Elvis (solo) plays Zaragoza (Spain), June 4th 2016

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Elvis (solo) plays Zaragoza (Spain), June 4th 2016

Postby Man out of Time » Sun May 29, 2016 3:04 pm

Preview in Spanish in Red Aragon:

"Concierto de Elvis Costello en Zaragoza 2016 , Sala Mozart del Auditorio de Zaragoza

Lugar: Sala Mozart del Auditorio de Zaragoza, C\Eduardo Ibarra 16, Zaragoza

Horario: 21:30h.

Fecha: 4 de Junio del 2016

Precio: 40 euros. A la venta en red Ibercaja

Valoración usuari@s: Sin Valorar

Elvis Costello es el nombre artístico del compositor autodidacta Declan MacManus. La primera vez que actuó ante el público fue en 1969, iniciando su carrera discográfica en 1977 con la grabación del álbum My Aim Is True. Desde entonces ha publicado más de una docena de discos, tanto en solitario como junto al grupo The Attractions.

Una buena parte de las más de 300 canciones compuestas por Costello han sido interpretadas también por otros artistas. La enorme lista de nombres conocidos en el mundo de la música nos da idea del interés que el trabajo de Elvis Costello ha despertado desde siempre en el mundo artístico. Entre ellos, destacan Chet Baker, Johnny Cash, June Tabor, Roy Orbison, Dusty Springfield, Charles Brown y George Jones. Además, Costello ha compuesto no sólo junto a su esposa, Cat O'Riordan, sino también junto a Paul McCartney, Bill Frisell y Richard Harvey.

Costello ha grabado y ha colaborado, entre otros, con estrellas como Sam Moore, Bob Dylan, The Jazz Passengers, Neil Young, The Chieftains, The Count Basie Orchestra, The Mingus Orchestra y el grupo de gospel The Fairfield Four.

A lo largo de su ilustre carrera, Costello ha recibido muchos de los premios más importantes del mundo, entre ellos dos premios concedidos por la revista Q, dos premios Ivor Novello, el Nordoff-Robbins Silver Clef Award y un Grammy por su colaboración con Burt Bacharach en 1998.

Visita: http://www.elviscostello.com"

Or in "English" via Google Translate:

Elvis Costello concert in Zaragoza 2016, Mozart Hall Auditorium Zaragoza

Venue: Mozart del Auditorio de Zaragoza, C \ Eduardo Ibarra 16, Zaragoza
Time: 21: 30h.
Date: June 4, 2016
Price: 40 euros. A network sale Ibercaja
usuari @ s Rating: Unrated

Elvis Costello is the stage name of self-taught composer Declan MacManus. The first performance before the public was in 1969, beginning his recording career in 1977 with the recording of the album My Aim Is True. Since then he has published more than a dozen albums, both solo and with the band The Attractions.

Much of the more than 300 songs composed by Costello also have been interpreted by other artists. The huge list of known in the world of music names gives us an idea of ​​the interest that the work of Elvis Costello has always aroused in the art world. Among them are Chet Baker, Johnny Cash, June Tabor, Roy Orbison, Dusty Springfield, Charles Brown and George Jones. In addition, Costello has made not only with his wife, Cat O'Riordan, but also with Paul McCartney, Bill Frisell and Richard Harvey.

Costello has recorded and collaborated, among others, with stars like Sam Moore, Bob Dylan, The Jazz Passengers, Neil Young, The Chieftains, The Count Basie Orchestra, The Mingus Orchestra and the gospel group The Fairfield Four.

Throughout his illustrious career, Costello has received many of the most important awards in the world, including two prizes awarded by the magazine Q, two awards Ivor Novello, the Nordoff-Robbins Silver Clef Award and a Grammy for his collaboration with Burt Bacharach in 1998."

Anyone going (apart from Mark) ?

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Re: Elvis (solo) plays Zaragoza (Spain), June 4th 2016

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Re: Elvis (solo) plays Zaragoza (Spain), June 4th 2016

Postby johnfoyle » Sat Jun 04, 2016 4:59 pm

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Zaragoza, 6/4/16: “Red Shoes.”


