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by cwr
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello & The Imposters: Purse EP (Record Store Day)
Replies: 52
Views: 4699

Re: Elvis Costello & The Imposters: Purse EP (Record Store Day)

SO many great self-harmonies! I especially like how he sounds singing with himself at the end of TLTNW.
by cwr
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello & The Imposters: Purse EP (Record Store Day)
Replies: 52
Views: 4699

Re: Elvis Costello & The Imposters: Purse EP (Record Store Day)

What a fantastic EP. Prime cuts from the LOOK NOW sessions, but they all make sense as an EP. Part of me was thinking that hearing more from the LN sessions would tempt me to second guess the album's selections but in this digital streaming age of playlists, I like the way the LOOK NOW/Regarde Maint...
by cwr
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello & The Imposters 7” Look Now vinyl box set will now be out MAY 8, 2019
Replies: 57
Views: 7358

Re: LOOK NOW on 8 7" 45's box set coming 2/22

In the not very distant future When everything will be free There won't be any cute secrets Let alone any novelty We all get annoyed by different things-- I certainly was at my peak of disenchantment back in like 2007 when EC was talking about never making records again and all that talk really got ...
by cwr
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello & The Imposters 7” Look Now vinyl box set will now be out MAY 8, 2019
Replies: 57
Views: 7358

Re: LOOK NOW on 8 7" 45's box set coming 2/22

There is also nothing here to indicate that these new tracks won't also show up on all the usual streaming sites. American Tune/Lucky Dog was a pricey 10" vinyl collectible but also popped up on Spotify roughly the same time.
by cwr
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 456
Views: 71007

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

I love both the B&C cover and the Look Now sleeve.

OOOI is bad but I think it is so deliberately bad and is intended to be part of the joke of it being a Various Artists release. I respect how deeply Costello committed to the gag, to the point where it undoubtedly cost him record sales.
by cwr
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 5 Favorite Elvis Albums
Replies: 29
Views: 4072

Re: 5 Favorite Elvis Albums

1. Mighty Like A Rose 2. Brutal Youth These two sometimes switch places. Admittedly, BY being my first "new" EC album after I became a fan, it imprinted on me deeply in ways that make it hard to compete with. MLAR is a top 2 pick I arrive at honestly-- I got to know that record at the same...
by cwr
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 456
Views: 71007

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

I do think Look Now is a masterpiece, but then again I have essentially been waiting for this album ever since Brutal Youth (my first "new" EC album once I became a fan). When Geoff Emerick was announced as co-producer for ATUB, I thought, "this will be the sophisticated flip side to ...
by cwr
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Bright Blue Times, not the song but the fan magazine
Replies: 6
Views: 1423

Re: Bright Blue Times, not the song but the fan magazine

This was my website! Thanks for remembering it. The song came first, thought it was the most obscure song I could've picked, or close to it, at the time. He had recorded it for a TV movie, played the demo on Irish radio (my cousin taped it for me) and I also had a bootleg of a concert in Italy where...
by cwr
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 456
Views: 71007

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

It's interesting how a selective metric has been used for two of Costello's biggest "breaks" to measure how long it has been since his last record. When WIWC was released, the standard line was that it had been 6 years since his last "rowdy" record, 1996's All This Useless Beauty...
by cwr
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 456
Views: 71007

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

This album is a dream come true-- if you search this fan forum for my name and "Burnt Sugar," you will find a ton of posts dating back a decade where all I do is wish for an orchestral pop album with The Imposters where they record both "Burnt Sugar Is So Bitter" and "Suspec...
by cwr
Wed May 16, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New Elvis/Burt Bacharach songs!!
Replies: 40
Views: 15602

Re: New Elvis/Burt Bacharach songs!!

I personally would love to hear The Imposters be the main band on any new EC/BB album. I'd also love it if EC had a heavier hand in some of the orchestrations. One of my favorite Imposters tracks is the NORTH bonus track, "Impatience" which shows off a side of The Imposters that he hasn't ...
by cwr
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: It's official..."brilliant new album", incl. new interview , April 2018
Replies: 58
Views: 14568

Re: It's official..."brilliant new album"

I would say it's also possible that we could be looking at Kojak Variety Vol. 2, but that's just me maybe reading too much into his tweets of various LP covers (Sinatra, Beach Boys, Butterfield Blues Band, etc) amidst all his cryptic photos from the recording studio... If I had a wish beyond "j...
by cwr
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Reissue catalogue in a mess?
Replies: 31
Views: 9036

Re: Reissue catalogue in a mess?

