Deep Dead Blue

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Deep Dead Blue
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Live album by
Released14 August 1995
Recorded25 June 1995
Elvis Costello chronology
Kojak Variety
Deep Dead Blue
Jake's Progress
Bill Frisell chronology
The High Sign/One Week
Deep Dead Blue
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 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