09/16/2012 – Elvis Costello – RiotFest Chicago 2012 – Day 3 – Humboldt Park – Chicago, IL, USA – Keywords: Fender Jazzmaster Fender Telecaster Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Daniel Locke / PR Photos – Contact (1-866-551-7827) – Portrait Face Count: 1

Elvis Costello dropped a surprise year-capping song in the waning hours of the decade, titled “Farewell, OK 2020.” The D.I.Y.-sounding track isn’t that far off from his critically acclaimed 2020 collection, Hey Clockface.

SIDE NOTES

  • Out now is Elvis Costello’s six-disc boxed set edition of his 1979 classic third album, Armed Forces.
  • Back in September, Costello said of the collection: “I think Armed Forces holds up pretty well. And the package includes three live recordings ranging from the summer of ‘78 to the summer of ‘79, so it traces the development of the Attractions as a live act, from a club combo to a successful pop group — it’s quite interesting to hear. I had expert help in photographing my handwritten notebooks. So you’re getting something.”