Isabelle Adjani joins Elvis Costello on new version of Hey Clockface track Revolution #49

Elvis Costello by Ray Di Pietro

Elvis Costello by Ray Di Pietro

Elvis Costello has put a Gallic twist on his recent album track.

French singer Isabelle Adjani has joined Elvis Costello on a new version of Revolution #49, the opening track from the 2020 Hey Clockface LP.

“When Steve Nieve’s partner, Muriel Teodori told me that she thought Isabelle Adjani might consider reading the French adaptation that Muriel had made of my original text, I assumed that I must be dreaming,” Costello says of Revolution #49 (Parlé).

“What I didn’t know was Isabelle and Muriel had been friends from a long time ago but they hadn’t seen each other for more than twenty-five years.”

“In imagining Isabelle reading Muriel’s adapted verses, I sensed that she would instinctively know what to do, as she had portrayed several characters who lived at the borderline between love and madness, most especially in François Truffaut’s, ‘The Story Of Adele H.’”

Hey Clockface is Costello’s 31st studio album and took him back into the UK Top 40 last October.

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