Elvis & The Imposters, Tokyo , Dec 13 '13

Pretty self-explanatory
johnfoyle
Posts: 14072
Joined: Wed Jun 04, 2003 4:37 pm
Location: Dublin , Ireland

Elvis & The Imposters, Tokyo , Dec 13 '13

Postby johnfoyle » Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:20 pm

Anyone going?

sweetest punch
Posts: 3300
Joined: Sat Apr 03, 2004 5:49 am
Location: Belgium

Re: Elvis & The Imposters, Tokyo , Dec 13 '13

Postby sweetest punch » Thu Dec 12, 2013 1:49 pm

It seems that this concert will be broadcast live on TV: http://www.barks.jp/news/?id=1000097252

Google translation: http://translate.google.be/translate?sl ... 52&act=url

The live broadcast attracted attention all over the world, live Elvis Costello to determine the song played at roulette

It is broadcast live on WOWOW live Elvis Costello attracted attention all over the world by it that determine the musical performance at roulette <Elvis Costello & The imported Stars Live in Japan 2013 The Spinning Wheel Songbook>.

Japan live Elvis Costello & The imported Stars performed in Tokyo · EX Roppongi theater between December 11 to 13. I live this point is unique Nanoha, that will decide at roulette mounted on the stage to play a song.

Masterpieces and hidden hits Costello, medley and cover songs are 40 songs listed in this roulette, audience chosen by lot is turning the roulette, it's that play themselves Costello presided a song that came out So, anything thrilling.

He started from 2011 already, is one crowd of Anglo-American, live of the topics that were praised by influential media New York Times and the U.S. Rolling Stone magazine, such as the British Guardian's arrive in Japan at last.

The songs come up the configuration to play that and soon, roulette, that seems to Costello's habit. It seems to taste the entertainment Quirky and lock live normal.

"Live! Elvis Costello & The imported Stars Live in Japan 2013 The Spinning Wheel Songbook"
Air date: December 13 (Friday) night 7:30 [WOWOW Live]
From Location: Tokyo EX Theater Roppongi
Since you put me down, it seems i've been very gloomy. You may laugh but pretty girls look right through me.

User avatar
krm
Posts: 849
Joined: Sun Oct 21, 2007 6:10 am
Location: Sweden Skåne

Re: Elvis & The Imposters, Tokyo , Dec 13 '13

Postby krm » Thu Dec 12, 2013 2:29 pm


FAVEHOUR
Posts: 935
Joined: Thu Apr 01, 2004 5:41 pm

Re: Elvis & The Imposters, Tokyo , Dec 13 '13

Postby FAVEHOUR » Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:30 pm

Elvis Costello and The Imported Stars, I like that!

Dave

Azmuda
Posts: 823
Joined: Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:49 am

Re: Elvis & The Imposters, Tokyo , Dec 13 '13

Postby Azmuda » Fri Dec 13, 2013 9:27 am

Ian on Facebook posts:

Set list:

I Hope You're Happy Now
Heart of the City
Uncomplicated
Mystery Dance
Radio Radio

Spin 1: so Like Candy

Come the Meantimes

Double Spin
Spin 2: Tokyo Storm Warning (played after Girl jackpot)
Spin 3: Girl jackpot
Party Girl
Girls Talk
This Year's Girl? (can't remember, didn't write it down)

Tokyo Storm Warning

Spin 4: She (ended in the crowd)

God Give Me Strength (sung entirely off stage)

Spin 5: I Want You

Chelsea
Walk us UpTown
Pump it Up

Encore 1:
I Still Have That Other Girl
Smile
Shot With his Own Gun
Accidents Will Happen
Less Than Zero
Cinco Minutos Con Vos
Shipbuilding
Bedlam
Tripwire > Peace Love & Understanding (Slow)
My New Haunt

Encore 2:
Hammer of Song:
Every Day I Write The Book
I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down
High Fidelity
Watching the Detectives
Sugar Won't Work
Peace Love & Understanding (fast)

User avatar
krm
Posts: 849
Joined: Sun Oct 21, 2007 6:10 am
Location: Sweden Skåne

Re: Elvis & The Imposters, Tokyo , Dec 13 '13

Postby krm » Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:10 pm

six songs from the new album. must have been a great evening.

SoulForHire
Posts: 447
Joined: Sat May 14, 2011 1:20 am

Re: Elvis & The Imposters, Tokyo , Dec 13 '13

Postby SoulForHire » Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:15 pm

Can't wait to hear/see the Imposters' version of WUG material.

