Elvis/The Imposters, London, May 23 2012

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Elvis/The Imposters, London, May 23 2012

Postby johnfoyle » Tue May 15, 2012 6:39 am

Who's going?

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Re: Elvis/The Imposters, London, May 23 2012

Postby the_roofdog » Wed May 16, 2012 3:18 am

Me! Can't wait.

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Re: Elvis/The Imposters, London, May 23 2012

Postby verbal gymnastics » Wed May 16, 2012 7:36 am

Sulky, myself and MOOT are all going, as is Natasha.
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Re: Elvis/The Imposters, London, May 23 2012

Postby Natasha » Wed May 16, 2012 6:50 pm

meeeeee! \o/ \o/ \o/

I can hardly believe it! oh my god oh my god oh my god

I was watching Adele's DVD which was filmed at Royal Albert. The venue looks gorgeous.
“Between tenderness and brute force.”

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Re: Elvis/The Imposters, London, May 23 2012

Postby so lacklustre » Thu May 17, 2012 5:25 pm

Me

Any plans of where to meet?

Maybe the Spitfire bar at the venue if no one has a better suggestion?
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Re: Elvis/The Imposters, London, May 23 2012

Postby verbal gymnastics » Fri May 18, 2012 6:14 am

MOOT posted this on the thread for the 24th May show.

Man out of Time wrote:BTW, somewhere on the M40 on Monday night, VG and I tentatively agreed a meet up prior to the RAH shows next week. The venue I would propose is the Goat Tavern at 3a Kensington High Street, London W8 5NP

http://www.taylor-walker.co.uk/pub-food/goat-kensington/pid-C3052

The nearest tube station is High Street, Kensington (District and Circle Line). This pub is a little walk away from the RAH, but it has the merit of being easy to find for our overseas visitors attending this concert.

The Revolver Tour shows are starting pretty promptly just after 8pm, and there is no support, so I would suggest we need to leave the pub no later than 7.40pm. I will aim to be there from around 6.30pm, if others want to join us. If it helps your travel plans, you will know that the Revolver shows run pretty much right up to 11pm most nights, but there will still be underground trains and buses running for a good hour after that, so we may see you at the Stage Door.

If you want to text me before either show to meet up, my cell/mobile number is +44 (0)7795 121146.



MOOT


So I guess it's a 2 night stint at the Goat Tavern as well. 8)

If all goes to plan I'll be meeting up with sulky and Natasha in the afternoon. I'm around from about 5pm.

If you don't know me, then look for the dorkiest bloke in the pub (the one all the women are avoiding). Alternatively PM me if you'd like my mobile/cell phone number. As ever, ladies, form an orderly queue :lol: .
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Re: Elvis/The Imposters, London, May 23 2012

Postby the_roofdog » Fri May 18, 2012 9:25 am

http://www.taylor-walker.co.uk/pub-food/goat-kensington/pid-C3052 wrote:Our range of drinks includes cask ale


Sold! I should be able to drop in at some point.

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Re: Elvis/The Imposters, London, May 23 2012

Postby so lacklustre » Fri May 18, 2012 12:25 pm

gt it is then shd be there by 6
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Re: Elvis/The Imposters, London, May 23 2012

Postby Fishfinger king » Sat May 19, 2012 8:21 am

I'm going with the Fishfinger Queen.
Might see some of you in the Goat.
Is that so surprising nowadays?

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Re: Elvis/The Imposters, London, May 23 2012

Postby sheeptotheslaughter » Mon May 21, 2012 1:08 am

My lot are meeting at Liverpool St for 6. I am trying to get them to head for the Goat. We normally go the other tube station though.

Cant wait for this

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Re: Elvis/The Imposters, London, May 23 2012

Postby Goon Squad » Tue May 22, 2012 11:27 am

johnfoyle wrote:Who's going?


Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee !

Going both nights at RAH and can't wait !
I don't ever remember being so "up" for an EC gig before.
Despite having seen him dozens of times over the years going right back to the early 80s and days of The Rainbow and Hammy Palais , I never got to see the Spinning Songbook so I'm buzzing with anticipation !

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Re: Elvis/The Imposters, London, May 23 2012

Postby the_roofdog » Wed May 23, 2012 3:52 am

sheeptotheslaughter wrote:My lot are meeting at Liverpool St for 6. I am trying to get them to head for the Goat. We normally go the other tube station though.


It looks walkable from Gloucester Road, which is easier to get to than High St Ken.

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Re: Elvis/The Imposters, London, May 23 2012

Postby sheeptotheslaughter » Wed May 23, 2012 7:24 am

the_roofdog wrote:
sheeptotheslaughter wrote:My lot are meeting at Liverpool St for 6. I am trying to get them to head for the Goat. We normally go the other tube station though.


