Elvis/ The Imposters, Nottingham 19 May '12

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Elvis/ The Imposters, Nottingham 19 May '12

Postby johnfoyle » Tue May 15, 2012 6:33 am

Who's going?

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Re: Elvis/ The Imposters, Nottingham 19 May '12

Postby technolog » Tue May 15, 2012 7:00 am

Me and my lovely missus for two. Really looking forward to it since making the trip to Sligo last year. Been a massive fan since 1979 but probably only seen him about 6 to 8 times down the years.
If brains were dynamite, he wouldn't have enough to blow his hat off!

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Re: Elvis/ The Imposters, Nottingham 19 May '12

Postby johnfoyle » Tue May 15, 2012 1:59 pm

Welcome!

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Re: Elvis/ The Imposters, Nottingham 19 May '12

Postby terryhurley » Tue May 15, 2012 2:21 pm

me (Brighton & Nottingham will be my 9th & 10th E C shows)

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Re: Elvis/ The Imposters, Nottingham 19 May '12

Postby Mikeh » Wed May 16, 2012 3:22 am

Me too - and a trip to Fopp records is on the cards.

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Re: Elvis/ The Imposters, Nottingham 19 May '12

Postby And No Coffee Table » Sat May 19, 2012 2:22 pm

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Gone for a beer as the sound for Elvis Costello @royalnottingham is terrible. Hope it improves. [pic]: http://4sq.com/K1FPdd

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Re: Elvis/ The Imposters, Nottingham 19 May '12

Postby sulky lad » Sat May 19, 2012 6:59 pm

I didn't think the sound was that bad - and would you really prefer to step outside rather than put up with muddy sound ?? Elvis' guitar was inaudible to begin with but that picked up and at least Davey wasn't drowning him like he did in Newcastle. Despite my promptings, Mrs. Sulky refused to wear the assorted outfits I proposed to guarantee her a wheel spin (nudge nudge, say no more) We got Indoor Fireworks as part of the Kings Ransom along withSuit Of Lights, Stations Of The Cross and a bit of The Temptations song "Get Ready". I was so excited when the Happy jackpot came up for the first time but we only got ICSUFFD and High Fidelity - no 5ive Gears. Elvis voice was tons better than last night - indeed Mrs Sulky thought it was the best that she had heard. Also had Shabby Doll and Human hands from the Imperial Chocolate jackpot with Uncomplicated from B&C. The audience was fab, getting to their feet early on and this inspired Elvis to be more "showman" like. To top it all, I do believe I've made rather a nice recording of this as well. If only I had the time to put them all up on dime !!! :lol: :lol: :wink:

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Re: Elvis/ The Imposters, Nottingham 19 May '12

Postby bronxapostle » Sun May 20, 2012 12:06 am

thank you sulky...take your time. me also. i recorded WELLER the last two nights and they came GREAT! now the work to transfer for doc to share :(

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Re: Elvis/ The Imposters, Nottingham 19 May '12

Postby Man out of Time » Sun May 20, 2012 4:50 am

Setlist:

1.I Hope You're Happy Now
2. Heart Of The City
3. Mystery Dance
4. Radio Radio
The Spectacular Spinning Songbook
5. Bedlam - Spin 1
6. Everyday I Write The Book - Spin 2
"King's Ransom" - Jackpot - Spin 3
7. Stations Of The Cross/Get Ready
8. Indoor Fireworks
9. Suit Of Lights
Joker - Spin 4
10. Beyond Belief - Spinner's Request
"Happy" Jackpot - Spin 5
11. I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down
12. High Fidelity
13. Watching The Detectives/Help Me - IMPROMPTU
The Hammer Of Songs
14. Alison - Alison's Request
"Imperial Chocolate" Jackpot - Spin 6
15. Shabby Doll
16. Human Hands
17. I Want You
"Time" Jackpot - Spin 7
18. Strict Time
19. Man Out Of Time
20. Out Of Time
21. No Particular Place To Go - Spin 8
22. The Spell That You Cast - IMPROMPTU
23. Shipbuilding - IMPROMPTU
Interlude
24. A Slow Drag With Josephine - Napoleon Solo
25. Jimmie Standing In The Rain - Napoleon Solo
26. Tramp The Dirt Down - with the Imposters
Finale
27. (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea
28. Oliver's Army
29. Pump It Up
30. (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding

From http://www.elviscostello.com/news/the-spectacular-spinning-songbook--the-results/151

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Re: Elvis/ The Imposters, Nottingham 19 May '12

Postby Pigalle » Sun May 20, 2012 5:08 am

Wasn't it in Pump It Up that there was a brief interlude of Daytripper?

