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by Gilbert
Mon Jan 09, 2006 4:40 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Costello on BBC News website today
Replies: 4
Views: 2508

Costello will perform his full-length orchestral work Il Sogno - which combines classical and jazz styles - during the first half of the concert. This quote is taken from the BBC story. Presumably, what they really mean is that an orchestra will perform Il Sogno while our man Elvis sits in the fron...
by Gilbert
Fri Jun 24, 2005 12:53 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis/Imposters, Glastonbury June 2005
Replies: 35
Views: 10578

BBC South West just had a live report and an interview with Michael Eavis. The reporter complained that the background noise was deafening - I didn't mind it as it was "Less Than Zero".
by Gilbert
Mon May 30, 2005 4:21 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis writes in a new soccer book
Replies: 17
Views: 5838

That's utterly brilliant...
by Gilbert
Wed May 25, 2005 8:41 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis still going on about UEA , Norwich , 2005
Replies: 25
Views: 9988

I saw Elvis play the Glasgow Pavilion in April 1989 as part of the solo tour, with Nick Lowe supporting. This was the famous night when arsenal pinched the league from Liverpool at Anfield thanks to two late goals. Thankfully, there was no messing about that night and he played a terrific set with h...
by Gilbert
Fri Apr 15, 2005 11:42 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Club Date- Live in Memphis preorders at Amazon US
Replies: 17
Views: 6478

Play.com will sell you a copy for £10.99 with free postage

Play.com
by Gilbert
Sun Feb 20, 2005 5:49 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Manchester report & setlist
Replies: 6
Views: 2879

I shouldn't be greedy after that great show at Edinburgh, but I would have loved to hear "King Horse", "Big Tears" and "I Can't Stand Up" last week.

And "God Give Me Strength", "High Fidelity" etc etc.

That man has written so many damn fine tunes!
by Gilbert
Wed Feb 16, 2005 11:16 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Photography at the show tonight...
Replies: 6
Views: 3015

...and don't forget to make sure you have a fully charged battery!
by Gilbert
Mon Feb 14, 2005 7:10 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Pictures (and brief review) of Edinburgh Show
Replies: 11
Views: 4087

It was a tremendous show and Elvis and the band were in fantastic form (and voice). I don't have a setlist as I was too busy enjoying the show but they played straight through for just under 2.5 hours. Highlights for me were the opening Blue Chair, You Bowed Down, the songs from North and In the Dar...
by Gilbert
Mon Feb 14, 2005 7:00 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Pictures (and brief review) of Edinburgh Show
Replies: 11
Views: 4087

Pictures (and brief review) of Edinburgh Show

Just a few pics from the show tonight. I committed a schoolboy error and took a battery that was nearly used up... http://www.acciesworld.com/pictures/Elvis_Edinburgh_140205/Elvis_Edinburgh_140205a.jpg http://www.acciesworld.com/pictures/Elvis_Edinburgh_140205/Elvis_Edinburgh_140205b.jpg http://www....
by Gilbert
Mon Feb 14, 2005 4:34 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Photography at the show tonight...
Replies: 6
Views: 3015

Photography at the show tonight...

At tonight's Edinburgh show, I've got a cracking seat in the third row of the stalls. I could take along my 4 mega pixel camera but would appreciate guidance on this. I don't want to use the flash as that would irritate the band and audience, but are the pictures likely to be worthwhile without it? ...
by Gilbert
Sat Feb 12, 2005 3:28 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Brighton
Replies: 17
Views: 4418

Looks great.
Please don't shout at me, but how do you download a torrent?
I did do this before at some point, but cannot recall the procedure involved even though I have previously registered at that website.

Thanks
by Gilbert
Tue Jan 18, 2005 6:15 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis DVD on the way, Jan. 05
Replies: 44
Views: 15048

Hmmmm....

My account page at Play.com says they are awaiting stock, while a general enquiry reveals that it is not currently available.

