Search found 1197 matches

by Neil.
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 362
Views: 28469

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...
by Neil.
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 362
Views: 28469

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Four-star review in The Metro:

https://www.metro.news/music-review-elvis-costello-the-imposters/1261121/

Review is by a British chain department store.
by Neil.
Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 362
Views: 28469

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Guys, I think you're going to have to prepare yourself for a non-rocker - most of the reviews seem to imply it's the love child of Imperial Bedroom and Painted from Memory. I love the arrangement for 'Suspect My Tears' - it's definitely not a schmaltzy song if you listen to the lyrics. It's all abou...
by Neil.
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on Mary Anne Hobbs (BBC radio 6), Oktober 6 & 7, 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 599

Re: Elvis on Mary Anne Hobbs (BBC radio 6), Oktober 6 & 7, 2018

Hi guys - here's the interview all cut together. It starts with familiar stuff, but gets on to the new album:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/play/p06n65nx.

The main show includes plays of Stripping Paper and Don't Look Now: https://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/play/m0000mzb
by Neil.
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Bruce Thomas, public interview, LONDON: Dublin Castle WED 3RD OCT, 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1335

Re: Bruce Thomas, public interview, LONDON: Dublin Castle WED 3RD OCT, 2018

Glad you got to make it to the talk, Sulky - thanks for that great account of how it went.

I kinda wish I'd gone, now!!!
by Neil.
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Never thought I'd see Elvis lyrics at the Conservative Party Conference!!
Replies: 4
Views: 391

Re: Never thought I'd see Elvis lyrics at the Conservative Party Conference!!

LOL guys - your quotes show Elvis's lyrics are relevant 38 years later! "I'm in a foxhole, I'm down in the trench" - egg-zackly how Theresa May must be feeling at the mo!
by Neil.
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Never thought I'd see Elvis lyrics at the Conservative Party Conference!!
Replies: 4
Views: 391

Never thought I'd see Elvis lyrics at the Conservative Party Conference!!

Screenshot 2018-10-03 at 3.25.41 PM.png
Screenshot 2018-10-03 at 3.25.41 PM.png (241.06 KiB) Viewed 391 times

"This is your big..."
by Neil.
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 362
Views: 28469

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

BBC radio doesn't seem to be playing the new stuff. Here's their automatically-updated list of EC & The Imps spins: https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/a3e6fa6e-32de-4152-ae38-81291597a10c#tracks They continue to play Elvis oldies every week, however: https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/8a338e06...
by Neil.
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC writes foreword for Geoff Emerick book
Replies: 25
Views: 6367

Re: EC writes foreword for Geoff Emerick book

Sad news - 72 doesn't seem old these days! What an amazing career. Yep, rest in peace, Geoff.
by Neil.
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Charles Aznavour
Replies: 5
Views: 431

Charles Aznavour

Charles Aznavour is no more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-45709214 I wonder if Elvis will say anything about it? I've always thought 'She' is a great song, though of course it divides Elvis fans. I'm not mad on the boring arrangement cos it's too similar to the original - I've alway...
by Neil.
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & Attractions, Hope and Anchor 1980
Replies: 3
Views: 447

Elvis & Attractions, Hope and Anchor 1980

Just to say that some of the tracks from this concert are available to listen to for the next 29 days (from 2.22.49):

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0000h4g

x
by Neil.
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis's funniest line or song
Replies: 19
Views: 1133

Re: Elvis's funniest line or song

Ha ha - yeah, the birthday cake containing a file line always makes me laugh.
by Neil.
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 362
Views: 28469

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Thanks for posting this review. I am now officially gagging to hear the new album!!!
by Neil.
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis's funniest line or song
Replies: 19
Views: 1133

Re: Elvis's funniest line or song

Hee hee - yeah, some great lines here. Also love

"the longest of drums rolls, the shortest of tricks"

from the 'My Lovely Jezebel'. What a put-down!
by Neil.
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis's funniest line or song
Replies: 19
Views: 1133

Re: Elvis's funniest line or song

Agreed, Colin, it's a right knees-up of a song. I don't think he does it any more, live.
by Neil.
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis's funniest line or song
Replies: 19
Views: 1133

Elvis's funniest line or song

I woke up this morning, scratched my head and saw a little dandruff. Which of course made me think of 'This early morning dandruff turns out to be confetti', which I think is one of Elvis's funniest lines. 'Daddy went out with the rubbish and he kept on walking' is also one of my faves - the World a...
by Neil.
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 362
Views: 28469

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

No idea what it was like for Elvis but I believe it's a bit of a tradition in album-releasing circles. Was reading the autobiog of Andrew Lloyd Webber and he described the agonies of doing the whole 'play the album in front of the critics in a theatre' shennanigans.
by Neil.
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: London meet up - Saturday 15th September
Replies: 18
Views: 1157

Re: London meet up - Saturday 15th September

sulky lad wrote:I'm a bit amazed no-one has passed comment on the sound quality of those promo CDs I distributed :(


Ah, sorry Sulky - I haven't had a chance to listen yet! Thanks for doing them for us!
by Neil.
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: London meet up - Saturday 15th September
Replies: 18
Views: 1157

Re: London meet up - Saturday 15th September

And thanks to Verbal for organising the whole shebang!
by Neil.
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: London meet up - Saturday 15th September
Replies: 18
Views: 1157

Re: London meet up - Saturday 15th September

Great to see you all. Here's to the next one!
by Neil.
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on the One Show, BBC TV 1 tomorrow, 12 Sept. 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1384

Re: Elvis on the One Show, BBC TV 1 tomorrow, 12 Sept. 2018

sulky lad wrote:I see Neil still has some influence at the Beeb, providing all the links thanks very much for helping an old IT dolt to find this clip .


No probs - and you are no dolt, Sulky!
by Neil.
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on the One Show, BBC TV 1 tomorrow, 12 Sept. 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1384

Re: Elvis on the One Show, BBC TV 1 tomorrow, 12 Sept. 2018

Elvis's appearance on BBC Breakfast will appear on this page soon: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0bjcdsg.

A brief but effective appearance, and of course they concentrated on the cancer op. He made an amusing swipe at a certain newspaper!
by Neil.
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Master tapes with Elvis Costello - 10th September 2018
Replies: 47
Views: 3650

Re: Master tapes with Elvis Costello - 10th September 2018

Can totes see the Bob Wilson resemblance! He went more arts than sports!
by Neil.
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on the One Show, BBC TV 1 tomorrow, 12 Sept. 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1384

Re: Elvis on the One Show, BBC TV 1 tomorrow, 12 Sept. 2018

Thanks for letting us know! Here's the show:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bjcdqt/the-one-show-12092018

It's the usual crazy mix of weird 'human interest' stories and showbiz promotion. So odd to watch Elvis listening having to sit through a list of meningitis symptoms!

Go to advanced search