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by Harry Worth
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis plays Manchester Castlefields 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 779

Re: Elvis plays Manchester Castlefields 2018

I've seen a few things at the Castlefield Bowl and I think it's not a bad outdoor venue and doesn't feel like it has an 8,000 capacity. Sound has been good, easy to see the stage, plenty of good food and drink places nearby.

No comfy seats though!
by Harry Worth
Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis plays Manchester Bridgewater Hall 19th March 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 5346

Re: Elvis plays Manchester Bridgewater Hall 19th March 2017

From 'No particular place' onwards this was top drawer.

"Like you've all come round to my house to hear some new songs" :-)
by Harry Worth
Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play Liverpool , July 11 2016
Replies: 75
Views: 12648

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Liverpool , July 11 2016

Well that was rather wonderful. I was slightly worried that it might end up as a 'Detour with band' night, but no, definitely no. [Don't get me wrong I loved the Detour shows] Sound was a bit echoey from where I was to start but hit the spot from 'Flutter and Wow' onward - in fact a lot of the eveni...
by Harry Worth
Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Erich Sellheim's German versions of Elvis's albums - PTC & GCW just added, April 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 5334

Re: Erich Sellheim's German versions of Elvis's albums

Absolutely wonderful, brings a smile to my face hearing these tracks and not understanding a word of them.

Erich's XTC covers are also pretty entertaining too.
by Harry Worth
Wed Jul 22, 2015 4:26 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis,PBS' "Live from the Artists Den," German TV May 8 '12
Replies: 93
Views: 9828

Re: Elvis,PBS' "Live from the Artists Den," German TV May 8 '12

This was on Sky Arts last night!

I only know as I've got Live from the Artists Den on series record, though the "series" is pretty sporadic. What I saw was good, but the bloody YouView box only managed to record half of it :(
by Harry Worth
Tue Jul 21, 2015 1:25 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .
Replies: 1400
Views: 340153

Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

http://www.wordmagazine.co.uk/ Elvis is referenced a few times in the latest issue of The Word (May '12). '... Finally , a review by David Quantick( p.95) of Here Comes Everybody:The Story of The Pogue s by ( Pogue member) James Fearnley notes 'There's special, and fairly critical, mention for Elvi...
by Harry Worth
Sat Oct 25, 2014 3:45 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Anarchy in Manchester - So It Goes
Replies: 14
Views: 5471

Re: Anarchy in Manchester - So It Goes

All the clips seem to be at Erics in Liverpool.

If you have a talktalk YouView box you get Sky Arts for free.
by Harry Worth
Sat Oct 25, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .
Replies: 1400
Views: 340153

Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

Late goal for Morton today :)
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by Harry Worth
Mon Aug 11, 2014 4:08 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: What are Elvis's favourite venues?
Replies: 7
Views: 2042

What are Elvis's favourite venues?

My Elvis watching over the years has usually been when he plays Liverpool or Manchester. I was at the recent (Manchester) Bridgewater Hall gig, somewhere he has played some excellent gigs before (though I must admit the John Harle in 1996 one was er, difficult!). I think one of the factors in him pl...
by Harry Worth
Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis solo, Manchester (England), July 14, 2014
Replies: 69
Views: 10296

Re: Elvis solo, Manchester (England), July 14, 2014

Wonderful, marvellous, "The Ken Dodd of Manchester" someone said behind me (which was in the direction of Bradwellboy - good call on 3 Sons by the way) as he started yet another song. It felt like it could go on forever with great surprises (Dr Luther's Assistant I KNOW!!). That big yellow...
by Harry Worth
Thu Nov 21, 2013 3:31 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Elvis Costello: Mystery Dance" docu.
Replies: 179
Views: 43946

Re: "Elvis Costello: Mystery Dance" - docu. - BBC4 Nov. 8 '1

Very enjoyable. A 90 minutes that has seen fit to be watched again several times for me. Of course there were things missed out, you can't please all the people... But it was so good to see something that didn't just lazily concentrate on 77-82. Someone up thread remarked about it helped 'get Elvis'...
by Harry Worth
Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:53 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play Manchester, 14 June '13
Replies: 31
Views: 3786

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Manchester, 14 June '13

Was a little strange, it didn't quite get going for me until 'Tokyo Storm Warning' and then we were off! Plenty of highlights, loved 'Sleep of the Just' and 'She'. Almost seemed to me that he went into the Greatest Hits section too early, that there should have been another spin of the wheel. Did he...
by Harry Worth
Sun May 13, 2012 2:11 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis/Imposters, Manchester, May 12 '12
Replies: 32
Views: 4776

