June 26, 2019 – 2:55 am


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Chicago 1996 [no label, 2CD]
Live at Park West, Chicago, IL; May 18, 1996. Very good FM broadcast (officially released recordings removed).

For anyone looking to have a complete collection of all the FM shows from which the 1996 Coslello & Nieve box set were sourced.

Thanks to Dan Haugh for the original recording; Bill Tetzeli for the transfer; and to Spex001 for sharing the show at Dime.

FM > ? > Dan Haugh’s DAT (32 khz)
Transferred by Bill Tetzeli: Sony DTC-790 (analog out) > Tascam HD-P2 (16 bit/44.1 khz) > WAV > FLAC

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (320 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Intro 0:48
Track 102. Just About Glad 3:47
103. Starting to Come to Me - Omitted *
104. Red Shoes - Omitted **
Track 105. Little Atoms 5:41
Track 106. Temptation 4:14
Steve Nieve joins Elvis on piano
Track 107. You Bowed Down 6:56
Track 108. Why Can’t A Man Stand Alone 4:08
109. Lonely Honeymoon - Omitted *
Track 110. Poor Fractured Atlas 5:09
Track 111. Complicated Shadows 3:53
Track 112. Just a Memory 6:21
Track 113. God Give Me Strength 5:27
Track 114. God’s Comic 9:27
115. The Other End of the Telescope - Omitted *
Track 116. Accidents Will Happen 3:47
Track 117. All This Useless Beauty 5:20
Track 118. It’s Time 5:47
71 mins

* Found on the 1996 Costello & Nieve box set.
** From ONXRT Live From The Archives Volume 11.

Disc 2
Track 201. Unwanted Number 5:13
Track 202. Passionate Flight 3:26
Track 203. My Funny Valentine 3:36
Track 204. Oliver’s Army 4:25
Track 205. Distorted Angel 6:33
206. All the Rage - Omitted *
Track 207. Alison 8:51
Track 208. Shallow Grave 3:10
209. Watching the Detectives - Omitted *
Track 210. I Want to Vanish 4:28
40 mins

Click here to order the Costello & Nieve box set.


  2. There is only one Elvis and his name is PRESLEY

    By HHH on Jun 26, 2019

  3. Who is this bozo

    By Smashmouth on Jun 26, 2019

  4. Love Elvis Costello, one of the great singer / songwriters of the last 40 plus years . This show however has so many ommited songs that it kills the flow of the show . It is a buzzkill. Because of the ommited songs I’ll pass on this one . I really doubt that the Web Sheriff is really concerned about a 23 year old show .

    By Bill on Jun 26, 2019

  5. Yawn the same old tired boring schtick. Every post without let up. I didnt know there were so many idiots on the internet

    By ron on Jun 26, 2019


    By U L E on Jun 26, 2019

  7. Twernt me above another fake .

    By U L E on Jun 26, 2019

  8. Rumor has it Elvis C gots a Lil Un

    By U L E on Jun 26, 2019

  9. Rumor has it Elvis P had a Big Un

    By U L E on Jun 26, 2019

  10. That’s why he was the king .

    By U L E on Jun 26, 2019

  11. Did someone say Jew .

    By Der Fuhrer on Jun 26, 2019

  12. What’s with all the missing songs ? It really sucks .

    By Pat Grooms on Jun 26, 2019

  13. If these songs are officially released ‘ I sure as hell couldnt find them . Can find anything in the stores anymore. And shopping on line is a hassle.Too many hackers and identity theft to take the risk . My mom got scammed when she called a support number for H P and they wanted to access her computer for viruses, for a fee of course . She had trouble connecting her printer on line . She later found a legitimate HP number and they walked her through it for free . Beware of support numbers for legitimate companies. Many scams . It’s usually some asshole with an Indian accent.

    By Pat Grooms on Jun 26, 2019

  14. Pat, It’s a very short 5CD set. Bost,NY, Chicago,
    LA and SF. Each CD has around 6 cuts. It’s basically like a singles Sampler.

    The LA and Chicago omissions make up two entire CDs of LA and Chicago.I had no idea, until the BigO releases, that thesewere such extensive programs and that they were radio performances. Try YouTube.

    I converted the AIFFs to MP3s and inderted them in the omissions slots.

    By fred astaire jr on Jun 26, 2019

  15. Pat and everyone,
    If you check back to LA, you might be able to fill in two of the omissions. Just re-lable them for
    the Chicago format.

    By fred astaire jr on Jun 26, 2019

  16. Dear BigO,

    I have the Costello/Nieve Box and Track 104, Red Shoes, is NOT on the Chicago CD . I think you can post it without violating your legal release rule.

    You correctly made omissions on the LA Tr0ubador CD

    By fred astaire jr on Jun 26, 2019

  17. Yeah sure U L E HHH et al that’s why Presley died on the toilet at 42 with months of impacted faeces up his ass, a junkie speed freak addicted to prescription downers to help combat the amphet and surrounded by men who couldn’t even be bothered to check on him. The autopsy revealed massive amounts of amphetamines, barbiturates, and opiates.
    Some King you got yourselves there. . . . . .

    We’ll stick to Costello who at least could write play and sing his own songs songs, had something to say and is still saying it. Presley scarcely a warbling slurring crooner, self parodying joke in a fat suit and only third biggest selling warbler in the the US.

    By swappers on Jun 27, 2019

  18. Elvis to me was not that big . I don’t know how those rumors got started. I had to be satisfied so I had many affairs with well hung studs . Both Sonny and Red West were huge and pounded me on occasion. Likewise James Burton and JD Sumner . Tom Jones used to come to the mansion and Elvis loved watching Tom pound me with his giant prick .

    By Priscilla Presley on Jun 28, 2019

  19. Elvis also put a pair of socks in his pants to get the ladies excited. Maybe that’s what started the rumors .

    By Priscilla Presley on Jun 28, 2019

  20. Priscilla, your daughter married a what?

    By Bozo on Jun 28, 2019

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