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Elvis Costello (B-side)

To celebrate National Album Day, consummate album artist Elvis Costello takes questions from the audience at the iconic BBC studios in Maida Vale.

In the second part of a special edition of Mastertapes, broadcast to celebrate the first ever National Album Day, Elvis Costello takes questions from the audience and premiers exclusive tracks from his new album, Look Now. He is accompanied through out by his career-long collaborator, pianist Steve Nieve
The first part of this special was broadcast earlier in the day and they are both available as a single podcast.

This programme is part of BBC Music’s support for the first ever National Album Day, which takes place on Saturday 13th October with programming on Radio 1, 1Xtra, Radio 2, Radio 3, Radio 4, 5 Live, 6 Music, BBC One and BBC Four across the week or on the day itself.

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Eight things we learned from Lily Allen’s Mastertapes

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We hear about the breakdown of her marriage, substance abuse… and socks

10 things we learned from Randy Newman’s Mastertapes

10 things we learned from Randy Newman’s Mastertapes

The legendary songwriter's interview with John Wilson is fascinating and very funny.

Mastertapes special: Paul McCartney

Mastertapes special: Paul McCartney

Watch a filmed version of Paul McCartney speaking to John Wilson about his career.

Live performances

Live performances

Watch and listen to exclusive live performances from the Mastertapes recordings.

Radio 4 on Music

Radio 4 on Music

Re-releasing music documentaries from the Radio 4 Archive.

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