The Boy Named If (Alive At Memphis Magnetic)

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The Boy Named If
(Alive At Memphis Magnetic)
The Boy Named If (Alive At Memphis Magnetic) album cover.jpg
ReleasedNovember 25, 2022 (digital)
RecordedOctober 2021 and May 2022, Memphis Magnetic Recording, Memphis, TN
ProducerSebastian Krys & Elvis Costello

The album The Boy Named If (Alive At Memphis Magnetic) was released digitally on November 25, 2022. It includes 10 tracks recorded by Elvis Costello, The Imposters, and guitarist Charlie Sexton at Memphis Magnetic Recording in October 2021 and May 2022, plus a remix of Magnificent Hurt. The tracks previously released on The Boy Named If were also included as an unannounced first disc.

The full announcement is at There is no mention of a physical release.

Elvis explained in the January 2023 issue of Uncut: "And we've got another record! It's The Boy Named If (Alive At Memphis Magnetic). We have two recording sessions, one from last October, when The Imposters first played the songs from The Boy Named If live together, and another session in May. We started playing some other songs by other people. There's a track in Japanese on it! I heard this terrific duo called Kimiko and we invited them to rework 'Magnificent Hurt'."

(Elvis either misspoke or was misquoted regarding "Kimiko." The Japanese duo is chelmico.)

The chelmico Remix of Magnificent Hurt was released November 18, 2022.


Disc 1
TitleWriter(s) Length
1. Farewell, OK  Elvis Costello 2:54
2. The Boy Named If  Elvis Costello 4:24
3. Penelope Halfpenny  Elvis Costello 2:57
4. The Difference  Elvis Costello 3:45
5. What If I Can't Give You Anything But Love?  Elvis Costello 4:03
6. Paint The Red Rose Blue  Elvis Costello 4:46
7. Mistook Me For A Friend  Elvis Costello 4:13
8. My Most Beautiful Mistake  Elvis Costello 4:47
9. Magnificent Hurt  Elvis Costello 3:13
10. The Man You Love To Hate  Elvis Costello 4:53
11. The Death Of Magic Thinking  Elvis Costello 3:31
12. Trick Out The Truth  Elvis Costello 4:53
13. Mr. Crescent  Elvis Costello 3:39
Disc 2
TitleWriter(s) Length
1. Magnificent Hurt  Elvis Costello 3:18
2. Truth Drug  Nick Lowe 1:40
3. Penelope Halfpenny  Elvis Costello 3:24
4. So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star  Roger McGuinn & Chris Hillman 2:16
5. What If I Can't Give You Anything But Love?  Elvis Costello 4:53
6. The Boy Named If  Elvis Costello 5:30
7. Let Me Roll It  Paul McCartney & Linda McCartney 3:21
8. Everyday I Write The Book  Elvis Costello 4:48
9. Out Of Time  Mick Jagger & Keith Richards 4:03
10. Here, There And Everywhere  John Lennon & Paul McCartney 2:27
11. Magnificent Hurt (chelmico Remix)Elvis Costello & chelmico 3:33

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