For the Stars

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For the Stars
Anne Sofie von Otter & Elvis Costello - For the Stars.jpg
Studio album by Elvis Costello and Anne Sofie von Otter
Released April 10, 2001
Recorded September 23, 2000 – January 21, 2001
Genre Vocal
Label Deutsche Grammophon
Producer Elvis Costello
Elvis Costello chronology
The Sweetest Punch
(1999)The Sweetest Punch1999
For the Stars
The Very Best of Elvis Costello
(2001)The Very Best of Elvis Costello2001

For the Stars is a 2001 album by classically trained Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter, produced by Elvis Costello.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "No Wonder" (3:37) (Elvis Costello)
  2. "Baby Plays Around" (3:13) (Cait O'Riordan, Declan MacManus)
  3. "Go Leave" (2:50) (Kate McGarrigle)
  4. "Rope" (3:57) (Elvis Costello, Fleshquartet)
  5. "Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)" (3:12) (Brian Wilson, Tony Asher)
  6. "Broken Bicycles/Junk" (4:06) (Tom Waits/Paul McCartney)
  7. "The Other Woman" (3:36) (Jessie Mae Robinson)
  8. "Like an Angel Passing Through My Room" (5:03) (Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus)
  9. "Green Song" (4:38) (Elvis Costello, Svante Henryson)
  10. "April After All" (2:52) (Ron Sexsmith)
  11. "You Still Believe in Me" (3:09) (Brian Wilson, Tony Asher)
  12. "I Want to Vanish" (2:41) (Elvis Costello)
  13. "For No One" (2:00) (John Lennon, Paul McCartney)
  14. "Shamed Into Love" (3:47) (Declan MacManus, Rubén Blades)
  15. "Just a Curio" (4:18) (Elvis Costello, Fleshquartet)
  16. "This House Is Empty Now" (4:39) (Burt Bacharach, Elvis Costello)
  17. "Take It With Me" (3:17) (Kathleen Brennan, Tom Waits)
  18. "For the Stars" (2:46) (Elvis Costello)


  • Elvis Costello - vocals, baritone guitar, Lowrey organ, bass
  • Anne Sofie Von Otter - vocals
  • Bengt Forsberg - piano, Hammond B-3 organ
  • Billy Bremner
  • Michael Blair - vibraphone, bass drum, percussion
  • Bebe Risenfors - clarinet, tenor saxophone, accordion
  • Svante Henryson - celtar, cello, upright bass
  • Mats Schubert - piano, harmonium, Moog bass
  • Steve Nieve - piano, celeste, organ[2]