User avatar
verbal gymnastics
Posts: 10036
Joined: Wed Jun 11, 2003 6:44 am
Location: In a very fashionable hovel

Re: Elvis & The Imposters, Tokyo , Dec 13 '13

Postby verbal gymnastics » Fri Dec 13, 2013 1:32 pm

And Smile too :shock:
international laughing stock...

User avatar
docinwestchester
Posts: 2068
Joined: Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:58 pm
Location: Westchester County, NY

Re: Elvis & The Imposters, Tokyo , Dec 13 '13

Postby docinwestchester » Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:35 pm

verbal gymnastics wrote:And Smile too :shock:


Popular tune in Japan?

http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/inde ... s_of_Smile

EDIT: "The theme song of Japanese drama "Sora Kara Furu Ichioku no Hoshi (One Million Stars Falling from the Sky)".
(I did not know this.)

FAVEHOUR
Posts: 935
Joined: Thu Apr 01, 2004 5:41 pm

Re: Elvis & The Imposters, Tokyo , Dec 13 '13

Postby FAVEHOUR » Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:42 pm

It was a big hit in Japan because of the TV show, think it was released as a single there prior to inclusion in Cruel Smile.

sweetest punch
Posts: 3300
Joined: Sat Apr 03, 2004 5:49 am
Location: Belgium

Re: Elvis & The Imposters, Tokyo , Dec 13 '13

Postby sweetest punch » Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:44 pm

This is the setlist from EC's website: http://www.elviscostello.com/homepage#/ ... esults/556

"Spinning Wheel Tour - Tokyo, Japan - The Results"

Elvis Costello & The Imposters
Tokyo, Japan
December 13th, 2013

Overture

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

The Spectacular Spinning Songbook

So Like Candy - Spin 1

Come The Meantimes - IMPROMPTU

"Girl" Jackpot - Spin 2

This Year's Girl
Party Girl
Girls Talk

Tokyo Storm Warning - Spin 3

She - Spin 4

God Give Me Strength - IMPROMPTU

I Want You - Spin 5

Chelsea - IMPROMPTU

Walk Us Uptown - IMPROMPTU

Pump It Up - IMPROMPTU

Interlude

I Still Have That Other Girl
Smile
Shot With His Own Gun

Encore One

Oliver's Army
Less Than Zero
Cinco Minutos Con Vos
Shipbuilding
Bedlam
Tripwire/Peace Love and Understanding (Ballad)
My New Haunt

Encore Two

Hammer Of Songs - Joker Selected!!!

Everyday I Write the Book

Alison
I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down
High Fidelity
Watching The Detectives
Sugar Won't Work
Peace, Love and Understanding
Since you put me down, it seems i've been very gloomy. You may laugh but pretty girls look right through me.

User avatar
And No Coffee Table
Posts: 2766
Joined: Thu Aug 21, 2003 2:57 pm

Re: Elvis & The Imposters, Tokyo , Dec 13 '13

Postby And No Coffee Table » Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:48 pm

Pics: http://www.smashingmag.com/en/archives/13743

if I'm reading correctly, there's a new "Ghost" jackpot, which I assume means songs from Wise Up Ghost. (Or maybe Ghost Train? Ghost Town? Mischievous Ghost?).

Image

johnfoyle
Posts: 14072
Joined: Wed Jun 04, 2003 4:37 pm
Location: Dublin , Ireland

Re: Elvis & The Imposters, Tokyo , Dec 13 '13

Postby johnfoyle » Sat Dec 14, 2013 6:05 am

Ian Hughes on Facebook -

The draft off my take on last night...

Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Ex Theatre, Roppongi, Tokyo
13 December 2013 Spinning Songbook Show


