MOMOFUKU
part of the hypothetical reissues series

ORIGINAL ALBUM (47:30)
  1. No Hiding Place (3:59)
  2. American Gangster Time (3:45)
  3. Turpentine (5:39)
  4. Harry Worth (4:27)
  5. Drum & Bone (2:34)
  6. Flutter & Wow (4:16)
  7. Stella Hurt (4:46)
  8. Mr. Feathers (2:44)
  9. My Three Sons (3:05)
  10. Song With Rose (3:02)
  11. Pardon Me, Madam, My Name Is Eve (3:53)
  12. Go Away (4:55)
Momofuku stands alone among Elvis' recent albums in existing in only a single 12-song track listing. There were no Japanese bonus tracks, no iTunes bonus tracks, no deluxe edition issued six months later. Nevertheless, the vinyl release preceded the CD version by two weeks, which probably led more fans than usual to buy both formats.

ADDITIONAL EXTRAS 2007-2008

CARPETBAGGERS with Jenny Lewis
    [Acid Tongue album by Jenny Lewis]
The Momofuku sessions unofficially began when Elvis was invited to record this duet with Jenny Lewis, and he brought two songs of his own ("Go Away" and "Drum & Bone") to the January 16, 2008 session.

FAIRLY RIGHT with Bajofondo
    [Mar Dulce album by Bajofondo]
Elvis is the lead vocalist on this 2007 track by the Argentine/Uruguayan band led by Gustavo Santaolalla.

DON'T THROW YOUR LOVE AWAY with Amsterdam
    [Liverpool — The Number Ones Album by various artists]
The concept behind Liverpool — The Number Ones Album was Liverpool artists remaking the past number one singles by other Liverpool artists. Elvis, who has counted Liverpool among his several hometowns, teamed with the comparatively young band Amsterdam on a cover of The Searchers' 1964 hit. Their parts were recorded separately in late 2007.

LITTLE TRIGGERS (iTUNES ORIGINALS VERSION)
    [iTunes Originals iTunes download]
MOTEL MATCHES (iTUNES ORIGINALS VERSION)
    [iTunes Originals iTunes download]
KID ABOUT IT (iTUNES ORIGINALS VERSION)
    [iTunes Originals iTunes download]
LOVE FIELD (iTUNES ORIGINALS VERSION)
    [iTunes Originals iTunes download]
INVASION HIT PARADE (iTUNES ORIGINALS VERSION)
    [iTunes Originals iTunes download]
THE RIVER IN REVERSE (iTUNES ORIGINALS VERSION)
    [iTunes Originals iTunes download]
Elvis recorded these new solo versions in Vancouver in March 2007. Four more songs from this session are listed in the "Unreleased & Unrecorded" section below. The iTunes Originals download also includes interview segments, common studio tracks, and an alternate mix of "Bedlam" (discussed on The Delivery Man page).

ALISON (30:10 VERSION)
    [30:10]
(I DON'T WANT TO GO TO) CHELSEA (30:10 VERSION)
    [30:10]
HIGH FIDELITY (30:10 VERSION)
    [30:10]
ALMOST BLUE (30:10 VERSION)
    [30:10]
PUMP IT UP (30:10 VERSION)
    [30:10]
In a September 2007 interview, Elvis claimed that 10 copies of the May 2007 compilation The Best Of Elvis Costello The First 10 Years included a surprise: a CDR of new solo reworkings of some of his older songs, recorded at home on a cassette player, with headphones substituting for a microphone. "Nobody's found 'em yet," Elvis observed at the time, and indeed it was not until July 2011 that a photo of a CDR appeared online. However, in July 2008 the five songs listed above did appear in the short-lived subscription-only section of elviscostello.com in streaming (but not easily downloadable) form. It is unclear whether the five songs (which last only a combined 11 minutes) represent the entirety of 30:10 or only a portion. (Since the five available songs are all re-recordings of songs on The Best Of Elvis Costello The First 10 Years, it seems likely any additional titles would also be found in that album's tracklist.) Incidentally, 30:10 was also the name of the May 2007 tour coinciding with the initial Hip-O reissues (including the aforementioned "best of"), and the 30:10 arrangement of "Alison" was featured at these shows. As for the meaning of the 30:10 title, to the best of my knowledge that was never explained, but it presumably was related to the 30th anniversary of Costello's recording career and the reissue of the first 10 years of his catalog.

UNRELEASED & UNRECORDED

CARPETBAGGERS (ALTERNATE VERSION) with Jenny Lewis
Elvis wrote on his official website that he and Jenny Lewis recorded "a couple of versions" of "Carpetbaggers" and implied that the father/daughter duo of Pete and Tennessee Thomas played on the unreleased version. (Jason Boesel is the sole drummer on the released version.) Elvis later told Filter magazine: "I also like the other version of it that we cut — a live take with the double drummers."

SUIT OF LIGHTS (iTUNES ORIGINALS VERSION)
SO LIKE CANDY / YOU'RE NO GOOD (iTUNES ORIGINALS VERSION)
KINDER MURDER (iTUNES ORIGINALS VERSION)
ALIBI (iTUNES ORIGINALS VERSION)
The bootleg CDR iTunes Originals - Raw includes the six songs released from the session plus the four outtakes listed above. The CDR also includes alternate edits of "Kid About It" (with a longer fade on the final note) and "So Like Candy" (fading out before "You're No Good" begins), plus what purports to be an alternate mix of "Motel Matches" (but I can't detect a difference).


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