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by Top balcony
Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 50 Songs For 50 Days - Elvis Costello's October Surprise
Replies: 75
Views: 2334

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

This is a great song, I've always admired these lines :

So they flew the Super-Constellation all the way from Rimini
And feasted them on fish and chips from a newspaper facsimile
by Top balcony
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Armed Forces Redux - 6 record set
Replies: 50
Views: 1770

Re: Armed Forces Redux - 6 record set

6 discs disc 4: live disc 5: live probably concerts we have floating around already so disc 6 might be new? I am aware that i get suckered in by the prospect of 'new stuff' to re-buy the 'old stuff' continually, nevertheless I feel a moral imperative to purchase the official versions of things ' I ...
by Top balcony
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 50 Songs For 50 Days - Elvis Costello's October Surprise
Replies: 75
Views: 2334

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

Bleasdale visibly present Sir Alan Bleasedale was leaning on his walking stick having a quiet smoke outside the Philharmonic Hall before 10th June 2013's Spinning Songbook show. Sulky and I interrupted his tranquillity and I said " are you going to get a spin?" his reply : "f**k that...
by Top balcony
Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 50 Songs For 50 Days - Elvis Costello's October Surprise
Replies: 75
Views: 2334

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

cwr wrote:I was at the first concert where he performed "Far From The Prize"

Were you standing next to me at the incomparable Royal Court on 20th July 1996 http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/inde ... _The_Prize
then ? :wink:
by Top balcony
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 50 Songs For 50 Days - Elvis Costello's October Surprise
Replies: 75
Views: 2334

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

Interesting to contrast the vocal delivery on this with Hey Clockface....
by Top balcony
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 50 Songs For 50 Days - Elvis Costello's October Surprise
Replies: 75
Views: 2334

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

spotify. NO! i know i'm old. " I admit to technophobic tendancies, but If you can join and post on this Board you're deffo not too old for this caper. Should be able to sign in via a PC, don't need another device. The reward for pushing through this particular pain barrier is 50 hand picked nu...
by Top balcony
Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New song “Hey Clockface / How Can You Face Me’, sept 11, 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 1210

Re: New song “Hey Clockface / How Can You Face Me’, sept 11, 2020

Neil. wrote:I now LOVE this song!!

Yeah me too - how quickly works the magic of Elvis!
by Top balcony
Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: My Darling Clementine working with Steve Nieve on an album of EC covers , 2020
Replies: 129
Views: 130142

Re: My Darling Clementine working with Steve Nieve on an album of EC covers , 2019

A launch event is planned for October 30th at Thornton Hough, on the Wirral. Details at https://mydarlingclementinemusic.co.uk/ . Whether that event will go ahead, of course, given the current restrictions is anyone's guess. Difficult times to be a performing and recording artist. In 'normal times'...
by Top balcony
Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Blood and Chocolate Survivor - Results
Replies: 6
Views: 223

Re: Blood and Chocolate Survivor - Results

verbal gymnastics wrote:....I’m also glad I want you didn’t win.

So...." I hope you're happy now" :wink:
by Top balcony
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New song “Hey Clockface / How Can You Face Me’, sept 11, 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 1210

Re: New song “Hey Clockface / How Can You Face Me’, sept 11, 2020

Funny how that 'scat' intro offsides me too. The vocal delivery, to these cloth ears at least, is most deliberately mannered to resemble a Jimmy-Standing-in-the-Rain era crooner. He definitely means it. I hope this one grows on me, all the other new songs (and story ) were instant hits!
by Top balcony
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Do you have a favorite EC concert?
Replies: 55
Views: 4076

Re: Do you have a favorite EC concert?

Harry Worth wrote:... overall, I think the Royal Court gig just before Christmas 1982 –- is my winner.

Wow - I'd forgotten about this one, that was indeed a wonderful night with The Imperial Horns. Goes to show how lucky we've been to experience these epics.
by Top balcony
Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on SwitchboxTV
Replies: 3
Views: 1297

Re: Elvis on SwitchboxTV

I thought this was great, EC in good form and we learn the truth about Arlo McFurlough!
by Top balcony
Mon Aug 31, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New song "Phonographic Memory", August 28, 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 3052

Re: New song "Phonographic Memory", August 28, 2020

"Confederate money Stashed in plinths in various toppled statues" Unless he is Notradamus, this feels extremely contemporary. I wonder what was the timescale of writing and recording? ( Colson's statue was tipped into Bristol Harbour on 7th June 2020 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-b...
by Top balcony
Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New song "Phonographic Memory", August 28, 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 3052

Re: New song "Phonographic Memory", August 28, 2020

Hi Elvis, thanks very much for this 'reverse birthday present' to us!!! Loving the short story at the heart of this track. Clockface is shaping up to be an eclectic ( son of Spike ! ) release. A welcome antidote for some of us to Look Now. This is a brave release which I hope achieves some commercia...
by Top balcony
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Do you have a favorite EC concert?
Replies: 55
Views: 4076

Re: Do you have a favorite EC concert?

