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by The Gentleman
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and The Imposters play Charlottesville, VA, October 23, 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 3642

Re: Elvis and The Imposters play Charlottesville, VA, October 23, 2019

I gotta confess I’m a bit underwhelmed by the setlist. But perhaps he’ll add more adventurous selections as the tour goes on?
by The Gentleman
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC Interview on "The Current" regarding ''Look Now''
Replies: 3
Views: 1117

Re: EC Interview on "The Current" regarding ''Look Now''

Fun fact: Mary Lucia is Paul Westerberg’s younger sister (not the one who inspired “Waitress In The Sky”). She’s a significant fixture of the Twin Cities music scene in her own right.
by The Gentleman
Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .
Replies: 1517
Views: 617007

Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

An episode of the new season of Veronica Mars just revealed that the Mars family motto is “I used to be disgusted. Now I try to be amused.” Now where have I heard that before?

Also, in a previous season, the song “Veronica” (a karaoke version) was featured.
by The Gentleman
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Universal vault fire: Were any EC tapes lost?
Replies: 8
Views: 2946

Re: Universal vault fire: Were any EC tapes lost?

The NYT published a follow up piece that lists hundreds of artists who had some or all of their tape archive destroyed. It’s NOT conclusive but for now EC isn’t on the list. Sadly, T-Bone Burnett Is on it (though I imagine it’s only a slim portion of his work that was kept there). https://www.nytime...
by The Gentleman
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Universal vault fire: Were any EC tapes lost?
Replies: 8
Views: 2946

Universal vault fire: Were any EC tapes lost?

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/11/magazine/universal-fire-master-recordings.html A heartbreaking look at the Universal vault fire, which destroyed countless hours of session tapes from artists famous and obscure alike. Is there any reason to fear EC's work with Universal was stored there? In any ca...
by The Gentleman
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello & The Imposters: Purse EP (Record Store Day)
Replies: 69
Views: 20922

Elvis Costello & The Imposters: Purse EP (Record Store Day)

https://recordstoreday.com/SpecialRelease/10822 Side One "Everyone’s Playing House" – Bacharach/Costello "The Lovers That Never Were" – McCartney/Costello Side Two "If You Love Me"– Words: Johnny Cash – Music: Elvis Costello "Down On The Bottom" – Words: Bob D...
by The Gentleman
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: Elvis Costello - Radio Sessions 1977 - 1983
Replies: 14
Views: 12834

Re: Elvis Costello - Radio Sessions 1977 - 1983

This article from 2003 suggests Capital Radio was looking for their original tape of the 1977 EC session, but I haven't seen any follow up on it. Anyone?

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2003/ ... rcialradio
by The Gentleman
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: Elvis Costello - Radio Sessions 1977 - 1983
Replies: 14
Views: 12834

Re: Elvis Costello - Radio Sessions 1977 - 1983

Is there a more recent Radio Sessions collection out there (including perhaps the Capital Radio Session, though I presume it's too much to hope that a complete version of "Hoover Factory" has emerged?) or is Martin's superb 2011 compilation still the go-to version? Is the April 7th, 1978 K...
by The Gentleman
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New Elvis Costello interview re: McCartney collaboration
Replies: 11
Views: 4620

New Elvis Costello interview re: McCartney collaboration

Very in-depth interview, with details I've never seen before (including the fact EC believes they recorded demos of "Veronica" and "Back On My Feet" that got misfiled):

https://www.rockcellarmagazine.com/2018 ... -the-dirt/
by The Gentleman
Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Secret show: 9/15/2017
Replies: 3
Views: 2610

Secret show: 9/15/2017

On Twitter, Kitten Kuroi wrote: Had the honor of singing with Elvis for Charlie Rose, Tim Cook, Gayle King, George Lucas, Mellody Hobson & many other legends tonight. She discusses it a bit more in a video on her Facebook page. Sadly, details of what was performed are "top secret" (her...
by The Gentleman
Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers -Richmond, VA, June 20 2017
Replies: 15
Views: 8264

Re: Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers -Richmond, VA, June 20 2017

And No Coffee Table wrote:
The Gentleman wrote:Has it been performed as a duet before? I mean, with EC. Of course, the original.

