Bexhill-on-Sea Observer, July 26, 2014

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Bexhill-on-Sea Observer
  • 2014 July 26

UK & Ireland newspapers


A good year for fans of Elvis Costello at DLWP

Tim Harris

I have been looking forward to Elvis coming down since December, and I wasn't disappointed.

Without his keyboard wingman, Steve Nieve, he came on to rapturous applause and with just a "Good Evening" piled into "Radio, Radio" and continued with "Welcome To The Working Week."

Interwoven with family anecdotes and stories behind his songs he involved the audience with "Everyday I Write The Book," old fave raves of "Oliver's Army," a funked-up version of "Watching the Detectives" and "New Amsterdam" that flowed into The Beatles cover "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away."

With an array of guitars behind him he slowed things down with "Good Year For The Roses," the Notting Hill classic "She," and with "Shipbuilding" as poignant as ever he ended the show with the good ol' rocking, dancin' in the aisles version of "Peace, Love and Understanding."

As a 40 something I would have liked some more of the older songs off his back catalogue, so with the new management team in place can I (as well as the rest of the audience) suggest that they bring him back. Many thanks Elvis, you really rocked us.

Tags: De La Warr PavilionBexhill-on-SeaRadio SoulWelcome To The Working WeekEveryday I Write The BookOliver's ArmyWatching The DetectivesNew AmsterdamThe BeatlesYou've Got To Hide Your Love AwayGood Year For The RosesNotting HillSheShipbuilding(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding?


Bexhill-on-Sea Observer, July 26, 2014

Tim Harris reviews Elvis Costello, solo, Thursday, July 17, 2014, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, England.


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