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Elvis Costello Plays Solo Shows In New York

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on November 15, 2013

in Live,News

Elvis Costello is currently out on a solo tour of the U.S. east coast and settled for two nights (Monday and Tuesday) at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY.

Costello likes to change things up nightly but the solo tour allows him to be his most flexible with songs from his lengthy catalog along with a few covers. Between the two nights, he only duplicated eight songs: Cinco Minutos Con Vos, Walkin’ My Baby Back Home, Watching the Detectives, A Slow Drag With Josephine, Shipbuilding, Alison, Tripwire and (What’s So Funny ’bout) Peace Love and Understanding.

On Monday, there was a sequence during his one encore with some true rarities including Radio Soul from his pre-solo days with the group Flip City, the Pete Seeger cover Which Side Are You On? and The Scarlet Tide from the movie Cold Mountain.

Night two also was interesting with four songs from Costello’s 1982 album Imperial Ballroom and a number of bonus and deluxe edition-only tracks.

The set lists:

Monday, November 11

Main Set
Welcome to the Working Week (from My Aim is True, 1977)
Cinco Minutos Con Vos (from Wise Up Ghost, 2013)
High Fidelity (from Get Happy!!, 1980)
Green Shirt (from Armed Forces, 1979)
45 (from When I Was Cruel, 2002)
American Without Tears (from King of America, 1986)
Veronica (from Spike, 1989)
Last Boat Leaving (from Spike, 1989)
New Amsterdam (from Get Happy!!, 1980) / You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away (from Kojak Variety bonus disc, 2004)
Everyday I Write the Book (from Punch the Clock, 1983)
Walkin’ My Baby Back Home (Nat King Cole cover)
Ghost Train (from Get Happy!! bonus disc, 1994)
Black and White World (from Taking Liberties, 1980)
You Hung the Moon (from National Ransom, 2010)
Watching the Detectives (from My Aim is True, 1977)
Deportee (from King of America bonus disc, 2005)
A Slow Drag With Josephine (from National Ransom, 2010)
Suit of Lights (from King of America, 1986)
Jimmy Standing In The Rain (from National Ransom, 2010) / Brother Can You Spare A Dime

Encore
Shipbuilding (from Punch the Clock, 1983)
For More Tears (unreleased, recorded during the National Ransom sessions)
Alison (from My Aim is True, 1977)
Which Side Are You On? (Pete Seeger cover)
Radio Soul (from days mid-70’s days with Flip City)
Tripwire (from Wise Up Ghost, 2013)
(What’s So Funny ’bout) Peace, Love and Understanding (from Armed Forces, 1979)
The Scarlet Tide (written for the movie Cold Mountain and sung on the soundtrack by Alison Krauss)
(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes (from My Aim is True, 1977)
My Three Sons (from Momofuku, 2008)
The Puppet Has Cut His Strings (from Wise Up Ghost: Deluxe Edition, 2013)

Tuesday, November 12 Set

Main Set
King Horse (from Get Happy!!, 1980)
Either Side of the Same Town (from The Delivery Man, 2004)
Little Triggers (from This Year’s Model, 1978)
Sneaky Feelings (from My Aim is True, 1977)
Crimes Of Paris (from Blood & Chocolate, 1986)
Town Cryer (from Imperial Bedroom, 1982)
Starting to Come to Me (from All This Useless Beauty, 1996)
After the Fall (from Mighty Like a Rose, 1991)
Watching the Detectives (from My Aim is True, 1977)
The Long Honeymoon (from Imperial Bedroom, 1982)
The Delivery Man (from The Delivery Man, 2004)
Walkin’ My Baby Back Home (Nat King Cole cover)
Beyond Belief (from Imperial Bedroom, 1982)
Human Hands (from Imperial Bedroom, 1982)
Party Girl (from Armed Forces, 1979)

Encore 1
Almost Blue (from Almost Blue, 1981)
The Flirting Kind (from Punch the Clock bonus disc, 1995)
Shipbuilding (from Punch the Clock, 1983)
Cinco Minutos Con Vos (from Wise Up Ghost, 2013)
Alison (from My Aim is True, 1977)
In Another Room (from The Delivery Man: Deluxe Edition, 2004)
A Slow Drag With Josephine (from National Ransom, 2010)
Blue Chair (from Out of Our Idiot, 1987)
Dirty Rotten Shame (from Secret, Profane and Hurricane bonus tracks, 2009)
Jimmie Standing in the Rain (from National Ransom, 2010)
Encore 2
I Want You (from Blood and Chocolate, 1986)
Tripwire (from Wise Up Ghost, 2013)
(What’s So Funny ’bout) Peace, Love and Understanding (from Armed Forces, 1979)

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