Elvis, Solo, plays Southend-on-Sea, UK, June 4, 2015

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Re: Elvis, Solo, plays Southend-on-Sea, UK, June 4, 2015

Postby migdd » Sat Jun 06, 2015 7:10 am

My bad. Old age is creeping up on me. I could've sworn that this was on the Unwanted Numbers bootleg but mis-remembered. It's on the Rhino ATUB bonus disc, not the boot. :oops:

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Re: Elvis, Solo, plays Southend-on-Sea, UK, June 4, 2015

Postby krm » Sat Jun 06, 2015 9:01 am

no problem! Cardiac activity is back to normal now.

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Re: Elvis, Solo, plays Southend-on-Sea, UK, June 4, 2015

Postby And No Coffee Table » Sat Jun 06, 2015 11:21 am

sweetest punch wrote:World's Greatest Optimist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sprCjEsiALA


Interesting. It's basically the Aimee Mann/Bachelor No. 2 version for the first half of the song and the Elvis demo version for the second half. And there's a bit of "The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game" (The Marvelettes/Smokey Robinson) at the end.

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Re: Elvis, Solo, plays Southend-on-Sea, UK, June 4, 2015

Postby sweetest punch » Sat Jun 06, 2015 2:56 pm

A Good Year For The Roses (with Ronan): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QHcaGiJgU4
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Re: Elvis, Solo, plays Southend-on-Sea, UK, June 4, 2015

Postby blureu » Sat Jun 06, 2015 8:17 pm

Aimee Mann

This thrills me beyond belief, @ElvisCostello playing "Fall of the World's Own Optimist" https://t.co/ch5X1SqViU

https://www.facebook.com/AimeeMann/post ... 1995409276

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Re: Elvis, Solo, plays Southend-on-Sea, UK, June 4, 2015

Postby And No Coffee Table » Sun Jun 07, 2015 12:33 am

https://twitter.com/ElvisCostello/statu ... 5237099520

Elvis Costello wrote:@aimeemann What a joust of verses to sing and tangle of fingers to play. Must practice and reprise quite soon. Your humble co-writer


https://twitter.com/aimeemann/status/607366979616436224

Aimee Mann wrote:@ElvisCostello I absolutely loved the mash-up. You are a dear and I love you.

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Re: Elvis, Solo, plays Southend-on-Sea, UK, June 4, 2015

Postby Goon Squad » Sun Jun 07, 2015 7:13 am

Goon Squad wrote:Definitely a memorable and exciting gig. I would agree with most comments made already but this is my take on it.
Got there early and met up with Moot, his mate Mike and Bradwell Boy. Had a good old chat about everything and anything before going into the hall. Wished I'd gone in earlier as the set was brilliant and watching the old videos brought back loads of great memories. I must admit I'd completely forgotten about the This Town video with Harry Enfield ! Anyway onto the show itself...........and what a show. I loved hearing a lot of the oldies like Sneaky Feelings, No Dancing, Ghost Train and especially Hand In Hand. The staging was brilliant , and the songs in the tv were a great idea. My only problem was that by sitting front right of stage , all the piano songs were performed by "The Singing White Hat" as that's all I could see over the top of the piano ! Mind you they sounded great ! His little stories in between songs were as always very entertaining although some were repeats from last years tour, but still worth listening to again. It was very much a stay seated concert which in the main fitted the songs and tempo of the night although a few people started to stand when the encores started much to the annoyance of one particularly over-zealous female "bouncer" who seemed to hate the sight of people enjoying themselves ! I'm sure she even ejected a woman from row 4 or 5 ! Anyway, more of her later ! All in all another top "Cliffs Pavilion" gig................following on from his last one there. Maybe he just loves the sea air ! Lots of old songs and a few new nuggets made it a perfect mix ! Top marks to the great man !
After the finish which was past 11 myself and maybe 15 others waited by the stage door only for it to be opened after a few minutes by the female bouncer who very rudely opened her repertoire with "Right get back all of you, right back, or he ain't coming out !"................Charming ! She then continued in this vain several times greatly annoying a few of the female fans there as she was being so unnecessarily rude and talking as if we were a bunch of teenage yobbos! ( the average age was probably 50+ ! ). Finally after what seemed like a very long time, one of Elvis's own roadies came out and had a nice chat and prepared us for the great man's entrance! A lesson to be learned there for the female bouncer..........speaking nicely and being polite goes a long way ! When Elvis did come out he signed everything that was asked of him and posed for dozens of photos ( me included) like the true star he is. I myself asked him about the possibility of any London dates later in the year and he said almost apologetically....."No, not really. You see we are trying to do something different with this tour, we did all that last time, and so not really, no."
So, it sounds like, enjoy these dates everyone because I think that's your lot for this year ! Mind you we have been spoilt the last 2 or 3 years.
So there you have it ! Another top gig, another tour T-shirt, and another photo with Elvis !................BRILLIANT !
Next up for me is Cambridge ! I can't wait ! 8)



.....and, apologies for a glaring omission. I absolutely loved the video and singalong of his dad's "If I had a hammer" song. I thought it was very touching but also seemed to make him very proud that we were all enjoying his dad's music. It really was a quality addition to a great show.

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Re: Elvis, Solo, plays Southend-on-Sea, UK, June 4, 2015

Postby verbal gymnastics » Sun Jun 07, 2015 7:47 am

I think you can also see how much he liked being onstage with his brothers.
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Re: Elvis, Solo, plays Southend-on-Sea, UK, June 4, 2015

Postby sheeptotheslaughter » Mon Jun 08, 2015 8:44 am

verbal gymnastics wrote:I'm glad you enjoyed it. Judging by the setlist I'd say it was the best show of the show so far (although I really enjoyed Brighton).

I'm not altogether surprised that there won't be a London show this year. Elvis has confined himself pretty much playing the RAH in recent years and whilst this worked with the Songbook Shows, I think even Elvis will have noticed the swathes of empty seats as people walked out last October at the BluesFest shows. Indeed I'd vowed not to go if Elvis played the RAH this year. I like the venues on this tour.

If there is a change of heart (which I think there will be later in the year when the book comes out) then he ought to play somewhere else in London.


That's a good call VG he may well play the odd date to promote the book. Lets hope so as I cant make any of the rest of this tour

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Re: Elvis, Solo, plays Southend-on-Sea, UK, June 4, 2015

Postby sweetest punch » Sun Jul 19, 2015 10:54 am

When I Write The Boot / Everyday I Write The Book: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmGA0oPmFt0
Hand In Hand: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLBBrSBEtAo
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Re: Elvis, Solo, plays Southend-on-Sea, UK, June 4, 2015

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Re: Elvis, Solo, plays Southend-on-Sea, UK, June 4, 2015

Postby sheeptotheslaughter » Tue Aug 04, 2015 1:29 am

Azmuda wrote:Anyone know what newspaper this is:

https://twitter.com/garyblatch/status/605768534522617856

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It looks like the local Southend paper 'The Echo'

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Re: Elvis, Solo, plays Southend-on-Sea, UK, June 4, 2015

Postby johnfoyle » Tue Aug 04, 2015 2:46 am

http://www.echo-news.co.uk/author/profile/35569/


Ms Buckley does indeed write for The Echo .


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