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by cwr
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Reissue catalogue in a mess?
Replies: 31
Views: 3613

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"
Replies: 97
Views: 7510

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: 33
Views: 5150

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: 33
Views: 5150

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: 73
Views: 21444

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: 101
Views: 18371

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: 1610

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: 1610

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: 10601

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: 7406

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: 7406

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: 84
Views: 18635

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: 43949

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...
by cwr
Sat Jun 04, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: My Flame Burns Blue - vinyl debut on BLUE VINYL , June 2016
Replies: 236
Views: 43949

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

I'm thrilled they're releasing this--already pre-ordered it-- but am also mystified that they didn't just go ahead and include "Dust" on this edition. Woulda been a nice bonus...
by cwr
Tue May 17, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "I might do something expectedly..."
Replies: 16
Views: 3202

Re: "I might do something expectedly..."

I do get nervous that constant touring is bad for his health, and I think 2016 has sort of heightened that anxiety in me.
by cwr
Mon May 16, 2016 3:34 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "I might do something expectedly..."
Replies: 16
Views: 3202

Re: "I might do something expectedly..."

Yeah, my example of him hypothetically deciding to release a song a day wasn't about wanting him to work harder-- in fact, if anything, I'd kind of like to see him ease up on the grueling tour schedule, given that it wasn't too many years ago that EC's doctor recommended that he needed to stop doing...
by cwr
Mon May 16, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "I might do something expectedly..."
Replies: 16
Views: 3202

Re: "I might do something expectedly..."

It's strange how much EC has never really clicked with the whole "Internet" thing-- way back in the 90s, he was suspicious of it from the start, and never really has caught up in the way one would have imagined he might. EC in the early days was always so creative with the ways he looked f...
by cwr
Fri Apr 15, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on soundtrack to 'Vinyl' TV series, April 2016
Replies: 20
Views: 4160

Re: Elvis on soundtrack to 'Vinyl' TV series, April 2016

Weird, it's playing fine for me! It's also on Spotify and $1.29 on iTunes-- it's a more straightforward rendering of the O'Jays song than the version we're familiar with from it's mash-up with "King Horse" on the 1983 Punch The Clock tour, but it's still great fun hearing Costello dig in t...
by cwr
Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:14 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis (solo) plays Denver, CO, April 11th 2016 (2ND ROW TICKETS Available)
Replies: 16
Views: 2744

Re: Elvis (solo) plays Denver, CO, April 11th 2016 (2ND ROW TICKETS Available)

What does his solo version of "Lipstick Vogue" sound like? I don't think I've ever heard him do this one solo, was he doing this solo back in 1984, or is this a relatively new solo arrangement?
by cwr
Sat Apr 02, 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis guesting on Clover reunion album , 2017
Replies: 15
Views: 4227

Re: Elvis guesting on Clover reunion album , 2016

This sounds great!

Maybe it's my imagination but I almost sense a hit of Elvis channeling a tiny bit of 1977-Elvis in his vocal here. Just a playful hint of it, around 0:35 when the band kicks in. Anybody else here that?
by cwr
Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on new Loretta Lynn album , March 2016
Replies: 22
Views: 5614

Re: Elvis on new Loretta Lynn album , March 2016

Yeah, I don't know how the 2016 music business works, although I can't imagine it would be less profitable than releasing DETOUR in cinemas and on blu-ray/DVD, right?
by cwr
Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:41 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on new Loretta Lynn album , March 2016
Replies: 22
Views: 5614

Re: Elvis on new Loretta Lynn album , March 2016

Oh yeah, I totally get that he would prefer to just be recording analog and putting it out on vinyl-- he's made his preference clear and I think it's a valid one. But the fact that we know he's actively using modern gadgets to record demos and even finished songs (I'd harbor a guess that his cover o...
by cwr
Mon Mar 07, 2016 12:44 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on new Loretta Lynn album , March 2016
Replies: 22
Views: 5614

Re: Elvis on new Loretta Lynn album , March 2016

What do you mean, cwr? He has music on iTunes. He has an online thing going on. Why invest anymore into it? Seems like a waste of time vs revenue accrued. Genuinely can't tell if you're being sarcastic! I guess I'm just surprised that he hasn't ever tried taking advantage of the internet as a way t...
by cwr
Sun Mar 06, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on new Loretta Lynn album , March 2016
Replies: 22
Views: 5614

Re: Elvis on new Loretta Lynn album , March 2016

You also sing "Everything It Takes" with Elvis Costello on Full Circle. How did you meet? Elvis and I met each other about four or five years ago, and we sat down in the studio to write a song. I had a piece of paper and a pencil, and he had a computer. So we looked at one another like, &...
by cwr
Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:30 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: National Ransom - November 2010
Replies: 597
Views: 61435

Re: National Ransom - New Album Due Nov. 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rfhfppo9YY Man, as much as I loved EC's book, I would love to read his 2016 thoughts and memories and current evaluations of all his records, especially the post ATUB ones which were never reissued with liner notes. Looking at this EPK video for National Ransom after...

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