Trust
s. White Knuckles Trust
t. Shot With His Own Gun Trust
u. Fish 'N' Chip Paper Trust
v. Big Sister Trust (Rhino bonus CD)
OCT or NOV w. Big Sister's Clothes Trust
EC (vocals, guitar on a-s/u-v, all instruments on w), Steve Nieve (piano & organ on a-v), Bruce Thomas (bass on a-s/u-v), Pete Thomas (drums on a-s/u-v), Glenn Tilbrook (vocals on q), Martin Belmont (guitar on q)


LATE 1980 - EARLY 1981
Eden Studios, Acton, London

a. Black Sails In The Sunset Trust (Rhino bonus CD)
b. Hoover Factory (Alternate Version) Trust (Rhino bonus CD)
c. Love For Sale Trust (Rhino bonus CD)
d. Boy With A Problem Trust (Rhino bonus CD)
e. Weeper's Dream Trust (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocals on a-d, guitar on a-b/e, piano on d), Steve Nieve (keyboards on a & possibly b), Bruce Thomas (bass on a), Pete Thomas (drums on a), Billy Bremner (guitar on c)


1981

JAN 20, 1981
CBS Studio B, Nashville

a. Too Far Gone ("Lost Session" Version) Almost Blue (Rhino bonus CD)
b. He's Got You ("Lost Session" Version) Almost Blue (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocal, guitar), Steve Nieve (keyboards), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums), Pete Drake (steel guitar)


MAR 1981 (probably MAR 7)
September Sound Studios, Huddersfield

a. Gloomy Sunday Trust (Rhino bonus CD)
b. The Long Honeymoon (Instrumental Piano Demo) Trust (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocal & guitar on a, piano on b)


MAY 18 - MAY 29, 1981
CBS Studio A, Nashville

a. Why Don't You Love Me (Like You Used To Do)? Almost Blue
b. Sweet Dreams Almost Blue
c. Success Almost Blue
d. I'm Your Toy Almost Blue
e. Tonight The Bottle Let Me Down Almost Blue
f. Brown To Blue Almost Blue
g. Good Year For The Roses Almost Blue
h. Sittin' And Thinkin' Almost Blue
i. Colour Of The Blues Almost Blue
j. Too Far Gone Almost Blue
k. Honey Hush Almost Blue
l. How Much I Lied Almost Blue
MAY 18 m. Honky Tonk Girl Almost Blue (Rhino bonus CD)
MAY 18 n. That's Why I'm Walking Almost Blue (Rhino bonus CD)
MAY 18 o. Wondering Almost Blue (Rhino bonus CD)
MAY 18 p. Darling, You Know I Wouldn't Lie Almost Blue (Rhino bonus CD)
MAY 19 q. My Shoes Keep Walking Back To You Almost Blue (Rhino bonus CD)
MAY 20 r. Blues Keep Calling Almost Blue (Rhino bonus CD)
MAY 20 s. Tears Before Bedtime Almost Blue (Rhino bonus CD)
MAY 20 t. Psycho Almost Blue (Rhino bonus CD)
MAY 20 u. Cry, Cry, Cry Almost Blue (Rhino bonus CD)
MAY 21 v. I'll Take Care Of You Almost Blue (Rhino bonus CD)
MAY 21 w. Your Angel Steps Out Of Heaven Almost Blue (Rhino bonus CD)
x. He's Got You (Alternate Take) unreleased*
y. How Much I Lied (Fast Version) unreleased*
z. Blues Keep Calling / Cry, Cry, Cry (Medley Version) unreleased*
EC (vocals, guitar), Steve Nieve (piano, organ), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums), John McFee (lead guitar, pedal steel), Tommy Millar (fiddle), Nashville Edition (background vocals)
(*Available on the bootleg Nashville And More)


JUN 1, 1981
Apollo Theatre, London

a. Psycho (Live) Fundamental Frolics
EC (vocal, guitar)


JUL 30, 1981
Mean Machine, Aberdeen, Scotland

a. He's Got You (Live) Almost Blue (Ryko version)
b. Cry, Cry, Cry (Live) Almost Blue (Ryko version)
c. Brand New Heartache (Live) Almost Blue (Rhino bonus CD)
d. There Won't Be Anymore (Live) Almost Blue (Rhino bonus CD)
e. Sittin' And Thinkin' (Live) Almost Blue (Rhino bonus CD)
f. Honey Hush (Live) Almost Blue (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocal, guitar), Steve Nieve (keyboards), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums), John McFee (guitar)


AUG 21-22, 1981
Pathway Studios, Islington

a. The Stamping Ground Imperial Bedroom (Rhino bonus CD)
b. Shabby Doll (Demo) Imperial Bedroom (Rhino bonus CD)
c. Man Out Of Time (Demo) Imperial Bedroom (Rhino bonus CD)
d. You Little Fool (Demo) Imperial Bedroom (Rhino bonus CD)
e. Town Cryer (Demo) Imperial Bedroom (Rhino bonus CD)
f. Seconds Of Pleasure (Demo) Imperial Bedroom (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocals, all instruments)


OCT 1981
"a friend's cottage in Devon"

a. ...And In Every Home (Rehearsal) Imperial Bedroom (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocal, guitar), Steve Nieve (keyboards), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums)


