Elvis (solo) plays San Sebastián (Spain), June 6th, 2016

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Elvis (solo) plays San Sebastián (Spain), June 6th, 2016

Postby Man out of Time » Tue May 31, 2016 4:58 am

Diario Vasco has a short undated article (in Spanish) previewing Elvis' solo show in San Sebastián on 6 June:

Concierto: Elvis Costello

En el Auditorio Kursaal de Donostia concierto de Elvis Costello

Costello actúa en solitario, acompañado de su piano o guitarra, para ofrecer un concierto de carácter más intimista, aunque sin renunciar a su repertorio clásico. Los conciertos que conforman la gira "Elvis Costello Detour" están aderezados por una serie de recuerdos y anécdotas, que se ilustran en una pantalla que muestra imágenes de su infancia y refleja sus influencias musicales y culturales.

Entradas: 39,00 €
HORA JOVEN - <30 <30 MIN/3,00 €

Entradas a 3,00 € para los menores de 30 años, 30 minutos antes del inicio del espectáculo. Los desempleados podrán acogerse a esta promoción. Opción condicionada a la disponibilidad de localidades en taquilla y previa acreditación. Opción no válida para los conciertos de Música en Familia.

In "English" via Google Translate:

"[b]Concert: Elvis Costello [/ b]

Kursaal Auditorium in Donostia Elvis Costello concert

Costello performs solo, accompanied by his piano or guitar for a concert more intimate nature, but without sacrificing his classical repertoire. The concerts that make up the "Elvis Costello Detour" tour are rounded off by a series of memories and anecdotes, illustrated in a screen showing images of his childhood and reflects their musical and cultural influences.

Tickets: € 39.00
YOUNG TIME - <30 <30 MIN / 3.00 €

Tickets €3.00 for under 30, 30 minutes before the show starts. The unemployed eligible for this promotion. conditional option to the availability of seats at the box office and after accreditation. not valid for concerts Family Music option."

Good standby deal (if there are any Spanish Elvis fans under 30).

Anyone going?

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Re: Elvis (solo) plays San Sebastián (Spain), June 6th, 2016

Postby johnfoyle » Mon Jun 06, 2016 12:46 pm

Steve Nieve seen today in San Sebastian- maybe guesting tonight?

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Re: Elvis (solo) plays San Sebastián (Spain), June 6th, 2016

Postby verbal gymnastics » Mon Jun 06, 2016 3:20 pm

Bit of a coincidence otherwise...
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Re: Elvis (solo) plays San Sebastián (Spain), June 6th, 2016

Postby And No Coffee Table » Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:11 pm

https://twitter.com/ecsongbysong

San Sebastián, 6/6/16: “Toledo.”

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San Sebastián, 6/6/16.

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San Sebastián, 6/6/16: “Almost Blue,” seated at center stage.

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San Sebastián, 6/6/16: taking a selfie with an audience member during “Talking In The Dark.”

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San Sebastián, 6/6/16: “I Want You,” with Steve Nieve.

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San Sebastián, 6/6/16.

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Re: Elvis (solo) plays San Sebastián (Spain), June 6th, 2016

Postby And No Coffee Table » Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:02 pm

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

Setlist:

01. Hurry Down Doomsday (The Bugs Are Taking Over)
02. I Can't Turn It Off
03. Accidents Will Happen
04. Ascension Day
05. Church Underground
06. Everyday I Write The Book
07. Clubland
08. Come The Meantimes
09. Shipbuilding - on piano
10. A Face In The Crowd - on piano
11. Blood & Hot Sauce - on piano
12. Walkin' My Baby Back Home - seated
13. Toledo - seated
14. Vitajex - on ukulele, seated
15. Ghost Train - seated
16. She - seated
17. Watching The Detectives
18. Alison
19. Almost Blue / All Or Nothing At All - seated center stage
20: Side By Side - on piano
21. Veronica
22. Jimmie Standing In The Rain - including Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?
23. American Mirror - on piano
24. Shot With His Own Gun - with Steve Nieve
25. Talking In The Dark - with Steve Nieve
26. I Want You - with Steve Nieve

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Re: Elvis (solo) plays San Sebastián (Spain), June 6th, 2016

Postby Dr. Luther » Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:39 pm

Am I mistaken, or is that Costello/Nieve "I Want You" a rarity, at the very least?

