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by Dr. Luther
Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis (solo) plays benefit in Austin, TX, Oct. 22, 2017
Replies: 39
Views: 3224

Re: Elvis (solo) plays benefit in Austin, TX, Oct. 22, 2017

Yosemite is fairly awesome.
But, yeah...
by Dr. Luther
Mon May 29, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play 'Beaver Creek Hike to the Mic', Avon, CO, 16 Sept. 2017
Replies: 26
Views: 3944

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play 'Beaver Creek Hike to the Mic', Avon, CO, Sept. 2017

I wouldn't bank on Costello's vocals at 10,000 feet. (I believe Gillian Welch performed "White Rabbit" somewhere at high-altitude in Colorado a few years back -- and thought better of it, after the fact.) Hate to possibly curse him and all, but he's never really been one to back down from ...
by Dr. Luther
Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Your first meeting with Elvis
Replies: 9
Views: 2060

Re: Your first meeting with Elvis

...I flew to Nashville in January 1982 to see the Almost Blue/Almost 82 show at Opryland. After having a terrible seat at the Palladium for New Years Eve (though I was still blown away by the show), I had front row center for this one... If there was an empty seat very close to yours, it was mine. ...
by Dr. Luther
Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Alison was first released ,as Elvis's second single, 40 years ago this month, in May 1977
Replies: 11
Views: 2347

Re: Less Than Zero was first released ,as Elvis's first single, 40 years ago this weekend, on March 25th 1977

That "organ mix" was on the "Bunch of Stiffs" compilation. Of that much I am certain. It was the first place I heard it -- and it was a real jolt, being totally unexpected. http://fredpopdom.free.fr/images/Stiff-Records/Bunch-Of-Stiffs---Front.gif https://img.discogs.com/Xubs8ddo...
by Dr. Luther
Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Roy Orbison's Black & White Night 30 Out Feb 24 2017 , includes alternate of Comedians
Replies: 24
Views: 6850

Re: Roy Orbison's Black & White Night 30 Out Feb 24 2017 , includes alternate of Comedians

The alternate "Comedians" is wonderful.
Strings heavy.

The entire BluRay production is fantastic.
Spectacular video definition.
Great audio quality.

Perhaps the finest document of live music, ever.
by Dr. Luther
Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Paul McCartney: Flowers In The Dirt Archive Collection
Replies: 82
Views: 25165

Re: Paul McCartney: Flowers In The Dirt Archive Collection

Wow -- sound quality is much improved.
(And it wasn't too bad previously.)
by Dr. Luther
Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Paul McCartney: Flowers In The Dirt Archive Collection
Replies: 82
Views: 25165

Re: Paul McCartney: Flowers In The Dirt Archive Collection

sweetest punch wrote:Tommy's Coming Home is now registered at ASCAP.
This problably means that this song will appear on the upcoming Flowers In The Dirt Archive Collection.


A tremendous song.
by Dr. Luther
Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:41 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis (solo) plays San Sebastián (Spain), June 6th, 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 2000

Re: Elvis (solo) plays San Sebastián (Spain), June 6th, 2016

Am I mistaken, or is that Costello/Nieve "I Want You" a rarity, at the very least? This song was played by Elvis and Steve many times on the 1999 " Lonely World Tour " and again on their 2003 European Tour. A full list of performances of this song is here: Performances of I Want...
by Dr. Luther
Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis (solo) plays San Sebastián (Spain), June 6th, 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 2000

Re: Elvis (solo) plays San Sebastián (Spain), June 6th, 2016

Am I mistaken, or is that Costello/Nieve "I Want You" a rarity, at the very least?
by Dr. Luther
Sat Apr 30, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & Imposters, New Orleans Jazzfest, April 28, 2016
Replies: 55
Views: 9259

Re: Elvis & Imposters, New Orleans Jazzfest, April 28, 2016

johnfoyle wrote:Or is it on TV ?

It was.
Costello & The Imposters, straight out of the gate on the broadcast.

