Deep Dead Blue

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Deep Dead Blue
Deep Dead Blue.jpg
Live album by Elvis Costello and Bill Frisell
Released 14 August 1995
Recorded 25 June 1995
Length 26:45
Label Nonesuch
Elvis Costello chronology
Kojak Variety
(1995)Kojak Variety1995
Deep Dead Blue
Jake's Progress
(1995)Jake's Progress1995
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Deep Dead Blue is a live album by Elvis Costello with Bill Frisell recorded at the Meltdown Festival in 1995.


The Allmusic review by Steve Huey states "It's no real surprise that the two work well together, given the musical affinity demonstrated on Frisell's masterful reinterpretations of Painted from Memory material on his own album The Sweetest Punch. The pleasures of Deep Dead Blue are, to be sure, much subtler than either of those recordings, but they make an elegant and fascinating supplement".[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Weird Nightmare" (Charles Mingus) – 3:35
  2. "Love Field" (Elvis Costello) – 3:24
  3. "Shamed into Love" (Rubén Blades, Costello) – 4:26
  4. "Gigi" (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe) – 4:16
  5. "Poor Napoleon" (Declan MacManus) – 4:05
  6. "Baby Plays Around" (Cait O'Riordan, MacManus) – 3:08
  7. "Deep Dead Blue" (Costello, Bill Frisell) – 3:51


  • Elvis Costello -voice
  • Bill Frisell - guitar
  • Roger Moutenot - engineer, mixing
  • Lee Townsend - mixing


  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ Huey, S. Allmusic Review accessed 23 July 2009