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by Top balcony
Mon May 01, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Record Store Day 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 4745

Re: Record Store Day 2017

Record Store Day was very popular in Liverpool, a fact I completely misjudged :oops: :oops: :oops: hence came away without a copy of this special edition!

Colin at the back of the queue
by Top balcony
Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis plays Manchester Bridgewater Hall 19th March 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 9679

Re: Elvis plays Manchester Bridgewater Hall 19th March 2017

Apologies for being tardy to the party. Great show, varied setlist, loads of new (to me) songs, particularly "This Uneasy Hour" making it's UK debut, "She" with Ena Sharples as backdrop*, Scouser baiting the Mancs from the stage, touching tribute to Chuck which includes use of wh...
by Top balcony
Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis plays Manchester Bridgewater Hall 19th March 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 9679

Re: Elvis plays Manchester Bridgewater Hall 19th March 2017

Seems like we're aiming to meet at the Britons Protection real ale pub across the road from the venue beforehand ! Great, terrific boozer, despite the unappealing name in these B****t times, think I owe Bradwell a pint from last time he played at BWH, and the Boy got "3 Sons" sung via a b...
by Top balcony
Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New book from Bruce Thomas , March 2017
Replies: 71
Views: 29412

Re: New book from Bruce Thomas , March 2017

you really can see why Elvis and Bruce got on so well.....

Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers 2017 US Tour
Replies: 61
Views: 23429

Re: Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers 2017 US Tour

Being entirely optimistic here but there's a gap in the middle around Elvis's Mum's birthday ( end of June if I'm not mistaken) so lots of possible UK dates available ??!! June 24th or so until July 12 ( have a few days off on me boys !!) :shock: :wink: Lets hope so ! :P Bring it on ! Joining you i...
by Top balcony
Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: 2 tickets available for Sheffield 20/3/17 - perhaps the very final Detour show ever?
Replies: 0
Views: 2396

2 tickets available for Sheffield 20/3/17 - perhaps the very final Detour show ever?

Find I know someone who can't go to this show now. She tells me that she has 2 tickets going at face value £43.50 each, good seats in the circle. Send me a PM if you're interested.

Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis plays Sheffield 20 March 2017
Replies: 32
Views: 12534

Re: Elvis plays Sheffield 20 March 2017

Find I know someone who can't go to this show now. She tells me that she has 2 tickets going at face value £43.50 each, good seats in the circle. Send me a PM if you're interested.

Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis plays Manchester Bridgewater Hall 19th March 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 9679

Re: Elvis plays Manchester Bridgewater Hall 19th March 2017

Yes of course, agree with those reservations above, however when he played this venue on 14 July 2014 he played Dr Luther's Assistant!

Don't abandon all hope just yet!

Colin Top Balcony - expecting the unexpected
by Top balcony
Sun Dec 18, 2016 7:20 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis being cruel, 1983
Replies: 9
Views: 4497

Re: Elvis being cruel, 1983

Sadly the link in this earlier " EC talks on U2" thread no longer works, so we can all make up what he thought of them in 2011.
viewtopic.php?t=9169

unlike Elvis I haven't changed my mind one bit...

Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: Nashville 1st October 1997
Replies: 0
Views: 6404

Nashville 1st October 1997

Does anyone have a copy of the recording of this show which apparently was broadcast on FM radio: http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/index.php/Concert_1997-10-01_Nashville It's the rendition of "Jesus on the Mainline" with John Prine et al which has attracted my attention. Please send me a...
by Top balcony
Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: All about the sound at Elvis's recent shows
Replies: 17
Views: 5752

Re: All about the sound at Elvis's recent shows

John
Could you run that through Google Translate please? Sound in Liverpool in July for the Imposters show was 'muffled', although my seat location, front row by Davey, could have been the cause.
Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:09 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC nominated for Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album
Replies: 12
Views: 4622

Re: EC nominated for Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album

Go Elvis indeed! However I admit I find his 'reading voice' a bit stilted, and then came to wonder which professional voice could have been hired instead. Think it requires the ability to inject some Scouse into the delivery, unless reading bits covering 1977/78 when stealth recordings indicate he h...
by Top balcony
Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 3rd PEN Song Lyrics Award, Elvis at presentation September 19 2016 in Boston
Replies: 27
Views: 10569

Re: 3rd PEN Song Lyrics Award, Elvis at presentation September 19 2016 in Boston

Is anyone aware of a recording / footage of Roseanne and EC's performance of “Hello in There” ?

