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by Fishfinger king
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello & The Imposters: Purse EP (Record Store Day)
Replies: 54
Views: 4873

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

These are going for close to £40 on ebay. Record Store Day just makes money for nefarious profiteers online - does nothing for the true music fan - and I suspect little for the record stores themselves. For goodness sake just release a single as a normal single!
PS Not heard it...
by Fishfinger king
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello & The Imposters 7” Look Now vinyl box set will now be out MAY 8, 2019
Replies: 57
Views: 7410

Re: LOOK NOW on 8 7" 45's box set coming 2/22

My only copy of Look Now is the 12 track vinyl which I then recorded onto an audio only CD-R and it sounds great on both formats - I have always come back to vinyl as my primary source (except for a certain number of live recordings - gulp) and the reissues on mobile fidelity have been mind-bogglin...
by Fishfinger king
Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 5 Favorite Elvis Albums
Replies: 29
Views: 4128

Re: 5 Favorite Elvis Albums

Get Happy!!
This Year's Model
King of America
Blood & Chocolate
Imperial Bedroom

Not very original, but what I feel. Look Now is extremely good but not sure it even makes nos. 6-10 with the competition available!
by Fishfinger king
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Name your 3 songs to revisit this tour
Replies: 14
Views: 1949

Re: Name your 3 songs to revisit this tour

Pulling more ballads out of the back catalogue runs the risk of a very sedate setlist.
How about some more up tempo surprises, e.g:
Beaten To The Punch
You Bowed Down
No Hiding Place
by Fishfinger king
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on BBC Radio Wales (Janice Long), October 17, 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 695

Re: Elvis on BBC Radio Wales (Janice Long), October 17, 2018

Elvis even gets an anti-Norwich jibe into this. Thinks we can't listen to Welsh radio, but forgot the internet, eh? Give it a rest, Elvis.
Good listen otherwise.
by Fishfinger king
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 456
Views: 71202

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Being churlish Dishonour The Stars and He's Given Me Things are not in the same league as the others but ....time will tell. Just a thought on Mr & Mrs Hush and the comparison theme; to my ears I immediately think of some of the songs on River in Reverse i.e. Elvis's vocal delivery, Davey's? ha...
by Fishfinger king
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 456
Views: 71202

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

As for Amazon: tax dodgers and minimum wage employers I prefer to avoid. Records are for buying in record shops, thank the Lord there are still some around. There are record shops that stock extensive new releases - if you live in major conurbations like Manchester or Cambridge. I'm sure Piccadilly...
by Fishfinger king
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Banal fanboy list no 475: Elvis songs that sound a bit like other Elvis songs
Replies: 22
Views: 4231

Re: Banal fanboy list no 475: Elvis songs that sound a bit like other Elvis songs

New album update: Photographs Can Lie echoes This House Is Empty Now - both melodically and lyrically.
"Recall my father" v "Filled with laughter".
Both Bacharach and Costello songs, of course - and both great songs.
by Fishfinger king
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 456
Views: 71202

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

My amazon pre-order (in the UK) won't reach me until next week Tuesday! That's poor ... They must be shipping it from one of their off-shore bases ... Same with me - I pre-ordered and it said Tuesday delivery, which I was very unhappy about. If you went on this morning and ordered it today, you cou...
by Fishfinger king
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: She
Replies: 39
Views: 12344

Re: She

I think it would be a lovely gesture and respectful to Charles's memory, for Elvis to retire this song from future concert performances........
by Fishfinger king
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis's funniest line or song
Replies: 19
Views: 2758

Re: Elvis's funniest line or song

The one that always cracks me up for some reason is "My Mood Swings".
Particularly the one word line "Marshmallow".
It's the way he says it for some reason. Maybe it's just me.
by Fishfinger king
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on the One Show, BBC TV 1 tomorrow, 12 Sept. 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 2963

Re: Elvis on the One Show, BBC TV 1 tomorrow, 12 Sept. 2018

I watched the One Show last night and was surprised at how good it was. Of course there was a dose of superficiality, but mercifully little and Elvis got more screen time than Mel next to him. Managed to speak about the new album quite a bit, good outline of Stripping Paper, decent clips and even di...
by Fishfinger king
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on the One Show, BBC TV 1 tomorrow, 12 Sept. 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 2963

