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by The Gentleman
Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Secret show: 9/15/2017
Replies: 3
Views: 594

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: 2102

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: 2102

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: 33
Views: 5138

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: 1652

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: 33
Views: 5138

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: 3113

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: 5877

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: 3160

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: 4542

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: 1456

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: 2091

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."
by The Gentleman
Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Pomp & Pout: Best of The Universal Years -release cancelled?
Replies: 108
Views: 19879

Re: Pomp & Pout: Best of The Universal Years -release cancelled?

I still haven't bothered to break the shrink wrap of my copy. I wish I could say it was a deeply considered foresighted decision, but mostly it's just since there is nothing on it that I need to hear. It's a wonder I bought it in the first place.
by The Gentleman
Mon Nov 16, 2015 2:18 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK - Oct. 2015
Replies: 524
Views: 100826

Re: UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK - Oct. 2015

Given the admiration he expresses for Georgie Fame in the book, I find it disappointing that he doesn't mention the song he wrote for him: "That's What Friends Are For." Anyone have any great quotes from Elvis about the song? https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&...
by The Gentleman
Mon Sep 21, 2015 1:12 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: T-Bone / Dylan project: Lost On The River
Replies: 340
Views: 71954

Re: T-Bone / Dylan project: Lost On The River

Hmm.. I'm wondering 'why does EC care so much about the director's vanity?' I mean the whole project was a scraping-of-the-bottom-of-the-barrel exercise from the get-go anyway, engineered by T-Bone and him, involving a few other enthusiastic musicians of the day, and had it not been documented in f...
by The Gentleman
Fri Sep 18, 2015 1:21 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Paul McCartney: Flowers In The Dirt Archive Collection
Replies: 82
Views: 24317

Paul McCartney: Flowers In The Dirt Archive Collection

https://twitter.com/wogew/status/644922992481443840 The most likely place for some/all of the McCartney/MacManus demos to finally be released. With all the comments EC has made about wanting to see them issued, I strongly doubt he'll present any obstacles to them being included. Though I think it's ...
by The Gentleman
Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New book from Bruce Thomas , March 2017
Replies: 67
Views: 15693

Re: New autobiography from Bruce Thomas , July 2015

I really enjoyed the passages the described the band teasing EC. Passages like the one devoted to when they goaded EC into playing the early version of "Man Out of Time" (a song Bruce goes out his way to praise in it's final incarnation) while shouting out the chords ("E-E-E-E-E"...
by The Gentleman
Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New book from Bruce Thomas , March 2017
Replies: 67
Views: 15693

Re: New autobiography from Bruce Thomas , July 2015

His account of the recording of "Betrayal" would have been a huge scoop ten or so years ago. Still fairly enjoyable.
by The Gentleman
Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:38 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New book from Bruce Thomas , March 2017
Replies: 67
Views: 15693

Re: New autobiography from Bruce Thomas , July 2015

It's not very sensational, but one thing that stood out for me was his anecdote about "Chemistry Class." As far as I know, the consensus was that the repeated "accidents" in the lyric was an intentional gag. But Bruce presents a fairly convincing account that it was the result of...
by The Gentleman
Tue Sep 01, 2015 12:33 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Unfaithful Music & Soundtrack album, Oct 2015
Replies: 81
Views: 14698

Re: Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink - soundtrack album, Oct 2015

My guess for a rarity that could appear is "Radio Soul." Especially if the set is meant to highlight aspects of EC's personal biography, as it could neatly represent his Flip City years. Furthermore, it's a song that has become a mainstay of his solo set, and he even recently mentioned tha...
by The Gentleman
Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:41 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: T-Bone / Dylan project: Lost On The River
Replies: 340
Views: 71954

Re: T-Bone / Dylan project: Lost On The River

The first volume was very evenly weighted towards each of the five artists involved. I don't think a second volume would have that luxury, resulting in EC and Taylor Goldsmith dominating the lion's share of the set. Does this possibility make a second volume less likely?
by The Gentleman
Fri Aug 07, 2015 4:01 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 674 for me & NOT for me! a/k/a various I HOPE HAPPY NOWs
Replies: 34
Views: 4297

Re: 674 for me & NOT for me! a/k/a various I HOPE HAPPY NOWs

Can any other people who have the Demon edition of the 2005 KOA confirm which version of the demo they have? I'm wondering if the Rhinos are one version, and the Demons another (if so, it'll be the first known difference between them). My Demon edition has NOT the vinyl b-side version. Fascinating ...
by The Gentleman
Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 674 for me & NOT for me! a/k/a various I HOPE HAPPY NOWs
Replies: 34
Views: 4297

Re: 674 for me & NOT for me! a/k/a various I HOPE HAPPY NOWs

Can any other people who have the Demon edition of the 2005 KOA confirm which version of the demo they have? I'm wondering if the Rhinos are one version, and the Demons another (if so, it'll be the first known difference between them).

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