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by Pars
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, March 2, 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 1289

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, March 2, 2020

I'll be there ( and Sheffield ) with her indoors, 21 year old lad ( who is obsessed with Blood & Chocolate ) and two friends who attended their first ever EC gig with us last time he played this venue.Very pleased but surprised they were interested in view of the atrocious sound last time. Delig...
by Pars
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: ‘I Want You’ in movie ‘Only You’
Replies: 7
Views: 1638

Re: ‘I Want You’ in movie ‘Only You’

Saw the film in Sheffield today with wife & two ( grown up ) kids. Thoroughly recommend it. “ I want you “ is deployed twice to very good effect and on the second occasion you get a decent view of the “ Blood & Chocolate “ LP. I almost let out a “whoop”.
by Pars
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello OBE
Replies: 69
Views: 19236

Re: Elvis Costello OBE

Good god. Is this is a joke ? If not, I feel I’ve been stabbed in the heart. Cheers EC you hypocritical c word.
by Pars
Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: It's official..."brilliant new album", incl. new interview , April 2018
Replies: 58
Views: 22471

Re: It's official..."brilliant new album"

Lord almighty, I feel my temperature rising....
by Pars
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and The Imposters, Nottingham (England), June 15, 2018
Replies: 25
Views: 8572

Re: Elvis and The Imposters, Nottingham (England), June 15, 2018

Secured 3 tickets in the Pre-Sale, stalls, 4th row.
by Pars
Tue Aug 16, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: South Bank Show: "The Making Of Almost Blue" - High Definition airing, August 17 2016
Replies: 27
Views: 12541

Re: South Bank Show: "The Making Of Almost Blue" - High Definition airing, August 17 2016

Sadly, they won't be showing the programme in its original form. This is just a 30 minute show comprising of Melvyn Bragg's recollections and snippets from the original documentary.
by Pars
Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Logan Hall 09/03/1985 - Miners Benefit
Replies: 3
Views: 2725

Logan Hall 09/03/1985 - Miners Benefit

I have been somewhat dilatory in finding time to plough through " Unfaithful Music " ( the book ) but have just read EC's account of the South Wales miners benefit at Logan Hall in London on 09/03/1985 ( page 165 hardback ) It was, without doubt , the most moving concert I have attended. T...
by Pars
Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:46 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis plays Sheffield 20 March 2017
Replies: 32
Views: 17389

Re: Elvis plays Sheffield 20 March 2017

Bagged 2 second row tickets. Would have preferred an Imposters show but, ultimately , will take whatever is offered.
by Pars
Wed May 11, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis plays Warwick , May 9 2016
Replies: 39
Views: 21297

Re: Elvis plays Warwick , May 9 2016

I also thoroughly enjoyed my fourth Detour show but why oh why does the great man inflict " She " on us. It's passable on record and works well in the film " Notting a Hill " but such a dirge as an acoustic piece. But what do I know? It received the biggest cheer on the night aft...
by Pars
Sun Jun 21, 2015 7:56 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis, solo, Leicester, June 22 '15
Replies: 17
Views: 6463

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

Yes,I'll be there. My 3rd and final show of the tour. Always enjoy going to this venue as it brings back great memories of watching EC and The Jam there in the early 80's.My first ever EC gig was at De Montfort Hall in March 1981.I was 17 years old.Somewhat fitting that my 17 year old lad will joini...
by Pars
Wed Jun 17, 2015 1:32 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis , solo , plays Hanley, Stoke on Trent, UK, June 17 2015
Replies: 14
Views: 6382

Re: Elvis , solo , plays Hanley, Stoke on Trent, UK, June 17 2015

I'll be there.Hoping for a snatch of "Ace of Spades" during "Pump It Up" in tribute to another son of Stoke on Trent,Lemmy.
by Pars
Sun Jun 14, 2015 5:48 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis, solo, Nottingham , June 14 2015
Replies: 15
Views: 6170

Re: Elvis, solo, Nottingham , June 14 2015

Well,what can I say? Magnificent gig.Highlight for me was "Home Truth".Pretty sure it's the first time EC has played it on this tour.Good audience response despite the reluctance of many to get off their backsides for Peace,Love and Understanding.Can't wait for Leicester week tomorrow.
by Pars
Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:56 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis, solo, Nottingham , June 14 2015
Replies: 15
Views: 6170

