I'm not a huge fan of his music, but at least he cares enough about his fans to discourage them from buying what he considers to be a over-priced collection of his music. #seb
Elvis Costello to fans: my label is gouging you on my new box set; don't buy it. Buy Louis Armstrong music instead, and download my stuff by "unconventional means"
Elvis Costello addresses his fans in an editorial called "Steal This Record," in which he notes the absurdity of the price set by his label on "The Return Of The Spectacular Spinning Songbook," a live CD and DVD combination priced at $262.46 ("either a misprint or a satire"). He laments that his label has refused to budge on the price, and recommends that his fans not buy this, referring would-be gift-givers instead to a fine-looking Louis Armstrong gift box called Ambassador of Jazz ("Frankl…