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Elvis Costello Reviews

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Average customer review: 2.5 star rating (2.7 Stars)

Number of reviews: 42



1.0 star rating Connie from Louisville, Kentucky


Hated it! Sorry.

1.0 star rating Symon from Providence, Rhode Island


This may be an unfair review because I did not see the entire performance. I was excited to see Elvis after about 20 years (I first saw him at Brown University in 1978). Charlie Sexton's inclusion in the band was also a huge plus. I have always loved his work. At about 7:40 the show started. The sound quality was terrible! (to the point where it took half a minute to figure out what song Elvis was singing ("Is that Green Shirt?")). The band was lost in a muddy mix with some sort of bass fog permeating it. This improved somewhat over the next few songs but I then was treated to a run of four songs that left me cold. Either Side of the Same Town, Hetty O'Hara Confidential, Hey Clockface / How Can You Face Me? &The Death of Magic Thinking. The crowd seemed to appreciate them which I found baffling. This was followed by (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes. An excellent early song! Elvis was off key and his timing was off. This was followed by Stations of the Cross and my departure. Perhaps my feelings were exaggerated after seeing Midge Ure play a flawless solo acoustic set to about 75 people in Boston the night before. Perfect vocals, an excellent set list & great in between song insight into the songs. The contrast to that event and what took place at the PPAC last night was immense.

1.0 star rating J.t. from Indianapolis, Indiana


Horrible Sound!!! WTF...people payed over $70.00 and no one does a sound check? The set list was for someone...but not for me....maybe for E.C. Fifth show I have seen of his over the years...extremely disappointed. I stuck it because...because it was E.C. Several people left. I don't think there will be a sixth show. M.O.O.

1.0 star rating Jolly Brown from San Francisco, California


We walked out after 3 songs as the sound team for Elvis was a shade bit worse than terrible! NEVER COME SEE ELVIS AGAIN! AND PROBABLY NEVER AGAIN TO THE FOX!

1.0 star rating Love to listen. from Boston, Massachusetts


I went thinking I would make through Nick Lowe just to get to EC. Yet, Nick Lowe and his awesome band had me jumping in my seat. While EC was unbearable because sound was atrocious. So sad to see this same type of review over and over.

1.0 star rating Joe B from Atlantic City, New Jersey


I have been a longtime fan of EC and have seen him perform multiple times live during the past 30 years…last night’s show at The Ocean Resort was unlike any previous performance, unfortunately for all the wrong reasons…we initially thought that there must not have been a “sound” check” prior to the show because everything just seemed off…my GF had enough, and after only 6-7 songs, she decided to leave early…I hung in for another 2 songs, and then checked as well…not every performance will be epic, I get it…but something was definitely off in AC…I’ll give EC a mulligan on this one…Still love you Elvis!!!

1.0 star rating Ricardo from Kingston NY


Fire the soundman. Could barely hear a word of lyrics. Completely unbalanced musical noise. We walked out early. So disappointing and honestly, inexcusable with no redeeming social value. Time for EC to hang up the guitar strap. Feel bad for the other musicians to have to endure these terrible performances.


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