Elvis in Ireland, January 1982

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Elvis in Ireland, January 1982

Postby johnfoyle » Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:50 pm

And so we come to the 30th anniversary of Elvis' next show in Ireland. I haven't had the time to put together something like I did for the Macroom,'81 show. Rather than do nothing I'll post what I have and maybe add more later.

At the National Stadium, Dublin it was one of the few shows that were specifically meant to promote Almost Blue. Considering the huge , unexpected success of Good Year For The Roses it might have been expected that a bigger tour would have been put together. Elvis was as contrary as ever is not doing so , wanting to concentrate on the , perhaps, more satisfying project that would become Imperial Bedroom. Only a few shows took place, Los Angeles, New York,Nashville, Paris, London and Dublin.

Dublin was under feet of snow on Jan. 13 '82. The only review I could find , by Neil McCormick in Hot Press (a combination review of the London & Dublin shows) mentions that it was astonishing that anyone got to the show, with no public transport etc.

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The review is hugely adulatory of both shows. As Neil commented when I asked him about his account of the Macroom show, 'He ( Elvis) was the most important singer-songwriter alive for me in those days'. Neil has yet to respond to a query asking for any further memories.

The setlist and the one photo I can find from the show is here -

http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/inde ... -13_Dublin


If Elvis 'n co. had time during their visit , these were the other attractions in Dublin that week -

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While in Dublin Elvis did a interview for Irish radio with BP Fallon , broadcast in Feb. '82, with this coverage in Hot Press

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I still have a cassette of it. Well , the dialogue - at some stage I did a rather crude edit out of the songs!

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The dialogue can be heard here -

http://www.mediafire.com/?i7p477456qbu44v

Nothing terribly startling is said, in that what is said was subsequently developed on extensively as Elvis became more open to media outlets. Back then it was rare stuff, words to be pondered and replayed and considered. The comments about Elvis' beginning to get into instrumental jazz are amusing considering how developed that interest became. Similarly the reference to the Girls Talk alternate version predate it's eventual release on the Rhino re-issue of Get Happy!! in 2003 by a vast twenty one years!

BP Fallon tells me today , via Facebook, of his memory of it -

Simply that it was a gas. It was the first time that Elvis had done a proper verbal on the radio. Music was EC tunes and choices like Lights Out by Jerry Byrne. This turned out to be the 1st BPFO - The BP Fallon Orchestra - which ran for 5 yrs on RTE. Later, Elvis would come into the BPFO and play songs live. Pic by Steve Nieve, undentable Attraction.



The songs featured can be assembled via youTube

Mystery Dance


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTS09Wo1 ... CF37E7E166

Betty Everett - You're No Good (Original Stereo)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8Ci_JOH_vA

George Jones & Elvis Costello-Stranger In The House


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3e31LxoMGQ0


Elvis Costello I'm Your Toy Live Aberdeen 1981


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U855GjJPsZM


Elvis Costello & The Attractions Girl´s Talk 1980


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KseXBJDm_Xc


Dusty Springfield - I Just Don't Know What To do With Myself, 1964


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYiowohwVuY&feature=fvst

Elvis Costello & the Attractions - I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOqU90ZiHKc

Elvis Costello & Attractions - Radio Radio


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2y9qfDvu ... re=related


The Boiler - The Specials


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=METbQ6mn ... re=related



Tony Colton & The Big Boss Band - I Stand Accused


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6xqy3Kij0M

I Stand Accused - The Merseybeats


Elvis/I Stand Accused - not on youTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fb7iH5ZdLlA

Otis Redding - Mr. Pitiful


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PT_PdnGRukw


Watch Your Step - Bobby Parker (1961)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvtabNAb_wE

Elvis Costello & The Attractions -Watch Your Step[/b]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-175a-WZwY

The Hoover Factory, Elvis Costello

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XG6HtYQU ... 99BA074A3F

Elvis Costello, Two Little Hitlers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYIk_zOX ... 317C0461E9

Nick Lowe - 'Little Hitler' (1978)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbzxKuA1 ... re=related

Lights Out Jerry Byrne


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOW8lFaBK4U

Alison - Elvis Costello
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfZ5m-oGmtQ


According to the Hot Press feature these songs didn't make the final version of the programme -

I'm Mad - Willie Mahon


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvBB8ObRfZQ


The $64,000 Question - Bobby Tuggle


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLMalks4jJE


The Same Rope - Etta James

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEEEKnloYjE


And that's all I have for now!

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Re: Elvis in Ireland, January 1982

Postby The imposter » Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:31 pm

Thanks very much for this John. I haven't heard this one before. I've been building compilations based on the "Elvis as DJ" radio shows and your info has been invaluable for that....but I'd still love to hear the interview fragments. Any chance you have these for the other Fallon appearances?

Can I just check that these are the correct versions that featured ? The wiki is not clear

Mystery Dance - E.C. (MAIT version, track 9)
You're No Good - Betty Everett
Stranger In The House - E.C, George Jones (duet vesion - ALMOST BLUE bonus disc)
I'm Your Toy - E.C. (Live vesion - ALMOST BLUE bonus disc)
Girls Talk - E.C. (Get HAPPY bonus disc) track 3 or 9 ???
I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself - Dusty Springfield
I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself - E.C. (Live Stiffs album)
Radio Radio - E.C. (TYM extended)
Boiler - The Specials (was discussed but not played? )
I Stand Accused - Tony Colton
I Stand Accused - E.C. (GET HAPPY version, track 19) The Merseybeats version was discussed but not played ?
Mr Pitiful - Otis Redding
Watch Your Step - Bobby Parker
Watch Your Step - E.C. (TRUST version, track 7)
Hoover Factory - E.C. (GET HAPPY bonus disc version)
Two Little Hitlers - E.C. (ARMED FORCES version)
Little Hitler - Nick Lowe
Lights Out - Jerry Byrne
Alison - E.C. (MAIT version, track 5)

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Re: Elvis in Ireland, January 1982

Postby johnfoyle » Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:57 am

.but I'd still love to hear the interview fragments.


You got the file in this case to play, right? I'll get the bro. working on the other Fallon shows.


Otherwise, the details are correct.

Girls Talk - E.C. (Get HAPPY bonus disc) track 3 or 9 ???

Three, the then available version.


Boiler - The Specials (was discussed but not played? )

Can't remember - sorry!


I Stand Accused - E.C. (GET HAPPY version, track 19) The Merseybeats version was discussed but not played ?

Correct.

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Re: Elvis in Ireland, January 1982

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Re: Elvis in Ireland, January 1982

Postby johnfoyle » Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:04 am

In Dublin, January 1982

https://brandnewretro.ie/2014/01/12/in- ... t-aosdana/



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