'Bright Blue Times' - vinyl single - 500 on sale at latest shows, June 2017

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'Bright Blue Times' - vinyl single - 500 on sale at latest shows, June 2017

Postby johnfoyle » Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:11 am

George on Facebook at the Woodenville show -

They said this was a limited pressing for the tour, only 500 copies...

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Maybe it's this -

http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/inde ... Blue_Times

...a song for a film , that was only ever played the once on a radio show in 1998 -

http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/inde ... c_Ballroom


Here's a sound file from that show
http://www.mediafire.com/file/qhbrssrza ... Times+.mp3

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Postby bronxapostle » Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:54 am

WOWIE!!! i can't see 500 lasting too long. JULY in COOPERSTOWN would seem very doubtful. but, will they last till CENTRAL PARK? at least i have a friend or ten going there if i don't make it that night.

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Postby johnfoyle » Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:55 am

The file I have posted above is from my cassette of the radio broadcast in 1998. Back then I recorded the show in full and then , using my double deck tape player , cut out the tracks, ads, newsbreaks and kept just the exchanges between John and Elvis , and , of course , exclusive content like that track. Factor in static from a off-air broadcast and it's a, at best , substandard recording. The song is from a film , produced by Elvis's mate Alan Bleasdale, that had one airing on Channel 4 television.

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Postby supplydavid » Sat Jun 03, 2017 4:29 am

i hope there are more than 500, New York my first show.

Anyone at the weekend shows in California able to buy me a copy , obviously happy to cover costs

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Postby The Gentleman » Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:56 pm

Same recording on both sides?

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Postby ramalama » Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:46 am

At the Berkeley show tonight, the woman at the table sold what she said was the last copy to my brother, but it wasn't clear whether she meant it was the last copy available for tonight's show or the last copy available.

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Re: 'Bright Blue Times' - vinyl single - 500 on sale at latest shows, June 2017

Postby buzz » Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:54 am

This is 1983 all over again but then it was Pills & Soap. The general election in the UK was underway. There were stories of limited numbers being available in red vinyl should Labour win the election. Look out how that turned out! Maybe he's predicting the result ahead of time. 500 copies!! This will not be enough.

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Postby bronxapostle » Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:30 pm

Yes, I don't want to cry the blues here. How about this? If I ever did you a real nice favor, lmk if you grab an extra one. Thanks.. Peace, ba

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Postby lupin the third » Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:37 am

The vinyl was on sale at the show tonight. Only 10 copies before show and 10 released during show. $20

Insane!

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Postby And No Coffee Table » Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:00 am

lupin the third wrote:Only 10 copies before show and 10 released during show.

I heard the same thing about 10 copies being released mid-show, which struck me as really weird. (Does EC want people to go to the merchandise stand while he's playing?)

Luckily, I managed to get one before the show.

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Postby DodgyTC » Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:09 am

Yes, to be specific, the 2nd 20 copies went on sale 90 mins into the Greek LA show.
The helpful Greek staff told when to come back (missing 20 mins of the show), but after 58 shows I can deal with that.

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Postby SoulForHire » Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:18 am

Wow. Did not see a hint of these at any point

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Postby johnfoyle » Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:15 am

Chris on Facebook-


I got one. And only one. Had to leave at the first encore break and miss several songs while standing out at the concession stand waiting for the five additional copies to be delivered. That's a good way to reward the fans who are fanatical enough to get this record--make them miss "Shot With His Own Gun" and "Talking in the Dark"!

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Postby bronxapostle » Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:56 am

lupin the third wrote:The vinyl was on sale at the show tonight. Only 10 copies before show and 10 released during show. $20

Insane!


as anyone who knows me will tell you: I LOVE NUMEROLOGY!!! :lol: :lol:
so, sure enough...23 shows counting the both legs of this tour in JUNE and JULY. if twenty are allotted nightly, that totals 460!
a stray 40 extra would come in handy for his acquaintances or others who missed it. or surprise sale later on somewhere. interesting!!

