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by Hawksmoor
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and The Imposters plays Manchester Castlefields, July 6 2018
Replies: 54
Views: 5335

Re: Elvis and The Imposters plays Manchester Castlefields, July 6 2018

My refund went through yesterday which is better than I expected and more significantly, much quicker than my refund for the Plymouth Pavilions show (which still hasn't appeared) - and to cap it all, I expect Mrs Sulky will now expect me to show her an equally good time doing something other than s...
by Hawksmoor
Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and the Imposters European Tour 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 4702

Re: Elvis and the Imposters European Tour 2018

So, it is as we probably feared but were afraid to name. However, it does sound very positive in terms of it having been dealt with, and hopefully some rest and recuperation will see him back to full health. Disappointment at cancelled gigs obviously pales into insignificance at this news, and I'm s...
by Hawksmoor
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and The Imposters plays Manchester Castlefields, July 6 2018
Replies: 54
Views: 5335

Re: Elvis and The Imposters plays Manchester Castlefields, July 6 2018

After the cancellation of Dalhalla and Pula, I think the European tour will end after the gigs in Austria. Well, it definitely will, because other than the (now cancelled) Dalhalla and Pula dates, the Austrian dates were the only ones left on the tour anyway. He's tweeted that full explanation will...
by Hawksmoor
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and The Imposters plays Manchester Castlefields, July 6 2018
Replies: 54
Views: 5335

Re: Elvis and The Imposters plays Manchester Castlefields, July 6 2018

15 days? They're bastards aren't they? Bet it didn't take them 15 days to take your money when you booked. 15 seconds, more like. I did speak to someone yesterday who had their refund already so hopefully i will get mine in the next few days I'm with ticketline for these, and they're telling me 3-5...
by Hawksmoor
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and the Imposters European Tour 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 4702

Re: Elvis and the Imposters European Tour 2018

I figured he had to be somewhat popular in the UK, but yes, Neil, i do not know of him. You should check out some of the Beautiful South albums--they're very good, with a nice combination of toe-tapping tunes and cynical lyrics. Welcome to the Beautiful South and 0898 are a couple of my favorites. ...
by Hawksmoor
Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and the Imposters European Tour 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 4702

Re: Elvis and the Imposters European Tour 2018

This sounds bad ... real bad ... :( I dunno, it's hard to tell. Yeah, quite likely the Austrian/Norwegian dates will be the last of the tour, but they would have been anyway (barring one final gig in Sweden, which has also been cancelled). If he goes ahead and plays the dates he hasn't so far cance...
by Hawksmoor
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and The Imposters plays Manchester Castlefields, July 6 2018
Replies: 54
Views: 5335

Re: Elvis and The Imposters plays Manchester Castlefields, July 6 2018

15 days? They're bastards aren't they? Bet it didn't take them 15 days to take your money when you booked. 15 seconds, more like.
by Hawksmoor
Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and The Imposters plays Manchester Castlefields, July 6 2018
Replies: 54
Views: 5335

Re: Elvis and The Imposters plays Manchester Castlefields, July 6 2018

Not wanting to get to ahead of things, but I hope there is a contingency plan should a clash with an important football match arise. Should Eng-er-land win their group and their next knockout match they could be facing Germany again :shock: at 7pm that night. Panic over, as neither of those things ...
by Hawksmoor
Sat May 12, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Big Issue interview , May 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1365

Re: Big Issue interview , May 2018

Slightly surprised by the various suggestions of 'I'll Wear It Proudly'. I mean, I love it, and it can reduce me to tears, but if we're regarding those lyrics as 'an expression of pure joy', we're all in big trouble. :D
by Hawksmoor
Fri May 11, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and The Imposters, Nocturne Live - Oxfordshire (UK), June 16, 2018
Replies: 41
Views: 4826

Re: Elvis and The Imposters, Nocturne Live - Oxfordshire (UK), June 16, 2018

Whilst the "two for one" doesn't bode well in terms of overall sales, at least it suggests Elvis will have recovered enough to perform at all the other shows. He seems to have managed a corporate (and I imagine, very well-paid) gig on 4th May without collapsing, so the indications are goo...
by Hawksmoor
Thu May 10, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Big Issue interview , May 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1365

Re: Big Issue interview , May 2018

But, for example, Paul Weller's 'You're The Best Thing That Ever Happened' is a straightforward joyous love song. Is there such a song in Elvis's catalogue? There must be, surely? 'Lovable'? 'Sweet Pear'? 'My Three Sons'? Even 'Slow Drag' has references to some amusing/problematic aspects of a rela...
by Hawksmoor
Thu May 10, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Big Issue interview , May 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1365

Re: Big Issue interview , May 2018

I think this is a lovely interview, and makes me like Elvis (as a person) more than I have for a long time. I've always believed (and still do) that he is the single greatest performer/singer-songwriter of our generation, but everything I had seen, heard or read, for decades now really, had made me ...
by Hawksmoor
Thu May 03, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Pills and Soap post 2001 lyrics?
Replies: 3
Views: 434

Re: Pills and Soap post 2001 lyrics?

