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by cwr
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: How Many Songs Has EC Written?
Replies: 12
Views: 3972

Re: How Many Songs Has EC Written?

We passed the 600 mark, though! That's worth celebrating!

I wonder how long it will take to get to 700?
by cwr
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: How Many Songs Has EC Written?
Replies: 12
Views: 3972

Re: How Many Songs Has EC Written?

What is the total up to, as of 2019?
by cwr
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Help us help Elvis on his forthcoming Fall tour...
Replies: 37
Views: 5688

Re: Help us help Elvis on his forthcoming Fall tour...

I always felt like "Impatience" sounded like a lost track from a totally different album than North! For one thing, it features The Imposters + Marc Ribot, when only Steve is on the rest of North. Did they record any other songs? (How I wish we could have Rhino-style reissues of the albums...
by cwr
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Help us help Elvis on his forthcoming Fall tour...
Replies: 37
Views: 5688

Re: Help us help Elvis on his forthcoming Fall tour...

If I had to pick ONE obscurity for Elvis to play, I'm gonna push past my usual wish (my favorite song, "My Dark Life") to a great track he has NEVER played live before: "IMPATIENCE" A "North" bonus track! A fun one! He liked it enough to include it on his "best of ...
by cwr
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: “Cruel To Be Kind”: book about Nick Lowe
Replies: 12
Views: 4108

Re: “Cruel To Be Kind”: book about Nick Lowe

Offshoreram wrote:He did say he had no definite plans to work with Elvis again but they are in touch regularly and always say they should do something together


It would be so great if Elvis & Nick made a quick record together and maybe did a tour.
by cwr
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play BB&T Pavilion, Camden, NJ, July 27, 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 3864

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play BB&T Pavilion, Camden, NJ, July 27, 2019

WOW!! I was at the Forest Hills show and was just telling someone how I have the curse of Costello in the sense that he almost always plays something unexpected either at the show before or after the concert I am at, and this fits the pattern! (Anytime he has done 2 nights in NYC and I can only do o...
by cwr
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello OBE
Replies: 69
Views: 16723

Re: Elvis Costello OBE

But doing both? What's going on there? I think you have set this up as an either/or thing, but that's just the way you see it. He seems to see it differently, that's all. Not unlike someone saying, "how come these songs on Armed Forces sound bright & poppy like ABBA but the lyrics are dark...
by cwr
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello OBE
Replies: 69
Views: 16723

Re: Elvis Costello OBE

I'm fine with this. Elvis performed for Prince Charles back in 1995 and gave similar reasons for it-- McCartney asked him to, and it was to benefit a music school. Now it's 2019 and it's his mum and because it's an award for his "services to music." I think this is them endorsing him and h...
by cwr
Sat May 25, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello & The Imposters 7” Look Now vinyl box set All orders will now ship by FRIDAY, MAY 17
Replies: 107
Views: 31494

Re: Elvis Costello & The Imposters 7” Look Now vinyl box set All orders will now ship by FRIDAY, MAY 17

One other slightly unfortunate omission, given the nature of this box, is that the booklet doesn't contain Costello's detailed liner notes, which DO exist and have not been released publicly. They are thick booklet-length, a la the best of his Rhino reissues (think the later ones, once he had really...
by cwr
Thu May 23, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello & The Imposters 7” Look Now vinyl box set All orders will now ship by FRIDAY, MAY 17
Replies: 107
Views: 31494

Re: Elvis Costello & The Imposters 7” Look Now vinyl box set All orders will now ship by FRIDAY, MAY 17

I wish it had exclusive tracks, but as a luxury art object commemorating an album I am thrilled with, I love it. It is fun, and also for those who don't want to shell out or cannot afford such an indulgence, it is non-essential. Just a shiny pretty thing.
by cwr
Tue May 21, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC on VH1 Classic "Decades Rock Live" May 19, 2006
Replies: 110
Views: 50899

Re: EC on VH1 Classic "Decades Rock Live" May 19, 2006

WOW, that is a thing I never expected to be released on CD/Blu-ray/vinyl...
by cwr
Fri May 17, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello & The Imposters 7” Look Now vinyl box set All orders will now ship by FRIDAY, MAY 17
Replies: 107
Views: 31494

Re: Elvis Costello & The Imposters 7” Look Now vinyl box set All orders will now ship by FRIDAY, MAY 17

Sigh. Well, it was a badly planned surprise, certainly, considering that the venn disgram of people who might buy this deluxe box set and people who might buy a 12" Costello record store day EP is two circles that are overlapping to the point that they are close to being one circle. It feels li...
by cwr
Tue May 14, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello & The Imposters 7” Look Now vinyl box set All orders will now ship by FRIDAY, MAY 17
Replies: 107
Views: 31494

Re: Elvis Costello & The Imposters 7” Look Now vinyl box set will now be out MAY 8, 2019

Count me among those who just aren't that bothered about a manufacturing delay for a luxury collectors' item. More people have posted about the shipping delay than about the 4 new recordings we got so far this year, all of which are terrific. I sure hope that the 4 new tracks aren't the same ones fr...
by cwr
Mon May 13, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello & The Imposters 7” Look Now vinyl box set All orders will now ship by FRIDAY, MAY 17
Replies: 107
Views: 31494

Re: Elvis Costello & The Imposters 7” Look Now vinyl box set will now be out MAY 8, 2019

The delay sucks, but if this has 4 new songs and looks nice, it'll be fun and worth the wait.
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: 69
Views: 20632

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: 69
Views: 20632

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 All orders will now ship by FRIDAY, MAY 17
Replies: 107
Views: 31494

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 All orders will now ship by FRIDAY, MAY 17
Replies: 107
Views: 31494

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 , October 2018
Replies: 473
Views: 138125

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: 10212

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 , October 2018
Replies: 473
Views: 138125

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: 2678

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 , October 2018
Replies: 473
Views: 138125

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 , October 2018
Replies: 473
Views: 138125

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: 18789

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 ...

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