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by Ulster Boy
Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)
Replies: 102
Views: 12959

Re: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)

I did, hard to judge given the low quality of the YouTube clip. Nothing dramatic stands out.
by Ulster Boy
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album Hey Clockface will be released October 30, 2020
Replies: 94
Views: 37044

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

On a couple of reviews that I read, the most noticeable effect was playing these on "lo-fi" players rather than at the high end of the spectrum. One reviewer said he noticed the difference most in his car rather than on his £22K CD player I always felt that this and SACD was a ploy for hi...
by Ulster Boy
Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)
Replies: 102
Views: 12959

Re: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)

Back to topic: I just listened to the three tracks that are available on spotify, and ...wow! We get tracks by EC and the Attractions wherer they are on fire. This is exactly why I got stuck with EC in the first place. That moment I heard El Mocambo the first time and I was stuck for real. What we ...
by Ulster Boy
Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)
Replies: 102
Views: 12959

Re: Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)

I’m with MOOT, it’s not for me but others can spend their money how they choose. I’m sure the music will pop up on Spotify or some other streaming sites, and that will suffice for me. All a bit underwhelming though in terms of song choice, truncated concerts with some repeats (does the world really ...
by Ulster Boy
Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)
Replies: 102
Views: 12959

Re: Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)

“The full PinkPop set”... its 6 songs short!
by Ulster Boy
Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)
Replies: 102
Views: 12959

Re: Armed Forces Redux - 6 record set

Promising. I’d called the Australia and Netherlands shows a few pages back :D

The Dominion show, though, I seem to recall they didn’t get great reviews, Nick Kent or someone said the band was running on empty?
by Ulster Boy
Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)
Replies: 102
Views: 12959

Re: Armed Forces Redux - 6 record set

Apparently 2x10” vinyl with the PinkPop concert, according to Someone on Facebook who has the Mojo article
by Ulster Boy
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)
Replies: 102
Views: 12959

Re: Armed Forces Redux - 6 record set

So, completely speculative of course as we don't know whether there's any "stuff" in the vaults that was previously not felt fit to release, or has only recently come to light, some thoughts about the non-live bonus aspects of the superdeluxe set. First thing to note is that EC has said ma...
by Ulster Boy
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)
Replies: 102
Views: 12959

Re: Armed Forces Redux - 6 record set

6 discs disc 1 album disc 2 rhino bonus disc disc 3 live at the holywood bowl those we have disc 4: live disc 5: live probably concerts we have floating around already so disc 6 might be new? It suddenly sounds a whole lot less exciting ... :) It’s not yet clear whether it will be vinyl only or cd ...
by Ulster Boy
Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)
Replies: 102
Views: 12959

Re: Armed Forces Redux - 6 record set

sulky lad wrote:PM me and I'll send you a copy !!

PM sent I hope, sometimes they seem to get stuck in the Outbox
by Ulster Boy
Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)
Replies: 102
Views: 12959

Re: Armed Forces Redux - 6 record set

If Elvis is genuinely looking to show the progression through each song from initial conception to ultimate live performance, it seems to me he must include some of the concerts when these songs first appeared going back to 1978. However, these would appear piecemeal ( for example Sunday's best fir...
by Ulster Boy
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)
Replies: 102
Views: 12959

Re: Armed Forces Redux - 6 record set

Speculating on what is currently widely available (but hoping for something new), runners and riders could be: 7th June 1978 San Francisco Winterland ("Last Foxtrot" bootleg): was previously mooted as a Japan only official release. The concert was only three days after the already released...
by Ulster Boy
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New song “Hey Clockface / How Can You Face Me’, sept 11, 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 8162

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

thanks for this...okay, here we go!!! what a shambly mess. his voice seems to have the same sort of slight flatness i've heard in some concert footage...flat in both senses, too, unsharp-edged and tone-wise??? Suspect our hero is facing the same dilemma as many of his near-contemporaries (Dylan, We...
by Ulster Boy
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Do you have a favorite EC concert?
Replies: 55
Views: 18414

Re: Do you have a favorite EC concert?

