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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: 483165

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: 12913

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: 483165

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: 12913

Re: Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 9/19

If you have CNBC in the UK this is about to show.
by John
Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:23 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 9/19
Replies: 25
Views: 12913

Re: Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 9/19

I notice it was Jimmy Fallon's birthday yesterday. Are guests often on twice in a week or was this a present?

Looking forward to seeing these clips. They show as unavailable to the UK unfortunately.
by John
Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:19 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, 9/17
Replies: 19
Views: 7310

Re: Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, 9/17

Happy birthday VG.
by John
Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:30 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1087
Views: 483165

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

Any update on your CD Verbal? CD WOW have changed the status of mine to "pending despatch". It's very disappointing not to have the product in hand this week. I am making do mainly with Spotify.
by John
Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:04 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1087
Views: 483165

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

Just appeared on The Guardian's website http://www.theguardian.com/music/2013/sep/19/elvis-costello-roots-no-thing-too-funky Elvis Costello and the Roots: 'There's no such thing as too funky' The English songwriter and Questlove of the Roots are an unlikely musical pairing, but their new album combi...
by John
Thu Sep 19, 2013 4:52 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Amazon in the U.S. EC, Roots catalog sale
Replies: 1
Views: 2570

Re: Amazon in the U.S. EC, Roots catalog sale

pophead2k wrote:Just noticed that you can pick up mp3 downloads of EC's entire catalog as well as the Roots entire catalog for $5.99 each. Wise Up Ghost is number 8 on Amazon album sales in the U.S. this morning.


Still at number 3 for cd sales.
by John
Wed Sep 18, 2013 4:21 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1087
Views: 483165

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

Hi Verbal - that email was in response to my emailed complaint. Oh for the days you could go into town and take your pick from HMV, Virgin, Smiths, Woolies, Boots, Our Price, Menzies and a host of others that would stock Elvis' latest release. I believe there is still an HMV at Speke and Liverpool (...
by John
Wed Sep 18, 2013 4:01 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1087
Views: 483165

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

http://arts.nationalpost.com/2013/09/18/ghost-out-of-its-shell-elvis-costello-teams-up-with-the-roots-to-put-a-fresh-spin-on-his-past/ Ghost out of its shell: Elvis Costello teams up with The Roots to put a fresh spin on his past Having spent his whole career skirting pigeonholes, Elvis Costello has...
by John
Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:53 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1087
Views: 483165

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

This was the email I received from WOW HD today:- We have experienced a delay in receiving this product from our suppliers and we are currently awaiting confirmation of when the goods will be available for dispatch. As soon as we have this information, we will let you know by email. I think I may ca...
by John
Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:31 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1087
Views: 483165

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

Someone mentioned a 60 page booklet. Is that just with the deluxe edition or with both versions of the CD?
by John
Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:29 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, 9/17
Replies: 19
Views: 7310

Re: Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, 9/17

How was the interview - did Elvis have anything interesting to say?
by John
Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:05 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1087
Views: 483165

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

Has anyone in the UK actually got a copy of the deluxe CD? If so, where did you get it from?
by John
Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:31 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1087
Views: 483165

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

Chart update - now at number 2 on US Amazon chart.
by John
Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC & The Roots play New York's Brooklyn Bowl, Sep. 16, 2013
Replies: 144
Views: 95872

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

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/18/arts/music/elvis-costello-and-the-roots-at-brooklyn-bowl.html?_r=0 The New York Times Playing Well With Others, What They Do Best - Elvis Costello and the Roots at Brooklyn Bowl Elvis Costello and the Roots began their encore at Brooklyn Bowl late Monday night with ...
by John
Tue Sep 17, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1087
Views: 483165

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

I would love to give a report but having ordered the CD over the webbernet to arrive on Monday, the website I bought it from, WOWHD, has it as a backlog so heaven knows when it will arrive :roll: in a funny way I'm hoping there's a backlog due to so many people ordering it. That's a few of us waiti...
by John
Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:47 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 40 DAYS OF ELVIS COSTELLO: A Countdown To WISE UP GHOST
Replies: 369
Views: 149925

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

What's not a joy is my Wise Up Ghost purchasing experience. Despite UK release today I'm still on Countdown. Last week HMV Liverpool said they would be stocking today the vinyl and de-luxe CD both @£19.99. Willing to forgo the cheaper internet options, I asked them to reserve me one of each. "...
by John
Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:00 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1087
Views: 483165

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

Crikey - has there ever been so many good reviews?

Here's a nice video clip

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/ ... ship-watch
by John
Tue Sep 17, 2013 1:31 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC & The Roots play New York's Brooklyn Bowl, Sep. 16, 2013
Replies: 144
Views: 95872

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

And No Coffee Table wrote:WFUV has made it relatively easy to download the MP3: http://wfuv-web.streamguys.org/WFUV/mus ... sroots.mp3


Simply right click on the link and select "save target as" and give it a name.

A bonus double CD before the deluxe edition arrives!
by John
Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:46 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1087
Views: 483165

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

http://www.kentucky.com/2013/09/17/2827331/critics-pick-elvis-costello-and.html Critic's pick: Elvis Costello and The Roots, 'Wise Up Ghost' By Walter Tunis — Contributing Music Writer "Why is your face drawn on so glum, old chum?" So ponders Elvis Costello near the end of his new, noir-li...
by John
Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1087
Views: 483165

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

http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/album-reviews/id.2147/title.the-roots-elvis-costello-wise-up-ghost-and-other-songs The Roots & Elvis Costello Wise Up Ghost And Other Songs While they largely reside in separate spaces, Questlove and Costello are perfect counterparts in their musical zaniness, makin...
by John
Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC & The Roots play New York's Brooklyn Bowl, Sep. 16, 2013
Replies: 144
Views: 95872

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

It was a good day to take off, plenty of time to prepare for this.

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