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by Neil.
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on compilations
Replies: 64
Views: 25535

Re: Elvis on compilations

Hawksmoor, that sounds about right. But I think I read that Adele and Ed Sheeran shift copious amounts of CDs too. So are these CDs bought by the over-50s in category C who buy them for their nieces and nephews? (I guess I can't expect you to know everything!)
by Neil.
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 456
Views: 71333

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

sulky lad wrote:You forgot the other bit " and don't let him sing !" :shock:


Double groan. :roll: :roll:
by Neil.
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 456
Views: 71333

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

verbal gymnastics wrote:
jardine wrote:"whatever you do, don't let him drink"


That’s something I say to my fellow board members at the meet ups when Neil. arrives... :lol:


Groan. :roll:
by Neil.
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on compilations
Replies: 64
Views: 25535

Re: Elvis on compilations

In the new world of streaming and digital downloads, does anyone actually buy these things anymore? I guess they must do, otherwise record companies wouldn't put them out.

But I can't imagine who those people are.
by Neil.
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 456
Views: 71333

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Thanks for the juicy opinion piece, Hawksmoor - great stuff. Also, re the lyrical depth, I couldn't help thinking about 'Newcastle Under Lyme' - but obvs that's spelt differently. And I agree, it's really difficult not to think of Elvis himself in the opening lines - all that stuff 'tryna make a com...
by Neil.
Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 456
Views: 71333

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Sulky, I thought it was a shambles on first listen, but it's definitely a grower!
by Neil.
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: J. Hiatt does 'What's So.........PLU?'
Replies: 1
Views: 818

Re: J. Hiatt does 'What's So.........PLU?'

Ooh right - are you sure it wasn't Curtis Stigers, who did it on 'The Bodyguard' soundtrack?
by Neil.
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Sequel songs
Replies: 10
Views: 1820

Re: Sequel songs

Oh, I somehow missed the fact that you'd already mentioned that song in your first message. What a 'narna, soz!
by Neil.
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Sequel songs
Replies: 10
Views: 1820

Re: Sequel songs

Yes, there's a sequel to 'American Without Tears', called 'American Without Tears (Twilight Version)'. It's got the same melody, but a very different arrangement and lyrics.
by Neil.
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New Elvis Costello interview re: McCartney collaboration
Replies: 11
Views: 2644

Re: New Elvis Costello interview re: McCartney collaboration

verbal gymnastics wrote:And who of us can honestly say that we have not been obsessed at one time or another by Albanian choral music :lol:


:lol:
by Neil.
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 456
Views: 71333

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

What a great review, Taramasalata!
by Neil.
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 456
Views: 71333

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Elvis fan gives his thoughts on the 2 new preview tracks:
https://youtu.be/gOexpTcIv2s
by Neil.
Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 'Under Lime'
Replies: 40
Views: 6212

Re: 'Under Lime' piano accidentally quiet?

sulky lad wrote:So we've got Neil not hearing the piano and VG mis-hearing the lyrics -
methinks too many concerts at the very front getting hearing impairment for these gentlemen!! :roll:


Ha ha - yeah. I also have tinitus from far too much Elvis on my headphones since my long-ago youth. But it was worth it!!!
by Neil.
Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 'Under Lime'
Replies: 40
Views: 6212

Re: 'Under Lime' piano accidentally quiet?

All the sudden, E has many assistant producers here ACTUALLY thinking they shall remix the track before official release. :roll: Ha ha - well, I've had my say. Despite the one misgiving, I think it's a fabulously weird and wonderful piece that you can't really classify in any of the traditional cat...
by Neil.
Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 'Under Lime'
Replies: 40
Views: 6212

Re: 'Under Lime' piano accidentally quiet?

migdd wrote:The piano is exactly where it should be.


Really? Even at 4 mins 30 on 'Under Lime'? (But throughout, really.)

Anyway, maybe it's just me! A louder piano would set the whole thing off, be the cherry on the cake, etc - but it's still a fab, fascinating song!
by Neil.
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 'Under Lime'
Replies: 40
Views: 6212

Re: 'Under Lime' piano accidentally quiet?

The piano riff in the chorus of 'Unwanted Number' also sounds accidentally quiet - it feels like it should be as powerful and loud as the vocal, for the benefit of the whole thing. But I'm not a record producer, just a listener!
by Neil.
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 'Under Lime'
Replies: 40
Views: 6212

'Under Lime'

Thought it better to bring this into a separate thread, as it's not about the new album in general. Having listened to 'Under Lime' a few times now, I'm massively impressed by the unclassifiable epic it's revealing itself to be: a sprawling diatribe that reaches joyous peaks but also plumbs very dar...
by Neil.
Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 456
Views: 71333

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Disagree entirely. To my ears, the piano on 'London's Brilliant Parade' and 'You Tripped at Every Step' is way up in the mix, much higher than in 'Under Lime' or 'Unwanted Number', and quite right too. You're right, it is higher in the mix than the two new songs. But I still feel it's noticeable lo...
by Neil.
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 456
Views: 71333

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

From Elvis' website page: "it was essential that I worked closely with Steve Nieve to maintain the light and space in the arrangements and allow him to shine .” Definitely excited about this new album, but the above Elvis quote isn't apparent in the mix of the two new preview tracks. Steve's a...
by Neil.
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 456
Views: 71333

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Crikey - I only know the excellent Grace Of My Heart version, so any added layer, I wasn't aware of. So if the new single is the Grace of My Heart text, I can confirm it's powerful enough without prior knowledge of the previous version. Bring it on!
by Neil.
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 456
Views: 71333

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

verbal gymnastics wrote:It's interesting to release Unwanted Number given what the song is about.


You mean because it's about an unwanted pregnancy?
by Neil.
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Footage of Flip City, featuring Elvis, in London in 1974
Replies: 13
Views: 2707

Re: Footage of Flip City, featuring Elvis, in London in 1974

Ha ha - that's great! God, that's my early childhood. Everyone looked like Paul Rogers out of Free - men and women!
by Neil.
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 456
Views: 71333

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

the chances of finding a shop selling vinyl singles released on the same day here in the South West is like finding a virgin in St. Just (as my old boss used to say !) :roll: I guess I'll just listen to the singles on Spotify (if they're there), then buy the CD when it comes out. Funny that there's...
by Neil.
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 456
Views: 71333

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Ah, thanks - I missed that - somebody already said it. Great, that's this Friday! 'Under Lime' - suitably cheery title from our Elv.
by Neil.
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 456
Views: 71333

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

sheeptotheslaughter wrote:
verbal gymnastics wrote:Ps - it's a birthday present for Sulky from Elvis!

The single are out in time for my birthday too thanks Elvis


Where does it say the date of the singles? I'm gagging to hear 'em!

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