Bootleg: Aging Gracefully

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Aging Gracefully
1996 Aging Gracefully bootleg front.jpg
unofficial recording of
Elvis Costello & Steve Nieve
RecordedMay 15, 1996, San Francisco
LabelDickyPoo Productions
LengthD1 - 63:40
D2 - 61:52
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Costello & Nieve, live at The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA, May 15, 1996. Sourced from a live KFOG FM broadcast.

Five tracks ("Just About Glad," "Why Can't A Man Stand Alone?," "My Dark Life," "All This Useless Beauty" and "Ship Of Fools") are officially released on Costello & Nieve (1996).


Disc 1
TitleWriter(s) Length
1. Just About Glad (Elvis solo)Declan MacManus 3:43
2. Starting To Come To Me (Elvis solo)Declan MacManus 3:45
3. (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes (Elvis solo)Elvis Costello 2:40
4. Little Atoms (Elvis solo)Declan MacManus 4:55
5. Temptation (new arrangement)Elvis Costello 4:30
6. You Bowed Down  Elvis Costello 5:12
7. Why Can't A Man Stand Alone?  Elvis Costello 5:38
8. The Long Honeymoon  Elvis Costello 4:39
9. Poor Fractured Atlas  Elvis Costello 5:35
10. Complicated Shadows  Declan MacManus 3:33
11. Just A Memory  Elvis Costello 4:42
12. God Give Me Strength  Burt Bacharach & Elvis Costello 7:16
13. God's Comic  Declan MacManus 7:30
Disc 2
TitleWriter(s) Length
1. The Other End Of The Telescope  Declan MacManus & Aimee Mann 5:44
2. Accidents Will Happen  Elvis Costello 3:37
3. All This Useless Beauty  Elvis Costello 5:57
4. It's Time  Elvis Costello 5:54
5. My Dark Life (Elvis solo)Elvis Costello 7:38
6. Ship Of Fools (Elvis solo)Jerry Garcia & Robert Hunter 7:10
7. Distorted Angel (not listed)Declan MacManus 5:49
8. Alison / Living A Little, Laughing A Little / Tracks Of My Tears /
Tears Of A Clown / No More Tearstained Make-Up / Clowntime Is Over
Costello / Bell, Creed / Robinson, Moore, Tarplin / Wonder, Cosby, Robinson / Robinson / Costello 6:07
9. Shallow Grave  Paul McCartney & Declan MacManus 2:59
10. Watching The Detectives  Elvis Costello 6:18
11. I Want To Vanish  Elvis Costello 4:37

Release information

  • Date: 1996____
  • Media: 2xCD
  • Catalogue number (comments): DickyPoo Productions 1800269


  • Great show, great sound quality - Harson Flenco
  • The sound is very good (8/10) and the performance is as brilliant as I remembered it (9/10). "My Dark Life" is particularly good. A couple of brief audio glitches here & there, but nothing too serious - T.J.Young
  • Very nice performance, excellent quality. Sounds more like it's from master tapes than a radio broadcast. EC is very relaxed and talkative. One of the best boots around - Francois Drouin
  • I'm going to be excessively hard on this and say that although it is an excellent boot, the sound could be better (9/10). I can also think of better song selections, it naturally relies too much on tracks from All This Useless Beauty. (Performance: 9/10) - Paul Hosken

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