Elvis (solo) plays San Diego , April 7 2016

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Re: Elvis (solo) plays San Diego , April 7 2016

Postby sweetest punch » Sat Apr 09, 2016 6:00 am

Setlist from wiki: http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/inde ... _San_Diego

01. Complicated Shadows
02. (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes
03. Accidents Will Happen
04. Ascension Day
05. Suit Of Lights
06. Church Underground
07. 45
08. Everyday I Write The Book
09. American Without Tears
10. Last Boat Leaving
11. Matter Of Time - on piano
12. Clowntime Is Over - on piano
13. Mexican Divorce - including Another Brick In The Wall (Part II) - on piano
14. Walkin' My Baby Back Home - seated
15. Ghost Train - seated
16. Beyond Belief - seated
17. Watching The Detectives
18. Pads, Paws And Claws
19. Nothing Clings Like Ivy
20. Blame It On Cain
21. That's Not The Part Of Him You're Leaving
22. Clown Strike
23. No Reason To Quit
24. Tonight The Bottle Let Me Down
25. Alison
26. Pump It Up
27. Side By Side - on piano
28. I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down - on piano
29. Jimmie Standing In The Rain - including Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?
30. (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding?
31. Down On The Bottom
32. It Must Have Been The Roses
33. I Threw Away The Rose
Since you put me down, it seems i've been very gloomy. You may laugh but pretty girls look right through me.

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Re: Elvis (solo) plays San Diego , April 7 2016

Postby sulky lad » Sat Apr 09, 2016 5:10 pm

Mojo, your ears were at the concert - I can only answer for what I heard last year . I just wonder if Elvis' voice is erratic making it hard to get a balance. - what do you think ?
In Nottingham last year, Elvis claimed he had too much fresh air in Carlisle the night before but his voice got stronger as the night went on. Maybe the length of the show is dependent on him thinking he could sing out his vocal problems !

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Re: Elvis (solo) plays San Diego , April 7 2016

Postby MOJO » Sat Apr 09, 2016 6:05 pm

sl - I have no clue. I have no skills, especially around sound engineering. I would think a sound engineer would need to keep the instruments in tune, along with the vocals, which I thought were not jiving too well at the SF show. Perhaps it was the venue (not known for good sound) + sound gear/ equipment (or lack thereof). Nonetheless, I believe a good sound engineer would know how to work with both, right? Whatever, man. Don't ask me. I'm a total idiot. As a side note, I wish I was at this SD show. Epic set list. Darn!

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Re: Elvis (solo) plays San Diego , April 7 2016

Postby Azmuda » Sun Apr 10, 2016 12:45 pm


No Reason To Quit / Tonight The Bottle Let Me Down /
That's Not The Part Of Him You're Leaving / Clown Strike
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=An0wrZpVlFw

I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down / Alison /
Pump It Up / Jimmie Standing In The Rain
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcWFq_LY9_o

PL&U / Down On The Bottom /
It Must Have Been The Roses / I Threw Away The Rose
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8RLY8xV1t8

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Re: Elvis (solo) plays San Diego , April 7 2016

Postby verbal gymnastics » Sun Apr 10, 2016 4:57 pm

It's hard to tell from the videos but is Elvis sporting a moustache? That would explain the pictures where he's covering his face :lol:
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Re: Elvis (solo) plays San Diego , April 7 2016

Postby ahawkman » Sun Apr 10, 2016 9:49 pm

Great show, the first review summed it up well IMO. Never seen such a rapt and attentive audience at a concert; good job fellow San Diegans! I didn't think his voice was having noticeable troubles, but what do I know?

Musical highlights for me were Clowntime is Over (on piano) and Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down w Larkin Poe. Larkin Poe were a great addition to his show and their open was excellent too.

But the real highlight to me was the autobiographical nature of the show. I hadn't been aware that the show was so intertwined with his book.... it was great to hear him tell stories and discuss the underpinnings of some of the songs. I'm only about 1/3 through the book, but having read even that much helped me a lot.

What the book does for me is remind me that Elvis was not famous from birth, and really all his formative years were in relatively modest (though very musical) surroundings.

Cheers!

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Re: Elvis (solo) plays San Diego , April 7 2016

Postby MOJO » Sun Apr 10, 2016 11:41 pm

Thanks for posting the vid clips. They sound way better than what I heard at the Masonic in SF. What is the size of this venue? Nonetheless, I did hear moments where the sound guy drops out a bit... that's OK, I guess. He is learning as he goes, maybe? Good for him. He has a job.


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