Elvis, solo, Liverpool June 15 2015

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Elvis, solo, Liverpool June 15 2015

Postby johnfoyle » Sun Jun 14, 2015 5:34 pm

Who's going?

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Re: Elvis, solo, Liverpool June 15 2015

Postby Cocktail Murderess » Sun Jun 14, 2015 5:50 pm

Me, me, me! And Spirit of Curiosity. Heading over to Liverpool late morning once we've waved off Mr Cocktail Murderess and Mr Spirit of Curiosity to work and got our bags packed. Hoping to do a spot of shopping then murder several cocktails before taking our seats. Is there a meet up pre show? :lol:
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Re: Elvis, solo, Liverpool June 15 2015

Postby The imposter » Sun Jun 14, 2015 6:43 pm

Me , Nicola 76 and Ronny will be there and presumably colin top balcony. The nearby philharmonic pub is worth a visit on it's own merits.

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Re: Elvis, solo, Liverpool June 15 2015

Postby sulky lad » Mon Jun 15, 2015 1:53 am

Meeting in a pub!! The usual meet up is in The sack but I'm sure the Philharmonic will do :wink:

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Re: Elvis, solo, Liverpool June 15 2015

Postby Top balcony » Mon Jun 15, 2015 4:45 am

Can confirm I'll be there!

Expect the wonderful Philharmonic to be heaving.

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PS Sulky's memory is fading him - The Sack is actually known as The fly in the Loaf ( or for older readers Kirklands)

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Re: Elvis, solo, Liverpool June 15 2015

Postby Bradwellboy » Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:31 am

I'll be there,plus 2 mates and a Costello virgin.

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Re: Elvis, solo, Liverpool June 15 2015

Postby The imposter » Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:31 am

Ill be in the fly in the loaf from 6, then in the philharmonic from about 7.

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Re: Elvis, solo, Liverpool June 15 2015

Postby verbal gymnastics » Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:50 am

The good news is that Megan Lovell is better so Larkin Poe will be supporting.

I think this is going to be a terrific gig - enjoy it everyone. :mrgreen:
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Re: Elvis, solo, Liverpool June 15 2015

Postby sweetest punch » Mon Jun 15, 2015 11:24 am

From Larkin Poe's facebook: https://www.facebook.com/larkinpoe

Megan has been fighting a respiratory tract infection like a super hero for the past few weeks. Yesterday, she hit rock bottom and we had to cancel our appearance in Nottingham w/ @ElvisCostello - but now, with the help of some antibiotics, she's ready to rumble again! ‪#‎Liverpool‬, here we come!
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Re: Elvis, solo, Liverpool June 15 2015

Postby sulky lad » Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:17 pm

Obviously spent far too much time in pubs before Costello gigs :oops: usually trying to get VG to buy a round :shock: not really and before you ask, yes I will try VG . Haven't even had chance to listen to last nights recording yet - hectic life I lead !! :wink:

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Re: Elvis, solo, Liverpool June 15 2015

Postby sulky lad » Mon Jun 15, 2015 2:31 pm

Cameras everywhere which seems quite promising, Mrs McManus arrived in a taxi, met Alan Bleasdale who told me and Colin TB that he only gets out for Costello shows - the mans still a genius and so is Alan Bleasdale :wink:

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Re: Elvis, solo, Liverpool June 15 2015

Postby verbal gymnastics » Mon Jun 15, 2015 4:46 pm

It wouldn't surprise me if, given the personal and family reminiscences of this tour, this is solely for private purposes.

I certainly hope I'm wrong.
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Re: Elvis, solo, Liverpool June 15 2015

Postby And No Coffee Table » Mon Jun 15, 2015 5:29 pm

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/whats-on ... ic-9461666

Review: Elvis Costello at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

By Jade Wright

4 stars out of 5

Elvis Costello’s last big gigs in Liverpool were part of his Spectacular Spinning Songbook Show tour.

It was certainly a spectacle, involving a giant wheel on the stage on which the names of many of his most famous tunes were written, which audience members were able to spin in the hope of landing on their favourite number.

Then there was the Capital of Culture year show, with full orchestral razzmatazz. Interesting, in its own way, but a long way from what you would expect from a man who, in his own words, began writing songs out of “bitterness and regret”.

With that in mind, you might be looking for a more raw, more real encounter with this musical mastermind whose bitterness and regret can be felt in almost every tune.

“I’m in Liverpool, the city of love and sunbeds,” he proclaimed, as he greeted the packed Philharmonic crowd. “It’s good to be home. I’m going to play only songs about love and happiness.”

He laughed at the very thought, inappenstead giving the crowd some of his beautiful, and most melancholy songs.

From (The Angels Gonna Wear My (Red Shoes) through Accidents Will Happen, Church Underground and Either Side of The Same Town.

His voice – easily the best I’ve heard it – got better with each song, dripping with sublime soul as he soared – and it seemed sawed, such was his vibrato – the high notes.

By the time he got to Oliver’s Army I wanted to get up and punch the air. Except no-one else was standing, and there’s often that difficult dynamic in the Phil. No-one wants to be the first to stand up, for fear they’ll be told to sit down again.

Instead there was much foot tapping and thigh slapping in the seated rows, where rightlt there should have been joyous dancing.

From there it was over to the piano, stopping to tell a funny story about when he worked as a computer operator (in those days operating a computer was a full time job) in Netherton. Huge cheers, as you’d expect. But nothing could match the joy that came for Shipbuilding, the song he wrote with Deaf School’s Clive Langer.

