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by Ymaginatif
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Painted From Memory on vinyl , June 2017
Replies: 95
Views: 11583

Re: Painted From Memory on vinyl , June 2017

Fishfinger king wrote:My copy arrived today!
They do exist in the UK - mine number 588.
Sounds extremely good - no surface noise at all. Even The Long Division sounds good!


No. 592 has arrived here 8)
by Ymaginatif
Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Painted From Memory on vinyl , June 2017
Replies: 95
Views: 11583

Re: Painted From Memory on vinyl in 2017 ?

I ordered my copy in the UK from Scott Nangle - bigger outlets don't seem to have it. Emailed them yesterday to check availabilty and they had 50 copies in stock but had already sold 47 - 48 now with my order! Act fast all! Looking forward to hearing it+++++ Well Scott, send them out! (I'm one of t...
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: 17394

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: 14464
Views: 847755

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: 1716

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: 4157

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: 4157

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: 4157

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: 34494

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: 34494

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: 6842

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: 1401

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: 4903

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: 6842

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: 6842

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: 4903

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: 4903

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: 17394

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: 17394

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: 10613

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: 856

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: 664

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: 1119

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: 1119

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 :(

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