I've raved about my favourite gig so many times (http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/index.php/Concert_2007-07-05_Liverpool) but I'll never forget the sheer excitement of The New Picket in Liverpool's elite luxury housing development! That was the best (btw that area is now very trendy a vibrant 'in...
by Top balcony
Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album Hey Clockface will be released October 30, 2020
Replies: 76
Views: 11724

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

. What's the status of the 7" No Flag/I Wish It Would Rain (if indeed that is the mystery B-side)? You get it as part of one of the various bundles on the website? or buy the single separately You my have better eyesight that me Favehour, but I couldn't see a 'buy the single separately' option...
by Top balcony
Sun Aug 16, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New song "We Are All Cowards Now", August 14, 2020
Replies: 35
Views: 5827

Re: New song "We Are All Cowards Now", August 14, 2020

verbal gymnastics wrote:I’m not hearing Tripwire...


It's more the Tripwire 'vibe' than than the 'sound'.So you might feel it if you don't hear it.

Or you may not......
by Top balcony
Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New song "We Are All Cowards Now", August 14, 2020
Replies: 35
Views: 5827

Re: New song "We Are All Cowards Now", August 14, 2020

Here's the lyrics cut and pasted from Youtube : Time has taught us That they’re sending out their sons To take away our guns and our daughters We are all cowards now Rivers rising Darkness fell upon People blotting out the sun Disguising how We are all cowards now At least the Emperor Nero had an ea...
by Top balcony
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Brutal Youth limited edition 2LP gatefold red vinyl
Replies: 14
Views: 6850

Re: Brutal Youth limited edition 2LP gatefold red vinyl

sweetest punch wrote:The black vinyl is available to pre-order: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Brutal-Youth-G ... sic&sr=1-1


Feck me, now wish I'd held my nerve and waited for the blue version.....
by Top balcony
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: oops no torrents
Replies: 0
Views: 9996

oops no torrents

Hi Gang I wonder if you can advise me on a tech issue? Our computer died last week and now we've got a resuscitated one, newly formated hard drive with needlessly updated Windows etc. However it lacks all the stuff I put on it over the years to slow it down. Hence I'll be buying again Nero etc. But ...
by Top balcony
Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New song ‘Hetty O’Hara Confidential’, July 10, 2020
Replies: 67
Views: 23029

Re: New song ‘Hetty O’Hara Confidential’, July 10, 2020

I remember that rant!!!! In happier times at Pilton Farm he produced an epic performance in 1987, first 17 songs were Napoleon Solo, then apparently the stage curtain opened to reveal The Attractions and the new collective play another 11 tunes. He was headlining so guess he could play for as long a...
by Top balcony
Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New song ‘Hetty O’Hara Confidential’, July 10, 2020
Replies: 67
Views: 23029

Re: New song ‘Hetty O’Hara Confidential’, July 10, 2020

Love it. Me too And loving the 'old school' feel of this release sequence, buying these 'via electrical wire' on the day of issue reminds me very much of my earliest record collecting days, purchasing eagerly awaited 45s from record shops the day they came out. Roll on August 14th.I wonder how many...
by Top balcony
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Brutal Youth limited edition 2LP gatefold red vinyl
Replies: 14
Views: 6850

Re: Brutal Youth limited edition 2LP gatefold red vinyl

No worries, as there seems to be a dearth of 2013 vinyl vintage on the market, you could assume that you're sitting on a goldmine. Of course this release could even could add extra value as this episode of red draws attention to those pesky hard to get black ones $$$$$$$$
by Top balcony
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Brutal Youth limited edition 2LP gatefold red vinyl
Replies: 14
Views: 6850

Re: Brutal Youth limited edition 2LP gatefold red vinyl

bronxapostle wrote:
Top balcony wrote:... investigating whether I could find an affordable version of the 2013 vinyl edition. I couldn't!
well then...glad i got the 2013 version quickly. how much does it go for now???

Sorry - no idea, I couldn't find any on sale (affordable or not)!
by Top balcony
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Brutal Youth limited edition 2LP gatefold red vinyl
Replies: 14
Views: 6850

Re: Brutal Youth limited edition 2LP gatefold red vinyl

I've ordered too. This is very welcome as I've been playing the BY Rhino on CD recently and been investigating whether I could find an affordable version of the 2013 vinyl edition. I couldn't!

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