Re: Elvis on the One Show, BBC TV 1 tomorrow, 12 Sept. 2018

Hate the programme but suddenly tonight it's a must-watch!
by Fishfinger king
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Master tapes with Elvis Costello - 10th September 2018
Replies: 47
Views: 7350

Re: Master tapes with Elvis Costello - 10th September 2018

Missed a trick not going on spec without a ticket - wish you hadn't told us verbal!! Especially as I'd have combined it with a trip to the 4th day of the Oval Test and seen Cookie's last century. Gutted to miss both in retrospect! PS Is John Wilson any relation to Bob Wilson? They look very similar....
by Fishfinger king
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 456
Views: 71202

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

. The two tracks released so far make this LP sound like Imperial Bedroom come back to life. Happy days, colleagues. I agree - the most "British" he's sounded in ages and certainly back in Imperial Bedroom teritory, particularly in Under Lime - echoes of And In Every Home I think. Unwante...
by Fishfinger king
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello cancels tour after surgery to remove 'aggressive' tumour
Replies: 39
Views: 7876

Re: Elvis Costello cancels tour after surgery to remove 'aggressive' tumour

Terrible news. Let's all hope it's been fully dealt with. Rest, recuperation and hopefully full recovery.
by Fishfinger king
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello and The Imposters Southend 27th June 2018 - postponed
Replies: 49
Views: 8543

Re: Elvis Costello and The Imposters Southend 27th June 2018 - postponed

By the way, great service from the Cliffs Pavilion re the postponement - prompt email yesterday and a phone call this morning to check that we had received it and weren't travelling. Top class venue.
by Fishfinger king
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and The Imposters, Plymouth (England), June 28, 2018 - postponed
Replies: 14
Views: 3555

Re: Elvis and The Imposters, Plymouth (England), June 28, 2018

Plymouth Pavilions website says this is postponed - no surprise I guess, after Southend.

Bugger.
by Fishfinger king
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello and The Imposters Southend 27th June 2018 - postponed
Replies: 49
Views: 8543

Re: Elvis Costello and The Imposters Southend 27th June 2018

Top balcony wrote:Anyone suggest a venue for a pre-gig meet up?


Anywhere with beer and the World Cup on please.
by Fishfinger king
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and The Imposters, Nottingham (England), June 15, 2018
Replies: 25
Views: 5082

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

Surprisingly for a local paper, a very fair and accurate review!
by Fishfinger king
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and The Imposters, Nocturne Live - Oxfordshire (UK), June 16, 2018
Replies: 41
Views: 10195

Re: Elvis and The Imposters, Nocturne Live - Oxfordshire (UK), June 16, 2018

Happy to agree with the assessment of Nick Lowe and the headline artiste but I really have to be a dissenting voice about the Waterboys. I liked their organist and the violinist was fine but the songs were uniformly poor. Predictable music and absolutely dreadfully prosaic lyrics. Each to their own ...
by Fishfinger king
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and The Imposters, Nottingham (England), June 15, 2018
Replies: 25
Views: 5082

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

We don't get "She" in the USA very often...in fact, I've never heard it live. Well lucky USA!!! Continuing to play it in every UK concert is a complete mystery to me when he has so many of his own ballads that would much improve the setlist. Could do without Adieu Paris as well - all in a...
by Fishfinger king
Fri May 11, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Banal fanboy list no 475: Elvis songs that sound a bit like other Elvis songs
Replies: 22
Views: 4231

Re: Banal fanboy list no 475: Elvis songs that sound a bit like other Elvis songs

Big Tears and Tiny Steps are the two most obvious from his early repertoire - plus the above, of course.
by Fishfinger king
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and the Imposters European Tour 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 10552

Re: Elvis and the Imposters European Tour 2018

Yes - also waiting till tomorrow for Southend.
Succumbed to row B tickets for Nottingham and Plymouth though!!!

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