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by Ymaginatif
Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Paul McCartney: Flowers In The Dirt Archive Collection
Replies: 82
Views: 16145

Re: Paul McCartney: Flowers In The Dirt Archive Collection

Not so easy to disentangle these voices!

McCartney low in verse and high in middle bits; EC high in verse and low in middle bits I think.
Twenty-Five fingers' chorus is more tahn just two. In fact, I think they doubletracked both their vocals here and there?
by Ymaginatif
Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:48 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Song Titles Game - Part II
Replies: 14355
Views: 816931

Re: Song Titles Game - Part II

#9 Dream - Lennon
by Ymaginatif
Tue Jul 12, 2016 4:17 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Least favourite lyric
Replies: 15
Views: 1560

Re: Least favourite lyric

Well, I like these recent albums, but I found his lyrics on Secret, Profane and Sugarcane left me cold. They scan badly (but don't all Costello lyrics do, and that's normally why I love them :) ), sound pompous, don't hang together, and with their ultra-american frame of reference have no relevance ...
by Ymaginatif
Wed Jun 29, 2016 5:34 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis's Worst Song And Why
Replies: 48
Views: 3782

Re: Elvis's Worst Song And Why

Just thought of another one:

the final seconds of "The Days Take Care Of Everything " ...

(if not all of the song)
by Ymaginatif
Mon Jun 27, 2016 3:13 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis's Worst Song And Why
Replies: 48
Views: 3782

Re: Elvis's Worst Song And Why

The Stamping Ground. It's just...dull, tuneless and lacking in interest of any kind. Which is something an Elvis Costello song should never be. Yes, that's one I agree with. I forgot to mention 'She'. That's a lovely song with huge potential. But Elvis' version is dreadful. And still it was such a ...
by Ymaginatif
Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:51 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis's Worst Song And Why
Replies: 48
Views: 3782

Re: Elvis's Worst Song And Why

'Sunday's Best' and 'Playboy Into A Man' were two major reasons why I started listening (and loving) Elvis Costello back in 1992! :D Anyway - worst song you ask? 'The Stamping Ground', I'd say. I usually prefer to skip this one. But all in all, EC is one of those artists with surprisingly few 'worst...
by Ymaginatif
Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:41 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: My Flame Burns Blue - vinyl debut on BLUE VINYL , June 2016
Replies: 230
Views: 33458

Re: My Flame Burns Blue - vinyl debut on BLUE VINYL , June 2016

And plays beautifully too!
I haven't tried Side D though :D

Album also benefits from being detached from the disastrous Il Sogno!
by Ymaginatif
Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:22 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: My Flame Burns Blue - vinyl debut on BLUE VINYL , June 2016
Replies: 230
Views: 33458

Re: My Flame Burns Blue - vinyl debut on BLUE VINYL , June 2016

My copy arrived today, and it's a beautiful, lush edition - in a rich gatefold. The cover artwork is very effective on 12".
So... well worth checking this one out!
by Ymaginatif
Tue Dec 01, 2015 5:57 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Extreme Honey debuting on Vinyl , Feb. '15
Replies: 47
Views: 6489

Re: Extreme Honey debuting on Vinyl , Feb. '15

Reminder - Deep Dark Blue now out on vinyl - http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B017692BS6?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=od_aui_detailpages00 I picked it up - a nice straightforward vinyl release. A beautiful recording to spin. I'm glad they didn't gloss the sleeve (as the label seems to be pron...
by Ymaginatif
Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:06 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on Radio 4 - 16th to 20th November
Replies: 6
Views: 1305

Re: Elvis on Radio 4 - 16th to 20th November

I've got the audiobook in a nice little box set of some 15 CDs. The longest Elvis Costello album ever! ;)
by Ymaginatif
Sat Oct 31, 2015 5:52 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 2016...
Replies: 35
Views: 4548

Re: 2016...

Excellent guys! Keep shaking that hand :wink:
by Ymaginatif
Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:55 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Extreme Honey debuting on Vinyl , Feb. '15
Replies: 47
Views: 6489

Re: Extreme Honey debuting on Vinyl , Feb. '15

Now that Music On Vinyl has released Extreme Honey and Deep Dead Blue on Vinyl, doesn't it seem like there is a very real possibility that they could put out a double LP set of the Costello & Nieve 5-EP box? That would be cool - how about five 10" records?! (their website allows you to sen...
by Ymaginatif
Tue Oct 27, 2015 4:59 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Extreme Honey debuting on Vinyl , Feb. '15
Replies: 47
Views: 6489

Re: Extreme Honey debuting on Vinyl , Feb. '15

sweetest punch wrote:Music On Vinyl will release Deap Dead Blue on vinyl on Nov 27, 2015: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Deep-Dead-Blue- ... s+costello


Waw! I like this very much - an album that is made for vinyl!
by Ymaginatif
Mon Oct 26, 2015 5:12 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 2016...
Replies: 35
Views: 4548

Re: 2016...

stricttime81 wrote:That's funny, when I was standing about 2 feet from him at the book signing I remember thinking how good he looked. He's actually a pretty handsome and stylish dude.



