Elvis Solo, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, Sat. 18 March, 2017

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Elvis Solo, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, Sat. 18 March, 2017

Postby Man out of Time » Sun Aug 28, 2016 6:05 am

As part of "Detour 2017" Elvis plays the Festival Theatre in Edinburgh on Saturday 18 March, 2017.

Tickets £45 on sale 9am on Friday 2 September. Is there usually a pre-sale for this venue?

http://tickets-scotland.com/events.html?event_method=viewevent&event_id=a3c1c455-5f06-11e6-b2cc-22000b75ede9

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Re: Elvis Solo, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, Sat. 18 March, 2017

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Postby johnfoyle » Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:38 am

I know of a few people , not posters here, going to this .

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Re: Elvis Solo, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, Sat. 18 March, 2017

Postby verbal gymnastics » Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:03 am

I'm pretty sure Nicola76 will be there.
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Re: Elvis Solo, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, Sat. 18 March, 2017

Postby johnfoyle » Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:58 pm

From the same Nicola , via Facebook

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Re: Elvis Solo, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, Sat. 18 March, 2017

Postby johnfoyle » Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:17 pm

My friend Aaron at the show is intrigued by the wifi options in the venue-

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Which reminds me of something similar in Oslo -

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Re: Elvis Solo, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, Sat. 18 March, 2017

Postby johnfoyle » Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:32 pm

No setlist (yet - I hope!) but reports of songs played including This Year's Girl , WTD, Alison , Tramp The Dirt Down, Toledo , Just About Glad, I Can't Stand Up and Motel Matches.

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Re: Elvis Solo, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, Sat. 18 March, 2017

Postby Judge Holden » Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:58 am

Other highlights were Deep Dark Truthful Mirror, Blood & Hot Sauce, Face in the Crowd & Viceroy's Row - the piano numbers were barnstorming. Elvis sang superbly on the bluesier songs but seemed to struggle at other times - I sometimes couldn't quite make out the melody in 1 or 2 of the newer songs. Bury Me Under Lime is a dark gem.

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Re: Elvis Solo, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, Sat. 18 March, 2017

Postby Judge Holden » Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:03 am

Sorry for the drip feed. Indoor Fireworks was beautiful, despite Elvis forgetiing lyrics. And (imagine my outrage) there was NO Psycho!

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Re: Elvis Solo, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, Sat. 18 March, 2017

Postby sweetest punch » Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:11 am

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, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, Sat. 18 March, 2017

Postby And No Coffee Table » Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:32 pm

Setlist.fm now has what looks like the complete setlist.

01. This Year's Girl
02. Just About Glad
03. Motel Matches
04. Church Underground
05. Watching The Detectives
06. Shipbuilding
07. Deep Dark Truthful Mirror
08. Stripping Paper
09. A Face In The Crowd
10. They Call Me Mrs. Lonesome
11. Toledo
12. They're Not Laughing At Me Now
13. Veronica
14. Alison - off-mic
Encore 1
15. Blood & Hot Sauce
16. No Man's Woman
17. Accidents Will Happen
18. I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down
19. Viceroy's Row
20. Oliver's Army
Encore 2
21. Indoor Fireworks
22. Jimmie Standing In The Rain
23. Vitajex
24. Under Lime
25. She
26. Tramp The Dirt Down

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Re: Elvis Solo, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, Sat. 18 March, 2017

Postby johnfoyle » Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:45 pm

http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/o ... -1-4397100

Review: Elvis Costello leaves memorable impression on only Scottish tour date

By Will Slater
March 19th 2017

The only Scottish date on his Detour tour, for two and a half hours he freewheeled through his vast back catalogue, charming with anecdotes and recollections from a lifetime in and around the music business.

Opening with 1978’s This Year’s Girl, a giant 60s-style TV dominating the set flashed up images to illustrate the various songs. On guitar and piano, crowd favourites included Shipbuilding, Watching the Detectives, Oliver’s Army, Accidents Will Happen, a spine-tingling version of Alison, sung without any amplification, and She.

As striking as his musicianship and lyrics was his voice, which sounded gorgeous. He can deliver heartbreak like few can. He played four songs from A Face in the Crowd, a new musical he is working on, including a jingle-inspired Vitajex (on ukulele) and They Call Me Mrs Lonesome.

As he swapped musical styles, Elvis traded his red trilby for a white one or dispensed with it all together when the electric guitar came out. All the while, he was tugging at the musical thread that links him to his father, band leader Ross McManus, and grandfather Pat, who was a bandsman in the First World War and then a musician on cruise liners.

Other stand-out tracks played included 1998’s Toledo, which he co-wrote with Burt Bacharach, Indoor Fireworks and the haunting Church Underground. Ensuring we saw a flash of grit and steel, he ended with anti-Thatcher song, Tramp the Dirt Down. Only then did Elvis leave the building.

