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by Top balcony
Fri Dec 12, 2014 11:44 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello 2015 Detour - UK Dates
Replies: 76
Views: 20665

Re: Elvis Costello 2015 Detour - UK Dates

sulky lad wrote:... and possibly one more :wink:


Is that Liverpool calling?
by Top balcony
Sat Dec 06, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello 2015 Detour - UK Dates
Replies: 76
Views: 20665

Re: Elvis Costello 2015 Detour - UK Dates

Bought my Liverpool Phil yesterday from the venue +/- 11am. By then they had no double seats available centre stalls so me and Mrs Top Balcony are in the Circle - front row. Nice lady in the box office advised me that the Phil's presale subscribers have first dabs on the majority of seats which are ...
by Top balcony
Wed Dec 03, 2014 7:21 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello 2015 Detour - UK Dates
Replies: 76
Views: 20665

Re: Elvis Costello 2015 Detour - UK Dates

Mon 15th LIVERPOOL, Philharmonic

Yippee

Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Mon Nov 24, 2014 5:53 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis to receive Icon Award, Liverpool, Nov. 22 '14
Replies: 8
Views: 3231

Re: Elvis to receive Icon Award, Liverpool, Nov. 22 '14

Coverage here from the daily rag online (Scouse in the city: American actress Kim Cattrall returns to her birthplace Liverpool to collect an Icon award in a plunging dress) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2845807/American-actress-Kim-Cattrall-returns-birthplace-Liverpool-collect-Icon-aw...
by Top balcony
Wed Nov 19, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis to receive Icon Award, Liverpool, Nov. 22 '14
Replies: 8
Views: 3231

Re: Elvis to receive Icon Award at the Collective Honours

Little further detail about this has been announced - time of day etc. - except that Kim Cattrall will also be there. Kim was born in sunny South Liverpool, just like me and Elvis' ma. I'll keep an eye out for him at our game against West Ham on Saturday, just get the feeling that he's seen the lig...
by Top balcony
Sun Nov 02, 2014 12:12 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: T-Bone / Dylan project: Lost On The River
Replies: 344
Views: 113778

Re: T-Bone / Dylan project: Lost On The River

The following Bob Dylan / Elvis Costello songs have we heard so far, What do we find of the songs so far? Initially I was a little underwhelmed, but now I hear lovely melodies and some great studio performances. First things first SP- a huge thank you for putting all these links in one place. Think...
by Top balcony
Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: UK/European Tour 2015
Replies: 10
Views: 3514

Re: UK/European Tour 2015

MOJO wrote:no love for the states or the city of San Francisco. Bogus. At least we have another World Series win! OH YEAH! Giants.



could someone kindly run this through Google translate for me? :D :D :D
MooT is usually a dab hand at GT

Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis in Liverpool
Replies: 1
Views: 1094

Re: Elvis in Liverpool

Missed him ! But there were 1.5m people on the streets so it would be easy hide, particularly wearing that trilby. The return of the Giants was wonderful , details via this link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2707654/Liverpool-tells-story-played-WWI-spectacular-style-help-three-giant-puppe...
by Top balcony
Tue Jul 15, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis solo, Manchester (England), July 14, 2014
Replies: 69
Views: 16764

Re: Elvis solo, Manchester (England), July 14, 2014

One of the epics from last night was "For More Tears" a song I vaguely knew but couldn't really place. The Wiki advises that it hasn't been released officially. Last night was it's first UK performance. Info here - http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/index.php/For_More_Tears Wonderfully mov...
by Top balcony
Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:24 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis solo, Manchester (England), July 14, 2014
Replies: 69
Views: 16764

Re: Elvis solo, Manchester (England), July 14, 2014

[I was v close by (Row B -15) Just as well I was on my best behaviour, I hope you captured my cheering and foot stamping between songs. Probably better for all concerned if my contribution to the call and response during Less than Zero was not preserved for posterity. Sorry we didn't meet! All the ...
by Top balcony
Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:25 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis solo, Manchester (England), July 14, 2014
Replies: 69
Views: 16764

Re: Elvis solo, Manchester (England), July 14, 2014

funkygibbon666 wrote: DIME etc later this week,


You've just made an old man very happy!

Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:43 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis solo, Manchester (England), July 14, 2014
Replies: 69
Views: 16764

Re: Elvis solo, Manchester (England), July 14, 2014

DR LUTHER’S ASSISTANT !!!!! Also played – incomplete and in no particular order (sorry) Poison Moon Last Year of my Youth Opportunity Jack of all Parades Watching the Detectives Ghost Train Radio Soul Jimmy Standing in the Rain / Buddy Ascension Day Everyday I write the Book Walking My Baby Back Ho...
by Top balcony
Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:08 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis solo, Manchester (England), July 14, 2014
Replies: 69
Views: 16764

Re: Elvis solo, Manchester (England), July 14, 2014

Anyone fancy a pint beforehand?

Britons Protection is almost next to the BWH with great beer. Guess it will be heaving but I can't think of anywhere nearby that won't be. From 6.30 ish I'll be there wearing my Brutal Youth t-shirt, come and say hello.

Colin - Circle C 19
by Top balcony
Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:08 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis solo, Manchester (England), July 14, 2014
Replies: 69
Views: 16764

Re: Elvis solo, Manchester (England), July 14, 2014

Sorry you won't be able to make it to the City of Perpetual Rain. Lets hope someone else has a briefcase crammed full of audio recording equipment in the auditorium. Are you reading this BA? Similarly sorry that I can't accompany you to Bexhil being unable to take your hint. Enjoy all the shows Coli...
by Top balcony
Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:36 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis (solo) plays Knoxville, June 20 2014
Replies: 22
Views: 5429

Re: Elvis (solo) plays Knoxville, June 20 2014

charliestumpy wrote: And well done USA Soccerballs in their fantastically gripping-entertaining match last night vs Belgium.


Yeah completely - Tim Howard : what a performance - and the rest too, wonderful.

Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:32 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis solo, Manchester (England), July 14, 2014
Replies: 69
Views: 16764

Re: Elvis solo, Manchester (England), July 14, 2014

Me

Lowered my standards and going to Manchester!

Lets hope there's a mobile recording studio in attendance too.

Can't wait.

Colin - with a seat in the Balcony
by Top balcony
Sat Jun 07, 2014 6:06 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Atlanta, Chastain Park
Replies: 8
Views: 2664

Re: Atlanta, Chastain Park

SP - this is a new one on me : big thanks for the link.
by Top balcony
Wed Jun 04, 2014 1:08 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis MC at Kristofferson and Newman honoration by PEN
Replies: 13
Views: 4001

Re: Elvis MC at Kristofferson and Newman honoration by PEN

As good an excuse as any to post a link to this marvellous performance of the wonderful April 5th: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cldEvQP_ ... e=youtu.be

Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Wed Jun 04, 2014 1:04 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis taking questions on Twitter, June 5 '14
Replies: 25
Views: 6103

Re: Elvis taking questions on Twitter, June 5 '14

Why Manchester and not Liverpool in upcoming UK tour?
by Top balcony
Sat May 03, 2014 6:52 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Strangers In Amsterdam LP
Replies: 6
Views: 1698

Re: Strangers In Amsterdam LP

25 years ago EC toured UK with Nick Lowe as support - how good was that? - I saw the 11th May 1989 show at the Royal Court, Liverpool. For Encore One they came on stage and played Fireworks and PLU. Clearly not a gig MOOT, but an epic cameo duet. BTW all proceeds for the show and the previous one at...
by Top balcony
Sat Feb 15, 2014 3:22 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: UK Tour 2014
Replies: 23
Views: 4858

Re: UK Tour 2014

verbal gymnastics wrote: I'm sure there'll be a Liverpool show along the way...


how quickly hope has faded...

Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:50 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play Sheffield, 8 June '13
Replies: 36
Views: 8311

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Sheffield, 8 June '13

sulky lad wrote:My recording up on dime now !


Thanks so much for this and all the others - see you in the Fly in the Loaf in July.....

Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:06 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on youtube volume 42
Replies: 75
Views: 17833

Re: Elvis on youtube volume 42

Stumbled accross this link from Laura Cantrell's website - Elvis Costello & Laura Cantrell play James Taylor's "Bartenders Blues" from Spectacle :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJHKycMTlSY

I love this...

Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:08 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: what's your favorite Elvis Costello recording (Non cd)
Replies: 6
Views: 2329

Re: what's your favorite Elvis Costello recording (Non cd)

My very favourite is Sulky's wonderful recording of Elvis' epic show at the Picket on 5th July 2007. Details via this link to the wiki : http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/index.php/Concert_2007-07-05_Liverpool No idea how he achieved such clarity in such a small and rammed venue, but this recording...

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