PLU
Deep Dark Truthful Mirror
Bedlam


I think that's it.
(I haven't actually watched it yet.)
by Dr. Luther
Fri Apr 22, 2016 12:57 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis added to Prince tribute show, NY March 7th '13
Replies: 61
Views: 12430

Re: Elvis added to Prince tribute show, NY March 7th '13

I've always viewed "Georgie and Her Rival" as Costello's take on Prince's "I Could Never Take the Place Of Your Man".

I'm probably entirely mistaken.
Nonetheless -- both are tremendous, under-rated pop songs.
by Dr. Luther
Fri Apr 01, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Tom Waits digs "The Delivery Man"
Replies: 1
Views: 753

Re: Tom Waits digs "The Delivery Man"

Interacted with him, briefly, in the lobby at the Santa Rosa show.

A Grand Man.
by Dr. Luther
Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis (solo) plays San Francisco, March 30 2016
Replies: 24
Views: 3772

Re: Elvis (solo) plays San Francisco, March 30 2016

The hat is now one of the props.
It hangs on the chair until the sit-down segment, and then is donned.
by Dr. Luther
Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis (solo) plays San Francisco, March 30 2016
Replies: 24
Views: 3772

Re: Elvis (solo) plays San Francisco, March 30 2016

The sound guy is fine. It was the venue. And even then, it didn't really get compromised until the three of them where onstage. That's really when it went downhill. Trying to mix mandolin, guitar, slide, Elvis screaming, and 3-part harmonies in that barn is probably impossible. The night before soun...
by Dr. Luther
Thu Mar 31, 2016 4:16 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis (solo) plays San Francisco, March 30 2016
Replies: 24
Views: 3772

Re: Elvis (solo) plays San Francisco, March 30 2016

MOJO wrote:...but sound dude was a total loser. The show could have been much better with a real sound guy...


I think you missed my point.
by Dr. Luther
Thu Mar 31, 2016 3:29 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis (solo) plays San Francisco, March 30 2016
Replies: 24
Views: 3772

Re: Elvis (solo) plays San Francisco, March 30 2016

The sound problem was inherent to the venue.

The place is cavernous -- high overhead.
The house equipment seems to be an attempt to compensate.
(Heavy-handed.)
It wasn't all that bad -- but, yeah, it had its problems.

Santa Rosa sounded really good.
by Dr. Luther
Wed Mar 30, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis (solo) plays Santa Rosa, CA , March 29th 2016
Replies: 25
Views: 4251

Re: Elvis (solo) plays Santa Rosa, CA , March 29th 2016

Right. Thank you.
I was feeling really old for a bit there.
by Dr. Luther
Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis (solo) plays Santa Rosa, CA , March 29th 2016
Replies: 25
Views: 4251

Re: Elvis (solo) plays Santa Rosa, CA , March 29th 2016

Complicated Shadows Watch Your Step Accidents Will Happen Ascension Day Church Underground 45 Either Side of the Same Town Matter of Time (piano) Shipbuilding (piano) Every Day I Write the Book The Comedians Walking My Baby Back Home (sit down) Ghost Train (sit down) Beyond Belief (sit down) Watchi...
by Dr. Luther
Fri Mar 25, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC song of the week
Replies: 39
Views: 9029

Re: EC song of the week

Great pop song -- composition and performance.
Shoulda been a hit...
by Dr. Luther
Thu Feb 25, 2016 1:20 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC song of the week
Replies: 39
Views: 9029

Re: EC song of the week

I like the melody.
A lot.
by Dr. Luther
Tue Jan 26, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 10 year anniversary of "Painted From Memory"
Replies: 23
Views: 4823

Re: 10 year anniversary of "Painted From Memory"

I adore this recording, warts and all. It's okay to complain about Elvis' voice, but for me it only adds to the sincerity of the recording. These are not easy songs to sing. Try it yourself, and see if you can even keep your breath. No person with a "beautiful" voice could do any better, ...

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