Elvis, solo, plays St Louis, MO, March 9th 2015

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Elvis, solo, plays St Louis, MO, March 9th 2015

Postby johnfoyle » Sat Mar 07, 2015 10:39 am

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Re: Elvis, solo, plays St Louis, MO, March 9th 2015

Postby And No Coffee Table » Sat Mar 07, 2015 10:53 am

This seems like the place for the live debut of EC's version of "Diamond Ring."

"If I ever get back to St. Louis again..."


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Re: Elvis, solo, plays St Louis, MO, March 9th 2015

Postby docinwestchester » Sat Mar 07, 2015 11:12 am

And No Coffee Table wrote:This seems like the place for the live debut of EC's version of "Diamond Ring."

"If I ever get back to St. Louis again..."


Hope so. My question is...will he pronounce it Saint LOO-ee or Saint LOO-is?

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Re: Elvis, solo, plays St Louis, MO, March 9th 2015

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Re: Elvis, solo, plays St Louis, MO, March 9th 2015

Postby And No Coffee Table » Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:40 pm

a little bit of Veronica: https://instagram.com/p/0B-7HJA7Al/
a little bit of Alison: https://instagram.com/p/0CGUeIg7K4/

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Re: Elvis, solo, plays St Louis, MO, March 9th 2015

Postby And No Coffee Table » Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:52 am

Thanks to Rozy for the setlist.

01. (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes
02. Cheap Reward
03. Watch Your Step
04. Accidents Will Happen
05. Ascension Day
06. Church Underground
07. 45
08. Deep Dark Truthful Mirror
09. Shipbuilding - on piano
10. Let Me Tell You About Her - on piano - for Lew Soloff
11. I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down - on piano
12. Oliver's Army
13. Shake Yourself Loose - for T Bone Burnett
14. Veronica
15. Walkin' My Baby Back Home - seated
16. Ghost Train - seated
17. Beyond Belief - seated
18. Watching The Detectives
19. Man Out Of Time
Encore 1
20. Pads, Paws And Claws - with Larkin Poe
21. Love Field - with Larkin Poe
22. Hidee Hidee Ho - with Larkin Poe
23. Down On The Bottom - with Larkin Poe
24. Blame It On Cain - with Larkin Poe
25. Diamond Ring - with Larkin Poe
26. Indoor Fireworks - with Larkin Poe
27. Brilliant Mistake - with Larkin Poe
Encore 2
28. Alison
29. TV Is The Thing (This Year)
30. Pump It Up
Encore 3
31. (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding? - with Larkin Poe
32. Lost On The River #12 - with Larkin Poe

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Re: Elvis, solo, plays St Louis, MO, March 9th 2015

Postby verbal gymnastics » Tue Mar 10, 2015 3:56 am

And No Coffee Table wrote:25. Diamond Ring - with Larkin Poe


So was it pronounced Saint LOO-ee or Saint LOO-is?
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Re: Elvis, solo, plays St Louis, MO, March 9th 2015

Postby Harry Lime » Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:36 am

And No Coffee Table wrote:
13. Shake Yourself Loose - for T Bone Burnett


Wow! Great song from a great album. Has Elvis covered many T Bone songs before? I can't really recall any.
Who put these fingerprints on my imagination?

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Re: Elvis, solo, plays St Louis, MO, March 9th 2015

Postby And No Coffee Table » Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:20 am

Harry Lime wrote:Wow! Great song from a great album. Has Elvis covered many T Bone songs before? I can't really recall any.


He does "I'm Coming Home" on the second disc of the Kojak Variety reissue.

He played "Shake Yourself Loose" once before (in 1989).

On the Facebook group they figured out the reason for last night's T Bone tribute: T Bone was born in St. Louis.

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Re: Elvis, solo, plays St Louis, MO, March 9th 2015

Postby Greg_R » Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:28 am

verbal gymnastics wrote:
And No Coffee Table wrote:25. Diamond Ring - with Larkin Poe


So was it pronounced Saint LOO-ee or Saint LOO-is?


Saint LOO-is, as I remember it. Another amazing show.

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Re: Elvis, solo, plays St Louis, MO, March 9th 2015

Postby Azmuda » Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:46 am

http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/rftmusic/2015/03/elvis_costello_delivered_a_career-spanning_intimate_performance_at_the_pageant_review_photos_and_set.php

Elvis Costello Delivered a Career-Spanning, Intimate Performance at the Pageant
Review, Photos and Setlist

By Christian Schaeffer Tue., Mar. 10 2015 at 9:45 AM

See also: Our Complete Slideshow of the Concert
http://www.riverfronttimes.com/slideshow/elvis-costello-at-the-pageant-march-9-2015-42134121/

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About three songs into his nearly two-and-a-half hour show at the Pageant last night, Elvis Costello informed the crowd on how he plotted out this mostly acoustic, mostly solo show.

