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by Hawksmoor
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: early bugs!
Replies: 9
Views: 762

Re: early bugs!

Bruce's missing out on any credits for the Chelsea bassline is criminal. Our copyryght system that favours solely the (perceived) author of a song (or its purchaser) is extremely flawed and hugely unfair to a great number of people. I guess it's a tricky one. Most singer-songwriters would presumabl...
by Hawksmoor
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: early bugs!
Replies: 9
Views: 762

Re: early bugs!

Sorry, accidental double-post.
by Hawksmoor
Wed Jan 20, 2021 3:53 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: early bugs!
Replies: 9
Views: 762

Re: early bugs!

It's an endless source of curiosity to me - this thing about the bits of a track that backing musicians contribute, and the credit they get for that. I note that 'Hurry Down Doomsday' is indeed credited to 'Costello/Keltner', but that - for example - Bruce Thomas doesn't get a credit for the basslin...
by Hawksmoor
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album Hey Clockface released October 30, 2020
Replies: 313
Views: 141899

Re: New album Hey Clockface released October 30, 2020

Not a particularly brilliant or insightful review, I'm afraid. The first three paragraphs and the second half of the last paragraph could be seamlessly cut-and-pasted from any review of any Elvis Costello LP, and are only of interest to any reader who's never heard of Elvis Costello. Mind you, that'...
by Hawksmoor
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:22 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Revolution #49 (En Français) - new single
Replies: 10
Views: 913

Re: Revolution #49 (En Français) - new single

What does 'issued but not televised' mean? It's a Gil Scott-Heron reference and a reversal of EC's previous stance in "Invasion Hit Parade" that the revolution will be televised. QnJFhuOWgXg Sorry, didn't make myself clear. I get the Gil Scott-Heron reference, and I'm familiar with the us...
by Hawksmoor
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Revolution #49 (En Français) - new single
Replies: 10
Views: 913

Re: Revolution #49 (En Français) - new single

The second rendition of “Revolution #49” will be issued later this year but unfortunately will not be televised. Intriguing. This version sounds so much better in a female French voice. Intriguing indeed. What does 'issued but not televised' mean? Will it be like the two versions of 'Farewell OK' -...
by Hawksmoor
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Revolution #49 (En Français) - new single
Replies: 10
Views: 913

Re: Revolution #49 (En Français) - new single

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Z39rU8VDipM by Isabelle Adjani - available at midnight. If that means UK midnight...I'm still up. I guess another quarter of an hour won't kill me. ...and it did mean midnight UK time! A lovely addition to the catalogue, perhaps even more haunting than Elvis' own versi...
by Hawksmoor
Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Farewell, OK 2020: new song!
Replies: 35
Views: 5120

Re: Farewell, OK 2020: new song!

bronxapostle wrote:it is chronicled....trust.

I never doubted you. :wink:
by Hawksmoor
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Farewell, OK 2020: new song!
Replies: 35
Views: 5120

Re: Farewell, OK 2020: new song!

krm wrote:I have a feeling that "colleagues" managed to grab both versions while they were out there :D

I would like to hope so. But other posts in this thread suggest there were a few of us who missed out. :(
by Hawksmoor
Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:48 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Farewell, OK 2020: new song!
Replies: 35
Views: 5120

Re: Farewell, OK 2020: new song!

Well, everything's been taken down now - from YouTube, from the official EC page, everything. I hope colleagues managed to grab the alternative/spoken word version of 'Farewell OK' while it was (briefly) available. Based on nothing more than a hunch, I'm guessing that the full-band version will even...
by Hawksmoor
Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:03 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Farewell, OK 2020: new song!
Replies: 35
Views: 5120

Re: Farewell, OK 2020: new song!

It's not unlike the days when one might hear a song pop up on the radio before an album is released-- you might catch all of it or some of it, you might even be quick enough to hit record, but if not, you gotta wait till the record is released! Absolutely, and it even reminds me of something EC sai...
by Hawksmoor
Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Farewell, OK 2020: new song!
Replies: 35
Views: 5120

Re: Farewell, OK 2020: new song!

This is very strange. Why post a new song then take it down after 48 hours with no explanation? And also delete the tweets associated with it? Hopefully it will reappear soon in some form or other - it was very enjoyable!! I think it's just in the spirit of playfulness and larking about with the wa...
by Hawksmoor
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Steve Nieve - The Immobile Tour BackStage
Replies: 200
Views: 398776

Re: Steve Nieve - The Immobile Tour BackStage

sweetest punch wrote:He said that there would be a new release in two weeks (a song in French).

I wonder if that might be the mooted remix/French version of 'Hetty O'Hara'?

