Elvis Costello to publish ‘Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink’ memoir in October

The book will feature 'anecdotes about family and fellow musicians'

Elvis Costello is set to publish his first book, called ‘Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink’.

Coming in October through Penguin, the book will be an autobiographical look at the musician’s life, from his early “instances of bad behaviour” to his current position “in the pantheon of elder statesmen musician/rockers”.

A press release describes ‘Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink’ as an “unconventional but indelible memoir”, continuing: “This is his story, written himself, rich with anecdotes about family and fellow musicians, introspective about the creation of his famous songs.”


Costello released his latest solo album ‘National Ransom’ in 2010, teaming up with The Roots in 2013 for collaborative LP ‘Wise Up Ghost’.

Elvis Costello recently featured on Bob Dylan tribute album, ‘Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes’, which saw modern musicians recording unreleased Dylan songs.

‘Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes’ featured Costello, Mumford and Sons’ Marcus Mumford, Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Rhiannon Giddens of Carolina Chocolate Drops and Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes. It was produced by T Bone Burnett and accompanied by a documentary called Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued, directed by Sam Jones. The lyrics came from Dylan’s 1967 ‘Basement Tapes’ sessions.


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