Elvis Costello Detour Live At Liverpool Philharmonic Hall (2015) on Blu-Ray
Featuring Larkin Poe!
In a little over 100 minutes in front of his home crowd (and his Mum), Elvis Costello, performer and songwriter extraordinaire, takes you on a musical journey through his vast songbook. It's a solo show like no other. Set in a 1960s living room with an oversized television broadcasting never-seen-before personal photos, Detour Live At Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, sees Costello up front and proto-punk with guitar, powerfully heartfelt at the grand piano, and in playful mood sat down with the uke.
Digging deep into his catalogue, breakthrough songs like "Watching The Detectives" sit alongside rarities like "45," emotive Bob Dylan reinventions such as "Down On The Bottom," and barnstorming renditions of collaborative work like the Paul McCartney co-written song, "Pads, Paws and Claws." And in between songs, Costello's patter treats the audience to stories about his earliest memories and reveals through anecdotes about his family the origins of his music and traveling life.
Spontaneously entertaining, acerbically witty and slapstick funny, looking back to look forward, and at times challengingly intimate, expect the unexpected and be ready to ride the full gamut of emotions as you revel in this faithfully shot and recorded film of Elvis Costello: Detour Live At Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. Larkin Poe, a bluegrass and roots rock sister act from Atlanta, also makes a strong cameo appearance here.