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“Freedom For The Stallion.”

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“Toledo.”

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“New Amsterdam.”

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playing “Alison” a capella out in the crowd.

I asked which song used the Muhammed Ali images -
No, they popped up in the “in memoriam” spot, after the lights went up once the show was over. But he did mention his dad's ska song “I'm The Greatest” during the “Ghost Train” intro.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExNJskn18-0

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Re: Elvis (solo) plays Zaragoza (Spain), June 4th 2016

Postby And No Coffee Table » Sat Jun 04, 2016 6:43 pm

http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/inde ... 4_Zaragoza

Setlist:

01. Green Shirt
02. (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes
03. Accidents Will Happen
04. Ascension Day
05. Church Underground
06. Everyday I Write The Book
07. So Like Candy
08. 45
09. Shipbuilding - on piano
10. Freedom For The Stallion - on piano
11. A Face In The Crowd - on piano
12. Walkin' My Baby Back Home - seated
13. Toledo - seated
14. Vitajex - on ukulele, seated
15. Ghost Train - seated
16. Beyond Belief - seated
17. She - seated
18. New Amsterdam / You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
19. Alison - off-mic
20. Almost Blue / All Or Nothing At All - seated
21. Watching The Detectives
22. Good Year For The Roses - on piano
23. Big Stars Have Tumbled - on piano
24. I Want You

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Re: Elvis (solo) plays Zaragoza (Spain), June 4th 2016

Postby Man out of Time » Wed Aug 03, 2016 7:08 am

Review (in Spanish) by CMD which appeared in the Mexican daily newspaper "Excelsior" on June 5th, 2016.

"Elvis Costello ofrece concierto intimista y nostálgico

El músico británico de 61 años se presenta en España, con su gira 'Detour', en la Sala Mozart del Auditorio de Zaragoza

ZARAGOZA, España.

Zaragoza ha sido la primera parada en España de la gira "Detour" de Elvis Costello, en la que el londinense muestra un espectáculo intimista en el que música y memoria se funden para recordar las anécdotas y experiencias personales que narra, en esta ocasión, en un recital en solitario.

Con un sonoro "¡Hola!" Costello irrumpió con puntualidad británica en la Sala Mozart del Auditorio de Zaragoza, ante el aplauso de un público entregado que recibió con entusiasmo las primeras notas de "(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes".

"Detour" ha llevado este año a Elvis Costello (Londres, 1954) a más de veinte escenarios de Estados Unidos, Inglaterra e Italia para recalar finalmente en España con dos citas más además de la de la Sala Mozart del Auditorio de Zaragoza: Madrid y San Sebastián.

ELVIS AL AIRE

Sobre el escenario, un gran panel que rezaba "On Air" recordaba el riguroso directo y, al fondo, imágenes en una pantalla con forma de televisor recorrían momentos de su infancia y su juventud.

Mientras, el londinense narraba anécdotas de su visión de las "femme fatale" para introducir su tema "Church Underground" o de los conciertos con The Attractions, antes de cantar "Accidents Will Happen".

Tras las primeras canciones, cambió la guitarra acústica por el piano, al mismo tiempo que sustituía las gafas de sol oscuras que llevaba en un principio -y que le hacían un tanto irreconocible- por sus enormes gafas de montura negra.

Modelo que ya lucía en la portada de su primer álbum, "My Aim Is True", con el que a finales de los setenta este cantante y compositor comenzó a abrirse un hueco en el panorama musical internacional como chico de banda -con The Attractions y The Imposters-, en colaboraciones -con el cantante country George Jones o el trompetista Chet Baker- o bien en solitario.

En el piano, que prometió devolver "sin daño alguno" a su esposa -la pianista y cantante de jazz Diana Krall-, Costello interpretó con voz desgarrada la canción plagada de deseos "Shipbuilding", el tema del musical "A Face In The Crowd" o "Good Year For The Roses".

