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by Neil.
Mon Jun 05, 2006 4:37 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: River in Reverse discussion
Replies: 439
Views: 106428

There's a song that's on the bonus DVD that they definitely shoulda had on the album instead of one of the lesser tracks! It's the one Allen sings - can't remember the title now. Also, Allen shoulda been allowed half the singing duties - Elvis is a bit egotisitical to take all the vocals bar one song!
by Neil.
Wed May 31, 2006 5:00 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on BBCTV Newsnight , Mon. May 29th
Replies: 7
Views: 2749

You can watch the news report here

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/default.stm

...but I don't know how long for.
by Neil.
Tue May 30, 2006 11:35 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on BBC Radio 2 Tuesday 30 May
Replies: 4
Views: 2034

You'll be able to hear it afterwards on the "Listen again" button on the Radio 2 website!
by Neil.
Tue May 30, 2006 4:55 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and Allen on BBC's Later Friday 26 May
Replies: 22
Views: 5874

Sorry, meant to say you can see the show here

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbctwo/programmes/?id=later

No, Otis, you cannae see me in the crowd - I'm at the back!
by Neil.
Tue May 30, 2006 4:53 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and Allen on BBC's Later Friday 26 May
Replies: 22
Views: 5874

You can watch the entire Jools show here, until 2nd June.

Don't know if it's available outside the UK, as the site is funded by the UK licence fee payers, so it may not be available worldwide.
by Neil.
Thu May 25, 2006 4:55 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and Allen on BBC's Later Friday 26 May
Replies: 22
Views: 5874

I work for the Beeb, and normally it's impossible to get in to Jools tapings, but over the past two weeks it's transpired that, amazingly, the Corp don't have the correct entertainment licence to satisfy Hammersmith Council, so no members of the public have been allowed on the premises to be TV audi...
by Neil.
Wed May 24, 2006 4:36 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and Allen on BBC's Later Friday 26 May
Replies: 22
Views: 5874

They did do two numbers after all: Who'll Help Brother Get Further and Ascension Day, Allen at the piano and Elvis (without a guitar) at the mike. Good stuff! Haven't heard the songs before, apart from a brief clip of 'Brother'. 'Brother' had an immediate impact and got people clapping, especially a...
by Neil.
Tue May 23, 2006 11:07 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and Allen on BBC's Later Friday 26 May
Replies: 22
Views: 5874

I'm off to the recording of this tonight, so I'll report back tomorrow. I expect they'll only doing one number at the piano, as the lineup features so many biggies that there can't be room for all of them to do two numbers.
by Neil.
Fri May 19, 2006 5:30 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC on VH1 Classic "Decades Rock Live" May 19, 2006
Replies: 110
Views: 59735

Any eagle-eyed types know if this is going to be shown on a Freeview channel in the UK at all?

Cheers,

Neil
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by Neil.
Fri Apr 28, 2006 6:24 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis, Diana and Bill Clinton, Vancouver, April 23, 2006
Replies: 16
Views: 5840

Anyone know what Elvis sang?
by Neil.
Tue Apr 25, 2006 4:58 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: River in Reverse discussion
Replies: 439
Views: 106428

Yeah, know it's not out yet, but there's usually someone who's got hold of an advance copy. Anyone heard anything?
by Neil.
Mon Apr 24, 2006 12:13 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: River in Reverse discussion
Replies: 439
Views: 106428

Anyone actually heard the album yet? Any good?
by Neil.
Fri Mar 31, 2006 5:41 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis's sound effects music
Replies: 11
Views: 4072

Just remembered the bit from Oh Well: "I'd be a pilot or an astronaut" - and there's this wierd noise which just reminds you of an astronaut floating off into space.
by Neil.
Fri Mar 31, 2006 5:39 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis gets it wrong - an exercise in sacrilege!
Replies: 63
Views: 17458

I love Oh Well! Great atmosphere, weary lyric, and that great sonic moment around the lyric about the astronaut! The vocal is fantastic too. To the bloke who said he didn't like it - give it another listen on headphones.
by Neil.
Tue Mar 28, 2006 6:07 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis gets it wrong - an exercise in sacrilege!
Replies: 63
Views: 17458

Totally agreed about the boring Eisenhower Blues . I can't stand The Blues at the best of times, even though I know pop/rock is based on it. And just as you think the torture is over, the song comes back again! Joe Porterhouse is pretty boring, but I remember Tracie doing the reworked version, I Lov...
by Neil.
Thu Mar 23, 2006 7:06 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: River in Reverse discussion
Replies: 439
Views: 106428

That's a great sleeve - though I wish Elvis stopped insisting on wearing hats to give himself some sort of jazz man gravitas! I reckon it'll put younger listeners off!
by Neil.
Wed Mar 22, 2006 8:39 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis' less appreciated gems: a new series
Replies: 78
Views: 24473

Agree with the guy about Suffering Face . Two other bare acoustic numbers stand out for me - the two Richard Thompson covers End Of The Rainbow and Withered And Died . The former is terrifyingly savage and bleak, the attack of the vocal something Elvis does brilliantly live (I've always preferred El...
by Neil.
Mon Mar 20, 2006 1:58 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Any one heard 'River In Reverse' songs yet?
Replies: 1
Views: 1221

Any one heard 'River In Reverse' songs yet?

Just wondering. If so, what are your impressions?
by Neil.
Thu Mar 16, 2006 1:30 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis plays "Hollywood Meets Motown", NY, March 15 '06
Replies: 19
Views: 7277

Oh yeah, sorry - missed that bit of the thread. Never heard the song.
by Neil.
Thu Mar 16, 2006 1:26 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis plays "Hollywood Meets Motown", NY, March 15 '06
Replies: 19
Views: 7277

Anyone know which song Elvis sang?
by Neil.
Thu Mar 16, 2006 1:24 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis' less appreciated gems: a new series
Replies: 78
Views: 24473

Last Boat Leaving - yup, gorgeous. The arrangement is fantastic, with the touches of Spanish guitar, piano and the accordion. And isn't the first line a tribute to an Elvis Presley song? In that one he sings "Hush my little one, don't you cry; you know your daddy's bound to die" I also lo...
by Neil.
Wed Mar 15, 2006 11:25 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis' less appreciated gems: a new series
Replies: 78
Views: 24473

Bamboo, Baby's...Brand New Hairdo is great, I agree! A throwaway rocker with a great vocal. Funnily enough, I always thought he sang "She's the girl I'm used to having and the girl I still have", which makes sense to me, so I'm sticking with it!
by Neil.
Wed Mar 15, 2006 7:21 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis' less appreciated gems: a new series
Replies: 78
Views: 24473

And I think the Guys and Dolls reference has a twist - doesn't he say "the devil will drag you under, by the shark tail fin of your cheque account". Though I could be wrong!
by Neil.
Wed Mar 15, 2006 7:15 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Weakest Punch?
Replies: 23
Views: 5957

I agree that Button My Lip is a stinker, but I can't agree about This Town - I like the nutty imagery and the swirly, disorientating sound of it - and Pony Street ushers in Brutal Youth in fine style, I reckon!
by Neil.
Tue Mar 14, 2006 1:46 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis's sound effects music
Replies: 11
Views: 4072

In the Comedians (on the Roy Orbison version) "The winds picks up", there's a chilly breeze of strings at that point.

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