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by buzz
Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis hints at new release: Lupe-O-Tone's vinyl singles
Replies: 85
Views: 12728

Re: Elvis hints at new release: Lupe-O-Tone's vinyl singles

Mine arrived today safe and sound. Any idea why he likes the 10 inch format recently? Is this a sonic, technical or aesthetic decision?
by buzz
Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 'Bright Blue Times' - vinyl single - 500 on sale at latest shows, June 2017
Replies: 33
Views: 5691

Re: 'Bright Blue Times' - vinyl single - 500 on sale at latest shows, June 2017

This is 1983 all over again but then it was Pills & Soap. The general election in the UK was underway. There were stories of limited numbers being available in red vinyl should Labour win the election. Look out how that turned out! Maybe he's predicting the result ahead of time. 500 copies!! Thi...
by buzz
Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play Henley, 7 July 2016
Replies: 65
Views: 9590

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Henley, 7 July 2016

In the interest of accuracy, 'She' was solo on acoustic guitar and not piano. Just to add some flavour. The festival set up was quite magical with actors in costumes parading around the walkway areas and everyone promenading in their finest. The tents were of high quality, not to mention the toilets...
by buzz
Fri Jul 08, 2016 2:07 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play Henley, 7 July 2016
Replies: 65
Views: 9590

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Henley, 7 July 2016

What a remarkable gig that was so entertaining. Elvis played with energy and drive as if his life depended in it. Seeing the make up if the audience I was unsure if this was going to work but guess what, the crowd were up for it, lubricated by some expensive bubbly. He launched into 'hits' and they ...
by buzz
Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:51 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play Henley, 7 July 2016
Replies: 65
Views: 9590

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Henley, 7 July 2016

I'll be there for what should be a fascinating night. Great set list from last night should influence tonight, hopefully EC will be in an uncompromising mood and play some blistering versions. Can't wait.
by buzz
Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:27 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis solo, London (UK), May 2016
Replies: 66
Views: 11155

Re: Elvis solo, London (UK), May 2016

On the theme of Eurovision. Maybe Elvis should throw in a tribute to the song contest of all song contests on the 14th. I suggest 'Waterloo' sung to the tune and in the manner of 'I Want You'. It might just work. :wink:
by buzz
Thu Mar 03, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play Henley, 7 July 2016
Replies: 65
Views: 9590

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Henley, 7 July 2016

I have tickets for Lawn B, now to sort out the dress code. Hope EC wears his tux.
by buzz
Wed Feb 17, 2016 7:56 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play Henley, 7 July 2016
Replies: 65
Views: 9590

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Henley, 7 July 2016

Just to say that I'll be doing what I can to get a ticket for Henley. Only 30 mins from my front door and he's unlikely to play a gig closer. The black tie thing goes against my principles of a dress code but for him, I'll waive my objection. Songs such as 'Black Tie in the Sunset' and 'Down Among t...
by buzz
Sat Oct 17, 2015 4:05 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Guardian interview , 17 Oct. '15
Replies: 2
Views: 895

Re: Guardian interview , 17 Oct. '15

It's worth going on to read the comments that readers leave about the article and EC in general. There is plenty of support across the range of his career but sometimes his critics refer to personal comments, like his tone of voice or to absurdities that that his songs lack "heart and soul"...
by buzz
Fri Oct 09, 2015 11:23 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Steve Nieve plays Elvis , London Oct. 12th 2015/Chris Difford digs Elvis book
Replies: 45
Views: 7171

Re: Steve Nieve plays Elvis , London Oct. 12th 2015

I will be there and look forward to meeting up with you all.
by buzz
Wed Sep 30, 2015 10:12 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Beyond Belief: A Tribute to Elvis Costello, out Jan 27 2015
Replies: 24
Views: 8391

Re: Beyond Belief: A Tribute to Elvis Costello, out Jan 27 2015

I don't like mysteries when it comes to EC releases so, can anyone tell me what the neon orange and blue CD sleeve contains, in front of TYM? Not something I've come across before. Thanks.
by buzz
Sat Jun 27, 2015 4:33 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Solo, Basingstoke, Friday 26th June
Replies: 57
Views: 9143

Re: Elvis Solo, Basingstoke, Friday 26th June

Maybe it is no surprise that the theme of leavings, endings and sadness in the songs he chose, should be so prominent on the last night of a tour. However as his career continues this becomes more poignant with each year passing and we all get a year older. A terrific show that he put a lot in to (y...
by buzz
Thu Jun 25, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Solo, Basingstoke, Friday 26th June
Replies: 57
Views: 9143

