Review of concert from 1999-07-10: Finsbury Park, London, Fleadh Festival
Mojo, 1999-09-01
- Max DeCharné

 

mojo.990901.jpg (40798 bytes) The Fleadh

London, Finsbury Park

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In 1978, initial copies of Elvis Costello's Armed Forces contained the Hollywood High EP, where he was backed only by Steve Nieve's piano on Accidents Will Happen. Elvis and Steve make a welcome return to this format on the main stage, lending distinct touchies of Jerry Lee Lewis to Mystery Dance, and twisting New Amsterdam effortlessly into You've Got To Hide Your Love Away and back again.

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Out on the main stage, Van Morrison takes a stately stroll through Georgia On My Mind before bringing out Elvis Costello to sing backing vocals on Jackie Wilson Said. Mr MacManus sticks around to help out with a version of Gloria, and the entire crowd joins in on the chorus.

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