Elvis Costello, Carole King and a Song 20 Years in the Making
More than two decades ago, Carole King and Elvis Costello kept bumping into each in a Manhattan restaurant sharing interests, music and food. Their meetings developed into a friendship and collaboration of a song "Burnt Sugar Is So Bitter" which has up to now, only existed as a demo, although Costello performed it live on several occasions.
A wonderful article by Jim Farber in the New York Times recounts their history in more detail and interviews. "Burnt Sugar Is So Bitter" is available on Costello's new album with the Imposters, 'Look Now' available Oct. 12th. .