Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint ‎– The River In Reverse - Interview CD

Verve Forecast ‎– VERR01504-2
CD, Promo


1 Mr. Toussaint, in your long career as a songwriter, arranger and producer you have often worked without being in the spotlight. Does this album feel like a new chapter in your career? 0:15
2 How do you feel about being more in the limelight during the last months? 0:34
3 Mr. Costello, can you remember your first visit to New Orleans? 0:17
4 A few years later, in 1983, you worked together with Allen Toussaint for the first time. How did that come to happen? 1:11
5 It was five years later when the next collaboration took place. Please comment on that. 0:44
6 What happened between that collaboration and the next? 0:47
7 Mr. Costello, since Hurricane Katrina you have been involved in a lot of benefit activities for the City Of New Orleans. What do you find so fascinating about this city? 1:01
8 Mr. Toussaint, how do you see the current situation in your hometown? 0:51
9 Is it fair to say that this catastrophe may have created a new era for New Orleans? 1:09
10 You mentioned that you reconnected in New York. How did that happen? 2:12
11 Why did you decide to start the recording sessions for the album "The River In Reverse" in California? 1:07
12 What was the status of New Orleans at that point? 0:40
13 How would you describe your feelings going to record this album New Orleans? 0:47
14 What was it like to be in New Orleans and why did you decide to proceed with the recording sessions at the Piety Street Studio? 1:11
15 Did you have to make a quick decision to record in New Orleans? 0:57
16 How was the repertoire for this album chosen? 0:19
17 How would you describe the studio atmosphere during the recording process? 1:30
18 How did the chemistry amongst the various musicians develop? 1:17
19 One of the most impressive songs is "Broken Promise Land". How would you describe your approach working on that song? 1:11

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Interview CD with Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint. Back insert provides the questions and the audio provides the answers.

Disc comes in a jewel case with a back insert.

Total duration 18:09

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Label Code: LC 00383
  • Matrix / Runout: VER R01 5042 01$ A