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by Hawksmoor
Sun Jun 25, 2023 12:39 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "I Don't Want Your Lyndon Johnson"?
Replies: 3
Views: 3478

Re: "I Don't Want Your Lyndon Johnson"?

'Finding it as a B-side' on some obscure blues single is a bit of a running gag for EC. He's done the same gag about 'Lucky Dog' and 'Tipsy Woman' at various gigs (while at other gigs conceding that they are Costello originals). Did he describe 'Tipsy Woman' as 'one I wrote with my brother' (widely ...
by Hawksmoor
Sat Jun 03, 2023 1:26 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis In Iceland with Steve Nieve and Special Guest, Nick Lowe, May 25-29, 2023
Replies: 64
Views: 68279

Re: Elvis In Iceland with Steve Nieve and Special Guest, Nick Lowe, May 25-29, 2023

So...people who were in Iceland, what were the new songs like? I know that nobody can post recordings or reprint the lyrics or anything, but I think it's OK to ask what they were like?
by Hawksmoor
Sun Mar 19, 2023 8:23 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Ugly Things - Brinsley Schwarz
Replies: 8
Views: 14135

Re: Ugly Things - Brinsley Schwarz

I like it better than anything, by far, on the Mighty Like a Rose album. How did this not make the cut? Because not his own song? MLAR would have been greatly improved with this. So Like Candy is the only redeemer of the whole album. Ugly Things coulda replaced some ugly things on the rest of it. O...
by Hawksmoor
Mon Feb 20, 2023 5:28 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 10 NIGHTS AT THE GRAMERCY NYC FEB 2023 (NOW with COMPLETE residency tally at post one!)
Replies: 221
Views: 979646

Re: 10 NIGHTS AT THE GRAMERCY NYC FEB 2023 (NOW with COMPLETE residency tally at post one!)

Taking out seven repeats of PLU, I make it 180 different songs so far? So with two nights to go, he's easily going to hit the 200, and then some.
by Hawksmoor
Mon Jan 09, 2023 5:50 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Songs of Bacharach & Costello: collection based on Painted From Memory, March 3, 2023
Replies: 201
Views: 1783925

Re: The Songs of Bacharach & Costello: 4 album set based on Painted From Memory, March 3, 2023

millaa wrote:Surely 8 tracks on CD 3 and 4 could fit one 1 cd?
I guess he wants to stick with the idea of each of the four discs being its own 'thing'?
by Hawksmoor
Fri Dec 09, 2022 2:56 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2023 announced: “entirely different and very exciting”!
Replies: 29
Views: 29689

Re: New album for 2023: Songs of Bacharach and Costello

And No Coffee Table wrote:It's true he doesn't say who sings the "whole album of Bacharach/David songs," but I have to think it's EC.
That's my hunch too. If he's billing it as a 'love letter to Burt', you'd think he'd actually sing the songs himself. :lol:
by Hawksmoor
Sat Nov 26, 2022 12:07 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Boy Named If (Alive At Memphis Magnetic), November 2022
Replies: 42
Views: 27878

Re: The Boy Named If (Alive At Memphis Magnetic), November 2022

I really hope this gets a physical release. Maybe Red Shoes would be added as a bonus track. I have every confidence that when this gets released as a deluxe box-set of 7" singles (with postcards of course), 'Red Shoes' will be the 'exclusive bonus track' on the B-side of the sixth single :D. ...
by Hawksmoor
Mon Nov 14, 2022 5:32 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Boy Named If (Alive At Memphis Magnetic), November 2022
Replies: 42
Views: 27878

Re: The Boy Named If (Alive At Memphis Magnetic), 2023

geebot wrote:They had a multi-camera setup at a couple of the recent California shows. Not sure what that will lead to.
A DVD, I hope. We haven't had a live DVD with the Imposters for over a decade now.
by Hawksmoor
Sun Nov 13, 2022 5:58 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Boy Named If (Alive At Memphis Magnetic), November 2022
Replies: 42
Views: 27878

