Friday's concert at Rival replaced the one that was set last fall when Elvis Costello received word that his father had been suddenly sick.
Now he's a few anecdotes about the father, whose diverse career in eftermälena crumbled down to it he became most famous for - participation in an advertising jingle for juice - and manages to make it sound completely natural.
There are not many who would go ashore with it, but Costello manages to be personal without being private , emotional without being sentimental.
This also applies to his performances, and also to some extent his songs. Already at the onset, he was an accomplished songwriter (if somewhat verbose), and then he sucked in influences from so many sources, including the classical music culture , the urgency admire his ability to get the most sound easy.
When he gives an example outside his discography and in front of a piano ballad is some chord progressions closest breakneck in a way that may bring to mind Todd Rundgren's 70's songs.
But it is as I said an exception and unlike Rundgren, who repeatedly got lost among the harmonies during his solo show at the Southern Theatre for this tour, is Elvis Costello carefully prepared.
He barely makes a single mistake throughout the concert, and if it is so as he says, that his children prevented his guitar exercises in recent years, he has bounced back quickly, because he is excellent at both fingerpicking and chord playing, and offers even Neil Young style guitar mangle.
Additionally, he is singing better than ever, varied and without exaggeration in vibrato and phrasing.
It will be a fine balance between the find - "Veronica", "Alison" - and harder materials.
When he bowed farewell the first time he has left half of the concert, and seems to have a hard time leaving the stage.
After two and a half hours he goes up one finger in the air to indicate that a song is left, but after an almost magical version of "I want you" he throws himself over one of their other guitars and pull up the audience with "What 's so funny about peace, love and understanding," and appears to be the one always hopes that Bob Dylan ever going to show up as: warm and generous