Re: Elvis/Imposters, Manchester, May 12 '12

Tis a long time since I've been to an EC gig as good as this one was. Both me and Mrs Worth have been grinning all day and eliciting memories of a wonderful 2 hours and 40 minutes! Many, many highlights, the Josephine section, the Trust/imperial Bedroom themed segment, a fantastic National Ransom, j...
by Harry Worth
Thu May 10, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis/Imposters, Manchester, May 12 '12
Replies: 32
Views: 4776

Re: Elvis/Imposters, Manchester, May 12 '12

I shall be there. Really looking forward to it! I wasn't there in 2002 at the Apollo, but I had been at the Kings Dock show in Liverpool a couple of moths earlier and been disappointed for the first time at a Costello gig, he seemed tired and weary. As a consequence, despite the pleading of a fellow...
by Harry Worth
Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:22 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis/'Spinning , UK tour , May 2012
Replies: 169
Views: 18782

Re: Elvis/'Spinning , UK tour , May 2012

Phew! Removing lots of other commitments from the diary has meant delaying purchase of tickets until now. Have got to say am most impressed the http://www.bookingsdirect.com site mentioned on the posters and http://www.elviscostello.com found three close to the front of the circle tickets at Manches...
by Harry Worth
Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:44 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis to guest star on Sesame Street
Replies: 81
Views: 9660

Re: Elvis to guest star on Sesame Street

Excellent stuff, mucho big smiles as this was passed round my friends on a iPhone in the pub last night.

Christmas single?
by Harry Worth
Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:16 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Elvis Costello: Mystery Dance" docu.
Replies: 179
Views: 43946

Re: 'a definitive documentary portrait of Elvis', Nov '11

Sounds like a Friday night on BBC 4 programme, if they haven't scrapped it be then. Maybe Elvis Costello night. 21.00 This doc 22.30 Elvis at the bbc :D :lol: Would be worth looking forward to - perhaps he could do a "Songwriters Circle" show as well? [Nick Lowe is doing one on 30 Sep by ...
by Harry Worth
Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:11 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Nick Lowe covers "Poisoned Rose" on upcoming album
Replies: 62
Views: 7190

Re: Nick Lowe covers "Poisoned Rose" on upcoming album

Some great links up thread to keep me listening and watching for the last hour, thanks! Nick Lowe European Tour dates: 15 Dec 2011 Sala El Loco Valenicia 16 Dec 2011 Sala Heneiken Madrid 17 Dec 2011 Santana 27 Bilbao 09 Feb 2012 Paradiso Amsterdam 15 Feb 2012 Vicar Street Dublin 21 Feb 2012 The Stab...
by Harry Worth
Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:52 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Alison by Linda Ronstadt
Replies: 11
Views: 5203

Re: Alison by Linda Ronstadt

Many years ago a good friend of mine found himself backstage after an EC gig and in the presence of the great man for the first time. Desperate to have more than a brief "hello" he blurted out the first thing that came into his head "What do you think of Linda Ronstadt?" He was m...
by Harry Worth
Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:45 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: SP&S Vs. NR: Which Do You Prefer ?
Replies: 42
Views: 4107

Re: SP&S Vs. NR: Which Do You Prefer ?

I prefer the production on SP&S, but the songs of NR. So what I really want is a studio recording of the show I saw in Liverpool. Yep, that was a good show in Liverpool! National Ransom, simply by virtue of the fact that I am happy to listen to it all the way through in the car. SP&S isn't ...
by Harry Worth
Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:53 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Best and worst SOUNDING albums?
Replies: 37
Views: 3953

Re: Best and worst SOUNDING albums?

'King of America' and 'Delivery Man' are the most expansive and rich to me when listening on headphones, 'Goodbye Cruel World' is cack - ClangerWinstanley did nothing for the EC sound. Echoing comments made earlier, I find the sense of fun on 'Get Happy' and 'Momofuku' infectious. For some reason I ...
by Harry Worth
Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:43 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Sings The Beatles
Replies: 32
Views: 3774

Re: Elvis Sings The Beatles

I think Elvis' studio recordings of "Step Inside Love" and "Hide Your Love Away" are pretty great. The former is an obscurity, but the latter one is about as beloved as any classic Beatles track, and yet EC manages to do a faithful cover that still sounds fresh and fun. I quite ...
by Harry Worth
Wed May 25, 2011 6:03 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: New Gig Thread
Replies: 1699
Views: 229360

Re: New Gig Thread

I've recently seen the reformed Monochrome Set, well worth it!
Just bought tickets to see Roddy Frame (with a band) later this year.
by Harry Worth
Wed May 25, 2011 6:00 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Will EC sell live tracks from REVOLVER tour via his website?
Replies: 17
Views: 1881

Re: Will EC sell live tracks from REVOLVER tour via his webs

As things go with almost any band/artiste these days there is something up on DIME within a few days of almost any gig. But, going by tales told to me by someone who has uploaded a number of his boots (none EC by the way!) to DIME, the downloads figures are not that high and often the majority are m...

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