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by Miclewis
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 456
Views: 71109

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Well, I came up with a full tracklist for Look Now. Though, it doesn't really work as a double album yet - just a very long (too long) single album/CD: 1. Under Lime 2. Burnt Sugar Is So Bitter 3. You Shouldn't Look At Me That Way 4. Stripping Paper 5. Unwanted Number 6. The Lovers That Never Were 7...
by Miclewis
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Rare versions of Painted from Memory?
Replies: 4
Views: 794

Re: Rare versions of Painted from Memory?

While you are there, you should get: Elvis Costello (solo) - 2013-11-27 - Morristown, NJ

Excellent Show: My New Haunt and It Tears Me Up are spectacular - among others.

http://bbchron.blogspot.com/2013/12/elv ... 11-27.html
by Miclewis
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello & The Imposters: Purse EP (Record Store Day)
Replies: 52
Views: 4765

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

I never understood this impulse for music artists to release music that is extremely hard to get. I understand the desire to keep record stores alive; but I'm sure with only 3000 made, it will be impossible for me to get this release. Is Elvis so unhappy with the songs that he only wants a lucky (an...
by Miclewis
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Spike: 30 years ago
Replies: 16
Views: 2157

Re: Spike: 30 years ago

I’m a little embarrassed to admit that Spike was my first Elvis Costello album. I can’t believe it has 30 years. I originally bought it (on the release date) because of Paul McCartney’s involvement. I remember being struck first at Elvis’ terrific vocals. It wasn’t long before I was exploring Elvis ...
by Miclewis
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Just for the fun of it
Replies: 34
Views: 5414

Re: Just for the fun of it

Under Tart Lime
Stick Out Your Tongue, Inch By Inch
Strict Needle Time
Beaten To The Sweetest Punch

My favorite:
Put Your Big Toe In The Darkest Place
by Miclewis
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 5 Favorite Elvis Albums
Replies: 29
Views: 4113

Re: 5 Favorite Elvis Albums

Get Happy!!
King of America
Kojak Variety
The Delivery Man
Look Now (with Deluxe tracks)
by Miclewis
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters, Wallingford, CT, Oakdale Theatre , Nov. 9th 2018 - CANCELLED
Replies: 16
Views: 2754

Re: Elvis & The Imposters, Wallingford, CT, Oakdale Theatre , Nov. 9th 2018

It will be my 13th time seeing EC live. Third time at the Oakdale Theatre.

Probably the best concert I have ever seen was EC, Emmylou Harris, and Larry Campbell here on July 22, 2005.
by Miclewis
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Name your 3 songs to revisit this tour
Replies: 14
Views: 1940

Re: Name your 3 songs to revisit this tour

Elvis’ take on “No Wonder” would be nice to hear. With background singers on the tour, it would be nice to hear “My Thief” and/or “Painted from Memory”. “Harpies Bizarre” would be nice (with its musical similarity to “Under Lime”). I definitely agree with the first post on this thread: “Song for Ros...
by Miclewis
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Banal fanboy list no 475: Elvis songs that sound a bit like other Elvis songs
Replies: 22
Views: 4199

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

For reasons I can't quite qualify; "I Let The Sun Go Down" reminds me of "This is Hell", and "Stripping Paper" reminds me of "Nothing Clings Like Ivy". Maybe I'm crazy!
by Miclewis
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 456
Views: 71109

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

I loved "Suspect My tears" when it was released in September. But something about hearing it in 'context" with the rest of the album makes it really shine. My least favorite song is probably "Dishonor the Stars"; which just means that it will be my favorite song a month from...
by Miclewis
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on Mary Anne Hobbs (BBC radio 6), Oktober 6 & 7, 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 2169

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

Wow, I found "Look Now" to be stunningly beautiful. I always thought that one of the most brilliant decisions with recording Painted From memory was having "the great" Jim Keltner on drums. His Ringo-like playing really cuts through the syrupy stereotype that Burt Bacharach had i...
by Miclewis
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis's funniest line or song
Replies: 19
Views: 2730

Re: Elvis's funniest line or song

I always loved, “I wished her luck, with a capital “F””
by Miclewis
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 456
Views: 71109

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

It must be a music business tread now. Paul McCartney did the exact same thing with his new LP; two songs released really early, then one more released a few weeks early (Elvis is releasing Suspect My Tears on Sept 7th).
by Miclewis
Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 'Under Lime'
Replies: 40
Views: 6131

Re: 'Under Lime' piano accidentally quiet?