NOV 1981
AIR Studios, London

a. Beyond Belief Imperial Bedroom
b. Tears Before Bedtime Imperial Bedroom
c. Shabby Doll Imperial Bedroom
d. The Long Honeymoon Imperial Bedroom
e. Man Out Of Time Imperial Bedroom
f. Almost Blue Imperial Bedroom
g. ...And In Every Home Imperial Bedroom
h. The Loved Ones Imperial Bedroom
i. Human Hands Imperial Bedroom
j. Kid About It Imperial Bedroom
k. Little Savage Imperial Bedroom
l. Boy With A Problem Imperial Bedroom
m. Pidgin English Imperial Bedroom
n. You Little Fool Imperial Bedroom
o. Town Cryer Imperial Bedroom
p. Little Goody Two Shoes Out Of Our Idiot (CD only)
q. The Land Of Give And Take (Early Version Of Beyond Belief) Imperial Bedroom (Rhino bonus CD)
r. Tears Before Bedtime (Alternate Version) Imperial Bedroom (Rhino bonus CD)
s. Man Out Of Time (Alternate Version) Imperial Bedroom (Rhino bonus CD)
t. Human Hands (Early Version) Imperial Bedroom (Rhino bonus CD)
u. Kid About It (Alternate Version) Imperial Bedroom (Rhino bonus CD)
v. Little Savage (Alternate Version) Imperial Bedroom (Rhino bonus CD)
w. You Little Fool (Alternate Version) Imperial Bedroom (Rhino bonus CD)
x. Town Cryer (Fast Version) Imperial Bedroom (Rhino bonus CD)
y. Little Goody Two Shoes (Alternate Version) Imperial Bedroom (Rhino bonus CD)
z. The Town Where Time Stood Still (Alternate Version) Imperial Bedroom (Rhino bonus CD)
NOV 16 aa. I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down (Alternate Version) Get Happy!! (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocals, guitar), Steve Nieve (piano, organ, orchestrations), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums)


1982

JAN 7, 1982
Royal Albert Hall, London

a. I'm Your Toy (Live) Almost Blue (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocal, guitar), Steve Nieve (keyboards), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums), John McFee (guitar), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


JAN 20, 1982
Am-Pro Studios, Shepherd's Bush, London

a. Seconds Of Pleasure Punch The Clock (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocals, bass), Steve Nieve (piano)


FEB 1982
Matrix Studios, London

a. I Turn Around Imperial Bedroom (Rhino bonus CD)
b. From Head To Toe Imperial Bedroom (Rhino bonus CD)
c. The World Of Broken Hearts Imperial Bedroom (Rhino bonus CD)
d. Night Time Imperial Bedroom (Rhino bonus CD)
e. Really Mystified Imperial Bedroom (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocals, guitar, organ on a), Steve Nieve (keyboards on b-e, backing vocal on b), Bruce Thomas (bass, backing vocal on b), Pete Thomas (drums, backing vocal on b)


MAY 2, 1982
Eden Studios, Acton, London

a. Imperial Bedroom Imperial Bedroom (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocals, Linn Drum, bass, keyboards)


1982
Eden Studios, Acton, London

a. The Town Where Time Stood Still Punch The Clock (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocals, all instruments except drum loop), Pete Thomas (drum loop)


1982
unknown studio

a. Party Party Singles, Volume 2
EC (vocals, guitar), Steve Nieve (keyboards), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums), Gary Barnacle (tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone), Annie Whitehead (trombone)


DEC 24, 1982
Royal Albert Hall, London

a. The World And His Wife (Live) Punch The Clock (Ryko version)
b. Everyday I Write The Book (Live) Punch The Clock (Ryko version)
EC (vocal, guitar), Steve Nieve (keyboards on b), Bruce Thomas (bass on b), Pete Thomas (drums on b)


1982 and/or EARLY 1983
Elvis' home

a. Shatterproof Punch The Clock (Rhino bonus CD)
b. Heathen Town (Demo) Punch The Clock (Rhino bonus CD)
c. The Flirting Kind (Demo) Punch The Clock (Rhino bonus CD)
d. Let Them All Talk (Demo) Punch The Clock (Rhino bonus CD)
e. King Of Thieves (Demo) Punch The Clock (Rhino bonus CD)
f. The Invisible Man (Demo) Punch The Clock (Rhino bonus CD)
g. The Element Within Her (Demo) Punch The Clock (Rhino bonus CD)
h. Love Went Mad (Demo) Punch The Clock (Rhino bonus CD)
i. The Greatest Thing (Demo) Punch The Clock (Rhino bonus CD)
j. Mouth Almighty (Demo) Punch The Clock (Rhino bonus CD)
k. Charm School (Demo) Punch The Clock (Rhino bonus CD)
l. The Comedians (Demo) Goodbye Cruel World (Rhino bonus CD)
m. Inch By Inch (Demo) Goodbye Cruel World (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocals, all instruments)


LATE 1982 or EARLY 1983
[?]

a. Tomorrow's (Just Another Day) with Madness Goodbye Cruel World (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocals), Mike Barson (keyboards), Chris Foreman (guitar), Mark Bedford (bass), Daniel Woodgate (drums), Lee Thompson (saxophone), Chas Smash (trumpet)
EC added his vocals to a backing track recorded without his involvement.

1983

JAN 27 - APR 1983
AIR Studios, London

a. Let Them All Talk Punch The Clock
b. Everyday I Write The Book Punch The Clock
c. The Greatest Thing Punch The Clock
d. The Element Within Her Punch The Clock
e. Love Went Mad Punch The Clock
f. Shipbuilding Punch The Clock
g. TKO (Boxing Day) Punch The Clock
h. Charm School Punch The Clock
i. The Invisible Man Punch The Clock
j. Mouth Almighty Punch The Clock
k. King Of Thieves Punch The Clock
l. Pills And Soap Punch The Clock
m. The World And His Wife Punch The Clock
n. Everyday I Write The Book (Alternate Version) Punch The Clock (Rhino bonus CD)
o. Baby Pictures Punch The Clock (Rhino bonus CD)
p. Heathen Town Punch The Clock (Rhino bonus CD)
q. The Flirting Kind Punch The Clock (Rhino bonus CD)
r. Everyday I Write The Book (Reggae Version) unreleased
s. The World And His Wife (Solo Version) Punch The Clock (Rhino bonus CD)
a-r: EC (vocals, Epiphone, Gretsch & Fender guitars, "one-finger" Synclavier & Casiotone), Steve Nieve (Bosendorfer piano, Emulator, Fairlight CMI, Vox organ, Hammond organ, Synclavier), Bruce Thomas (Wal electric bass guitar), Pete Thomas (Gretsch drums, Sabian cymbals), Jim Paterson (trombone), Jeff Blythe (alto sax, baritone sax, clarinet), Paul Speare (tenor sax, flute), Dave Plews (trumpet), Caron Wheeler (backing vocals), Claudia Fontaine (backing vocals), Stuart Robson (trumpet & flugelhorn on m), Chet Baker (trumpet solo on f), Morris Pert (percussion), David Bedford (string arrangements)
s: EC (vocal, guitar)


