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by Top balcony
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis plays Manchester Castlefields 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 811

Re: Elvis plays Manchester Castlefields 2018

I'm gutted! EC rarely plays both Liverpool and The City of Perpetual Rain these days on the same tour. I was hoping that he would be part of Liverpool's 10-year-anniversary-since-we-were-Capital-of-Culture celebration programme. In 2008 he played with the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Looks like...
by Top balcony
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New Elvis song in "Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool", show in L.A. , Dec. 11 2017
Replies: 116
Views: 9531

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

So what's the film like? I pretty much agree with The Guardian's assessment : https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/sep/02/film-stars-dont-die-in-liverpool-review-jamie-bell-annette-bening-gloria-grahame Although I'd give it 6 out of 5 for the end-to-end Liverpool footage and Scouse accents, plus th...
by Top balcony
Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New Elvis song in "Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool", show in L.A. , Dec. 11 2017
Replies: 116
Views: 9531

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

The film's UK release seems to be 17th November.

There's a preview show at Liverpool's Picturehouse at FACT on Monday 13th, with a Q+A to follow.

I assume that the Q+A will not include our man, but he does have the date free.......

Colin with-his-fingers-crossed Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:21 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Glasgow 13 October 1977
Replies: 8
Views: 867

Re: Glasgow 13 October 1977

1) Did any of the Not For Trade shows ever show up ? There are quite a few shows apparently recorded that never appeared such as Eric's Liverpool 2 Aug 1977, Really hope someone is able to locate this, perhaps with connections to Granada TV at the time? Even less likely, but even more of interest t...
by Top balcony
Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: So Far Richard Groothuizen book for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 1007

Re: So Far Richard Groothuizen book for sale

Santa's got this in his sack for me Chrimbo prezzie! Looks like it was a bidding war between North and South of the Mersey, sorry Oliversa. Roger's second book Going Through the Motions was my bible in those heady days of cassette trading (including with Sulky and Verbal) and bootleg buying at recor...
by Top balcony
Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New Elvis song in "Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool", show in L.A. , Dec. 11 2017
Replies: 116
Views: 9531

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

In his tweet Elvis mentioned Mary McCartney. This made me think about this thread: http://www.elviscostellofans.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=10986 Were they filming the Elvis song? That's brilliant detective work - have you been "watching" :oops: - very likely that the Elvis song/s ...
by Top balcony
Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis when you least expect it
Replies: 669
Views: 122437

Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Listening to Radio 5 Live's coverage of the closing minutes of the Premier League's transfer window (7 minutes to go as I type this) Phil McNulty, BBC's Chief Sports Writer announces that Ross Barkley has backed out of a move to Stanford Bridge (despite having agreed a fee and personal terms) with t...
by Top balcony
Mon May 01, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Record Store Day 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 2360

Re: Record Store Day 2017

Record Store Day was very popular in Liverpool, a fact I completely misjudged :oops: :oops: :oops: hence came away without a copy of this special edition!

Colin at the back of the queue
by Top balcony
Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis plays Manchester Bridgewater Hall 19th March 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 5368

Re: Elvis plays Manchester Bridgewater Hall 19th March 2017

Apologies for being tardy to the party. Great show, varied setlist, loads of new (to me) songs, particularly "This Uneasy Hour" making it's UK debut, "She" with Ena Sharples as backdrop*, Scouser baiting the Mancs from the stage, touching tribute to Chuck which includes use of wh...
by Top balcony
Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis plays Manchester Bridgewater Hall 19th March 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 5368

Re: Elvis plays Manchester Bridgewater Hall 19th March 2017

Seems like we're aiming to meet at the Britons Protection real ale pub across the road from the venue beforehand ! Great, terrific boozer, despite the unappealing name in these B****t times, think I owe Bradwell a pint from last time he played at BWH, and the Boy got "3 Sons" sung via a b...
by Top balcony
Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New book from Bruce Thomas , March 2017
Replies: 70
Views: 16659

Re: New book from Bruce Thomas , March 2017

you really can see why Elvis and Bruce got on so well.....

Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers 2017 US Tour
Replies: 61
Views: 12571

Re: Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers 2017 US Tour

Being entirely optimistic here but there's a gap in the middle around Elvis's Mum's birthday ( end of June if I'm not mistaken) so lots of possible UK dates available ??!! June 24th or so until July 12 ( have a few days off on me boys !!) :shock: :wink: Lets hope so ! :P Bring it on ! Joining you i...
by Top balcony
Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: 2 tickets available for Sheffield 20/3/17 - perhaps the very final Detour show ever?
Replies: 0
Views: 773

2 tickets available for Sheffield 20/3/17 - perhaps the very final Detour show ever?

Find I know someone who can't go to this show now. She tells me that she has 2 tickets going at face value £43.50 each, good seats in the circle. Send me a PM if you're interested.

Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis plays Sheffield 20 March 2017
Replies: 32
Views: 6236

Re: Elvis plays Sheffield 20 March 2017

Find I know someone who can't go to this show now. She tells me that she has 2 tickets going at face value £43.50 each, good seats in the circle. Send me a PM if you're interested.

Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis plays Manchester Bridgewater Hall 19th March 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 5368

Re: Elvis plays Manchester Bridgewater Hall 19th March 2017

Yes of course, agree with those reservations above, however when he played this venue on 14 July 2014 he played Dr Luther's Assistant!

Don't abandon all hope just yet!

Colin Top Balcony - expecting the unexpected
by Top balcony
Sun Dec 18, 2016 7:20 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis being cruel, 1983
Replies: 9
Views: 2804

Re: Elvis being cruel, 1983

Sadly the link in this earlier " EC talks on U2" thread no longer works, so we can all make up what he thought of them in 2011.
viewtopic.php?t=9169

unlike Elvis I haven't changed my mind one bit...

Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: Nashville 1st October 1997
Replies: 0
Views: 4824

Nashville 1st October 1997

Does anyone have a copy of the recording of this show which apparently was broadcast on FM radio: http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/index.php/Concert_1997-10-01_Nashville It's the rendition of "Jesus on the Mainline" with John Prine et al which has attracted my attention. Please send me a...
by Top balcony
Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: All about the sound at Elvis's recent shows
Replies: 17
Views: 3181

Re: All about the sound at Elvis's recent shows

John
Could you run that through Google Translate please? Sound in Liverpool in July for the Imposters show was 'muffled', although my seat location, front row by Davey, could have been the cause.
Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:09 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC nominated for Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album
Replies: 12
Views: 2862

Re: EC nominated for Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album

Go Elvis indeed! However I admit I find his 'reading voice' a bit stilted, and then came to wonder which professional voice could have been hired instead. Think it requires the ability to inject some Scouse into the delivery, unless reading bits covering 1977/78 when stealth recordings indicate he h...
by Top balcony
Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 3rd PEN Song Lyrics Award, Elvis at presentation September 19 2016 in Boston
Replies: 27
Views: 6072

Re: 3rd PEN Song Lyrics Award, Elvis at presentation September 19 2016 in Boston

Is anyone aware of a recording / footage of Roseanne and EC's performance of “Hello in There” ?

[insert fingers crossed emoji]

Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Fri Nov 18, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on Brexit ? I'm not sure if this is legit
Replies: 23
Views: 5009

Re: Elvis on Brexit ? I'm not sure if this is legit

I completely agree with Verbal - it's the "Mother Theresa" crack which seals it for me. National Ransom Version No.10

Colin Top Balcony
( still wishing that I could wake up and find that it's really April 2016 and all of this has been a bad dream)
by Top balcony
Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .
Replies: 1400
Views: 340569

Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

"Red Cotton" included a nod to a famous Liverpool landmark: "...Merchants will gather at St. George's Hall..." Anyone curious about this edifice will be able to see it in a starring role, impersonating a NYC building in the movie Fantastic Beasts : http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/...
by Top balcony
Sun Nov 13, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .
Replies: 1400
Views: 340569

Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

Highlight of today's outing to gas fire retailers in north Liverpool - Oliver's Army blasting out of the shop PA.

Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Sat Nov 12, 2016 10:45 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: A series of special presentations by The Imposters in late 2016: Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers Tour
Replies: 23
Views: 6027

Re: A series of special presentations by The Imposters in late 2016: Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers Tour

SP I did the same. Appreciate this is heresy to some correspondents, but IB wasn't one of my real favourite albums. Obviously some top, top songs and as you might predict I'd place MooT and Beyond as amongst his very best. However others felt a bit indulgent. So it was very enjoyable to revisit the ...

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