news article from NME website:
Elvis Costello tells fans not to buy his new boxset
Elvis Costello has told his fans not to buy his new boxset – 'The Return of the Spectacular Spinning Songbook' – because of its £212.99 price tag.
The iconic musician has suggested that the price of the boxset, which includes a CD, DVD, vinyl EP and book and is a limited edition of 1,500 copies, is "either a misprint or a satire".
Writing on elviscostello.com – via The Telegraph - he has suggested that fans buy a ten CD Louis Armstrong boxset instead, which is retailing for the same price. He wrote:
If you should really want to buy something special for your loved one at this time of seasonal giving, we can whole-heartedly recommend 'Ambassadors of Jazz' - Louis Armstrong... Frankly, the music is vastly superior.Costello has admitted that his own release is a "beautifully designed compendium", but "unfortunately, we at www.elviscostello.com find ourselves unable to recommend this lovely item to you as the price appears to be either a misprint or a satire."