"I thought tonight I would just sing about love and fidelity -- and then I thought it would be a pretty short show."

He had just finished a beautifully languorous version of "Watch Your Step," about the machinations of a gang of neighborhood toughs; he was about to start "Accidents Will Happen," one of his finest romantic mea culpas. For a singer who famously told reporters nearly 40 years ago that his two chief songwriting motivations were revenge and guilt, the idea of a night of love songs was an easy laugh.

And yet, Costello -- a famously chameleonic talent who has dipped a toe in almost every form of popular song -- managed to spin out a few legitimate, heart-on-sleeve love songs throughout a setlist that was part career retrospective, part record-crate dig and part parlor show. Costello is calling this early springtime run through a dozen or so American cities his "Detour" -- a change of pace from playing shows with his versatile rock & roll outfit, the Imposters. Armed with a few acoustic guitars and as stacked a songbook as any living songwriter, Costello charmed, crooned and rattled the rafters. "The Beloved Entertainer," once used as a bitter epithet on the cover of 1989's Spike, is now a more-than-apt descriptor.

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After a 30-minute opening set from Larkin Poe, the Atlanta-based folk duo of sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell (who would join Costello for an extended encore), Costello took the stage, tipped his wide-brimmed chapeau, and launched into a shuffling, resonant "(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes." He didn't take long to go deep into his catalog, moving to "Cheap Reward," a cast-off from 1977's My Aim is True that eventually morphed into "Lip Service" on his next LP. Fans of his greatest hits would have plenty to love over the set's 32 songs; hardcore devotees would have more than enough rarely played gems and nearly forgotten b-sides to brag about at the next CostelloCon.

The biggest swoons came when Costello altered the one man/one acoustic guitar format. A three-song set at the piano opened with "Shipbuilding," perhaps the clearest distillation of the man's personal and political pathos. He acknowledged his own clumsiness on the instrument, but the song's jazz-inflected melancholy rang out. The song garnered one of several standing ovations from the seated crowd. He had a lighter touch on "Let Me Tell You About Her," a song from North which serves as a love letter in both lyric and in composition to his jazz-pianist wife, Diana Krall. While at the piano, Costello turned his cover of "I Can't Stand Up for Falling Down" back into the soul ballad that Sam & Dave originally recorded.

While his last proper album, Wise Up Ghost, was made with hip-hop lifers the Roots, much of Costello's last decade has been spent in the thrall of Americana and folk idioms: pre-war blues, soft-touch bluegrass, odes to Jimmie Rodgers. That fascination colored much of his performance last night, from the modified finger-style guitar playing on "Ascension Day," his riff on Professor Longhair's "Tipitina," to a brief interlude where he played storyteller while seated on a rocking chair. Armed with a parlour-sized guitar and looking every bit like Leo Kottke (down to the crossed legs and big white hat), Costello wove stories about his family into a short but sweetly played set of songs. He dedicated a dulcet-toned version of the 1930 standard "Walkin' My Baby Back Home" to his eight-year-old twin boys, dusted off the Get Happy!! b-side "Ghost Train," and deconstructed the knotty "Beyond Belief" and turned it into a folk strummer.

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After ending the proper set with a few more best-ofs -- a discursive, clanging "Watching the Detectives" and an arrow-true take on the brilliant "Man Out of Time" (introduced as "a song I hate") -- Costello returned for an extended encore with Larkin Poe. Armed with a mandolin, an overdriven slide guitar and rootsy harmonies, the Lovell sisters gave thumping support to "Pads, Paws & Claws" and rescued 1984's "Love Field" from the recorded version's infamously dated production.

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Since fans are used to seeing Costello with some version of the Imposters (which is itself a slight change from his golden-era backing backing the Attractions), hearing the singer supported by folk instruments and female voices put a new shine on his songs. "Indoor Fireworks" and "Brilliant Mistake" were the standouts of this set; both are from 1986's King of America, Costello's first foray into what we now call "Americana" and what was, in hindsight, a predictor of his fascination with our country's folk heritage.

