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The Roots Recorded An Album With Elvis Costello

Late Night Visits Led To Collaboration

Jan 23, 2013 The Roots
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The Roots have announced the upcoming release of new collaborative album with Elvis Costello. Confirmed by bandleader Questlove in an interview with Billboard, the project came together as a result of Costello’s frequent visits to Jimmy Fallon’s Late Night program.

“It was really love at first sight,” Questlove said of Costello, who joined the house band most recently in March to pay homage to the work of Bruce Springsteen. “The second time he came on, we surpassed the first one. So by the third time, he was like, ‘Let’s stop messing around and do something together.’”

Recording some 20 songs (with 12-14 to be chosen for the finalized cut), The Roots and Costello will soon return to the studio to mix and master the album with engineer/co-producer Steven Mandel.

Questlove also stated in the interview that The Roots will soon get to work & Then You Shoot Your Cousin, the follow-up to the band’s 2011 LP Undun, with a release sometime in late 2013 or early 2014.



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