Mark My Words, January 20, 2012

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Mark My Words

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Elvis Costello & The Imposters

State Theatre, Minneapolis

Mark My Words

Elvis Costello, the Spectacular Spinning Songbook Tour at the State Theater.

So amazing! Elvis sang about 30 songs over almost three hours. I had high expectations for my first time seeing EC in concert, and this show definitely exceeded them. I can't believe how much energy Elvis has.

Elvis did some medleys where he mixed all kinds of songs together, both his own and other people's, and I thought to myself that these medleys kind of explained his vision of music. Costello probably sees all kinds of music as being linked together, since his own music is so diverse. He gets the links between Broadway, jazz, rock, blues, country, folk, and just about any other genre you could name.

Costello is a great showman, as he showed when he talked to the audience members who came up to spin the songbook wheel. He ended up performing just about every song listed on the wheel! Highlights included a gorgeous version of "Shipbuilding," "Beyond Belief," "Everyday I Write the Book," which segued into Prince's "Purple Rain," and lovely solo versions of "A Slow Drag with Josephine," and "Jimmie Standing in the Rain."

For the first time on this blog, the photo is one that I took from my seat.


Tags: State TheatreMinneapolisThe ImpostersThe Revolver TourSpectacular Spinning SongbookShipbuildingBeyond BeliefPurple RainPrinceEveryday I Write The BookA Slow Drag With JosephineJimmie Standing In The Rain

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Mark My Words, January 20, 2012


Mark My Words reviews great Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Wednesday, June 29, 2011, State Theatre, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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