Unfaithful Music and Disappearing Ink

Author(s): Elvis Costello


Almost four decades later, Costello continues to add to one of the most intriguing and extensive songbooks of our day. His performances have taken him from strumming a cardboard guitar in his parents' front room to fronting a rock and roll band on our television screens and performing in the world's greatest concert halls in a wild variety of company. Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Inkdescribes how Costello's career has endured through a combination of dumb luck and animal cunning, and has even seen the occasional absurd episode of pop stardom.

This memoir, written with the same inimitable touch as his lyrics, and including dozens of images from his personal archive, offers his unique view of an unlikely and sometimes comical rise to international success. It features diversions through the previously undocumented emotional foundations of some of his best-known songs and the hits of tomorrow, and many stories and observations about his renowned co-writers and co-conspirators, though Costello also pauses along the way for considerations of the less appealing side of fame.

The idiosyncratic memoir of a singular man, Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Inkis destined to be a classic.


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Elvis Costello is a Grammy award-winning musician whose career spans almost four decades. A prolific singer-songwriter, Costello has released several critically-acclaimed albums, and in 2003 was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

General Fields

  • : 9780241003473
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Viking
  • : September 2015
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Elvis Costello
  • : Paperback
  • : 1015
  • : en
  • : 782.42166092
  • : 688