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by Hawksmoor
Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New website
Replies: 14
Views: 1722

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: 2293

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: 29
Views: 2754

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: 29
Views: 2754

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: 29
Views: 2754

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 plays Manchester Castlefields 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 2805

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: 2892

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: 4234

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: 4234

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: 4234

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: 4234

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: 16305

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: 10861

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: 10861

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: 10861

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: 16305

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: 91
Views: 26189

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: 9142

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: 9142

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: 1613

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: 16305

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: 9142

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: 9857

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: 9142

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: 3840

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...

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