Talk about stepping in it... ( & CT - 7/22 - setlist?)

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Talk about stepping in it... ( & CT - 7/22 - setlist?)

Postby Dr. Luther » Fri Jul 22, 2005 7:31 pm

So my older brother (not quite the EC fan that I am, but close enough...) arrives in Connecticut yesterday morning for business through next week.

He goes on the internet to find out what's going on Friday night for kicks.

Sees that EC & Emmylou are playing 10 minutes from his hotel, and nails a dead center, few-rows-back Orchestra ticket for the show at the Oakdale (or whatever it's called now) in Wallingford.
(Now, understand that he had NO CLUE that they were even touring together...)

So this is what he nails for "entertainment" on an otherwise empty night on the road, rather than sitting in a pub watching the fucking Yankees, or something...

Hee Hee.

(If anyone can provide a setlist a.s.a.p., it would be appreciated.)

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Postby johnfoyle » Sat Jul 23, 2005 5:35 pm ... 656,303656

Elvis Costello and the Imposters with Emmylou Harris and Larry Campbell
Chevrolet Theatre
Wallingford, CT
July 22, 2005

1. Temptation
2. Clown Strike
3. Uncomplicated
4. Everyday I Write the Book
5. Country Darkness
6. Monkey to Man (Aborted)
7. Clubland
8. Monkey to Man
9. (I Don't Want to Go to) Chelsea
10. Waiting for the End of the World > Gloria
11. There's a Story in Your Voice
12. I Still Miss Someone
13. Sleepless Nights
14. One of These Days
15. Indoor Fireworks
16. Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down
17. Crooked Line
18. Sin City
19. Red Dirt Girl
20. American Without Tears
21. Luxury Liner
22. The Delivery Man >
23. The Butcher's Boy
24. Dust 2... >
25. Watching the Detectives
26. Mystery Dance >
27. Why Don't You Love Me (Like You Used to Do)? >
28. Mystery Train
29. Pump it Up >
30. Love That Burns
31. Alison > Suspicious Minds
32. Wheels
33. Wild Horses
34. Pancho and Lefty
35. Heart Shaped Bruise
36. Gathering Flowers for the Master's Bouquet
37. Love Hurts
38. When I Paint My Masterpiece
39. (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding?
40. The Scarlet Tide

' Monkey to Man (Aborted) '

' Elvis' guitar was cutting out on him during Country Darkness. The tech guy came out for about a second and fixed it, then about five seconds into Monkey to Man, it cut out on him again, so they just went into Clubland and went back to MTM.'

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Postby migdd » Sat Jul 23, 2005 11:58 pm

40 songs!!!!!!

Must have been a 3-hour show!

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Postby martinfoyle » Sun Jul 24, 2005 4:44 am

The taper has kindly made a mp3 of 'Masterpiece from this show available here. ... I10F4H8QFZ

Someone will be torrenting the rest of his recording shortly.

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Postby johnfoyle » Mon Jul 25, 2005 1:28 pm ... xml&coll=1

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Costello, Harris phenomenal

Monday, July 25, 2005
Music writer

WALLINGFORD, Conn. - On March 1, 1978, while Elvis Costello was still in his "angry young man" phase, he played an unforgettable show at The Student Union Ballroom at UMass.

He left the stage in shambles and the crowd in a state of disbelief after a raucous set that ended abruptly after 40 frenzied minutes.

My, how times have changed. On Friday night, more than 27 years after that event, Costello played a show that may turn out to be just as memorable. Except this time, the ever-prolific songwriter played three full hours at the recently renamed Chevrolet Theatre - formerly the Oakdale - with a group that included Emmylou Harris.

And the combination of Costello and Harris, while intriguing on paper, was mesmerizing in concert.

Before a crowd of approximately 2,300 fans, Costello, with his band The Imposters augmented by Harris, as well as Bob Dylan's masterful former multi-instrumentalist Larry Campbell, offered fans a little bit of everything.

