Songs written for other artists

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This is a list of songs Elvis wrote for other artists. (This list may be incomplete.)

Copied from Old discography - Extracurricular Work


  1. Abandoned Masquerade, for Diana Krall. (music by Diana, lyrics by Elvis) Released on The Girl In The Other Room, 2004
  2. All This Useless Beauty, for June Tabor. Released on Angel Tiger, [91; CD; Cooking Vinyl COOKCD 049] & Essential Folk (various artists) [95; CD; Nectar NTRCD030])
  3. Almost Blue, for Chet Baker. [12"; Novus PT 49371 (promo)] also on CHET BAKER SINGS AND PLAYS FROM THE FILM "LET'S GET LOST" [89; CAS/CD; RCA-BMG PK 83054 (Germany)]. The version played in the film is not identical to that on record/CD
  4. Almost Ideal Eyes, for David Crosby (not recorded)
  5. Back On My Feet (EC/McCartney), for Paul McCartney (on ONCE UPON A LONG AGO [87; 12"/CD5; Parlophone 202188-6/CDR6170(UK)] and included on the remastered CD version of Flowers In The Dirt [93; CD; Parlophone/EMI 0777 7 89138 2 5]
  6. Basement Kiss (EC/O'Riordan), for Wendy James on Now Ain't The Time For Your Tears
  7. Comedians, for Roy Orbison. Note: these lyrics are different to EC's version on _Goodbye Cruel World_. (On Mystery Girl [89; CD/LP; Virgin CDV 2576] & Black & White Night Live [89; CD; Virgin CDV 2601]).
  8. Complicated Shadows, for Johnny Cash (not recorded).
  9. Couldn't You Keep That To Yourself, for Ute Lemper (on Punishing Kiss [2000-04-04; CD])
  10. The Deportees Club, for Christy Moore (on Voyage [89; CD/CAS; WEA 2292-46156-2/WEA-Atlantic 82034-4 (US)])
  11. Departure Bay (music Krall, lyrics Krall/Costello), for Diana Krall on The Girl In The Other Room [2004; CD]
  12. Dirty Rotten Shame, for Ronnie Drew of the Dubliners (on Dirty Rotten Shame [95; CD; Sony 4814132], also issued as CD single)
  13. Don't Be Careless Love (EC/McCartney), for Paul McCartney on Flowers In The Dirt [89; LP/CD; Parlophone PCSD 106] EC on keys & harmonies
  14. Do You Know What I'm Saying?, for Wendy James on Now Ain't The Time For Your Tears
  15. Earthbound (EC/O'Riordan), for Wendy James on Now Ain't The Time For Your Tears
  16. Fake Tin Star (Krall/Costello), for Diana Krall on Single: Narrow Daylight [2004-05-__; CD5; Verve 9866818 (UK)]
  17. Fill In The Blanks, for Wendy James on Now Ain't The Time For Your Tears
  18. Forbidden Nights, for Darlene Love on Introducing Darlene Love [2015; CD]
  19. The Girl In The Other Room (song) (music & lyrics Krall/Costello), for Diana Krall on The Girl In The Other Room [2004; CD]
  20. Girls Talk, for Dave Edmunds on Repeat When Necessary [LP; Swan Song SSK 59409], [CD; Swan Song 8507-2] and a-side of single [7"; Swan Song SSK 19418]
  21. Having It All, for Patsy Kensit to perform in the ill-fated film ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS
  22. Hidden Shame, for Johnny Cash on Boom Chicka Boom [90; CD; Mercury 842 725-2], [90; LP; Mercury 8421551])
  23. I Want To Stand Forever, for Wendy James on Now Ain't The Time For Your Tears
  24. I Want To Vanish, for June Tabor on Against The Streams [94; CD; Cooking Vinyl COOK CD 071]
  25. I Wonder How She Knows (EC/Brown), for Charles Brown on Someone To Love [92; CD/CAS; Bullseye Blues NETCD/CBB 9514] also available as a German release on Munich Records.
  26. I'm Coming Through (music Krall, lyrics Krall/Costello), for Diana Krall on The Girl In The Other Room [2004; CD]
  27. I've Changed My Address (music Krall, lyrics Krall/Costello), for Diana Krall on The Girl In The Other Room [2004; CD]
  28. Indigo Moon (EC/McCartney), yet to be released [87]
  29. Indoor Fireworks, for Nick Lowe on The Rose Of England [85; CD; F-Beat ZL70765/Demon FIENDCD 73]
  30. It's Not Too Late (EC/T-Bone Burnett/Bob Neuwirth), for T-Bone Burnett on The Criminal Under My Own Hat [92; CD/CAS; Columbia 4679782/4]
  31. London's Brilliant (EC/O'Riordan), for Wendy James on Now Ain't The Time For Your Tears
  32. Losing You (Just A Memory), for Dusty Springfield (this is the song "Just A Memory" with an extra verse or so written especially for Dusty) on White Heat [83; LP; Casablanca])
  33. The Lovers That Never Were (EC/McCartney), for Paul McCartney on Off The Ground [93; CD; Parlophone CDPCSD 125] & OFF THE GROUND-THE COMPLETE WORKS [93; 2xCD; Parlophone CDEQ 5010]. A demo of this song exists with EC singing the choruses.
  34. Maureen And Sam (EC/Mayes), for Allan Mayes on Stumbling In The Aisle [86; LP; U.S. STC 86-2-1001]
