Last night's show at The Nokia Theater was an energetic, fast-paced show that covered mostly older material from EC's vast catalogue.
I don't have the whole setlist but it was pretty stellar from a fan's point of view -- a lot of older more obscure stuff that he hasn't played in recent tours. There were of course the classics but not as many "hits" as you might expect.
Much of the show covered a few early albums. I base this on the US versions of the albums and I'm probably missing some. From the debut album (Welcome To The Working Week, Watching The detectives, Alison) This Year's Model was well represented (No Action, Radio Radio, Lipstick Vogue, and of course Pump It Up). Trust got some fair play (Clubland, Strict Time). I was happy to hear lots of Get Happy (Secondary Modern, The Imposter, High Fidelity, and Riot Act). My fave Imperial Bedroom was in the house (Beyond Belief, Shabby Doll, Kid About it --awesome --, Man Out Of Time). Taking Liberties -- a compilation of songs held off US releases also was also there (Big Tears -- really awesome -- and Chelsea).
Beyond that, the rest of the catelogue was used sparingly. Only Peace Love and Understanding from Armed Forces. Nothing from King Of America. From Spike only Let Him Dangle was played and brilliantly, sanwiched between verses of Watching The Detectives. Nothing from Punch The Clock. Nothing From Mightly Like A Rose. Nothing From Brutal Youth. Nothing From When I Was Cruel. Nothing From Almost Blue. Only Uncomplicated from Blood & Chocolate.
There were a few more later career songs peppered in there including a powerful River In Reverse.
The band also played a cool cover of The Beatles' Hey Bulldog.
Elvis was in fine form, the sound was great. It really helped getting there early and scoring a sweet spot on the rail of the second tier of the floor.
I have seen Elvis more than a dozen times and this one, a stripped down, straight ahead rock show was one of the most enjoyable.
Nice review of a great show. Elvis's singing gets better and better all the time - think he's learning some new tricks from his old lady - and the Imposters kick ass (Pete Thomas is a frikkin' machine and it's a hoot watching Steve Nieve work all those keyboards and the theremin). Highlights for me not mentioned above were Alibi (the one song done from When I Was Cruel), the first Beatles cover(All I've Got To Do), and the jammed out extension of Lipstick Vogue.
Well worth the time spent in the rain scoring a cheap ticket.
Oh yea, forgot about Alibi. It was intense, crisp, excellent.
He also quoted a line from Tom Petty's American Girl during Lipstick Vogue. I think he's been doing that for a while.
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ELVIS COSTELLO AND THE IMPOSTERS
New York City
May 16, 2007
Source: DPA 4021 > SD 722 (96k/24)
Peak Pro 5.2 (gain boost; sample rate conversion; bit-rate reduction) > xACT
2. Welcome To The Working Week
3. Shabby Doll
4. The Beat
5. Lovers Walk
6. Secondary Modern
7. Strict Time
8. Big Tears
9. Either Side Of The Same Town
11. Beyond Belief
12. Alibi - including I Found Out
13. Watching The Detectives / Let Him Dangle
14. American Gangster Time
14. Lipstick Vogue [including American Girl]
16. Riot Act
1. No Action
2. Man Out Of Time
3. High Fidelity
4. (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea
6. Radio, Radio [including In The City]
7. The Imposter
9. All I've Got To Do
10. Kid About It
11. The River In Reverse [including Broken Promise Land an
I Don't Want To Be A Soldier]
12. Hey Bulldog
13. Pump It Up
14. (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding?
[including Bring The Boys Home]
Ah The Beat and Lovers Walk!
That makes five from This Years Model and three from Trust.