Steve Nieve , 'Together' , 2011

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Steve Nieve , 'Together' , 2011

Postby johnfoyle » Mon Jan 04, 2010 1:45 pm

Steve's missus Muriel Teodori has invited people on Facebook to this -

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=240237406991

Steve Nieve Band
Concert
Date: Friday, 29 January 2010

Location: New Morning - Paris

Google translation of French text -

Steve Nieve recorded at this time his new album. Songs composed by him and sing a duet with fellow musicians and singers, Costello, Laurie Anderson, Joe Sumner ......

Glenn Tilbrook (Squeeze), Vincent Segal, Franois Poggio, Tallulyss have participated in this album (Nave) and Steve Nieve will accompany this first before eclectic.
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Re: Elvis on new Steve Nieve album?

Postby Christophe » Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:23 pm

Translation by a french human :

Steve Nieve is now recording his new album with songs composed by him and sung in duet with fellow musicians and singers : Costello, Laurie Anderson, Joe Sumner........

Glenn Tilbrook (Squeeze), Vincent Segal, François Poggio, Tallulyss, contributed to this album (Na?ve) and will join steve nieve in this eclectic preview.



Hi,
Will try to join if not tired by week of work.

Seems Chris Difford will be there.

Will keep you informed.

Christophe

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Re: Elvis on new Steve Nieve album?

Postby sweetest punch » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:49 pm

Hopefully this recording will include the Costello/Nieve songs "You Lie Sweetly" and "Lesson In Cruelty".
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Re: Elvis on new Steve Nieve album?

Postby Neil. » Fri Jan 08, 2010 5:46 am

Also, curious about the fact that, according to this, Steve sings on these recordings. Anyone know what his voice is like? I can't remember who sang on Mad About the Wrong Boy.

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Re: Elvis on new Steve Nieve album?

Postby Ypsilanti » Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:51 am

I went to hear him live a few months ago and had a very enjoyable evening, although I have to say...he hasn't got much of a voice. It's not offensive or anything, but he's clearly not a singer--and to his credit, he doesn't overexert himself trying to do what he can't. I would also say his songwriting is pretty uneven as well. Some of his lyrics were charming and funny ("Young People"), but a lot of the songs were fey and cloying and just really strange ("My Electric Keyboard"). However, I've been looking at his album "Windows" on Amazon. It appears to combine instrumental music with ambient street noise, heard through open windows. That seems like an interesting idea. Has anyone heard it?
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Re: Elvis on new Steve Nieve album?

Postby the_platypus » Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:29 pm

A few months ago I added Steve on Facebook on a whim. I was really surprised to find that he actually accepted my Friend request and we engaged in a very pleasant back-and-forth in which I expressed to him how much his music with EC meant to me and that I thought Welcome to the Voice was fantastic (I had been listening to it feverishly at the time). I also expressed my disappointment at the fact that I can't find any of his solo work in Buenos Aires. He responded by sending me a package with all three of his records-- Mumu, It's Raining Somewhere and Windows-- and a very nice handwritten note. I really love the records, particularly "Windows"-- it's a beautiful piece of work with some incredible playing. Steve is a class act.

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Re: Elvis on new Steve Nieve album?

Postby sweetest punch » Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:11 pm

Steve Nieve and Vincent Segal: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clAn4VOU1so
Le 29 janvier dernier, Steve Nieve donnait au New Morning, à un public dinitiés, un avant-goût de son nouvel album, 2gether, qui sera dans les bacs au printemps sous le label Naïve. Il y poursuit « lexploration de rencontres improbables », initiée avec lopéra Welcome to the Voice (Deutsche Grammophon), où Sting voisinait sur scène avec la soprano Barbara Bonney.

Dans 2gether, Nieve « provoque duels et duos » entre des artistes avec lesquels il a travaillé ces dernières années : Elvis Costello, Robert Wyatt, Laurie Anderson, Vanessa Paradis...