JUN 9, 1983
Maida Vale Studios (Studio 4), London

a. Big Sister's Clothes / Stand Down Margaret (BBC Session) Punch The Clock (Rhino bonus CD)
b. Danger Zone (BBC Session) Punch The Clock (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocals, guitar), Steve Nieve (keyboards), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums)


SEP 3, 1983
Sea Saint Studios, New Orleans

a. Walking On Thin Ice Punch The Clock (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocals, guitar), Steve Nieve (keyboards), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums), Jim Paterson (trombone), Jeff Blythe (saxophone), Paul Speare (saxophone), Dave Plews (trumpet)


SEP 7, 1983
University of Texas, Austin, Texas

a. Possession (Live) Punch The Clock (Rhino bonus CD)
b. Secondary Modern (Live) Punch The Clock (Rhino bonus CD)
c. The Bells (Live) Punch The Clock (Rhino bonus CD)
d. Watch Your Step (Live) Punch The Clock (Rhino bonus CD)
e. Back Stabbers / King Horse (Live) Punch The Clock (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocal, guitar), Steve Nieve (keyboards), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums), Jim Paterson (trombone on a-b/d-e), Jeff Blythe (saxophone on a-b/d-e), Paul Speare (saxophone on a-b/d-e), Dave Plews (trumpet on a-b/d-e)


1983
unknown location (possibly Elvis' home or Demon Records office)

a. Mystery Voice (Demo) Goodbye Cruel World (Rhino bonus CD)
b. Joe Porterhouse (Demo) Goodbye Cruel World (Rhino bonus CD)
c. The Town Where Time Stood Still (Demo) Goodbye Cruel World (Rhino bonus CD)
d. Blue Murder On Union Avenue (Demo) Goodbye Cruel World (Rhino bonus CD)
e. Home Truth (Demo) Goodbye Cruel World (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocal, guitar)


DEC 1983
Eden Studios, Acton, London

a. I Wanna Be Loved (Demo) Goodbye Cruel World (Rhino bonus CD)
b. The Great Unknown (Demo) Goodbye Cruel World (Rhino bonus CD)
c. She Loves The Jerk (Demo) Goodbye Cruel World (Rhino bonus CD)
d. Turning The Town Red (Demo) Goodbye Cruel World (Rhino bonus CD)
e. Peace In Our Time (Demo) Goodbye Cruel World (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocal, piano on a, guitar on b-e)


1984

EARLY 1984
Riverside Studio

Withered And Died Goodbye Cruel World (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocal, guitar)


FEB 1984
SARM West Studios, London

a. The Only Flame In Town Goodbye Cruel World
b. Home Truth Goodbye Cruel World
c. Room With No Number Goodbye Cruel World
d. Inch By Inch Goodbye Cruel World
e. Worthless Thing Goodbye Cruel World
f. Love Field Goodbye Cruel World
g. I Wanna Be Loved Goodbye Cruel World
h. The Comedians Goodbye Cruel World
i. Joe Porterhouse Goodbye Cruel World
j. Sour Milk-Cow Blues Goodbye Cruel World
k. The Great Unknown Goodbye Cruel World
l. The Deportees Club Goodbye Cruel World
m. Peace In Our Time Goodbye Cruel World
n. Turning The Town Red Goodbye Cruel World (Rhino bonus CD)
o. The Only Flame In Town (Alternate Version) Goodbye Cruel World (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocals, guitars, anvil), Steve Nieve (keyboards), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums), Gary Barnacle (saxes, electric sax), Jim Paterson (trombone), Luis Jardim (percussion), Daryl Hall (vocals on a), Green Gartside (vocals on g)
Turning The Town Red received vocal and guitar overdubs at AIR Studios, London.


APR 28, 1984
The Warfield, San Francisco

a. The Only Flame In Town (Live) Goodbye Cruel World (Rhino bonus CD)
b. Worthless Thing (Live) Goodbye Cruel World (Rhino bonus CD)
c. Sleepless Nights (Live) Goodbye Cruel World (Rhino bonus CD)
d. What I Like Most About You Is Your Girlfriend (Live) Goodbye Cruel World (Rhino bonus CD)
e. Motel Matches (Live) Goodbye Cruel World (Rhino bonus CD)
f. Love Field (Live) Goodbye Cruel World (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocal, guitar on a-d, keyboard on e-f)


MAY 1984
Am-Pro Studios, Shepherd's Bush, London

a. Baby It's You with Nick Lowe Goodbye Cruel World (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocals, lead guitar), Nick Lowe (vocals, bass)


JUL 1984
[?], Los Angeles

a. Living A Little, Laughing A Little with John Hiatt Warming Up To The Ice Age (John Hiatt)
EC (vocals), John Hiatt (vocals, guitar), Jesse Boyce (bass, rhythm guitar), Larry Londin (drums), Randy McCormick (keyboards), Bobby King (additional vocals)


OCT 1984
Eden Studios, Acton, London

a. Get Yourself Another Fool Goodbye Cruel World (Rhino bonus CD)
b. I Hope You're Happy Now Goodbye Cruel World (Rhino bonus CD)
c. Young Boy Blues (Demo) Goodbye Cruel World (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocal, guitar), Steve Nieve (keyboards), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums)


1985

FEB 1985
The Sound Factory, Hollywood and
Sunset Sound Studios, Hollywood

a. The People's Limousine King Of America (Rhino bonus CD)
b. They'll Never Take Her Love From Me King Of America (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocal, electric guitar), T Bone Burnett (vocal, acoustic & electric guitars), David Miner (bass), Ron Tutt (drums), Stephen Bruton (mandolin on b)


FEB 14, 1985
Sunset Sound Studios, Hollywood

a. Suffering Face (Solo Demo) King Of America (Rhino bonus CD)
b. Indoor Fireworks (Solo Demo) King Of America (Rhino bonus CD)
c. I Hope You're Happy Now (Solo Demo) King Of America (Rhino bonus CD)
d. Poisoned Rose (Solo Demo) King Of America (Rhino bonus CD)
e. American Without Tears (Solo Demo) unreleased
EC (vocal, guitar)


APR 15, 1985
Red Bus Studios

a. Deportee Goodbye Cruel World (Ryko version)
b. I'll Wear It Proudly (Solo Demo) King Of America (Rhino bonus CD)
c. Next Time 'Round (Solo Demo) unreleased
d. Sleep Of The Just (Solo Demo) unreleased
e. Blue Chair (Solo Demo) unreleased
f. King Of Confidence (Solo Demo) unreleased
EC (vocal, guitar)
The Blue Chair and King Of Confidence demos may be from a different session around this time.


