Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Elvis Costello - 1986-11-24 - London (Solo Acoustic)


Elvis Costello (solo acoustic)
November 24, 1986
Royalty Theatre, London, England
Very Good Audience Recording
Lossless (FLAC) Files

Here's the second night performance from Elvis on his week-long series of shows at the Royalty Theatre in London in 1986. This time it's a full-length solo acoustic show, with just Elvis and his guitar, except for one song (Crimes of Paris) when he is joined onstage by his new wife, Cait O'Riordan (of the Pogues). Elvis is genial and chatty, telling jokes, stories, and anecdotes throughout the show, which features a fantastic setlist and many unique and wonderful interpretations of a wide variety of songs, including several covers (You've Got To Hide Your Love Away, True Love Ways, King Midas in Reverse, Pretty in Pink, etc.) and a focus on songs from King of America. An excellent show where you can really start to see Elvis's personality and commitment to his music and performance come through.

Tracklist:
disc 1 - [73:21]
01. intro
02. Brilliant Mistake
03. Tokyo Storm Warning
04. Suit of Lights
05. - talk -
06. Green Shirt
07. - talk -
08. Heathen Town
09. - talk -
10. Little Palaces
11. - talk -
12. American Without Tears
13. - talk -
14. American Without Tears No. 2 (Twilight Version)
15. - talk -
16. Deportee
17. New Amsterdam / You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
18. - talk -
19. Almost Blue
20. Forgive Her Anything
21. - talk -
22. Radio Sweetheart
23. Girls Talk
24. You Little Fool
25. Our Little Angel
26. - talk -
27. King Midas in Reverse
28. Pretty in Pink

disc 2 - [64:44]
29. - talk -
30. Crimes of Paris (w/Cait O'Rordan-vocals)
31. - talk -
32. I'll Wear It Proudly
33. - talk -
34. Put Your Big Toe in the Milk of Human Kindness
35. Shipbuilding
36. - talk -
37. Please Stay
38. - talk -
39. Inch By Inch
40. Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
41. - talk -
42. Indoor Fireworks
43. Poisoned Rose
44. - talk -
45. The People's Limousine
46. The Big Light
47. I Want You
48. - talk -
49. True Love Ways
50. - talk -
51. Sleep of the Just
total - [2:18:05]
51 tracks (32 songs / 19 talk)

As there were many lengthy talking bits, any talk segment longer than 30 seconds was separated into its own track.
- track 17: first two verses of "New Amsterdam" missed due to tape flip (brief fade-in applied).
- track 34: "Put Your Big Toe" fades out early at 3:23 due to tape flip (fade-out applied).

Music Link (Courtesy of the Elvis Costello Wiki project):
Elvis Costello_1986-11-24_FLAC Files
Info Link -
http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/index.php/Concert_1986-11-24_London

1 comment:

umbc1 said...

First of all, thank you for uploading this and your other stuff as well. This was the only place I could find Flip City recordings to download!

Anyway, it looks like tracks 41 and 42 - "talk" and "Indoor Fireworks" are missing from the downloads.