It looks walkable from Gloucester Road, which is easier to get to than High St Ken.



Cant remember If it is Gloucester Rd or South Ken It is just a walk up the road. Last time we went to a student bar around the corner. Definitely easier for the RAH than High St Ken

Anyway we will try and make the goat. Beautiful day looks like I will be wearing shorts. Off to sunbathe for an hour then start warming up for the gig.

Anyway look forward to bumping into some of you there hope its a great show and everyone has a great night

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Re: Elvis/The Imposters, London, May 23 2012

Postby And No Coffee Table » Wed May 23, 2012 3:42 pm

Twitter:

Opening with I hope you're happy now!!!!!! http://pic.twitter.com/qbtCOY6o


Elvis Costello at the RAH - the years have not condemned #redshoes


Got to Elvis Costello. . . Bit late I grant you! Already done Oliver's Army!! 9 15!! Who does their best song at 9 15??


watching the detectives on now!


Everyday I write the Book! Forgot that one !


Elvis' bass player is the real life Quagmire !


Croydons favorite song ' I don't want to go to Chelsea'


All the best #elviscostello songs are about women ... Alison, Veronica, Josephine...from tonight's canoodling I can see why…


Tramp The Dirt Down into Shipbuilding. Elvis Costello doing a more effective job than Ed Miliband tonight


WTF! Russell Crow has joined Elvis Costello for encore!


Russell Crowe on stage with Elvis Costello. C0ck.


Err. Elvis Costello just brought on Russell Crowe as an encore to sing an Elvis Presley medley.


Uhm… Russell Crowe is singing mystery train with elvis Costello?


Russel Crowe in stage with Elvis Costello. He can sing . . . Who knew?


At the Royal Albert Hall - Russell Crowe is covering Johnny Cash with Elvis Costello. I shit you not.


Russell Crowe. Self indulgent. Ruining my ELvis Costello experience.


I'm at an Elvis Costello concert and Russell Crowe just come on and started singing. Money back?


Bugger me Glen Tilbrook's on now


Ok now it's Glenn Tilbrook and Tennessee Thomas. 2 and a half hours and counting #costello


Career highlight: Costello. Tillbrook. From a Whiaper to a Scream http://pic.twitter.com/VtuF6z9p


#elviscostello RAH Glenn Tilbrook and beard Whisper and Pump! Great show!

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Re: Elvis/The Imposters, London, May 23 2012

Postby johnfoyle » Wed May 23, 2012 4:54 pm

Chalkie Davies Tweets -
Steve Nieve now playing Peace, Love & Understanding on Albert Hall Organ

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Re: Elvis/The Imposters, London, May 23 2012

Postby And No Coffee Table » Wed May 23, 2012 5:06 pm

Costello finished with an epic (What's so funny 'bout) peace love & understanding. Including 2 drummers, 6+ guitarists & an organ solo.


There are a couple of cryptic remarks suggesting Ronan MacManus appeared at some point as well.

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Re: Elvis/The Imposters, London, May 23 2012

Postby Azmuda » Wed May 23, 2012 5:07 pm

Ronan MacManus tweets

Steve Nieve's zone! Awaiting a genius

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GoGo cage at the ready for the Royal Albert Hall! Gig nerves kicking in now

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Re: Elvis/The Imposters, London, May 23 2012

Postby And No Coffee Table » Wed May 23, 2012 5:09 pm

And this from earlier in the show:

Now on Stage Russell Crowe singing a Johnny Cash song with Martin Belmont


If Belmont was there, did he play on "From a Whisper to a Scream" too?

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Re: Elvis/The Imposters, London, May 23 2012

Postby Azmuda » Wed May 23, 2012 5:22 pm

Much tweeting from Will Birch, including:
Glenn Tilbrook and beard Whisper and Pump! Great show!

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Re: Elvis/The Imposters, London, May 23 2012

Postby And No Coffee Table » Wed May 23, 2012 5:39 pm

Russell Crowe singing 'Fulsom Prison Blues' with Elvis Costello, 23rd Mar 2012. http://instagr.am/p/K_CzGJIlIM/

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Re: Elvis/The Imposters, London, May 23 2012

Postby so lacklustre » Wed May 23, 2012 5:47 pm

It's all lies only p
layed for 70 mins had no guests and the wheel broke
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Re: Elvis/The Imposters, London, May 23 2012

Postby so lacklustre » Wed May 23, 2012 6:10 pm

Enjoyed the whole thing even Russell C. Show picked up momentum although did enjoy cry cry cry of the earlier section and bit of treat having Glenn on for fawtos.
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Re: Elvis/The Imposters, London, May 23 2012

Postby And No Coffee Table » Wed May 23, 2012 6:14 pm

Elvis Costello's near three hour set at the Albert Hall certainly went from the sublime to the ridiculous.