MAY 18 or 19, 1985
Dominion Theatre, London

a. Don't Get Above Your Raising (Live) with Ricky Skaggs Live In London (Ricky Skaggs)
EC (vocal, guitar), Ricky Skaggs (vocal, lead guitar), Jesse Chambers (bass), Gary Smith (piano), Lou Reid (fiddle or banjo or acoustic guitar), Bobby Hicks (fiddle or banjo), Martin Parker (drums), Richard Dennison (guitar), Bruce Bouton (guitar)


1985
unknown location

a. End Of The Rainbow The Anti-Heroin Album: It's A Live-In World
EC (vocal, guitar), unknown (backing vocal, synth bass)
This version of End Of The Rainbow may come from a known session from this period, but it is unclear which one. The backing vocal and synth bass were added without EC's involvement.


JUL 1985
unknown studio, Hollywood

a. The Big Light (Solo Demo) unreleased*
b. Our Little Angel (Solo Demo) unreleased*
c. Shoes Without Heels (Solo Demo) unreleased*
d. Jack Of All Parades (Solo Demo) King Of America (Rhino bonus CD)
e. Brilliant Mistake (Solo Demo) unreleased*
EC (vocal, guitar)
(*Available on the bootleg King Of Americana)


JUL 21, 1985
Ocean Way Studios, Hollywood

a. Lovable (Solo Demo) unreleased*
b. Glitter Gulch (Solo Demo) unreleased*
c. Little Palaces (Solo Demo) unreleased*
d. My Youngest Son Came Home Today (Solo Demo) unreleased*
e. End Of The Rainbow (Solo Demo) King Of America (Rhino bonus CD)
f. Deportee (Solo Demo) King Of America (Rhino bonus CD)
g. She Moved Through The Fair (Solo Demo) unreleased*
h. Feel Like Going Home (Solo Demo) unreleased*
i. Running Out Of Fools (Solo Demo) unreleased*
j. Having It All (Solo Demo) King Of America (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocal, guitar on a-g, piano on h-j)
The JUL 21 recording date should only be considered confirmed for the three officially released tracks.
(*Available on the bootleg King Of Americana)


JUL 1985
Ocean Way Studios, Hollywood and/or
Sunset Sound, Hollywood
possible additional recording at The Sound Factory

a. Our Little Angel King Of America
b. The Big Light King Of America
c. American Without Tears King Of America
JUL 22 d. Glitter Gulch King Of America
JUL 22 e. Shoes Without Heels King Of America (Rhino bonus CD)
JUL 22 f. Lovable (Alternate Version) unreleased
JUL 22 g. Indoor Fireworks (Alternate Version) unreleased
h. Poisoned Rose King Of America
i. Eisenhower Blues King Of America
j. Indoor Fireworks King Of America
k. Lovable King Of America
l. I'll Wear It Proudly King Of America
m. Sleep Of The Just King Of America
JUL 29 n. King Of Confidence King Of America (Rhino bonus CD)
o. Little Palaces King Of America
a-g: EC (vocals, acoustic guitar), James Burton (electric guitar, dobro on a/d), Jerry Scheff (string bass), Ron Tutt (drums), Jo-El Sonnier (French accordion on c)
h-i: EC (vocals), Ray Brown (string bass), Earl Palmer (drums), Tom Canning (piano), Mitchell Froom (Hammond organ), T Bone Burnett (electric guitar on i)
j-o: EC (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar on k, mandolins on o), James Burton (acoustic guitar on j), Jerry Scheff (string bass on j/o, electric bass on k-m, unknown bass on n), Jim Keltner (drums on k-n), Mitchell Froom (Hammond organ on j/l, organ on k, doctored piano on m, unknown keyboard on n), David Hidalgo (harmony vocal on k)
These sessions may have extended into AUG 1985. The majority of these tracks were recorded at Ocean Way, although at least one song (King Of Confidence) was recorded at Sunset Sound. The accordion on American Without Tears was added at an unspecified later date.


AUG 1985
Ocean Way Studios, Hollywood
possible additional recording at Sunset Sound and The Sound Factory

AUG 21 a. Betrayal King Of America (Rhino bonus CD)
b. Blue Chair (Alternate Version) unreleased
c. Next Time 'Round (Alternate Version) unreleased
AUG 21 d. Baby's Got A Brand New Hairdo Blood And Chocolate (Rhino bonus CD)
e. Suit Of Lights King Of America
EC (vocals, unknown guitar on a-c, guitars on d, acoustic guitar on e), Steve Nieve (unknown keyboards on a-c, organ on d, piano & Hammond organ on e), Bruce Thomas (electric bass), Pete Thomas (drums)
A version of Brilliant Mistake was rehearsed and possibly recorded with the Attractions at this time.


LATE AUG and/or SEP 1985
Ocean Way Studios, Hollywood
possible additional recording at Sunset Sound and The Sound Factory

a. Brilliant Mistake (Alternate Version) unreleased*
b. Blue Chair (Single Version) Blood And Chocolate (Rhino bonus CD)
c. Jack Of All Parades King Of America
d. Brilliant Mistake King Of America
a: EC (vocal), additional musicians unknown
b-d: EC (vocals, acoustic guitar), T-Bone Wolk (electric guitar on b/d, electric bass on b-c, piano accordion on d), Mickey Curry (drums on b-d), Mitchell Froom (organ on b, Hammond organ on c-d, harpsichord on d), Jerry Scheff (string bass on d), Steve Nieve (piano on c)
The lead vocal for Blue Chair (Single Version) was re-recorded in JAN 1987. The alternate Brilliant Mistake may date from the JUL sessions.
(*Available on the bootleg King Of Americana)


SEP or OCT 1985
Ocean Way Studios, Hollywood
possible additional recording at Sunset Sound and The Sound Factory

a. I Hope You're Happy Now Singles, Volume 3
b. Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood King Of America
EC (vocals, acoustic guitar on a), Jerry Scheff (string bass), Jim Keltner (drums), Mitchell Froom (unknown keyboard on a, Hammond organ on b), Michael Blair (marimba on b), T Bone Burnett (electric guitar on b))

