Help us help Elvis on his forthcoming Fall tour...

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Help us help Elvis on his forthcoming Fall tour...

Postby verbal gymnastics » Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:15 am

The announcement of the Just U.S. tour (Just U.S. and nowhere else (again!)) had the following statement:

"Are they going to frighten the horses with a lot of excellent songs that are rarely performed?"

So let's help Elvis choose some obscurities. This is saddening for me as I'll probably not get to see this tour.

Let's have some obscurities people :lol:
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Postby bronxapostle » Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:26 am

well, i shall go first and TRUST in that the 'just trust" tour WILL somewhat highlight the beloved lp: TRUST!! :lol: :lol:

so, i shall then select the three i have yet to see played live from the record if it is indeed my wish:

DIFFERENT FINGER,

PRETTY WORDS and

FISH 'N CHIP PAPER!!!


P.S. to vg: MOVE TO THE USA...the EAST COAST preferably!

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Postby sulky lad » Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:06 pm

Only one obscurity he definitely should play ..................
and the UK listeners choice is .........

















"Crawling To The U.S.A."


No surprises there then, EC! :roll:

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Postby verbal gymnastics » Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:04 am

I’d like to hear Shoes without heels and Getting mighty crowded.

I’d love to see some other really obscure one offs that he has done in the past eg My Ever Changing Moods although that’s a challenge for another tour perhaps.
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Postby Man out of Time » Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:18 am

Interesting idea VG, perhaps someone in Elvis' camp looks at the Fan Forum from time to time?

As a tribute to Alan Partridge it would be cool if he played "Knowing Me, Knowing You" at the show in Norfolk on November 1st.

This song has been played live only 10 times, mostly on the 1986/87 Costello Sings Again tour, and only twice in the US. It was an option on the Spectacular Spinning Songbook.

Or he could play either "Little Palaces" or "Uncomplicated" at the show in Hershey, VA on October 24th.

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Postby sheeptotheslaughter » Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:21 am

Looking good for a UK tour. About time. I will let you know what gig I book as the two I picked last year were cancelled :wink:

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Postby Neil. » Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:37 am

Agreed, Verbal, Shoes Without Heels is a stone cold classic that I've never heard done live. King of Confidence would be great to hear ringing out into an auditorium, too.

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Postby krm » Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:58 am

Sparkling day - would be nice to hear

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Postby verbal gymnastics » Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:20 am

Neil. wrote:Agreed, Verbal, Shoes Without Heels is a stone cold classic that I've never heard done live. King of Confidence would be great to hear ringing out into an auditorium, too.


I agree with the inclusion of King of Confidence as well.

I don’t mind that Shoes Without Heels was “...written in 10 minutes on the back of a hotel cocktail napkin” as Elvis put in his reissue notes.

Elvis - put these two in!
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Postby verbal gymnastics » Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:31 am

Can you add “I turn around” as well.

I saw you do this with the band version of Larkin Poe in Amsterdam which was their request.
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Postby sulky lad » Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:13 am

If this tour is going to be "Trust" based then maybe next year we could have a sort of countryish feel with some "Almost Blue" and "Delivery Man" tracks and these mentioned above would fit in fine with that sort of idiom.Not quite Sugarcanes but in that whole Americana ballpark perhaps ?

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Postby emotional_fascism076 » Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:58 pm

How about Shatterproof? I guess it was just done once for the demo?
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Postby verbal gymnastics » Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:53 pm

Bump!

Just in case you need any help with track selection Elvis!
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Postby cwr » Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:31 pm

If I had to pick ONE obscurity for Elvis to play, I'm gonna push past my usual wish (my favorite song, "My Dark Life") to a great track he has NEVER played live before:

"IMPATIENCE"

A "North" bonus track! A fun one! He liked it enough to include it on his "best of The Polygram Years" compilation, Pomp & Pout.

My guess is that this is highly unlikely, but if it DOES show up in the tour, we will know for certain where he got the suggestion from...

Preferably at this Tuesday's Port Chester show, if possible!

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Postby verbal gymnastics » Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:14 am

I agree - I love Impatience. It could be because it jazzes up North.
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Postby cwr » Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:05 am

I always felt like "Impatience" sounded like a lost track from a totally different album than North! For one thing, it features The Imposters + Marc Ribot, when only Steve is on the rest of North. Did they record any other songs? (How I wish we could have Rhino-style reissues of the albums from PFM to the present! We are missing roughly 10 or so bonus discs' worth of demos, alternate takes & non-album material!)

I feel like "Impatience" is a song that fits in quite nicely with the material on LOOK NOW-- it even sounds like it is good friends with "Why Won't Heaven Help Me?"

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Postby bronxapostle » Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:09 am

Well, if digging deep is the theme, how about 4 GH i have never....

LOVE FOR TENDER
5IVE GEARS ON REVERSE
HUMAN TOUCH and
CLOWNTIME IS OVER l.p.take

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Postby stricttime81 » Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:38 am

Wow BA, I actually saw 5ive Gears, so I have at least 1 on ya! :lol:
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Postby Neil. » Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:55 am

Yeah, I too love 'Impatience' - but unless they hire a horn section, I doubt we'll hear it on this tour.

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Postby bronxapostle » Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:37 am

stricttime81 wrote:Wow BA, I actually saw 5ive Gears, so I have at least 1 on ya! :lol:


Cool...got to be more than the one song. Must have been a great road trip. Don't think it was ever played on the Eastern seaboard. :lol: :lol:

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Postby Neil. » Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:07 am

Sulky, Strict Time was a coincidence: https://twitter.com/ElvisCostello/statu ... 4984422400

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Postby verbal gymnastics » Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:11 am

Was it also a coincidence that Crawling to the USA was played...

Perhaps there will be other coincidences of songs requested on this forum as the tour progresses!
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Postby stricttime81 » Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:32 am

bronxapostle wrote:
stricttime81 wrote:Wow BA, I actually saw 5ive Gears, so I have at least 1 on ya! :lol:


Cool...got to be more than the one song. Must have been a great road trip. Don't think it was ever played on the Eastern seaboard. :lol: :lol:


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Re: Help us help Elvis on his forthcoming Fall tour...

Postby bronxapostle » Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:44 am

Ahhhh, East Coast after all. Goody Mike....see you Tuesday

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Re: Help us help Elvis on his forthcoming Fall tour...

Postby sulky lad » Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:29 pm

Neil. wrote:Sulky, Strict Time was a coincidence: https://twitter.com/ElvisCostello/statu ... 4984422400

Neil it wasn't a request, it was advisory :wink:


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