I'm not so convinced about the reason for the change. I'd never read 'Lord and Lady Muck' as referring specifically to Charles and Diana, I assumed it was simply a reference to the photo-shoots of the royalty/aristocracy generally, which are designed to divert our attention from what the rich and pr...
by Hawksmoor
Wed May 02, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Someone Else's Heart" - EC single for Record Store Day
Replies: 35
Views: 5131

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

sheeptotheslaughter wrote:Number 37 in the vinyl single charts in the UK this week. First time Elvis has been in the top 40 for a while.

Excellent. Do these things eventually become available via iTunes or whatever?
by Hawksmoor
Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New website
Replies: 14
Views: 2380

Re: New website

Colour me unimpressed. Definitely a site intended to sell peripherals to the casual browser rather than one intended to be interesting to long-term fans. Hell, even Bruce Springsteen's website has a discography. Having said that (and until the surprise news of the last few weeks) Elvis did seem to h...
by Hawksmoor
Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New EC track "I'll Still Love You" on "Johnny Cash: Forever Words"
Replies: 20
Views: 3476

Re: New EC track "I'll Still Love You" on "Johnny Cash: Forever Words"

Preview on BBC R2 (preferably FM) yesterday sounds great/paid-for d'load today doesn't sound so good!!!! Happens to me a lot - hear stuff on the radio, sounds brilliant, download it, listen to the download on the PC in the study, not great. I've found the solution is to burn it to a CD, stick it on...
by Hawksmoor
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Someone Else's Heart" - EC single for Record Store Day
Replies: 35
Views: 5131

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

Can anyone remind me which singles EC has so far released for Record Store Day? Can't seem to find a list anywhere online. I don't mean just this year, but in preceding years. As far as I can remember, only National Ransack , the Hollywood High EP & Wise Up: Thought were RSD releases. But I may...
by Hawksmoor
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Someone Else's Heart" - EC single for Record Store Day
Replies: 35
Views: 5131

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

Neil. wrote:So is this a good cover version? I don't have a record player, so haven't bought it.

You can hear a short snippet here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/tracks/n4mchq

Sounds good to me. :)
by Hawksmoor
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Someone Else's Heart" - EC single for Record Store Day
Replies: 35
Views: 5131

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

Can anyone remind me which singles EC has so far released for Record Store Day? Can't seem to find a list anywhere online. I don't mean just this year, but in preceding years.
by Hawksmoor
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and The Imposters plays Manchester Castlefields, July 6 2018
Replies: 54
Views: 5335

Re: Elvis plays Manchester Castlefields 2018

Agreed, Verbal - I think this means an Imposters album and tour. Yessss!!! Why assemble these scattered players for one gig only? Probably because Elvis' Mum's birthday is 11th July and he usually likes to find an excuse to come over for that. Plus the money will be good for what looks like being a...
by Hawksmoor
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis song taught at 'O'-level?
Replies: 19
Views: 3664

Re: Elvis song taught at 'O'-level?

Does anyone remember the rumour that an Elvis song lyric was taught in English lessons in the early 1980s? Is it true, and if so, what was the song? I had a vague memory that it was (a) 'You'll Never Be a Man', (b) set by one of the Scottish examining boards; and (c) centred on the (admittedly stro...
by Hawksmoor
Fri May 19, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Green Shirt- extended mix from 1985
Replies: 17
Views: 4979

Re: Green Shirt- extended mix from 1985

That's a really helpful summary Hawksmoor, many thanks. Can I just add that the Live DLMBM is probably the live track on the 12 " US promo from WNEW-FM. Meanwhile, 2 different versions of EIWTB appeared on 12 " in the UK with different running times. The first issue was on F Beat XX32 T a...
by Hawksmoor
Fri May 19, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Green Shirt- extended mix from 1985
Replies: 17
Views: 4979

Re: Green Shirt- extended mix from 1985

hi hawksmoor...with all the second, third and sixth copies on vinyl and or cd, the reissue upon reissues and just the general multitudes of copies in my home, i stayed away ENTIRELY from that release series. i recall it was three different boxes of 8 or 10 singles each. however, i thought it was st...
by Hawksmoor
Fri May 19, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Green Shirt- extended mix from 1985
Replies: 17
Views: 4979

Re: Green Shirt- extended mix from 1985

wasn't LET THEM ALL TALK and/or I WANNA BE LOVED given remix 12" treatments also??? I KNOW I have 12" versions of each. and A TOWN CALLED BIG NOTHING also had four versions I think. As was Everyday I Write the Book and The Only Flame in Town. As above, these have all been made commerciall...
by Hawksmoor
Thu May 18, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Green Shirt- extended mix from 1985
Replies: 17
Views: 4979

Re: Green Shirt- extended mix from 1985

sulky lad wrote:I'm not sure that the few extra beats will make it worth his while but there's always the extnded Pump It up on the Only Flame In town.

That's in Volume 3 of the 'Singles Box', isn't it?

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