A glance down the set list from the third show in the Tokyo run has to suggest one of three things. Or two, with a proviso for a third. Perhaps we'll get a little additional light cast on these things at the fourth show, when the venue changes to Osaka's Zepp Namba.
It's hard, having seen all three shows, to avoid the conclusion that the Spinning Songbook concept hasn't played out as well as it was supposed to in these parts. With no Wheel action between the end of the first set and the Hammer of Song segment that opened the second encore, that's a fairly obvious conclusion.
Last night, on the other hand, was going out live to air on Japanese pay TV, so it's just possible the decision was made to keep the rest of the show within what you might tag normal parameters rather than bring in the risk factors that come into play where the Wheel and the selection of audience members to spin it are concerned. Don't want to upstage the star of the show, do we?
There was a degree of what might have been with the couple Josephine hauled up on stage for the Hammer of Song. Where just about everybody else, either singly or jointly, had been female, here we had a bloke who looked like a character. Pork pie hat, white coat, spinning Songbook T-shirt, girlfriend sporting the same shirt. You'd look at him and label him obvious fan with possible oddball tendencies.
After the jokey preliminaries with the girlfriend and the fake hammer, the guy gets the real one, hits the bell and, given his choice from the Wheel, selects the joker. The selection turns out to be Every Day I Write the Book, and through the track the two off them end in the Go Go Cage, encouraged into Philly Soul/Motown moves by Josephine and Dixie de La Fontaine (name check).
Then they spend the rest of the set with visible applause and reaction from Fan boy, in a fairly stark contrast to just about everyone else who had been hauled up on stage over the three days.
Actually, all the Hammer of Song people have had a bit of character about them.
Unlike the previous two nights, we actually ended up with four segments: the main Spinning Songbook set following the full five song Overture, where the highlights was an impromptu God Give Me Strength called from middle of the audience (Mr Nieve. God Give Me Strength, if you please). It wasn't much visually if you were up in the balcony, but the vocal was belted out with appropriate intensity, and the whole thing must have looked fantastic on television. But even in the balcony, you still wanted to be there as the heart and soul got poured into the performance.
Almost as good was an impassioned I Want You, delivered as the result of the final spin.
Chelsea, Walk Us Uptown and Pump It Up rounded the set off, and it's starting to look like Elvis has found another default show closer.
Otherwise he'd have saved PIU for the end of the third encore wouldn't he?
Or maybe not. The idea may have been to get the punters, who tended ( as previously noted) to be rather reserved in the yelling and foot stomping departments, delivering an appropriate response in the Encore Stakes.
While I'd reckoned on what followed as the First Encore, the Costello site divides the Elvis and Steve mini-set off as an Interlude, with the full band selection from Accidents to My New Haunt as the Encore. same horse, different jockey. What was interesting, in this regard, was the absence of the semi-acoustic bracket with Slow Drag for Josephine and Jimmie standing In the Rain, which
In turn raises the question of the TV broadcast! and what it was supposed to achieve.
It would have been interesting to have been a fly on the wall when these matters were being sorted.
In any case, regardless of whether the Wheel did what it was supposed to, and the policies involved with selecting the spinners, it was obvious from the start that the band was on last night. There was just that little bit of extra oomph, the sort of thing you expect when there's an occasion that needs to be risen to.
The set list, which you'd have to reckon had been deliberately shaped managed to present most of the facets of the Elvis back catalogue, though the Americana element was conspicuous by its absence, and the current album got a substantial work over! though, of course! it's not an Imposters project.
What will be most interesting is the question of whether the show ends up appearing in DVD or some other form. There's already a Spinning Songbook package out in the market, there's no certainty the market can handle two of 'em, but one thing's certain.
If and when it does appear, I'll be in for a copy.
The show rocked mightily when it needed to rock, rolled through a fair selection of the Costello style palette and underlined the notion that the Wise Up Ghost material isn't as far removed from the rest of the man's catalogue as some might think.
So, with a show to go, we'll see what happens in Osaka, where we'll be away from the need to sort things out for theTV special.

I Hope You're Happy Now
Heart of the City
Uncomplicated
Mystery Dance
Radio Radio

Spin 1: so Like Candy

Come the Meantimes

Double Spin
Spin 2: Tokyo Storm Warning (played after Girl jackpot)
Spin 3: Girl jackpot
This Year's Girl
Party Girl
Girls Talk

Tokyo Storm Warning

Spin 4: She (ended in the crowd)

God Give Me Strength (sung entirely off stage)

Spin 5: I Want You

Chelsea
Walk us UpTown
Pump it Up

Encore 1:
I Still Have That Other Girl
Smile
Shot With his Own Gun

Accidents Will Happen
Less Than Zero
Cinco Minutos Con Vos
Shipbuilding
Bedlam
Tripwire > Peace Love & Understanding (Slow)
My New Haunt

Encore 2:
Hammer of Song:
Every Day I Write The Book
I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down
High Fidelity
Watching the Detectives
Sugar Won't Work
Peace Love & Understanding (fast)


http://instagram.com/p/h4gCy_uFrQ/#

Image


http://instagram.com/p/h2qCh5SIHe/#

Image


http://instagram.com/p/h2kbPZSIDZ/#

Image

User avatar
verbal gymnastics
Posts: 10036
Joined: Wed Jun 11, 2003 6:44 am
Location: In a very fashionable hovel

Re: Elvis & The Imposters, Tokyo , Dec 13 '13

Postby verbal gymnastics » Sat Dec 14, 2013 8:15 am

There's no doubt that Josephine and Jimmie were dropped for the benefit of TV.