Thanks for your responses - it's good to be contradicted on this! :wink:
by Ymaginatif
Fri Oct 23, 2015 2:53 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 2016...
Replies: 35
Views: 4548

Re: 2016...

Rather a strange idea, but this topic sort of suggests it (at least to me): Totally unfounded and entirely a 'gut feeling', but seeing EC in recent pictures and videos, I get the impression that he is not well --- either physically or mentally. H'e sort of not fully 'with' the situation, a vague abs...
by Ymaginatif
Mon Sep 21, 2015 3:09 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Paul McCartney: Flowers In The Dirt Archive Collection
Replies: 82
Views: 16145

Re: Paul McCartney: Flowers In The Dirt Archive Collection

http://www.israbox.info/1146590700-paul-mccartney-flowers-in-the-dirt-the-ultimate-archive-collection-2015.html Wow FOUR discs with Number THREE being very Elvis heavy...loads of demos: 25 fingers!!! Let's hope the entire disc three features EC and Sir playing around with some classic too in the st...
by Ymaginatif
Sun Sep 20, 2015 10:32 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Paul McCartney: Flowers In The Dirt Archive Collection
Replies: 82
Views: 16145

Re: Paul McCartney: Flowers In The Dirt Archive Collection

http://www.israbox.info/1146590700-paul-mccartney-flowers-in-the-dirt-the-ultimate-archive-collection-2015.html Wow FOUR discs with Number THREE being very Elvis heavy...loads of demos: 25 fingers!!! Let's hope the entire disc three features EC and Sir playing around with some classic too in the st...
by Ymaginatif
Fri Sep 11, 2015 6:04 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New book from Bruce Thomas , March 2017
Replies: 66
Views: 9934

Re: New autobiography from Bruce Thomas , July 2015

I've almost finished it, and I'll miss it. A great insight in the music world in a delightfully semi-sarcastic, self-deprecating, humorous, human style. Yes, he puts in little digs, but me being an E.C. for many many years, I'm sort of used to that sharpness and irreverence. If anything, I think at ...
by Ymaginatif
Mon Jun 29, 2015 5:20 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis singing from the fridge!
Replies: 2
Views: 805

Re: Elvis singing from the fridge!

I like that metaphor - encapsulates the urgency, cold emotion, and the cramped pose of early E.C. quite well

Makes one wonder which piece of furniture we should picture him in/on these days :wink:
by Ymaginatif
Mon Jun 22, 2015 5:13 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC interview: 'I'd like to see Tony Blair in an orange jumpsuit'
Replies: 1
Views: 630

Re: EC interview: 'I'd like to see Tony Blair in an orange jumpsuit'

so he said 'suit' and they printed it '[jump]suit'? beautiful :?
by Ymaginatif
Tue Jun 09, 2015 2:18 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Live Version "World's Great Optimist"
Replies: 5
Views: 1048

Re: Live Version "World's Great Optimist"

verbal gymnastics wrote:
I think Elvis' tweet explained it pretty well.

Also the video works in sunny Kent as well.


Ah, I must have missed that - what did he tweet?
by Ymaginatif
Mon Jun 08, 2015 7:16 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Live Version "World's Great Optimist"
Replies: 5
Views: 1048

Live Version "World's Great Optimist"



https://youtu.be/sprCjEsiALA

He played it live in Southend-On-Sea 4 days ago. How much as I love the song, he really seems to be struggling with this one.

PS Sorry, I can't get this video to work here :(
by Ymaginatif
Thu May 21, 2015 2:42 am
Forum: Tin Pan Alley
Topic: Bachelor #2 or The Remains of the Dodo
Replies: 0
Views: 18005

Bachelor #2 or The Remains of the Dodo

I thought some of you might like this: 2 or 3 years ago I recorded my own version of the entire Aimee Mann album - all 14 songs. It's rough and tumble, but some songs turned out quite nicely. And it's one of my favourite albums (from back in the day when I thought that Aimee Mann was going to be the...
by Ymaginatif
Wed Feb 25, 2015 5:36 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: I need an album
Replies: 13
Views: 1553

Re: I need an album

He seems to have lost his faith in albums? And this purely on economical (not artistic) grounds? The train came off the rails in 1996, when the last tones of 'I Want To Vanish' lingered in the air. There have been plenty of albums and projects since then - many signs of 'returning to form'. But for ...

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