Sunday, January 17, 2010

Elvis Costello - 1982-10-06 - Leeds, UK (FLAC)

Elvis Costello & The Attractions
October 6, 1982
Leeds University, The Refectory
Leeds, UK
Very good audience recording
FLAC (lossless) files
Artwork Included

Continuing with my 'Elvis in the Eighties' series, here's a great show from 1982. In 1982, Elvis released what I consider to be his masterpiece, the exquisite Imperial Bedroom. Although the elaborate arrangements, complex instrumentation, and subdued nature of many of the songs from that album kept them from being easily translated in concert, or in becoming concert favorites, It is still great to get to hear at least some of them live. And although Elvis toured extensively that year, there seem to be very few available recordings from 1982. Here is a great show from Leeds. In addition to the Imperial Bedroom songs, Elvis still features many of the country covers from the Almost Blue album as well as a generous assortment of earlier tunes.

Disc 1 - [61:40]:
01. I Got You (I Feel Good)
02. Pidgin English / Hand in Hand
03. Shabby Doll
04. Watch Your Step
05. Back Stabbers / King Horse
06. ...And in Every Home
07. Watching the Detectives / Help Me
08. Kid About It
09. Temptation
10. From Head to Toe
11. Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down
12. Everyday I Write the Book
13. You Belong to Me
14. New Lace Sleeves
15. Alison
16. Beyond Belief
17. Clubland
18. Imperial Bedroom

Disc 2 - [40:48]:
19. All These Things
20. I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down
21. Good Year for the Roses
22. Why Don't You Love Me (Like You Used To Do)?
23. Man Out Of Time
24. Mystery Dance
25. Pump It Up
26. Danger Zone
27. (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding?
28. Shipbuilding
29. Oliver's Army
30. Big Sister's Clothes
31. Radio, Radio
32. Clowntime Is Over
total time - [1:42:28]

New Links! (Updated 07/09/20)
Disc 1: Elvis Costello_1982-10-06_LeedsUK_d1_FLAC.rar


daddykin said...

Thanks for the great Costello posts! The Columbia years were truly sublime! said...

Could you please share this again?