Your chance to see Elvis Costello, Pete Wylie and Ian McNabb live...

ELVIS COSTELLO and PETE WYLIE are to make appearances at the launch party for the ‘MERSEY BOYS AND LIVERPOOL GIRLS: THE SOUNDS FROM THE MERSEY 1978-2001’ album in LIVERPOOL on March 22.

And 10 NME.COM readers will get the chance to be in the audience for the gig, which is not open to the public.

The gig takes place at John Moores University and as previously announced features Ian McNabb, Amsterdam, Steven Kennedy, Speed and Danny from Ladytron.

Now NME.COM can reveal that Elvis Costello will join Stephen Kennedy – an unsigned singer-songwriter who he has been championing – for three songs, while Wah! mainman Pete Wylie will join Amsterdam.

As previously reported, the album was devised by Liverpool FC Museum And Tour Centre curator Stephen Done, who put together the compilation, which also features Space, Wings and The Real People.

The album, which is out on April 2 through EMI, also includes songs by The La’s, Shack, Cast, The Lightning Seeds and Echo & The Bunnymen.

The full tracklisting is:

Ian McNabb ‘Liverpool Girl’

Cast ‘Sandstorm’

The Real People ‘People On the Telly’

Echo & The Bunnymen ‘Back Of Love’

Shack ‘I Want You’

Elvis Costello ‘Oliver’s Army’

Wings ‘Deliver Your Children’

It’s Immaterial ‘Driving Away From Home’

The La’s ‘Feelin”

Steven Kennedy ‘My Beautiful Land’

Speed ‘Good Luck Charm’

The Christians ‘Forgotten Town’

China Crisis ‘King In A Catholic Style’

Thomas Lang ‘The Happy Man’

The Farm ‘Groovy Train’

Ladytron ‘He Took Her to A Movie’

OMD ‘Julia’s Song’

The Lightning Seeds ‘Lucky You’

Space ‘Diary Of A Wimp’

Amsterdam ‘It Hurts’

The Mighty Wah! ‘Heart As Big As Liverpool’

As well as five pairs of tickets for the gig, we have 10 copies of the album to give away. Five winners will win a pair of tickets and a copy of the album; five runners-up will each receive a copy of the album. To enter the competition and stand a chance of winning, click


Please note that travel and accommodation are not included in the prize, which means that if you win, you’ll have to get to and from Liverpool on the night under your own steam… Winners will be notified by midday on Wednesday March 21.