Elvis supporting Elton John at Hyde Park Friday 12th July

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Re: Elvis supporting Elton John at Hyde Park Friday 12th Jul

Postby FAVEHOUR » Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:06 pm

docinwestchester wrote:
FAVEHOUR wrote:Well, quite pleasantly surprised that AXS broadcast Elvis' entire set! The only thing they cut was his Happy Birthday to his mum! Strange!

Anyway the show was supposed to end at 1 am, with Lionel Richie to follow Elvis, so when it got to be 11:50 pm, I figured a half hour of Elvis would the most we'd get. But they went over to nearly 1:10 am with Elvis. No commercials, just some irritating banners at the bottom of the screen. If you tape the replay, be sure to add 30 min extension!

He certainly seemed to be in a good mood!

Great to get two full set broadcast in the past 2 weeks!

Dave


Any torrent yet?


I wouldn't know how to upload this large a show but would be glad to provide a DVD to someone who could make a torrent out of it

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Re: Elvis supporting Elton John at Hyde Park Friday 12th Jul

Postby nicola76 » Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:12 pm

verbal gymnastics wrote:More importantly, was I on the tv? :lol: :lol:


And me?! Looking forward to finding out when this appears somewhere on the web. Some Youtube clips from the show on Friday have appeared and I like this one for Elvis bouncing a wee bit at the start! I think he was enjoying himself :wink:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxad9_-Nays

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Re: Elvis supporting Elton John at Hyde Park Friday 12th Jul

Postby MatthewBest » Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:18 am

Elvis has posted a withering review of this show:

http://www.elviscostello.com/news/ropeadope/440

I think it's hilarious. Josh Holliday sounds like he needs a bit of a holiday himself as I think the heatwave has been getting to him.

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Re: Elvis supporting Elton John at Hyde Park Friday 12th Jul

Postby Offshoreram » Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:04 am

MatthewBest wrote:Elvis has posted a withering review of this show:

http://www.elviscostello.com/news/ropeadope/440

I think it's hilarious. Josh Holliday sounds like he needs a bit of a holiday himself as I think the heatwave has been getting to him.


Wow, Josh Holliday sounds like a real pretentious prick. :roll:
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Re: Elvis supporting Elton John at Hyde Park Friday 12th Jul

Postby verbal gymnastics » Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:20 pm

Offshoreram wrote:
MatthewBest wrote:Elvis has posted a withering review of this show:

http://www.elviscostello.com/news/ropeadope/440

I think it's hilarious. Josh Holliday sounds like he needs a bit of a holiday himself as I think the heatwave has been getting to him.


Wow, Josh Holliday sounds like a real pretentious prick. :roll:


Bruce Thomas has excelled himself :lol:
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Re: Elvis supporting Elton John at Hyde Park Friday 12th Jul

Postby johnfoyle » Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:05 pm

I really thought that stinker of a review was another of Elvis' little japes - but , no , it's real - here's the original link -

http://dotsanddashes.co.uk/festival-fro ... time-2013/

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Re: Elvis supporting Elton John at Hyde Park Friday 12th Jul

Postby mick63 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:02 am

Good job he didn't have to pay for his ticket or he'd be really angry!!!

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Re: Elvis supporting Elton John at Hyde Park Friday 12th Jul

Postby Azmuda » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:52 am

audience video on Youtube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmm7PxF0huI --- Accidents Will Happen / I Can't Stand Up / High Fidelity / Radio, Radio --- 11:19
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaUSvyBvQwI --- Radio, Radio --- 0:20
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5q7kyh-l5s8 --- Watching The Detectives --- 6:00
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTVFN1NRfLU --- Alison --- 3:00
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=By3M3_Fi6pc --- Bedlam --- 6:22
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAAW1Lnxf0o --- Happy Birthday To You --- 0:27
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIvCVNH81Sg --- She --- 3:13
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdwnTO3HEO4 --- She --- 2:52
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZniSDN3IBY --- She --- 2:47
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zEnRUHb2E0 --- A Slow Drag With Josephine --- 3:40
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QT9xCcT2ibM --- Oliver's Army --- 3:01
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1tr3ckVcKA --- Oliver's Army / Chelsea --- 8:26
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxad9_-Nays --- Purple Rain / Pump It Up --- 5:48
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4X0kdUHonps --- Pump It Up --- 3:54
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IwrTIdO-SE --- Shipbuilding --- 3:54
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PbPsv_AMxY --- Shipbuilding --- 3:40
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMh9qGi7TQQ --- I Want You --- 8:12
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijoJsasX5N4 --- snippets of several songs --- 6:56

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Re: Elvis supporting Elton John at Hyde Park Friday 12th Jul

Postby the_roofdog » Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:01 am

johnfoyle wrote:I really thought that stinker of a review was another of Elvis' little japes - but , no , it's real - here's the original link -

http://dotsanddashes.co.uk/festival-fro ... time-2013/


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Re: Elvis supporting Elton John at Hyde Park Friday 12th Jul

Postby FAVEHOUR » Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:27 pm

And No Coffee Table wrote:
FAVEHOUR wrote:I hear Monkey To Man and Alison...so it could be from Reno, Biloxi, Atlantic City....?


