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People Are Awesome: Elvis Costello Tells Fans to Not Buy His Overpriced New Record

The 57-year-old icon is striking back at his price-gouging record label this holiday season.


Aging rocker Elvis Costello may not be as popular as he once was, but that doesn't mean he doesn't have a lot of fight left in him when he gets angry. Just ask his record label.

Back in April, Costello and his band, the Imposters, recorded a live album and DVD in Los Angeles, which will be released next month as a box set titled The Return of the Spectacular Spinning Songbook. It's the perfect gift for any Costello completist looking to add to their canon, save for one problem: It costs more than $200 for one DVD, one CD, and one vinyl record. In short, it's a ripoff, especially for anyone who had been looking to buy the album while staying on a budget in this tight economy. Luckily for fans, Costello is equally displeased.

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