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Facebook: The Immobile Tour Backstage

On March 18, 2020, around the time France went into lockdown to counter the global pandemic, Steve Nieve's Facebook page began The Daily Improvisation. This comprised between 30 minutes and an hour of live music by Steve Nieve with the assistance of his wife Muriel Teodori and stepson AJUQ from their home in France. After 60 or so shows, as lockdown eased, but he was still unable to tour, Steve introduced The Immobile Tour and The Immobile Tour backstage, developing the daily show into a twice monthly (or more) show on a subscription model.

Elvis Costello's songs are played frequently. Elvis himself has appeared regularly (from Canada through videoconferencing). Alex Cornish, Chris Difford and My Darling Clementine have also appeared.
Details of how to subscribe are available through his website.



Time Song Vocals Instruments  From By
The Immobile Tour BackStage — Friday, July 24, 2020 (subscription only)

Welcome Party

00:54 Wilkommen Muriel piano Cabaret John Kander, Fred Ebb
10:00 Eight Days A Week instrumental piano, drums Beatles For Sale The Beatles
13:57 (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes AJUQ piano My Aim Is True Elvis Costello
16:44 Welcome To The Working Week Steve piano, drums My Aim Is True Elvis Costello
18:56 Welcome To The Working Week (reprise) instrumental piano, drums My Aim Is True Elvis Costello
22:20 Unfailing Welcome To The Voice AJUQ piano Welcome To The Voice Steve Nieve, Muriel Teodori
28:45 Heart Of The City Steve piano, drums Pure Pop For Now People Nick Lowe
31:45 Once Upon A Time In America - snippet instrumental piano Once Upon A Time In America (OST) Ennio Morricone
32:36 Blind Willie McTell - snippet Steve piano The Bootleg Series Volumes 1-3 Bob Dylan
Day 60 — Sunday, July 26, 2020 (part one)
Day 60, (part two)

Question Special with guest Elvis Costello

00:00 Why? Steve, Muriel piano Diva Annie Lennox
04:21 Wouldn't It Be Nice -snippet Steve, Muriel, AJUQ piano, drums Pet Sounds The Beach Boys
05:37 Where Is Love? -snippet Steve piano Oliver! Lionel Bart
05:53 Where Did Your Heart Go? -snippet Steve, Muriel piano Was (Not Was) Was (Not Was)
06:08 (Where Do I Begin?) Love Story instrumental piano Love Story (soundtrack) Francis Lai
07:34 How? Steve piano Imagine John Lennon
11:56 Ou Est Vrai? AJUQ piano unreleased AJUQ
16:40 Why Can't A Man Stand Alone? AJUQ piano All This Useless Beauty Elvis Costello
21:20 Elvis joins
00:00 New Facebook Feed From here onwards the show was only available to subscribers to the Immobile Tour BackStage
01:53 How Deep Is The Red? Elvis guitar Secret, Profane & Sugarcane Elvis Costello
06:17 Do You Believe In Magic Elvis guitar, piano Do You Believe In Magic The Lovin' Spoonful
18:57 Is Your Love In Vain? Elvis guitar Street Legal Bob Dylan
24:41 Honey, Are You Straight Or Are You Blind? Elvis guitar, piano Blood & Chocolate Elvis Costello
29:15 Do You Know What I'm Saying? Elvis guitar, piano Now Ain't The Time For Your Tears Wendy James & Elvis Costello
43:40 Why Won't Heaven Help Me? instrumental piano Look Now Elvis Costello
45:27 Does Your Doll Speak Elvis guitar A Face In The Crowd Elvis Costello
50:00 EC rings off --- --- --- ---
52:25 One Of Us AJUQ, Muriel piano Relish Joan Osborne
56:45 One More Light AJUQ piano One More Light Linkin Park
1:01:34 EC rejoins --- --- --- ---
1:02:34 (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding? Elvis, Steve, AJUQ, Muriel guitar, piano, drums Armed Forces Elvis Costello
1:07:10 EC rings off again --- --- --- ---
1:08:32 (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding? AJUQ, Steve, Muriel piano, drums Armed Forces Elvis Costello
Sunday, August 23, 2020, (part one)

