Elvis and The Imposters , the Bethlehem Events Center , November 2nd 2018

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Elvis and The Imposters , the Bethlehem Events Center , November 2nd 2018

Postby johnfoyle » Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:38 am

Who's going ?

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Re: Elvis and The Imposters , the Bethlehem Events Center , November 2nd 2018

Postby FAVEHOUR » Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:24 am

I'm going!

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Postby stricttime81 » Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:17 am

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Re: Elvis and The Imposters , the Bethlehem Events Center , November 2nd 2018

Postby jmm » Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:09 pm

Will be there!!
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Re: Elvis and The Imposters , the Bethlehem Events Center , November 2nd 2018

Postby bronxapostle » Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:23 pm

jmm wrote:Will be there!!


Are you really NOT going to Asbury??? I'll miss ya. :cry: :cry:

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Re: Elvis and The Imposters , the Bethlehem Events Center , November 2nd 2018

Postby jmm » Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:20 pm

Bought the tickets but have to be in Barcelona ba.

will miss u too. Hope it’s a great show!!
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Re: Elvis and The Imposters , the Bethlehem Events Center , November 2nd 2018

Postby And No Coffee Table » Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:10 pm

https://twitter.com/JohnJMoser

.⁦@ElvisCostello⁩ opens ⁦⁦@theSBEC⁩ show, first back after cancer battle, with great “This Year’s Girl. I’ll be live tweeting the show


.⁦@ElvisCostello⁩ spitting out lyrics on rocking, forceful “Honey, Are You Straight or Are You Blind?” at ⁦@theSBEC⁩


Tender piano-and-voice of title cut from new disc “Don’t Look Now” by ⁦@ElvisCostello⁩ at ⁦@theSBEC⁩. Crying croon.


A cut from the 1981 “Trust” album, “New Lace Sleeves,” from ⁦@ElvisCostello⁩ at ⁦@theSBEC⁩


New single “Under Lime” from ⁦@ElvisCostello⁩ at ⁦@theSBEC⁩ has a hint of that 1977 punk that ushered in new wave


For “Watching the Detectives” at ⁦@theSBEC⁩, stage bathed in blue light and ⁦@ElvisCostello⁩ in glow-in-the-dark green


.⁦@ElvisCostello⁩ strips to voice and acoustic guitar for lively “Indoor Flowers” at ⁦@theSBEC⁩


New slow song “Stripping Paper” also sounds like ⁦@ElvisCostello⁩ of old at ⁦@theSBEC⁩


.⁦@ElvisCostello⁩ plays 1960s Burt Bacharach song “The Look of Love” at ⁦@theSBEC⁩.


Now he’s rocking! ⁦@ElvisCostello⁩ pulls out thumping “Pump It Up” at ⁦@theSBEC⁩


At ⁦@theSBEC⁩, ⁦@ElvisCostello⁩ sings a lovely “Allison” nearly a cappella. Huge cheer!


A stark and spare “Accidents Will Happen” from ⁦@ElvisCostello⁩ at ⁦@theSBEC⁩


.⁦@ElvisCostello⁩ slightly flubs on the new “He’s Given Me Things” at ⁦@theSBEC⁩. “This is the first night,” he says, and starts over dramatically better.


A great “Everyday I Write the Book” from ⁦@ElvisCostello⁩ as his ⁦@theSBEC⁩ show winds down at 24 songs and an hour and 45 minutes.


.⁦@ElvisCostello⁩ closes great ⁦@theSBEC⁩ with roaring, soaring “(What’s Do Funny Bout) Peace Love and Understanding.” Review Saturday at @mcall.

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Re: Elvis and The Imposters , the Bethlehem Events Center , November 2nd 2018

Postby FAVEHOUR » Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:15 pm

Look of Love was only a couple lines at start of Photographs Can Lie

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Re: Elvis and The Imposters , the Bethlehem Events Center , November 2nd 2018

Postby stricttime81 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:25 am

Missing from posted setlist are

Clubland
High Fidelity
Green Shirt
Mr. & Mrs. Hush
Unwanted Number
Suspect My Tears
Why Won't Heaven Help Me?
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Re: Elvis and The Imposters , the Bethlehem Events Center , November 2nd 2018

Postby johnfoyle » Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:39 am

From Facebook -

almost the entire new album plus a selection 78-85 material. Pulled out a few rarities and played a bunch of classics. Some of the new songs were rocked up in their live arrangements. Burnt Sugar smoked for example.

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Re: Elvis and The Imposters , the Bethlehem Events Center , November 2nd 2018

Postby WindUpWorld » Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:06 am

Sounds like a really great start to the tour, I hope we'll be seeing them over here in the New Year. Can't wait to experience the new songs live.

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Re: Elvis and The Imposters , the Bethlehem Events Center , November 2nd 2018

Postby jmm » Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:48 am

This show was enjoyable and fun, but hardly great, in fact I’d say it was a bit ragged. It was night #1 after all.