EC in the late 90s spoke of the idea of destroying his master tapes in the year 2000. He was half-joking, but in many ways Universal managed to just about do the same amount of damage in terms of utterly bungling the Live releases and making the back catalog completely boring in the aftermath of the...
by cwr
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New Elvis song in "Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool", on Oscar longlist
Replies: 131
Views: 43686

Re: New Elvis song in "Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool"

I think EC's "third act" as a recording artist was the Universal Years plus his 2 LPs for Hear Music, ending with NR. I think we are in the Epilogue now. Unless something changes, we are in the part where he only makes records when someone else makes it happen, but never because he himself...
by cwr
Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 'Bright Blue Times' - vinyl single - 500 on sale at latest shows, June 2017
Replies: 34
Views: 13142

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

On the one hand, I hope that this is the first of many self-released Lupe-O-Tone records. On the other, I hope that Costello will make them slightly less scarce if this pressing of 500 sells out as it undoubtedly will. There is a fine line between fun and torturing fans. Or maybe torturing fans is p...
by cwr
Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 'Bright Blue Times' - vinyl single - 500 on sale at latest shows, June 2017
Replies: 34
Views: 13142

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

Considering that I loved this song so much I named my Costello website after it back in 1998, I will take this marketing strategy personally if I don't wind up acquiring one of these singles.
by cwr
Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 'Painted From Memory' on Broadway
Replies: 91
Views: 41995

Re: 'Painted From Memory' on Broadway

I wish we could know what his exact words were for that last part. I really hope we can somehow get studio recordings of the 10 new EC/BB songs if the PFM musical doesn't end up happening...
by cwr
Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Painted From Memory on vinyl , June 2017, Mobile Fidelity's hybrid SACD , Oct. '17
Replies: 111
Views: 40363

Re: Painted From Memory on vinyl in 2017 ?

VERY excited about this! Hard to believe it's been almost 20 years!
by cwr
Sun Oct 30, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: IbMePdErRoIoAmL setlists - will all the songs make the cut by NYC?
Replies: 6
Views: 3471

Re: IbMePdErRoIoAmL setlists - will all the songs make the cut by NYC?

I'll be a little stunned if he leaves out 2 songs from IB on this tour-- I really hope he pulls those out before the tour is over!
by cwr
Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: IbMePdErRoIoAmL setlists - will all the songs make the cut by NYC?
Replies: 6
Views: 3471

IbMePdErRoIoAmL setlists - will all the songs make the cut by NYC?

So far, what are we missing, "Little Savage" and "Boy With A Problem"? Do you think these will emerge by the final night in NYC, or does EC not wanna play those songs? What about the other b-sides? I would not have predicted that we'd ever hear "Seconds Of Pleasure" whi...
by cwr
Sat Jul 02, 2016 1:28 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play Dublin, July 16th 2016
Replies: 70
Views: 20608

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Dublin, July 16th 2016

Of course, the smart money is on him never, ever making another album with The Imposters-- he's been pretty consistent since quitting records in 2010, only going into the studio when others lure him (Roots & T-Bone)-- but there was also the time when he took a pretty definitive-seeming public st...
by cwr
Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:27 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis's Worst Song And Why
Replies: 48
Views: 16537

Re: Elvis's Worst Song And Why

This is a side question, but sort of related: which EC album do you *like* while also totally understanding why so many others *don't* like it? For instance, I love MLAR and truly am baffled by people who dislike it. However, I also really like SP&S but I TOTALLY get why, for a lot of EC fans, i...
by cwr
Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:36 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis's Worst Song And Why
Replies: 48
Views: 16537

Re: Elvis's Worst Song And Why

I'm not sure I'd be confident enough to label any of my Least Favorite Costello songs as "horrible" or wretched or say the drumming by Pete Thomas is bad, etc. There are 3 songs I don't really care for, and skip way more often than I would choose to let them play if they came up in shuffle...
by cwr
Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:07 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: A Face In The Crowd: new musical
Replies: 102
Views: 43043

Re: A Face In The Crowd: new musical

HUGH JACKMAN to star? Looks like this thing might actually happen!

http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Hu ... D-20160614
by cwr
Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: My Flame Burns Blue - vinyl debut on BLUE VINYL , June 2016
Replies: 236
Views: 72773

Re: My Flame Burns Blue - vinyl debut on BLUE VINYL , June 2016

I received mine today in the mail and it's LOVELY. Admittedly, the blank 4th side of vinyl makes it extra annoying that they didn't take the opportunity to make this an expanded edition with the previously released bonus tracks (and maybe even a few additional songs from those North Sea Jazz Festiva...

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