Plusieurs Guest Stars laccompagnaient sur la scène du New Morning comme le violoncelliste Vincent Segal, Glenn Tilbrook, chanteur des Squeeze ou François Poggio (Idol). Le new-yorkais Dean Bowman prêtait sa voix 100 % rythm & blues à UP, interprété dans lalbum de Nieve par Joe Sumner (le fils de Sting à la ville, déjà remarqué dans le rôle de LAmi pour lopéra Welcome to the Voice en 2008, sur la scène du Châtelet). Parmi la jeune garde invitée par Steve, on notait en particulier la présence de TallULYSS, chanteur du groupe éponyme (également batteur du Steve Nieves Band), qui interprétait deux titres, et le guitariste Witold Fyda.

Summary: Steve gave a preview of his next album "2gether" on januar 29. The album will become available in spring. He collaborates with Elvis costello, Robert Wyatt, Laurie Anderson, Vanessa Paradis, ...
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Re: Elvis on new Steve Nieve album?

Postby thepopeofpop » Sun Mar 14, 2010 4:45 pm

Neil. wrote:Also, curious about the fact that, according to this, Steve sings on these recordings. Anyone know what his voice is like? I can't remember who sang on Mad About the Wrong Boy.


Steve did sing on his "Mumu" album. It's mostly harmless.

As for as the singing on "Mad About the Wrong Boy" album goes ... it's generally Bruce, as far as I can tell.
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Re: Elvis on new Steve Nieve album?

Postby Lester Burnham » Sun Mar 14, 2010 5:05 pm

thepopeofpop wrote:
Neil. wrote:Also, curious about the fact that, according to this, Steve sings on these recordings. Anyone know what his voice is like? I can't remember who sang on Mad About the Wrong Boy.


Steve did sing on his "Mumu" album. It's mostly harmless.

As for as the singing on "Mad About the Wrong Boy" album goes ... it's generally Bruce, as far as I can tell.


Hmm, that's interesting. I thought Steve sang his own compositions on Mad About..., and Bruce sang his and Pete's. At least, that was my (un)educated guess.

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Re: Elvis on new Steve Nieve album?

Postby johnfoyle » Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:22 pm

http://www.examiner.com/x-16590-Manhatt ... s-Costello
April 21 '10

(extract)

Nieve mentioned, too, his forthcoming album, tentatively titled Duels And Jewels and made up of duets with the likes of Costello, Laurie Anderson, Vanessa Paradis, Robert Wyatt and Ron Sexsmith, to be released on of all labels, French indie Naïve Records.

http://www.naive.fr/#/home

English version -

http://en.naive.fr/#/home

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Re: Elvis on new Steve Nieve album?

Postby johnfoyle » Sun Jun 06, 2010 7:25 am

http://www.stevenieve.com/

'NEW ALBUM OUT SOON' says Steve's site. He urges us to pre-order it , with the subject 'Mumu Two' , by e-mailing -


expediteur@aol.com

A songs plays on his site ; it sounds like a Steve dueting with, I'm guessing, Glenn Tilbrook ; the lyric includes the immortal line ' Dennis The Menace seeking Beryl The Peril'.

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Re: Elvis on new Steve Nieve album?

Postby And No Coffee Table » Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:43 pm

John E. on the listserv points out that a snippet of a studio version of "Kairos" appears on Steve's official website.

http://web.me.com/stevenieve/Beta/murie ... tello.html

Elsewhere on the site is the complete track list for the album.

1. LIFE PRESERVER
2. NOSTALGIA #2 - with Glenn Tilbrook
3. SAVE THE WORLD - with Tall Ulysses
4. VERTIGO - with Laurie Anderson
5. CONVERSATION - with Vanessa Paradis
6. TENDER MOMENT (Kairos) - with Elvis Costello
7. UP - with Joe Sumner
8. WHAT A HOLIDAY (Pandemonium) - with Harper Simon
9. BONFIRE NIGHT - with Ron Sexsmith
10. BURN THE PAST - with Joe Sumner
11. ESPIONAGE - with Glenn Tilbrook
12. LA PLUS JOLIE LANGUE (Bouche a Oreilles) - with Robert Wyatt

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Re: Elvis on new Steve Nieve album?

Postby johnfoyle » Wed May 25, 2011 4:58 pm

http://www.showbiz411.com/2011/05/25/da ... f-costello

05/25/11

Roger Friedman


Also: the amazing Steve Nieve, who’s been Costello’s arranger, band leader, and keyboardist extraodinaire for 35 years, has just finished his own album. There are plenty of great guest vocalists like Glenn Tilbrook, Ron Sexsmith, Joe Sumner of Fiction Plane, Laurie Anderson, Harper Simon, Costello, and Vanessa Paradis aka Mrs. Johnny Depp. “2 Gether” is an album some major label should jump on.