As always wonderful to see EC, the Imposters and the girls. The start was excellent and for me honey are you straight... was a highlight. Others included mr & mrs hush which seems like it has the potential to be an exciter early in the set once folks get to know it — are you ready??

Elvis’ voice was shaky, not a good sign for a night with lots of Burt collaborations and songs in high registers. The wheels came off during Indoor Fireworks where seemingly the struggle led to flubbing the lyric multiple times. And soon after the beautiful Stripping Paper was a monumental struggle. He gamely made it through I still have that other girl, and thankfully there was no attempt at GGMS.

After High Fidelity, another highlight, things seemed to find a good groove for the rest of the night. I’m sure the new stuff will get tighter as the tour progresses and the songs do seem like they will work. Maybe only I let the sun go down was missing from look now

Not surprisingly EC seemed underwhelmed by crowd response, but it was a casino show after all. Surprisingly, given the venue, it clocked in a bit over 2 hours

Going to AC tonight and looking forward to what the 2nd show will bring
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Re: Elvis and The Imposters , the Bethlehem Events Center , November 2nd 2018

Postby And No Coffee Table » Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:45 am

jmm wrote:Maybe only I let the sun go down was missing from look now

Was "Dishonor the Stars" played?

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Re: Elvis and The Imposters , the Bethlehem Events Center , November 2nd 2018

Postby stricttime81 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:46 am

He struggled remembering the lyrics to the new songs, which was surprising, you would that that would have been nailed down. Maybe because they cut the album back in March. He's Given Me Things was a mess.
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Re: Elvis and The Imposters , the Bethlehem Events Center , November 2nd 2018

Postby stricttime81 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:47 am

And No Coffee Table wrote:
jmm wrote:Maybe only I let the sun go down was missing from look now

Was "Dishonor the Stars" played?


Nope. That and I Let the Sun Go Down were the only songs from the album not played. And none of the bonus tracks.
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Re: Elvis and The Imposters , the Bethlehem Events Center , November 2nd 2018

Postby stricttime81 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:57 am

I'm pretty sure this was the correct order:

01. This Year's Girl
02. Honey, Are You Straight Or Are You Blind?
03. Clubland
04. Don't Look Now
05. Burnt Sugar Is So Bitter
06. New Lace Sleeves
07. Under Lime
08. Watching The Detectives
09. Photographs Can Lie - including The Look Of Love
10. Suspect My Tears
11. Unwanted Number
12. High Fidelity
13. Indoor Fireworks
14. Stripping Paper
15. Accidents Will Happen
16. I Still Have That Other Girl
17. Green Shirt
18. Why Won't Heaven Help Me?
19. Pump It Up
20. Alison
21. He's Given Me Things
22. Mr. & Mrs. Hush
23. Everyday I Write The Book
24. (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding?
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Re: Elvis and The Imposters , the Bethlehem Events Center , November 2nd 2018

Postby stricttime81 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:47 am

Further corrections:

01. This Year's Girl
02. Honey, Are You Straight Or Are You Blind?
03. Clubland
04. Don't Look Now
05. Burnt Sugar Is So Bitter
06. New Lace Sleeves
07. Chelsea
08. Under Lime
09. Watching The Detectives
10. Stripping Paper
11. Photographs Can Lie - including The Look Of Love
12. Suspect My Tears
13. Unwanted Number
14. High Fidelity
15. Indoor Fireworks
16. Accidents Will Happen
17. I Still Have That Other Girl
18. Green Shirt
19. Why Won't Heaven Help Me?
20. Pump It Up
21. Alison
22. He's Given Me Things
23. Mr. & Mrs. Hush
24. Everyday I Write The Book
25. (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding?
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Re: Elvis and The Imposters , the Bethlehem Events Center , November 2nd 2018

Postby docinwestchester » Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:13 pm

Thanks for the info Mike and all. See you in AP!

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Re: Elvis and The Imposters , the Bethlehem Events Center , November 2nd 2018

Postby sweetest punch » Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:24 pm

Since you put me down, it seems i've been very gloomy. You may laugh but pretty girls look right through me.

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Re: Elvis and The Imposters , the Bethlehem Events Center , November 2nd 2018

Postby And No Coffee Table » Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:45 pm

sweetest punch wrote:https://www.mcall.com/entertainment/lehigh-valley-music/mc-ent-elvis-costello-review-sands-bethlehem-event-center-20181103-story.html
(Not available in Europe)

REVIEW: Elvis Costello, back from cancer scare, revives spirit of his career best and takes it forward at Sands
By John J. Moser

Over a career of more than 40 years, singer Elvis Costello has been a punk provocateur, a seminal new wave voice, a contemporary pop singer and even a classic crooner. And there have been fans of each of Costello’s career ventures.

So how to satisfy everyone coming to see Costello kick off the North American leg of his latest tour at Sands Bethlehem Event Center to support yet another venture – his very strong new disc “Look Now”?

On Friday, Costello did his best to do just that, playing a two-hour, 25-song show that touched on phases throughout his career, both deep cuts and hits, as well as nine of the new disc’s 12 songs.

