Elvis Costello is an admirable man.
There are only 1,500 box sets produced to sell featuring his new album — The Return of the Spectacular Spinning Songbook.
The price? $202.66
And he just thinks that is utter bs! His website urges fans:
We at www.elviscostello.com find ourselves unable to recommend The Return Of The Spectacular Spinning Songbook as the price appears to be either a misprint or a satire.
If you want to buy something special for your loved one at this time of seasonal giving, we suggest, Ambassador Of Jazz — a cute little imitation suitcase containing ten re-mastered albums by one of the most beautiful and loving revolutionaries who ever lived – Louis Armstrong.
If you should still want the component items in the above mentioned elaborate hoax, they will be available separately at a more affordable price in the New Year. Unless you are one of those pirates who imagines they are evangelists or that other people’s rights absolve their own thievery, in which case this is between you and your dim conscience.
Ha! Love it!! We're sure there are some hardcore fans who can't wait to get their hands on it either way of course. But he's right. $200 is pretty steep — for any box set!
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