The sublime: A lot of rarely played 80s stuff - Long Honeymoon, Beyond Belief, Everyday I Write The Book, Tramp The Dirt Down (!)


Great takes on Get Ready and I Still Miss Someone. A Slow Drag With Josephine with one of the verses performed off-mic.


American Without Tears and Little Palaces with the whole MacManus clan.


The ridiculous: Guest appearance from, erm, Russell Crowe - murdering Folsom Prison Blues and erroneously announcing it as an Elvis Song

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Re: Elvis/The Imposters, London, May 23 2012

Postby Man out of Time » Wed May 23, 2012 6:26 pm

What a show.

Setlist:

1. I Hope You're Happy Now
2. Heart Of The City
3. Mystery Dance
4. Radio, Radio
The Spectacular Spinning SongBook
5. Stations Of The Cross/ Get Ready - Spin 1
6. New Lace Sleeves - Spin 2
7. Beyond Belief - Spin 3
8. Oliver's Army
9. The Long Honeymoon - Spin 4
Crime and Punishment - Spin 5 and Cash - Spin 6
10. Cry, Cry, Cry
11. I Still Miss Someone
12. American Without Tears (with the Bible Code Sundays) - Spin 7 (Katerina's spin) for Ross MacManus
13. Little Palaces / Jigs and Reels (with the Bible Code Sundays)
14. Shot With His Own Gun
15. Watching The Detectives / Help Me
The Hammer of Songs
16. Alison (Sophie's Choice)
17. Everyday I Write The Book
18. (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea
19. I Want You
Encore 1
20. A Slow Drag With Josephine EC Solo
21. Jimmie Standing In The Rain / Brother Can You Spare A Dime? EC Solo
22. Tramp The Dirt Down
23. Shipbuilding
Encore 2
24. Evil (with Martin Belmont and Russell Crowe)
25. Folsom Prison Blues (Russell Crowe with Martin Belmont)
26. From A Whisper To A Scream (with Glenn Tillbrook and Martin Belmont and Tennessee Thomas)
27. Pump It Up (with a snippet of DayTripper) with Martin Belmont, Glenn Tillbrook, The BibleCode Sundays and Tennessee Thomas
28. (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding? with all of the above and Russell Crowe and with Steve Naive on the pipe organ.


It was good to meet up with Sulky Lad, Verbal, The Roofdog, Sheep to the Slaughter and others, including Ronny from Norway. I trust Natasha made it to the show.

Elvis was joined on stage by :

The Bible Code Sundays (for American Without Tears and Little Palaces);
Martin Belmont
Russell Crowe
Glenn TIlbrook
Tennessee Thomas (although her part of the stage was behind her father's drum kit, so it may not count as the stage.

The final version of Pump It Up, featured all of the above, and Steve Naive on the Mighty Royal Albert Hall pipe Organ, which fills one side of the hall above the stage. It was still not enough to be heard above three drummers, four or five guitarists, a fiddle, an accordian and probably something else besides. I think I counted twelve people on stage at the end, and that may not include Steve who was high above it at the organ.

Musically, the highlights were "From A Whisper To A Scream" and "Shot With His Own Gun". Frankly the finale was a mess.

It was wierd seeing Martin Belmont again. The last time I saw him play was at the Old St Pancras Church at the recent launch of "My Darling Clementine" - the new duet album by Lou Dalgleish and Michael Weston King, on which Martin played. I saw Michael and Lou at the Birmingham Revolver show, but rather than being on stage, they were in the audience. Martin can still play, and as I think he is still touring with Michael and Lou, I commend their show to you, as I do their album.

Expect more chaos tomorrow night.

MOOT

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Re: Elvis/The Imposters, London, May 23 2012

Postby migdd » Wed May 23, 2012 6:43 pm

Man out of Time wrote:It was wierd seeing Martin Belmont again. The last time I saw him play was at the Old St Pancras Church at the recent launch of "My Darling Clementine" - the new duet album by Lou Dalgleish and Michael Weston King, on which Martin played. I saw Michael and Lou at the Birmingham Revolver show, but rather than being on stage, they were in the audience. Martin can still play, and as I think he is still touring with Michael and Lou, I commend their show to you, as I do their album.
MOOT


Martin is still very active in the music scene. As most are aware, Graham Parker has reunited with Martin and the rest of the Rumour for an upcoming album and (hopefully) tour. In addition, GP and the Rumour will play a major role in Judd Apatow's new film to be released in Dec. 2012.


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