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by Ulster Boy
Tue Feb 02, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: Looking for Unloved Songs, have some uncirculated masters to trade?
Replies: 2
Views: 2571

Re: Looking for Unloved Songs, have some uncirculated masters to trade?

I’ve PM’d you but hasn’t sent, PM you a contact email
by Ulster Boy
Sat Nov 28, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Ugly Things - Brinsley Schwarz
Replies: 3
Views: 5972

Re: Ugly Things - Brinsley Schwarz

EC, Nick Lowe and Pete Thomas
by Ulster Boy
Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Almost Blue
Replies: 19
Views: 10289

Re: Almost Blue

I think EC mentioned the Count John McCormack version of Mighty like a rose
by Ulster Boy
Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: Live at the Regent
Replies: 2
Views: 10334

Re: Live at the Regent

Thanks! PM sent
by Ulster Boy
Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello joins Rough Trade’s live Q&A, November 13, 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 8994

Re: Elvis Costello joins Rough Trade’s live Q&A, November 13, 2020

Couple of other less positive things I picked up on:

- he ruled out releasing complete live shows, also saying he had no interest in Dicks Picks style releases
- he hinted that he knows his intonation/tuning is ‘off’ but dismissed it as an issue, citing Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday
by Ulster Boy
Tue Nov 10, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello joins Rough Trade’s live Q&A, November 13, 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 8994

Re: Elvis Costello joins Rough Trade’s live Q&A, November 13, 2020

I have booked for this. CD arrived on the Monday after the official release date.
by Ulster Boy
Mon Nov 09, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album Hey Clockface released October 30, 2020
Replies: 329
Views: 180184

Re: New album Hey Clockface released October 30, 2020

On mine it’s a tear on the top right corner of the cd wallet (front).
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by Ulster Boy
Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album Hey Clockface released October 30, 2020
Replies: 329
Views: 180184

Re: New album Hey Clockface released October 30, 2020

My CD came today at last (whilst the vinyl is obviously absent) and I opened the card cover, pinched the sides to get out the pamphlet to have a read and the cardboard split - how cheap and nasty is that ! It means I'll have to go to the nearest HMV after lock down and shoplift an empty cover now, ...
by Ulster Boy
Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)
Replies: 256
Views: 156049

Re: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)

Just some musings on the live cuts on the SDE (based on the versions that are streaming, I don’t have the vinyl!). Live at Hollywood High June 78 – all familiar stuff as these have been released before. The nine tracks (and one from the Washington Feb 78 show) are the same ones as issued on the Rhin...
by Ulster Boy
Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: Live at the Regent
Replies: 2
Views: 10334

Live at the Regent

The tracks from the Sydney 1978 show on the Armed Forces super deluxe edition are terrific, so.... would any kind soul out there have access to the bootleg of part if that show? PM welcome!
by Ulster Boy
Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)
Replies: 256
Views: 156049

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 released October 30, 2020
Replies: 329
Views: 180184

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: 256
Views: 156049

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: 256
Views: 156049

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: 256
Views: 156049

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: 256
Views: 156049

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: 256
Views: 156049

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: 256
Views: 156049

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: 256
Views: 156049

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: 256
Views: 156049

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: 256
Views: 156049

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: 256
Views: 156049

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: 18622

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: 60
Views: 58995

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...

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