Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Elvis Costello & Attractions|
Live at Hollywood High: The Costello Show 2
Genres: Pop, Rock
First time on CD for this historic 1978 performance, the second installment in The Costello Show live performance series. Features 20 tracks, 11 of them previously unreleased. Elvis Costello was 23 years old when he perfor... more »
First time on CD for this historic 1978 performance, the second installment in The Costello Show live performance series. Features 20 tracks, 11 of them previously unreleased. Elvis Costello was 23 years old when he performed a sold-out concert at the epicenter of the entertainment universe: the auditorium at Hollywood High School. It was June 4, 1978 and he had been introduced to America with a controversial appearance on Saturday Night Live. Just three months prior to this Hollywood High concert, This Year's Model had become his second album but first as Elvis Costello And The Attractions, with the singer/songwriter joined by keyboardist Steve Nieve, bassist Bruce Thomas and drummer Pete Thomas. Producing the concert would be Nick Lowe, who would helm Costello's first five albums.
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daveguy | Virginia | 04/13/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I remember, when the original 'Armed Forces' vinyl LP was released, being amazed by not just the LP tracks that I heard on my local 'progressive' radio station, but just as much by the live cuts from the 'limited edition' 'Live at Hollywood High' EP included with the album. I rushed out and got the album, not wanting to miss the 'limited edition' EP, and for the next several years both LP and EP were regular features on my turntable. I never even imagined that the entire Hollywood High concert would ever be available; then, when a few more tracks from the show were put out on a re-release of the 'Armed Forces' CD a couple of years back, I began to hope. And now, here's the whole show, released at last! I can't say I'm happy to have waited 30+ years for it, but I can put any frustrations aside long enough to say that it is as great as I ever imagined it might be! In short, just amazing! Even among the several 'live' EC + Attractions recordings from that period that have come out in recent years, this one stands out - undoubtedly the best, most exciting, most 'on fire' live Elvis you could imagine. Timeless music, timeless excitement - if you're an Elvis Costello fan, I suggest that you shouldn't be without this..."