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by Hawksmoor
Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:52 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Taken For A Fool (Live) on iTunes
Replies: 11
Views: 4312

Re: Taken For A Fool (Live) on iTunes

Nothing doing on UK Itunes yet. Maybe when the single's actually released?
by Hawksmoor
Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:42 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC and the Imposters: New Recording?
Replies: 18
Views: 7172

Re: EC and the Imposters: New Recording?

I'd say at this point in his career, productivity is more important than ever. Not to seem morbid, but he has less time left to put out records than he did in 1978. In a sense, I see your point. On the other hand (leaving aside one's desire, as a fan, just to have as many Elvis Costello records as ...
by Hawksmoor
Mon Jul 04, 2011 1:02 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC and the Imposters: New Recording?
Replies: 18
Views: 7172

Re: EC and the Imposters: New Recording?

Just in terms of timing, he's surely due a break from recording for a couple of years? By my count he's released seven 'regular' LPs in the last nine years - a productivity-rate that most up-and-coming new artists can't match, but which, relative to the average release-rate of an artist of Costello'...
by Hawksmoor
Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:50 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Your favorite MLAR (including bonus disc) track and why ?
Replies: 26
Views: 9435

Re: Your favorite MLAR (including bonus disc) track and why

'Broken' is awful, I'm afraid - one of the four or five Costello tracks I really find it a chore to listen to. My favourites are obvious ones: 'The Other Side of Summer' and 'How to be Dumb'. Classic, bile-strewn, punchy Costello rockers. I'm a sucker for all that stuff, even 30+ years down the line.
by Hawksmoor
Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:00 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: For More Tears mp3
Replies: 7
Views: 4008

Re: For More Tears mp3

A cracker. Would love to hear a band arrangement of this - it's crying out for a bit of piano, if you'll pardon the pun.
by Hawksmoor
Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:24 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: In praise of Momofuku
Replies: 59
Views: 26707

Re: In praise of Momofuku

A rope leash wrote:Well, technically, I don't know what the Hell I'm talking about.

Not true.
A rope leash wrote:But for me, Momofuku is Elvis' best release of recent years.

True.

:wink:
by Hawksmoor
Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:12 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Income from Touring
Replies: 2
Views: 2087

Re: Income from Touring

I have no idea really, and couldn't begin to suggest any actual figures, but I do have a personal theory that most artists these days make a hell of a lot more from playing live than (a) they used to and (b) they make from recording music. Back in the good old days when I was a lad and it was all fi...
by Hawksmoor
Sat Mar 05, 2011 4:54 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Return Of The Imposter: National Ransom No.2
Replies: 82
Views: 26628

Re: The Return Of The Imposter: National Ransom No.2

Back to the song itself-- it's fascinating to me how divergent the reactions to it are, simply because it's SO subjective and mysterious. I mean, I think my least favorite Costello song might be "The Long Division" off of Painted From Memory-- it just always seemed like a particularly wea...
by Hawksmoor
Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:47 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Return Of The Imposter: National Ransom No.2
Replies: 82
Views: 26628

Re: The Return Of The Imposter: National Ransom No.2

I will never understand the general antipathy towards NR #1. I just don't get it. It's a really terrific opening track that sounds like the smartest track The Traveling Wilburys never wrote. Yet it's probably sparked as much dislike among EC fans as any track I can remember. Agree, I also find this...
by Hawksmoor
Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:35 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Return Of The Imposter: National Ransom No.2
Replies: 82
Views: 26628

Re: The Return Of The Imposter: National Ransom No.2

docinwestchester wrote:mp3 file:

http://www.mediafire.com/?1bdqwmike8v9z

Many thanks as always, much appreciated.
by Hawksmoor
Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:23 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: UK Tour June 1983
Replies: 29
Views: 15505

Re: UK Tour June 1983

I'm fairly sure I was at the Liverpool gig but the memory is a little hazy these days. Was it the tour where Rank and File were the opening act?
by Hawksmoor
Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:58 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: National Ransom, We Hardly Knew Ye
Replies: 42
Views: 13913

Re: National Ransom, We Hardly Knew Ye

As for his not making albums anymore, I don't pretend to understand the financial aspects of the biz, but I suspect that as long as there are viable record companies EC will have the option of cutting an album. If he chooses to go into a snit and not exercise the option, that's his business. But it...
by Hawksmoor
Thu Dec 16, 2010 2:17 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: bbc 5 live 14/12/10 at 2pm
Replies: 9
Views: 4590

Re: bbc 5 live 14/12/10 at 2pm

docinwestchester wrote:Flacs and mp3's:

http://www.mediafire.com/?c60g3azgst12h

The Spell That You Cast
A Voice In The Dark
Indoor Fireworks (partial)

Really nice stuff, thank you so much.
by Hawksmoor
Thu Dec 16, 2010 2:07 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Reissue catalogue in a mess?
Replies: 31
Views: 16310

Re: Reissue catalogue in a mess?