Re: Elvis Solo, Basingstoke, Friday 26th June

I'll be there too and try and make it for 7 to catch up with you all. I've not met any of you before so if you see me looking around in puzzlement, invite me over.
by buzz
Thu Jun 11, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Happy 50th birthday to John Foyle
Replies: 15
Views: 3173

Re: Happy 50th birthday to John Foyle

Thanks for all your hard work John. Enjoy a great gig tonight.
by buzz
Sat Sep 27, 2014 4:09 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on Swedish chat show , Sept 26 2014
Replies: 12
Views: 2116

Re: Elvis on Swedish chat show , Sept 26 2014

Great interview and performance. The "breaking" in his voice when speaking of not being able to sing his songs for his father was very moving.
by buzz
Sun Apr 06, 2014 5:40 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Party Party" on TV - December 1982
Replies: 5
Views: 1216

Re: "Party Party" on TV - December 1982

I know EC has always disowned this song but I have always liked it. Film was rubbish.
by buzz
Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:08 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello SOLO across Europe this Autumn
Replies: 39
Views: 7072

Re: Elvis Costello SOLO across Europe this Autumn

I had the middle two.........timed out........then the next two along........timed out........then two at the other side........timed out I swore and made gestures at the laptop which clearly made a difference as the timing out stopped! Every time I have seen Elvis in Scotland, the same chap is alw...
by buzz
Mon Nov 11, 2013 5:06 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Elvis Costello: Mystery Dance" docu.
Replies: 179
Views: 44053

Re: "Elvis Costello: Mystery Dance" - docu. - BBC4 Nov. 8 '1

I felt the 90m version was a good stab at what is a long, complex and sometimes chaotic career and I learnt some new stuff and it made me think of other parts of his career differently. I was livid at the omission in the "For the Stars" cover on the album sleeve montage as this was a slopp...
by buzz
Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:02 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Elvis Costello: Mystery Dance" docu.
Replies: 179
Views: 44053

Re: "Elvis Costello: Mystery Dance" - docu. - BBC4 Nov. 8 '1

Don't know if this is publicity for documentary but it seems the BBC have woken up to Elvis.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazin ... r-24848550
by buzz
Thu Oct 24, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: This Year's Model Sleeve Variation (Fourth?)
Replies: 22
Views: 6368

Re: This Year's Model Sleeve Variation (Fourth?)

It is indeed the photo from the front of the TYM deluxe booklet.
by buzz
Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1086
Views: 186915

Re: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)

I'd like to give a shout to the track 'Wise Up Ghost' which I find monumental, insistent and the defining moment of the excellent album. Is it "reign" as the sleeve says or "rain" as I hear it? The voice and drums just next to one another sounds great, one languid, the other fren...
by buzz
Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:22 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: WISE UP GHOST Deluxe
Replies: 25
Views: 5072

Re: WISE UP GHOST Deluxe

Just some more thoughts on the Deluxe edition. Mine came with the glue smeared from the packaging onto the disc. Sent it straight back (played vinyl edition instead) and got 2nd copy - glue free, the next day. The cut out ridge on the bottom of the back sleeve seems to allow for an easy separation o...
by buzz
Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:38 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play Bristol , 2 June '13
Replies: 30
Views: 4994

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Bristol , 2 June '13

This is a great picture of Ben (above) from last night. He made the finale of the show special as he expressed how great it was to be up there on stage with EC. His singing and interacting was brilliant and I managed to tell him so on the way out. Loved the Rezillo's T shirt too.
by buzz
Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:58 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis UK Tour 2013
Replies: 256
Views: 48587

Re: Elvis UK Tour 2013

What's this about Milton Keynes on the 9th June? Is Birmingham re-arranged? Website now lists it as MK that night.
by buzz
Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:58 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC's most frequently played songs
Replies: 22
Views: 4588

Re: EC's most frequently played songs

Great fun for a bleak Tuesday morning. How about...

1.Pump It Up
2.Watching the Detectives
3.Alison
4.Peace, Love & Understanding
5.Can't Stand Up
6.Accidents Will Happen
7.Oliver's Army
8.Chelsea
9.Red Shoes
10.Good Year for the Roses

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