Re: The Boy Named If (Alive At Memphis Magnetic), 2023

sweetest punch wrote:I’m wondering if it will be an EP (like Purse or La Face de Pendule à Coucou) or a full album…
My guess would be an 8-10 track 'mini-LP' in the style of The Clarksdale Sessions.
by Hawksmoor
Sun Nov 13, 2022 5:50 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2023 announced: “entirely different and very exciting”!
Replies: 29
Views: 29689

Re: New album for 2023 announced!

verbal gymnastics wrote:I liked Wise Up Ghost but Wise Up Thought was awful in my view. I hope this new album doesn’t fall into the Wise Up Thought category.
Agree...a bit. I do quite enjoy Wise Up Thought if I'm in the right mood, and I think the version of 'Tripwire' is preferable to the Wise Up Ghost version.
by Hawksmoor
Sat Nov 12, 2022 1:24 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2023 announced: “entirely different and very exciting”!
Replies: 29
Views: 29689

Re: New album for 2023 announced!

Top balcony wrote:
sulky lad wrote:Personally - “Oh dear” - and I did love Wise Up Ghost .
Ditto.
But then the wisdom of George Michael floated into my eardrum " ...I got to have faith, faith, faith"
And remember Bruce ('Land of Hope and Dreams')...'faith will always be rewarded'. :D
by Hawksmoor
Fri Nov 11, 2022 6:40 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Boy Named If, new album by Elvis & The Imposters, January 14, 2022
Replies: 495
Views: 1452932

Re: The Boy Named If, new album by Elvis & The Imposters, January 14, 2022

http://www.elviscostellofans.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=12124 From Uncut, January 2023: "And we've got another record! It's The Boy Named If (Alive At Memphis Magnetic). We have two recording sessions, one from last October, when The Imposters first played the songs from The Boy Named ...
by Hawksmoor
Sat Aug 27, 2022 7:59 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis in Dylan's new book
Replies: 4
Views: 3345

Re: Elvis in Dylan's new book

verbal gymnastics wrote:This is Bob Dylan we’re talking about here. Don’t expect anything simple! :lol:
Well, quite. Books that I own, about or by Bob, are a lot smaller in number than the books I own about or by Elvis. But they take up three times as much shelf-space!
by Hawksmoor
Sat Aug 27, 2022 4:13 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis in Dylan's new book
Replies: 4
Views: 3345

Re: Elvis in Dylan's new book

I confess I'd be slightly disappointed if the only Elvis song mentioned is 'Pump It Up'. Particularly if all Bob's going to do is point out the obvious connection from 'Too Much Monkey Business' to 'Subterranean Homesick Blues' and then to 'Pump It Up'.
by Hawksmoor
Mon Aug 22, 2022 10:44 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "The Resurrection of Rust" - 2022 album by Rusty (EC & Allan Mayes)
Replies: 58
Views: 61496

Re: "The Resurrection of Rust" - 2022 album by Rusty (EC & Allan Mayes)

I think we should at least continue to question these inflated prices. And not let the market settle on them. and this not just for LPs and CDs ... I admire the spirit, and don't want to sound cynical, but...it won't get us anywhere. Elvis doesn't work what price to charge for his records, his fina...
by Hawksmoor
Mon Aug 22, 2022 10:32 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Alibi
Replies: 5
Views: 3303

Re: Alibi

I loved the Steve duo 1999 Lonely World versions when it was called ALIBI FACTORY. same mostly yet a little different feel I thought when WIWC got released. Agree. I've grown to like the WIWC version, but the Totally Meltdown 2001 version is the one I really fell in love with first. I was really lo...
by Hawksmoor
Sun Aug 21, 2022 11:19 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "The Resurrection of Rust" - 2022 album by Rusty (EC & Allan Mayes)
Replies: 58
Views: 61496

Re: "The Resurrection of Rust" - 2022 album by Rusty (EC & Allan Mayes)

Ymaginatif wrote:
Hawksmoor wrote:It's all relative. It is six tracks and 24 minutes. That's nearly as long as A Hard Day's Night!
Exactly! Even A Hard day's Night is 6 minutes longer! :lol:
Which is also on Amazon for £13! How much cheaper do you think TROR should be to compensate for the loss of six minutes? £10:99, maybe? :D
by Hawksmoor
Sat Aug 20, 2022 10:29 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "The Resurrection of Rust" - 2022 album by Rusty (EC & Allan Mayes)
Replies: 58
Views: 61496

Re: "The Resurrection of Rust" - 2022 album by Rusty (EC & Allan Mayes)

Ymaginatif wrote:£13 for an EP is still too expensive.