And to the delight of the nearly sold-out crowd, Costello did them all well – not afraid to revisit not only the songs of his earlier career, but also carrying the spirit of them into the newer songs.

Perhaps after surviving cancer surgery that canceled the end of his European leg, the 64-year-old Costello was emboldened, or re-invigorated.

Either way, his performance, and voice, was stronger than when he played the Sands in 2016.

Backed by a crack three-man band and two female singers, Costello opened the show with “This Year’s Girl” from his 1978 sophomore disc, “This Year’s Model,” with its swirling synth reviving that new wave sound.

He followed that with two 1980s deeper cuts: a forceful “Honey, Are You Straight or Are You Blind,” and “Clubland,” with Costello’s ‘70s rocking edge. On the latter, Costello even held a finger to his nose to hush the crowd as he played a scrubbing lead and sang with a “Watching the Detectives” affect.

With that introduction, Costello welcomed the crowd, saying it was fitting to open the “Don’t Look Now” at the Sands: “the nativity of a new show in Bethlehem.”

He followed with two cuts from the new disc, singing with a crying croon on “Don’t Look Now” (the crowd cheered loudly) and equally as well, in addition to a strong turn on lead guitar, on “Burnt Sugar is So Bitter.”

Later offerings from the new disc were even better. The disc’s new single “Under Lime” had very much that 1977 vibe that ushered in new wave. “Why Won’t Heaven Help Me” was pretty rocking. The slow guitar-and-piano “Stripping Paper” was a clear reminder or the Elvis of old, and the slow, sensitive “Suspect My Tears” had some of his best vocals of the night, as he reached for a falsetto.

As if to further display his voice, Costello even did a slow, achingly good, crooned version of Burt Bacharach’s 1960s song “The Look of Love.”

Early in the show, the older songs Costello played were nearly all deeper cuts: “New Lace Sleeves” from 1981’s “Trust”; a rocking, new-wavey “(I Don’t Want to Go To) Chelsea,” with good lead guitar.

So that when he did play a hit – his 1977 U.S. breakthrough “Watching the Detectives,” (in the same darkened-stage presentation as the last time he was at the Sands) it got a huge crowd reaction – and deservedly so.

Costello later did the same with later songs: A largely voice-and-acoustic guitar version of 1986’s “Indoor Fireworks” to a big cheer from the crowd, and closed the main set with a faster, more rocking “Can You Hear Me” from his last disc, 2013’s “Wise Up Ghost” that segued right into the hit “Pump It Up,” thumping, urgent and rocking.

Costello’s encore stretched eight songs and 40 minutes.

It opened with one of the night’s best: a barely instrumented, mostly a cappella “Allison,” with his two female backup singers. It got a huge cheer. Then a stark and spare, piano-and-voice “Accidents Will Happen,” on which he reached for a high and powerful end note.

He used that same vocal approach on “I Still Have That Other Girl,” which he also wrote with Bacharach, – really singing it --and paired that with a new Bacharach co-write, “He’s Given Me Things,” from the new disc.

Costello flubbed the start of that song slightly, and after saying “this is the first night,” re-started it dramatically better. He followed that with another early deeper cut, “Green Shirt,” which started stripped, then built as the crowd clapped along.

“Yeah! Are you ready?” he asked the crowd, and wound down the show with the new, R&B rocking “Mr. and Mrs. Hush.”

The show closed with two wonderful songs: “Everyday I Write the Book,” stretched to 17 minutes with band introductions (as well as a snippet of the 1971 soul hit “Mr. Big Stuff.”)

And then a six-minute version of his 1979 hit “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace Love and Understanding,” with a wonderful chorus coda.

That completed Costello’s journey of giving everyone what they wanted. The fact that he could do that, and do it as well as he did, shows how important Costello’s music has been, and how much he still has left.

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Re: Elvis and The Imposters , the Bethlehem Events Center , November 2nd 2018

Postby verbal gymnastics » Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:04 pm

17 minutes of Everyday I write the book? :shock:

I’m presuming the fast version of Can you hear me is actually High Fidelity.
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Re: Elvis and The Imposters , the Bethlehem Events Center , November 2nd 2018

Postby jmm » Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:43 pm

Band intros during eiwtb
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Re: Elvis and The Imposters , the Bethlehem Events Center , November 2nd 2018

Postby verbal gymnastics » Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:08 pm

jmm wrote:Band intros during eiwtb


I realised that, but 17 minutes!!!!!
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Re: Elvis and The Imposters , the Bethlehem Events Center , November 2nd 2018

Postby stricttime81 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:14 am

verbal gymnastics wrote:17 minutes of Everyday I write the book? :shock:

I’m presuming the fast version of Can you hear me is actually High Fidelity.


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Re: Elvis and The Imposters , the Bethlehem Events Center , November 2nd 2018

Postby sweetest punch » Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:54 am

Since you put me down, it seems i've been very gloomy. You may laugh but pretty girls look right through me.


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