EC at New York's Electric Lady Studios, May 2017

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EC at New York's Electric Lady Studios, May 2017

Postby And No Coffee Table » Mon May 08, 2017 3:56 pm

Two weeks ago Steven Mandel, the co-producer of Wise Up Ghost, tweeted cryptically:

Steven Mandel wrote:The countdown is on. T minus 2 weeks. #WWC @ElectricLady @ImposterSpeaks @RoderickHohl @RayAngry @gabrielgordon19 @SirDaveJonze


Early this morning he posted this photo on Instagram with the caption "We are a gang. Who write love ballads."

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A second photo has a caption quoting Paul Simon's "Old Friends/Bookends Theme": "Time it was, and what a time it was, it was / A time of innocence, A time of confidences / Long ago, it must be, I have a photograph / Preserve your memories; They're all that's left you."

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The photos were taken at New York's Electric Lady Studios. From left to right we have Ray Angry (a longtime Roots collaborator who plays on Wise Up Ghost), Rod Hohl (a New York-based guitarist), Elvis, Steven Mandel, and David Slitzky (@SirDaveJonze, the engineer for the next Roots album).

Not included in the photos but mentioned in the first tweet is Gabriel Gordon, who is Natalie Merchant's guitarist.

I still have no idea what #WWC refers to.

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Re: EC at New York's Electric Lady Studios, May 2017

Postby jardine » Mon May 08, 2017 4:08 pm

on the twitter you mentioned, someone suggested "work with costello"

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Re: EC at New York's Electric Lady Studios, May 2017

Postby And No Coffee Table » Mon May 08, 2017 4:29 pm

jardine wrote:on the twitter you mentioned, someone suggested "work with costello"

...and Ray Angry "liked" the tweet.

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Re: EC at New York's Electric Lady Studios, May 2017

Postby jardine » Mon May 08, 2017 5:34 pm

i can't tell. should I be getting really happy about what might be happening here? Recording?

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Re: EC at New York's Electric Lady Studios, May 2017

Postby migdd » Mon May 08, 2017 6:41 pm

Not seeing a keyboardist, drummer or bass player in these photos. Hmmmmm . . .

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Re: EC at New York's Electric Lady Studios, May 2017

Postby And No Coffee Table » Mon May 08, 2017 7:54 pm

Steven Mandel also tweeted this to Elvis on April 25:

Steven Mandel wrote:Hey I've got nothing to do today but smile. #WWC @ImposterSpeaks


That's another Paul Simon lyric (from "The Only Living Boy in New York").

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Re: EC at New York's Electric Lady Studios, May 2017

Postby And No Coffee Table » Mon May 08, 2017 7:59 pm

David Slitzky on Instagram:

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Caption: "Elvis Costello, Wishing We Could in Last Night's Office. Still marveling from the moment, and feeling very fortunate for the time spent with these wise figures working on an incredible piece of art. Congrats, Steve. You earned this and more."

So #WWC is Wishing We Could.

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Re: EC at New York's Electric Lady Studios, May 2017

Postby And No Coffee Table » Mon May 08, 2017 11:50 pm

Ray Angry on Instagram:

"I love making music with really great cats. It's was a blast working with @stevemandel @sirdavejonze #elviscostello @electricladystudios thanks for the cool pic @rachxnaomi #legendary #highsociety #theworldisyours #musicproducer #godisgreat"

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Re: EC at New York's Electric Lady Studios, May 2017

Postby sweetest punch » Tue May 09, 2017 8:12 am

Steven Mandel's twitter account has (now?) as header photo a photo from EC (King Of America sleeve). He tweets today: Imagination is coming true @ImposterSpeaks
https://mobile.twitter.com/stevenmandel
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Re: EC at New York's Electric Lady Studios, May 2017

Postby Neil. » Tue May 09, 2017 5:58 pm

At last!!!! I pray for a quick release. NEED NEW SONGS!!!!

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Re: EC at New York's Electric Lady Studios, May 2017

Postby FAVEHOUR » Tue May 09, 2017 7:44 pm

Feels like this may only be a one or two song thing, maybe a contribution to some larger project? Doubt it will be a whole album's worth of work. I certainly hope I'm wrong!

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Re: EC at New York's Electric Lady Studios, May 2017

Postby Neil. » Wed May 10, 2017 1:50 am

Oh my God, I've jumped the gun again. Last week it was a new Macca album, this week a new Steve Mandel! Aw well, one song - presumably a big ballad - is better than none.