1986

FEB 11, 1986
The Heartbreak. New York

a. Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood (Live) Singles, Volume 3
EC (vocal, guitar)


MAR - MAY 1986 (possibly also FEB)
Olympic Studios, London

a. Uncomplicated Blood And Chocolate
b. I Hope You're Happy Now Blood And Chocolate
c. Tokyo Storm Warning Blood And Chocolate
d. Home Is Anywhere You Hang Your Head Blood And Chocolate
e. I Want You Blood And Chocolate
f. Honey, Are You Straight Or Are You Blind? Blood And Chocolate
g. Blue Chair Blood And Chocolate
h. Battered Old Bird Blood And Chocolate
i. Crimes Of Paris Blood And Chocolate
j. Poor Napoleon Blood And Chocolate
k. Next Time 'Round Blood And Chocolate
l. Forgive Her Anything Blood & Chocolate (Rykodisc/Demon edition)
m. Honey, Are You Straight Or Are You Blind? (Alternate Version) Rock And Roll Music
MAR 6 n. Uncomplicated (Alternate Version) Blood & Chocolate (Rhino/Edsel edition)
MAR 10 o. Battered Old Bird (Alternate Version) Blood & Chocolate (Rhino/Edsel edition)
MAR 13 p. New Rhythm Method Blood & Chocolate (Rhino/Edsel edition)
APR 7 q. Crimes Of Paris (Electric Version) Blood & Chocolate (Rhino/Edsel edition)
APR 8 r. Leave My Kitten Alone Blood & Chocolate (Rhino/Edsel edition)
APR 8 s. Forgive Her Anything (New Version) Blood & Chocolate (Rhino/Edsel edition)
MAY 13 t. All These Things Blood & Chocolate (Rhino/Edsel edition)
MAY 13 u. Pouring Water On A Drowning Man Blood & Chocolate (Rhino/Edsel edition)
MAY 13 v. Running Out Of Fools Blood & Chocolate (Rhino/Edsel edition)
MAY 13 w. Tell Me Right Now Blood & Chocolate (Rhino/Edsel edition)
MAY 13 x. Lonely Blue Boy Blood & Chocolate (Rhino/Edsel edition)
a-s: EC (vocals, electric & acoustic guitars, balgo & kanoj & klingovaroj on d, Vox Continental organ on f, harmonium on h, Hofner bass & tambourine on j), Steve Nieve (piano, organ, harmonium on h), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums), Nick Lowe (acoustic guitar on d-g/k), Cait O'Riordan (vocals on i-j)
t-x: EC (vocal, guitar)


1986
Eden Studios, Acton, London

a. Seven Day Weekend with Jimmy Cliff Blood And Chocolate (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocals, guitars), Jimmy Cliff (vocals), Steve Nieve (organ), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums)


MAY 17, 1986
Red Showground, Dublin

a. Leave My Kitten Alone (Live) Live For Ireland (double LP)
b. Many Rivers To Cross (Live) Live For Ireland (CD)
EC (vocal, guitar), Steve Nieve (keyboards), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums)


OCT 23, 1986
Broadway Theater, New York

a. That's How You Got Killed Before (Live) King Of America (Rhino bonus CD)
b. The Big Light (Live) King Of America (Rhino bonus CD)
c. It Tears Me Up (Live) King Of America (Rhino bonus CD)
d. The Only Daddy That'll Walk The Line (Live) King Of America (Rhino bonus CD)
e. True Love Ways (Live) King Of America (Rhino bonus CD)
f. Your Mind Is On Vacation / Your Funeral My Trial (Live) King Of America (Rhino bonus CD)
g. That's How You Got Killed Before (Reprise) (Live) King Of America (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocal, guitar), James Burton (lead guitar), Jerry Scheff (bass), Jim Keltner (drums), T Bone Burnett (rhythm guitar), Mitchell Froom (keyboards), T-Bone Wolk (accordion, vocal), Michael Blair (marimbas, vibraphone, percussion), Ralph Carney (saxophone)


1986
Ocean Way Studios, Hollywood

a. A Town Called Big Nothing (Really Big Nothing) Blood & Chocolate (Rykodisc/Demon edition) and Singles, Volume 3
b. Return To Big Nothing Blood & Chocolate (Rykodisc/Demon edition) and Singles, Volume 3
EC (vocals, guitar, bass, percussion), Ross MacManus (trumpet, clapping), Cait O'Riordan (vocals), Steve Nieve (piano), Pete Thomas (drums), Sy Richardson (speaking voice)

1987

JAN 1987
Eden Studios, Acton, London

a. American Without Tears No. 2 (Twilight Version) Blood And Chocolate (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocals, guitars, bass, piano, celesta, organ, harmonica, marimba, timbale)
This was also the session at which the lead vocal was re-recorded for Blue Chair (Single Version).


APR 16, 1987
San Jose Center For The Performing Arts, San Jose, California

a. Ship Of Fools / It Must Have Been The Roses (Live) Stolen Roses: Songs Of The Grateful Dead
EC (vocal, guitar)


1987
The Mill, Sussex

a. The Lovers That Never Were (Demo) unreleased*
b. Twenty Fine Fingers (Demo) unreleased*
c. Tommy's Coming Home (Demo) unreleased*
d. So Like Candy (Demo) unreleased*
e. You Want Her Too (Demo) unreleased*
f. Playboy To A Man (Demo) unreleased*
g. Don't Be Careless Love (Demo) unreleased*
h. My Brave Face (Demo) unreleased*
i. That Day Is Done (Demo) unreleased
EC & Paul McCartney (vocals, all instruments)
That Day Is Done is not known to circulate among collectors and was likely recorded at a separate session from the other demos.
(*Available on the bootleg The McCartney/MacManus Collaboration)


MAY 1987
Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin

a. Pads, Paws And Claws (Demo) Spike (Rhino bonus CD)
b. Let Him Dangle (Demo) Spike (Rhino bonus CD)
c. Veronica (Demo) Spike (Rhino bonus CD)
d. Tramp The Dirt Down (Demo) Spike (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocals, all instruments)


1987-1988
unknown location(s)

a. Baby Plays Around (Demo) Spike (Rhino bonus CD)
b. Last Boat Leaving (Demo) Spike (Rhino bonus CD)
1987 c. The Comedians (Demo) All This Useless Beauty (Rhino bonus CD)
d. The Days Take Care Of Everything (Demo) All This Useless Beauty (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocals, all instruments)
The date for The Days Take Care Of Everything is little more than a wild guess based on the assumption that a song written for Roy Orbison would not have been recorded after his death in 1988.