De pie, frente al piano o sentado e intercalando las ocho guitarras que le acompañaban sobre el escenario, el músico pasaba de la interpretación enérgica de temas como "Ghost Train" al romanticismo de "Walkin' My Baby Back Home".

Entretanto, no pudieron faltar la mujeres; las que dejan sabor a caramelo como en "So Like Candy" o como la protagonista de "Everyday I Write The Book", historia de amor por capítulos que Costello aprovechó para dar rienda suelta a la versatilidad de su voz.

Y entonces, sin previo aviso, llegó ella: "She" -canción original de Charles Aznavour y banda sonora de "Notting Hill" en la versión de Costello- que hizo aflorar dosis de emoción y aplausos a partes iguales.

Con el público en el bolsillo y aprovechando el poderío de su voz sin micrófono y la excelente acústica de la sala, el músico se sumergió entre las butacas de los sorprendidos asistentes para regalarles un tema de su primer álbum, "Alison".

SIN MALGASTAR EL ALIENTO

Apuntando al londinense, la luz de un foco de seguimiento y también las cámaras de decenas de teléfonos de los que no quisieron perder la ocasión de retratar el instante.

Y para apaciguar la agitación despertada por el gesto, que hizo levantarse a gran parte de los casi 750 asistentes, Costello interpretó un precioso "Almost Blue" tras el que dio paso al eléctrico "Watching The Detectives", en que estuvo acompañado de una intrigante puesta de escena.

Se despidió con "I Want You", en la que un dolorido Costello sólo podía decir "te quiero" ya que todo lo demás era, según cantaba, "malgastar el aliento".

Un aliento que todavía conservaba al final, tras más de dos horas de concierto, que concluyó con un "muchas gracias".

Expresión que va a seguir repitiendo, al menos, durante los dos días que le quedan en nuestro país con el concierto mañana en el madrileño Teatro Monumental y el lunes en el Auditorio Kursaal de San Sebastián.

Tras España, el británico se une a "The Imposters", junto a los que visitará Reino Unido, Bélgica y Países Bajos y acabará el verano en un viaje en solitario para actuar en Estados Unidos y Japón, donde en ciudades como Osaka ya ha vendido todas las entradas."


Or in "English" via Google Translate:

Elvis Costello offers intimate and nostalgic concert

British musician of 61 years is presented in Spain, with his tour 'Detour' at the Mozart Hall Auditorium of Zaragoza

ZARAGOZA, Spain.

Zaragoza has been the first stop in Spain of "Detour" tour of Elvis Costello, in which the London shows an intimate show in which music and memory merge to remember anecdotes and personal experiences that narrates, this time in solo recital.

With a loud "Hello!" Costello broke with British punctuality in the Mozart Hall Auditorium of Zaragoza, to the applause of a devoted audience that enthusiastically received the first notes of "(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes".

"Detour" has led this year to Elvis Costello (London, 1954) to more than twenty stages in the United States, England and Italy to finally anchor in Spain with two more events in addition to the Mozart Hall of the Auditorio de Zaragoza: Madrid Saint Sebastian.

ELVIS AIR

On stage, a large panel that read "On Air" recalled the direct and rigorous in the background images on a screen shaped roamed TV moments of his childhood and youth.

Meanwhile, the London narrating anecdotes of his vision of the "femme fatale" to introduce his song "Underground Church" or concerts with The Attractions, before singing "Accidents Will Happen".

After the first songs, he changed his acoustic guitar for the piano, while replacing the dark sunglasses he wore at first -and that made him somewhat unrecognizable by his enormous black-rimmed glasses.

Model that sported on the cover of their first album, "My Aim Is True", with which the late seventies this singer-songwriter began to open a gap in the international music scene as a boy band, with The Attractions and the Imposters-, collaborations, with country singer George Jones trumpeter Chet Baker or or alone.