There were tributes to his wife and sons, as well as a beautiful story about the dad who inspired him – and who sang If I Had A Hammer on that famous Royal Variety show line up in 1963, where John Lennon made the quip about the royals rattling their jewellery.

Tonight, Elvis was right back to his roots, playing like his life depended on it.

His earliest numbers were never particularly overblown, and he often relied on a pretty simple arrangement, which really let his voice stand out in all its anguish.

So tonight at The Phil, playing an acoustic set, the tracks pared right back to the bone, his voice and the power and emotion of his lyrics were allowed to step right to the foreground.

This was truly a spectacular show, from a musical legend with a songbook so dizzyingly good it sets your head spinning.

And without the need of an orchestra or a big, sparkly wheel of fortune at all.

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Re: Elvis, solo, Liverpool June 15 2015

Postby Top balcony » Mon Jun 15, 2015 6:19 pm

Great to meet assorted Boarders before / after the show : including The Mighty Imposter, Bradwell and Mike, Cocktail Murderess, Spirit of Curiosity, and the legend of the lapels Sulky Lad.

And a great night was had by all.

Imposter got the souvenir set list so certain this'll surface shortly.

Guess my highlights were all the Larkin Poe numbers, Side by Side and Shipbuilding.

Only downside was the image of Stevie G La from the tele al the way through "Thats Not The Part". I kept my eyes closed.

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Re: Elvis, solo, Liverpool June 15 2015

Postby The imposter » Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:12 pm

Great to see you again too Colin ! I thought you'd be glad to see the back of Stevie G :) Was also good to see Bradwell Boy, Ronny, Nicola, Cocktail Murderess & Spirit of Curiosity.. I didn't catch Sulky unfortunately.

As reported earlier the show was professionally recorded for a possible future release. So any other recording (which would be welcomely received) might have a short seeding life ;) Maybe explains the “safe” looking set. No real surprises here, but it was good to see Larkin Poe again.

Start 8:50

1. Red Shoes
2. Watch Your Step
3. Accidents Will Happen
4. Ascension Day
5. Church Underground
6. 45
7. Either Side Of The Same Town
8. Oliver's Army
9. Shipbuilding (piano)
10. I Can't Stand Up For Falling... (piano)
11. Walkin' My Baby Back Home (seated)
12. Ghost Train (seated)
13. When I Was Cruel No. 2 (seated)
14. She (seated)
15. Watching The Detectives
16. When I Write The Book (inc lines from Everyday I Write The Book)

Encore (With Larkin Poe)

17. Pads, Paws And Claws
18. Love Field
19. Hidee Hidee Ho
20. That's Not The Part Of Him...
21. Down On The Bottom
22. Blame It On Cain

Encore 2 (in TV set)
23. Alison
24. Pump It Up
25. Good Year For The Roses (with Larkin Poe)
26. Brilliant Mistake (with Larkin Poe)

Encore 3

27. Side By Side (piano)
28. Who's The Meanest Gal In...(ukulele)
29. Jimmie Standing In The Rain

Encore 4

30. Peace, Love & Understanding (with Larkin Poe)

End 11:12

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Re: Elvis, solo, Liverpool June 15 2015

Postby johnfoyle » Tue Jun 16, 2015 3:21 am

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Elvis Costello from tonights shoot at the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic mid song performing"Accidents Will Happen" .superb songwriter and a lovely bloke.

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Re: Elvis, solo, Liverpool June 15 2015

Postby johnfoyle » Tue Jun 16, 2015 3:23 am

A story , just highlighted on twitter, that's relevant to Elvis's stage routine

http://beneaththebeat.blogspot.co.uk/20 ... rpool.html

Al Jolson and Liverpool


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Re: Elvis, solo, Liverpool June 15 2015

Postby verbal gymnastics » Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:25 am

Were Larkin Poe in the TV set with Elvis? That must have been cosy! :lol:

I'm surprised about the familiarity of the setlist - I'd have expected New Amsterdam/You've got to hide your love away or some other Mersey songs at the very least.
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Re: Elvis, solo, Liverpool June 15 2015

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Re: Elvis, solo, Liverpool June 15 2015

Postby Top balcony » Tue Jun 16, 2015 1:15 pm

Thanks very much Azmuda and full marks for the super quick upload

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Re: Elvis, solo, Liverpool June 15 2015

Postby johnfoyle » Tue Jun 16, 2015 3:55 pm

Ronny posts on f/book -

Had a mail from Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, saying that last nights show WAS being filmed by Eagle Rock Entertainment. So, there's a DVD coming up.

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Re: Elvis, solo, Liverpool June 15 2015

Postby sulky lad » Tue Jun 16, 2015 4:31 pm

I'm not sure if I should own up to this but I have a feeling Eagle Rock Entertainment have done a fair bit of promoting quite "old hat" bands such as ELP in the past ( or so I've been told ) :oops:

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Re: Elvis, solo, Liverpool June 15 2015

Postby sulky lad » Tue Jun 16, 2015 4:42 pm

Just started track marking the Larkin Poe set !!

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Re: Elvis, solo, Liverpool June 15 2015

Postby Top balcony » Tue Jun 16, 2015 5:06 pm

sulky lad wrote:Just started track marking the Larkin Poe set !!


I gave them a solid 7 out of !0. Plenty of enthusiastic effort let down by poor sound - at least where we sat in the Grand Circle.

However with Elvis they were epic - 10 / 10 and a gold star.

Colin in the posh seats rattling his jewellery


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