THE WORLD OF TRAVEL was indeed WONDERFUL! though, i don't think it was titled as such. i could be wrong! :wink: I think you’re right. Certainly, in London he started the show by announcing “welcome to the world of travel” before breaking into some off Mic snippets of I got the world on a string...
by Ulster Boy
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Do you have a favorite EC concert?
Replies: 55
Views: 18414

Re: Do you have a favorite EC concert?

First night of the residency at the Royalty Theatre London 1986. First time I’d travelled outside Ireland to see EC & the A’s. Intimate venue. Stellar set, all but one track from Blood and Chocolate played and a 1-2-3-4 encore punch, then the stroboscopic unsettling closer of Poor Napoleon/Inst...
by Ulster Boy
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Do you have a favorite EC concert?
Replies: 55
Views: 18414

Re: Do you have a favorite EC concert?

First night of the residency at the Royalty Theatre London 1986. First time I’d travelled outside Ireland to see EC & the A’s. Intimate venue. Stellar set, all but one track from Blood and Chocolate played and a 1-2-3-4 encore punch, then the stroboscopic unsettling closer of Poor Napoleon/Insta...
by Ulster Boy
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello and the Attractions Radio Broadcast (Live)
Replies: 7
Views: 6842

Re: Elvis Costello and the Attractions Radio Broadcast (Live)

I can’t stand up is also from the Royalty. I can’t hear the others but would guess the Royalty show also accounts for the bulk of the other tracks (judging by a quick comparison of the quoted length against my original boot). All this useless beauty might be the odd one out: 1 Uncomplicated (Live) 8...
by Ulster Boy
Fri May 22, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Artists who were influenced by Elvis Costello
Replies: 6
Views: 2125

Re: Artists who were influenced by Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello - Blood And Chocolate Possibly the most easily spotted Radiohead influence, Elvis’s angriest album nods many parallels in Thom’s more bilious lyrics. Thom finally met Elvis Costello two years ago when Costello approached him at a festival. It tums out that Elvis had heard Thom on the ...
by Ulster Boy
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Spanish This Year’s Model - New release based on one of Elvis Costello and the Attractions most celebrated albums!!
Replies: 89
Views: 52971

Re: New release based on one of Elvis Costello and the Attractions most celebrated albums!!

From a post on the Steve Hoffmann forum:

Yep. What I’ve heard of it sounds great too (ssh). The band is also nearly finished with a new album, but the virus will have slowed things down on that end.
by Ulster Boy
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: Elvis Costello - Radio Sessions 1977 - 1983
Replies: 18
Views: 44176

Re: Elvis Costello - Radio Sessions 1977 - 1983

Just an update, I made a mistake in the original,post, it was indeed Lip Service that was listed as recorded in Beyond Belief, not Lipstick Vogue.
by Ulster Boy
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: Elvis Costello - Radio Sessions 1977 - 1983
Replies: 18
Views: 44176

Re: Elvis Costello - Radio Sessions 1977 - 1983

Yes, the Wiki was updated this morning by someone after I posted this on a Facebook page also. The Wiki also details different dates and producers for each of the sessions so it does seem there were two separate sessions. I still find it odd that EC (and Jake) would redo songs from a month previous....
by Ulster Boy
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: Elvis Costello - Radio Sessions 1977 - 1983
Replies: 18
Views: 44176

Re: Elvis Costello - Radio Sessions 1977 - 1983

Hi, a question for the experts! I’m passing the time sorting out my various collections into playlists for my own amusement. There’s a reference in the Wiki to a Kid Jenson session recorded for the BBC in April 1978. The Beyond Belief fanzine reported that the tracks recorded were Lipstick Vogue, Yo...
by Ulster Boy
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, March 2, 2020
Replies: 35
Views: 21758

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, March 2, 2020

Something along the lines of The times are changing And peace on earth has come to pass Although the war is raging They say each war will be the last Said the boys back at Enniskellen There's a road block army does all the killing And the BBC will beg forgiveness... Then I can't get the last line a...

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