1988

JAN 19, 1988
Eden Studios, Acton, London

a. Put Your Big Toe In The Milk Of Human Kindness (Demo) Spike (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocal, guitar)


JAN - FEB 1988
The Mill, Sussex

a. You Want Her Too with Paul McCartney Flowers In The Dirt (Paul McCartney)
EC (second vocal, intro keyboards), Paul McCartney (lead vocal, bass, 12-string guitar, tambourine, harmonies, electric guitar), Hamish Stuart (guitar, harmonies), Chris Whitten (drums, percussion), Robbie McIntosh (guitar), Mitchell Froom (keyboards)
This track was completed without EC's involvement at Olympic Studios, London, and Sunset Sound Factory, Los Angeles.


FEB 16, 1988
Eden Studios, Acton, London

a. Any King's Shilling (Instrumental Demo) unreleased
b. Miss Macbeth (Demo) Spike (Rhino bonus CD)
c. ...This Town... (Demo) Spike (Rhino bonus CD)
d. God's Comic (Demo) unreleased
e. Deep Dark Truthful Mirror (Demo) Spike (Rhino bonus CD)
f. Coal-Train Robberies (Demo) Spike (Rhino bonus CD)
g. Satellite (Demo) Spike (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocals, all instruments)


1988
Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin

a. Tramp The Dirt Down Spike
b. Miss Macbeth Spike
c. Any King's Shilling Spike
EC (vocals, mandolin & guitars on b, acoustic guitar on c), Dónal Lunny (bouzouki, acoustic guitar on a, bodhran on b), Steve Wickham (fiddle), Davy Spillane (Uilleann pipes, low whistle on a/c), Christy Moore (bodhran on c), Frankie Gavin (fiddle on c), Derek Bell (Irish harp & tiompan on c), Mitchell Froom (Indian harmonium on a, chamberlain & Wurlitzer electric piano & organ on b), Jerry Scheff (double bass on a), Buell Niedlinger (double basses on c), Pete Thomas (drums on a-b), Michael Blair (tambourine on a-b, glockenspiel on a-b, crash-box & temple bells & snare drum on b), Marc Ribot (distant sound on a), Gregory Davis (trumpet on b), Efrem Towns (trumpet on b), Kevin Harris (tenor saxophone on b), Roger Lewis (baritone saxophone on b), Charles Joseph (trombone on b), Kirk Joseph (sousaphone on b), Jerry Marotta (snare drum on b)
Additional recording for Tramp The Dirt Down and Any King's Shilling took place at Ocean Way Studios, Hollywood. Additional recording for Miss Macbeth took place at both Southlake Studios, New Orleans, and Ocean Way Studios, Hollywood.


1988
Southlake Studios, New Orleans

a. Deep Dark Truthful Mirror Spike
b. Chewing Gum Spike
c. Stalin Malone Spike
d. Stalin Malone (Vocal Version) Spike (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocals on a-b/d, guitars on b), Gregory Davis (trumpet), Efrem Towns (trumpet), Kevin Harris (tenor saxophone), Roger Lewis (baritone saxophone, soprano saxophone on b-d), Charles Joseph (trombone on c-d), Kirk Joseph (sousaphone), Allen Toussaint (piano on a), Jim Keltner (snare drum & Chinese cymbal on a), Michael Blair (parade drum on a, tambourine on a, metal pipe on b), Marc Ribot (guitar on b), Benmont Tench (Hohner clavinet on b), Willie Green (drums on b), Cait O'Riordan (vocal on b), Jenell Marshall (snare drum on c-d), Lionel Batiste (bass drum on c-d)
Additional recording for Deep Dark Truthful Mirror and Chewing Gum took place at Ocean Way Studios, Hollywood.


1988
Ocean Way Studios, Hollywood

a. ...This Town... Spike
b. Let Him Dangle Spike
c. Veronica Spike
d. God's Comic Spike
e. Satellite Spike
f. Pads, Paws And Claws Spike
g. Baby Plays Around Spike
h. Coal-Train Robberies Spike
i. Last Boat Leaving Spike
EC (vocals, guitar on a/c/e-i, keyboards on a/f/h-i, melodica on a, tambourine on a, bass on d/f, bass piano on e, Hammond bass pedals on g, bells on g/i, mandolin on i), T-Bone Burnett (guitar on a/c/h, trigger bass on f), Roger McGuinn (12-string guitar on a), Marc Ribot (guitar on b/d/f, banjo on d), Paul McCartney (bass on a/c), Jerry Scheff (bass on b/f/h), Buell Niedlinger (double bass & cellos on d), T-Bone Wolk (bass on e/i, accordion on i), Benmont Tench (piano on b-c/e, spinet on c/e/h, organ on h), Mitchell Froom (electric piano on c, chamberlain on c-e, harmonium on d, organ on e/g), Ralph Forbes (electric drums on a/e), Jim Keltner (snare drum on a/d-e, tom-toms on e, drums on i), Jerry Marotta (drums on b-c/f/h), Michael Blair (percussion on a-f/h), Cait O'Riordan (lunge maracas on a, snowbells on i), Chrissie Hynde (harmony vocal on e)
Additional recording for ...This Town..., Veronica, and Satellite took place at AIR Studios, London.


