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by Harry Lime
Mon Dec 14, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)
Replies: 246
Views: 117122

Re: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)

32. WEDNESDAY WEEK - from “Sketches For “Emotional Fascism” 33. BAND ON THE RUN - from “Band On The Run” by Wings "Whenever I hear this song I imagine the Attractions and I sitting in some truckstop diner, flipping through the jukebox selections in the booth looking for anything other than sop...
by Harry Lime
Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis takes part in virtual benefit concert ‘Meditate America’, December 3, 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 7771

Re: Elvis takes part in virtual benefit concert ‘Meditate America’, December 3, 2020

Really great version, and not what I expected. Although for something called "Meditate America," there sure were a lot of cuts in that video. I think the editor needs to meditate for a few minutes. :D
by Harry Lime
Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)
Replies: 246
Views: 117122

Re: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)

I went to listen today on Spotify and half the songs are now unavailable! Not to mention before this it was still screwed up with the Big Boys demo and the Busy Bodies alternate tracks being the same. I hope they actually sort it out! It’s a mess. Just checked and here in the US the whole thing is ...
by Harry Lime
Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis in streaming debate
Replies: 4
Views: 4998

Re: Elvis in streaming debate

Man out of Time wrote:
Harry Lime wrote:Watching the Detectives is abrasive? :roll:


"She's filing her nails while they're dragging the lake".

MOOT


That's just a lazy Sunday around these parts. :D
by Harry Lime
Fri Nov 27, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis in streaming debate
Replies: 4
Views: 4998

Re: Elvis in streaming debate

Watching the Detectives is abrasive? :roll:
by Harry Lime
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)
Replies: 246
Views: 117122

Re: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)

Nick Lowe bundle at least got me a cool metal lunchbox. Though this looks pretty nice, I have my original Columbia Armed Forces, and then the Ryko that I think came out of the very first box set. Can’t justify this one. Mostly packaging or am I wrong? That lunchbox is sure sweet. It has a prominent...
by Harry Lime
Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: My Darling Clementine working with Steve Nieve on an album of EC covers , 2020
Replies: 146
Views: 328254

Re: My Darling Clementine working with Steve Nieve on an album of EC covers , 2020

I've really enjoyed all three volumes of this project. Some really nice and interesting arrangements of the songs--and it's nice to hear Steve's work on them.

Hoping the CD is released here in the States.
by Harry Lime
Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)
Replies: 246
Views: 117122

Re: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)

In later years, the song would also take on a notable change of lyric: In the recorded version the words are “She’s listening in to the Venus Line, she’s picking out names, I hope none of them are mine.” That meaning is clear enough: Whatever mating ritual the TV woman is doing, the singer wants no...
by Harry Lime
Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Nick Lowe on World Cafe
Replies: 2
Views: 1652

Nick Lowe on World Cafe

Lots of Elvis content and some nice performances of recent material: https://www.npr.org/2020/10/20/925758638/nick-lowe-performs-lay-it-on-me-baby-from-his-west-london-home?fbclid=IwAR050fi67o0qPZije4E7rY6RfeW3jz8ucgVY4h31eY0gdKy-G9cxniFTGcM I've been listening to a lot of Nick this past month. Plen...
by Harry Lime
Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 50 Songs For 50 Days - Elvis Costello's October Surprise
Replies: 176
Views: 91472

Re: 50 Songs For 50 Days - Elvis Costello's October Surprise

Always liked this one. Unfortunately here in the US, The River In Reverse is no longer on Spotify. So guess it'll be 49 songs in 50 days. 48, because we've already had the title track? :( The River In Reverse is on Pomp and Pout (as is Ascension Day), and that collection is available. Licensing... ...
by Harry Lime
Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 50 Songs For 50 Days - Elvis Costello's October Surprise
Replies: 176
Views: 91472

Re: 50 Songs For 50 Days - Elvis Costello's October Surprise

No. 26 - Who’s Gonna Help Brother Get Further “What happen to the Liberty Bell I heard so much about? Did it really ding-dong? It must have dinged wrong It didn't ding long - Allen Toussaint” From “The River In Reverse” Always liked this one. Unfortunately here in the US, The River In Reverse is no...
by Harry Lime
Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: C & N New York 1996 2CD - legit?
Replies: 7
Views: 6590

Re: C & N New York 1996 2CD - legit?

Wish I'd seen the late show. I was at the early show, which was "challenging." Lots of idiots in the crowd--shouting, talking during the performance. EC was peeved, as was I. Oh yeah, I remember that. Lots of industry people at the bar talking throughout the performance. He finally called...
by Harry Lime
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Do you have a favorite EC concert?
Replies: 55
Views: 51625

Re: Do you have a favorite EC concert?