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Re: Elvis Solo, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, Sat. 18 March, 2017

Postby bronxapostle » Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:20 pm

I like this set...great variation. Big handful of newish songs and rarely aired tunes, alongside ten that he's been relying on heavily as of late. Now, if he can keep switching up the more oblique ones these last few nights of DETOUR, he can remind himself and all of us, of November 2013 USA solo and the way he stretched so mightily as I counted towards two hundred different played that month. And then bury this version of a solo tour until he dreams up a fresher way in a year or two. HE CAN DO IT, he's listened to me before. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Elvis Solo, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, Sat. 18 March, 2017

Postby sulky lad » Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:26 pm

Elvis definitely made it sound like tomorrow in Sheffield would be the last Detour concert. He talked about holding a car boot sale to get rid of the set including the massive TV prop.

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Re: Elvis Solo, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, Sat. 18 March, 2017

Postby verbal gymnastics » Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:10 am

He's already said this would be the end of Detour. Perhaps the set will join the Spectacular Spinning Songbook in Hartlepool...!

Detour has had a good run. On a personal level it didn't hold enough for me to go for a 3rd year running.
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Re: Elvis Solo, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, Sat. 18 March, 2017

Postby verbal gymnastics » Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:13 am

I also meant to say I think it would have come to an end last year if it wasn't for the rearranged European gigs.
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Re: Elvis Solo, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, Sat. 18 March, 2017

Postby johnfoyle » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:14 am

Thanks to Nicola for the print version of the earlier posted review .

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Re: Elvis Solo, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, Sat. 18 March, 2017

Postby johnfoyle » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:18 am

http://www.heraldscotland.com/arts_ents ... Edinburgh/

Music review: Elvis Costello, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh


Neil Cooper
The Herald, Glasgow
March 20 2017

*****

"I never thought I'd have to sing this again," says Elvis Costello before the final song of a two and a half hour set that makes up the very personal rummage through his back pages that is his solo Detour show. By this time he's showed us snaps from a family album that includes footage of his dad, big band crooner Ross McManus, after introducing the evening with videos of his own career on a giant mock-up of a 1960s TV set. He's entered with a shimmy and moved from acoustic guitar to electric with a stint at the piano in between.


One minute Costello is a showbiz raconteur cracking jokes, the next he's playing a ferocious version of Watching the Detectives while bathed in a moody green light as retro-styled pulp fiction posters flash up behind him. There is a funereal piano-led version of his Falklands War elegy, Shipbuilding, and an unamplified Alison. Following a blistering take on Oliver's Army against an image of a World War One army band just like the one his grand-dad was in, Costello holds his guitar aloft like a weapon.

There are new songs from a forthcoming musical about the power of TV to create demagogues, followed by the heartbreak of Indoor Fireworks and a lovely She. But when Costello ends the night with a story of visiting an underfunded hospital to see his 90 year old mum before singing Tramp the Dirt Down, the renewed relevance of the song he wrote in response to Margaret Thatcher is electrifying. In this way, as Costello takes stock of his now classic canon, he reinvents it in a way that invigorates it with every hearing.

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Re: Elvis Solo, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, Sat. 18 March, 2017

Postby johnfoyle » Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:50 pm

http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/cultu ... -1-4398612


Music review: Elvis Costello

DAVID POLLOCK
The Scotsman

21 March 2017

For those fans investing in a slice of late-period Elvis Costello live action – and there were many of them here – it’s an all-or-nothing experience. Anyone hoping for a cheery, nostalgic run-through of the wide range of punk-pop hits Costello wrote around 1980 will be … well, not disappointed, because Costello is an astute curator of his own legacy and most of them appeared here.

Yet every other Costello appeared too: the latterday rock anthropologist delving into genres from Creole blues to Southern gospel and Irish folk; the capable crooner who duetted with Burt Bacharach; and Declan MacManus, his real identity, Irish-­Liverpudlian son of music hall performer Ross MacManus and grandson of cruise liner trumpeter turned street ­corner Depression-era busker Pat MacManus. That Costello was here for this third-from-final date on his Detour tour without any other musicians only added to the sense of biographical intimacy.

Dressed in black shirt and trousers and a bright red fedora, his occasionally over-studied sense of showmanship hadn’t deserted him, but the rawness of two dozen songs for guitar or piano spread out over two-and-a-half hours told a tale; these were songs which held stories for him as well as for the audience, making for a deeply immersive experience.


He delved into the mind of a wealthy presidential autocrat amid A Face in the Crowd and Viceroy’s Row; remembered his father, “Birkenhead’s musical link between Dizzy Gillespie and Jimmy Shand”, before the sublime lyrical precision of he and Bacharach’s Toledo; delivered Veronica with breakneck briskness and Alison while off-mic with hymnal delicacy; and brought almost funereal levels of heartache and regret to I Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down and Oliver’s Army.


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