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Re: Elvis/ The Imposters, Nottingham 19 May '12

Postby sweetest punch » Sun May 20, 2012 5:42 am

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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Re: Elvis/ The Imposters, Nottingham 19 May '12

Postby Mikeh » Sun May 20, 2012 9:00 am

Great show last night, but what was it that Alfred Hitchock said about the length of a film being linked to the capacity of the human bladder? No one can last 3 hours after a few pints! Most impressive was the young man who chose Beyond Belief and sang along to every word in the go go cage! The solo songs were wonderful, and I have changed my opinion of A Slow Drag with Josephine!

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Re: Elvis/ The Imposters, Nottingham 19 May '12

Postby sweetest punch » Sun May 20, 2012 12:22 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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Re: Elvis/ The Imposters, Nottingham 19 May '12

Postby Man out of Time » Mon May 21, 2012 11:06 am

This guy was at the show at the Royal Concert Hall on the Saturday night, then chooses to write a review of a Sandy Denny Tribute Act instead....

http://www.davidbelbin.com/2012/05/sandy-denny-tribute-nottingham-rch-may-20th-2012

Thankfully the Nottingham Post had detailed someone else to review Elvis' show on Saturday night as follows:

Wheel's on fire with Costello's rage and delicacy

I'VE seen loads of Elvis Costello gigs. I've seen him with the Attractions. accompanied only by keyboard player Steve Nieve – even as part of a John Harle pop/classical tour.

But I've never seen anything like Saturday night's Costello show.

With a gaudy 15ft illuminated spinning wheel festooned with song titles, a glamorous female assistant and an even more glamorous go-go dancer in a "cage", this was a considerably more upbeat, outgoing Elvis than before.

With a huge back catalogue – and a two-hour-and-40-minute running time with no interval – the night's big gimmick was dragging (mainly female) audience members up on stage to spin the wheel and "choose" the next song.

With The Imposters on blazing form (Nieve's keys, Pete Thomas's drums and Costello's own guitar work were especially impressive), highlights included Beyond Belief, Shabby Doll, I Want You, Watching The Detectives, Everyday I Write The Book and, powering towards the end, no-holds-barred, rocket-fuelled takes on (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea, Pump It Up and (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding.

There was also some sharp wit as Elvis, with top hat and cane, prowled the stage as host Napoleon Dynamite.

Occasionally the mix was foggy but the music's power overcame it. And the true peaks were the quieter, more intense moments, ranging from a delicate Alison to Costello's seething political rage on the oddly-still-topical Shipbuilding and Tramp The Dirt Down.

The wheel was truly on fire. And so was the show.

http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/Wheel-s-Costello-s-rage-delicacy/story-16143625-detail/story.html

If the author had included a byline, I could have credited them...

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Re: Elvis/ The Imposters, Nottingham 19 May '12

Postby Mikeh » Tue May 22, 2012 2:53 am

Outside the theatre in Nottingham was a signpost which read "City Centre and Attractions." Well it made me laugh anyway,

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Re: Elvis/ The Imposters, Nottingham 19 May '12

Postby verbal gymnastics » Tue May 22, 2012 10:22 am

Mikeh wrote:Outside the theatre in Nottingham was a signpost which read "City Centre and Attractions." Well it made me laugh anyway,


You need to get out more mate :lol:
international laughing stock...

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Re: Elvis/ The Imposters, Nottingham 19 May '12

Postby sweetest punch » Sat May 26, 2012 6:48 am

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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Re: Elvis/ The Imposters, Nottingham 19 May '12

Postby sulky lad » Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:10 pm

My recording of this show now on dime :wink:
http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-deta ... ?id=411780

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Re: Elvis/ The Imposters, Nottingham 19 May '12

Postby Top balcony » Sat Jul 07, 2012 1:28 pm

sulky lad wrote:My recording of this show now on dime :wink:
http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-deta ... ?id=411780



Great - your recordings are certainly livening up my dreary Liverpool - Manchester commute.

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Re: Elvis/ The Imposters, Nottingham 19 May '12

Postby docinwestchester » Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:27 pm

sulky lad wrote:My recording of this show now on dime :wink:
http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-deta ... ?id=411780


Listening now and it sounds great. Thanks again and get ready for 2013!


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