While I agree that the piano could be higher in the mix; it doesn’t get lost. Steve definely shines through. It could have been completely lost in this complicated mix. It reminds of Shabby Doll a little.
P.S. I love Davey’s very Bruce-like bass playing as well.
by Miclewis
Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 456
Views: 71109

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Well, if you preorder on looknow.elviscostello.com , you do get a September 7th download of "Suspect My Tears".

I'm really loving "Under Lime". It definitely hearkens back to Imperial Bedroom, but sounds so fresh at the same time.
by Miclewis
Thu May 10, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Big Issue interview , May 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 4130

Re: Big Issue interview , May 2018

I always felt that "Put Your Big Toe In the Milk Of Human Kindness" was one of Elvis' rare "joyful" songs.
by Miclewis
Mon May 07, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Banal fanboy list no 475: Elvis songs that sound a bit like other Elvis songs
Replies: 22
Views: 4199

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

Though the recording of Poisoned Rose on KoA is such a classic. Ray Brown & Earl Palmer!! Plus such a terrific vocal. The recording of TNTPOHYL sounds a little muted/muffled to me. T-Bone and his engineers got a lot of praise for NR, but I found some of the songs sounding too "compressed&qu...
by Miclewis
Mon May 07, 2018 9:08 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: 4199

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

"That's Not The Part of Him You're Leaving" always reminds me of "The Poisoned Rose".
by Miclewis
Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: It's official..."brilliant new album", incl. new interview , April 2018
Replies: 58
Views: 14581

Re: It's official..."brilliant new album"

I'm hoping a new album will be available in 24-bit on hdtracks.com; YSLAMTW is. This vinyl craze lately doesn't make much sense to me since they are using the 24-bit digital master to make the LP. Why not just buy the 24-bit master and not have to deal with the pops and scratches? Also, since they a...
by Miclewis
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis tweets photos from a recording session ? Feb. 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 4799

Re: Elvis tweets photos from a recording session ? Feb. 2018

This reminds a little too much of the build-up for American Tune last July. I bet you it is a vinyl-only single for Record Store Day in April.

Though, I can't tell you how much I dream of an Elvis album. 5 years since a collaborative album, 8 since a full solo album!!
by Miclewis
Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New Elvis song in "Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool", on Oscar longlist
Replies: 131
Views: 43712

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

I just bought the song on hdtracks.com; 24bit/88kHz.

I love the song; let’s Elvis gets a Oscar nomination/win next year.
by Miclewis
Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis when you least expect it
Replies: 697
Views: 207546

Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Sitting in Brio's in Danbury, and Chelsea is playing. Odd for an Tuscan restaurant chain; but nice to hear.
by Miclewis
Mon Apr 11, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on soundtrack to 'Vinyl' TV series, April 2016
Replies: 22
Views: 8346

Re: Elvis on soundtrack to 'Vinyl' TV series, April 2016

Did anyone catch where this track was used in Sunday's episode, or was it cut?

I wonder if Elvis did record a version of "Backstabbers" as well, that got cut.
by Miclewis
Mon Nov 02, 2015 7:42 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Unfaithful Music & Soundtrack album, Oct 2015
Replies: 81
Views: 25064

Re: Unfaithful Music & Soundtrack album, Oct 2015

I noticed that more and more Elvis albums have started to become avialable for 24-bit download at http://www.hdtracks.com. I am waiting for a weekly sale coupon from them for KoA and Get Happy!!!

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