In the piano, who promised to return "without harm" his wife -the jazz pianist and singer Diana Krall-, Costello played the song voice torn plagued wish "Shipbuilding", the theme of the musical "A Face In The Crowd "or" Good Year For The Roses ".

Standing, or sitting at the piano and interspersing the eight guitars accompanied him on stage, the musician moved from the energetic performance of songs like "Ghost Train" romanticism of "Walkin 'My Baby Back Home".

Meanwhile, they could not miss the women; leaving the caramel flavor and "So Like Candy" or as the star of "Everyday I Write The Book" love story chapters Costello took the opportunity to unleash the versatility of her voice.

And then, without warning, she arrived: "She" Original-song of Charles Aznavour and soundtrack of "Notting Hill" in the version of Costello that brought out dose of excitement and applause equally.

With the audience in his pocket and harnessing the power of her voice without a microphone and the excellent acoustics of the room, the musician plunged among the attendees surprised seats to give them a topic of their first album, "Alison."

WITHOUT WASTING BREATH

Pointing to London, the light of a focus tracking cameras and dozens of phones of those who did not want to miss the chance to portray the moment.

And to appease the agitation aroused by the gesture, which made up much of the nearly 750 attendees, Costello played a lovely "Almost Blue" after which gave way to the electric "Watching The Detectives" that was accompanied by an intriguing sunset scene.

He said goodbye with "I Want You", in which a sore Costello could only say "I love you" because everything else was, sang, "wasting his breath."

A breath that still had at the end, after more than two-hour concert, which ended with a "thank you very much".

Expression that will keep repeating, at least during the two days left in our country with the concert tomorrow in Madrid's Teatro Monumental and Monday at the Kursaal Auditorium in San Sebastian.

After Spain, the UK joins "The Imposters" with those who will visit the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands and will finish the summer on a solo trip to act in the United States and Japan, where in cities like Osaka has already sold all entries. "

I presume this review also appeared somewhere in the Spanish press, as it originated from the Spanish press agency EFE. Interesting that it should appear South of the Border down Mexico way too. Not sure about the description of The Attractions as a "boy band".

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Re: Elvis (solo) plays Zaragoza (Spain), June 4th 2016

Postby Man out of Time » Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:19 am

Review by Javier Losilla published in El Periódico de Aragón on June 6, 2016:

"CRÍTICA DE MÚSICA

La gran impostura de Abbott y Costello (Elvis)

Discreta pero entusiasta asistencia del público al espléndido concierto de ese traficante de emociones que responde artísticamente por el nombre de Elvis Costello. No sabemos si achacar la escasez de espectadores a que el músico actuase sin grupo; a que su concierto fuese en la Mozart, cuya acústica no se lleva muy bien con el pop y el rock, o al precio de las entradas, pero, francamente, uno esperaba una respuesta algo más nutrida a la primera visita a Zaragoza del veterano prestidigitador Costello. El título de su gira ya dejaba claras la intenciones: Detour; o sea, desvío, rodeo... Una manera, en suma, diferente, de abordar un repertorio espléndido, armado en esta ocasión con espléndidas presencias y sonoras ausencias.

Con una escenografía que denota su pasión por las primigenias emisiones televisivas (también por los simpáticos charlatanes de feria) y con incontestables maneras de showman, Costello arma un espectáculo fascinante en el que combina lo acústico con lo eléctrico, y el piano con las guitarras. Todo ello aderezado con una incontenible verborrea, tal vez excesiva para un auditorio que mayoritariamente no dispone del nivel de inglés que sus hilarantes parlamentos exigen. Así, entre historias en ocasiones disparatadas en las que se mezclan los comentarios sobre los viejos programas de televisión, la profesión de su padre y la familia real inglesa, Costello va desgranando canciones, tributos (a Allen Toussaint y Beatles, por ejemplo) y músicas que recalan en diferentes puertos de lo popular. Sin prisas (el concierto comenzó a las nueve y media y concluyó veinte minutos antes de la media noche), estableciendo complicidades con el espectador, mostrando su extraordinaria capacidad como compositor e intérprete. Sí, nos habría gustado escuchar en directo a Costello acompañado por un grupo solvente, pero celebramos su habilidad para resolver en solitario un puñado de piezas retorciendo melodías o suavizándolas, y, sobre todo, cantándolas con la energía de un jovenzuelo y la libertad de un sabio.