LATE 1988
Wessex Studios, London

a. The Ugly Things Spike (Rhino bonus CD)
b. You're No Good Spike (Rhino bonus CD)
c. Point Of No Return Spike (Rhino bonus CD)
d. The Room Nobody Lives In Spike (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocals, guitars on a-b/d, keyboards on a/c/d, kalimba on b), Nick Lowe (bass on a-c), Pete Thomas (drums on a-c)


1988-1990
unknown location(s)

You Bowed Down (Demo) All This Useless Beauty (Rhino bonus CD)
1989 Hidden Shame (Demo) All This Useless Beauty (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocals, all instruments)

1989

1989 (between AUG and DEC)
Sorceror Sound, New York

That's How You Got Killed Before with The Dirty Dozen Brass Band Kojak Variety (Rhino/Edsel edition)
EC (vocal), Gregory Davis (trumpet), Efrem Towns (trumpet), Kevin Harris (tenor saxophone), Roger Lewis (baritone saxophone), Charles Joseph (trombone), Kirk Joseph (sousaphone), Jenell Marshall (drums, percussion), Danny Barker (guitar)
This may have had additional recording at Ultrasonic Studios, New Orleans, probably without EC's involvement.


LATE 1980s or EARLY 1990s
unknown location

The Only Flame In Town (Demo) All This Useless Beauty (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocals, all instruments)
Even this vague recording date is largely speculative.

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

2000

FEB 20, 2000, OCT 9-21, 2000, and JAN 15-21, 2001
Atlantis Grammophon AB, Stockholm and/or
NOV 6, 2000
Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin and/or
NOV 16, 2000
Westside Studios, London

Broken Bicycles / Junk For The Stars
Green Song For The Stars
Shamed Into Love For The Stars
For The Stars For The Stars
Only the songs from For The Stars which feature prominent vocal contributions from EC are listed above, but these are also the recording dates for No Wonder, Baby Plays Around, Go Leave, Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder), The Other Woman, Like An Angel Passing Through My Room, April After All, You Still Believe In Me, I Want To Vanish, This House Is Empty Now, Take It With Me, and the Japanese bonus track You Go To My Head. The songs featuring Fleshquartet (Rope, For No One, and Just A Curio) were recorded SEP 23-27, 2000 at Fleshland, Stockholm, although they may have received additional work at the sessions listed above.


JUN 30, 2000
Royal Albert Hall, London

I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself (Live) Tribute To Burt Bacharach & Hal David


EARLY NOV 2000
unknown location (possibly Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin)

You Stole My Bell The Family Man: Music From The Motion Picture


2001

CIRCA 2001
unknown location

Tear Off Your Own Head (It's A Doll Revolution) (Demo) unreleased


2001
unknown location, Dublin

Egypt Labour Of Love: The Music Of Nick Lowe


APR 25, 2001
Royce Hall, Los Angeles

The Butcher's Boy The Harry Smith Project: Anthology Of American Folk Music Revisited


APR 26, 2001
Royce Hall, Los Angeles

Ommie Wise Part 2 (What Lewis Did Last...) The Harry Smith Project: Anthology Of American Folk Music Revisited


SUMMER 2001
Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin

45 When I Was Cruel
Spooky Girlfriend When I Was Cruel
Tear Off Your Own Head (It's A Doll Revolution) When I Was Cruel
When I Was Cruel No. 2 When I Was Cruel
15 Petals When I Was Cruel
Tart When I Was Cruel
Dust 2... When I Was Cruel
Dissolve When I Was Cruel
Alibi When I Was Cruel
...Dust When I Was Cruel
Daddy Can I Turn This? When I Was Cruel
My Little Blue Window When I Was Cruel
Episode Of Blonde When I Was Cruel
Radio Silence When I Was Cruel
When I Was Cruel (No. 1) Cruel Smile
The vibraphone on When I Was Cruel No. 2 and horns on Spooky Girlfriend, 15 Petals, ...Dust, and Episode Of Blonde were added SEP 24, 2001 at Avatar Studios, New York.


LATE SEP 2001
Avatar Studios, New York

Smile (Japanese A-side) Cruel Smile
This was reportedly recorded at some point between SEP 20 and SEP 25 but not at the SEP 24 overdub session.


NOV 3, 2001
Avatar Studios, New York

Invisible Lady with The Charles Mingus Orchestra Tonight At Noon... Three Or Four Shades Of Love (Mingus Big Band / The Charles Mingus Orchestra)


LATE 2001 or EARLY 2002
Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin

Smile (Japanese B-side) Cruel Smile
EC added his vocal to a backing track recorded without his involvement at Studio Delphine, Paris.

2002

FEB 2002 (between FEB 25 and FEB 28)
Sunset Sound Factory, Hollywood

The Judgement (Guide Vocal) unreleased
When Solomon Burke recorded this song, EC attended the session and recorded a guide vocal for Burke to follow.


AVR 2002
Abbey Road Studios, Studio One, London

Il Sogno


MAY 15, 2002
Easy Street Records, Seattle

Spooky Girlfriend (Live) On The Mountain 8


MAY 22, 2002
KFOG Radio, San Francisco

Spooky Girlfriend (Live) Cruel Smile


JUN 3, 2002
KBCO Radio, Boulder, Colorado

Spooky Girlfriend (Acoustic) KBCO Studio C Volume 14
Tart (Acoustic) Cruel Smile (Japan)


JUN 5, 2002
Echo Bay Studios, New Hope, Minnesota

45 (Acoustic) Cities 97 Sampler Volume 14


JUN 28, 2002
Akasaka Blitz, Tokyo

Soul For Hire (Live) Cruel Smile
Uncomplicated (Live) Cruel Smile


JUL 5, 2002
International Forum A, Tokyo

Watching The Detectives / My Funny Valentine (Live) Cruel Smile


JUL 13, 2002
Enmore Theatre, Sydney

Almost Blue (Live) Cruel Smile
15 Petals (Live) Cruel Smile


JUL 17, 2002
Concert Hall, Melbourne

Dust (Live) Cruel Smile


NOV 2002
Snake Ranch Studio, London

My Mood Swings Moodswings (The Brodsky Quartet)
Real Emotional Girl Moodswings (The Brodsky Quartet)

2003

FEB 2003
The Steakhouse Studio, North Hollywood

Crying Time with Wanda Jackson Heart Trouble (Wanda Jackson)


MAR 2003
unknown location, Los Angeles

Everybody's Crying Mercy Peace Songs


APR 7, 2003 - MAY 2003
Nola Studios, New York and/or
Avatar Studios, New York

You Left Me In The Dark North
Someone Took The Words Away North
When Did I Stop Dreaming? North
You Turned To Me North
Fallen North
When It Sings North
Still North
Let Me Tell You About Her North
Can You Be True? North
When Green Eyes Turn Blue North
I'm In The Mood Again North
Impatience North (UK & Japan)
Too Blue North (Japan)
North internet download
The Brodsky Quartet's contribution to Still was recorded at AIR Studios, London.