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Re: Elvis (solo) plays San Sebastián (Spain), June 6th, 2016

Postby Man out of Time » Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:50 am

Dr. Luther wrote:Am I mistaken, or is that Costello/Nieve "I Want You" a rarity, at the very least?


This song was played by Elvis and Steve many times on the 1999 "Lonely World Tour" and again on their 2003 European Tour.
A full list of performances of this song is here: Performances of I Want You

Prior to the San Sebastian show, the most recent EC/SN performance of this song was in Brussels in October 2014: http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/index.php/Concert_2014-10-21_Brussels, so not that much of a rarity when Elvis and Steve perform together.

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Re: Elvis (solo) plays San Sebastián (Spain), June 6th, 2016

Postby Dr. Luther » Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:41 am

Man out of Time wrote:
Dr. Luther wrote:Am I mistaken, or is that Costello/Nieve "I Want You" a rarity, at the very least?


This song was played by Elvis and Steve many times on the 1999 "Lonely World Tour" and again on their 2003 European Tour.
A full list of performances of this song is here: Performances of I Want You

Prior to the San Sebastian show, the most recent EC/SN performance of this song was in Brussels in October 2014: http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/index.php/Concert_2014-10-21_Brussels, so not that much of a rarity when Elvis and Steve perform together.

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I should have been more specific. 
I don't recall Nieve playing on that particular song.

I'd thought that Costello played it solo in the multiple Costello/Nieve shows that I've seen.

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Re: Elvis (solo) plays San Sebastián (Spain), June 6th, 2016

Postby Man out of Time » Fri Aug 12, 2016 7:29 am

Review by Jon Pagola published in Spanish music magazine: Mondo Sonoro on June 8, 2016

"ELVIS COSTELLO
La corte del otro Rey


9/10
Recinto: Auditorio Kursaal | Fecha: 06 junio, 2016 | Promotor: Kursaal Eszena

A Elvis Costello lo hemos visto muchas veces y en mil y una formaciones y combinaciones posibles. Le faltaba lanzarse a la carretera en solitario, una suerte que su íntimo amigo y socio Nick Lowe lleva años practicando con suficiencia y sobriedad. Lowe se basta con una guitarra y su cálida voz para meternos a todos en el bolsillo. Costello ha planteado su gira justo en el plano contrario, jugando en una liga diametralmente opuesta, asociada al espectáculo, la interpretación, la autoconfesión y, por qué no decirlo, al exceso y la exhibición.

En “Elvis Costello Detour” caben varios conciertos -y hasta géneros artísticos- en uno. Y no sólo por la duración de su show en San Sebastián, que superó las dos horas y media y adquirió un cariz de maratón musical springsteeniano. La puesta en escena está totalmente adscrita al teatro o al formato televisivo, con una gran pantalla vintage dominante en el centro del escenario, un piano de cola a un lado y un espacio acogedor al otro, donde una silla de madera le valió para sentarse, ponerse un sombrero y bromear con que él mismo era su propio invitado especial. Ahí estuvo más reposado y comedido, con una versión desnuda y casi bossa nova de “Toledo” y la inevitable “She”.

Cada espacio cumplía una función determinada que dividía la actuación en diferentes actos. Costello se mostraba camaleónico según tocaba el piano y se ponía en modo crooner (“Shipbulding” acabó en un estallido de aplausos), acariciaba la guitarra (“Everyday I write a book”, de la que dijo medio en broma que la odiaba), le metía efectos y ruidos por doquier (“Watching the detectives” sonó especialmente furiosa) o se repantigaba en la silla de cantaor flamenco como si estuviese en el porche de su casa de verano contando historietas a sus sobrinos. Habló de su padre, también músico, que al parecer había coincidido en un show televisivo a principios de los años 60 con un entonces desconocido grupo llamado… The Beatles.