I think Biloxi is the best guess. There's a clip of "Stella Hurt" in the ad, and Biloxi is the only 2010 show on the wiki with that song in the setlist. The audience videos from Biloxi look similar to the clips in the ad.



The Portuguese are using the same footage for their TV ad:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=379SMoz9Bug

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Re: Elvis supporting Elton John at Hyde Park Friday 12th Jul

Postby Man out of Time » Sat Jul 20, 2013 8:49 am

Demotix "the network for freelance photojournalists" has a nice set of (watermarked) concert photos from Hyde Park.

http://www.demotix.com/news/2251421/ray-davies-and-elvis-costello-rock-hyde-park#media-2251361

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Re: Elvis supporting Elton John at Hyde Park Friday 12th Jul

Postby docinwestchester » Fri Dec 27, 2013 10:25 pm

Thanks to Dave (FAVEHOUR) for recording the American TV broadcast and getting it to me:

http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-deta ... ?id=476745

Elvis Costello and The Imposters
Hyde Park
London
July 12, 2013
Broadcast by AXS TV on July 14, 2013

Elvis Costello - vocals, guitar
Steve Nieve - keyboards
Davey Faragher - bass, vocals
Pete Thomas - drums

Lineage:
DirecTV > Panasonic DMR-E80H (SP) > TS folder > TMPEGEnc Authoring Works 5 (menu created without re-encoding) > TS folder

Video:
MPEG-2
4.4 Mbps
704 x 480
16:9
NTSC

Audio:
AC-3
256 kbps
2 channels
48.0 KHz

Note: This is a nearly complete show. The only part missing is EC singing Happy Birthday To You (in honor of his mum's 86th)
between tracks 8 and 9. Big thanks to witstupe for recording this show and getting it to me. My cable provider (Cablevision)
does not carry AXS TV, which pisses me off!

YouTube sample:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysL_JLLFm6w

Setlist:
01 Accidents Will Happen
02 I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down
03 High Fidelity
04 Radio, Radio
05 Everyday I Write The Book
06 Watching The Detectives
07 Alison
08 Bedlam
09 She
10 A Slow Drag With Josephine
11 Good Year For The Roses
12 Oliver's Army
13 (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea
14 (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes
15 Purple Rain
16 Pump It Up
17 (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding?
18 Shipbuilding
19 I Want You

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Re: Elvis supporting Elton John at Hyde Park Friday 12th Jul

Postby nicola76 » Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:40 pm

Fantastic! It was a great weekend for me - Elvis, Nick Lowe and The Rolling Stones.

Now, if only I could get the download to work............... :? :oops:

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Re: Elvis supporting Elton John at Hyde Park Friday 12th Jul

Postby verbal gymnastics » Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:51 pm

nicola76 wrote:Fantastic! It was a great weekend for me - Elvis, Nick Lowe and The Rolling Stones.


And seeing me, MOOT, Andy the Roofdog and Sheeptotheslaughter of course. More rocking than all of the above put together :lol:
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Re: Elvis supporting Elton John at Hyde Park Friday 12th Jul

Postby nicola76 » Sat Dec 28, 2013 7:48 pm

Of course! And now I've managed to get the download to work, there's a glorious shot of us all just before 'She' 8)

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Re: Elvis supporting Elton John at Hyde Park Friday 12th Jul

Postby chickendinna » Sun Dec 29, 2013 12:06 pm

Is there any chance of just getting the audio portion? Thank you

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Re: Elvis supporting Elton John at Hyde Park Friday 12th Jul

Postby chickendinna » Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:59 am

Thank you Doc, not only for this, but the BB DVD as well. Happy New Year.

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Re: Elvis supporting Elton John at Hyde Park Friday 12th July

Postby Man out of Time » Sun Jun 12, 2016 4:10 pm

David Cheal wrote this review of the evening's concert printed on 13 July 2013 in The Financial Times and rated it three stars (out of five).

Ray Davies, Hyde Park, London – review

A warm summer evening in the company of some of England’s finest songwriters, and all at the austerity-busting price of precisely zero pounds and nought pence: what was not to like? In the event, very little, though there were one or two quibbles – of which more later – but first, a brief explanation. Elton John had been scheduled as the headlining act, but cancelled because of appendicitis; consequently the organisers, Royal Parks, decided to refund all tickets, make the whole event free, and shunt support act Ray Davies up to the top slot. A splendid solution.

