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
For the Stars
The Very Best of Elvis Costello

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]