Elvis & The Imposters Edinburgh 16/6/2013

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Re: Elvis & The Imposters Edinburgh 16/6/2013

Postby sweetest punch » Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:11 pm

http://www.scotsman.com/the-scotsman/sc ... -1-2969176

Gig review: Elvis Costello and the Imposters

ELVIS’ army has gathered from far and wide. Well, quite a lot from Glasgow anyway and, as he thunders on past the last train witching hour in a packed nearly three-hour set, chances are a few of them ended up here to stay.
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Costello has a novel approach to the perennial “problem” facing long-established stars with an expansive back catalogue of hits. He dusts off alter-ego Napoleon Dynamite (who predates the film of the same name, by the way) to introduce the “spinning songbook”.

“Take a look at these hits”, he says, and sure enough there are plenty of them when you see them on paper, or indeed 20ft multi-coloured disc. In similarly gimmicky vein, the set features a cage-dancing podium bedecked with beads, and there is a dancing girl and a game-show style hostess. The latter – “the mysterious Josephine” – fetches members of the audience up to spin the wheel to pick a song which is then played, while said audience members watch on stage, initially from golden bar stools at the end of Steve Nieve’s piano, before eventually being cajoled into a wee dance on the podium.

Costello, in fine, ageing like fine wine voice throughout, also goes for a couple of wanders, including one up to the circle to sing Almost Blue, while the other prop, the “Hammer of Songs”, like a fairground test your strength game, allows a Canadian couple to request Clowns and Fiddlers. It’s showy, fun and adds unpredictability without unduly diverting proceedings – in fact, only four or five songs are selected this way and the vast majority of classics that had been “missed” are dextrously woven together in a rousing finale or, more accurately, second half.

The band are excellent, adapting seamlessly to the various impromptu amendments to the set list and giving every sign of enjoying themselves immensely, not least Nieve scampering back and forth behind a mighty suite of keyboards. Tramping Down the Dirt finishes the set, followed by a generous encore including Oliver’s Army, and ending up with Love, Peace and Understanding, the sentiment and the sound rousing the Festival Theatre to its feet in a well-deserved ovation.
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Re: Elvis & The Imposters Edinburgh 16/6/2013

Postby docinwestchester » Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:19 pm

verbal gymnastics wrote: Love field! Wow!

Always nice to hear one of the many good songs on GCW.

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Re: Elvis & The Imposters Edinburgh 16/6/2013

Postby The Towncryer » Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:51 pm

Awesome best concert in years

Highlights The Judgement,green Shirt,New Lace Sleeves , Tramp and Man out of Time

Four feet from Elvis in the Circle during Almost Blue

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Re: Elvis & The Imposters Edinburgh 16/6/2013

Postby snapyou » Sat Jun 22, 2013 2:24 am

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a few snaps ,got lots more and in much higher resolution.

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Re: Elvis & The Imposters Edinburgh 16/6/2013

Postby Azmuda » Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:14 pm

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Re: Elvis & The Imposters Edinburgh 16/6/2013

Postby sulky lad » Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:44 am

Kjell's recording now up on dime - apologies in great amounts for the delay in upping this ! :oops: http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-deta ... ?id=470861
Whoops, no samples, better get onto this promptly !!!

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Re: Elvis & The Imposters Edinburgh 16/6/2013

Postby Azmuda » Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:32 pm

Based on its url, this pic on www.Steinway.de was evidently taken in Edinburgh by Steinway's Gerrit Glaner.


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