(part two)
Parents Special with guest Chris Difford

00:00 Mother Steve piano The Wall Pink Floyd
00:00 Father And Son Steve, AJUQ piano Tea For The Tillerman Yusuf Islam
00:00 Sylvia's Mother Steve piano Doctor Hook Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show
00:00 Father, Why Are We On The Run In This Country? AJUQ piano unreleased? AJUQ
00:00 Sins Of My Father Steve piano, drums Real Gone Tom Waits
00:00 All Grown Up Steve piano, drums Mighty Like A Rose Elvis Costello
00:00 new Facebook feed From here onwards the show was only available to subscribers to the Immobile Tour BackStage
00:10 Kooks Steve piano Hunky Dory David Bowie
04:00 Chris Difford joins --- --- --- ---
07:15 Parents Chris guitar, piano Chris To The Mill Chris Difford
15:50 Lamas Fayre Chris guitar Chris To The Mill Chris Difford
25:35 Battersea Boys Chris guitar, piano The Last Temptation of Chris Chris Difford
32:28 Up The Junction Chris guitar, piano Argybargy Squeeze
39:05 Chris Difford leaves --- --- --- ---
39:50 Mother Steve piano, drums John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band John Lennon
00:00  ?? AJUQ piano --?-- --?--
00:00 My Three Sons AJUQ piano Momofuku Elvis Costello
00:00 Unwanted Number instrumental piano, drums Look Now Elvis Costello & The Imposters
00:00 I Am A Child Steve piano Decade Neil Young
Immobile Tour Backstage - Sunday, August 30, 2020

Songs About Liquids Special

00:03 Down Among The Wines And Spirits Steve piano Secret, Profane & Sugarcane Elvis Costello & The Sugarcanes
03:25 Sparkling Day Steve piano, drums In Motion Pictures Elvis Costello
06:39 Still Steve piano, drums North Elvis Costello
10:36 I Still Have That Other Girl - snippet instrumental piano Painted From Memory Elvis Costello & Burt Bacharach
10:50 Still Too Soon To Know - snippet instrumental piano Brutal Youth Elvis Costello
12:10 The River In Reverse Steve piano, drums The River In Reverse Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint
16:39 No Milk Today Steve piano, drums There's A Kind Of Hush Herman's Hermits
20:10 Wind On The Water AJUQ piano Wind On The Water Crosby and Nash
27:24 Why Does It Always Rain On Me? AJUQ piano The Man Who Travis
35:05 Sour Milk Cow Blues Steve piano, drums Goodbye Cruel World Elvis Costello
38:15 Waterloo Sunset Steve piano, drums Something Else By The Kinks The Kinks
43:05 Once Upon A Time In America - snippet instrumental piano Once Upon A Time In America - soundtrack Ennio Morricone
44:53 Teardrop AJUQ piano Mezzanine Massive Attack
52:09 Rain Steve piano B-side of "Paperback Writer" The Beatles
55:50 EC and Diana's wedding Steve story
58:02 Riverbed Steve piano Whereabouts Ron Sexsmith
1:03:35 Blood On The Leather AJUQ beatbox, piano unreleased AJUQ
1:08:16 Before - snippet instrumental piano It's Raining Somewhere Steve Nieve
1:09:20 Tears Before Bedtime AJUQ, Steve, Muriel piano, drums Imperial Bedroom Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Immobile Tour Backstage - Saturday, September 12, 2020

Immobile Tour Backstage News

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Immobile Tour Backstage - Sunday, September 13, 2020, (part one)

