Elvis/ The Imposters, Newcastle, May 18 '12

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Elvis/ The Imposters, Newcastle, May 18 '12

Postby johnfoyle » Tue May 15, 2012 6:30 am

Who's going?

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Re: Elvis/ The Imposters, Newcastle, May 18 '12

Postby nicola76 » Thu May 17, 2012 3:37 pm

Me! Got a ticket today and will be at the aisle in row Q - aisle seats are always good for short arses like myself.

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Re: Elvis/ The Imposters, Newcastle, May 18 '12

Postby bronxapostle » Thu May 17, 2012 4:24 pm

i'll be at PAUL WELLER for first of two NYC shows NYC NOKIA! let's trade bootlegs! :lol: :lol:

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Re: Elvis/ The Imposters, Newcastle, May 18 '12

Postby sulky lad » Fri May 18, 2012 3:16 am

Be setting off in about 4 hours - good news, I have complete recordings of Birmingham (awesome, best I've ever made and not on cassette (hahaha BA) Manchester and a somewhat bedraggled Liverpool show which just lacks PLU and a bit of PIU but I'll download the Youtube clip and splice that on the end for completists like ColinTP, ColinB and any one who would rather have that than the dime version ! Will have assorted recorders with me for tonight, can't remember where I'm sitting, life's a gas (especially the amount I'm using at the moment - what a great holiday I'm having ! Taking Mrs. Sulky tomorrow to Nottingham, hope she gets picked to spin the wheel !!!

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Re: Elvis/ The Imposters, Newcastle, May 18 '12

Postby docinwestchester » Fri May 18, 2012 9:58 am

sulky lad wrote:I have complete recordings of Birmingham (awesome, best I've ever made and not on cassette (hahaha BA) Manchester and a somewhat bedraggled Liverpool show


Outstanding work sulky. Looking forward to hearing your work!

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Re: Elvis/ The Imposters, Newcastle, May 18 '12

Postby SoulForHire » Fri May 18, 2012 10:09 am

docinwestchester wrote:
sulky lad wrote:I have complete recordings of Birmingham (awesome, best I've ever made and not on cassette (hahaha BA) Manchester and a somewhat bedraggled Liverpool show


Outstanding work sulky. Looking forward to hearing your work!


Me too!!!!

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Re: Elvis/ The Imposters, Newcastle, May 18 '12

Postby verbal gymnastics » Fri May 18, 2012 10:10 am

nicola76 wrote:...aisle seats are always good for short arses like myself.


And for getting picked to spin the wheel... :wink:
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Re: Elvis/ The Imposters, Newcastle, May 18 '12

Postby Top balcony » Fri May 18, 2012 10:55 am

sulky lad wrote: ...a somewhat bedraggled Liverpool show which just lacks PLU and a bit of PIU but I'll download the Youtube clip and splice that on the end for completists like ColinTB...
Taking Mrs. Sulky tomorrow to Nottingham, hope she gets picked to spin the wheel !!!


My hero - are you Nicita Jellavic in disguise?

Fingers crossed Mrs S.

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Re: Elvis/ The Imposters, Newcastle, May 18 '12

Postby bronxapostle » Fri May 18, 2012 11:24 am

enjoy laddies and lasses...and thanks for all the recordings. looking forward to hearing these fantastic shows! 8)

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Re: Elvis/ The Imposters, Newcastle, May 18 '12

Postby nicola76 » Fri May 18, 2012 1:05 pm

verbal gymnastics wrote:
nicola76 wrote:...aisle seats are always good for short arses like myself.


And for getting picked to spin the wheel... :wink:


If that happened, I think I'd explode with happiness and could not be responsible for my actions LOL!!

I'm the short arse in the grey woollen dress for anyone who wants to say hello!

