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Elvis Costello & The Imposters: Live In Memphis

Originally hailed as the next Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello has proven to be a songwriter, musical entertainer and composer more on a par with the late Duke Ellington. This well produced live performance document captures Elvis with his signature Van Morrison-inspired vocal attack on such iconic songs as "Radio Radio," "Blue Chair" and "High Fidelity," as well as in captivating duets with Emmylou Harris on "I Still Miss Someone," "Heart Shaped Bruise," "Wheels" and "My Baby’s Gone." Filmed at the small Hi Tone Café in Memphis, Elvis and band mates Steve Nieve (on keyboards), Pete Thomas (on drums) and Davey Faragher (on bass guitar) perform a raucous set of 24 great songs. Special features include an intimate Mississippi road trip with Elvis Costello and Pete Thomas and a brief featurette about preparations for the show. Aspect ratio is 16:9, with sound quality processed in choice of Dolby Stereo, Dolby 5.1 Surround or DTS Surround. (Movie – Four Stars, DVD features – Four Stars) Not Rated, 165 mins. (Eagle Vision)

October 6, 2005 in Music | Permalink