Habló a borbotones. El esquema -plagado de anécdotas, interrupciones y referencias autobiográficas ilustradas con elegantes imágenes en blanco y negro en el televisor- le empuja a Costello a explotar sus dotes interpretativas. Es un excelente actor y contador de historias. Es un showman. Un artista total. Sin embargo, en un país no angloparlante como el nuestro puede dejar al espectador fuera de juego y, tal vez por eso, una docena de personas abandonaron sus asientos en mitad de la función.

O tal vez no se dejaron seducir por un poliédrico, operístico e incansable vedette que alguien dijo a la salida que le había recordado a Rufus Wainwright. Cantó “Alison” prácticamente a pelo mezclándose entre el público que se puso en pie por primera vez para agradecer la gesta. A las 10 de la noche se agenció una americana a rayas que le daba un aire guasón, macarra pero inofensivo, como el personaje de Michael Keaton en Beetlejuice. Habían pasado dos horas desde el divertido inicio con el videoclip de “Monkey to man”.

Y cuando parecía que todo se acababa con el poderío vocal de “American mirror”, cayó la bomba: su pianista habitual, Steve Nieve, estaba entre el público. Saltó de las butacas al escenario para tocar en formato dúo unos 20 minutos más de lo previsto por la organización. Una extensa versión de “I want you” fue la guinda de un concierto en el que partiendo del reciente libro sobre el músico inglés del periodista Xavier Valiño, “El hombre que pudo reinar”, el Kursaal fue la corte de Elvis Costello."

Or in "English" via GoogleTranslate:

"The court of another king

9/10
Venue: Auditorium Kursaal | Date: June 6, 2016 | Promoter: Kursaal Eszena

Elvis Costello we have seen many times in Arabian formations and combinations. He lacked hitting the road solo fortunate that his close friend and partner Nick Lowe takes years practicing sufficiency and sobriety. Lowe is just a guitar and his warm voice to get us all in your pocket. Costello has raised just rotates counter plane, playing in a diametrically opposite league, associated with the show, interpretation, autoconfesión and, why not say, excessive and exhibition.

In "Elvis Costello Detour" fit several concerts-even artísticos- genres in one. And not just for the duration of their show in San Sebastian, which exceeded two and half hours and took on a look of springsteeniano musical marathon. The staging is fully attached to the theater or television format, with a dominant vintage display in the center of the stage, a grand piano on one side and a welcoming other, where a wooden chair earned him space to sit, wear a hat and joke that he was his own special guest. There was more sedate and demure, with a naked version bossa nova and almost "Toledo" and the inevitable "She".

Each space was serving a specific function that divided the performance in different acts. Costello showed chameleonic as played the piano and set in crooner ( "Shipbulding" ended in a burst of applause) mode, caressing the guitar ( "Everyday I write a book", which said half jokingly that he hated) you got effects and noises everywhere ( "Watching the detectives" sounded especially furious) or sprawled in the chair flamenco singer as if he were on the porch of his summer home telling stories to his nephews. He spoke of his father, also a musician, who apparently had agreed on a television show in the early 60s with a previously unknown group called ... The Beatles.

He spoke in spurts. The scheme -plagado anecdotes, autobiographical references interruptions and illustrated with elegant images in black and white on the television Costello pushes him to exploit his acting skills. It is an excellent actor and storyteller. It is a showman. A total artist. However, in a non-English speaking country like ours you can leave the viewer out of play and, perhaps for that reason, a dozen people left their seats in the middle of the function.

Or maybe not seduced by a polyhedral, operatic and tireless vedette someone said outside that had reminded Rufus Wainwright. He sang "Alison" hair almost blending into the audience stood for the first time to thank the feat. At 10 pm he brokered an American striped which gave it a prankster, but harmless badass air, like the character of Michael Keaton in Beetlejuice. It had been two hours from the start fun with the video for "Monkey to Man".

And when it seemed that everything ended with the vocal power of "American mirror" dropped the bomb: his usual pianist, Steve Nieve, he was in the audience. He jumped from the seats to the stage to play in duo format about 20 minutes more than expected by the organisers. An extended version of "I want you" was the icing on a concert that based on the recent book on the English musician Xavier Valiño journalist, "The Man Who Would Be King", the Kursaal was the court of Elvis Costello. "

I don't understand that reference to Nick Lowe, but perhaps someone can explain it?

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