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by Fishfinger king
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)
Replies: 162
Views: 11546

Re: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)

The standing tickets for £52 at Hammersmith were sold out at the presale. I’d pay any price to see him, but doubling the ticket price over night is a bit much for some. As far as I could see it was all seated at Hammersmith?? I got confused too at one presale confusing Eventim Olympia (Liverpool) a...
by Fishfinger king
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)
Replies: 162
Views: 11546

Re: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)

So Hammersmith is sitting - very disappointing. Most gigs I've been to there recently having been standing in the stalls. Crikey these are pricy!!!! Only committed myself to standing in Liverpool so far. Think I'll rein in my expectations of number to go to. Are there any others with standing? I won...
by Fishfinger king
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)
Replies: 162
Views: 11546

Re: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)

Cocktail Murderess informed me that The Waterboys and Nick Lowe are supporting Elvis in Sheffield. . I saw that on one website - I think it's just a lazy cut and paste from a journalist, using the bio for the Blenheim Palace gig a couple of years ago. There's no way that is going out on the road as...
by Fishfinger king
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis's most 'Marmite' project
Replies: 34
Views: 1264

Re: Elvis's most 'Marmite' project

The album I just don't seem to get on with is Secret, Profane and Sugarcane. EC doing bluegrass sounds a great idea in theory but it just doesn't work for me. Clumsy title too - unusual for Elvis. I guess to be Marmite then someone needs to love it - not so sure about that! PS I love Marmite and gre...
by Fishfinger king
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Happy 65th birthday!!
Replies: 17
Views: 1309

Re: Happy 65th birthday!!

I was at Anfield yesterday and they announced Elvis was Guest of Honour at half time and played PLU.

Shame they didn't get the squad to sign his shirt.

Also a shame we couldn't have put up a better performance (from a gooner).
by Fishfinger king
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now , October 2018
Replies: 473
Views: 115835

Re: Look Now , October 2018

So Elvis writes : I could see no reason why we should not inform purchasers that the Disc Nine and Ten of the box-set contained the same songs to be found on the “Purse” E.P., after all some people simply like 7 inches, while others prefer 12 but my objection was overruled. This is certainly not th...
by Fishfinger king
Mon May 06, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello & The Imposters: Purse EP (Record Store Day)
Replies: 69
Views: 16699

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

I managed to get a copy at a reasonable price from Amazon in the end. No palaver Sheep! It's very good, I think. I particularly like Everyone's Playing House and If You Love Me. The latter is the Johnny Cash one - if he did both this and I'll Still Love You for the Forever Words compilation then I'm...
by Fishfinger king
Mon May 06, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: My Darling Clementine working with Steve Nieve on an album of EC covers , 2019?
Replies: 92
Views: 29197

Re: My Darling Clementine working with Steve Nieve on an album of EC covers , 2019?

This something to look forward to - I've seen My Darling Clementine live 3 times - very enjoyable. Wow, this is great news! Let's hope they get Shoes Without Heels in there, Motel Matches, Stranger in the House, Heart-Shaped Bruise... what else? Depends if it's just Elvis-written songs or also inclu...
by Fishfinger king
Fri May 03, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello & The Imposters 7” Look Now vinyl box set All orders will now ship by FRIDAY, MAY 17
Replies: 107
Views: 25305

Re: Elvis Costello & The Imposters 7” Look Now vinyl box set will now be out MAY 8, 2019

millaa wrote:Well, hopefully they start to be sent out next week to find out. I'll be p*ssed if it's the Purse EP.


I'll be surprised if it isn't unfortunately.
by Fishfinger king
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis/Blondie Co-headlining tour. Which songs...
Replies: 11
Views: 3216

Re: Elvis/Blondie Co-headlining tour. Which songs...

I'd go for:
Elvis doing I'm Always Touched By Your Presence Dear
Blondie doing Tear Off Your Own Head It's A Doll Revolution
May not be the most original answers but I think they're the longest!
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: 69
Views: 16699

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 All orders will now ship by FRIDAY, MAY 17
Replies: 107
Views: 25305

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: 7942

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: 3337

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: 1043

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 , October 2018
Replies: 473
Views: 115835

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 , October 2018
Replies: 473
Views: 115835

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: 5810

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 , October 2018
Replies: 473
Views: 115835

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: 14391

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: 4369

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: 4567

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: 4567

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: 11322

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 , October 2018
Replies: 473
Views: 115835

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...

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