cwr wrote:And No Coffee Table wrote:Is my wishful thinking getting out of hand, or has EC dropped several hints that he and the Imposters have been recording remotely?
From Variety: "Although he skipped over recording with his band the Imposters on 'Hey Clockface,' he emphasizes his love for that unit as 'a functioning group in the right now — and I mean, right now — that's doing stuff that will blow people's minds when they hear it.'"
Today during his Instagram Live interview with the Washington Post, EC was talking about the Imposters' Abbey Road sessions that almost happened with Nick Lowe producing. He said that the songs they were gonna do then would not have been intended for what Hey Clockface became, that they were their own separate batch of songs.
He then said that he thinks that he may still end up working with Nick producing when the pandemic is over but that if that happens it would be with a different group of songs. He then said, cryptically, that those songs were "gone now."
I could be wrong about this but he *seemed* to be looking for a way to avoid directly saying that he has already recorded those songs at some point since lockdown began! I can't imagine that he simply threw away those songs, never to record them, so I think "those songs are gone now" was him saying that he found a way to record them since the cancelled Abbey Road sessions. I think there is a new EC & The Imposters LP in the can and we are gonna find out about it before too long...
I really hope so. I love the way that lockdown seemed to inspire Elvis to start dreaming up new projects at a rate of knots, and his mania for getting new stuff out there over the course of 2020 has been an absolute delight. However, the single biggest loss for Elvis fans, as a result of lockdown, was the planned Abbey Road session. Abbey Road, the Imposters, Nick Lowe producing, a chance to knock out a set of new songs 'while our blood was up'...can you imagine?
I'm still of the belief that the LP was planned as the Paris sessions plus the Abbey Road sessions, and that when Abbey Road was cancelled, the Helsinki tracks (I guess originally intended as stand-alone singles?) and the two Michael Leonhart tracks were enlisted to create a full-length LP. And Hey Clockface is a bloody marvellous LP, for sure.
But if there were some way of remotely recording with the Imposters - which the interview slyly suggests may have already begun - that's the golden ticket! Plus, of course, Spanish Model, an expanded PFM, consistent hints that he is now keener than ever to get recorded versions of the Face in the Crowd songs out there somehow... 2021 could well turn out to be (yet) another good year for the roses. Happy days.