Re: Elvis, solo, Nottingham , June 14 2015

I don't think it was a Jazz crowd.Stuffy classical music types perhaps.I recall EC walking onto the stage at some point during the concert and no one applauded.Classical music etiquette methinks.He did a cracking version of "Shipbuiding" though.
by Pars
Sat Jun 13, 2015 5:30 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis, solo, Nottingham , June 14 2015
Replies: 15
Views: 6170

Re: Elvis, solo, Nottingham , June 14 2015

Sadly, I reckon there will be lots of empty seats on Sunday night.I've been to every EC gig at the Concert Hall since he played there with John Harle in 1996 and it's never a sell out,even when he's got a record to plug.Tier 3 is always completely empty.
by Pars
Sat Jun 13, 2015 5:12 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis, solo, Nottingham , June 14 2015
Replies: 15
Views: 6170

Re: Elvis, solo, Nottingham , June 14 2015

I will be there.Never miss a home town gig.4 of us in row C.
by Pars
Thu Dec 04, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello 2015 Detour - UK Dates
Replies: 76
Views: 26939

Re: Elvis Costello 2015 Detour - UK Dates

Thanks to the good people at The Ticket Factory and their pre-sale,managed to bag Row C tickets for Nottingham & Weller at Warwick Arts Centre.Time to be happy today & fret about the credit card bill tomorrow.Somewhat surprised that EC tickets more expensive than Weller's though.Old man Step...
by Pars
Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis solo, Manchester (England), July 14, 2014
Replies: 69
Views: 22666

Re: Elvis solo, Manchester (England), July 14, 2014

Mrs Pars and myself are going.Will be celebrating our wedding anniversary on the day of the gig.Got tickets in the centre circle Row G.Last saw EC at this venue on the "North" tour although I don't recall much about the concert save for a moving version of "Still" and spotting Al...
by Pars
Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:34 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1087
Views: 351852

Re: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)

"Wise Up Ghost" vinyl edition now available as a pre-order item on Amazon UK.Surprisingly,the price is quite reasonable at £16.63.Sadly,it doesn't come with a free CD.Managed to pre-order the deluxe CD at £9.99 though so not too bad.
by Pars
Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:27 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Brutal Youth" finally getting a vinyl issue!
Replies: 54
Views: 21243

Re: "Brutal Youth" finally getting a vinyl issue!

Damn! Amazon UK also out of stock.On the bright side, demand exceeding supply suggests the release has been a success which,hopefully, may lead to further vinyl editions.
by Pars
Sun Aug 18, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Brutal Youth" finally getting a vinyl issue!
Replies: 54
Views: 21243

Re: "Brutal Youth" finally getting a vinyl issue!

Tried to resist acquiring my third edition of this wonderful album but failed miserably.£13.99 from amazon.uk....ok,I had a £10 gift certificate.Fond memories of the "Brutal Youth" tour.Saw EC & The Attractions at Albert Hall & Wolverhampton Civic Hall.Enjoyment of these gigs only ...
by Pars
Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:03 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play at Thetford Forest, July 13 '13
Replies: 38
Views: 15686

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play at Thetford Forest, July 13

I was enjoying myself too much to make a note of the songs played but EC did NOT play the following: Accidents Will Happen Hope You're Happy Now Turpentine Song With Rose Cry Cry Cry Bedlam Monkey To Man Suit Of Lights Stella Hurt In addition to the other songs on the setlist he played: Blame It On ...
by Pars
Sun Jul 14, 2013 2:50 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play at Thetford Forest, July 13 '13
Replies: 38
Views: 15686

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play at Thetford Forest, July 13

Special show for a number of reasons.First time in over 30 years that I have seen EC play outdoors.My 17 year old and 15 year old were at their first EC gig and loved it.Superb weather.We were right at the front.Enthusiastic crowd around us but can't speak for the picnic hamper/deck chair crowd behi...
by Pars
Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:00 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play at Thetford Forest, July 13 '13
Replies: 38
Views: 15686

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play at Thetford Forest, July 13

Weather's looking mighty fine for Thetford on Saturday.Not a fan of outdoor gigs usually but looking forward to this one.17 year old and 15 year old seeing EC for the first time too.
by Pars
Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play Sheffield, 8 June '13
Replies: 36
Views: 11229

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Sheffield, 8 June '13

Very much looking forward to it.We have tickets in the stalls,4th row.Decent venue with plenty of pubs nearby.Sadly,only seeing two EC gigs on this tour although the other one is at Thetford Forest.Never seen EC play outdoors before.Praying for good quality weather and good quality sound.

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