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by Neil.
Tue Jun 13, 2006 5:00 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Favorite track from River in Reverse
Replies: 48
Views: 14992

Yeah, Broken Promise Land is really growing on me! God, he's still got it, Elvis. His way with a melody is still amazing - love that bit "Comin' in under the cover of darkness, coulda said more bout it woulda seemed heartless", then the mournful lament of the title. International Echo is g...
by Neil.
Mon Jun 12, 2006 9:32 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: River in Reverse discussion
Replies: 439
Views: 110444

Any news from the good ol' US of A? Did it make the Billboard Chart?
by Neil.
Thu Jun 08, 2006 4:39 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Favorite track from River in Reverse
Replies: 48
Views: 14992

I quite like Sharpest Thorn, but the "do-do-do-dos" annoy me at the end. International Echo and Who's Gonna Help Brother get my vote - though I haven't listened that much yet!
by Neil.
Wed Jun 07, 2006 4:34 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: River in Reverse discussion
Replies: 439
Views: 110444

Well, the album hasn't cracked the UK Top 40. Anyone know if it made the Top 50 - or even the top 100?
by Neil.
Mon Jun 05, 2006 4:37 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: River in Reverse discussion
Replies: 439
Views: 110444

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: 2949

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: 2159

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: 6161

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: 6161

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: 6161

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: 6161

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: 6161

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: 61587

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

Cheers,

Neil
-x-
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: 6145

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: 110444

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: 110444

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: 4438

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: 18265

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: 18265

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: 110444

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: 25736

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: 1276

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: 7610

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: 7610

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: 25736

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...

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