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Postby And No Coffee Table » Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:04 am

johnfoyle wrote:Chris on Facebook-


I got one. And only one. Had to leave at the first encore break and miss several songs while standing out at the concession stand waiting for the five additional copies to be delivered. That's a good way to reward the fans who are fanatical enough to get this record--make them miss "Shot With His Own Gun" and "Talking in the Dark"!

There were two concession stands at the Greek (not particularly close to each other), so that should mean a total of 10 copies appearing mid-show.

But I don't get this marketing strategy at all. Making fans show up early to get one is one thing, but making them miss part of the show just seems cruel.

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Postby chickendinna » Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:54 am

I missed getting the final copy they had by maybe a few minutes or less. Oh well :cry: :cry: :cry:

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Postby cwr » Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:48 pm

Considering that I loved this song so much I named my Costello website after it back in 1998, I will take this marketing strategy personally if I don't wind up acquiring one of these singles.

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Postby bronxapostle » Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:22 pm

cwr wrote:Considering that I loved this song so much I named my Costello website after it back in 1998, I will take this marketing strategy personally if I don't wind up acquiring one of these singles.


i remember that site...slightly. good luck getting a copy to you also.

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Re: 'Bright Blue Times' - vinyl single - 500 on sale at latest shows, June 2017

Postby And No Coffee Table » Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:53 pm

johnfoyle wrote:Maybe it's this -

http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/inde ... Blue_Times

...a song for a film , that was only ever played the once on a radio show in 1998 -

http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/inde ... c_Ballroom


Here's a sound file from that show
http://www.mediafire.com/file/qhbrssrza ... Times+.mp3


The A-side is the same recording as heard on the radio show, but the vinyl is about 90 seconds longer (for a total of about 3:23) with a repeat of the first verse. It's also missing the xylophone(?) part that can be heard near the end of the radio version.

"Bright Blue Dub" is about 6:53.

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Postby The Gentleman » Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:30 pm

I've long felt it was very odd that this track wasn't included on the In Motion Pictures set. Granted, there were a lot of odd choices made on that set.

It seems he purposefully withheld unreleased material from that collection. Perhaps wisely. I wouldn't doubt if he receives more money for this one-off vinyl single than he would have received if it had been included on that earlier CD.

I'm thinking the "dub" b-side is a recent re-working of the original track. Does anyone know anything otherwise?

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Postby supplydavid » Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:28 am

Certainly feels a tough situation for the fan base, crazy to sell more during the show as well. Nothing new on the old Lupe-O-Tone web site.

http://www.lupe-o-tone.com/

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Postby cwr » Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:03 pm

On the one hand, I hope that this is the first of many self-released Lupe-O-Tone records.

On the other, I hope that Costello will make them slightly less scarce if this pressing of 500 sells out as it undoubtedly will. There is a fine line between fun and torturing fans. Or maybe torturing fans is part of the fun?

I wonder what is the number at which these don't sell out? Certainly, if he only ever does editions of 500, he will always run out quickly. But what is the ceiling on a vinyl release like this? (How many vinyl copies of The Clarksdale Sessions were pressed, for instance?)

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Re: 'Bright Blue Times' - vinyl single - 500 on sale at latest shows, June 2017

Postby wardo68 » Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:38 am

cwr wrote:There is a fine line between fun and torturing fans. Or maybe torturing fans is part of the fun?


I've long suspected that EC is conflicted by how much he needs us, compounded by his resentment of our fanatical dedication. He's already said that he makes all his money from touring, so why not, I don't know, make things like this available for purchase via his website? Something tells me he'd sell more than 500, and faster.

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Postby emotional_fascism076 » Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:33 am

Thanks for sharing the song from the radio special. I know I won't be able to make it to these shows. I'm hoping these tracks turn up another way. Very curious to hear them.

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Re: 'Bright Blue Times' - vinyl single - 500 on sale at latest shows, June 2017

Postby johnfoyle » Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:18 am

The new single is in Dublin - and candy! Thanks Suzanne Goldstyn - EC fans are the best in the world!


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