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by Hawksmoor
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis song taught at 'O'-level?
Replies: 14
Views: 475

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: 2188

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: 2188

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: 2188

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: 2188

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?
by Hawksmoor
Mon Jul 11, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play Liverpool , July 11 2016
Replies: 75
Views: 10888

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Liverpool , July 11 2016

I'm intrigued why She only had one verse (although one verse is more than enough in my opinion. He introduced it by saying 'the band don't play on this one 'cos they hate it' and there was a bit of laughter all round. He then started 'She' on his own with just the guitar while all three Imposters r...
by Hawksmoor
Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:31 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis's Worst Song And Why
Replies: 48
Views: 6522

Re: Elvis's Worst Song And Why

cwr... Don't know that there's an album that falls into that particular category for me, but I have experienced a lot of raised eyebrows over the years when I tell people that I think Brutal Youth is one of his very best albums, certainly his most underrated. I totally agree with you (about the LP ...
by Hawksmoor
Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:26 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis's Worst Song And Why
Replies: 48
Views: 6522

Re: Elvis's Worst Song And Why

rightbrain wrote:Admittedly, it's a "cover" song, but the singing on "World Of Broken Hearts" (1982 b-side) is unlistenable . . .

Aw, I love that! Although, objectively speaking, it probably does fall more into the 'guilty pleasures' category than the 'out-and-out classic' category!
by Hawksmoor
Mon Jun 27, 2016 2:29 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis's Worst Song And Why
Replies: 48
Views: 6522

Re: Elvis's Worst Song And Why

The Stamping Ground.

It's just...dull, tuneless and lacking in interest of any kind. Which is something an Elvis Costello song should never be.

I'm not mad-keen on 'Broken' either. Beyond that, I honestly believe I can find something to enjoy in every other EC song.
by Hawksmoor
Sun Jun 12, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play Liverpool , July 11 2016
Replies: 75
Views: 10888

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Liverpool , July 11 2016

Hello Friends Am sending my wife across the pond (from Boston) to the Liverpool and Glasgow shows...any info you can share about the venues, access to tickets and meet-ups would be appreciated. Current plan is fly to Liverpool, train to Glasgow, fly home from Glasgow (open to better suggestions her...
by Hawksmoor
Fri May 13, 2016 11:17 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: A Face In The Crowd: new musical
Replies: 80
Views: 16828

Re: A Face In The Crowd: new musical project?

“It’s good to play them, even if it’s just to get a sense of how they’re going to go down in the future. But there is that fear that if you play new songs, everyone is going to be looking for the exit sign or the bar, so you don’t want to create that effect." (...) I feel he's wrong about that...
by Hawksmoor
Thu May 12, 2016 6:34 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis plays Warwick , May 9 2016
Replies: 39
Views: 6663

Re: Elvis plays Warwick , May 9 2016

I also thoroughly enjoyed my fourth Detour show but why oh why does the great man inflict " She " on us. It's passable on record and works well in the film " Notting a Hill " but such a dirge as an acoustic piece. But what do I know? It received the biggest cheer on the night af...
by Hawksmoor
Sat May 07, 2016 3:16 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis plays Warwick , May 9 2016
Replies: 39
Views: 6663

Re: Elvis plays Warwick , May 9 2016

I'll be there, front row. Got a good feeling about this one.
by Hawksmoor
Thu Apr 21, 2016 6:10 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis at Paul McCartney concert, Vancouver, April 19
Replies: 3
Views: 1236

Re: Elvis at Paul McCartney concert, Vancouver, April 19

It’s a testament to McCartney’s longevity and phenomenal talent that, despite not having a hit record in years, he can elicit louder screams from a Vancouver audience than Justin Bieber did in the same venue in March. Agree with everything else in the review, and with the general tone of it, but th...
by Hawksmoor
Sun Mar 20, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play Liverpool , July 11 2016
Replies: 75
Views: 10888

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Liverpool , July 11 2016

I'm Row F. Also got a ticket for Coventry through the kind offices of a friend. Not the first time I've seen EC twice in the same year by any means, but possibly the first time I've seen him once solo and once with a band in the same year. Looking forward to it.
by Hawksmoor
Sun Feb 28, 2016 7:24 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis plays Warwick , May 9 2016
Replies: 39
Views: 6663

