Steve Nieve , 'Together' , 2011

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Re: Steve Nieve'e new album has a June release date

Postby johnfoyle » Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:48 am

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0llHK0jf ... ture=share

That's me (at 5.11) in Steve Nieve's video

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Re: Steve Nieve'e new album has a June release date

Postby the_platypus » Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:25 am

I love Steve but that song... I dunno :|
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Re: Steve Nieve'e new album has a June release date

Postby johnfoyle » Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:53 am

I love Steve but that song is... not... good.


The video seems to be a work in progress, featuring a loop of a extract from the song.

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Re: Steve Nieve'e new album has a June release date

Postby johnfoyle » Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:34 pm

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I just got a e-mail from Steve Nieve ! I'd found a 1983 review (Hot Press, Nov. 11 '83) of his Keyboard Jungle album and sent it to his site. He replied -

' Thank you very much for kindly sending me this piece. A new one on me too.
Trust all is well with you,
Maybe see you on the upcoming wheel tour?'


Such a thrill !

I replied with thanks & sent him a link to this thread , telling him of our anticipation of his new album.

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Re: Steve Nieve'e new album has a June release date

Postby krm » Sun Apr 14, 2013 1:13 pm

the anticipation of the upcoming wheel tour is actually a wee bit higher :-)

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Re: Steve Nieve'e new album has a June release date

Postby the_platypus » Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:23 pm

johnfoyle wrote:
I love Steve but that song is... not... good.


The video seems to be a work in progress, featuring a loop of a extract from the song.

Figured as much. I don't know how I feel about the song, based on the extract we've heard, but perhaps I should wait until I hear the whole thing. It just seems a little too... power-metal for my tastes. Still, I'm excited about the release of this album. Steve can write some beautiful melodies.

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Re: Steve Nieve'e new album has a June release date

Postby And No Coffee Table » Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:49 am

The release date is now September 30.

http://twitter.com/stevenieve/status/360041627701616641

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Re: Steve Nieve'e new album has a June release date

Postby And No Coffee Table » Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:59 pm

http://twitter.com/stevenieve/status/360583727170072576

Steve Nieve wrote:I am so proud of this record, and the collaborations with some of my best friends, you'll hear it soon. Out Sept 30! http://pic.twitter.com/xJsiluV9nm

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Re: Steve Nieve'e new album due Sept 30 '13

Postby And No Coffee Table » Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:15 pm

The US release will be October 8 on 429 Records. The website has clips from all the songs.

http://www.429records.com/sites/429reco ... enieve.asp

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Re: Steve Nieve'e new album due Sept 30 '13

Postby Man out of Time » Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:16 am

Steve and Cali, sing U2's "Sunday, Bloody Sunday". Not sure whether this will be a track on the new album..

Also, Steve Nieve - Pianiste professionnel with Tall Ulysses: YouTube

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Re: Steve Nieve'e new album due Sept 30 '13

Postby Azmuda » Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:48 pm


They chose an unusual trio of LPs to represent "some of Costello's most influential influential albums of the era."
As the original keyboardist for Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Steve Nieve is no stranger to working with top talent. A Royal College Of Music student, Nieve was an integral part of The Attractions, playing on some of Costello's most influential albums of the era including This Year's Model, Blood And Chocolate, and Goodbye Cruel World. In the years since, he has been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame and racked up more than 6 solo albums. For ToGetHer, Nieve recruited friends like Costello, Sting, Vanessa Paradis, Laurie Anderson, Ron Sexsmith and many more to duet on an album of all original, inventive material.

They should replace B&C and GCW with, I don't know, maybe Armed Forces and Imperial Bedroom.

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Re: Steve Nieve'e new album due Sept 30 '13

Postby And No Coffee Table » Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:16 pm

Only Maurice Worm should be allowed to tout his work on Goodbye Cruel World.

It's funny that "You Lie Sweetly" is finally going to be released, but it's sung by Sting rather than EC.

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Re: Steve Nieve'e new album due Sept 30 '13

Postby Otis Westinghouse » Thu Aug 22, 2013 4:10 pm

Nice cover, generally interesting list of collaborators, and Ron S is on it! But...

Checked out the clips. No disrespect to a keyboard genius, but it mostly sounds pretty dire to me. The dated power pop 80s sound of much of it is v off-putting. Sting sounds awful and his son not much better (you can hear the genetic imprint). Elvis fine, Laurie OK, Ron good, always nice to hear Robert Wyatt, even in French, but overall, this is one CD I can happily not feel I have to buy!
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Re: Steve Nieve'e new album due Sept 30 '13

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Re: Steve Nieve'e new album due Sept 30 '13

Postby sweetest punch » Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:53 am

http://www.noise11.com/news/steve-nieve ... m-20130914

Steve Nieve Assembles Allstar Cast For New Album

Legendary Elvis Costello and The Attractions / The Imposters keyboardist Steve Nieve has gathered his famous friends including Sting and Elvis for his next album.

Nieve has signed with 429 Records and is gearing up for the release October 8th of ToGetHer, a collection of original songs featuring collaborations with a long line of noted artists including Sting, Costello, Laurie Anderson, Glenn Tillbrook, Robert Wyatt, Ron Sexsmith, Vanessa Paradis, Harper Simon (son of Paul), Joe Sumner (son of Sting) and French talents Tall Ulyss, Cali, Alain Chamfort and Muriel Teodori (Nieve’s life partner).

