Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers -Toronto, ON, Canada, Sony Centre For The Performing Arts  , July 20 2017

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Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers -Toronto, ON, Canada, Sony Centre For The Performing Arts  , July 20 2017

Postby johnfoyle » Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:27 am

Who's going?

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Re: Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers -Toronto, ON, Canada, Sony Centre For The Performing Arts  , July 20 2017

Postby johnfoyle » Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:30 am

Anyone?

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Re: Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers -Toronto, ON, Canada, Sony Centre For The Performing Arts  , July 20 2017

Postby johnfoyle » Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:06 am

Peter Gale‎ to costello-l /Facebook -

'Long story but I have ended up with a spare ticket for Toronto. Paid more but will take list price. Second row centre block (row BB)'

PM me (JF) and I can pass on messages.

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Re: Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers -Toronto, ON, Canada, Sony Centre For The Performing Arts  , July 20 2017

Postby bronxapostle » Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:26 pm

anyone know the opening act for tonight? looking forward to Amy tomorrow; perhaps she has the slot tonight also.


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Re: Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers -Toronto, ON, Canada, Sony Centre For The Performing Arts  , July 20 2017

Postby bronxapostle » Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:30 pm

And No Coffee Table wrote:"Running time: 2.5 hours with no opening act and no intermission."

http://www.sonycentre.ca/calendar-event-details/?id=325


okay...we have all seen the 150 minute show and do not doubt it for tonight. ENJOY TORONTO!!!

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Re: Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers -Toronto, ON, Canada, Sony Centre For The Performing Arts  , July 20 2017

Postby And No Coffee Table » Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:26 pm

https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/elvis-co ... 5af1d.html

01. The Loved Ones
02. ...And In Every Home - including Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
03. Accidents Will Happen
04. You'll Never Be A Man
05. Tears Before Bedtime
06. Moods For Moderns
07. Shabby Doll
08. Human Hands
09. Green Shirt
10. Poor Napoleon
11. Watching The Detectives
12. The Long Honeymoon
13. This House Is Empty Now
14. King Horse
15. You Little Fool
16. Pidgin English
Encore
17. Alison
18. A Face In The Crowd
19. Blood & Hot Sauce
20. Shot With His Own Gun
21. Stripping Paper
22. Boy With A Problem
23. Almost Blue
24. Kid About It
25. (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes
26. Beyond Belief
27. Man Out Of Time
28. Everyday I Write The Book
29. Pump It Up
30. (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding?

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Re: Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers -Toronto, ON, Canada, Sony Centre For The Performing Arts  , July 20 2017

Postby johnfoyle » Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:57 pm

http://exclaim.ca/music/article/elvis_c ... edctwitter

Elvis Costello and the Imposters
Sony Centre, Toronto ON, July 20

By Ian Gormely

Published Jul 21, 2017

"Masterpiece" is how Rolling Stone described Imperial Bedroom when it was first released in 1982. Yet, in the years since, critical consensus has favoured Elvis Costello's "Angry Young Man" phase of the late '70s over the genre-hopping pop classicist he became in the '80s. All of which is to say: Imperial Bedroom is an odd choice for the full album live treatment. But then, Costello was never one to be bound by convention.

Case in point: He and the Imposters (original Attractions Steve Nieve and Pete Thomas, along with Davey Faragher and a pair of backup singers) immediately abandoned the record's running order, opening with "The Loved Ones" and then, three songs in, momentarily ditching the album for "Accidents Will Happen" because, as Costello put it, a full night of "songs of misery and heartbreak" was just too much.

Nor would the band stick to the original arrangements they and producer Geoff Emerick famously slaved over for three months. Playing on a spartan stage with only some lights and original art for each song done in the style of the record's original cover projected overhead, "Tears Before Bedtime" was transformed into a creeping R&B number. Meanwhile, Costello and Nieve tackled "Almost Blue" on their own during an "encore" that hit double-digits.

In between, Costello peppered in selections from across his career: familiar hits ("Watching the Detectives," in which the band found a new sense of dread and menace), select deep cuts ("Green Shirt") and even some cuts from his still-in-the-works musical A Face in the Crowd ("Blood and Hot Sauce").

Costello's inclination to sing off time from the phrasing presented on studio versions was a bit jarring, but his willingness to "break" songs and build something new out of them was particularly admirable, even if it sometimes took the crowd a minute to catch up. And no one could accuse the singer of phoning it in; he played for two-and-a-half hours, leaving the stage just once for a breather.

After exhausting Imperial Bedroom's selection of songs, the band brought the house down with more faithful renditions of "Everyday I Write the Book," "Pump it Up" and, finally. "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace Love and Understanding." With seemingly nowhere to go but down, it was the perfect ending to a show that proved complete album shows need not be predictable slogs.

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Re: Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers -Toronto, ON, Canada, Sony Centre For The Performing Arts  , July 20 2017

Postby noiseradio » Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:46 pm

I can confirm that setlist from a terrific show.
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Re: Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers -Toronto, ON, Canada, Sony Centre For The Performing Arts  , July 20 2017

Postby johnfoyle » Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:55 pm

http://www.liveinlimbo.com/2017/07/24/c ... entre.html


ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS AT THE SONY CENTRE

BY ANDREW HORAN CONCERT REVIEWS

JULY 24, 2017

A majority of Elvis Costello’s recent stop in Toronto was dedicated to his 1982 album Imperial Bedroom but it’s also the fortieth anniversary of his debut My Aim Is True so he peppered his set with songs from that as well.

Taking to the stage to an instrumental that sounded like it could have been lifted from a James Bond movie, Costello and his bandmates received a standing ovation from the sizable crowd. Costello kept up an easygoing banter that comes as part of being a veteran performer, recounting stories of how the design for Imperial Bedrooms’ cover came about to joking about making a run for president, noting that he couldn’t but his twin sons with Canadian singer Diana Krall could.

‘Accidents Will Happen’ received a positive reaction as did “deep cuts” such as ‘Tears Before Bedtime’ and ‘Shabby Doll’. He recounted how ‘Watching the Detectives’ was inspired by watching detective shows that were popular at the time. Throughout out the evening, Costello played a number of impressive guitar solos as well.

Showing he’s a truly diverse musician, he played one of the songs he collaborated with Burt Bacharach on, ‘This House Is Empty Now’. He wrapped up the first set with ‘Pidgin English’.

When he emerged with his back-up singers, he played a stripped-down version of ‘My Aim is True’. He played a couple songs with just pianist/keyboard player Steve Nieve and recounted a story of making Imperial Bedroom and running into other musicians who were making records in the studio.

The band returned for the final run of songs that included the jazzy ‘Kid About It’ and ‘Every Day I Write the Book’ before wrapping up things up with ‘(What’s so Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding’ and ‘Pump It Up’. The latter had everyone in the venue on their feet and singing along.

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Re: Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers -Toronto, ON, Canada, Sony Centre For The Performing Arts  , July 20 2017

Postby Heats101 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:21 am

"Costello's inclination to sing off time from the phrasing presented on studio versions was a bit jarring"

The above is my only consistent quibble with his performances over the years particularly last decade and a half? As a result he seems to be playing "'catch up", certainly with my faithful renditions when in attendance. :oops:
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