DEAR ELVIS: SOLO Tour song wish list!

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DEAR ELVIS: SOLO Tour song wish list!

Postby cwr » Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:13 pm

I've never seen EC solo before, though I've heard tons of bootlegs from the 80s when the set lists were amazing and he would just pull out really unexpected things. I figure it might be good to have a thread where we publicly list our wishes for the upcoming shows!

MY WISHES:
-- I'd love to hear some covers of recent songs he likes by other artists! Something surprising! How amazing would it be to hear him pull out a song from the past few years by some other artist that he has admired and hear his take on it?
-- "My Dark Life" (because it's my favorite song and I've never been at a concert where he's played it)
-- anything from The Juliet Letters. I've always had this weird feeling that some of the songs on TJL would be amazing stripped down to a guitar-and-voice arrangement. "Taking My Life In Your Hands" or "Jacksons Monk & Rowe" or "The Birds Will Still Be Singing..."

I also kind of hope that this is a tour where he takes a seat and plays a bunch of songs sitting down, like he does here:

BEYOND BELIEF
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IShch03Iy2M

OR THIS, "DON'T BOTHER ME"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ta_nBbdIoR0

Honestly, the thought of him playing a Beatles song he's never played before is thrilling. I'd love it if he played a whole concert of just his favorite Beatles songs...

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Postby verbal gymnastics » Sun Aug 11, 2013 2:42 am

cwr wrote:Honestly, the thought of him playing a Beatles song he's never played before is thrilling. I'd love it if he played a whole concert of just his favorite Beatles songs...


Sulky did an Elvis sings The Beatles CD which was good.

As Elvis's people look at the forum your suggestion is a good one. I was disappointed at the missed opportunity on the Centennial Tour last year.

I'd like to see In Another Room be a staple of the set.
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Re: DEAR ELVIS: SOLO Tour song wish list!

Postby sulky lad » Sun Aug 11, 2013 4:52 am

VG doesn't add
Sulky did an Elvis sings The Beatles CD which was good.
" but I had to keep on at him to make it " :lol: :roll:

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Re: DEAR ELVIS: SOLO Tour song wish list!

Postby bronxapostle » Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:34 am

verbal gymnastics wrote:
cwr wrote:Honestly, the thought of him playing a Beatles song he's never played before is thrilling. I'd love it if he played a whole concert of just his favorite Beatles songs...


Sulky did an Elvis sings The Beatles CD which was good.

As Elvis's people look at the forum your suggestion is a good one. I was disappointed at the missed opportunity on the Centennial Tour last year.

I'd like to see In Another Room be a staple of the set.


VG! i too feel "IN ANOTHER ROOM" may just be the finest song he has written the last ten years and deserves to be played often....and the finest cover recently is surely "I HOPE"....i hope to see them both at least once in November.

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Postby verbal gymnastics » Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:37 am

I'd also agree with I hope - I wish I'd seen him play it on the UK Songbook tour.
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Re: DEAR ELVIS: SOLO Tour song wish list!

Postby docinwestchester » Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:01 am

I'd like to see him bring along (and play) a keyboard, like he did in 1984's solo tour:

http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/inde ... tony_Brook

14. Motel Matches - Elvis on keyboards
15. Love Field - Elvis on keyboards
24. Shipbuilding - Elvis on keyboards

He's dabbled a bit on the keyboards lately...Pump It Up in 6/8 Time, Stations Of The Cross on Fallon, but in a solo show it would be a nice change of pace.

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Re: DEAR ELVIS: SOLO Tour song wish list!

Postby MOJO » Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:31 am

Any song will do.

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Postby bronxapostle » Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:47 am

docinwestchester wrote:I'd like to see him bring along (and play) a keyboard, like he did in 1984's solo tour:

http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/inde ... tony_Brook

14. Motel Matches - Elvis on keyboards
15. Love Field - Elvis on keyboards
24. Shipbuilding - Elvis on keyboards

He's dabbled a bit on the keyboards lately...Pump It Up in 6/8 Time, Stations Of The Cross on Fallon, but in a solo show it would be a nice change of pace.


i'd say keyboards are a LOCK doc!!

MOJO wrote:Any song will do.


for certain MOJO.

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Re: DEAR ELVIS: SOLO Tour song wish list!

Postby Eugene » Sun Aug 11, 2013 6:17 pm

GF's list:
So LIke Candy
She
A Good Year For The Roses
Man Out Of Time



My List:
...And In Every Home
God Give Me Strength
Lovers Walk
Stranger In The House
You'll Never Be A Man

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Re: DEAR ELVIS: SOLO Tour song wish list!

Postby Judge Holden » Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:25 pm

Sorry for shouting but any from:
MOUTH ALMIGHTY
AFTER THE FALL or
SUFFERING FACE
would be grand.
BURNT SUGAR needs an outing too.


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