December 24, 2016 – 4:41 am

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Chicago 1977 [no label, 1CD]

Live at The Riviera, Chicago, IL; December 2, 1977 (also listed as December 3 and December 7). Very good FM broadcast.

We had shared a version of this show back in 2007 (click here).

Thanks to mdshrk1 - who recorded and shared this version (which was re-broadcast on October 30, 2016) at The Traders’ Den; and to glasnostrd19for keeping it alive at Dime.

glasnostrd19 noted:

Elvis Costello is an artist who isn’t usually on top of my play list, and a lot of that is because my favorite era of his is 1977-78, and most of those recordings are from rather aged and/or generated FM or audience tape recordings. This one was re-broadcast recently on one of the few stations left in America cool enough to do stuff like this (WXRT) and was recorded onto HD and kindly shared recently at The Traders’ Den by mdshrk1. Thanks a bunch to mdshrk1 for recording and sharing this. If you like ’70s EC, you will like this. Good serenade for your Cubuppance parties tonight.

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HD over FM > Sangean HDT-1 > Rotel-05 SE > SoundBlaster (Live! 24 bit External) > wav (CD Wave Editor) > flac

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Track 01. Welcome To The Working Week 1:12 (2.9MB)
Track 02. Angels Wanna Wear My Red Shoes 2:26 (5.8MB)
Track 03. Waiting For The End Of The World 3:56 (9.4MB)
Track 04. No Action 2:03 (4.9MB)
Track 05. The Beat 3:34 (8.6MB)
Track 06. Less Than Zero 3:03 (7.3MB)
Track 07. Radio Radio 2:43 (6.5MB)
Track 08. You Belong To Me 2:41 (6.4MB)
Track 09. Lipstick Vogue 4:28 (10.7MB)
Track 10. Watching The Detectives 5:07 (12.3MB)
Track 11. Pump It Up 2:37 (6.3MB)
Track 12. Miracle Man 4:13 (10.1MB)
Track 13. Mystery Dance 2:25 (5.8MB)
41 mins

Old Waldorf, San Francisco, CA
November 15, 1977 (late show excerpts)

Track 14. No Dancing 2:41 (6.4MB)
Track 15. I’m Not Angry 4:36 (11.0MB)
Track 16. I Don’t Want to Go to Chelsea 3:14 (7.8MB)
Track 17. Living in Paradise 3:52 (9.3MB)
Track 18. Allison 3:55 (9.4MB)
19 mins

Elvis Costello - guitar, vocals
Steve Nieve - keyboards
Bruce Thomas - bass
Pete Thomas - drums

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  1. 5 Responses to “ELVIS COSTELLO - CHICAGO 1977”

  2. excellent shows and a fine recording! is the rest of the san francisco show available? thanks bigO!

    By barth on Dec 24, 2016

  3. great show reminds me of my bootleg lp collecting days.

    By phil on Dec 26, 2016

  4. What a great show! Love the hot mix.

    Thanks, and Happy New Year.

    By Jack Spratt on Dec 28, 2016

  5. This is great! Thanks!

    By Steve on Dec 30, 2016

  6. i know one of you fanatics will steer me to the hot club(phili wmmr?) show [email protected]

    By lee on May 29, 2018

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