Elvis Costello onstage at Richard Thompson's Meltdown Festival at the Royal Festival Hall, London in June 2010.
Mark Mawston recalls, "Elvis Costello is a musician’s musician. He brings out the best in others, as seen to best effect as producer of The Pogues, specifically on Rum, Sodomy and The Lash, to his collaborations with such legends as Burt Bacharach, Tony Bennett, Robert Wyatt with Shipbuilding and especially Paul McCartney. McCartney’s best work post Beatles was when he collaborated with Costello on the album Flowers In The Dirt in 1989. It’s as close as anyone has got to achieving the highs McCartney hit with his other illustrious collaborator John Lennon.
Although Costello curated his own Meltdown in 1995, which included one of the last gigs from Jeff Buckley, this was taken when he appeared as part of Richard Thompson’s Meltdown in 2010. It shows a rare smile from the man himself, far away from the angry young man I saw on Top Of The Pop’s as a kid singing Oliver’s Army, although he’d already quickly moved away from that angry young man phase with key albums such as Blood & Chocolate and King Of America, a place where he is just as famous and respected as he is here in the UK.
Elvis’s first recorded vocals were on the famous R. Whites Secret Lemonade Drinker advert, supporting his Dad who wrote it."
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