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by John
Tue Sep 17, 2013 4:13 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC & The Roots play New York's Brooklyn Bowl, Sep. 16, 2013
Replies: 144
Views: 55820

Re: EC & The Roots play New York's Brooklyn Bowl, Sep. 16, 2

Unbelievable - how fantastic is that!
by John
Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1087
Views: 390924

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

http://www.musicomh.com/reviews/albums/elvis-costello-roots-wise-ghost-songs Elvis Costello And The Roots – Wise Up Ghost And Other Songs (Blue Note) UK release date: 16 September 2013 By Christopher Monk | 16 September 2013 In a 2002 interview, Elvis Costello bemoaned the relatively cool reception ...
by John
Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:38 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1087
Views: 390924

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

http://www.nme.com/reviews/various-artists/14781 Elvis Costello & The Roots - 'Wise Up Ghost And Other Songs' Elvis Costello's collaboration with Jimmy Fallon's house band exhbits their true potential 7 / 10 The Roots’ four years as house band on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon has helped unleash t...
by John
Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:34 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1087
Views: 390924

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

http://www.thenational.ae/elvis-costello-and-the-roots-wise-up-ghost Elvis Costello and The Roots Wise Up Ghost (Blue Note) ⋆⋆⋆ Elvis Costello and The Roots may initially seem like an odd pairing, but old-school fans of the former English songwriter know his career is peppered with adventurous partn...
by John
Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1087
Views: 390924

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

http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/music/Review_Elvis_Costello_and_the_Roots_Wise_Up_Ghost.html It starts with anything. It could be a computer or a melodica. Including the Apple Computer volume “quacks” that are all too familiar, the first seven seconds of Wise Up Ghost sum up the record. I...
by John
Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:24 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1087
Views: 390924

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

http://somethingelsereviews.com/2013/09/16/elvis-costello-and-the-roots-wise-up-ghost-and-other-songs-2013/ Wise Up Ghost and Other Songs, the new collaboration between Elvis Costello and the Roots, is the 30th studio album in Costello’s long, unrelenting, and continually reinvented career. The coll...
by John
Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:19 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1087
Views: 390924

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

http://www.ivpressonline.com/entertainment/music/review-costello-roots-a-winning-collaboration/article_826469bf-968b-5e31-a8d8-3ae60530e318.html Elvis Costello and the Roots, "Wise Up Ghost" (Blue Note) Enough with Velvet Elvis. This year's model of Elvis Costello features a collaboration ...
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: 114877

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: 390924

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: 390924

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: 114877

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: 390924

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: 390924

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: 390924

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: 390924

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: 390924

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: 390924

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: 17196

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: 10040

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: 6717

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: 3436

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: 390924

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

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