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Old 06-02-2009, 03:19 PM   #88 (permalink)
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The Bootleg Corner

I've listened to the new album so, while I give it a few more goes before reviewing it here, I might as well get started posting my favourite bootlegs. This part of the thread will be added to whenever I feel like it basically.

The first one I'll post is Elvis Costello and Steve Nieve's unplugged performance for VH1 Storytellers in 1997. Given that it evidently went out on TV, the sound quality is top-notch and there are some surprisingly effective, stripped-down, guitar-and-piano renditions of a lot of the old hits.

Tracks 1-12 are all from the VH1 Storytellers gig. I have absolutely no idea where the rest of them are from though. Party Party is a rarity recorded (I presume) around the date of the gig, while Psycho and the Imposter are a couple of live renditions completely unconnected with the rest of the bootleg and thrown in at random. Tracks 15-18 are outtakes from Almost Blue.

Here it is anyway. Click the picture for the download link...

Elvis Costello & Steve Nieve - VH1 Storytellers Unplugged, 1997

1. Baby, It's You
2. Accidents Will Happen
3. [dialogue]
4. Why Can't a Man Stand Alone?
5. Mistress and Maid
6. Veronica
7. Alison
8. Almost Blue
9. Watching the Detectives
10. All This Useless Beauty
11. I Want To Vanish
12. Accidents Will Happen [string version]
13. Psycho
14. Party Party
15. I'm Your Toy
16. My Shoes Keep Walking Back To You
17. Blues Keep Calling
18. Honky Tonk Girl
19. The Imposter
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