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by John
Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:12 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 40 DAYS OF ELVIS COSTELLO: A Countdown To WISE UP GHOST
Replies: 369
Views: 106183

Re: 40 DAYS OF ELVIS COSTELLO: A Countdown To WISE UP GHOST

"Elvis Costello is my favorite singer, and my favorite songwriter. His enthusiasm for all kinds of music is infectious, and has led me to listen to so many different things that I probably never would have been drawn to discover on my own. He is the best." I would like to second that. Does...
by John
Sun Sep 15, 2013 6:19 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1087
Views: 357088

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

Full album now on Spotify including bonus tracks.
by John
Sun Sep 15, 2013 1:08 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1087
Views: 357088

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

I wonder if we will see a second "single". I seem to recall ?uestlove saying something about letting a couple of songs sneak out before the album release. Only Walk Us Uptown so far.
Sugar Won't Work would seem a candidate especially looking at the timings.
by John
Sun Sep 15, 2013 6:19 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 40 DAYS OF ELVIS COSTELLO: A Countdown To WISE UP GHOST
Replies: 369
Views: 106183

Re: 40 DAYS OF ELVIS COSTELLO: A Countdown To WISE UP GHOST

Could never understand his distaste for "Party,Party". Back in the day, I played that single to death to the point where my wife hid it on me for some time. It should have made the cut for his "In Motion Pictures" release of last year. God, I love this record. :D There's a nice ...
by John
Sun Sep 15, 2013 5:54 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1087
Views: 357088

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

Another positive review http://www.sfgate.com/music/article/Album-Review-Elvis-Costello-and-the-Roots-Wise-4809581.php Elvis Costello's musical restlessness has resulted in collaborations both awesome (Burt Bacharach, Paul McCartney) and awful (Brodsky Quartet, Wendy James). His latest, "Wise U...
by John
Sun Sep 15, 2013 5:47 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1087
Views: 357088

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

I'm so glad that he seems to have shaken off or incorporated the last couple of years of hesitation, disappointment and mourning and produced something quite beautiful. For me the last couple of years, or 16 months, since I saw the Spinning Songbook, have been characterised by some very exuberant p...
by John
Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:41 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1087
Views: 357088

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

I've ordered from here

http://www.wowhd.co.uk/search?q=wise+up+ghost&t=all

Today £6.95 for standard and £11.30 for deluxe. Just hope it arrives quickly.
by John
Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:34 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1087
Views: 357088

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

Amazon in the US seem only to be selling the deluxe version of the cd and have increased its price in the last couple of days which doesn't seem like clever promotion to me. In the UK they are selling the standard cd at a fair price (no one is ordering yet) and the deluxe version at a crazy £21. All...
by John
Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:36 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1087
Views: 357088

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

The Telegraph like it http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/cdreviews/10306682/Elvis-Costello-and-the-Roots-Wise-Up-Ghost-review.html Elvis Costello and the Roots, Wise Up Ghost, review Elvis Costello and the Roots have created a very cool, politically charged collaboration, says Helen Brown. 5 o...
by John
Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:27 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1087
Views: 357088

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

How good does that look! The last vinyl I bought was Mighty Like A Rose in 1991. I just might have to revive an old habit.
by John
Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC Live at Apple's iPhone event
Replies: 53
Views: 15684

Re: EC Live at Apple's iPhone event

See Elvis' performance at the end of this.
http://www.apple.com/apple-events/september-2013/#
by John
Sat Sep 07, 2013 4:32 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on Kumars At No. 42, June17 '05
Replies: 32
Views: 9393

Re: Elvis on Kumars At No. 42, June17

A bit of fun - better than I remember.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdwJ4gAS4p4
by John
Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:34 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Walk Us Uptown - any radio play?
Replies: 17
Views: 6274

Re: Walk Us Uptown - any radio play?

Upped to the A list on 6 Music for next week.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music/playlist

Let's hope some new fans can be generated. I notice that that the BBC are referring to and even introducing the single as being by Elvis Costello & Roots. missing out the "The".
by John
Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:45 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Does anyone love 'Night Time' as much as I?
Replies: 6
Views: 3115

Re: Does anyone love 'Night Time' as much as I?

Makes me feel groovy from head to toe. I'm really mystified it's not played in every home. It makes me laugh and sing and EVERYTHING!
by John
Mon Sep 02, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1087
Views: 357088

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

Good prices here - £6.79 for cd, £8.49 for deluxe version. Just not sure how long you would have to wait.

http://www.wowhd.co.uk/search?q=wise+up+ghost&t=all
by John
Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:42 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis singing 'You'll Never Walk Alone'
Replies: 28
Views: 7697

Re: Elvis singing 'You'll Never Walk Alone'

These clips are fantastic Dave. They are some of the first I remember seeing after becoming a fan. Was TV just better then? I mean that performance of Clubland on a Saturday morning programme aimed at kids and teens seems almost unreal. For a long time I couldn't make that "New weds and nearly-...
by John
Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:53 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis singing 'You'll Never Walk Alone'
Replies: 28
Views: 7697

Re: Elvis singing 'You'll Never Walk Alone'

Wow Dave. That's great!

The other performance I remember as just a child (!) was of King Horse on some ITV children's programme. Looking through the wiki page I think it must have been from Alright Now on 07/08/1980. I don't suppose......?
by John
Sun Aug 25, 2013 3:04 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Elvis
Replies: 10
Views: 5817

Re: Happy Birthday Elvis

Happy birthday Elvis - just in case you take sneaky looks at this forum!
by John
Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis singing 'You'll Never Walk Alone'
Replies: 28
Views: 7697

Re: Elvis singing 'You'll Never Walk Alone'

Dave, I would love to see these please.

I am sure Clubland will have been mimed. I think Hoover Factory probably was as well.
by John
Sun Aug 25, 2013 6:19 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis singing 'You'll Never Walk Alone'
Replies: 28
Views: 7697

Re: Elvis singing 'You'll Never Walk Alone'

Never could stand that Elvis Costello!


He did Clubland and Hoover Factory on Swap Shop Neil. I remember watching it at the time and would love to see it again. December 1980 - were there many video recorders around then?
by John
Sat Aug 24, 2013 7:50 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 40 DAYS OF ELVIS COSTELLO: A Countdown To WISE UP GHOST
Replies: 369
Views: 106183

Re: 40 DAYS OF ELVIS COSTELLO: A Countdown To WISE UP GHOST

I have never bothered with this before. Just ordered a copy off ebay after reading Connor's piece!
by John
Sat Aug 24, 2013 7:06 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Walk Us Uptown - any radio play?
Replies: 17
Views: 6274

Re: Walk Us Uptown - any radio play?

Katie Puckrik played it earlier today on Radio 6 Music. She seemed a little surprised that she liked it at the end. Possibly the first play in the UK in over a week and a half unless anyone knows different. 1 hour 50 mins into this:- http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0392yhp It is hard to see how any...

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