Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Elvis Costello & The Attractions - 1996-09-12/13 - Tokyo

Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Kosei Nenkin Hall, Tokyo, Japan

Audience recording, good quality
Post retained for informational purposes only

Continuing with Elvis in 1996, as indicated previously, after Elvis did several dates backed only by Steve Nieve in the Spring, he was joined by the Full Attractions for a major tour (in support of All This Useless Beauty) of europe and the US, and then ending in Japan, which was the last time Elvis would play with the Attractions ever again. Of course, Elvis did continue to work with SOME of the Attractions again, as he continued solo dates and tours with Steve Nieve through 1998 and 1999, and eventually Nieve and drummer Pete Thomas were joined by new bassist Davey Faragher to form Elvis's new backing band for 2001 and beyond, now dubbed The Imposters. But this was the end of any interaction with The Attractions as a band, and bassist Bruce Thomas, in particular. So, presented here are a couple of the last shows ever with the attractions. I have here the full show from 9/12 and (unfortunately) just a part of the show from 9/13 (mainly the songs that were different from the 9/12 show, sorry, but I don't have the full show). There was only one more show after this (9/15/96), but I do not have that show (although there apparently is an audience recording around somewhere). Anyway, this is an audience recording, with pretty good, but not great sound. As you can see, most of the setlist was different between the 2 dates, as was typical for Elvis and his shows, resulting in about 45 different songs for the 2 shows. So, here was nearly the last of The Attractions time with Elvis. 

01. Man Out Of Time
02. Shabby Doll
03. Get Yourself Another Fool / Why Can't A Man Stand Alone?
04. Mystery Dance
05. Alison - (including Living A Little, Laughing A Little, No More Tearstained Make-Up and Clowntime Is Over)
06. Deep Dark Truthful Mirror
07. I'll Wear It Proudly - Costello & Nieve
08. The Long Honeymoon - Costello & Nieve
09. Veronica - Costello & Nieve
10. I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself - Costello & Nieve
11. The Other End Of The Telescope
12. 13 Steps Lead Down
13. Watching The Detectives
14. I'm Not Angry
15. Pump It Up - (including Leave My Kitten Alone and 96 Tears)
16. Beyond Belief
17. You Belong To Me
18. Lipstick Vogue
19. Less Than Zero
20. Oliver's Army
21. (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding?
Encore 1
22. All This Useless Beauty
23. Little Atoms
Encore 2
24. Distorted Angel
25. (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea
26. Accidents Will Happen
Encore 3
27. I Want To Vanish - Costello & Nieve

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Elvis Costello and The Attractions
Kosei Nenkin Hall, Tokyo, Japan

 (Partial show only)

01. Temptation - Elvis & Steve
02. Opportunity
03. Possession
04. Clown Strike
05. All These Things
06. Why Can't A Man Stand Alone?
07. You Bowed Down
08. (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes
09. Hand In Hand
10. Kid About It - Elvis & Steve
11. Passionate Fight - Elvis & Steve
12. Almost Blue - Elvis & Steve
13. God Give Me Strength - Elvis & Steve
14. Veronica - Elvis & Steve
15. Distorted Angel
16. (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea/Backstabbers
17. 13 Steps Lead Down
18. Green Shirt
19. Watching The Detectives
20. I'm Not Angry
21. Pump It Up 
22. Just About Glad
23. Riot Act
Encore 1
24. Alison
25. Rocking Horse Road
26. Little Atoms
27. All This Useless Beauty
28. Daddy Can I Turn This?

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