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by Neil.
Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: A Face In The Crowd: new musical for 2021
Replies: 117
Views: 152236

Re: A Face In The Crowd: new musical for 2021

I really hope it happens, but new musicals always have such a chequered path. A big show cost a fortune to put on, and getting all the backers in place etc, is a nightmare. Perhaps they'll manage to do an off-Broadway, stripped down show? But Jackman would mean Broadway proper, and he's already slat...
by Neil.
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)
Replies: 216
Views: 40157

Re: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)

Ymaginatif wrote:It's another Abbey Road song he lifted those guitars from, isn't it? You Never Give Me Your Money? Nothing like that in 'I Want You / She's So Heavy' ...


You're right! I think Elvis was misremembering.
by Neil.
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis sings Elton and Sting
Replies: 6
Views: 306

Re: Elvis sings Elton and Sting

Man out of Time wrote:Neil, I agree. If only there were something I could say to express my feelings on this matter - my deep sorrow and disappointment on your behalf. But on this occasion I am simply... regretful (or something very like it).


LOL, clearly, MOOT, in your case, sorry does, indeed, seem to be the... etc
by Neil.
Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Almost Blue
Replies: 19
Views: 498

Re: Almost Blue

Hawksmoor wrote:
Neil. wrote:15. Get Happy!! doesn't have a cover version of the famous Judy Garland song on it.
For me, Ella Fitzgerald trumps Judy Garland, although I realise that opinion may be sacrilege to some ears.


Not sacrilege at all - I love Ella's version, too!
by Neil.
Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Almost Blue
Replies: 19
Views: 498

Re: Almost Blue

Re Mighty Like A Rose - I didn't realise it was a song, I thought it was a poem.

Here's a jazzed-up version:
https://youtu.be/udtJ_n9qR98

Sounds like the original version is a lullaby, as evidenced by Sulky Lad's misty-eyed memories.
by Neil.
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis sings Elton and Sting
Replies: 6
Views: 306

Re: Elvis sings Elton and Sting

Thanks, MOOT. Darn, it's a shame there's no recording. It's sad. It's sad. It's a sad, sad situation. And it's getting more and more absurd.
by Neil.
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis sings Elton and Sting
Replies: 6
Views: 306

Re: Elvis sings Elton and Sting

Oh cool - sounded great, what little of it there was! Thank you for posting!
by Neil.
Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis sings Elton and Sting
Replies: 6
Views: 306

Elvis sings Elton and Sting

I'm pretty sure that about 15 years ago, Elvis sang both these at live tribute concerts: Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word Ev'ry Little Thing She Does Is Magic Do they exist at all, anywhere? I can imagine he'd've done a great version in both cases. I believe The Police number was done with a uke, ...
by Neil.
Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Almost Blue
Replies: 19
Views: 498

Re: Almost Blue

15. Get Happy!! doesn't have a cover version of the famous Judy Garland song on it.
by Neil.
Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Why have I not been listening to Elvis?
Replies: 8
Views: 542

Re: Why have I not been listening to Elvis?

verbal gymnastics wrote:I only said could :lol:


LOL you were way ahead of me, Verbal!
by Neil.
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Why have I not been listening to Elvis?
Replies: 8
Views: 542

Re: Why have I not been listening to Elvis?

verbal gymnastics wrote:...that could range from North to For the Stars...


I say, steady on, Verbal, old chap!
by Neil.
Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)
Replies: 216
Views: 40157

Re: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)

Fantastic unboxing video!

Reminds you of those long-gone days when artwork was a major part of the experience.

Sadly those days are gone, but still - what a fabulous treasure trove!
by Neil.
Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New 'Green Shirt' video
Replies: 0
Views: 209

New 'Green Shirt' video

In the now traditional Eammon Singer style:

https://youtu.be/ilN9SpD6Y_Q
by Neil.
Wed Nov 04, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Spanish This Year’s Model - New release based on one of Elvis Costello and the Attractions most celebrated albums!!
Replies: 112
Views: 72810

Re: Spanish This Year’s Model - New release based on one of Elvis Costello and the Attractions most celebrated albums!!

I think this is a great idea. I loved 'Crawling to the USA'. I don't think it's being done for existing Elvis fans - I think it's to create new Elvis fans in new markets, so if it helps create royalties where they didn't exist before, then good for him! It's tough to make money as a musician these d...
by Neil.
Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Twilight of the Gods
Replies: 11
Views: 1256

Re: Twilight of the Gods

I persist in my belief that 1978-to-1983 was the most exiting, most fruitful and most brilliantly innovative period for popular music ever. But then, I turned fourteen in 1978 and went to college in 1982, so I probably would think that, wouldn't I! :) Yeah, I was aged 10 to 15 during that period an...
by Neil.
Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)
Replies: 216
Views: 40157

Re: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)

Interesting. But why was he not telling the truth about the Mexico story? I don't get that.

I love 'Accidents' - it's got to be a top-tenner, I think.
by Neil.
Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Twilight of the Gods
Replies: 11
Views: 1256

Re: Twilight of the Gods

Great piece of writing, Hawksmoor. Yeah, it was a golden era for musicians - when they stopped being wandering mistrels and could become millionaires. That's probably gone forever now that streaming for pennies is the thing - no-one will be able to become so wealthy off music again. The artists who ...
by Neil.
Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Brand new EC podcast
Replies: 12
Views: 3679

Re: Brand new EC podcast

Brilliant interview with Mark Billingham - I loved his enthusiasm. I wonder how often new ones are going to be posted? Be interesting to see who Stewart gets in to chat with.
by Neil.
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)
Replies: 216
Views: 40157

Re: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)

sulky lad wrote:So, Neil, are you telling me ...........................


wait for it ............................


Their Aim IS True :D :D :D :D :D


Boom tish!

Boom Boom!

I'm here all week, I can recommend the fish.
by Neil.
Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)
Replies: 216
Views: 40157

Re: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)

sulky lad wrote:
jardine wrote:
sweetest punch wrote:please tell me this is a joke, a fake. please!

Couldn't agree more, SP!


Eh? I don't get what your issue is, fellas. The intention is to parody 1950s comics/cheap novels, so surely they've more than succeeded in their aim?
by Neil.
Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Replacing old hard drive
Replies: 3
Views: 931

Re: Replacing old hard drive

I just donated for the new hard drive: http://www.elviscostellofans.com/helpthesite.html
Thanks Doc and Spooky Girlfriend!!
by Neil.
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New single “Newspaper Pane”, October 16, 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 3803

Re: New single “Newspaper Pane”, October 16, 2020

This one kind of floats past - it feels like a mood, rather than a melody - a very down, depressed mood. It's like 'We're All Cowards Now' in that regard. One of Elvis's strengths for me has been his gift for really catchy melodies, but I think he's aiming for something different in these songs.
by Neil.
Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Matthew McManus?
Replies: 0
Views: 2007

Matthew McManus?

Anyone know if this is the son of Elvis? Probably not - I presume he was in his 40s in 2012 when this clip was uploaded: https://youtu.be/Rb7yD-dQw_Y - and this guy looks to be in his 20s.
by Neil.
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New single “Newspaper Pane”, October 16, 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 3803

Re: New single “Newspaper Pane”?

The previous ones have always been released on a Friday.

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