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by Miclewis
Thu May 10, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Big Issue interview , May 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1397

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: 16
Views: 1503

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: 16
Views: 1503

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: 55
Views: 7942

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: 2767

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: 26945

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: 683
Views: 156129

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: 20
Views: 5954

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: 19790

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!!!
by Miclewis
Fri May 15, 2015 11:11 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .
Replies: 1437
Views: 418967

Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

I've heard Elvis twice this morning at Caesar's Casino in Atlantic City:

Pump It Up in the casino and Veronica at Gordon Ramsey's Pub & Grill.
by Miclewis
Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:36 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello Solo Carnegie Hall June 24/25
Replies: 146
Views: 27045

Re: Elvis Costello Solo Carnegie Hall June 24/25

I feel that I should defend "The Last Year of My Youth" from last night. I thought it was a little "catchier" musically than the Letterman version. Plus I can't be sure, but. i think he tightened up the lyrics a little. I definitely had a stronger opinion of the song last night. ...
by Miclewis
Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello Solo Carnegie Hall June 24/25
Replies: 146
Views: 27045

Re: Elvis Costello Solo Carnegie Hall June 24/25

Amazing show!!! My personal highlights:

Walking My Baby Back Home
Shabby Doll
Ascension Day and You Turned to Me (on guitar!)
Come the Meantimes
Jimmie Standing in the Rain (always a favorite)
Alison (it always amazing to me how Elvis can bring such life to a song he's played so much)
by Miclewis
Sat Nov 09, 2013 1:03 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis plays New Haven, Nov. 8 '13
Replies: 33
Views: 6654

Re: Elvis plays New Haven, Nov. 8 '13

So many highlights; I can't choose a favorite. Real surprises for me: Sneaky Feelings was amazing!! Beautiful vocal on Alison; you would think Elvis would just phone it in after so many years. An extra verse in Shipbuilding about "babies in boxes", with terrific electric piano playing. &qu...
by Miclewis
Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:12 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis plays New Haven, Nov. 8 '13
Replies: 33
Views: 6654

Re: Elvis plays New Haven, Nov. 8 '13

I got a great ticket: 4th row, orchestra. Can't wait!!!
by Miclewis
Sat Sep 28, 2013 10:42 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Best Country Songs by Elvis Costello?
Replies: 13
Views: 3203

Re: Best Country Songs by Elvis Costello?

I have to mention two of my favorites:

"I Felt the Chill Before Winter Came"
"Song With Rose"
by Miclewis
Wed Sep 25, 2013 6:05 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1086
Views: 239285

Re: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)

Frankly, I find "Wake Me Up" to be the only song on the album that gets a little tiresome, speaking of song length.

"Sugar Won’t Work", "Refuse To Be Saved", and "Stick Out Your Tongue" really build up into quite a groove. "Wake Me Up" - not so much.
by Miclewis
Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:57 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Wishful Thinking: Songs You'd Love To See Elvis Cover
Replies: 32
Views: 6439

Re: Wishful Thinking: Songs You'd Love To See Elvis Cover

I always wished it had come to pass. Many years ago there was a charity tribute to Sgt. Pepper's where Elvis and Tom Waits were suppose to record "A Day in the Life". I guess their schedules did not make it possible. I just assume that Elvis would get the Lennon, main vocal; and Tom Waits ...
by Miclewis
Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Gathering of the Vibes 2013 - Wishful Thinking
Replies: 0
Views: 2085

Gathering of the Vibes 2013 - Wishful Thinking

I'm at Gathering of the Vibes today in Bridgeport, CT.

The Roots and Gov't Mule are both here. I wish there was a chance that Elvis would show up.

He was great here two years ago with The Imposters!
by Miclewis
Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello & Friends Christmas CD: My Attempt
Replies: 2
Views: 1441

Elvis Costello & Friends Christmas CD: My Attempt

1. St Stephen's Day Murders - Elvis Costello & The Chieftains - The Bells of Dublin 2. God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman - Aimee Mann - One More Drifter In the Snow 3. Away in a Manger - Sam Phillips -Cold Dark Night 4. Xmas Cake - Rilo Kiley - Maybe This Christmas Too 5. 2000 Miles - Pretenders - Hol...
by Miclewis
Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:55 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Other artists' songs that remind you of EC
Replies: 26
Views: 5560

Re: Other artists' songs that remind you of EC

Is it just me, or does Radiohead's "OK Computer" generally just sound and feel a lot like "Imperial Bedroom"? Songs like "No Surprises" and "Let Down" just remind me of Elvis, though I can't point exactly to why.
by Miclewis
Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:26 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: What live versions of songs do you prefer to the studio ?
Replies: 24
Views: 4946

Re: What live versions of songs do you prefer to the studio

I always thought "Shabby Doll" was much stronger live. The fantastic version with Fiona Apple being a great example.
by Miclewis
Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:05 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Macca/Elvis
Replies: 17
Views: 3202

Re: Macca/Elvis

I always really liked Paul's drummIng on "Band on the Run". There's a famous story about Keith Moon asking Paul who the great drummer was on Band on the Run. Paul was very proud to say that he was.
by Miclewis
Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:50 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Cover Versions Of Elvis Songs You'd Like To Hear
Replies: 33
Views: 5402

Re: Cover Versions Of Elvis Songs You'd Like To Hear

I can't even imagine David Crosby doing "Almost Ideal Eyes", whom it was initially written for; but I would love to hear it.
by Miclewis
Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:26 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: songs Elvis should retire (if he hasn't already)
Replies: 47
Views: 9512

Re: songs Elvis should retire (if he hasn't already)

I can agree on some of these songs. It is getting difficult to do Alison in a new way. But having recently seen Elvis live, I must say that Watching the Detectives still has some life in it. And, Alibi was great live; I forgot how good the song was. Sulphur To Sugarcane suffers from the same problem...
by Miclewis
Fri Oct 07, 2011 12:23 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis/Imposters/ Wellmont Theater, NJ, Oct.6 '11
Replies: 43
Views: 5480

Re: Elvis/Imposters/ Wellmont Theater, NJ, Oct.6 '11

The Howlin' Wolf set w/Hubert Sumlin was amazing, especially Shake for Me - EC on harmonica and reverb vocals. I felt like I was actually hearing Howlin' Wolf for a second. Other highlights: Riot Act with an amazing close - it actually made me think of Pink Floyd at their best. Purple Rain, Poison M...

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