Elvis DETOUR at last in NYC October 1, 2016 TOWN HALL

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Postby Arbogast » Sun Oct 02, 2016 12:02 am

There's no such thing as a bad Elvis show in my book, and it was great to hear a bunch of new songs.

But that was WAY too much Larkin Poe for my taste.

Bring on the Imposters @ the Beacon!

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Postby docinwestchester » Sun Oct 02, 2016 12:12 am

Arbogast wrote:Bring on the Imposters @ the Beacon!


Word.

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Postby sulky lad » Sun Oct 02, 2016 12:33 am

12 new ones, BA -
you must be catching me up now !!!
I really must start noting down all the songs I've heard. I think your list of variations is worth a listen to so that I can catch the subtle differences.
Everyday seems to exist in a fair few variants, ( Single version, Beat group, Ron Sexsmith and now BSC) but there are lots of songs with different arrangements as the years go by.
What did you think of Rebecca Lovell's singing on "Burn The paper Down To Ash " ? Incredible performances every time I've seen it. Looking forward to a recording perhaps !! :wink:

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Postby stricttime81 » Sun Oct 02, 2016 1:07 am

bronxapostle wrote:Unbelievable show featured twelve I never saw performed before and one big rearrangement. EIWTB (BIG Sisters Clothes version) as he threw in the big bass riff throughout the rewrite. Even he himself agreed with me calling it that after the show. I hereby grant Foyle permision to share here the dreaded selfie I took with his kind approval. Such a nice guy always.


I listed it as bossa nova version, but BSC version works too!
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Postby docinwestchester » Sun Oct 02, 2016 1:10 am

stricttime81 wrote:
bronxapostle wrote:Unbelievable show featured twelve I never saw performed before and one big rearrangement. EIWTB (BIG Sisters Clothes version) as he threw in the big bass riff throughout the rewrite. Even he himself agreed with me calling it that after the show. I hereby grant Foyle permision to share here the dreaded selfie I took with his kind approval. Such a nice guy always.


I listed it as bossa nova version, but BSC version works too!


My first impression was bossa nova too. I completely missed the Big Sister's Clothes riff. But not benny.

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Postby stricttime81 » Sun Oct 02, 2016 1:18 am

docinwestchester wrote:
stricttime81 wrote:
bronxapostle wrote:Unbelievable show featured twelve I never saw performed before and one big rearrangement. EIWTB (BIG Sisters Clothes version) as he threw in the big bass riff throughout the rewrite. Even he himself agreed with me calling it that after the show. I hereby grant Foyle permision to share here the dreaded selfie I took with his kind approval. Such a nice guy always.


I listed it as bossa nova version, but BSC version works too!


My first impression was bossa nova too. I completely missed the Big Sister's Clothes riff. But not benny.


I noticed the riff, but I thought the overall song structure was bossa nova
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Postby stricttime81 » Sun Oct 02, 2016 1:19 am

bronxapostle wrote:Unbelievable show featured twelve I never saw performed before and one big rearrangement. EIWTB (BIG Sisters Clothes version) as he threw in the big bass riff throughout the rewrite. Even he himself agreed with me calling it that after the show. I hereby grant Foyle permision to share here the dreaded selfie I took with his kind approval. Such a nice guy always.


14 new ones for me!
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Postby johnfoyle » Sun Oct 02, 2016 5:20 am

BA. f/book -

I hereby grant Foyle permision to share here the dreaded selfie I took with his kind approval.


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'He is so awesome, sweet to us gathered after a two and a half hour show. I asked if the dreaded selfie together was okay, he responded WHY NOT? '


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Postby Eugene » Sun Oct 02, 2016 7:01 am

Arbogast wrote:There's no such thing as a bad Elvis show in my book, and it was great to hear a bunch of new songs.

But that was WAY too much Larkin Poe for my taste.

Bring on the Imposters @ the Beacon!


Totally agree-too much LP...EC needs to step away from the buffet and needs new joke material...ticket said 7:30 and LP was on stage at that exact time...before LP the big TV shows vids from EC's career.

Acoustic I Want You was my fav.

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Postby elvicos01 » Sun Oct 02, 2016 12:41 pm

I’ll preface the review, there isn’t a bad Elvis concert, seeing him twice more (Atlantic City and Beacon night 1), but last night left me wanting more. I guess I’ve set my (or his) standards too high.

2nd time I’ve seen the Detour (Denver this past April), and both times, I didn’t enjoy Larkin Poe. They just seem too be too noisy. Having read the book, I’ve heard the stories before Accidents, Ascension Day and Church Underground before. Just the price you pay when you see him multiple times. It also seemed like he cut the show off early. I’ll be curious to see if anyone post’s the printed set list from the stage. No songs from inside the TV. No Ghost Train.

