Sunday, November 06, 2016

Elvis Costello and the Impostors @ Beacon Theater

Elvis Costello and the Impostors
@ Beacon Theater
New York, NY - November 6, 2016

Elvis Costello brought the Impostors and some snazzy vocalists to dress up his remembrance of his Imperial Bedroom record of many years ago. In between the songs of that album, he called up a decent amount of work outside of it. Like at his solo detour show of a month ago, Elvis fixed up "Watching the Detectives" with a background of fantastic film noir posters and he again played songs from the Face in the Crowd musical he's been working on and from another Bacharach collaboration long hoped for a production. 

For some, Imperial Bedroom is not an easily loved album like many of its predecessors and what has come after. Furthermore the acoustics of the Beacon can pose a challenge to just about anyone not doing a purely acoustic set. Yet Elvis and the gang found a way to make it all work, always driven by the immaculate articulate vision of the man himself.


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