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Re: EC at New York's Electric Lady Studios, May 2017

Postby verbal gymnastics » Wed May 10, 2017 2:29 am

Neil. - it'll probably be a 15 song CD, with Elvis singing lead on one or two songs. But no doubt we'll subsequently find out afterwards that 50 songs were recorded, there are 35 left in the can and 20 of them have Elvis singing lead vocal. And it was all recorded in 3 days.
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Re: EC at New York's Electric Lady Studios, May 2017

Postby sulky lad » Wed May 10, 2017 3:02 am

Agreed, VG but just wait until 2047 when the full set of songs will be released on vinyl, wax cylinder, cassette ( with bonus tape hiss!) and available as download straight to your aural implant via the Apple iNsert - including demos, alternate takes, bonus tracks and a version of Bruce Thomas singing harmony on Little Triggers live from the Nashville Rooms December 1977 on Little Triggers that has only recently come to light !!!

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Re: EC at New York's Electric Lady Studios, May 2017

Postby verbal gymnastics » Wed May 10, 2017 8:10 am

You forgot the accompanying DVD, DVD Deluxe edition and Record Store Day 8 Track cartridge.
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Re: EC at New York's Electric Lady Studios, May 2017

Postby Neil. » Wed May 10, 2017 7:06 pm

Something... ANYTHING...!

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Re: EC at New York's Electric Lady Studios, May 2017

Postby jardine » Thu May 11, 2017 5:42 pm

hate to betray my ignorance, but could someone caption one of these pictures? some names and faces are familiar but i've lost track of who/why/what etc.

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Re: EC at New York's Electric Lady Studios, May 2017

Postby sweetest punch » Fri May 12, 2017 12:28 am

Steven Mandel tweets today: https://mobile.twitter.com/stevenmandel
(I'm not trying to brag but) I actually have a playlist called Elvis And Me. And it's legit. @ImposterSpeaks
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Re: EC at New York's Electric Lady Studios, May 2017

Postby bronxapostle » Fri May 12, 2017 10:44 am

wish i was the younger ba, i'd stalk outside electric lady, get us more info. :lol: :lol: :lol: : notice the joking emoji to symbolize NOT really a stalker.

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Re: EC at New York's Electric Lady Studios, May 2017

Postby And No Coffee Table » Tue May 23, 2017 12:42 pm

Steven Mandel's Instagram has an old photo of EC and Questlove and the caption "July, she will fly. HInt number 1."
https://www.instagram.com/p/BUaL3vEgieR/

"July, she will fly" is yet another Paul Simon lyric (from "April Come She Will").

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Re: EC at New York's Electric Lady Studios, May 2017

Postby bronxapostle » Tue May 23, 2017 1:17 pm

i saw several Paul Simon song quotes at Steves instagram (???)

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Re: EC at New York's Electric Lady Studios, May 2017

Postby sweetest punch » Tue May 23, 2017 2:47 pm

https://www.instagram.com/stevemandel/ :
"In my spare time, I write songs with Elvis Costello"
Fantastic news!!!
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Re: EC at New York's Electric Lady Studios, May 2017

Postby sweetest punch » Wed May 24, 2017 4:46 am

And No Coffee Table wrote:Steven Mandel's Instagram has an old photo of EC and Questlove and the caption "July, she will fly. HInt number 1."
https://www.instagram.com/p/BUaL3vEgieR/

"July, she will fly" is yet another Paul Simon lyric (from "April Come She Will").


Number 1: Whise Up Ghost and Other Songs
Number 2: Whise Up: Thought Remixes & Reworks
Number 3: a new EC & The Roots album with "love ballads", coming in July?
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Re: EC at New York's Electric Lady Studios, May 2017

Postby And No Coffee Table » Wed May 24, 2017 8:44 am

Rod Hohl on Instagram on May 8:

"Last night I had the honor of having Elvis Costello sing a song that I and my old pal Steve Mandel wrote. All right back where it started in Electric Lady Studio A. Thanks Elvis, Steve, and thanks also to keyboard guru Ray Angry"

https://www.instagram.com/p/BT2DUFaDmE9/

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Re: EC at New York's Electric Lady Studios, May 2017

Postby And No Coffee Table » Wed May 24, 2017 9:08 am

David Slitzky on May 14:

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Today's Office. Editing heroes with heroes. #WWC


Notice the #WWC hashtag and the "High Fidelity" 12-inch single.

You may remember the "High Fidelity" 12-inch single from a video Questlove posted from this location in 2013. (Or maybe I'm the only one.)
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