So many to choose from. Some memorable ones for me: The First One Cleveland with the Attractions August 15 1982 http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/index.php/Concert_1982-08-15_Cleveland Two Days After the First One Pittsburgh with the Attractions August 17, 1982 http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/in...
by Harry Lime
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello Survivor - Which album do you want to do next?
Replies: 7
Views: 7373

Re: Elvis Costello Survivor - Which album do you want to do next?

Harry Worth wrote:I'm not too bothered about what is next, but I'd prefer if it didn't end on Goodbye Cruel World.


I voted for Goodbye Cruel World because I think it will be an interesting discussion.
by Harry Lime
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New song ‘Hetty O’Hara Confidential’, July 10, 2020
Replies: 67
Views: 57557

Re: New song ‘Hetty O’Hara Confidential’, July 10, 2020

sheeptotheslaughter wrote:
Hetty is what I call one of Elvis's tuneless too many words songs. I didnt like it on first listen but on the second it fell right into place. I probabaly prefer it to No Flag but they are both good.




Sheep, I'm intrigued. Which other songs would you consider in this category?
by Harry Lime
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New song ‘Hetty O’Hara Confidential’, July 10, 2020
Replies: 67
Views: 57557

Re: New song ‘Hetty O’Hara Confidential’, July 10, 2020

Both new songs are grouped together on Spotify. They sound good when played back to back!
by Harry Lime
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Armed Forces Survivor - Round 5
Replies: 2
Views: 3383

Re: Armed Forces Survivor - Round 5

Armed Forces was the first Elvis album I bought, shortly after it came out (I finally persuaded myself to buy it because of the bonus Live at Hollywood High EP). Accidents Will Happen lured me in, but Senior Service set the hook in deep. It was the song that made me an Elvis fan. I'm sorry to see it...
by Harry Lime
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Armed Forces Survivor - Round 2
Replies: 5
Views: 3849

Re: Armed Forces Survivor - Round 2

For those of us in the States, we heard Sunday's Best on Taking Liberties, where it seemed to be a better fit. I think it's a good song, but doesn't really feel like it's part of Armed Forces.
by Harry Lime
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: This Year's Model Survivor (Round 8)
Replies: 11
Views: 7238

Re: This Year's Model Survivor (Round 8)

Am I the only one who voted for Lip Service the last 5 rounds? I mean, it's a fine song, but it shouldn't be the one ordering another round at the bar while Radio Radio calls it an early night.
by Harry Lime
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: which of these two long players is MORE of a clunker?
Replies: 40
Views: 39690

Re: which of these two long players is MORE of a clunker?

BA... I, for one, wholly approve of (occasionally) polling people on "worst"s in regard to EC, or any artist. A while back I'd asked the Wiki crew to name his three worst songs, and I got some really indignant responses. My attitude has always been that, yes, this is a fan's site and we'r...
by Harry Lime
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff , March 16, 2020
Replies: 13
Views: 14985

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff , March 16, 2020

I was talking last month to a friend of mine who is a concert promoter here in the States. He was telling me that things won't start up again until sometime in the spring of 2021. People--promoters, bands, fans--aren't willing to make a commitment this year to squeeze themselves into an enclosed spa...
by Harry Lime
Sat May 23, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Steve Nieve - The Immobile Tour BackStage
Replies: 200
Views: 398207

Re: Steve Nieve - The Daily Improvisation

..... does anyone else find Muriel’s interruptions really irritating? "Really irritating" is a bit strong I think. The whole thing is what it is. So looking forward to the next 50..... This captures it for me. I've watched every one, and I think you just need to get into the feeling of be...
by Harry Lime
Wed May 06, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 15 - Final Round
Replies: 6
Views: 3028

Re: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 15 - Final Round

I'm happy to be running this poll, and I would very much like to continue this series with his other albums from his first ten years. (No offense to the albums after Blood and Chocolate.) Yes, thanks for doing this--torturous fun! Although I was hoping you might choose a latter-day album at some po...
by Harry Lime
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Videos new to the official Elvis Costello channel.
Replies: 14
Views: 11259

Re: Videos new to the official Elvis Costello channel.

sweetest punch wrote:https://www.udiscovermusic.com/news/elvis-costello-heart-city-video/


Written by long-time Elvis Costello producer and acolyte Nick Lowe,


Hmm, think they got that the wrong way round.
by Harry Lime
Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 1
Replies: 14
Views: 7313

Re: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 1

This one's going to be tough, since I consider side one to be a perfect album side, and side 2 isn't very far behind. Just like with Imperial Bedroom, the first one is easy.

The others, well...

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