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by Top balcony
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Someone Else's Heart" - EC single for Record Store Day
Replies: 32
Views: 3800

Re: "Someone Else's Heart" - EC single for Record Store Day

Picked up my copy complete with download card. Single has the "large" hole so need an adapter to play the vinyl. I got one too, complete with the hole! Three hours from joining the queue @ 81Renshaw (http://www.81renshaw.co.uk/ ) to splashing the cash. wish me luck. ba Good luck BA ! Coli...
by Top balcony
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and the Imposters European Tour 2018
Replies: 23
Views: 2650

Re: Elvis and the Imposters European Tour 2018

sulky lad wrote: ....I'm doing Nottingham, Manchester, Plymouth, Cardiff and Edinburgh + ?Newcastle....

You now swerving Southend or is this an abridged list in an attempt to misdirect your accountant :shock: :?:
Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Poignant choice of 'Alison' on Desert Island Discs
Replies: 4
Views: 648

Re: Poignant choice of 'Alison' on Desert Island Discs

Many years ago, the presenter Kirsty Young worked for Scottish Television and hosted an evening magazine show. They had Elvis in the studio one night and, when he sang "Alison" with his acoustic guitar, I can recall Kirsty closing her eyes in rapture. EC had the same effect on Jonathan Ro...
by Top balcony
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 40 Years Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 2978

Re: 40 Years Ago

March 22nd Newcastle City Hall 1978, my first show, the wiki shows audience recording exists, anyone able to help me with a copy? Once I've sorted out my "DAD" issues, should be a recording surfacing there ! if Mr Lad's prediction does come to pass and another from the attic does surface ...
by Top balcony
Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello and The Imposters Southend 27th June 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1196

Re: Elvis Costello and The Imposters Southend 27th June 2018

verbal gymnastics wrote:To be a *proper* forum meet up we’ll need John...


Put me down for the proper/improper forum meet up too, I'm on row F on Steve's side of the stage.

Can't wait!

Colin
by Top balcony
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and The Imposters, Plymouth (England), June 28, 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 958

Re: Elvis and The Imposters, Plymouth (England), June 28, 2018

:D :D I think a meet up in Nottingham is definitely on the cards that would be great, as an alternative I am also exploring the possibility of Southend on Sea. These options are almost entirely dependent on relatives with spare beds in Chesterfield and Barking. Would be much easier ( ie for me) if ...
by Top balcony
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and The Imposters, Plymouth (England), June 28, 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 958

Re: Elvis and The Imposters, Plymouth (England), June 28, 2018

I'll be there - hahahaha :roll:Coincidentally I see Elvis now prefers Plymouth to Liverpool - how about that Colin TB ?? You're saying he's abandoned Big Stand FC for the mighty Argyle? I can understand that.... :D Great that he's saving you a long journey for once, I am investigating the possibili...
by Top balcony
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis plays Manchester Castlefields 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 3009

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", on Oscar longlist
Replies: 130
Views: 23467

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", on Oscar longlist
Replies: 130
Views: 23467

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: 1744

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: 1830

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", on Oscar longlist
Replies: 130
Views: 23467

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: 683
Views: 148322

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: 3356

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: 7204

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: 7204

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: 71
Views: 22440

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: 16801

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: 1301

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: 8696

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: 7204

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: 3544

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

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