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Old 08-20-2009, 12:08 PM   #111 (permalink)
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Just letting anyone particularly concerned know, I'm in the process of going through each review, replacing and deleting necessary video, picture and download links, correcting typos and so forth. Hell, I might even do some re-reviews if I feel like it's worth it. All this'll probably be finished soon enough.

But for now...

The Bootleg Corner
#6


Bootleg number 6 (and probably the last one I'll post here) comes from a very interesting corner of Costello's discography, this being his 1998 collaboration with a certain Burt Bacharach (you'll find my review of it here). This next bootleg saw the same band Costello and Bacharach had recorded Painted From Memory with (which included good old Steve Nieve among its ranks) supporting Bacharach's compositions and Costello's lyrics and vocal parts on tour. This particular one is the audio recording of the Sessions At West 54th gig - officially released on VHS in that same year of 1998 (it's still unavailable on DVD to this day, so it's quite a collectible item these days).

As far as I know, the videos I included in my sneakily-hotlinked review in the above paragraph are all from this bootleg. As such, the entire gig is available for your viewing pleasure on youtube. For those who never read my review, you can probably guess from the name Bacharach what kind of music is on this file I'm about to link you to - slow-burning, gentle and friendly torch songs. Easy listening when all's said and done and, given the top-drawer sound quality, a very good listen if you can stand some soppy music for grown-ups.

Here it is then. Same old story - click the picture for the download link and enjoy! Worth it if only for the fantastic, newer arrangement of Accidents Will Happen if you ask me.

Elvis Costello & Burt Bacharach
Sessions At West 54th - 18/10/98

1. Intro
2. Baby It's You
3. What the World Needs Now
4. Toledo
5. This House Is Empty Now
6. Tears At the Birthday Party
7. I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself
8. Painted From Memory
9. Accidents Will Happen
10. My Thief
11. I Still Have That Other Girl
12. God Give Me Strength

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Old 08-20-2009, 08:00 PM   #112 (permalink)
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Wow, I forget about this for a second and your four or five albums into it. Wow! Keep it up, man. Haven't read a single review in here yet, but I'll have a nice couple of reading sessions as soon as I'm bothered to get myself checking out Costello. It'll definitely be a helpful thread for me one day, considering all your blabbing on about this guy has put him on my to-do list.

Great effort so far and keep it up! Cheers.
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Old 08-21-2009, 05:51 AM   #113 (permalink)
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Wow, I forget about this for a second and your four or five albums into it. Wow! Keep it up, man. Haven't read a single review in here yet, but I'll have a nice couple of reading sessions as soon as I'm bothered to get myself checking out Costello. It'll definitely be a helpful thread for me one day, considering all your blabbing on about this guy has put him on my to-do list.

Great effort so far and keep it up! Cheers.
Thanks buddy. Good to hear my ceaseless rambling has worked

Unfortunately (for me, at least) my work with this thread is basically done, which is a shame as I really enjoyed making all the posts I did towards it. I'm starting to run out of good bootlegs to upload as well, and those are only of any real interest to members who have enough time for Costello's work to want to collect them (and to my knowledge there aren't very many of those on these boards).

Anyways, if you need help finding stuff, let me know.
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Old 10-19-2009, 12:29 PM   #114 (permalink)
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This is fantastic stuff,been getting right back into Elvis of late.
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Old 10-19-2009, 02:03 PM   #115 (permalink)
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This is fantastic stuff,been getting right back into Elvis of late.
Cheers pal.

You've also just reminded me that I need to move the album index posts where anyone can see them and out of the bowels of the thread, so kudos for that too

I'll get on that in a minute or two...
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Old 10-19-2009, 02:06 PM   #116 (permalink)
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Index

1977 - My Aim Is True

Rating: 8/10
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1978 - This Year's Model

Rating: 8.5/10
Sampler link

1979 - Armed Forces

Rating: 6/10
Sampler link

1980 - Get Happy!!

Rating: 9.5/10
Sampler link

*Glossary of ratings*
1-3/10 = Not worth the jewel case it comes in.
4-5/10 = Strictly for completists only.
6-7/10 = Solid, but not truly brilliant.
8/10 = Very good.
9/10 = Fantastic.
10/10 = Essential.
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1981 - Trust

Rating: 10/10
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1981 - Almost Blue

Rating: 6/10
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1982 - Imperial Bedroom

Rating: 10/10
Sampler link

1983 - Punch the Clock

Rating: 4/10
Sampler link

*Glossary of ratings*
1-3/10 = Not worth the jewel case it comes in.
4-5/10 = Strictly for completists only.
6-7/10 = Solid, but not truly brilliant.
8/10 = Very good.
9/10 = Fantastic.
10/10 = Essential.
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1984 - Goodbye Cruel World

Rating: 2/10
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1986 - King Of America

Rating: 9/10
Sampler link

1986 - Blood and Chocolate

Rating: 9/10
Sampler link

1989 - Spike

Rating: 10/10
Sampler link

*Glossary of ratings*
1-3/10 = Not worth the jewel case it comes in.
4-5/10 = Strictly for completists only.
6-7/10 = Solid, but not truly brilliant.
8/10 = Very good.
9/10 = Fantastic.
10/10 = Essential.
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1991 - Mighty Like a Rose

Rating: 9/10
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1993 - The Juliet Letters

Rating: 7/10
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1994 - Brutal Youth

Rating: 7/10
Sampler link

1995 - Kojak Variety

Rating: 5/10
Sampler link

*Glossary of ratings*
1-3/10 = Not worth the jewel case it comes in.
4-5/10 = Strictly for completists only.
6-7/10 = Solid, but not truly brilliant.
8/10 = Very good.
9/10 = Fantastic.
10/10 = Essential.
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1996 - All This Useless Beauty

Rating: 8.5/10
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1998 - Painted From Memory

Rating: 7/10
Sampler link

2002 - When I Was Cruel

Rating: 8/10
Sampler link

2003 - North

Rating: 4/10
Sampler link

*Glossary of ratings*
1-3/10 = Not worth the jewel case it comes in.
4-5/10 = Strictly for completists only.
6-7/10 = Solid, but not truly brilliant.
8/10 = Very good.
9/10 = Fantastic.
10/10 = Essential.
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