(part two)
What Day Is It Anyway? special

00:00 Almost Blue instrumental piano --- ---
07:58 Cello instrumental piano Mumu Steve Nieve
13:10 The Lost Interview Steve story (spoken) Almost True (unpublished book) Steve Nieve
20:00 I Hope That I Don't Fall In Love With You Steve piano Closing Time Tom Waits
26:26 Ferry To Shelter Island instrumental piano Lazy Point Steve Nieve
30:15 new Facebook feed From here onwards the show was only available to subscribers to the Immobile Tour BackStage
01:50 What Love Can Be Steve, Muriel piano Songs For Mumu Volume Three Steve Nieve
08:30 I Feel Good (snippet) instrumental piano, drums I Got You (I Feel Good) James Brown
09:10 Hot Swap On The Clutch (pt. 1) Steve story (spoken) Almost True (unpublished book) Steve Nieve
24:10 Nottonville Steve piano Songs For Mumu Volume Three Steve Nieve
31:00 Hot Swap On The Clutch (pt. 2) Steve story (spoken) Almost True (unpublished book) Steve Nieve
40:07 Muriel On The Beach Steve piano Lazy Point Steve Nieve
Immobile Tour Backstage - Sunday, September 20, 2020

Songs You Can Eat Special Part 1 - "Amuse-bouche"

00:00 Burnt Sugar Is So Bitter instrumental piano, drum Look Now Elvis Costello & The Imposters
00:00 Pills And Soap instrumental piano, drum Punch The Clock Elvis Costello
00:00 Marie Provost Steve piano, drum Jesus Of Cool Nick Lowe
00:00 American Pie AJUQ piano American Pie Don Maclean
00:00 Strawberry Fields Forever instrumental piano, drums single with Penny Lane The Beatles
Immobile Tour Backstage - Sunday, September 27, 2020

Songs You Can Eat Special Part 2 with Special Guest, Elvis Costello

0:00:00 Tart instrumental piano When I Was Cruel Elvis Costello
0:06:09 That's Amore AJUQ piano Dean Martin Sings Dean Martin
0:09:51 Green Onions instrumental piano, drums Green Onions Booker T. & the M.G.'s
0:13:24 Strange Fruit Steve piano single Billie Holiday
0:18:55 Coffee And TV AJUQ piano 13 Blur
0:25:20 Chop Suey! AJUQ piano Toxicity System Of A Down
0:29:30 Elvis joins
0:32:55 Sugar Won't Work Elvis guitar Look Now Elvis Costello & The Imposters
0:37:03 Burnt Sugar Is So Bitter Elvis guitar, piano Look Now Elvis Costello & The Imposters
0:43:34 The Hippopotamus Song - snippet Elvis -- songs Flanders and Swann
0:56:00 Sweets For My Sweet / Ma Biche Elvis, Muriel guitar, piano Sweets For My Sweet The Drifters
1:02:24 So Like Candy Elvis guitar, piano Mighty Like A Rose Elvis Costello
1:07:10 Elvis leaves
1:08:30 Pulling Mussels From A Shell Steve piano Argybargy Squeeze
1:12:00 Champagne Supernova AJUQ piano (What's The Story) Morning Glory? Oasis
00:00 Candy Steve, Muriel piano, drums Brick By Brick Iggy Pop
00:00 Cinnamon Girl Muriel piano, drums Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere Neil Young
00:00 Sugar Sugar AJUQ piano, drums Everything's Archie The Archies
00:00 Outro jam instrumental piano, drums -- ? -- -- ? --
Immobile Tour Backstage - Sunday, October 18, 2020

Ciné Concert

00:00 Soundtrack to People on Sunday instrumental piano, keyboards unreleased Steve Nieve
Immobile Tour Backstage - Saturday, October 31, 2020