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Re: Elvis/ The Imposters, Newcastle, May 18 '12

Postby And No Coffee Table » Fri May 18, 2012 1:54 pm

"You Little Fool" and "The Spell That You Cast" are back on the wheel.

http://twitter.com/#!/nwndirector/statu ... to/1/large

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Re: Elvis/ The Imposters, Newcastle, May 18 '12

Postby verbal gymnastics » Fri May 18, 2012 3:01 pm

I wonder if Elvis will slip in a Donna Summer lyric in tribute.
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Re: Elvis/ The Imposters, Newcastle, May 18 '12

Postby Azmuda » Fri May 18, 2012 8:12 pm

Setlist from elviscostello.com
Elvis Costello & The Imposters
Newcastle, England
May 18th, 2012

Overture - featuring the former Mother Superior of Our Lady of Perpetual Torment, Dixie De La Fontaine

I Hope You're Happy Now
Heart Of The City
Mystery Dance
Radio Radio

The Spectacular Spinning Songbook

Harry Worth - Spin 1

Everyday I Write The Book - Spin 2

Chelsea - Spin 3

You Little Fool - Spin 4

"Time" Jackpot - Spin 5

Strict Time
Next Time Round
Man Out Of TIme
Out Of Time

The Hammer Of Songs - Double Swing

Good Year For The Roses - Strike 1

Alison - Strike 2

Watching The Detectives/Help Me - IMPROMPTU

Deep Dark Truthful Mirror - Spin 6

Accidents Will Happen - Spinner's Request

"I Can Sing A Rainbow" Jackpot - Ms. Valentine's Request

Greenshirt
Red Shoes
Purple Rain

Oliver's Army - IMPROMPTU

Shipbuilding - IMPROMPTU

Interlude

A Slow Drag With Josephine - Napoleon Solo

Jimmie Standing In The Rain - Napoleon Solo

Who's The Meanest Girl In Town, Josephine - Napoleon "Ukulele" Solo

Tramp The Dirt Down - with the Imposters

National Ransom No.9

Finale

"Happy" Jackpot - Spin 7

I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down - Napoleon's Choice

"Imperial Chocolate" Jackpot - Jeremy's Selection

Pump It Up

Peace, Love And Understanding

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Re: Elvis/ The Imposters, Newcastle, May 18 '12

Postby nicola76 » Fri May 18, 2012 8:34 pm

Really enjoyed this gig. I've not heard Strict Time or Next Time Round live before so it helps expand the list of songs I've seen performed live :-)

Special mention to the last dancer who gave it all he was worth! Nice venue - would definitely go back there. Although after the 2 and a half hour drive home, it's zzzzzzzz for me. Sweet Dreams.

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Re: Elvis/ The Imposters, Newcastle, May 18 '12

Postby And No Coffee Table » Fri May 18, 2012 8:43 pm

Azmuda wrote:"Imperial Chocolate" Jackpot - Jeremy's Selection

Pump It Up

Peace, Love And Understanding


Who's Jeremy, and how do "Pump It Up" and "PLU" fit into an "Imperial Chocolate" jackpot?

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Re: Elvis/ The Imposters, Newcastle, May 18 '12

Postby docinwestchester » Fri May 18, 2012 8:45 pm

And No Coffee Table wrote:
Azmuda wrote:"Imperial Chocolate" Jackpot - Jeremy's Selection

Pump It Up

Peace, Love And Understanding


Who's Jeremy, and how do "Pump It Up" and "PLU" fit into an "Imperial Chocolate" jackpot?


Is it our J. Dylan?

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Re: Elvis/ The Imposters, Newcastle, May 18 '12

Postby sulky lad » Fri May 18, 2012 8:51 pm

Jeremy, the last spinner actually started spinning the wheel before EC came on stage and it landed on the "Happy" jackpot to my delight but Elvis made him spin it again and then it landed on Imperial Chocolate. So the band played ICSUFFD and High Fidelity, then Uncomplicated and Shotgun and finally the finale of PIU and PLU. Had a snippet of Sex'n'Drugs'n'Rock'n'Roll as a band piece whilst spinners were brought on as well as the Heinz 57 varieties theme. Elvis' voice wasn't great and Paddy was hurrying all the folk backstage waiting for autographs and gave them "the look" if they were taking too long to get photos etc :lol:
Good to see Peter H. and Anna and also Colin B. sorry I didn't bump into Misha !
Despite the flamboyance of the dancing, I don't think it was our Mr. Dylan, though he certainly had all the moves !! :roll:

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Re: Elvis/ The Imposters, Newcastle, May 18 '12

Postby Azmuda » Sat May 19, 2012 12:52 pm

I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down / High Fidelity:

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Re: Elvis/ The Imposters, Newcastle, May 18 '12

Postby And No Coffee Table » Sun May 20, 2012 1:58 pm

Elvis Costello – review
City Hall, Newcastle
4 stars out of 5

By Dave Simpson

With a back catalogue as labyrinthine as Costello's, the act of choosing a set list must be arduous and baffling. Hence the "Spinning Songbook", whereby a fairground-style wheel containing the names of 40 songs is spun by members of the audience, who then dance to their chance selections in a cage, occasionally alongside a red-booted go-go dancer.

