Elvis solo, Edinburgh, Oct 18, 2014

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Elvis solo, Edinburgh, Oct 18, 2014

Postby Judge Holden » Fri Sep 19, 2014 4:52 pm

After the final reckoning this morning, Elvis would be missing a trick not opening with 45 - would resonate with most of the locals.

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Re: Elvis solo, Edinburgh, Oct 18, 2014

Postby Bradwellboy » Sat Oct 18, 2014 6:45 am

Now boarding delayed Easyjet from Stansted with Mrs E

Who's going

Where the best/ nearest pub


Will he do Comedians

More questions later

Mrs E says will Davey be there ????? (Think not)

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Re: Elvis solo, Edinburgh, Oct 18, 2014

Postby kilyuradeo » Sat Oct 18, 2014 11:51 am

Venue says some tickets have been released for tonight -- http://www.usherhall.co.uk/

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Re: Elvis solo, Edinburgh, Oct 18, 2014

Postby johnfoyle » Sat Oct 18, 2014 5:01 pm

Psycho got the usual we're-in-Scotland outing, according to a text from Nicola.

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Re: Elvis solo, Edinburgh, Oct 18, 2014

Postby docinwestchester » Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:00 pm

http://instagram.com/p/uUCX0cs4H4/

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Re: Elvis solo, Edinburgh, Oct 18, 2014

Postby And No Coffee Table » Sat Oct 18, 2014 11:11 pm

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Start 20:05

1 45
2 Either Side of The Same Town
3 Veronica
4 Poison Moon
5 Accidents Will Happen
6 Ascension Day
7 Big Boys Cry
8 Lonely Blue Boy
9 Opportunity
10 Come The Meantimes
11 Walking My Baby Back Home
12 Ghost Train
13 When I Was Cruel #2
14 Wave A White Flag
15 She
16 Which Side Are You On ?
17 Watching The Detectives
18 April 5th
19 If I Could Believe
20 Shipbuilding
21 Lost On The River #12
22 Oliver's Army
23 Psycho
24 The Comedians
25 Shot With His Own Gun
26 Mathew Met Mary
27 Good Year For The Roses
28 Jimmie Standing in The Rain
29 The Last Year of My Youth
30 Peace Love & Understanding

End 22:28

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Re: Elvis solo, Edinburgh, Oct 18, 2014

Postby verbal gymnastics » Sun Oct 19, 2014 5:14 am

Wow - there are some fantastic new old songs. Was Which side are you on? the Leon Russell song?
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Re: Elvis solo, Edinburgh, Oct 18, 2014

Postby The imposter » Sun Oct 19, 2014 1:39 pm

It was this traditional folk song http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Which_Side_Are_You_On%3F According to the wiki this is the 4th EC performance of this workers' anthem associated with Pete Seeger http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/inde ... _You_On%3F

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Re: Elvis solo, Edinburgh, Oct 18, 2014

Postby oliversa1 » Sun Oct 19, 2014 2:39 pm

What a fantastic show, even converted my wife to appreciate his talent. Made the long journey from Ellesmere Port, flying from Manchester and making a long weekend of it, weather was superb especially on Friday.

Only down side, was handed a set list (only two on stage) by stage hand, only to have an obnoxious git rip it out of my hand, very rude. He had already upset the stage hand by demanding it not even saying please, so the guy handed it to me. I would like to hope it's nobody on this forum. Not a true fan.
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Re: Elvis solo, Edinburgh, Oct 18, 2014

Postby FAVEHOUR » Sun Oct 19, 2014 11:11 pm

The imposter wrote:It was this traditional folk song http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Which_Side_Are_You_On%3F According to the wiki this is the 4th EC performance of this workers' anthem associated with Pete Seeger http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/inde ... _You_On%3F



This is the one he wrote new words for in 2013, right?


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Re: Elvis solo, Edinburgh, Oct 18, 2014

Postby And No Coffee Table » Mon Oct 20, 2014 12:21 am

http://www.scotsman.com/what-s-on/music ... -1-3577495

Gig review: Elvis Costello, Edinburgh

Elvis Costello told stories about his father and grandfather, providing links between their music and his own
by DAVID POLLOCK

“I’m gonna introduce you to my special guest for the evening,” announced Elvis Costello midway through the show, before leaving his centre-stage mic and planting himself in a chair off to the side with an acoustic guitar to hand. “It’s me.”

Elvis Costello - Usher Hall, Edinburgh

* * * *

Forfeiting the full band “Wheel of Songs” format used of late, which has seen the singer reprise his back catalogue in random, audience-selected fashion, this solo show was about as intimate as it gets for a global star playing before a hall packed with 2,000-plus people.

Sauntering between piano and electric and acoustic guitar, he regaled us with warm tales of playing clubs with his orchestra singer turned hippie dad and of his grandfather’s career as a musician on the great cruise liners of the 1920s, until the Great Depression hit.

This sense permeated the show, that he’s a star who remembers the working class roots of his own music and the styles he adapts, through the jaunty music hall rag of Walkin’ My Baby Back Home, the tribute to variety’s glory days Ghost Train and the elegy for his grandfather Jimmie, Standing in the Rain, even as a crippling darkness lingered at the edges of Come the Meantimes, When I Was Cruel No.2 and Country Darkness.

Amidst the two-and-a-half hours played, his family roots, his punk days (Watching the Detectives, Shipbuilding, Oliver’s Army and more were all present) and his current status as a transatlantic conduit to the Great American Songbook were all explored, the latter through April 5th (written with “my friends Roseanne Cash and Kris Kristofferson”) and a sublime contribution from Dylan’s New Basement Tapes, Lost On the River.

It was this combination of versatility and humanity which made the show so memorable.

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Re: Elvis solo, Edinburgh, Oct 18, 2014

Postby Bradwellboy » Mon Oct 20, 2014 3:48 am

When he was sat in the chair When I was Cruel was just AWESOME

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Re: Elvis solo, Edinburgh, Oct 18, 2014

Postby And No Coffee Table » Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:37 am

I guess only one critic attended this show, because this is written by the same person who wrote the previous review.


http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-enter ... 05822.html

Elvis Costello, Usher Hall, review: A commanding show
****
The singer conjures period as much as emotion

By David Pollock
Monday 20 October 2014

For some time now, Elvis Costello and his band have been appearing with a Wheel of Songs, an arrangement which has allowed eager audience members to select at random from his song catalogue.

Yet here, a solo Costello’s only onstage affectation was a glowing ‘On Air’ sign, its intimation of a radio session in progress and the modest arrangement of guitars and a piano around the singer reaching for an up-close-and-personal atmosphere.

As much as his artistry remained unimpeachable throughout the two and a half hour set, with Costello favourites ‘She’, ‘Watching the Detectives’, ‘Shipbuilding’ and ‘Oliver’s Army’ appearing amidst a slew of album tracks and covers, it was the power of his easy, downhome personality which carried the evening.

He regaled us with tales of writing ‘Accidents Will Happen’ in the back of a cab on the road to Mexico, his father playing the Royal Command Performance (not just for “no-hopers from X-Factor” back then) and his granddad working the White Star liner bands of the 1920s, even as his repertoire flitted between the music hall tribute ‘Walkin’ My Baby Back Home’, his stark contribution to Dylan’s New Basement Tapes ‘Lost On the River’ and the poignant ‘The Last Year of My Youth’, a song he debuted as a stand-in on Letterman.

As a songwriter, his ability to conjure period as much as emotion is what commands a show like this.


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