Halloween Night Special

00:00 So Like Candy / Halloween Soundtrack instrumental piano Mighty Like A Rose Elvis Costello / John Carpenter
06:10 I Put A Spell On You Steve piano, drums Single Screamin' Jay Hawkins
10:22 Zombie AJUQ piano No Need To Argue The Cranberries
15:15 Halloween (Bonfire Night) Steve piano ToGetHer Steve Nieve / Ron Sexsmith
20:50 Sympathy For The Devil AJUQ piano Beggars Banquet The Rolling Stones
26:00 The Man Comes Around Steve piano, beatbox American IV: The Man Comes Around Johnny Cash
32:30 --?-- AJUQ piano, backing track --?-- --?--
37:15 Thriller AJUQ piano, beat box Thriller Michael Jackson
41:33 Creep AJUQ piano Pablo Honey Radiohead
46:50 I Want Candy AJUQ piano, drums Single The Strangeloves
52:05 Complicated Shadows AJUQ piano All This Useless Beauty / Secret, Profane & Sugarcane Elvis Costello
Immobile Tour Backstage - Sunday, November 8, 2020

"Goodbye Trump" with special guests My Darling Clementine

00:00 Winner Takes It All Muriel piano Super Trouper ABBA
00:00 Go Away Steve piano Momofuku Elvis Costello
00:00 Dancing In The Street Steve piano Dance Party Martha And The Vandellas
00:00 AJUQ joins from Paris --- --- --- ---
00:00 Goodbye Girl AJUQ piano and beat box East Side Story Squeeze
00:00 AJUQ leaves --- --- --- ---
00:00 People Have The Power Steve piano Dream Of Life Patti Smith
00:00 My Darling Clementine join --- --- --- ---
00:00 I Lost You Lou, Michael guitar, piano National Ransom Elvis Costello
00:00 I'll Wear It Proudly Lou, Michael guitar, piano King Of America Elvis Costello
00:00 Good Year For The Roses Lou, Michael guitar, piano Almost Blue Elvis Costello / George Jones
00:00 The Embers And The Flame Lou, Michael guitar, piano, penny whistle Still Testifying My Darling Clementine
00:00 Eugene Lou and Michael guitar, piano Still Testifying My Darling Clementine
00:00 Your Cheatin' Heart Lou, Michael, Mabel guitar, piano Single Hank Williams
00:00 My Darling Clementine leave --- --- --- ---
00:00 The Other End Of The Telescope Steve piano All This Useless Beauty Elvis Costello
00:00 Shot With His Own Gun Muriel piano Trust Elvis Costello
00:00 Almost Blue Muriel piano Imperial Bedroom Elvis Costello
00:00 Fish 'N' Chip Paper Steve piano Trust Elvis Costello
00:00 Motel Matches instrumental piano Trust Elvis Costello
00:00 Muriel On The Beach instrumental piano Lazy Point Steve Nieve
Immobile Tour Backstage - Sunday, November 15, 2020

Confidence and Doubt Special

00:00 Sense Of Doubt /Remove This Doubt Steve piano Low / David Bowie /The Supremes
00:00 I Want To Vanish Steve, Muriel piano All This Useless Beauty Elvis Costello
00:00 E.C. joins
00:00 Still Too Soon To Know Elvis piano Brutal Youth Elvis Costello
00:00 I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself Elvis piano Dusty Springfield
00:00 Head Full Of Doubt, Road Full Of Promise Steve piano I And Love And You Avett Brothers
00:00 Free Will And Testament Steve piano EPs Robert Wyatt
00:00 Downtown Train Steve piano Rain Dogs Tom Waits
00:00 When I'm 64 Muriel, Steve piano Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band The Beatles
00:00 Poor Fractured Atlas Steve piano All This Useless Beauty Elvis Costello
00:00 Beyond Belief Steve, Muriel piano Imperial Bedroom Elvis Costello
00:00 Confident Again Steve piano Mumu Steve Nieve
00:00 Losing My Religion Steve piano Out Of Time R.E.M.
Immobile Tour Backstage - Sunday, November 22, 2020