Damn, there's just so much going on in the world of Elvis right now, we are blessed.
by Hawksmoor
Fri Jan 01, 2021 4:42 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Farewell, OK 2020: new song!
Replies: 35
Views: 5120

Re: Farewell, OK 2020: new song!

The lyrics page on the main site says 'approximate lyrics — corrections welcome' but I don't know to whom to respond?

In the last verse, I don't think it's 'a salving of Elvis' - I'm pretty sure it's 'a sample of Elvis'...
by Hawksmoor
Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Farewell, OK 2020: new song!
Replies: 35
Views: 5120

Re: Farewell, OK 2020: new song!

From the news/Wiki page... A new song by Elvis Costello and The Imposters was posted to YouTube on December 31, 2020. Get in. Best end to this shit year that I could have hoped for. Feels like a distant cousin of 'Go Away', which I always liked , but felt it was a bit of a throwaway. This is like 'G...
by Hawksmoor
Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Farewell, OK 2020: new song!
Replies: 35
Views: 5120

Re: Farewell, OK 2020: new song!

Bloody brilliant. What a wonderful end to a year in which Elvis has stepped up to the plate and provided so much exciting new music. I'll be playing that non-stop today. OK, it is 'Hippy Hippy Shake' with new lyrics, but who cares? Truthfully, if this had been presented as an out-take from Blood and...
by Hawksmoor
Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 2020 - goodbye and good riddance
Replies: 4
Views: 2330

Re: 2020 - goodbye and good riddance

First thing I do after getting through my work email each day is seeing what is going on here. :) If you promise not to tell anyone...I have been known to do it before my work emails. :D It's that time of year when you look back at what's been occurring and look forward to things shiny and bright. ...
by Hawksmoor
Mon Dec 21, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album Hey Clockface released October 30, 2020
Replies: 313
Views: 141899

Re: New album Hey Clockface released October 30, 2020

Listen on, await your next TRUST and stay happy, safe and alive to hear more and more and more, let us hope and pray. Let me add, happy holidays, a beautiful Christmas and 2021 to us all. take good care friends. peace and love, benny Every single one of those wishes is echoed back, word for word, t...
by Hawksmoor
Mon Dec 21, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album Hey Clockface released October 30, 2020
Replies: 313
Views: 141899

Re: New album Hey Clockface released October 30, 2020

I worship at the catalogue of Mr. Springsteen too ofttimes for 45+ years now. but, clearly the joy of recent releases including a WESTERN STARS, SEEGER SESSIONS, DEVILS & DUST and THE RISING as envelope pushers is VERY diminished by the mediocrity of WRECKING BALL, HIGH HOPES and WORKING ON A D...
by Hawksmoor
Sun Dec 20, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album Hey Clockface released October 30, 2020
Replies: 313
Views: 141899

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 Hawksmoor
Sun Dec 20, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album Hey Clockface released October 30, 2020
Replies: 313
Views: 141899

Re: New album Hey Clockface released October 30, 2020

"quite like it" is miles away from "towering achievement," no? It is, apologies. I was being a little facetious about what I took to be an unusually harsh judgment. Humorous tone not always easy to convey via the written word. :) But I do think Look Now is a towering achievement...
by Hawksmoor
Sat Dec 19, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album Hey Clockface released October 30, 2020
Replies: 313
Views: 141899

Re: New album Hey Clockface released October 30, 2020

Arbogast wrote:"Look Now" is "a towering achievement"??? Jesus....

OK, thanks for that.

Well, I quite like it. :D
by Hawksmoor
Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album Hey Clockface released October 30, 2020
Replies: 313
Views: 141899

Re: New album Hey Clockface released October 30, 2020

Lovely review. I think that, as the weeks go by, this LP is moving quickly from the 'hmm, interesting way of producing an LP in lockdown' phase into becoming one of Elvis' most warmly regarded LPs, by fans and by critics. I'm still playing it at least once a day and would seriously put it above Look...
by Hawksmoor
Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)
Replies: 246
Views: 117694

Re: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)

Yes, finally everything is back in full! Including the missing Busy Bodies song which I've only heard for the first time today because of the problem. Sounds great! Thank you whoever at Spotify got it fixed! They probably just took it down to adjust the issues. Pretty sure 'Busy Bodies' is the same...
by Hawksmoor
Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)
Replies: 246
Views: 117694

Re: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)

I went to listen today on Spotify and half the songs are now unavailable! Not to mention before this it was still screwed up with the Big Boys demo and the Busy Bodies alternate tracks being the same. I hope they actually sort it out! It’s a mess. Everything seems to be back up to normal on Spotify...

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