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by The Gentleman
Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Fanzine "Beyond Belief" on Ebay
Replies: 14
Views: 3378

Re: Fanzine "Beyond Belief" on Ebay

I still have my stack, stored in a box. It was a fantastic resource, particularly in the pre-Internet days. It also reminded me that I was nowhere near as fanatical about EC as I could have been. After over a decade (wow) I still hold out hope that Dave Farr will resume and finish his A to Z series...
by The Gentleman
Sat Nov 23, 2013 3:44 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis plays Storrs, CT Nov. 21 2013
Replies: 48
Views: 9631

Re: Elvis plays Storrs, CT Nov. 21 2013

verbal gymnastics wrote:I've never heard 13 steps lead down solo.


I could be mistaken, but I don't think it was performed live solo before this tour. But there is a solo demo on the Rhino reissue. And it's pretty great.
by The Gentleman
Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1086
Views: 246715

Re: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)

Wow-- "Can You Hear Me?" is strange and fabulous. A bizarre amalgam of "Radio Silence," "Complicated Shadows," and "American Gangster Time" (seemingly due to the fact that the all share references to "gangsters"-- do I detect a new Spinning Songbook ...
by The Gentleman
Sun Aug 18, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Brutal Youth" finally getting a vinyl issue!
Replies: 54
Views: 14988

Re: "Brutal Youth" finally getting a vinyl issue!

cwr wrote:The USA Brutal Youth tour had Crash Test Dummies.


My primary memory from their set was the unexpectedly large amount of yodeling.
by The Gentleman
Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:37 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1086
Views: 246715

Re: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)

Oddly, it reminds me a bit of "Abandon Words."
by The Gentleman
Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:27 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1086
Views: 246715

Re: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)

Nice find, Dave. Thanks!

Also, this is the first time I've seen a critic fess up to David Lee Roth's famous dismissal of EC as someone critics like because they look like him.
by The Gentleman
Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:43 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1086
Views: 246715

Re: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)

Similarly, Costello's lyrics revisit his own past. "I wanted to incorporate other verses and ideas from old songs as an ongoing dialogue," he explained. "On a number of songs I used that collage method because some of the things that were said in those [old] songs as they were origin...
by The Gentleman
Sat Jun 29, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1086
Views: 246715

Re: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)

Could "Sugar"= "Burnt Sugar (Is So Bitter)?"
by The Gentleman
Tue Jun 25, 2013 1:09 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Brutal Youth" finally getting a vinyl issue!
Replies: 54
Views: 14988

Re: "Brutal Youth" finally getting a vinyl issue!

BY was my first "new" EC album. There's always something "magical' about your first album, isn't there? Mine was SPIKE, and in many ways I think it was the perfect "gateway drug" in the sense that if someone buys into the "anything and the kitchen sink" approach o...
by The Gentleman
Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:47 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Brutal Youth" finally getting a vinyl issue!
Replies: 54
Views: 14988

Re: "Brutal Youth" finally getting a vinyl issue!

Who on earth is this vinyljunk? Just some guy in Belgium who sticks CDs onto vinyl? Looks rather dodgy to me. Apparently you can save on shipping costs when you go and collect the item? :? I can't speak to the vendor, but the release is listed as coming from Music on Vinyl, which is certainly a leg...
by The Gentleman
Sat Mar 30, 2013 2:38 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC plays wedding reception in Park City, Utah, August 2012
Replies: 19
Views: 4714

Re: EC plays wedding reception in Park City, Utah, August 20

FAVEHOUR wrote:
The Gentleman wrote:
krm wrote:
I did not find any link to a recording....


If ever there was a setlist that didn't make me curse my misfortune at not having access to a recording, this could very well be it.


Don't you want that one-off solo performance of "Makin' Whoopee"?

Dave


Oh you're probably right. *sigh*
by The Gentleman
Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:08 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC plays wedding reception in Park City, Utah, August 2012
Replies: 19
Views: 4714

Re: EC plays wedding reception in Park City, Utah, August 20

krm wrote:
johnfoyle wrote:All the details you could ever want about this wedding -


I did not find any link to a recording....


If ever there was a setlist that didn't make me curse my misfortune at not having access to a recording, this could very well be it.
by The Gentleman
Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:06 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC plays wedding reception in Park City, Utah, August 2012
Replies: 19
Views: 4714

Re: EC plays wedding reception in Park City, Utah, August 20

He seemed to miss a golden opportunity to dust off the bright and sunny wedding-themed songs in his catalog like "Harry Worth," "The Long Honeymoon," and "Imperial Bedroom." Set that couple off on the right note!