with Alex Cornish

00:00 The Last Confession Of Vivian Whip instrumental piano Hey Clockface Elvis Costello & Le Quintette Saint Germain
03:30 unboxing of Armed Forces Box Set
05:35 Party Girl Steve piano Armed Forces Elvis Costello & The Attractions
00:00 The Shame Steve piano Call Back Alex Cornish
17:00 No Flag Steve piano Hey Clockface Elvis Costello
26:20 So Long To Looking In Alex piano So Long To Looking In Alex Cornish
34:08 Storm To Pass Alex piano, violin, guitar No Shore Alex Cornish
44:45 Watching The Detectives Alex piano My Aim Is True (U.S. release) Elvis Costello
52:50 Hang On The Word (adapted from Muriel On The Beach) Alex piano Hang On The Word Alex Cornish /Steve Nieve
59:00 Pump It Up Alex, Muriel guitar, violin, piano and loops This Year's Model Elvis Costello
1:07:56 Don't Hold Me Back Alex guitar Call Back Alex Cornish
00:00 Muriel On The Beach instrumental Steve piano Steve Nieve
Immobile Tour Backstage - Sunday, November 29, 2020

The Immobile Tour flies around The Clockface with guest Elvis Costello.

00:00 Unknown instrumental piano --?-- --?--
04:05 I Can't Say Her Name AJUQ piano Hey Clockface Elvis Costello & Le Quintette Saint Germain
06:35 No Flag AJUQ, Muriel, Steve piano Hey Clockface Elvis Costello
12:18 They're Not Laughing At Me Now AJUQ & Muriel piano Hey Clockface Elvis Costello & Le Quintette Saint Germain
16:58 Hetty O'Hara Confidential AJUQ & Muriel piano Hey Clockface Elvis Costello & Le Quintette Saint Germain
21:44 What Is It That I Need That I Don't Already Have? AJUQ piano Hey Clockface Elvis Costello & Le Quintette Saint Germain
27:49 I Do (Zula's Song) AJUQ, Muriel piano, brushes Hey Clockface Elvis Costello & Le Quintette Saint Germain
32:55 The Last Confession Of Vivian Whip Steve piano Hey Clockface Elvis Costello & Le Quintette Saint Germain
36:30 The Whirlwind - incomplete AJUQ & Muriel piano Hey Clockface Elvis Costello & Le Quintette Saint Germain
38:15 E.C. joins Discussion of recording Hey Clockface.
43:40 Untitled outtake from the Helsinki Sessions to follow I Do (Zula's Song) Elvis drum machine and samples unreleased Elvis Costello
46:50 Hey Clockface / How Can You Face Me? Elvis, Muriel guitar, piano Hey Clockface Elvis Costello & Le Quintette Saint Germain
52:30 E.C. leaves
55:34 The Whirlwind - reprise AJUQ, Muriel piano Hey Clockface Elvis Costello & Le Quintette Saint Germain
1:00:40 Byline AJUQ piano Hey Clockface Elvis Costello & Le Quintette Saint Germain
1:04:13 Hey Clockface / How Can You Face Me? instrumental piano, drums Hey Clockface Elvis Costello & Le Quintette Saint Germain
Immobile Tour Backstage - Sunday, December 6, 2020

It's Raining Somewhere.

