Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers -Charlotte, NC, June 21 2017

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Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers -Charlotte, NC, June 21 2017

Postby johnfoyle » Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:41 pm

Who's going?

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Re: Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers -Charlotte, NC, June 21 2017

Postby johnfoyle » Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:02 pm

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/entert ... 29179.html

Elvis Costello returns to Charlotte after five years
BY COURTNEY DEVORES

The last time Elvis Costello played Charlotte was 2012, in the revival of his Spectacular Spinning Songbook Tour, in which audience members determined much of the setlist by chance, spinning a giant roulette wheel of 150 Costello songs.

It was fun, irreverent and, according to Costello, “the exact opposite” of his current Imperial Bedroom and Other Chambers Tour, which brings him and his band, the Imposters, to Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheater Wednesday.


“This is the opposite because the original album was highly arranged, to the point where half of it was unplayable live,” he says on the phone from Vancouver. “Now we’ve learned how to do it. We’re all different people now. We’ve got the experience to respect what we originally have and not try to turn everything into a garage band song, where everything you worked out to be quite delicate gets kind of brutalized.”

The 1982 album “Imperial Bedroom” isn’t the typical kind of record an artist builds a tour around. It wasn’t a commercial hit, although it ranked well with critics. It didn’t feature any of his big singles and was a bit of an about-face, with Costello writing on piano instead of guitar. Its arrangements were more lush than previous work. He spent 12 weeks experimenting in the studio with Beatles’ engineer Geoff Emerick.

“I couldn’t have done this record in 1977,” he says. “I went into the process of recording – so much so, some of the time I got lost.”

But technology and time caught up with “Imperial Bedroom.” Costello’s band now features an additional singer and bassist Davey Faragher on vocals as well. Keyboardist Steve Nieve can also draw on a world of synthesized instruments.

“Instead of trying to get a sound, you can get any sound at the flick of a switch,” Costello says.

The show isn’t a recap of the album in its entirety, either. The “Other Chambers” are songs from the same era that share some themes.

“I thought it was a great starting place – that we could get down the corridor from this record into some other mischief,” says Costello, who often does more than 30 songs a night. “Audiences who are coming may remember when it came out, but they aren’t coming because it’s nostalgic. The songs are ones they’re invested in in some way.”

And they’re not necessarily upbeat.

“I was already into the tragic romantic state,” he says. “It was a tough sell to play this stuff then. Now it’s got a little different feeling to it. ‘Imperial Bedroom’ has a very thick mood. You don’t want to stay there too long or it gets airless. We know at a certain point in the evening, there’s usually a time to tell more tales.”

Those may include favorites “Alison,” “Watching the Detectives” or “Pump It Up” and songs Costello wrote for an upcoming stage musical, “A Face in the Crowd.” He doesn’t have plans to record another studio album any time soon.

“I don’t have a (recording) contract,” he says, with a hint of satisfaction.

Asked what he currently listens to, he praises Chris Thile, Yo-Yo Ma, and Edgar Meyer’s “Bach Trios” album.

“I like something like that. They had a joyful time playing this music. You’ve got to enjoy playing,” he says. “That’s what I’ve learned from getting off the train. I get the joy of coming home.”

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Re: Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers -Charlotte, NC, June 21 2017

Postby blureu » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:39 pm

I'll be there. Excited!

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Re: Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers -Charlotte, NC, June 21 2017

Postby johnfoyle » Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:08 pm


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Re: Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers -Charlotte, NC, June 21 2017

Postby migdd » Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:38 pm

Charlotte Setlist:

Start: 8:30
End: 10:40

1.The loved ones
2.Accidents will happen
3. Tears before bedtime
4. Moods for moderns
5. Shabby doll
6. Human hands
7. Green shirt
8. Go tell your quiet sister
9. Watching the detectives
10. Long honeymoon
11. Indoor fireworks
12. Kid about it
13. King horse
14. You little fool
15. Pidgin English

1st Encore
16. Alison
17. A face in the crowd
18. Shot with his own gun
19. Talking in the dark
20. Almost blue
21. I can't stand up for falling down (duet with Imelda May)

2nd Encore
22. Beyond belief
23. Man out of time
24. Town crier
25. Every day I write the book
26. Pump it up
27. PLU

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Re: Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers -Charlotte, NC, June 21 2017

Postby blureu » Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:23 am

Great show. Had a blast. Very thankful the rain held over for the day.

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Re: Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers -Charlotte, NC, June 21 2017

Postby sweetest punch » Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:24 am

Elvis with Imelda: I Can't Stand Up...: https://youtu.be/YAwacltF7lU
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: Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers -Charlotte, NC, June 21 2017

Postby johnfoyle » Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:19 pm

I'm on holidays so can't post photos from Twitter etc. with this 'phone.

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Re: Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers -Charlotte, NC, June 21 2017

Postby bronxapostle » Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:04 pm

johnfoyle wrote:I'm on holidays so can't post photos from Twitter etc. with this 'phone.


Enjoy your vacation (holiday!!)...we will manage without the pictures. Thanks for everything you do.


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