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by Neil.
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New Elvis opera?
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Re: New Elvis opera?

At this point, he could get the show into a major opera house's 2019 opera season, I reckon. It'd be a surprising but adventurous addition to their repertoire. Also apt for as a late career blast from Burt. It's an autumn/winter piece, really - but the sooner better, far as I'm concerned!
by Neil.
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New Elvis opera?
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Re: New Elvis opera?

"Like"! (If this was Facebook)
by Neil.
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: London meet up - Saturday 27th January
Replies: 7
Views: 168

Re: London meet up - Saturday 27th January

Verbal, all you have to do is say it and I'll sing it!

See you on the 27th! We'll have that Burt charity gig to discuss, at least x
by Neil.
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New Elvis song in "Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool", on Oscar longlist
Replies: 125
Views: 13373

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

Jamie Bell and Annette Bening have been nominated for Baftas this morning. The film's also been nominated for best adapted screenplay. There's no best song category at the Baftas, but at least the film has been given some 'oomf' ahead of the Oscar nominations being announced soon. http://www.bfi.org...
by Neil.
Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New Elvis opera?
Replies: 5
Views: 304

New Elvis opera?

Having read this article... https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/8085961/elvis-costello-film-stars-dont-die-in-liverpool-interview ...it seems a shame that the Painted from Memory musical isn't happening because it's felt that there are too many slow, sad songs in it for a Broadway show. So I'm t...
by Neil.
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New Elvis song in "Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool", on Oscar longlist
Replies: 125
Views: 13373

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

Is there another album of music coming from you and Burt? We wrote 10 more Painted From Memory songs for a Painted From Memory musical, which got as far as one workshop and then it seemed to run out of steam because it’s a very difficult proposition to put so many slow, sad songs into a theatrical ...
by Neil.
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis when you least expect it
Replies: 672
Views: 128487

Re: Elvis when you least expect it

I dreamed a new Elvis song last night. If I'd woken up, I would've transcribed it, as we're always gagging for new Elvis material.

But alas, all I remember was that it was a sarcastic mid-tempo rocker that sounded like it came off My Aim Is True.
by Neil.
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New Elvis song in "Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool", on Oscar longlist
Replies: 125
Views: 13373

Re: New Elvis song in "Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool", show in L.A. , Dec. 11 2017

Well, our fella wasn't nominated for a Golden Globe today. So let's hold out hope for an Oscar nom!
by Neil.
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis plays Manchester Castlefields 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1516

Re: Elvis plays Manchester Castlefields 2018

Agreed, Verbal - I think this means an Imposters album and tour. Yessss!!! Why assemble these scattered players for one gig only? I wish the Burt and the 'Face In The Crowd' musicals every success, but if they're not happening, perhaps some of the songs will make an appearance on a new Elvis studio ...
by Neil.
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: ATUB Font on cover
Replies: 14
Views: 1369

Re: ATUB Font on cover

Good stuff, fella! I've also been mending to frame the Elvis album covers like you have!
by Neil.
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New Elvis song in "Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool", on Oscar longlist
Replies: 125
Views: 13373

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

Agreed, John - a film with two stunning lead performances. I already knew Bening is terrific but I had no idea Jamie Bell is such a fantastic actor. I think the pacing of the middle gets draggy - too many shots of them lolling in bed - but it's worth sticking it out for the last third, which had me ...
by Neil.
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New Elvis song in "Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool", on Oscar longlist
Replies: 125
Views: 13373

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

It's finally been played on BBC radio - The Sean Keavney show on 6 Music, Mon 20 Nov.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/8a3 ... 0ba#tracks
by Neil.
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New Elvis song in "Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool", on Oscar longlist
Replies: 125
Views: 13373

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

No, I don't think Sparkling Day got much publicity, and that film was widely panned. But this Liverpool film seems to be getting pretty good reviews and Oscar buzz for Annette. Perhaps he may be in with a chance for an Oscar nom himself!
by Neil.
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New Elvis song in "Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool", on Oscar longlist
Replies: 125
Views: 13373

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

Well, I wouldn't be surprised if this a precursor to a new Imposters album. In other news, it's had zero plays on BBC radio so far (at the time of writing - noon on Monday 13 Nov) - check his BBC homepage: https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/8a338e06-d182-46f2-bd16-30a09bc840ba#tracks Not surprising...
by Neil.
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New Elvis song in "Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool", on Oscar longlist
Replies: 125
Views: 13373

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

Are you fitting in [?], or are you teasing? Should a glance from you just see through me? Time, among all of your enemies Makes the sky [ ] gravity "Are you fitting in [?], or are you teasing?" - I think it's Are you pitying, are you teasing? "Should a glance from you just see throug...
by Neil.
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New Elvis song in "Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool", on Oscar longlist
Replies: 125
Views: 13373

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

Excellent - instantly catchy chorus! Elvis doesn't half come up with some great melodies. The video kept buffering, but it looked good. Love the piano riff. Beefy production, too.
by Neil.
Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New Elvis song in "Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool", on Oscar longlist
Replies: 125
Views: 13373

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

Another tantalising page where a video should be but isn't!!
by Neil.
Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New Elvis song in "Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool", on Oscar longlist
Replies: 125
Views: 13373

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

Maybe they're upset that some of the Forum members (especially Neil.) couldn't see it so they're rectifying it :lol: I am sure Elvis's people organise things around my rabid fandom, so I hope it's up and running again soon. My only other option is seeing the film - which I a defo wanna do,as it's r...
by Neil.
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New Elvis song in "Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool", on Oscar longlist
Replies: 125
Views: 13373

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

jardine wrote:Neil, don't worry. it will appear eventually. i'd help if i could.


Bless your cotton socks, Jardine. I'm insanely checking many times a day to see if it's on YouTube yet. Still no sign!
by Neil.
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New Elvis song in "Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool", on Oscar longlist
Replies: 125
Views: 13373

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

Nice set o' lyrics. He's used mainly half-rhymes - I wonder if it's deliberate?
by Neil.
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New Elvis song in "Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool", on Oscar longlist
Replies: 125
Views: 13373

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

P.S. his people should definitely try to get this played on 'Elaine Paige on Sunday', Radio 2 - it fits her remit of songs from films or shows.
by Neil.
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New Elvis song in "Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool", on Oscar longlist
Replies: 125
Views: 13373

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

plays in Switzerland as well! Amazing song, very much in the tradition of "Painted from memory" and - especially the atmosphere in the video - "She", he's just such a wonderful songwriter and singer. And always so fully involved in the things he's doing, without any compromises,...

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