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by Top balcony
Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album Hey Clockface released October 30, 2020
Replies: 307
Views: 141317

Re: New album Hey Clockface released October 30, 2020

sulky lad wrote:Just had an email to say my order was shipped yesterday

I think by "shipped" they meant "canoed" :cry:
by Top balcony
Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:19 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis receives AMA-UK 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award, January 28, 2021
Replies: 22
Views: 7378

Re: Elvis recieves AMA-UK 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award

WallyRando wrote:
“The Delivery Man”, a record I had briefly considered calling, “South”.

This made me laugh out loud- thanks EC
by Top balcony
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .
Replies: 1568
Views: 1162823

Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

Mikeh : The Wiki suggests you have audio from the epic show at Liverpool's Royal Court 9/12/1986 : http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/inde ... _Liverpool. To my shame I missed that one, but saw him sing it with Ian Prowse at the Empire on 13/5/2012, it's last outing by EC. RIP Gerry
by Top balcony
Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: ‘The St Stephens Day Murders’
Replies: 34
Views: 29696

Re: ‘The St Stephens Day Murders’

Thea does a nice version. Perhaps it’s me but I can’t see the relevance...to St Stephen’s Day Murders You should have gone to Specsavers VG :D The relevance is Thea Gilmore . Her version of Murders on her 2009 yule epic Strange Communion, also featured harmony vocals by the esteemed disc jockey Mar...
by Top balcony
Sun Dec 20, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 2020 - goodbye and good riddance
Replies: 4
Views: 2299

2020 - goodbye and good riddance

It's that time of year when you look back at what's been occurring and look forward to things shiny and bright. 2020 has been pretty s**t on lots of levels. However, a constant source of joy I have found over the past 12 months has been the virtual friendship emanating from this Board. There have be...
by Top balcony
Sun Dec 20, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album Hey Clockface released October 30, 2020
Replies: 307
Views: 141317

Re: New album Hey Clockface released October 30, 2020

I long ago reconciled myself to the reality that I'm not likely to spin a new EC release and have that sense of euphoric, listen-to-it-all day glee that I had between '78 and, I dunno, '94. Don't give up hope. I wrote off Bob Dylan in 1979 and in 2020 he comes up with Rough and Rowdy Ways which is ...
by Top balcony
Sun Dec 20, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album Hey Clockface released October 30, 2020
Replies: 307
Views: 141317

Re: New album Hey Clockface released October 30, 2020

Whilst I like Look Now and Hey Clockface, they’re not go to albums for me my twin brother ! Triplet. But I'm really happy for people who feel more affection for either/both. It's actually a stellar achievement that he's still got his artistic mojo, Hey Clockface sure as hell doesn't sound like any ...
by Top balcony
Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC and Lyle Lovett livestream, Dec. 11, 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 4853

Re: EC and Lyle Lovett livestream, Dec. 11, 2020

This a great experience, clearly they are pals and have lots of tales to tell, not all of which we have heard before. £7.51 for 1 hour 40 minutes - loved it.
by Top balcony
Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis takes part in virtual benefit concert ‘Meditate America’, December 3, 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 7792

Re: Elvis takes part in virtual benefit concert ‘Meditate America’, December 3, 2020

Thanks so much for posting this link - wonderful. Also misty eyed to see Elvis's fiddling with his earpiece - harks back to the 'good old days' of live gigs.
by Top balcony
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis sings I WISH IT WOULD RAIN
Replies: 13
Views: 8610

Re: Elvis sings I WISH IT WOULD RAIN

Is it superior to anything on Clockface? Controversial perhaps, but it is for me.
Admittedly at this time of listening I'm still at that awkward 'getting to know you' stage with the new LP.
by Top balcony
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis sings I WISH IT WOULD RAIN
Replies: 13
Views: 8610

Re: Elvis sings I WISH IT WOULD RAIN

err Yes

That was the stated intention as I recall. Both are exactly the same length.

