Help us help Elvis on his forthcoming Fall tour...

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Help us help Elvis on his forthcoming Fall tour...

Postby verbal gymnastics » Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:15 am

The announcement of the Just U.S. tour (Just U.S. and nowhere else (again!)) had the following statement:

"Are they going to frighten the horses with a lot of excellent songs that are rarely performed?"

So let's help Elvis choose some obscurities. This is saddening for me as I'll probably not get to see this tour.

Let's have some obscurities people :lol:
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Re: Help us help Elvis on his forthcoming Fall tour...

Postby bronxapostle » Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:26 am

well, i shall go first and TRUST in that the 'just trust" tour WILL somewhat highlight the beloved lp: TRUST!! :lol: :lol:

so, i shall then select the three i have yet to see played live from the record if it is indeed my wish:

DIFFERENT FINGER,

PRETTY WORDS and

FISH 'N CHIP PAPER!!!


P.S. to vg: MOVE TO THE USA...the EAST COAST preferably!

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Postby sulky lad » Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:06 pm

Only one obscurity he definitely should play ..................
and the UK listeners choice is .........

















"Crawling To The U.S.A."


No surprises there then, EC! :roll:

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Re: Help us help Elvis on his forthcoming Fall tour...

Postby verbal gymnastics » Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:04 am

I’d like to hear Shoes without heels and Getting mighty crowded.

I’d love to see some other really obscure one offs that he has done in the past eg My Ever Changing Moods although that’s a challenge for another tour perhaps.
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Re: Help us help Elvis on his forthcoming Fall tour...

Postby Man out of Time » Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:18 am

Interesting idea VG, perhaps someone in Elvis' camp looks at the Fan Forum from time to time?

As a tribute to Alan Partridge it would be cool if he played "Knowing Me, Knowing You" at the show in Norfolk on November 1st.

This song has been played live only 10 times, mostly on the 1986/87 Costello Sings Again tour, and only twice in the US. It was an option on the Spectacular Spinning Songbook.

Or he could play either "Little Palaces" or "Uncomplicated" at the show in Hershey, VA on October 24th.

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Re: Help us help Elvis on his forthcoming Fall tour...

Postby sheeptotheslaughter » Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:21 am

Looking good for a UK tour. About time. I will let you know what gig I book as the two I picked last year were cancelled :wink:

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Postby Neil. » Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:37 am

Agreed, Verbal, Shoes Without Heels is a stone cold classic that I've never heard done live. King of Confidence would be great to hear ringing out into an auditorium, too.

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Re: Help us help Elvis on his forthcoming Fall tour...

Postby krm » Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:58 am

Sparkling day - would be nice to hear

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Re: Help us help Elvis on his forthcoming Fall tour...

Postby verbal gymnastics » Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:20 am

Neil. wrote:Agreed, Verbal, Shoes Without Heels is a stone cold classic that I've never heard done live. King of Confidence would be great to hear ringing out into an auditorium, too.


I agree with the inclusion of King of Confidence as well.

I don’t mind that Shoes Without Heels was “...written in 10 minutes on the back of a hotel cocktail napkin” as Elvis put in his reissue notes.

Elvis - put these two in!
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Postby verbal gymnastics » Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:31 am

Can you add “I turn around” as well.

I saw you do this with the band version of Larkin Poe in Amsterdam which was their request.
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Re: Help us help Elvis on his forthcoming Fall tour...

Postby sulky lad » Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:13 am

If this tour is going to be "Trust" based then maybe next year we could have a sort of countryish feel with some "Almost Blue" and "Delivery Man" tracks and these mentioned above would fit in fine with that sort of idiom.Not quite Sugarcanes but in that whole Americana ballpark perhaps ?

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Re: Help us help Elvis on his forthcoming Fall tour...

Postby emotional_fascism076 » Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:58 pm

How about Shatterproof? I guess it was just done once for the demo?
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