Actually wouldn't be a bad Spinning Songbook jackpot.
by The Gentleman
Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:44 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Huey Lewis discusses his work on My Aim is True
Replies: 0
Views: 2465

Huey Lewis discusses his work on My Aim is True

From an appearance on NPR's Wait Wait Don't Tell Me: http://www.npr.org/2013/03/16/174403534/singer-huey-lewis-plays-not-my-job GOLDTHWAIT: What was the rumor, maybe it was wrong, but the My Aim is True album... LEWIS: Right. GOLDTHWAIT: Were some of your musicians involved in that? LEWIS: Yeah. SAG...
by The Gentleman
Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:44 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Huey Lewis discusses his work on My Aim is True
Replies: 0
Views: 2250

Huey Lewis discusses his work on My Aim is True

From an appearance on NPR's Wait Wait Don't Tell Me: http://www.npr.org/2013/03/16/174403534/singer-huey-lewis-plays-not-my-job GOLDTHWAIT: What was the rumor, maybe it was wrong, but the My Aim is True album... LEWIS: Right. GOLDTHWAIT: Were some of your musicians involved in that? LEWIS: Yeah. SAG...
by The Gentleman
Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:35 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Val Jennings Interview
Replies: 4
Views: 1306

Re: Val Jennings Interview

UGH. That would have been SO great, to have the 2CD live series instead of the live discs attached to a third round of CD reissues. Universal really botched their whole handling of EC's catalog. Presumably they paid a fair amount of money for it without every figuring out the proper way to deal wit...
by The Gentleman
Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:01 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Val Jennings Interview
Replies: 4
Views: 1306

Val Jennings Interview

Great interview with Val Jennings of Demon/Edsel in which he discusses the reissue business and the projects he's worked on: http://www.superdeluxeedition.com/interview/industry-spotlight-interview-with-edsel-label-manager-part-1/ One highlight: SuperDeluxe Edition : You are referring to the third r...
by The Gentleman
Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:52 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis added to Prince tribute show, NY March 7th '13
Replies: 61
Views: 16090

Re: Elvis added to Prince tribute show, NY March 7th '13

bronxapostle wrote:how about THIS doc for back to back Thursdays: ELVIS performing "MY GENERATION" with THE WHO and "LITTLE RED CORVETTE" with PRINCE??? :wink: :lol:


Bebe, You're much too fast!
by The Gentleman
Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Why no Official Flip City collection?
Replies: 13
Views: 5665

Why no Official Flip City collection?

Okay. EC isn't recording much new material these days. The Costello Show series of live releases seems to be dead (before it bothered to release any of the really interesting shows), as are the "Deluxe Edition" reissues of his early catalog. So if all that's left is to exploit the unexplor...
by The Gentleman
Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 'Elvis Costello - In Motion Pictures', Nov. '12
Replies: 56
Views: 17146

Re: 'Elvis Costello - In Motion Pictures', Nov. '12

Seems likely that he would have recorded a demo to "Unwanted Number."
by The Gentleman
Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Pomp & Pout: Best of The Universal Years -release cancelled?
Replies: 108
Views: 29023

Re: Pomp & Pout: Best of The Universal Years -release cancel

Anyone have any insight as to what the hell happened with POMP AND POUT, anyways? Okay, perhaps it's not that surprising that Universal would elect not to bother to release a set with such limited commercial potential at a time the CD retail industry was absolutely collapsing. But what was up with t...
by The Gentleman
Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:50 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 'Elvis Costello - In Motion Pictures', Nov. '12
Replies: 56
Views: 17146

Re: 'Elvis Costello - In Motion Pictures', Nov. '12

Yes Universal. This is exactly what Elvis Costello fans have been foaming at the mouth for. No, we don't care about the promised (and legendary) Royal Albert Hall show, or the incredible Royalty Theatre performance. God forbid you release Live At Broadway or the complete solo Warfield show. So, is t...
by The Gentleman
Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:18 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: For The Stars - Japanese Bonus Track, does anyone have it?
Replies: 9
Views: 2329

Re: For The Stars - Japanese Bonus Track, does anyone have i

On the back of the CD case itself, it's listed as "Bonus Track 19. You Go My Head"
by The Gentleman
Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:48 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC's most frequently played songs
Replies: 22
Views: 5546

Re: EC's most frequently played songs

I'm going to guess Detectives for the #1 spot, with probably "Alison" #2. In both cases, they are songs he plays regardless of the style of accompanyment, be it rock, country, jazz/art, classical, EC/SN, or solo. Some of the other mainstays might be ubiquitous at his rock shows, but much l...

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