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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: 1983

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: 1524

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: 3322

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: 797

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: 1168

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: 105
Views: 15404

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: 510
Views: 65835

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: 338
Views: 49241

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: 71
Views: 12759

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: 66
Views: 8659

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: 66
Views: 8659

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: 66
Views: 8659

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: 9586

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: 338
Views: 49241

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: 2715

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: 2715

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).
by The Gentleman
Thu Aug 06, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: South Bank Show: "The Making Of Almost Blue" - High Definition airing, August 17 2016
Replies: 27
Views: 3584

Re: South Bank Show: "The Making Of Almost Blue"

I've refrained from posting for the last couple days out of respect, but the Billy Sherrill of the SBS comes across as an extremely unpleasant person, not to mention a very disengaged producer. I find it notable that, as far as I know, BS is the only producer that EC has reflected upon in a clearly ...
by The Gentleman
Sat Jul 25, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play Sioux City, IA, July 24 '15
Replies: 13
Views: 1866

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Sioux City, IA, July 24 '15

verbal gymnastics wrote:I'm assuming they didn't end with Mouth Almighty and that's Mouth Almighty signing off the message.


I'm a little suspicious of both "Mouth Almightys" on the setlist until we get clarification.
by The Gentleman
Wed Jun 24, 2015 3:00 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis, solo, Leicester, June 22 '15
Replies: 17
Views: 1989

Re: Elvis, solo, Leicester, June 22 '15

Oh, and 'unidentified' doesn't get played much either... Someone has to help us on this one! (Recording? You tube?) Regarding the unidentified song, Richard said: "The lyric included 'Woman Must Be A Gypsy' (then something like 'She Sees Everything I Do') and also 'Woke Up This Morning Looked ...
by The Gentleman
Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:59 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis, solo, Glasgow June 11th 2015
Replies: 20
Views: 2300

Re: Elvis, solo, Glasgow June 11th 2015

So what is the song listed as "Goodbye" on the printed set list?
by The Gentleman
Mon Jan 26, 2015 2:56 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Ralph Stanley RIP
Replies: 17
Views: 2720

Re: Elvis to Guest on Ralph Stanley Album, Jan 2015

Got a copy yesterday. Bit of a haul getting there (not exactly in my neighborhood) but the shop had a TON of copies in stock. It's clearly being heavily promoted by them. Didn't stay for lunch.
by The Gentleman
Sun Jan 18, 2015 1:44 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC Guest Narrator with SF Symphony Jan 16-18, 2015
Replies: 24
Views: 3401

Re: EC Guest Narrator with SF Symphony Jan 16-18, 2015

People like to discuss EC's unlikely collaborations, but I'm pretty sure EC/Lars Ulrich has instantly vaulted to the top.
by The Gentleman
Sat Jan 10, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: T-Bone / Dylan project: Lost On The River
Replies: 338
Views: 49241

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

Was it news to everyone else that EC had written a couple songs with Robert Hunter?
by The Gentleman
Thu Jan 08, 2015 11:30 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New book: The Words and Music of Elvis Costello
Replies: 11
Views: 2390

Re: New book: The Words and Music of Elvis Costello

Not his first EC book: http://www.amazon.com/Elvis-Costello-Bio-Bibliography-Bio-Bibliographies-Music/dp/0313303991 I remember that book annoyed me by stating that the Not With That Clown compilation CD had a unique "acoustic version" of "I Want You." A fun disc, but needless to ...
by The Gentleman
Fri Nov 21, 2014 3:40 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: T-Bone / Dylan project: Lost On The River
Replies: 338
Views: 49241

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

It's sort of stunning how Costello-ey the Lost on the River songs are. Pretty sure if we were under the understanding that they were 100% EC compositions, we'd have no idea the truth was otherwise.

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