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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: 2796

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: 3235

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: 1699

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: 3235

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: 2220

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: 4863

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: 2220

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: 16
Views: 1494

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: 4752

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!!!
by Fishfinger king
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and the Imposters European Tour 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 4752

Re: Elvis and the Imposters European Tour 2018

Definitely Southend.
One of Nottingham or Plymouth (or maybe both!)
Can't see when tickets on sale?
by Fishfinger king
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and The Imposters, Nocturne Live - Oxfordshire (UK), June 16, 2018
Replies: 41
Views: 4863

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

This was a must for me with Nick Lowe on the bill. Hoping for a bit of Elvis sings Nick and Nick sings Elvis stuff. Got some fairly decent tickets late last night on a presale before it was officially meant to start. Agree generally against festival performances but as only 3 acts from 6pm the setli...
by Fishfinger king
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New Elvis song in "Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool", on Oscar longlist
Replies: 131
Views: 26900

Re: New Elvis song in "Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool", on Oscar longlist

Bunch of cloth-eared reprobates. They are pretty bad judges of films, even worse of songs.
Annette Bening should also have been nominated, although Frances McDormand should win.
by Fishfinger king
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis/The Imposters, Southend on Sea, 19 June 2013/ Grantham the day before
Replies: 65
Views: 12442

Re: Elvis/The Imposters, Southend on Sea, 19 June 2013/ Grantham the day before

verbal gymnastics wrote:I am so pleased to reread this thread. It's without doubt one of - if not the best Elvis gig and night I've ever had.

Yes it is good to read again. If not the best then certainly in the top three. Makes you itch to see a run of Imposters gigs in 2018!
by Fishfinger king
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New Elvis song in "Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool", on Oscar longlist
Replies: 131
Views: 26900

Re: New Elvis song in "Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool"

Perhaps the version without the strings will be on the b-side of the 7" single :lol: You'd hope it might be The Last Days Of My Youth but more likely to be Pump It Up, as it's on the soundtrack, or not happen at all. Unless something changes, we are in the part where he only makes records when...
by Fishfinger king
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New Elvis song in "Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool", on Oscar longlist
Replies: 131
Views: 26900

Re: New Elvis song in "Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool"

Just bought it on iTunes. Hope a 7" single will follow - you never know.
It's a decent enough big ballad; no God Give Me Strength but 500% better than She.
by Fishfinger king
Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Chalkie Davies documentary from 2015 , featuring Elvis, repeated on BBC , July 2018
Replies: 67
Views: 22551

Re: Chalkie Davies photos in a touring exhibition in the U.K. in November/December 2017

The Norwich one is where I bought my car and get it serviced.
Let's hope there's special offers for customers!!
by Fishfinger king
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: What will bring 2017?
Replies: 9
Views: 2179

Re: What will bring 2017?

For goodness sake Elvis just get in the studio with The Imposters and Nick Lowe and bash out a new album.
You know it's time.
by Fishfinger king
Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis hints at new release: Lupe-O-Tone's vinyl singles
Replies: 85
Views: 21989

Re: Elvis hints at new release: Lupe-O-Tone's vinyl singles

Mine took 3 days longer - sent 21st and arrived today.
Norfolk is a bit out of the way......
by Fishfinger king
Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis hints at new release: Lupe-O-Tone's vinyl singles
Replies: 85
Views: 21989

Re: Elvis hints at new release: Lupe-O-Tone's vinyl singles

I bet the guy who paid £238 is less than happy........
by Fishfinger king
Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis hints at new release: Lupe-O-Tone's vinyl singles
Replies: 85
Views: 21989

Re: Elvis hints at new release: Lupe-O-Tone's vinyl singles

I watched one of these 10" singles on ebay just to see what it went for.
Any guesses?







£238!!!!!!!!!!!!
(plus postage)
by Fishfinger king
Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis hints at new release: Lupe-O-Tone's vinyl singles
Replies: 85
Views: 21989

Re: Elvis hints at new release: Lupe-O-Tone's vinyl singles

Missed out on the vinyl over the weekend as I was away (boohoo - though may have been too pricy) Just downloaded and probably just as well I didn't shell out. Elvis's vocals are good on American Tune but I think Questlove's drumming is too intrusive and unecessary; think Pete would have done a bette...
by Fishfinger king
Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC at New York's Electric Lady Studios, May 2017
Replies: 50
Views: 13714

Re: EC at New York's Electric Lady Studios, May 2017

Could it be Kojak Variety 2 is on it's way?- it's been promised for a long time.
Don't know where Lord Buckethead fits in though......
by Fishfinger king
Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Painted From Memory on vinyl , June 2017, Mobile Fidelity's hybrid SACD , Oct. '17
Replies: 108
Views: 30122

Re: Painted From Memory on vinyl , June 2017

My copy arrived today!
They do exist in the UK - mine number 588.
Sounds extremely good - no surface noise at all. Even The Long Division sounds good!
by Fishfinger king
Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Painted From Memory on vinyl , June 2017, Mobile Fidelity's hybrid SACD , Oct. '17
Replies: 108
Views: 30122

Re: Painted From Memory on vinyl in 2017 ?

I ordered my copy in the UK from Scott Nangle - bigger outlets don't seem to have it.
Emailed them yesterday to check availabilty and they had 50 copies in stock but had already sold 47 - 48 now with my order!
Act fast all!
Looking forward to hearing it+++++

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