The British born musician now residing in Paris has composed a collection of songs in a pop/ rock vein incorporating a heady mix of experimental, theatrical, classical and French styles. Produced and written with Teodori (with whom he composed the 2007 classical opera Welcome to the Voice) and French musician Tall Ulyss (front man of the popular rock group Tall Ulysses), and with the help of musicians Vincent Segal (cello), Francois Poggio (electric guitar) and Benoit de Segonzac (bass), Nieve has crafted an song cycle that’s both a contemporary musical statement and an ode to his adopted home of France. ToGetHer will be released on 429 Records October 8th.

Inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame as a member of The Attractions, Steve Nieve has spent the last 36 years performing with Elvis Costello and releasing his own solo work. A departure from his former solo releases which showcased the classical and minimalist side of his craft, ToGetHer is a fully fledged pop rock manifesto masterfully utilizing the talents of artists he has known and respected through the years and who help him realize his unique musical vision outside of his comfort zone.

Says Nieve: “I truly love what we have created with ToGetHer, and the thing I enjoyed the most was hearing the songs finally come to life, each time … all these strong, clear, beautiful voices coming together to help me share and give rise to my vision,” he adds. “I am so blessed to have so many great musical friends who could be part of this journey to create what is, in essence, a true chorale album.”

Track List:
Save the World (w/ Tall Ulyss)
Conversation (w/ Vanessa Paradis)
You Lie Sweetly (w/ Sting)
What a Holiday (Pandemonium) (w/ Harper Simon)
Tender Moment (Kairos) (w/ Elvis Costello)
Up (w/ Joe Sumner)
Vertigo (w/ Laurie Anderson)
Life Preserver
Halloween (Bonfire Night) (w/Ron Sexsmith)
I Do Not Miss You (Nostalgia #2) (w/ Glenn Tillbrook)
La Plus Jolie Langue (w/Robert Wyatt & Muriel Teodori)
La Crise (w/ Cali)
Vous A L’Oubli (w/ Alain Chamfort)
Burn the Past (w/ Joe Sumner)
Summer Song (Espionage) (w/ Glenn Tillbrook)
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Re: Steve Nieve'e new album due Sept 30 '13

Postby sheeptotheslaughter » Tue Sep 17, 2013 1:44 am

Otis Westinghouse wrote:Nice cover, generally interesting list of collaborators, and Ron S is on it! But...

Checked out the clips. No disrespect to a keyboard genius, but it mostly sounds pretty dire to me. The dated power pop 80s sound of much of it is v off-putting. Sting sounds awful and his son not much better (you can hear the genetic imprint). Elvis fine, Laurie OK, Ron good, always nice to hear Robert Wyatt, even in French, but overall, this is one CD I can happily not feel I have to buy!



I haven't bought any of Steve's albums but I did think about investing in this. Perhaps I should try and hear it first.

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Re: Steve Nieve'e new album due Sept 30 '13

Postby And No Coffee Table » Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:34 pm

Elvis' track "Tender Moment (Kairos)" can be heard here:
http://soundcloud.com/429records/tender ... iros-steve

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Re: Steve Nieve'e new album due Sept 30 '13

Postby johnfoyle » Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:07 am

Steve's album is released to day in France - I've just ordered it from here - http://www.amazon.fr/dp/B00BAY8YTY/ref= ... GG.1FJP9TV

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Re: Steve Nieve'e new album due Sept 30 '13

Postby johnfoyle » Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:09 am

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I've been enjoying Steve Nieve 's new album, Together , after he kindly sent me an advance copy of the U.S. edition. After playing it all morning at work the tracks that really catch me ear are 9-10, featuring Ron Sexsmith, Glenn Tilbrook & Robert Wyatt. I Do Not Miss You (Nostalgia # 2) , with Glenn ,is up there with any of the Squeeze Official catalogue , a delightfully acerbic look back at a 1970s childhood. The combination of Steve 'n Glenn's voices reminds me of Duncan Browne , a sadly forgotten voice from that period. I look forward to hearing this album properly.

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Re: Steve Nieve'e new album due Sept 30 '13

Postby MOJO » Sat Oct 05, 2013 12:46 am

I just saw Glenn Tillbrook last week. He was great. Fun show. He is touring around the US. Check out his schedule. Worth seeing!

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Re: Steve Nieve'e new album due Sept 30 '13

Postby johnfoyle » Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:24 pm

What with one & another I only got a chance to have a proper listen to the album this afternoon. It's truly a sonic treat, Chris Athen's ( Coldplay etc.) mastering unleashing a barrage of musical elements. Along with the trio of tracks I was taken with yesterday I have to add Laurie Anderson's cool narration on Vertigo. Vanessa Paradis' Conversation is another goodie, with the cacophony of sound on it particularly catchy when what sounds like a classic bit of Attraction's type Farfisa playing trills through it , presumably played by Steve. Sting's go at You Lie Sweetly is just about growing on me, though a quick play through of a version with Elvis ( from a bootleg of a 1999 Toronto show) show's what a missed opportunity that was. Elvis's vocal on Tender Moments seems a little detached, just lacking that certain something, which may be explained by the credit that tells us it was overdubbed in Vancouver on to a backing track from elsewhere. Other tracks have still to really impress me but , as I said, it's such a fabulous sounding production I will persist & see if they will.

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Re: Steve Nieve'e new album due Sept 30 '13

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Re: Steve Nieve'e new album due Sept 30 '13

Postby johnfoyle » Tue Oct 08, 2013 12:42 pm

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The French edition I bought from Amazon France arrived today. On the left in this photo, it has the same content but has a far more elaborate , fold out cardboard packaging. Very handsome indeed. c'est magnifique!

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Re: Steve Nieve'e new album due Sept 30 '13

Postby sweetest punch » Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:32 pm

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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