There was plenty of boisterous rock, deep country ballads, bar songs, blues and passion to spare. Decked out in a suit and blue tie, Costello kicked it up from the outset with a rollicking "Temptation," his voice sounding as strong as in his late '70s heyday.

The bespectacled British singer followed with "Clown Strike," and a series of other gems including a reworked "Everyday I Write the Book," "Country Darkness" and "Clubland," the latter which had a bit of "I Feel Pretty," tagged onto it.

After a ferocious "(I Don't Want to Go to) Chelsea," Campbell emerged - looking like Dennis Eckersley's twin - to play pedal steel on a blend of "Waiting For the End of the World," and Van Morrison's "Gloria."

But as wild as the first part of the show was, it could not compare to when Harris took the stage. Striking, silver-haired and dressed in Western attire, she first sang a duet with Costello on Johnny Cash's "I Still Miss Someone."

The country-lovin' Costello and the country legend Harris did 10 songs together during this portion of the night, including standouts such as George Jones' "One of These Days," Costello's "Indoor Fireworks," a swingin' take of Merle Haggard's "Tonight The Bottle Let Me Down" - which featured a honky tonk piano solo courtesy of Steve Nieve - and Gram Parsons' "Sin City."

After that extraordinary segment, Costello played with just his longtime mates, Nieve, drummer Pete Thomas and the relatively recent addition to the band, bassist Davey Faragher.

Together they rendered a dark version of "The Delivery Man," the title track from Costello's latest album, and picked up the tempo considerably for punk-fueled renditions of early Costello songs "Watching the Detectives" and "Mystery Dance," prior to a fully-fueled take of Hank Williams' "Why Don't You Love Me (Like You Used to Do)?" the vintage classic "Mystery Train," and an intense version of the drum-pounding "Pump It Up." He ended that segment of the night with his timeless ballad "Alison," then a revamped version of a gem by that other Elvis, "Suspicious Minds."

Still, the night was far from over. Harris returned for - get this - a nine-song encore with Costello. Keep in mind that this is a guy who used to barely play nine songs in some of his early shows. But the encores were absolutely exquisite, sparked by a beautiful cover of the Rolling Stones' "Wild Horses," Townes Van Zandt's "Pancho and Lefty," a three-part-harmony filled version of The Stanley Brothers' "Gathering Flowers for the Master's Bouquet," a moving, full-band take of "Love Hurts," Bob Dylan's "When I Paint My Masterpiece," Costello's "(What's So Funny 'bout) Peace, Love and Understanding?" and "The Scarlet Tide," the latter which the singer revamped with a stinging verse that said "Admit you lied, and bring the boys home."

All in all, 40 songs, the majority of them bloody brilliant. Costello's come a long way from 1978, but he's still got intensity, soul and restless energy to spare. This was one of the best performances he's ever staged in this region and the addition of Harris to his ensemble proved perfect. Here's hoping there's either a live album or DVD coming from this tour. This one deserves to be preserved.

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Postby goodbyegirl » Mon Jul 25, 2005 2:36 pm

I was at the show. Elvis sounded great, but I really, really, wanted to see the rockin Elvis. I felt teased when Emmylou came out for all those songs and even closed the show with Elvis. It was great to be introduced to her music but I can't say I'll be buying any of her music someday soon. We witnessed quite a few people leaving the show early, obviously feeling the same way as me about the flow of the show. All in all, a great Friday night with Elvis, he was sparkling! Will wait patiently for his next arrival......

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Postby verbal gymnastics » Tue Jul 26, 2005 6:08 am

goodbyegirl wrote:We witnessed quite a few people leaving the show early, obviously feeling the same way as me about the flow of the show.

Was that because of the lateness of the hour?

Or possibly because they only went to hear Alison and Watching the Detectives and he hasn't really done anything since Oliver's Army nauseum :roll:
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Postby goodbyegirl » Tue Jul 26, 2005 10:07 am

Definitely the second one. People leaving gave the the opportunity to move up closer, so their loss!!

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