What I missed:

Blame It On Cain

Motel Matches

The River In Reverse

Our Little Angel

New Amsterdam


Brilliant Mistake

Blue Chair

Rocking Horse Road

Suit Of Lights

So Like Candy

Hand In Hand

High Fidelity

Ghost Train

Black & White World

What was played:

Red Shoes

Either Side Of The Same Town


Down Among The Wines And Spirits

All This Useless Beauty

I Dreamed Of My Old Lover

My Borrowed Dress

Good Year For The Roses

The Other End Of The Telescope

Everyday I Write The Book


I Hope You're Happy Now

Condemned Man

Watching The Detectives

Radio Sweetheart / Jackie Wilson Said

God's Comic / Mr Feathers

Harry Worth

Ghost Train

Man Out Of Time


Sulphur To Sugarcane

Almost Blue

All Or Nothing At All


Oliver's Army

Alison (after first chord of I Want You)

In Another Room

It'll probably be a couple of years before Costello hits these shores again, but when he does after Sunday night I might be able to suggest catching more than one show without having the prospect dismissed as a waste of money.

If such a suggestion is greeted with the news that Madam planned on coming to the Brisbane leg that'd be the final seal of approval after an extremely impressive performance.

© Ian Hughes 2012