Thursday, November 15, 2007

30th Anniversary Of My Aim Is True Concert

One of the greatest debut albums of the 70's was released 3o years ago and it was performed in it's entirety from top to bottom with the original arrangements and with most of the original musicians that played on the album.

On November 8th at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, Elvis Costello and the members of Clover recreated My Aim Is True, which they recorded together in 1977. This is the first time they have performed the album together live (Elvis explains this between songs) since the studio recording over 30 years ago. Clover was Elvis's backup band for the recording sessions. This one-time-only performance was a magical moment that must of been amazing to have witnessed, if I could have been anywhere in the world last Thurday, it would have been the Great American Music Hall. Elvis's first album opened my eyes to some incredible music that also opened the doors to some great new wave/pub rock bands such as Nick Lowe, Graham Parker, Dave Edmunds, Brinsley Schwarz, The Motors and Ducks Deluxe. The second set of the show consisted of songs written before 1977, either solo or with different combinations of Clover, all rare gems!

For a review of the show, San Francisco Chronicle

Elvis Costello (& Clover)
Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA November 8, 2007
(selected tracks-For the complete show: Dimeadozen or leave me a message)
Welcome to The Working Week
Miracle Man
(Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes
Less Than Zero
Mystery Dance
Waiting For The End Of The World
Watching The Detectives
(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding


steve said...


as someone who is Dimeadozen there anyway to get a copy of the Elvis and Clover show in the flac or shn format?


binky said...

I'll see if i can upload it in flac. I just got some more online storage space to hold larger files, but may take a while.

Thanks for the interest!

steve said...

thank you,

waiting patiently........

Harvey C. said...

Would love to have this in mp3, nothin' fancy!!! Thanks!!!

J.D. Hughes said...

My Aim IS True was the first record I ever bought with my own money and i taught myself to play drums to it. I would have sold my soul, or someone e;se's to be at this show. I would love to hear the whole thing if possible. Thanks again for all the great music.

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