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by Neil.
Tue Jun 28, 2022 9:23 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters, Hammersmith Apollo, London, June 23, 2022
Replies: 23
Views: 1818

Re: Elvis & The Imposters, Hammersmith Apollo, London, June 23, 2022

I kind of agree about the Hammersmith gig. I was very distracted that night by some personal issues elsewhere in my life, so my mood wasn't great and might have clouded my night a bit - but I did find the set less exciting than usual. I think as others have said, those long bluesy songs are not what...
by Neil.
Thu Jun 23, 2022 7:35 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters, Hammersmith Apollo, London, June 23, 2022
Replies: 23
Views: 1818

Re: Elvis & The Imposters, Hammersmith Apollo, London, June 23, 2022

Tubes to Hammersmith appear to be running reasonably okay today, by the way.

Fingers crossed this gig is HAPPENING!
by Neil.
Sat May 07, 2022 3:11 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: London meet up - Saturday 21st May
Replies: 15
Views: 3964

Re: London meet up - Saturday 21st May

Awww babycakes - let's meet early before the London Hammersmith gig for a proper catch-up! Also going to the Steve gig at Phoenix Artists' Club!
by Neil.
Fri May 06, 2022 7:20 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: London meet up - Saturday 21st May
Replies: 15
Views: 3964

Re: London meet up - Saturday 21st May

Gutted not to make this - have everything crossed I'll be able to make the next one!
by Neil.
Sun Apr 24, 2022 6:47 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Boy Named If, new album by Elvis & The Imposters, January 14, 2022
Replies: 469
Views: 131395

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

Yeah, I love those moments that hit you on first listen, Hawksmoor!

One I particularly remember was when the hook phrase FINALLY landed after the long, snaking melody that led up to it. It just seemed SO right! I love that song!
by Neil.
Fri Mar 18, 2022 9:14 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Uncut 300th issue - glaring omission!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 2719

Re: Uncut 300th issue - glaring omission!!!

I take it all back - Wise Up Ghost is on there at number 180! Phew, glad he's in there somewhere!
by Neil.
Fri Mar 18, 2022 8:28 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Uncut 300th issue - glaring omission!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 2719

Uncut 300th issue - glaring omission!!!

On a train trip today I decided to buy a magazine for the first time in ages! It was Uncut's 300th edition - the first ever issue had Elvis on the cover. Anyway, they did a countdown on the best albums released since the magazine was launched in 1997. There's no Elvis on the list - not a dickybird!!...
by Neil.
Wed Feb 16, 2022 3:37 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Boy Named If, new album by Elvis & The Imposters, January 14, 2022
Replies: 469
Views: 131395

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

Just wanted to add to the stockpile of praise for this album! The very first listen had me gasping. Life is so busy at the mo that I haven't got time to gather my thoughts track by track, but overall it is a thrilling album. I think Look Now was also a brilliant piece of work, so this late career ac...
by Neil.
Sat Jan 29, 2022 3:43 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Boy Named If, new album by Elvis & The Imposters, January 14, 2022
Replies: 469
Views: 131395

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

I've looked at this week's album chart, and it looks as though 'The Boy Named If' has dropped out of the top 100, having been number 6 last week, unless I missed it scrolling through. That's a shame, but not a surprise. When you consider that albums don't actually exist for most people, and only tra...
by Neil.
Mon Jan 24, 2022 2:52 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Boy Named If, new album by Elvis & The Imposters, January 14, 2022
Replies: 469
Views: 131395

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

Crazy busy at the mo but I have had time to listen to this a few times. It's an incredible, exciting piece of work - WOW!!!
by Neil.
Sun Jan 23, 2022 9:09 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: London meet up - Saturday 22nd January
Replies: 27
Views: 8601

Re: London meet up - Saturday 22nd January

Great idea, would love to!!! x
by Neil.
Sat Jan 22, 2022 7:10 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: London meet up - Saturday 22nd January
Replies: 27
Views: 8601

Re: London meet up - Saturday 22nd January

Have fun at the meet-up - so sorry I can't come this time! x
by Neil.
Mon Jan 17, 2022 3:51 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Boy Named If, new album by Elvis & The Imposters, January 14, 2022
Replies: 469
Views: 131395

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

The above must be a typo, surely - there's no way Elvis Costello would be Radio 1's album of the week!
by Neil.
Mon Jan 17, 2022 2:05 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on The Late Show, January 21, 2022
Replies: 11
Views: 4001

Re: Elvis on The Late Show, January 21, 2022

I really hope he does 'What If I Can't Give You Anything But Love'!!
by Neil.
Mon Jan 17, 2022 10:02 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on Graham Norton Show, January 14, 2022
Replies: 26
Views: 7849

Re: Elvis on Graham Norton Show, January 14, 2022

I have always longed to hear his version of 'Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word' from that night. But it's never turned up!!
by Neil.
Mon Jan 17, 2022 9:53 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: No Guardian review of 'Boy Named If'?
Replies: 7
Views: 2217

Re: No Guardian review of 'Boy Named If'?

It's a great album.

This is nice to see, even if it only lasts a week!

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by Neil.
Mon Jan 17, 2022 8:46 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: No Guardian review of 'Boy Named If'?
Replies: 7
Views: 2217

Re: No Guardian review of 'Boy Named If'?

I see what you did there, Hawksmoor! :D
by Neil.
Mon Jan 17, 2022 8:11 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: No Guardian review of 'Boy Named If'?
Replies: 7
Views: 2217

No Guardian review of 'Boy Named If'?

Isn't it odd that the Guardian hasn't reviewed 'The Boy Named If'?! D'you reckon there was a falling out after the Q&A, perhaps? Hmmm. In other news, I really wish 'What If I Can't Give You Anything But Love' had been played on Graham Norton, and in fact, if it had been the lead single in genera...
by Neil.
Sat Jan 15, 2022 8:59 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on Graham Norton Show, January 14, 2022
Replies: 26
Views: 7849

Re: Elvis on Graham Norton Show, January 14, 2022

Jimmy Sommerville isn't losing sleep, Sulky!
by Neil.
Sat Jan 15, 2022 4:43 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on Graham Norton Show, January 14, 2022
Replies: 26
Views: 7849

Re: Elvis on Graham Norton Show, January 14, 2022

The YouTube song is probably blocked for rights reasons. But you can hear the song at approx 37 mins in on iPlayer: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0013d7c/the-graham-norton-show-series-29-episode-14 As has been pointed out before, Elvis hasn't got as much control over his low notes these day...
by Neil.
Thu Jan 13, 2022 6:12 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on Graham Norton Show, January 14, 2022
Replies: 26
Views: 7849

Re: Elvis on Graham Norton Show, January 14, 2022

Well, hope it went well for him - it will have been recorded by now!

Will be watching tomorrow eve, of course!

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