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Re: Elvis on new Steve Nieve album, “2 Gether”

Postby johnfoyle » Sun Jul 17, 2011 7:28 am

A bio note for Steve in the Spinning Songbook Program mentions ' the forthcoming 'Save The World 2 Gether''


Extracts , including Elvis singing, can be heard here -

http://itunes.apple.com/ne/podcast/2get ... d317208432

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Re: Elvis on new Steve Nieve album, “2 Gether”

Postby johnfoyle » Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:38 pm

Details of this Steve Nieve project have appeared on Facebook -


http://www.facebook.com/stevenieve#!/pa ... 2201565280


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Steve posted on F/book today -

Carnet de Voyage in the Hamptons - first of a series of recordings inspired by travel adventures.

'For your ears only - audio preview player launching asap'


‎'Available at Lazypoint, 303 Main Street, Amagansett, NY 11937' says its F/book page. The 'net gives us this e-mail address -

http://lazypointvariety.co​m

- I've sent a query regarding availablity etc.

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Re: Elvis on new Steve Nieve album, “2 Gether”

Postby johnfoyle » Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:53 am

Steve Nieve posts -

Soundbites from Lazy Point a CD of dreamy soothing piano for the summer season - enjoy - gift it to all your friends - and leave feedback


http://web.me.com/stevenieve/Beta/lazy_ ... bites.html

Lazy Points e-mails me -

Hi John!
I have a Lazy Point album by Steve Nieve. Is that the one you want?
If so, I need your zip code so I can check the cost of shipping.
The cost of the CD is $20.
I wait for your response.

Thanks a lot
Best
Claudja

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Re: Elvis on new Steve Nieve album, “2 Gether”

Postby johnfoyle » Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:31 am

The album is available via Steve's site -


http://web.me.com/stevenieve/Beta/contact_.html


$27.00/€19.34 ( incl. p&p)

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Re: Elvis on new Steve Nieve album, “2 Gether”

Postby johnfoyle » Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:14 am

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I just got Steve new disc in the post - yay!

A distracted listen at work this morning has me liking the versions of Elvis' Alison and Shipbuilding - I look forward to a proper listen to the rest this evening!

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Re: Elvis on new Steve Nieve album?

Postby MatthewBest » Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:29 am

Lester Burnham wrote:
thepopeofpop wrote:
Neil. wrote:Also, curious about the fact that, according to this, Steve sings on these recordings. Anyone know what his voice is like? I can't remember who sang on Mad About the Wrong Boy.


Steve did sing on his "Mumu" album. It's mostly harmless.

As for as the singing on "Mad About the Wrong Boy" album goes ... it's generally Bruce, as far as I can tell.


Hmm, that's interesting. I thought Steve sang his own compositions on Mad About..., and Bruce sang his and Pete's. At least, that was my (un)educated guess.


That would be correct. Steve does most of the singing on "Mad About the Wrong Boy".

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Re: Steve Nieve's new solo disc now available

Postby johnfoyle » Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:03 pm

Steve's new solo album is a hugely interesting listen. Contrapuntal in style it features over a hour of piano variations that, in many cases, range all over the place and really involve the listener. Time and again the piano seems to be out of tune which serves to be oddly beguiling, giving a earthiness and humanity to the pieces.

The Costello covers are prime examples. Alison , clocking in at 3.58, is played pretty straight , with the tune subtly paced to bring out the melody. Towards the end it seems that Steve is nearly going into a new tune, as if he's used to going into the medley format that Elvis regularly employs the song in. A few more notes and we would have had Suspicious Minds of No More Tear Stained Makeup. Shipbuilding seems, to these inexpert ears, to be in a key higher than the 80s recording. This 5.14 mins. version is gloriously extended by chordal digressions , a nod, perhaps, to Elvis orchestration based on Chet Baker's improvisation in 1983.

Other highlights are 'Muriel On Main Beach' and ' Lazy Point #2 for Mark', both, seemingly,madhouses of piano playing until a theme becomes apparent. Doubtlessly many more tunes will , with repeated listening, reveal more delights.