From a recent interview - * Costello isn’t entirely happy with Universal’s decision to release several live albums, including Live at Hollywood High and Live at the El Mocambo, both recorded in 1978. "There's a bewildering amount of records with my name on them out there. They keep releasing a...
by Hawksmoor
Wed Oct 27, 2010 3:40 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Later with Jools Holland 29-10-10
Replies: 31
Views: 13260

Re: Later with Jools Holland 29-10-10

It was a really great show tonight, with McCartney doing superb versions of "Jet" and "Band on the Run" to promote the re-release of that album. Neil Diamond did a nice acoustic band version of "I'm A Believer" and then Elvis, with just his guitar and a friend on doubl...
by Hawksmoor
Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:31 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Later with Jools Holland 29-10-10
Replies: 31
Views: 13260

Re: Later with Jools Holland 29-10-10

Radio Times is listing this as tonight, 26th?
by Hawksmoor
Sun Oct 24, 2010 12:59 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Magnificent Octopus
Replies: 42
Views: 16717

Re: The Magnificent Octopus


Can't argue with that one, can you? I think he likes it.
by Hawksmoor
Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:40 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: National Ransack
Replies: 1
Views: 1710

Re: National Ransack

I've pre-ordered to obtain it, but I'm assuming it'll just be a download - although hopefully there'll be cute bit of cover art or whatever with it, which you can download and print off if you wanna make yourself a physical CD copy?
by Hawksmoor
Fri Oct 22, 2010 1:02 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: National Ransom - November 2010
Replies: 597
Views: 184839

Re: National Ransom - New Album Due Nov. 2

Agh, I've already ordered my CD from play.com. Now it turns out I can get the CD and a digital EP from nationalransom.com! Who knew this was going to happen?! The same thing happened to me when The Walkmen released their latest, the wonderful Lisbon . I pre-ordered the album only to find out later ...
by Hawksmoor
Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:24 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: National Ransom - November 2010
Replies: 597
Views: 184839

Re: National Ransom - New Album Due Nov. 2

John wrote:
And No Coffee Table wrote:Hear "I Lost You" at 45:20.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00trzkp


Wow - Elvis in UK radio play shock. It might have been just before half past five on a Monday morning but it's better than nothing!

And it's described as 'his brand new single'? Interesting.
by Hawksmoor
Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:46 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: National Ransom - November 2010
Replies: 597
Views: 184839

Re: National Ransom - New Album Due Nov. 2

Any pointers yet on where's gonna be the best place to get hold of the Japanese version?
by Hawksmoor
Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: DVD: A Case for Song
Replies: 11
Views: 7351

Re: DVD: A Case for Song

Am I the only one who noticed EC launching into a seemingly-impromptu version of "Complicated Shadows" and directing it at Bruce Thomas right after Bruce almost ruined an otherwise brilliant version of "Man Out of Time" with that horrible, jumpy bass riff at the end? A pity, bec...
by Hawksmoor
Sat Sep 18, 2010 2:11 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: National Ransom - November 2010
Replies: 597
Views: 184839

Re: National Ransom - New Album Due Nov. 2

So Five Small Words is the single, eh? Interesting. I find it even more interesting that the word "single" is used. Is there some kind of definition? It's a pretty vague definition these days, isn't it? The 20th century concept of a single (a track from the LP that was given a physical re...
by Hawksmoor
Sat Sep 04, 2010 2:40 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Imperial Bedroom" Last of a perfect trifecta for me!
Replies: 24
Views: 7453

Re: "Imperial Bedroom" Last of a perfect trifecta for me!

And it is, if we can believe this month's Mojo, Brett Easton Ellis' favourite Costello LP. Which is worth something, I guess.
by Hawksmoor
Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:07 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Pomp & Pout: Best of The Universal Years -release cancelled?
Replies: 108
Views: 53414

Re: Pomp & Pout: Best of The Universal Years , July 13 '10

I don't suppose there's any chance that 'In Another Room' might be a fully-produced studio version rather than the out-take we already have? Great though it is, it has a slightly rough-hewn/unfinished feel. I'd love to hear a full-band or even orchestrated version.

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