I do love this rendition.
by Top balcony
Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album Hey Clockface released October 30, 2020
Replies: 307
Views: 141317

Re: New album Hey Clockface released October 30, 2020

bronxapostle wrote:... YUP, GOD returned me my capability to listen to records. :D :D without a repair man needed. :lol:


....that's a Miracle, Man :lol:
by Top balcony
Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC and Iggy Pop in Rolling Stone "Musicians on Musicians" feature
Replies: 12
Views: 7695

Re: EC and Iggy Pop in Rolling Stone "Musicians on Musicians" feature

I used to work with a woman who claimed that in the 1970s she went to see Iggy at a gig and ran away with him, living with him for the next 3 months! I'm not sure what rating she would have had!!!!
by Top balcony
Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album Hey Clockface released October 30, 2020
Replies: 307
Views: 141317

Re: New album Hey Clockface released October 30, 2020

Picked up my LP yesterday from 81 Renshaw St Records - via re-arranged pavement pass on. Very disappointed that I had purchased a 'retail exclusive RED vinyl' edition, complained to the manager who is also a BLUE and he apologised profusely. The 'gatefold experience' is hugely superior to breaking a...
by Top balcony
Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)
Replies: 246
Views: 117321

Re: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)

sweetest punch wrote:Unboxing video: https://youtu.be/aqlSA8S8wks

sooo jealous....
by Top balcony
Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Secret Jewish history"?
Replies: 11
Views: 6703

Re: "Secret Jewish history"?

I had forgotten Rachel !!!! That was an ugly episode.

Hope not hate.

I'd delete the thread too.
by Top balcony
Tue Nov 10, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on BBC Radio 5 Live, Nihal Arthanayake, November 10, 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 2421

Re: Elvis on BBC Radio 5 Live, Nihal Arthanayake, November 10, 2020

I listened to part 2 of this - he was on good form and chatty to Nihal who's obviously not a fan but a music enthusiast, so the questions were well aimed. It's worth paying attention right to the end to hear EC's first "confession" - aged 8!
by Top balcony
Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album Hey Clockface released October 30, 2020
Replies: 307
Views: 141317

Re: New album Hey Clockface released October 30, 2020

sulky lad wrote:My CD came today at last

...was that 'breaking news' ?.....
by Top balcony
Tue Nov 03, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 50 Songs For 50 Days - Elvis Costello's October Surprise
Replies: 176
Views: 91552

Re: 50 Songs For 50 Days - Elvis Costello's October Surprise

verbal gymnastics wrote:No surprise that this ended with PLU.

Lets hope that the polls are right and that 'this' does indeed end in PLU
by Top balcony
Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)
Replies: 246
Views: 117321

Re: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)

Cheers ANCT

That method which includes $56.18 shipping to UK, reduces the price to $183.58 or 142.15 of my shiny English Pounds, still way too steep for me.

A Blue Meanie
by Top balcony
Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)
Replies: 246
Views: 117321

Re: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)

under a chop by Easter :lol: :lol: :lol: As a matter of fact, you can get it RIGHT NOW for $98. https://shop.udiscovermusic.com/collections/elvis-costello-the-attractions-armed-forces/products/elvis-costello-the-attractions-armed-forces-super-deluxe-edition-box-set https://shop.udiscovermusic.com/c...
by Top balcony
Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)
Replies: 246
Views: 117321

Re: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)

bronxapostle wrote:P.S. i love the Ultravox reference. May i tag you when i do post that one at my top million albums thread at fbook??

Yes of course, although does it matter that I'm not on fbook? or that that lot certainly wouldn't make my top million?
by Top balcony
Mon Nov 02, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)
Replies: 246
Views: 117321

Re: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)

bronxapostle wrote:under a chop by Easter :lol: :lol: :lol:


could this be translated into Scouse please? I'm a vegetarian and this means nothing to me (oh Vienna)!
by Top balcony
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album Hey Clockface released October 30, 2020
Replies: 307
Views: 141317

Re: New album Hey Clockface will be released October 30, 2020

sheeptotheslaughter wrote:Thanks for the heads up I have the CD coming from Rough Trade I will walk out to my local record shop tomorrow see if I can get the vinyl

I've got mine on order from a small independant shop, which has told me they will be getting the vinyl in on Friday 13th Nov!

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