And I think it's fair to say that the songs from Wise Up Ghost weren't learned just for the sake of "selling product" (ugh!).

Still at least the curse of Costello appears to have been lifted.
international laughing stock...

Arbogast
Posts: 97
Joined: Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:00 pm

Re: Elvis & The Imposters, Tokyo , Dec 13 '13

Postby Arbogast » Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:19 am

No You Tube videos from any of these shows? In Japan of all places??!! WTF?

User avatar
Otis Westinghouse
Posts: 8849
Joined: Tue Jun 03, 2003 3:32 pm
Location: The theatre of dreams

Re: Elvis & The Imposters, Tokyo , Dec 13 '13

Postby Otis Westinghouse » Sat Dec 14, 2013 11:02 am

Indeed. Dying to hear them, esp. Walk Us Uptown.
There's more to life than books, you know, but not much more

sulky lad
Posts: 1411
Joined: Fri Jul 29, 2005 5:21 pm
Location: Out of the kitchen,she's gone with the wind

Re: Elvis & The Imposters, Tokyo , Dec 13 '13

Postby sulky lad » Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:44 am

Still no sign of a DVD ? :shock:

FAVEHOUR
Posts: 935
Joined: Thu Apr 01, 2004 5:41 pm

Re: Elvis & The Imposters, Tokyo , Dec 13 '13

Postby FAVEHOUR » Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:15 pm

Good news! I just got a copy of a DVD of the whole broadcast, with menus and all that. Will watch at least part today. I plan to send to Doc so he can upload it somewhere, though I'm told Dime is off limits because it was pay per view.

Dave

User avatar
krm
Posts: 849
Joined: Sun Oct 21, 2007 6:10 am
Location: Sweden Skåne

Re: Elvis & The Imposters, Tokyo , Dec 13 '13

Postby krm » Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:52 pm

FAVEHOUR wrote:Good news! I just got a copy of a DVD of the whole broadcast, with menus and all that. Will watch at least part today. I plan to send to Doc so he can upload it somewhere, though I'm told Dime is off limits because it was pay per view.

Dave


*happy*

User avatar
docinwestchester
Posts: 2068
Joined: Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:58 pm
Location: Westchester County, NY

Re: Elvis & The Imposters, Tokyo , Dec 13 '13

Postby docinwestchester » Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:19 pm

krm wrote:
FAVEHOUR wrote:Good news! I just got a copy of a DVD of the whole broadcast, with menus and all that. Will watch at least part today. I plan to send to Doc so he can upload it somewhere, though I'm told Dime is off limits because it was pay per view.

Dave


*happy*


Very

SoulForHire
Posts: 447
Joined: Sat May 14, 2011 1:20 am

Re: Elvis & The Imposters, Tokyo , Dec 13 '13

Postby SoulForHire » Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:33 pm

docinwestchester wrote:
krm wrote:
FAVEHOUR wrote:Good news! I just got a copy of a DVD of the whole broadcast, with menus and all that. Will watch at least part today. I plan to send to Doc so he can upload it somewhere, though I'm told Dime is off limits because it was pay per view.

Dave


*happy*


Very


Extremely!

FAVEHOUR
Posts: 935
Joined: Thu Apr 01, 2004 5:41 pm

Re: Elvis & The Imposters, Tokyo , Dec 13 '13

Postby FAVEHOUR » Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:49 pm

Well the quality is excellent, nearly 3 hours of show including pre-show interview. Will get this to you all as soon as I can!

Dave

SoulForHire
Posts: 447
Joined: Sat May 14, 2011 1:20 am

Re: Elvis & The Imposters, Tokyo , Dec 13 '13

Postby SoulForHire » Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:20 am

I know Zombtracker has a few shows that were broadcast on Wowow (Police and Radiohead), so I would think that the moderators would be cool with uploading this show on that trackers.

sulky lad
Posts: 1411
Joined: Fri Jul 29, 2005 5:21 pm
Location: Out of the kitchen,she's gone with the wind

Re: Elvis & The Imposters, Tokyo , Dec 13 '13

Postby sulky lad » Sat Jan 18, 2014 6:17 am

Excellent news, thanks FaveDave and Doc. ! :D

User avatar
docinwestchester
Posts: 2068
Joined: Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:58 pm
Location: Westchester County, NY

Re: Elvis & The Imposters, Tokyo , Dec 13 '13

Postby docinwestchester » Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:03 pm

sulky lad wrote:Excellent news, thanks FaveDave and Doc. ! :D


Should be uploaded soon.


Return to “Elvis Costello General Discussion”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 26 guests