They are charging full album prices for only half an album.
It's all relative. It is six tracks and 24 minutes. That's nearly as long as A Hard Day's Night!
by Hawksmoor
Fri Aug 19, 2022 3:05 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "The Resurrection of Rust" - 2022 album by Rusty (EC & Allan Mayes)
Replies: 58
Views: 61496

Re: "The Resurrection of Rust" - 2022 album by Rusty (EC & Allan Mayes)

Spotted a copy of the vinyl in my local HMV this week. £37 for a six track EP is extracting the urine so I walked away... :shock: Depends how bothered you are about collectability and physical product. You can get (new) copies of the CD on eBay for £13, or you can download the whole thing from iTun...
by Hawksmoor
Mon Aug 15, 2022 7:22 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: When I Was Cruel No. 2
Replies: 9
Views: 4412

Re: When I Was Cruel No. 2

Another cracking review/analysis, and I'm so glad you included the stuff about 'When I Was Cruel No 1'. I think it's one of his defining songs, and I love the line of his that you quote 'the key song when it comes to…my own sensibilities…is not ‘My Dark Life’. It’s ‘When I Was Cruel No. 1'. I rememb...
by Hawksmoor
Sun Aug 14, 2022 6:27 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters, Bensalem, PA, Xcite Center @ Parx Casino , August 12th, 2022
Replies: 12
Views: 5616

Re: Elvis & The Imposters, Bensalem, PA, Xcite Center @ Parx Casino , August 12th, 2022

I gotta admit Mike....like many i think, i do not dig Isabelle much at all. But I will give it another spin or two today while we are discussing it here... ...Eating humble pie UPDATE: I DO LIKE ISABELLE. it is the French foray ADIEU PARIS I can't enjoy much. Heh. I love it, and I think it's one of...
by Hawksmoor
Sun Aug 14, 2022 6:06 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 10 NIGHTS AT THE GRAMERCY NYC FEB 2023 (NOW with COMPLETE residency tally at post one!)
Replies: 221
Views: 979646

Re: 10 NIGHTS AT THE GRAMERCY NYC FEB 2023

I’m definitely interested in this. I did feel slightly underwhelmed by the UK tour, as others have said. I enjoyed it but it never really fired me up. Maybe I was hoping for too much. I’ve had a pretty bad couple of years starting from receiving the email on the morning of the show to say Oxford wa...
by Hawksmoor
Sun Aug 14, 2022 5:37 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: House music on this tour...
Replies: 1
Views: 2214

Re: House music on this tour...

Was wondering if anyone had a list of songs that were playing over the PA before the CT (and I presume any?) show. There were a couple of Japanese songs that covered or sampled EC that I'm interested in. Edit: IIRC, one seemed to be a loose cover of Chelsea with a JPN female vocalist. The other one...
by Hawksmoor
Tue Aug 09, 2022 7:29 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: My Dark Life
Replies: 7
Views: 4345

Re: My Dark Life

Hugely enjoyable analysis of one of Elvis' finest songs.
by Hawksmoor
Sun Jul 31, 2022 11:45 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Boy Named If, new album by Elvis & The Imposters, January 14, 2022
Replies: 495
Views: 1452932

Re: The Boy Named If, new album by Elvis & The Imposters, January 14, 2022

Unsubstantiated rumor has it that EC and the Imposters (along with Charlie Sexton?) have recorded a new album at Magnetic Metallic Studios in Memphis. EC was reported to have mentioned finishing a new album with the Imposters at one of the recent UK dates. The studio has said that the band had book...