The 1995 album Kojak Variety by Elvis Costello solely consists of cover songs written by others. Featured covers include ''Strange'' by Screamin' Jay Hawkins, ''Bama Lama Bama Loo'' by Little Richard, ''Running Out of Fools'' by Aretha Franklin and ''Hidden Charms'' by Willie Dixon, amongst others. The track ''Days'' previously appeared on the soundtrack Until the End of the World, the 1991 score to Wim Wenders' film of the same name.
Costello recorded the album alongside James Burton, Jim Keltner, Larry Knechtel, Marc Ribot, Jerry Scheff and Pete Thomas.
Kojak Variety is available as a limited edition of 2,500 individually numbered copies on turquoise colored vinyl and includes an insert.
- 180g Audiophile Vinyl
- Made in the EU
- Limited Edition of 2,500 Individually Numbered Copies on Turquoise Vinyl
- Hidden Charms
- Remove This Doubt
- I Threw It All Away
- Leave My Kitten Alone
- Everybody's Crying Mercy
- I've Been Wrong Before
- Bama Lama Bama Loo
- Must You Throw Dirt in My Face
- Pouring Water on a Drowning Man
- The Very Thought of You
- Please Stay
- Running Out of Fools