A very welcome addition to Steve's output!

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Re: Steve Nieve's new solo disc now available

Postby johnfoyle » Thu Sep 08, 2011 3:49 pm

Joep asks Steve on Facebook -

Hi Steve, i just received you beautiful CD Lazy Point, but on mostly all the tracks there is some slightly distortion :-( howcome?

Steve Nieve

No , nothing unintentional on the CD. It is one complete performance, without cuts. I have chosen to use reverb on certain passages to play with the relief of the two pianos on the record, one being a Steinway grand piano and one being a yamaha upright piano played for the most part with the mute over the strings.


Listening again this evening it's possible , now and again, to hear Steve 'la - lal-ing' along with the music as he plays, even whistling at one point. It gets better with each listen!

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Re: Steve Nieve's new solo disc now available

Postby MatthewBest » Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:03 pm

Steve Nieve wrote:It is one complete performance, without cuts.


Interesting, as that is exactly the way that "Keyboard Jungle" was recorded. (Although, of course, that was actually two performances, one for each side in the good old days of vinyl.)

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Re: Steve Nieve's new solo disc now available

Postby johnfoyle » Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:48 am

http://www.showbiz411.com/2011/12/21/be ... ret-weapon

12/21/11

Roger Friedman



…Elvis Costello lost his dad recently. Very sadly, Ross McManus, an accomplished British jazz musician, passed away at age 84. Meanwhile, Costello’s secret weapon for most his career, pianist/composer/Attraction/Imposter/musical director, Steve Nieve, is getting ready to release a new album of pop songs. Stevie Nieve is so talented it hurts. A few months ago he handed me a copy of “2Gether” and I haven’t stopped listening to it. Since then, Nieve released a CD’s worth of instrumental music to ITunes and amazon.com called “Lazy Point.”

But “2Gether” is full of beautiful vocals from very talented guest stars including Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze, French singer Vanessa Paradis, Joe Sumner of Fiction Plane, Robert Wyatt (famous for his song “Shipbuilding”), Ron Sexsmith, New York’s very own Laurie Anderson, and Harper Simon. These are the catchiest, most engaging tracks anyone could want to hear. I’m addicted to several of them– a killer called “Up” with Joe Sumner, “Life Preserver,” “I Don’t Miss You,” “Reactor,” “Save the World” and “Vertigo.” The whole thing is like a box of chocolates. I can’t wait for Nieve to release this collection. Some small American label would do themselves a lot of good to get the rights to “2Gether.” While I’m waiting, I downloaded “Lazy Point.”

By the way, Steve is married to French philosopher/writer/psychoanalyst Muriel Teodori, the estimable and marvelous co-writer of their “Welcome to the Voice” opera. Not bad.

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Re: Steve Nieve's new solo disc now available

Postby johnfoyle » Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:15 pm

Steve Nieve posts on Facebook -

https://www.facebook.com/stevenieve

Save the World


As a petition for ecological forward thinking - a track featuring Tall Ulyss from the next album 2Gether - 'Save the World" is to be a video and we would love you to be in it. How?

1. With your mobile telephone or camera, take a photo of your hand close to your face like the model shown here. On your palm you have written the words "Save the World".

2. Send your photo to us at expediteur@aol.com. Please include your name and your location ( city and country, if you are U.S. Also include State). Take your photo in high quality resolution. Doesn't matter how. Just get it to us.
Please include the following statement in your email:

I wish my likeness to be used in the Video "Save the world" by Steve Nieve and Tall Ulysses and give permission for Steve to use freely the photo in the video for "Save the World" in perpetuity and without renumeration to me.

Thank you for your participation.

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You can also submit a photo by posting it to Steve's Facebook page -

I did

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Re: Steve Nieve wants a photo of you!

Postby johnfoyle » Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:30 pm

From the 'I'll believe it when I see it ' Dept. - this much delayed, retitled collection has another release date, on a different label -

http://stevenieve.com/Beta/contact.html


NEWS - ToGetHer - Steve Nieve and Friends - will be released this June on the Verycords label in Europe and Japan.

http://www.verycords.com/


Steve has been Tweeting about it -

https://twitter.com/stevenieve


This may, eventually, be the Amazon France link for it -

http://www.amazon.fr/Together-Nieve-Ste ... 47&sr=1-25


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