00:00 Jimmie Standing In The Rain - incomplete instrumental piano National Ransom Elvis Costello
00:00 instrumental --- piano It's Raining Somewhere Steve Nieve
00:00 Rain Dogs Steve, Muriel piano Rain Dogs Tom Waits
00:00 Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain Steve piano single Roy Acuff
00:00 Spoken extract from It's Raining Somewhere Muriel It's Raining Somewhere Steve Nieve
00:00 --?-- instrumental piano It's Raining Somewhere Steve Nieve
00:00 Spoken extract from It's Raining Somewhere Steve It's Raining Somewhere Steve Nieve
00:00 --?-- instrumental piano It's Raining Somewhere Steve Nieve
00:00 Spoken extract from It's Raining Somewhere Muriel, Steve It's Raining Somewhere Steve Nieve
00:00 Co-Pilot Steve piano Steve Nieve
00:00 AJUQ joins
00:00 Rain AJUQ, Muriel piano Breaking mental
00:00 Why Does It Always Rain On Me? AJUQ, Muriel, Steve piano The Man Who.. Travis
00:00 Black Rainbow (pre-recorded video) Annie Clark (St Vincent) guitar, piano
00:00 Somewhere Over The Rainbow instrumental piano
Immobile Tour Backstage - Thursday, December 10, 2020

Painted From Memory From Paris with guest Benmont Tench. (Part One)(Part Two)

00:00 This House Is Empty Now Muriel piano Painted From Memory Elvis Costello & Burt Bacharach
00:00 Toledo Steve piano Painted From Memory Elvis Costello & Burt Bacharach
00:00 The Sweetest Punch Steve piano Painted From Memory Elvis Costello & Burt Bacharach
00:00 God Give Me Strength Muriel piano Painted From Memory Elvis Costello & Burt Bacharach
00:00 The Long Division Steve piano Painted From Memory Elvis Costello & Burt Bacharach
00:00 My Thief instrumental piano Painted From Memory Elvis Costello & Burt Bacharach
00:00 I Still Have That Other Girl Steve, Muriel piano Painted From Memory Elvis Costello & Burt Bacharach
00:00 Painted From Memory Steve piano Painted From Memory Elvis Costello & Burt Bacharach
00:00 new Facebook & Instagram feeds From here onwards the show was only available to subscribers to the Immobile Tour BackStage
00:00 I Do Not Miss You (Nostalgia #2) Steve piano ToGetHer Steve Nieve & Glenn Tilbrook
01:15 Broken Bicycles Steve, Muriel piano One From The Heart Tom Waits
12:05 Painted From Memory Steve (mostly instrumental) piano Painted From Memory Elvis Costello & Burt Bacharach
14:20 Over The Rainbow (incomplete) instrumental piano The Wizard Of Oz Judy Garland
17:30 Muriel On The Beach (incomplete) instrumental piano Lazy Point Steve Nieve
19:15 Benmont Tench joins
26:55 Benmont Tench leaves
28:58 Accidents Will Happen Steve piano Armed Forces Elvis Costello & The Attractions
32:15 Just A Memory Steve piano Taking Liberties & Costello & Nieve Elvis Costello
Immobile Tour Backstage - Sunday, December 20, 2020

Good Mood.

00:00 Muriel On Main Beach instrumental piano Steve Nieve
00:00 Morning Mood instrumental piano New World Symphony Dvorak
00:00 Steve, AJUQ, Muriel piano, drums
00:00 Can You Feel The Love Tonight? AJUQ, Muriel piano The Lion King Elton John
00:00 I'm In The Mood Again Steve, AJUQ piano North Elvis Costello
00:00 (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes AJUQ, Muriel piano, drums My Aim Is True Elvis Costello
00:00 Wonderful Tonight AJUQ piano --?-- Eric Clapton
00:00 The Christmas Song Steve piano --?-- Nat King Cole
00:00 Saperlipopette AJUQ piano, drums --?-- AJUQ
00:00 I Saved The World Today AJUQ piano Peace Eurythmics
00:00 (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding? AJUQ, Steve, Muriel piano The New Favourites of ... Brinsley Schwarz Brinsley Schwarz
00:00 Have Yourselves A Merry Little Christmas AJUQ piano
Immobile Tour Backstage - Thursday, December 31, 2020

Lo Res New Years Eve Show with guests Elvis Costello, Sophie Auster, Cali, Alex Cornish, Chris Difford, Davey Faragher, Benmont Tench, Pete Thomas, Glenn Tilbrook, Kathryn Williams.

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