Yes, with Sam Moore...
http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/inde ... ersal_City

...and Bruce Springsteen.


Yes! So much fun to revisit that!
by The Gentleman
Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers -Richmond, VA, June 20 2017
Replies: 15
Views: 8264

Re: Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers -Richmond, VA, June 20 2017

FAVEHOUR wrote:I'm told there was a duet between EC and Imelda May on I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down.


Dave


Has it been performed as a duet before? I mean, with EC. Of course, the original.
by The Gentleman
Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 'Bright Blue Times' - vinyl single - 500 on sale at latest shows, June 2017
Replies: 34
Views: 17979

Re: 'Bright Blue Times' - vinyl single - 500 on sale at latest shows, June 2017

It was not hard to obtain one at the Chicago show at all. All 20 allocated copies were put out immediately, and they lasted all the way thru the show. I saw the last copy sold just as the merch stand was closing up after the show.
by The Gentleman
Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers - Chicago, IL, Huntington Bank Pavilion, June 12 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 6067

Re: Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers - Chicago, IL, Huntington Bank Pavilion, June 12 2017

I'm not sure when (or if) it was ever announced, but Dawes was a no-show. There was no opening act, despite the fact ticket buyers were told when the tickets initially went on sale that Dawes would be part of the bill.
by The Gentleman
Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 'Bright Blue Times' - vinyl single - 500 on sale at latest shows, June 2017
Replies: 34
Views: 17979

Re: 'Bright Blue Times' - vinyl single - 500 on sale at latest shows, June 2017

I've long felt it was very odd that this track wasn't included on the In Motion Pictures set. Granted, there were a lot of odd choices made on that set. It seems he purposefully withheld unreleased material from that collection. Perhaps wisely. I wouldn't doubt if he receives more money for this one...
by The Gentleman
Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers - San Diego, CA, Copley Symphony Hall  June 5 2017
Replies: 18
Views: 10113

Re: Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers - San Diego, CA, Copley Symphony Hall  June 5 2017

Is this accurate? I've read a report that suggested he played "The Lovers That Never Were."
by The Gentleman
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis plays Sheffield 20 March 2017
Replies: 32
Views: 16866

Re: Elvis plays Sheffield 20 March 2017

johnfoyle wrote:Word is that Elvis debuted a performance of Forbidden Nights , a song given to Darlene Love's recent album.


I'd love to hear that some night.
by The Gentleman
Sun Oct 30, 2016 2:38 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters , Chicago , IL 29 October 2016
Replies: 13
Views: 6742

Re: Elvis & The Imposters , Chicago , IL 29 October 2016

My initial attempt at reconstructing the set list from memory. It's possible I missed a song or two. The order is definitely dodgy. Town where time stood still The loved Ones Lipstick Vogue ...And In Every Home Accidents Will Happen You'll Never Be A Man Moods For Moderns Human Hands Tears Before Be...
by The Gentleman
Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Why no Official Flip City collection?
Replies: 13
Views: 7207

Re: Why no Official Flip City collection?

Ever since I read about the existence of, never mind heard, the song " Baseball Heroes ", I've kind of wondered why EC would have so much interest in American baseball -- an interested never to be evinced again -- as to write a whole song about it. Of course, UM&DI solved that little ...
by The Gentleman
Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:09 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band play Preservation Hall, 28 April 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 3173

Re: Elvis Costello and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band play Preservation Hall, 28 April 2016

The idea of "Sulfur To Sugarcane" with NOLA-style horns is a hoot. Wonder if he ad-libbed any new innuendo-laden lines for the song ("In New Orleans, the girls drop their jeans...")?
by The Gentleman
Mon Apr 04, 2016 3:34 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis (solo) plays Riverside, CA, April 5th 2016
Replies: 13
Views: 4588

Re: Elvis (solo) plays Riverside, CA, April 5th 2016

And No Coffee Table wrote:So he has to perform "April 5th," right?


My money's on "May 17th."

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