Dislikes -American Mirror (seems forced), Burn the Paper Down to Ash (don’t care for Rebecca(?) singing this song, so I tried to imagine Emmylou Harris singing it). If you are a casual fan (like my wife) how does singing 5 songs you’ve never heard in a row make you feel (she didn’t like it).

Highlights – opener of New Amsterdam (haven’t heard that in a while), off mic of Alison, Big Sisters Clothing buried in the bass riff of Everyday I Write the Book and Clown Strike. New songs, Little White Lies, This Uneasy Hour and Vitajex.

Looking forward to the Imperial Bedroom shows, but why does he think he needs gimmicks for his shows (Giant TV, Spinning wheel). I love the music and live show. I am hoping there isn’t a gimmick with IB shows, other than playing the songs from the album. The recordings of the England show from the past summer where great. Just play a ‘normal’ concert.
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Postby bronxapostle » Sun Oct 02, 2016 1:09 pm

i felt LP are a good fit for Elvis to do things a bit differently. and it worked fabulously for Clown Strike, Not the Part of Him, PLU and all the new ones. He needs it fresh and new to keep it exciting and i agree with his decisions nearly always. i thought he paced the night perfectly and feel also there might have been a few more upon the setlist. but at 2:22, surely we were not cheated. another GREAT night with E!

loved NEW AMSTERDAM again WITHOUT Hide Your Love Away. thought i saw it open a show before:

http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/inde ... 2_New_York

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Postby sulky lad » Sun Oct 02, 2016 2:54 pm

Agree BA, I always felt Hide Your Love Away detracted from the lovely New Amsterdam. ! First EX song I learnt to at on guitar by the way closely followed by Radio - I always will be a three chord hero :oops:

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Postby Eugene » Sun Oct 02, 2016 3:37 pm

Neither sound man nor light man would give up a printed setlist..."we're not allowed to give them out". We weren't close enough to the stage to see if there was one or more taped to the floor. EC has three teleprompters....one in front of the blue chair, one center stage, one at the piano.

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Postby verbal gymnastics » Sun Oct 02, 2016 5:25 pm

Thanks Eugene - that's really interesting about the printed setlists. It looks like this is a continuing trend. I got the same comment at the Bristol Imposters show in July.
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Postby stricttime81 » Sun Oct 02, 2016 7:53 pm

Eugene wrote:Neither sound man nor light man would give up a printed setlist..."we're not allowed to give them out". We weren't close enough to the stage to see if there was one or more taped to the floor. EC has three teleprompters....one in front of the blue chair, one center stage, one at the piano.

I went up to get the stage set list but 2 other guys beat me to it. The rodie gave them out.
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Postby Arbogast » Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:00 pm

Twelve new songs in that show and the only videos up are EIWTB and PLU?

I noticed that he didn't do any songs from inside the TV....which makes all the clutter on stage even less necessary. Does anyone else find the slideshow and videos really distracting? As a previous poster put it....why the gimmickry??

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Postby stricttime81 » Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:52 pm

By the way, I haven't seen it mentioned, but during the encores someone yelled out pretty clearly "Elvis, Stop boycotting Israel!" Elvis responded, sincerely, "This one goes out to you, with love." Whether or not you agree with EC's stance on Israel (and I don't), he handled it beautifully.
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Postby docinwestchester » Sun Oct 02, 2016 10:39 pm

Arbogast wrote:Twelve new songs in that show and the only videos up are EIWTB and PLU?


Stay calm. The entire show will be uploaded this week.

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Postby docinwestchester » Sun Oct 02, 2016 10:40 pm

stricttime81 wrote:By the way, I haven't seen it mentioned, but during the encores someone yelled out pretty clearly "Elvis, Stop boycotting Israel!" Elvis responded, sincerely, "This one goes out to you, with love." Whether or not you agree with EC's stance on Israel (and I don't), he handled it beautifully.


Very much so.

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Postby johnfoyle » Mon Oct 03, 2016 2:24 am

Chalkie Davies ' photos- shared with permission. Chalkie has resumed 'rock' photography. I met him last week in London , the day he photographed David Gilmour, and he's in great form, lots of plans for exhibitions etc.


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A composite by Chalkie of some archival items related to the film that forms the basis of Elvis's musical.
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If you have never seen this, you are really missing out on a great film. Particularly relevant with the Election coming up. Hopefully soon to be a Broadway Musical, after EC's Town Hall gig there was a party at Sardi's which is an important step in that direction ;-))

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjO5jQy0wDI

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Postby Arbogast » Mon Oct 03, 2016 6:38 am

"They're Not Laughing at Me Now" was my fave of the new stuff. Loved it!

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Postby verbal gymnastics » Mon Oct 03, 2016 6:15 pm

Loved it too - thanks!
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