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by John
Sun Dec 08, 2013 5:39 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: My New Haunt - Extra verse in Morristown
Replies: 14
Views: 5134

Re: My New Haunt - Extra verse in Morristown

If we are told
If we unfold the crumbling fingers of the ___?___
There'll be no ___?___ left to count
No poison left to drink
The low hanging Thanksgiving tree still dares above the truth
From the being(?) in sour earth and strange and bitter fruit


The second ? sounds like "digits".
by John
Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:04 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Elvis Costello: Mystery Dance" docu.
Replies: 179
Views: 80961

Re: "Elvis Costello: Mystery Dance" - docu. - BBC4 Nov. 8 '1

BBC write-up Fri 8 Nov 2013 21:00 BBC Four Sat 9 Nov 2013 01:10 BBC Four Elvis Costello: Mystery Dance AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH The above sceenings neatly co-incide with my family's weekend away in a log cabin without TV. I guess I DIme will discount it due to buyable...
by John
Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:09 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Phil Chevron RIP
Replies: 34
Views: 14880

Re: Phil Chevron RIP

Phil and the rest of The Pogues provided me with much fun, quality music and excuses to drink.

I remember sitting in a pub in Sheffield in 85/86 before a show when all The Pogues walked in, had a look round, saw it was full of studenty types and then promptly departed.

RIP Phil
by John
Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:22 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Listen to Elvis Costello play KZEW DJ (in 1983!)
Replies: 4
Views: 2444

Re: Listen to Elvis Costello play KZEW DJ (in 1983!)

That list takes me back. That year I bought the Style Council ep, the Aztec Camera lp and Carmel 12". Can't say I have played many recently - may have to dig them out.
by John
Fri Oct 04, 2013 2:59 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1087
Views: 390172

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

There certainly sounds like there will be more releases. http://ca.music.yahoo.com/blogs/stop-the-presses/elvis-costello-roots-questlove-pipe-dream-isn-t-174523258.html Elvis Costello & the Roots: Questlove’s Pipe Dream Isn’t Over By Craig Rosen | Stop The Presses! – Thu, 3 Oct, 2013 1:45 PM EDT...
by John
Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:41 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1087
Views: 390172

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

This review appears on the official site with the title "Your Wish Is My Command" . Perhaps it’s time for Elvis Costello to lay his career to a much overdue rest. Surely not Elvis on a downer already? The album may not have reached the number on the front cover but has had mainly fantasti...
by John
Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: WISE UP GHOST Deluxe
Replies: 25
Views: 10732

Re: WISE UP GHOST Deluxe

Otis Westinghouse wrote:One odd detail: why is the card under the barcode at the bottom of the back cover trimmed the way it is? Seems unnecessary that it doesn't extend the whole way down. Sigh.


Strange that. Not just my copy then.
by John
Sun Sep 29, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1087
Views: 390172

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

Down to number 89 on the UK album chart today.
by John
Sun Sep 29, 2013 6:18 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis' new MySpace page
Replies: 9
Views: 3164

Re: Elvis' new MySpace page

King of America strangely missing.
by John
Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:27 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1087
Views: 390172

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

Hurray CD just arrived! Smells good, CD took a bit of a tug to get out but no glue, sounds.....well just as good as the copy I've been listening to for the last couple of weeks but without those annoying hiccups between tracks when you have burnt mp3 files. Nice long trip in the car today solo so ca...
by John
Sat Sep 28, 2013 5:15 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Best Country Songs by Elvis Costello?
Replies: 13
Views: 6205

Re: Best Country Songs by Elvis Costello?

Radio Sweetheart
How Much I Lied
by John
Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:57 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Wishful Thinking: Songs You'd Love To See Elvis Cover
Replies: 32
Views: 12099

Re: Wishful Thinking: Songs You'd Love To See Elvis Cover

Someone asked me for this , so I might as well share it. From this show - http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/index.php/Concert_1984-05-27_Melbourne Hopelessly Devoted To You http://www.mediafire.com/download/55r6asdnr5bxa6u/Hopelessly_Devoted_To_You.mp3 Talking of Australian classics http://www.you...
by John
Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:44 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1087
Views: 390172

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

bricas wrote:Has anyone seen this?
http://www.allmusic.com/album/wise-up-g ... 0002582067
I haven't heard anything about it (and google isn't helping).
-Brian


They'll be working hard on something just like this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGUAEb1EYvE
by John
Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:02 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1087
Views: 390172

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

invisible Pole wrote:Hasn't the price gone down from 14.99$ to 11.88$ ?
Now that's a bargain for the deluxe edition.


So it has. That'll probably be the reason for the climb in the chart. Maybe the cheaper cds are sourced from Hong Kong and they may or may not arrive in about 2 weeks.
by John
Fri Sep 27, 2013 7:31 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1087
Views: 390172

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

Interesting to see that the album has started to climb the Amazon US chart again, back up to 11 today after dropping to 21 earlier in the week. It would be great if this album could sell over a longer period of time than usual and not disappear quickly.
by John
Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:49 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1087
Views: 390172

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

I don't want to build the hopes up VG, John and all those waiting for WOWHD. but I believe my CD has come today. I haven't seen it personally but Mrs Sheep said it has arrived Just checked in with Mrs John - still not come - surely tomorrow! Will Mrs Sheep have played it? Mrs John will have more th...
by John
Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:45 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Wishful Thinking: Songs You'd Love To See Elvis Cover
Replies: 32
Views: 12099

Re: Wishful Thinking: Songs You'd Love To See Elvis Cover

Well that's different!

johnfoyle wrote:Someone asked me for this

Name names and did that person ask you to sing it?
by John
Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:52 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1087
Views: 390172

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

What're your thoughts on the best follow-up 'single'? Sugar Won't Work is probably the only song that wouldn't need shortening. Mrs John likes it so maybe this one? Tripwire and Conco Minutos Con Vos are gorgeous so maybe one of these? Piano ballads have been popular for a while so maybe If I Could...
by John
Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1087
Views: 390172

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

Not really into remixes - but good to hear that Elvis has gone Top 20 with the album. Now they just need to keep it in people's consciousness - I really think that a radio edit of the title track would draw in a lot more interest. Surely a second "single" would make a load of sense. The v...
by John
Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:18 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: WISE UP GHOST Deluxe
Replies: 25
Views: 10732

Re: WISE UP GHOST Deluxe

Fishfinger king wrote:Yes Neil the smell is lovely!!


I am really looking forward to being able to give my copy a good old sniff. Hopefully Postman Pat will call tomorrow.

:cry: :cry:
by John
Sun Sep 22, 2013 1:13 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1087
Views: 390172

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

The album entered the UK chart at number 28 today which is Elvis' highest chart position since the number 17 position When I Was Cruel reached in 2002. It was at 21 in the midweek chart and I guess it will disappear next week.

Called in to HMV Uxbridge today - no sign of it anywhere.
by John
Sat Sep 21, 2013 5:43 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 9/19
Replies: 25
Views: 9986

Re: Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 9/19

Did he fluff the words slightly on both appearances? Not sure as I have only seen the two main show appearances once. He was very much reading the words, not necessarily a criticism with his lyrics. I have seen a lot of comments about how good he has sounded recently. I don't agree and think he has ...
by John
Sat Sep 21, 2013 5:28 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1087
Views: 390172

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

At last I have had an email saying Cd despatched. Looking forward to having the nice quality and the words to fully appreciate the album.
by John
Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 9/19
Replies: 25
Views: 9986

Re: Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 9/19

If you have CNBC in the UK this is about to show.

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