Elvis Costello is set to release a reimagined, all-Spanish version of the 1978 album from Elvis Costello And The Attractions, This Year’s Model, per Vents Magazine. For this project, titled Spanish Model, Costello has teamed up with longtime collaborator and 18-time Grammy and Latin Grammy award-winning producer, Sebastian Krys. Spanish Model is slated to be released Sept. 10.
This project saw Costello and Krys gather several of the biggest rock and pop artists in the Latin music world. The album sets the newly-recorded Spanish performances over the band’s original studio recordings, which have been taken from the original master recordings and freshly mixed by Krys.
Several of the newly-mixed songs reportedly run longer than the original versions, which according to Costello now allows us to hear “What Happened Next:” like Costello and Mick Jones of The Clash playing dueling rhythm guitars in a new “thrilling” coda to staple song “Pump it Up,” or Pete Thomas almost destroying his drum kit at the end of “No Action.”
The oncoming artists reportedly worked to reimagine these classic songs in Spanish while retaining their original energies and meanings. The many artists featured on Spanish Model include Cami, Draco Rosa, Fito Páez, Francisca Valenzuela & Luis Humberto Navejas (lead singer of Enjambre), Gian Marco & Nicole Zignago, Jesse & Joy, Jorge Drexler, Juanes, La Marisoul, Luis Fonsi, Morat, Nina Diaz, Pablo López, Raquel Sofía & Fuego, Sebastián Yatra and Vega.
The tracklist includes reimagined versions of all songs from the original album, as well as several other tracks from those recording sessions. Spanish Model will be available digitally, on CD and on 180-gram vinyl Sept. 10.
Costello is no stranger to releasing new versions of his music in another language. In March, he released the EP La Face de Pendule à Coucou, which featured six songs from his 2020 album Hey Clockface reworked into the French language. It also featured collaborations, including artists such as Iggy Pop, Isabelle Adjani and Steve Nieve.
Spanish Model Tracklist:
1.No Action – Nina Diaz
2.(Yo No Quiero Ir A) Chelsea ((I Don’t Want To Go To) Chelsea) – Raquel Sofía y Fuego
3. Yo Te Vi (The Beat) – Draco Rosa
4. Pump It Up – Juanes
5. Detonantes (Little Triggers) – La Marisoul
6. Tu Eres Para Mi (You Belong To Me) – Luis Fonsi
7. Hand In Hand – Francisca Valenzuela y Luis Humberto Navejas
8. La Chica de Hoy (This Year’s Girl) – Cami
9. Mentira (Lip Service) – Pablo López
10. Viviendo en el Paraiso (Living In Paradise) – Jesse & Joy
11. Lipstick Vogue – Morat
12. La Turba (Night Rally) – Jorge Drexler
13. Llorar (Big Tears) – Sebastián Yatra
14. Radio Radio – Fito Páez
15. Crawling To The U.S.A. – Gian Marco y Nicole Zignago
16. Se Esta Perdiendo La Inocencia (Running Out Of Angels) – Vega