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Costello: ‘Producers were too scared to put on Bacharach musical’

Elvis Costello has said a planned musical co-written by Burt Bacharach did not go ahead because it was very melancholy and the producers were ‘scared’ to put it on.

The songs made their way onto a new album, Look Now. Elvis Costello told 5 Live’s Nihal Arthanayake:

“The songs went into a drawer and two years ago I said ‘it’s ridiculous, these songs, some of the best tunes you’ve written are just sitting there”.

Listen to the full interview on the Headliners podcast.

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