Any suspicions the wheel may be rigged are banished after it throws up Harry Worth, from 2008's Momofuku album. Costello explains how it traces the fortunes of a couple whose wedding he attended by accident while staying at a hotel in Bradford, and who visited him at gigs for years until they were suddenly no longer speaking to each other. And the next selection? Harry Worth again. "This is about a couple I met in … " begins the chuckling singer, before suggesting another spin.

In a tight-fitting suit, the skinny 57-year old looks eerily like his punk-era incarnation. Any signs of the ageing process are craftily hidden under a straw boater, and he is clearly revelling in a less familiar role as fairground-style compere. During a dub Watching the Detectives, he emerges on the balcony to drag down a spinner/victim and doesn't miss the opportunity to quip that the cane he brandishes is "a scale model of Rupert Murdoch's head on a pike".

But the wheel allows him to explore the full panoply of his songbook and every emotion, from country-style regret (Good Year for the Roses to uncomfortable home-truths (Deep Dark Thoughtful Mirror). A four-song "jackpot" of time-themed songs peaks with a beautifully sung Man Out of Time.

They are all superb songs, beautifully sung, although Costello realizes that a whole set at random could be uneven and hurls in unlisted selections. The songs range from breakneck punk (Radio Radio, Pump It Up) to "rock'n'roll as it was in the 1920s", from recent album National Ransom.

Most rewarding is the return of his political fire. After a beautifully eerie Shipbuilding, he explains that he has revived the anti-Thatcher Tramp the Dirt Down ("a song I never thought I'd sing again") owing to the return of right-wing conservatism, and sings it with brutally unrestrained venom.

Then it's back to Oliver's Army and the rest: a three-hour, 30-song-plus rollercoaster with a human jukebox.

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Re: Elvis/ The Imposters, Newcastle, May 18 '12

Postby verbal gymnastics » Mon May 21, 2012 10:51 am

And No Coffee Table wrote:
Azmuda wrote:"Imperial Chocolate" Jackpot - Jeremy's Selection


Who's Jeremy..?


Good question - if Jeremy is a fan then why is his name up there and not any of the other fans'?
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Re: Elvis/ The Imposters, Newcastle, May 18 '12

Postby Jeremy Dylan » Tue May 22, 2012 1:59 am

docinwestchester wrote:
And No Coffee Table wrote:
Azmuda wrote:"Imperial Chocolate" Jackpot - Jeremy's Selection

Pump It Up

Peace, Love And Understanding


Who's Jeremy, and how do "Pump It Up" and "PLU" fit into an "Imperial Chocolate" jackpot?


Is it our J. Dylan?


I don't think I was at this gig, but I've been on so many airplanes recently I may have jet-lag fueled amnesia.

That said, I probably would've chosen the King's Ransom jackpot over Imperial Chocolate if I were given the option.

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Re: Elvis/ The Imposters, Newcastle, May 18 '12

Postby sulky lad » Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:57 am

My recording now up on dime - at last, -
http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-deta ... ?id=407976
Probably follow with Cambridge, Bristol, Royal Albert Hall 23 May and Nottingham just to be non- chronological !!
Enjoy :lol: :lol:

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Re: Elvis/ The Imposters, Newcastle, May 18 '12

Postby krm » Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:38 pm

appreciated indeed!

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Re: Elvis/ The Imposters, Newcastle, May 18 '12

Postby Top balcony » Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:05 pm

sulky lad wrote:Probably follow with Cambridge, Bristol, Royal Albert Hall 23 May and Nottingham just to be non- chronological !!



truly A Man out of Time :lol: :lol: :lol:


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