Another beneficiary was Elvis Costello, promoted to second on the bill – a man whom I recall as emerging from an entirely different era of musical geology from Davies, but whose debut album was in fact released a mere 13 years after The Kinks’ first hit. In his pink hat and backed by a band that included two members of his old Attractions, Costello presented a crowd-pleasing résumé of his finest tunes – “Every Day I Write the Book” and “Oliver’s Army” among them – but then ended on a bit of a downer with the maudlin “Shipbuilding” and the hyper-intense “I Want You”. A shame, but then he’s always had a perverse streak.

Davies’s status as one of the greats of English popular music is beyond question, but at the age of 69 his voice is beginning to show serious signs of deterioration. It was never the most substantial of instruments, but here his delivery was at times so feeble as to be almost tuneless. Backing singers would have helped to lend some support – in the event he was backed by a bog-standard guitars-drums-keyboards set-up – but ultimately it hardly mattered because this was one of those rare occasions when the audience actually sang more impressively than the performer on stage.
Songs such as “You Really Got Me”, “Waterloo Sunset”, “Lola” and “Sunny Afternoon”, with their blend of blues, pop and English music hall, are now ingrained deeply in the English public’s consciousness. Youngsters who were probably singing “The Wheels on the Bus” when Davies finally pulled down the curtain on The Kinks’ career in 1996 were nevertheless word- and note-perfect in their renditions.

Davies, who throughout his set mysteriously kept disappearing into the wings to change into a fresh shirt, seemed suitably gratified, and a satisfied crowd drifted away into the night, lustily – and still accurately – singing “L-o-l-a, Lola”."

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Re: Elvis supporting Elton John at Hyde Park Friday 12th Jul

Postby Man out of Time » Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:30 am

nicola76 wrote:Of course! And now I've managed to get the download to work, there's a glorious shot of us all just before 'She'
verbal gymnastics wrote:More importantly, was I on the tv? :lol: :lol:


Better late than never, my regular trawl of the internet for EC related articles has yielded this review by Stephen Macaulay for Glorious Noise. The reviewer was not actually at the show, but is basing his review on the TV Broadcast. The review includes this photo, which I presume is a screenshot...

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The actual review reads thus:

"THE COSTELLO VARIATIONS

So I am watching Elvis Costello & The Imposters’ performance at Hyde Park on AXS TV. It was pre-Royal Baby. No lullabies were included. An hour-or-so-long set of the hits being rat-a-tat-tatted out with the drive of Pete Thomas on the drums like a high-speed stamping press.. Accidentswillhappenican’tstandupforfallingdownhighfidelityalisonradioradio. Barely a pause. At one point, a roadie has to step back away from Elvis as he attempts to swap out a guitar. Elvis sweats. He sweats some more. The crowd stands around. Nieve fiddles around with the knobs on his keyboards. Elvis chews—what?—gum. Davey smiles like Karl Pilkington. The band plays on and on and on and on and on.

And something occurred to me.

When Elvis started the set, his vocals were cringe-worthy. He was off in pitch. Off in timing. Just off.

But what was he off of? It was off of the versions of those songs as I have come to know them from his recordings. To be sure, I have seen him live many times. But even there, the sound of the songs, by and large, had to be comparatively close approximations of what had originally appeared on the recordings. Sure, he would mix things up—adding something of a reggae approach to “Watching the Detectives”—but again, all of the audio cues had to line up in some way with what had been released on My Aim Is True.

Here’s the thing: Is it possible for Elvis (or any other artist who is performing his or her own work) to do an off version of one of their pieces? After all, what it is departing from is something that that person had done, as well, and had that person (or a producer or whomever) decided to have another recorded version, another approach that is different from the one that we have come to expect to hear, then wouldn’t the version that we now know be, in some nontrivial way, off from what we expect?

How do we know that there isn’t a deliberate effort to sound crappy? How do we know that the artist just doesn’t want to seem as though he or she has forgotten the words or that their ability to vocalize isn’t want it was some 35 years ago.

What if, say, Costello was to put out My Aim Is True: The Laryngitis Sessions? Wouldn’t a scratchy, barely-audible rendition of “Waiting for the End of the World” be as valid as the “straight” version that we’re familiar with?

We expect everything to default to a definitive version. Variants are acceptable, but only within certain parameters.

Rock and roll doesn’t necessarily work that way. But our expectations do."

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Re: Elvis supporting Elton John at Hyde Park Friday 12th July

Postby verbal gymnastics » Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:23 pm

Thanks MOOT.

I’m in the picture 8)

I still remember Davey acknowledging me from the stage. :D :D :D
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Re: Elvis supporting Elton John at Hyde Park Friday 12th July

Postby sulky lad » Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:40 am

Probably because you were wearing that insane Cowboy hat ! :wink:

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Re: Elvis supporting Elton John at Hyde Park Friday 12th July

Postby verbal gymnastics » Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:13 am

:?

Are you trying to be as cryptic as Elvis is with his 2020 tour date clues?
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