No es necesario transcribir en su totalidad el programa que abordó, pero ahí van algunos títulos que de su cajón de las maravillas: Red Shoes, Accidents Will Happen, Church Underground, Everyday Write The Book, Ring Of Fire, Freedom For Stallion, Shipbuilding, Walking My Body Back Home, Ghost Train, una revisión casi noise de Whatching The Detectives, New Amsterdam, She (su particular mirada a Tous les visages de l'amour, de Aznavour), Almost Blue... Paseando entre el público, como un trovador a la antigua interpretó Alison, y cerrando la velada abordó A Good Year For The Roses y el blues Big Stars Have Tumbled (al piano) y un arrebatador I Want You, a guitarrazo limpio, con el que puso al público en pie para decirle adiós.

"La imaginación es una gran impostora", dice Costello en sus memorias Música infiel y tinta invisible. El sábado él mismo dio toda una lección de esa impostura que es, a fin de cuentas, la verdad más perturbadora. Dio dos por uno, comedia y drama en la caja infinita de los sueños catódicos. ¿Jekyll y Hyde? No, Abbott y Costello (Elvis)."

Or in "English" via Google Translate:

MUSIC CRITIC

The great imposture of Abbott and Costello (Elvis)

Discreet but enthusiastic audience attendance splendid concert of emotions that dealer that responds artistically by the name of Elvis Costello. We do not know whether to attribute the shortage of viewers to act without the musician group; that concert was in Mozart, whose acoustics are not very good with pop and rock, or the price of tickets, but frankly, one would expect a somewhat nurtured the first visit to Zaragoza Conjurer veteran answer Costello. The title of his tour and left the intentions clear: Detour; ie diversion, rodeo ... One, in short, way different, to address a splendid repertoire, this time armed with splendid sound presences and absences.

With scenery that denotes his passion for primitive television broadcasts (also by sympathetic mountebanks) and incontestable ways showman, Costello weapon a fascinating show which combines acoustic with electric, and piano with guitars. All it seasoned with an irrepressible verbiage, perhaps too much for an audience that mostly do not have the level of English parliaments require their hilarious. Thus, between stories sometimes crazy in the comments on the old TV shows are mixed, the profession of his father and the royal family, Costello pinpoints songs, tributes (Allen Toussaint and Beatles, for example) and music They are calling at different ports of the popular. Unhurried (the concert began at half past nine and ended twenty minutes before midnight), establishing complicity with the audience, showing his extraordinary ability as a composer and performer. Yes, we would have liked to hear live Costello accompanied by a solvent group, but celebrate their ability to solve alone a handful of pieces twisting melodies or soften them, and, above all, singing them with the energy of a youngster and freedom of a wise.

No need to be transcribed in full the program addressed, but there are some titles from her drawer Wonderland: Red Shoes, Accidents Will Happen, Church Underground, Everyday Write The Book, Ring Of Fire, Freedom For Stallion, Shipbuilding, walking My Body Back Home, Ghost Train, a review of almost noise Watching the Detectives, New Amsterdam, She (his particular look at Tous les visages de l'amour, Aznavour), Almost Blue ... Strolling among the public, as a troubadour to ancient interpreted Alison, and closing the evening addressed a Good Year for the Roses and blues Big Stars Have Tumbled (piano) and a ravishing I Want You, clean guitarrazo, with which he brought the audience up to say goodbye.

"Imagination is a great impostor" says Costello in his memoirs Unfaithful Music and invisible ink. On Saturday he gave a lesson in this imposture that is, ultimately, more disturbing truth. He took two for one, comedy and drama in the infinite box cathode dreams. Jekyll and Hyde? No, Abbott and Costello (Elvis). "

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