Costello returned for a brief solo set, this time inside the oversized television that served as the stage's backdrop and scrim. "Alison" came first, played tenderly on an overdriven Fender Jazzmaster, while "Pump It Up" and a cover of Dinah Washington's "TV is the Thing (This Year)" were broadcast through a jumbo-sized hollowbody. The ladies of Larkin Poe came out for the obligatory but always stirring "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding" before ending with a soulful, contemplative "Lost on the River." It was one of several songs from The New Basement Tapes that Larkin Poe assisted on; Costello seemed especially taken with those formerly lost songs of Bob Dylan that he helped revive.

Fans who missed out on the sold-out show can take some solace that Costello and the Imposters will be back this summer to play the shed formerly known as Riverport as the opening act for Steely Dan. Just don't expect this range of songs or for the intimacy of the Pageant to translate to the lawn seats.

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Set list:

1. (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes
2. Cheap Reward
3. Watch Your Step
4. Accidents Will Happen
5. Ascension Day
6. Church Underground
7. 45
8. Deep Dark Truthful Mirror
9. Shipbuilding
10. Let Me Tell You About Her
11. I Can't Stand Up for Falling Down
12. Oliver's Army
13. Shake Yourself Loose (T-Bone Burnett)
14. Veronica
15. Walkin' My Baby Back Home (standard; written by Roy Turk and Fred E. Ahlert)
16. Ghost Train
17. Beyond Belief
18. Watching the Detectives
19. Man Out of Time

Encore with Larkin Poe
20. Pads, Paws & Claws
21. Love Field
22. Hidee Hidee Ho #16 (Bob Dylan/The New Basement Tapes)
23. Down on the Bottom (Bob Dylan/The New Basement Tapes)
24. Blame it on Cain
25. Diamond Ring (Bob Dylan/The New Basement Tapes)
26. Indoor Fireworks
27. Brilliant Mistake

Solo Encore
28. Alison
29. TV is the Thing (This Year) (Dinah Washington)
30. Pump It Up

Final Encore with Larkin Poe
31. (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding
32. Lost on the River (Bob Dylan/The New Basement Tapes)

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Re: Elvis, solo, plays St Louis, MO, March 9th 2015

Postby Azmuda » Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:57 am

http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/reviews/elvis-costello-digs-deep-into-his-catalog-for-sold-out/article_2164e9be-1c08-5bd2-b8ad-d89c8325e9b7.html

Elvis Costello digs deep into his catalog for sold-out solo show

By Daniel Durchholz Special to the Post-Dispatch

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Photo by Jon Gitchoff

“You can go home, you’ve seen all the hits,” Elvis Costello joked before he struck a single note of his sold-out solo show at the Pageant on Monday. Well, not so fast.

The veteran performer dug deep into his catalog, performing more than 30 songs in roughly two and a half hours. Costello accompanied himself on guitar or piano and told stories about some of the songs as well as his family’s musical history.

Throughout his nearly 40-year career, Costello’s material has been cloaked in various guises, from splenetic new wave to country to sophisticated pop, R&B, classical and many genres in-between. Given that one test of a song’s quality is how well it plays unadorned by additional accompaniment or production, Costello’s works continually pass with flying colors, especially due to the dense, deft wordplay of his lyrics.

Those lyrics were a lot easier to suss out without a backing band’s thunder, yet Costello’s performance didn’t lack for dynamics. He also had a nod-and-a-wink-style gimmick — a stage set featuring a giant mock TV, dubbed Lupe-O-Tone, which displayed various song lyrics as well as vintage images of Costello and his family, plus musical friends and heroes (including, at one point, Chuck Berry).

Early on, Costello mused about how he put the show together thematically. “I thought tonight maybe I would just sing about love and fidelity,” he said. “But then I thought it would be a pretty short show.”

He opened with a fan favorite, “(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes,” then veered into a honky-tonkin’ obscurity, “Cheap Reward,” followed by an impassioned reading of “Watch Your Step.”

Costello told the story of a Mexican misadventure with a female cab driver he fancied until she turned on the radio — “She wanted to listen to Rush…or maybe it was Journey. It was so hard to tell,” he quipped. He wound up at the hotel — alone — and wrote “Accidents Will Happen.”

Costello switched to piano for a mini-set that included a gorgeous, wrenching “Shipbuilding,” a playful “Let Me Tell You About Her,” and a rousing “I Can’t Stand Up for Falling Down” with Costello occasionally rising to his feet — not to disprove the lyric, but to accentuate his falsetto cries.

Back on guitar, he dedicated “Shake Yourself Loose” to St. Louis native T Bone Burnett, his friend and occasional producer. “This is his town,” Costello said.

