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by Neil.
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 'He's Given Me Things'
Replies: 19
Views: 2796

Re: 'He's Given Me Things'

Yep, and if Elvis does read this - thank you for all your wonderful songs, and please don't give up on the PFM show! It sounds like a moody classic. Places like The Crucible, Sheffield or the Chichester Festival Theatre (artistic director Daniel Evans who often supports new musicals) might take it, ...
by Neil.
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Punch The Clock in Sweden
Replies: 4
Views: 1042

Re: Punch The Clock in Sweden

:D Sulky.

Neil. wrote:'Invisible Man' is a torrent of fabulous lyrics which might be the reason why he doesn't get more covers


Blimey, it must be even harder in German - here ya go:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgyrVyBT7kA
by Neil.
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Dishonor the Stars?
Replies: 7
Views: 1416

Re: Dishonor the Stars?

:D :D :D

Poor Deportee wrote:Elvis, if you're there, the album is sublime!!!! Thank you for it.


Seconded! And here's to Elvis releasing all those other stockpiled songs soon! x
by Neil.
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Dishonor the Stars?
Replies: 7
Views: 1416

Re: Dishonor the Stars?

Well, you got your answer from the man himself! That's something!
by Neil.
Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Dishonor the Stars?
Replies: 7
Views: 1416

Re: Dishonor the Stars?

I'd welcome the insight of someone more perceptive than myself. Instead of that, you get me! I have a soft spot for this one - I love the intro and the verse has this great, slightly menacing swagger to it. I don't understand how the sky can dishonour the stars either, or what that means. But I thi...
by Neil.
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Punch The Clock in Sweden
Replies: 4
Views: 1042

Punch The Clock in Sweden

Apols if this has already been posted, but I'm drunk. Elvis looking rather forlorn and fetching in 'Shipbuilding'. 'Invisible Man' is a torrent of fabulous lyrics which might be the reason why he doesn't get more covers - really hard to memorise those words for live gigs!! https://youtu.be/0R4rsFug9...
by Neil.
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 'He's Given Me Things'
Replies: 19
Views: 2796

Re: 'He's Given Me Things'

Fab review, thanks! This song is growing on me, defo. I agree it's a fabulous portrait of someone who's made a pragmatic decision and gone with her head, not her heart, but genuinely believes she's done the right thing and has slammed the door on her previous lover for good. Such a great lyric, and ...
by Neil.
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis, solo, Cardiff , June 25 '15
Replies: 26
Views: 7161

Re: Elvis, solo, Cardiff , June 25 '15

Hmmm interesting. As this was 25 June 2015, that puts paid to the idea that it's about David Cameron and Brexit. Unless our Elv was being prescient.
by Neil.
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Why is "Erich Sellheim's German versions of Elvis's albums" pinned at the top of this topic?
Replies: 8
Views: 1387

Re: Why is "Erich Sellheim's German versions of Elvis's albums" pinned at the top of this topic?

LOL - have been wondering for... months (?)...years... (?) I'm not sure, but it seems to have been there for ages. It's the elephant in the room. I'm not into big game hunting, but...
by Neil.
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 456
Views: 71023

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Neil. wrote:Who knows, it might even be the same tune Cameron used as he turned his back on us all after his disastrous gambit.


Thinking about it, I kinda hope that's not true - we really don't want the songwriting credits to read "Cameron/Costello"!!!!
by Neil.
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 456
Views: 71023

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Poor Deportee - I don't dislike 'Adieu Paris' as a song, I just find Elvis's French accent distracts from it. He rolls the Rs with his tongue, but the French don't do that, they make a vibration in the back of their mouth without using their tongue, a bit like the way Roy Orbison makes the purring c...
by Neil.
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 456
Views: 71023

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

sheeptotheslaughter wrote:I have been waiting with baited breath for Neil.'s review and he didn't disappoint. And I agree with him on the whole.


LOL, Sheep!
by Neil.
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Banal fanboy list no 475: Elvis songs that sound a bit like other Elvis songs
Replies: 22
Views: 4197

Re: Banal fanboy list no 475: Elvis songs that sound a bit like other Elvis songs

Agreed - and Mr & Mrs Hush is a mix of Skin & Bone and My Mood Swings.
by Neil.
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 456
Views: 71023

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Well, I've listened 3 times now and I love it! Stripping Paper - those piano chords! The imagery! Instant classic - I want a woman to record it ASAP! Suspect My Tears - I've already raved about this 70s-sounding love song (The Stylistics, anyone?) with the twisted lyrics. Don't Look Now - totally go...
by Neil.
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC at Barnes & Noble Union Square, NYC, Oct. 12, 2018- cancelled
Replies: 19
Views: 3452

Re: EC at Barnes & Noble Union Square, NYC, Oct. 12, 2018- cancelled

Aw, bless her. Ross gets a lot of coverage from journalists, but Elvis is quick to point out that his Mum was also a huge influence because of her musical knowledge. Wishing her good health.
by Neil.
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC at Barnes & Noble Union Square, NYC, Oct. 12, 2018- cancelled
Replies: 19
Views: 3452

Re: EC at Barnes & Noble Union Square, NYC, Oct. 12, 2018- cancelled

"Unfortunate family cirumstances" might just mean "essential stuff that was unfortunately timed on the same day as the Barnes and Noble thing." Hope it's not serious.
by Neil.
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 456
Views: 71023

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Sounds like we have flipped sentiments now on this track Neil. Ha ha - indeed, Bronx! Second listen, the faster version loses a lot of the lyrics for me, and I really miss the dramatic finale of the "Look at her now - my, how things have changed; my how things have changed" - the vicious ...
by Neil.
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 456
Views: 71023

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Crikey! First listen, 'Burnt Sugar' is a far cry from the haunting, tormented torch ballad feel of the live recording I know. Oh well, will give it some more listens!
by Neil.
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 456
Views: 71023

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Another Google translation from this: https://www.suedtirolnews.it/unterhaltung/leute/look-now-elvis-costellos-grosses-comeback-nach-dem-krebs "Look Now": Elvis Costello's big comeback after the cancer Elvis Costello was ill, very sick even. Shortly after a cancer diagnosis, the Brit now r...
by Neil.
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC at Barnes & Noble Union Square, NYC, Oct. 12, 2018- cancelled
Replies: 19
Views: 3452

Re: EC at Barnes & Noble Union Square, NYC, Oct. 12, 2018

Oh dear - sending best wishes to Elvis and his family.
by Neil.
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 456
Views: 71023

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

From this Dutch website - according to Google Translate, the album is 'full of earwigs'. https://www.humo.be/cd-reviews/395037/elvis-costello-look-now Elvis Costello's wife Diana Krall goes to duet with the 92-year-old crooner Tony Bennett at the new 'Love Is Here to Stay'. The Great American Songbo...
by Neil.
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 456
Views: 71023

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Google translation of this: https://www.soundsandbooks.com/2018/10/09/elvis-costello-the-imposters-look-now-albumreview/ It's always amazing how hard gifted songwriters do with the charts. In his native Great Britain, Elvis Costello already celebrated his commercial breakthrough with his debut My Ai...

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