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Connections [no label, 1CD]

Fan compilation. Various dates and venues. Mix of audience, soundboard and radio recordings.

Thanks to giona for sharing the tracks at Dime.

giona noted:

Here’s an upgraded version of my 2020 compilation. I added a pair of Neil songs recenly played live by Rusty + used some recently surfaced better sounding songs from the 1990 Bridge Benefit show. I hope you’ll enjoy it and if you have any suggestions to get an upgraded o more complete compilation please let me know…

I did this compilation which was floating over my mind for a long time as Neil and Elvis are two of my all time favourites… Neil and Elvis sharing the stage at the Bridge Benefit concert back in 1990 was one of the highlights of my musical life and here upgraded with a recently surfaced SBD version.

This upgraded compilation include a sbd live version of Rusty performing Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere/Dance Dance Dance medley.
This compilation includes:
- Neil And Elvis sharing the stage on a song (tracks #2,3,10)
- Elvis playing Neil songs (tracks #6,7,8,9,11)
- Elvis playing a snippet of a Neil song, usually Down By The River, in the middle of one of his own song (tracks #1,4,5,12)
As an extra I included a live version of Elvis playing King Midas in Reverse along with Graham Nash, author of this song (track #13)

Missing on this compilation are Neil songs played by EC at the beginning of his career. I don’t believe any recording has ever circulated from 1972-1973 gigs. Dance Dance Dance and Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere have been recently played with the resurrection of Rusty while Heart of Gold and Old Man are still unavailable. I didn’t find any recording of Albuquerque played as a snippet during a performance of Pump it Up in Albuquerque back in 2015, it would have been great to include.

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Track 01. Pump it Up including Down By The River snippet [Hibiya Kokaido Tokyo 1989-07-23] 6:49
Track 02. Veronica including snippet of The Ways of Love [Bridge Benefit Mountainview 1990-10-26] 4:39
Track 03. Alison (Elvis & Neil) [Bridge Benefit Mountainview 1990-10-26] 3:13
Track 04. Down By The River (Neil & Elvis) [Bridge Benefit Mountainview 1990-10-26] 8:21
Track 05. I Want You including a short snippet of Down by the River [TIM Festival Rio De Janeiro 2005-10-23] 10:31
Track 06. (When You’re On) The Losing End [MusiCares Person Of The Year Los Angeles 2010-01-29] 3:49
Track 07. Love in Mind [Hal Willner’s Neil Young Project Vancouver 2010-02-18] 2:36
Track 08. Cowgirl in the Sand [Hal Willner’s Neil Young Project Vancouver 2010-02-18] 6:43
Track 09. Cinnamon Girl [Hal Willner’s Neil Young Project Vancouver 2010-02-18] 3:18
Track 10. Tell Me Why [Bridge Benefit Mountainview 2010-10-23] 2:19
Track 11. Brand New Heartache (Neil & Elvis & Emmylou Harris) [Bridge Benefit Mountainview 2010-10-23] 2:34
Track 12. Watching The Detectives including few verses of Down by the River [Granada Theatre Santa Barbara 2012-09-30] 8:31
Track 13. King Midas in Reverse (EC & Graham Nash) [Bridge Benefit Mountainview 2013-10-26] 3:40
Track 14. Everybody Knows this is Nowhere [Rusty - Golden Gate Park 2022-10-01] 2:02
Track 15. Dance Dance Dance [Rusty - Golden Gate Park 2022-10-01] 1:49
71 mins

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  2. A big ole foot long hoagie is what this fella has in his trousers by all reports. This dude is big in the britches.

    By ELU on Feb 1, 2023

  3. Rumor has it Elvis C gots a Lil Un

    By U L E on Feb 1, 2023

  4. Rumor has it Elvis P had a Big Un

    By U L E on Feb 1, 2023

  5. Elvis P was the king of Rock as well as the king of Coc K

    By U L E on Feb 1, 2023

  6. Who starts these rumors?

    By Jocko P on Feb 1, 2023

  7. Who is this “Rusty” mentioned in the write-up for this collection? Is that some alias Elvis Costello used for a while?

    By Rocky on Feb 1, 2023

  8. Do a search, dumbass. I should have beaten you to death instead of Creed.

    By Drago on Feb 1, 2023

  9. WE all know that it is really you Jocko P who starts all these rumors. Stop acting the dumbass.

    By Drago on Feb 2, 2023

  10. Drago: Thanks! I found it!!! “Rusty” was Elvis Costello’s first band!!!!!!

    By Rocky on Feb 2, 2023

  11. Thanks, BigO!

    By sdw0418 on Feb 3, 2023

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