Elvis Costello stars in Harrogate Vinyl Sessions

Harrogate's weekly online Vinyl Sessions event returns this week with a 'greatest hits' by one of Britain's most enduring musical heroes.

Sunday, 28th June 2020, 7:01 pm
Harrogate's weekly online Vinyl Sessions event returns this week with a 'greatest hits' by one of Britain's most enduring musical heroes, Elvis Costello.

Elvis Costello’s classic The Man will be the focus of the event on Wednesday, July 1.

Released in 1985, it was the first of what would be many career-spanning compilation albums of previously released material for Costello in his 40-plus years career so far.

Rich in hits, The Man is packed with early Costello favourites from Oliver's Army to Watching The Detectives, Alison to Shipbuilding, Pump It Up to Good Year For The Roses.

Since vintage hi-fi expert Colin Paine set it up two years ago, Vinyl Sessions has raised more than £13,000 for Friends of Harrogate Hospital charity.

Even when lockdown forced it to move from physical to digital, Starling bar and cafe in to Zoom, it has still managed to raise more money as it has continued to shine a light on some of the world's greatest music acts.

Organiser Colin Paine said: "The fun starts at 7.30pm with myself as DJ then we have a full profile from our “Professor of Pop” Graham Chalmers of the Harrogate Advertiser long with some video action from Jim Dobbs during playback of the album in full about 8pmish."

Anyone wishing to join the session this Wednesday, June 24 should visit www.vinylsessions.org for details.

Since Vinyl Sessions went digital during lockdown, previous online events have included U2's The Unforgettable Fire, Bob Dylan's Freewheelin Bob Dylan, REM'S Automatic For The People, Simple Minds' New Gold Dream and Paul McCartney and Wings' Band on the Run.

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