He played the standard “Walkin’ My Baby Back Home” for his wife, singer Diana Krall, who is on tour elsewhere, and his 8-year-old twin boys, whom he imagined home alone “playing cards and drinking brandy.” He introduced “Ghost Train” with a story about his father, whose band played on the same Royal Command Performance show as the Beatles, when John Lennon told the rich and royal to “rattle your jewelry.”

Costello ended the set proper with a jagged-edged “Watching the Detectives” and a soaring “Man Out of Time.”

For two of the three encores, Costello was joined by Atlanta roots-rock duo Larkin Poe — sisters Megan and Rebecca Lovell — who had opened the show. They sang a handful of songs from The New Basement Tapes project in which Costello and others finished scraps of songs left behind by Bob Dylan. “I wrote this song with (Dylan),” Costello said, introducing “Hidee Hidee Ho.” “He doesn’t know anything about it.” They also played the St. Louis-centric “Diamond Ring” and Costello's own "Indoor Fireworks" and "Brilliant Mistake."

Costello returned alone, this time standing inside the Lupe-O-Tone box for his classic “Alison,” plus a quirky Dinah Washington cover, “TV Is the Thing (This Year)” and a rocking “Pump It Up.”

Joined again by Larkin Poe, he sent the audience home with a raucous “(What’s So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding” and a hushed New Basement Tapes tune, “Lost on the River.”

Costello is scheduled to return to St. Louis this summer, playing with the Imposters as the opening act for Steely Dan at Hollywood Casino Amphitheater. That show has much to recommend it, but seeing the man and his music alone — well, OK, with a little help from his friends — was a terrific treat.


Set list
(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes
Cheap Reward
Watch Your Step
Accidents Will Happen
Ascension Day
Church Underground
45
Deep Dark Truthful Mirror
Shipbuilding
Let Me Tell You About Her
I Can’t Stand Up for Falling Down
Oliver’s Army
Shake Yourself Loose
Veronica
Walkin’ My Baby Back Home
Ghost Train
Beyond Belief
Watching the Detectives
Man Out of Time

Encore
Pads, Paws and Claws
Love Field
Hidee Hidee Ho
Down on the Bottom
Blame It on Cain
Diamond Ring
Indoor Fireworks
Brilliant Mistake

Encore 2
Alison
TV is the Thing (This Year)
Pump It Up

Encore 3
(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding
Lost on the River

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Re: Elvis, solo, plays St Louis, MO, March 9th 2015

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Re: Elvis, solo, plays St Louis, MO, March 9th 2015

Postby MOJO » Wed Mar 11, 2015 1:43 am

YouTube poster - plhrph1 - is lame. He did not capture the sound within the room and probably can't from his mobile phone. Whatever. This guy seems to post YouTube live music vids all the time. As an artist, I would want to have discretion on what's posted by ticket holders. Someone should offer software that shuts down camera and video functions on mobile devices that enter a venue. if there is a notice in front of the venute that says no recording or video devices allowed beyond this point, then make it happen and shut down these apps on mobile devices. I know this technology exists, but when will it be released in a concert / music venues? Sorry, I just can't stand viewing low-budge, "user-generated content".

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Re: Elvis, solo, plays St Louis, MO, March 9th 2015

Postby verbal gymnastics » Wed Mar 11, 2015 2:07 am

Phew - as long as such technology doesn't shut down minidiscs or cassette recordings :wink:
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Re: Elvis, solo, plays St Louis, MO, March 9th 2015

Postby MOJO » Wed Mar 11, 2015 3:44 am

ha, maybe your old school device could walk through a "new security check" that will automatically de-activate or stripe any electrons or electronic devices from working. This could also be a notice set forth before walking into a concert/venue. If you have an old school device, this law would still apply, etc. All devices wiped or cameras/photo apps disabled... etc.

Sadly, our rights are being stripped away... while we give away our persona / personal information online (twitter, facebook), our privacy is being limited and breached. This info. can be used against you by law. These platforms open doors for employers, banks, and other corporate interests to access your persona ... etc, etc... Interesting times, isn.t it? (can someone delete all of my posts on this board? Please do!)

So, just Imagine your video and camera being disabled around a already "sensitized" zone dictated by a government entity of mega-business. Geofencing exists.

OK, I will stop being a freak. The main point to this post is: Well, I don't know.. actually.. just post decent live vid clips on YouTube. It's a small request to simple people everywhere... Just do it.. as Nike says... is that a copyright breach... damn. Oh well.

Bring on the quality YouTube vids

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Re: Elvis, solo, plays St Louis, MO, March 9th 2015

Postby johnfoyle » Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:23 pm

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