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by Neil.
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 266
Views: 19772

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

sheeptotheslaughter wrote:I have been waiting with baited breath for Neil.'s review and he didn't disappoint. And I agree with him on the whole.


LOL, Sheep!
by Neil.
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Banal fanboy list no 475: Elvis songs that sound a bit like other Elvis songs
Replies: 18
Views: 2033

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

Agreed - and Mr & Mrs Hush is a mix of Skin & Bone and My Mood Swings.
by Neil.
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 266
Views: 19772

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Well, I've listened 3 times now and I love it! Stripping Paper - those piano chords! The imagery! Instant classic - I want a woman to record it ASAP! Suspect My Tears - I've already raved about this 70s-sounding love song (The Stylistics, anyone?) with the twisted lyrics. Don't Look Now - totally go...
by Neil.
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC at Barnes & Noble Union Square, NYC, Oct. 12, 2018- cancelled
Replies: 19
Views: 1401

Re: EC at Barnes & Noble Union Square, NYC, Oct. 12, 2018- cancelled

Aw, bless her. Ross gets a lot of coverage from journalists, but Elvis is quick to point out that his Mum was also a huge influence because of her musical knowledge. Wishing her good health.
by Neil.
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC at Barnes & Noble Union Square, NYC, Oct. 12, 2018- cancelled
Replies: 19
Views: 1401

Re: EC at Barnes & Noble Union Square, NYC, Oct. 12, 2018- cancelled

"Unfortunate family cirumstances" might just mean "essential stuff that was unfortunately timed on the same day as the Barnes and Noble thing." Hope it's not serious.
by Neil.
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 266
Views: 19772

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Sounds like we have flipped sentiments now on this track Neil. Ha ha - indeed, Bronx! Second listen, the faster version loses a lot of the lyrics for me, and I really miss the dramatic finale of the "Look at her now - my, how things have changed; my how things have changed" - the vicious ...
by Neil.
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 266
Views: 19772

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Crikey! First listen, 'Burnt Sugar' is a far cry from the haunting, tormented torch ballad feel of the live recording I know. Oh well, will give it some more listens!
by Neil.
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 266
Views: 19772

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Another Google translation from this: https://www.suedtirolnews.it/unterhaltung/leute/look-now-elvis-costellos-grosses-comeback-nach-dem-krebs "Look Now": Elvis Costello's big comeback after the cancer Elvis Costello was ill, very sick even. Shortly after a cancer diagnosis, the Brit now r...
by Neil.
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC at Barnes & Noble Union Square, NYC, Oct. 12, 2018- cancelled
Replies: 19
Views: 1401

Re: EC at Barnes & Noble Union Square, NYC, Oct. 12, 2018

Oh dear - sending best wishes to Elvis and his family.
by Neil.
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 266
Views: 19772

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

From this Dutch website - according to Google Translate, the album is 'full of earwigs'. https://www.humo.be/cd-reviews/395037/elvis-costello-look-now Elvis Costello's wife Diana Krall goes to duet with the 92-year-old crooner Tony Bennett at the new 'Love Is Here to Stay'. The Great American Songbo...
by Neil.
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 266
Views: 19772

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Google translation of this: https://www.soundsandbooks.com/2018/10/09/elvis-costello-the-imposters-look-now-albumreview/ It's always amazing how hard gifted songwriters do with the charts. In his native Great Britain, Elvis Costello already celebrated his commercial breakthrough with his debut My Ai...
by Neil.
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 266
Views: 19772

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Four-star review in The Metro:

https://www.metro.news/music-review-elvis-costello-the-imposters/1261121/

Review is by a British chain department store.
by Neil.
Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 266
Views: 19772

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Guys, I think you're going to have to prepare yourself for a non-rocker - most of the reviews seem to imply it's the love child of Imperial Bedroom and Painted from Memory. I love the arrangement for 'Suspect My Tears' - it's definitely not a schmaltzy song if you listen to the lyrics. It's all abou...
by Neil.
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on Mary Anne Hobbs (BBC radio 6), Oktober 6 & 7, 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 493

Re: Elvis on Mary Anne Hobbs (BBC radio 6), Oktober 6 & 7, 2018

Hi guys - here's the interview all cut together. It starts with familiar stuff, but gets on to the new album:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/play/p06n65nx.

The main show includes plays of Stripping Paper and Don't Look Now: https://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/play/m0000mzb
by Neil.
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Bruce Thomas, public interview, LONDON: Dublin Castle WED 3RD OCT, 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1178

Re: Bruce Thomas, public interview, LONDON: Dublin Castle WED 3RD OCT, 2018

Glad you got to make it to the talk, Sulky - thanks for that great account of how it went.

I kinda wish I'd gone, now!!!
by Neil.
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Never thought I'd see Elvis lyrics at the Conservative Party Conference!!
Replies: 4
Views: 294

Re: Never thought I'd see Elvis lyrics at the Conservative Party Conference!!

LOL guys - your quotes show Elvis's lyrics are relevant 38 years later! "I'm in a foxhole, I'm down in the trench" - egg-zackly how Theresa May must be feeling at the mo!
by Neil.
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Never thought I'd see Elvis lyrics at the Conservative Party Conference!!
Replies: 4
Views: 294

Never thought I'd see Elvis lyrics at the Conservative Party Conference!!

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by Neil.
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 266
Views: 19772

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

BBC radio doesn't seem to be playing the new stuff. Here's their automatically-updated list of EC & The Imps spins: https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/a3e6fa6e-32de-4152-ae38-81291597a10c#tracks They continue to play Elvis oldies every week, however: https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/8a338e06...
by Neil.
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC writes foreword for Geoff Emerick book
Replies: 25
Views: 6126

Re: EC writes foreword for Geoff Emerick book

Sad news - 72 doesn't seem old these days! What an amazing career. Yep, rest in peace, Geoff.
by Neil.
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Charles Aznavour
Replies: 5
Views: 322

Charles Aznavour

Charles Aznavour is no more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-45709214 I wonder if Elvis will say anything about it? I've always thought 'She' is a great song, though of course it divides Elvis fans. I'm not mad on the boring arrangement cos it's too similar to the original - I've alway...
by Neil.
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & Attractions, Hope and Anchor 1980
Replies: 2
Views: 232

Elvis & Attractions, Hope and Anchor 1980

Just to say that some of the tracks from this concert are available to listen to for the next 29 days (from 2.22.49):

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0000h4g

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by Neil.
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis's funniest line or song
Replies: 19
Views: 886

Re: Elvis's funniest line or song

Ha ha - yeah, the birthday cake containing a file line always makes me laugh.

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