Elvis Costello & The Imposters – Colston Hall, Bristol

Tonight Elvis was on tour accompanied by the giant wheel of the Spectacular Spinning Songbook. Unsuspecting volunteers were dragged up onto stage to spin the wheel and pick a song, and if they were really unlucky they were persuaded into the cage to dance. This gave us nearly three hours of music, interspersed with a bit of banter. The last 20 minutes or so was an up-tempo run through of some old classics to finish the night off.

At some point in the next couple of days the tracklisting will appear.

I Hope You’re Happy Now
Heart Of The City
Mystery Dance
Radio Radio
Spin 1 – Good Year For The Roses
Spin 2 – I’ve Been Wrong Before
Spin 3 – Chelsea
Spin 4 – “Imperial Chocolate” Jackpot
Shabby Doll
Almost Blue
Honey, Are You Straight Or Are You Blind?
Spin 5 – The Comedians
Spin 6 – Watching The Detectives/Help Me
Spin 7 – The Stations Of The Cross/Get Ready
The Hammer Of Songs – Oliver’s Army
Less Than Zero – IMPROMPTU
Spin 8 – Cash – Cry Cry Cry
Spin 9 – Accidents Will Happen
Spin 10 – God’s Comic
Beyond Belief – IMPROMPTU
Spin 11 – National Ransom

Interlude
A Slow Drag With Josephine – Napoleon Solo
Jimmie Standing In The Rain- Napoleon Solo
Tramp The Dirt Down – with the Imposters
Shipbuilding

Finale
Greenshirt
Red Shoes
Pump It Up
Peace, Love And Understanding
I Want You