  35. The Miranda Syndrome (EC/Ruben Blades), for Ruben Blades on Nothing But The Truth [88; CD/LP/CAS; Elektra 960 754-2/1/4], EC plays acoustic guitar.
  36. Miss Mary (EC/Zucchero), for Zucchero 'Sugar' Fornaciari's on Miserere [92; CD/MC; Polydor 513 682-2/4 (US), London 517 097-2/4 (France)]. EC is possibly part of the backing choir.
  37. Mistress And Maid (EC/McCartney), for Paul McCartney on Off The Ground [93; CD; Parlophone CDPCSD 125] & OFF THE GROUND-THE COMPLETE WORKS [93; 2xCD; Parlophone CDEQ 5010].
  38. My Brave Face (EC/McCartney), for Paul McCartney on Flowers In The Dirt [89; LP/CD; Parlophone PCSD 106]
  39. The Nameless One, for Wendy James on Now Ain't The Time For Your Tears
  40. Narrow Daylight (music Krall & lyrics Krall/Costello), for Diana Krall on The Girl In The Other Room [2004; CD] and Single: Narrow Daylight [2004-05-__; CD5; Verve 9866818 (UK)])
  41. The Other End Of The Telescope (EC/Aimee Mann), for 'Til Tuesday on Everything's Different Now [89; CD/LP; Epic EPC 460737] & Coming up Close: A Retrospective [CD (enhanced); Epic Legacy EK 64944], EC on bvox
  42. Passionate Fight, for Ute Lemper on Punishing Kiss [2000-04-04; CD]
  43. Punishing Kiss (EC/MacManus/O'Riordan), for Annie Ross and the Low Note Quintet on Short Cuts [93: CD; Imago-BMG 72787 210142 (Germany)]), for Ute Lemper on Punishing Kiss [2000-04-04; CD]
  44. Puppet Girl (EC/O'Riordan), for Wendy James on Now Ain't The Time For Your Tears
  45. Put Away Forbidden Playthings, for Fretwork on Sit Fast, 1997
  46. Radio Sweetheart, for Carlene Carter on Two Sides To Every Woman [79; LP; Warner BSK 3375 (US)]
  47. The Scarlet Tide [Costello/T Bone Burnett], for Alison Krauss on Cold Mountain soundtrack [2003-12-__; CD]
  48. Shadow And Jimmy (EC/David Was), for Was Not Was on What Up, Dog? [88; LP; Fontana SFLP4], [88; CAS; SFMC4] & [88; CD; 834 291-2])
  49. Shamed Into Love (EC/Ruben Blades), for Ruben Blades on Nothing But The Truth [88; Elektra 960 754-1]
  50. Shatterproof, for Billy Bremmer (a-side of single [84; 7"/12"; Arista 557] and on Bash! [Arista 06 179])
  51. Shipbuilding (EC/Langer), for Robert Wyatt on Nothing Can Stop Us [82; CD; Rough Trade (some CDs do not include this track!)], [82; 7" a-side; Rough Trade RTT 115], [82; 12" a-side; Rough Trade RTT 115T]. EC on bvox)
  52. St. Stephen's Day Murders, for The Chieftains on The Bells Of Dublin [91; CD; RCA 60824]
  53. Stranger In The House, for Rachel Sweet on Fool Around [78; LP; Stiff SEEZ 12/Stiff-Teldec 6.23659 (Germany, green vinyl)]
  54. That Day Is Done (EC/McCartney), for Paul McCartney on Flowers In The Dirt [89; LP/CD; Parlophone PCSD 106] EC on harmonies
  55. That's What Friends Are For, for Georgie Fame on That's What Friends Are For [79; LP/CAS; Pye N119], GEORGIE FAME AT HIS BEST [95; CD; Castle Communications MAT CD 323] & _JAZZ '81_ (various artists) [CD]
  56. This Is A Test, for Wendy James on Now Ain't The Time For Your Tears
  57. Three Distracted Woman, song cycle for Anne Sofie von Otter and the Brodsky Quartet
  58. Tommy's Coming Home [McCartney/MacManus], unreleased
  59. Unwanted Number, performed by For Real on Soundtrack: Grace Of My Heart [96; CD; MCA MCAD 11510 (US)]
  60. Upon A Veil Of Midnight Blue, for Mary Coughlan on Love For Sale [93; CD; Demon FIENDCD 730]. This is the original version of the EC/Charles Brown song "I Wonder How She Knows".
  61. We Despise You (EC/O'Riordan), for Wendy James on Now Ain't The Time For Your Tears
  62. (I Love You) When You Sleep, for Tracie (on Far From The Hurting Kind [84; LP; Respond RRL 502/Respond-Teldec 6.26033 (Germany)] and a-side single [84; 7"/12"; Respond KOB 710])
  63. Why Can't A Man Stand Alone?, for Sam Moore (of Sam & Dave) (not recorded)
  64. You Bowed Down (EC/McGuinn), for Roger McGuinn on Back From Rio [91; CD; Arista ARCD-8648 (US)] EC on bvox.
  65. You Want Her Too (EC/McCartney), for Paul McCartney on Flowers In The Dirt [89; LP/CD; Parlophone PCSD 106] EC on 2nd vox & keys


The Jo Marshall Demos

  • I don't know if these are fake or not, but apparently EC wrote the following songs early in his career for a woman called Jo Marshall (These titles may not be 100% correct, and the versions I have heard of are performed by Jo and not EC). If anyone has further information on these demos then please contact me).:
    • He Doesn't Look Like You
    • Big Brown Eyes
    • I Want To Talk To You
    • True Love


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