Strange doings a-happening for sure.
by Gilbert
Thu Dec 23, 2004 4:28 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis DVD on the way, Jan. 05
Replies: 44
Views: 15048

According to 101 cds, it will be quite reasonable...

http://www.101cd.com/video/info.asp?id=812219&asptnr=9691
by Gilbert
Sat Aug 28, 2004 12:37 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Delivery Man Mp3s appearing
Replies: 84
Views: 22032

To quote from that review...

There's a nice little wank going into the second verse, and those of you who were worried about wanking on the album don't have a lot to fear.


Um, does the word "wank" mean the same thing in the US that it does in the UK?
by Gilbert
Fri Aug 27, 2004 11:20 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Delivery Man Mp3s appearing
Replies: 84
Views: 22032

I have to confess that I downloaded the "North" songs a month in advance and then burned them to CD in the correct order. I also bought the proper CD when it came out, but the "pirate" version has all the bonus songs and "North" itself, so for completeness it is probably my preferred version! I will...
by Gilbert
Tue Aug 24, 2004 11:37 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: TDM credits
Replies: 13
Views: 5241

The track listing of the UK release is now on Amazon and it DOES include "She's Pulling Out The Pin"

Amazon's Delivery Man Listing
by Gilbert
Sun Aug 08, 2004 3:33 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Really Bad News - The UK Tour is 1 Night only!
Replies: 5
Views: 2336

Really Bad News - The UK Tour is 1 Night only!

Today's Sunday Mail newspaper in Scotland has an advert for the show at Glasgow Barrowlands on 6th October.

The advert states that this is the ONLY WORLD SHOW (except Memphis)

I'd better get that ticket sharpish.
by Gilbert
Fri Aug 06, 2004 5:40 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis And The Imps - Glasgow , Oct 6th 04
Replies: 28
Views: 7480

I just hope the great man has the balls to "retire" the bulk of the greatest hits portion of his set this time around. I could live without hearing "Detectives" or "Chelsea" live for the nth time. He's made so many brilliant and innovative records over the years and written so many wonderful songs t...
by Gilbert
Fri Aug 06, 2004 12:47 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis And The Imps - Glasgow , Oct 6th 04
Replies: 28
Views: 7480

But Glasgow Airport used to be called Abbotsinch! Anyway, less of the Scottish Airports pedantry...

Somehow I think an overnighter in a sleeping bag outside the ticket office will not be required. Turning up on the night should be just fine!
by Gilbert
Thu Aug 05, 2004 5:14 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis And The Imps - Glasgow , Oct 6th 04
Replies: 28
Views: 7480

Don't forget that when Ryanair say Glasgow, they really mean Prestwick, which is 30 miles away!

Anyway, what's the story with the 6pm start?
Do they really mean about 8.45 as usual?
by Gilbert
Thu Apr 22, 2004 3:42 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: 50 worst songs ever
Replies: 2
Views: 1263

The Blender web site has details on Nos 50 to 41...

Blender
by Gilbert
Thu Apr 15, 2004 4:53 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: When the new E.C. album leaks...
Replies: 25
Views: 6521

I DID download "North" and enjoyed having a sneak preview. But it meant that the moment of excitement at settling down with the new record was definitely lost. (And I did buy the official release too!) I will therefore wait until the new record hits the shops sometime this autumn. And then buy it ag...
by Gilbert
Tue Apr 13, 2004 10:58 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 1983 Scottish radio recording of Elvis to be released?
Replies: 7
Views: 3435

I don't have the bootleg but was at the show. My girlfriend of the time really didn't like the show but I thought it was fine. (Despite the Afrodiziak singers wearing silly plastic raincoats, I seem to remember.) Anyway, it was held at Tiffany's on Sauchiehall St, not the Locarno. And I kept the gir...
by Gilbert
Sun Apr 04, 2004 12:52 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC Reissues in "5 for £30" Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 1647

Time to get the plastic out, I think.

Incidentally, HMV is selling "North" for £17.99!!!!!
This works out at just over $33 for our American friends.

Somehow I don't think Deutsche Grammophon will recruit many casual shoppers this way.

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