APR 9, 2003
Beacon Theatre, New York

Crazy (Live) with Diana Krall and Willie Nelson Live And Kickin' (Willie Nelson)


2003
Avatar Studios, New York

Let's Misbehave De-Lovely: Music From The Motion Picture


NOV 2, 2003
Oslo Konserthus, Oslo, Norway

Matter Of Time with Los Lobos The Ride (Los Lobos)
The recording date refers only to EC's vocal, which he recorded at a soundcheck while on tour.


2004

APR 2004 (beginning APR 5)
Sweet Tea Studios, Oxford. Mississippi

Button My Lip The Delivery Man
Country Darkness The Delivery Man
There's A Story In Your Voice The Delivery Man
Either Side Of The Same Town The Delivery Man
Bedlam The Delivery Man
The Delivery Man The Delivery Man
Nothing Clings Like Ivy The Delivery Man
The Name Of This Thing Is Not Love The Delivery Man
Heart Shaped Bruise The Delivery Man
She's Pulling Out The Pin The Delivery Man
Needle Time The Delivery Man
The Judgement The Delivery Man
Lucinda Williams' vocal on There's A Story In Your Voice and John McFee's guitar on Country Darkness and Heart Shaped Bruise were added at Village Recorders, Los Angeles. Emmylou Harris' vocals on Nothing Clings Like Ivy and Heart Shaped Bruise were added at Ocean Way Studios, Nashville. Some songs likely received additional work when EC returned to Sweet Tea Studios in EARLY JUN.


APR 15, 2004
Delta Recording, Clarksdale, Mississippi

Monkey To Man The Delivery Man
The Monkey The Clarksdale Sessions and The Delivery Man (Japan)
Country Darkness The Clarksdale Sessions
Needle Time The Clarksdale Sessions
The Scarlet Tide The Clarksdale Sessions
In Another Room The Clarksdale Sessions
The Delivery Man The Clarksdale Sessions
The Dark End Of The Street The Clarksdale Sessions
Only the basic track for Monkey To Man was recorded in Clarksdale. It was probably completed in Oxford.


APR 17, 2004
Hi-Tone Cafe, Memphis

Love That Burns (Live) Monkey To Man CD single


2004 (probably between APR and JUN)
Ocean Way Studios, Nashville

The Scarlet Tide The Delivery Man
Emmylou Harris' vocals for Nothing Clings Like Ivy and Heart Shaped Bruise were also recorded at this session.


JUL 9, 2004
Netherlands Congress Centre, The Hague, Netherlands

Upon A Veil Of Midnight Blue (Live) My Flame Burns Blue
Clubland (Live) My Flame Burns Blue
Still (Live) iTunes download (UK & Japan)
Put Away Forbidden Playthings (Live) My Flame Burns Blue
...Dust (Live) My Flame Burns Blue (Japan) and iTunes download (US)
My Flame Burns Blue (Blood Count) (Live) My Flame Burns Blue
Hora Decubitus (Live) My Flame Burns Blue
God Give Me Strength (Live) My Flame Burns Blue
Favourite Hour (Live) My Flame Burns Blue
That's How You Got Killed Before (Live) My Flame Burns Blue
Can You Be True? (Live) My Flame Burns Blue
Almost Ideal Eyes (Live) My Flame Burns Blue
Speak Darkly, My Angel (Live) My Flame Burns Blue
Watching The Detectives (Live) My Flame Burns Blue
Episode Of Blonde (Live) My Flame Burns Blue
Almost Blue (Live) My Flame Burns Blue


2004 (probably SUMMER)
unknown location

My Flame Burns Blue (Blood Count) Billy Strayhorn: Lush Life


SEP 23, 2004
Avatar Studios, New York

The Delivery Man (Live for iTunes) Futurama Sessions
The Monkey (Live for iTunes) Futurama Sessions
Needle Time (Live for iTunes) Futurama Sessions
Monkey To Man (Live for iTunes) Futurama Sessions
Button My Lip (Live for iTunes) Futurama Sessions

2005

2005
Avatar Studios, New York

Who Are These People? with Burt Bacharach At This Time (Burt Bacharach)
This track was largely recorded in Los Angeles, with Elvis phoning in his vocal via an ISDN line.


JUL 13, 2005
Avatar Studios, New York

Beautiful HOUSE M.D.: ORIGINAL TELEVISION SOUNDTRACK
A portion of this was used in an episode of the TV series House.


NOV 27 - DEC 10, 2005
Sunset Sound, Hollywood and/or
Piety Street Recorders, New Orleans

On Your Way Down The River In Reverse
Nearer To You The River In Reverse
Tears, Tears And More Tears The River In Reverse
The Sharpest Thorn The River In Reverse
Who's Gonna Help Brother Get Further? The River In Reverse
The River In Reverse The River In Reverse
Freedom For The Stallion The River In Reverse
Broken Promise Land The River In Reverse
Ascension Day The River In Reverse
International Echo The River In Reverse
All These Things The River In Reverse
Wonder Woman The River In Reverse
Six-Fingered Man The River In Reverse
The Greatest Love The River In Reverse (Japan)
Where Is The Love iTunes download
With You In Mind unreleased
What Do You Want The Girl To Do? unreleased
A partial performance of What Do You Want The Girl To Do? appears in the Putting The River In Reverse DVD.


2005 or 2006
Avatar Studios, New York

Troublemaker Welcome To The Voice
Despair Welcome To The Voice

2006

FEB 2006 (possibly FEB 15)
Bennett Studios, Englewood, New Jersey

Are You Havin' Any Fun? with Tony Bennett Duets: An American Classic (Tony Bennett)


2006
unknown studio

Little Boxes Weeds: Music From The Showtime Original Series Volume 2

JUN 2006
The Beech House, Nashville

When I Stop Dreaming with Charlie Louvin Charlie Louvin (Charlie Louvin)

2006
Cash family property, Hendersonville, Tennessee

Ring Of Fire Anchored In Love: A Tribute To June Carter Cash