[insert fingers crossed emoji]

Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Fri Nov 18, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on Brexit ? I'm not sure if this is legit
Replies: 23
Views: 8948

Re: Elvis on Brexit ? I'm not sure if this is legit

I completely agree with Verbal - it's the "Mother Theresa" crack which seals it for me. National Ransom Version No.10

Colin Top Balcony
( still wishing that I could wake up and find that it's really April 2016 and all of this has been a bad dream)
by Top balcony
Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .
Replies: 1467
Views: 502730

Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

"Red Cotton" included a nod to a famous Liverpool landmark: "...Merchants will gather at St. George's Hall..." Anyone curious about this edifice will be able to see it in a starring role, impersonating a NYC building in the movie Fantastic Beasts : http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/...
by Top balcony
Sun Nov 13, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .
Replies: 1467
Views: 502730

Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

Highlight of today's outing to gas fire retailers in north Liverpool - Oliver's Army blasting out of the shop PA.

Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Sat Nov 12, 2016 10:45 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: A series of special presentations by The Imposters in late 2016: Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers Tour
Replies: 23
Views: 9702

Re: A series of special presentations by The Imposters in late 2016: Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers Tour

SP I did the same. Appreciate this is heresy to some correspondents, but IB wasn't one of my real favourite albums. Obviously some top, top songs and as you might predict I'd place MooT and Beyond as amongst his very best. However others felt a bit indulgent. So it was very enjoyable to revisit the ...
by Top balcony
Sat Nov 12, 2016 9:24 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .
Replies: 1467
Views: 502730

Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

sheeptotheslaughter wrote:...Liverpool being top of the league.


This is VERY insignificant Stuff.

Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Thu Oct 27, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Yahzarah & Kitten Kuroi, backing vocalists for the Imperial Bedroom shows
Replies: 21
Views: 6812

Re: Yahzarah & Kitten Kuroi, backing vocalists for the Imperial Bedroom shows

johnfoyle wrote:I feel a urge to find this shop...


Really sorry John, can't help you there, in 1978 all Liverpool's grocery stores looked like that - but without those particular callow youths!

good luck with the search

Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis when you least expect it
Replies: 697
Views: 199394

Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Our son's wedding reception at Pepper Saint Ontiod, Isle of Dogs, recently. He and prospective bride had constructed two playlists. I was suprised and delighted to hear My Funny Valentine during the 'quiet bit'. Later came She and then Lipsick Vogue during the 'loud/dancing bit'.

Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: another crazy ba EC list: i've seen him perform live with...
Replies: 14
Views: 3833

Re: another crazy ba EC list: i've seen him perform live with...

Wow - respect BA, Big time As well as the usual suspects : EC solo and with Steve; Attractions; As + TKO Horns; As + TKO Horns + Afrodiziak; Imposters; Rude 5; Sugarcanes; Larkin Poe; Lowe More rarely I've seen him with Steven Kennedy (guesting on Little Blue Window with the Imposters 7 Sept 2002); ...
by Top balcony
Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis in Beatles film "Eight Days A Week"
Replies: 5
Views: 2689

Re: Elvis in Beatles film "Eight Days A Week"

sulky lad wrote: sometimes people think Bradwell Boy, Colin TC and John and I are all brothers :roll:


We are!

Colin TB
by Top balcony
Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday!
Replies: 9
Views: 3740

Re: Happy Birthday!

sweetest punch wrote:Our Man is 62 today!


Happy birthday from one 62 year old to another!

Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: European tour 2017
Replies: 31
Views: 10110

Re: European tour 2017

I'm on row two as well - seat 20, cash in hand so ticket in mit and no booking fees - yippee

Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Sun Jul 17, 2016 5:07 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: European tour 2017
Replies: 31
Views: 10110

Re: European tour 2017

Yeah - I'm lucky to have seen EC play with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in 2008, but this was a one off part of our Capital of Culture celebrations. I'm hoping UK Tour of Special Presentations would mean whole album run troughs, my pick would be Get Happy , but with my luck I'd get Nor...

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