Leave it to Epi fan and professional town crier Elvis Costello to be the only artist willing to tell his audience not to buy his new box set. Writing in his official blog
under the pseudonym the Right Reverend Jimmy Quickly
, "Jimmy" takes issue with Hip-O-Records' $200.00 price tag for The Return Of The Spectacular Spinning Songbook
, a chronicle of Costello’s recent tour with his band, the Imposters.
“Unfortunately, we at www.elviscostello.com find ourselves unable to recommend this lovely item to you,” writes Jimmy
, “as the price appears to be either a misprint or a satire. If you should really want to buy something special for your loved one at this time of seasonal giving, we can whole-heartedly recommend Louis Armstrong's Ambassador Of Jazz
. Frankly, the music is vastly superior.”