Re: Elvis plays Warwick , May 9 2016

'As part of this nostalgic and joyous tour, Costello will perform covers by Brinsley Schwarz, Cliff Edwards, Charles Aznavour and Sam and Dave...' Presumably PLU, Side By Side, She and ICSUFFD. Seems an odd way to bill it, makes it sound as if he will be performing a set mainly composed of covers. ...
by Hawksmoor
Fri Feb 26, 2016 4:19 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Mad About The Wrong Boy
Replies: 36
Views: 8067

Re: Mad About The Wrong Boy

You've done well there - as far as one can tell from the pictures, those look to be in excellent condition.
by Hawksmoor
Fri Feb 26, 2016 4:16 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis plays Warwick , May 9 2016
Replies: 39
Views: 6663

Re: Elvis plays Warwick , May 9 2016

'As part of this nostalgic and joyous tour, Costello will perform covers by Brinsley Schwarz, Cliff Edwards, Charles Aznavour and Sam and Dave...' Presumably PLU, Side By Side, She and ICSUFFD. Seems an odd way to bill it, makes it sound as if he will be performing a set mainly composed of covers. :?
by Hawksmoor
Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:51 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Detour DVD/Blu Ray on sale Feb. 12 '16
Replies: 18
Views: 2707

Re: Detour DVD/Blu Ray on sale Feb. 12 '16

Got mine now, and watched it. Very enjoyable, although I do lament this seemingly ubiquitous practice of including four or five 'bonus tracks'. I don't understand in what sense they are supposed to be 'bonus', given that they appear on every edition of the DVD. I enjoyed them, mind, and I'm glad the...
by Hawksmoor
Sat Oct 24, 2015 1:21 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on cover of MOJO, December 2015 issue
Replies: 18
Views: 3864

Re: Elvis on cover of MOJO, December 2015 issue

Looks quite promising - there's quite a lot of tracks I'm not familiar with there, so that will be a good listen. A few ('Overachiever', 'She Used to Love Me a Lot') are things I've gotten into recently because of the EC connection, and they're fab, so yeah - looking forward to this.
by Hawksmoor
Tue Aug 18, 2015 1:10 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time" list
Replies: 8
Views: 2512

Re: Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time" list

Blimey, I know everyone reads these lists and finds something outrageous according to their own tastes, but...Bowie down at number 39? :o
by Hawksmoor
Mon Jun 01, 2015 11:15 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New book: The Words and Music of Elvis Costello
Replies: 11
Views: 3208

Re: New book: The Words and Music of Elvis Costello

Look inside the book: http://www.amazon.com/Words-Costello-Praeger-Singer-Songwriter-Collection/dp/1440832153/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1426533800&sr=1-2&keywords=elvis+costello#reader_1440832153 Blimey. I know they're keen not to give you too much of the book in the 'look insi...
by Hawksmoor
Mon Jun 01, 2015 11:11 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis, solo, plays Llandudno, Cymru, 7 June 2015
Replies: 11
Views: 2783

Re: Elvis, solo, plays Llandudno, Cymru, 7 June 2015

I don't live in Llandudno now, but having spent the first twenty-five years of my life there, and about half of those dreaming that one day Elvis Costello would play in Llandudno, yes, I will be there. How could I not? :)
by Hawksmoor
Fri Aug 15, 2014 2:57 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: What are Elvis's favourite venues?
Replies: 7
Views: 1838

Re: What are Elvis's favourite venues?

I agree about the Royal Court, I've seen EC several times there (including the gig you mentioned!) and he's always seemed to be having a great time. I'd like to think it is a bit of a 'special' venue for him (even in its re-built format) - he does have roots in Liverpool of course, and still seems t...
by Hawksmoor
Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:18 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis solo, Manchester (England), July 14, 2014
Replies: 69
Views: 9292

Re: Elvis solo, Manchester (England), July 14, 2014

And No Coffee Table wrote:
Top balcony wrote:Untitled (new song with Burt B)


Was it "He's Given Me Things" or a different new song?

It was indeed 'He's Given Me Things'. Top-notch song though - first time I'd heard it.

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