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Elbow: Leaders of the Free World (V2)

Review and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Uncut, November 2005

Third album from Mancunian quintet, self-produced at the city's Blueprint studio. ...

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Elbow (2003)

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages Audio, May 2003

A somewhat wind-blown Guy Garvey and pals on the making of Cast of Thousands, prog rock, Manchester, religion and being stalked by Cameron Diaz

File format: mp3; in 3 parts, total file sizes: 88.1meg, total interview length: 1h 36' 09" sound quality: **

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Elbow: Asleep in the Back (V2)

Review by Andy Gill, Independent, The, May 2001

WHAT'S IN a name? The Bury-based indie combo Elbow found out a year or two ago when, after Universal's swallowing of their label, Island, they ...

Elbow: Shadows & Light

Interview by Chris Roberts, Uncut, March 2002

"TELL YOU WHAT we watched the other night," mumbles Guy Garvey into the mic, while tuning up onstage between two intensely moving songs. "The Last ...

Radiohead: Hail To The Thief(Parlophone); Elbow: Cast Of Thousands (V2)

Review by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, May 2003

AS YOU'LL KNOW by now, rock's favourite Oxonians have hauled their guitars out of the deep freeze and put the Warp(ed) electronica of Kid A ...

Given The Elbow: The Confessions Of Guy Garvey

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, August 2003

Two years ago, Elbow released Asleep In The Back, an intense suite of prog-inflected songs that stands as one of the finest albums ever to ...

Northern Angels: Elbow

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Uncut, September 2003

CAN THIS REALLY be Manchester? Two days have passed since thousands of Italian footie fans flooded the city for the Champs' League Final and the ...

Elbow: Queen Margaret Union, Glasgow

Live Review by David Sinclair, Times, The, October 2003

THERE WAS an air of resignation when the fire alarm went off at the Queen Margaret Union in Glasgow on Thursday night and the splendidly ...

Elbow: The Seldom Seen Kid (Fiction/Geffen)

Review by Roy Trakin, Rock's Backpages, September 2008

THIS IS THE FOURTH album from the most recent winners of the U.K.'s prestigious Mercury Music Prize and, after three releases on V2, the first ...

Elbow: Bowery Ballroom, NYC

Live Review by Devon Powers, PopMatters, March 2009

TODAY IS lead singer Guy Garvey's birthday, and he's in a gaming mood. "How old do you think I am?" he asks the crowd, early ...

U2: Wembley Stadium, London

Live Review by Chris Roberts, Quietus, The, August 2009

U2 Live Under A Slate Grey Claw. Chris Roberts reports from Wembley ...

Elbow: Build A Rocket Boys! (Fiction)

Review by Jim Irvin, Word, The, February 2011

IT'S THREE AND A HALF MINUTES into Build A Rocket Boys, and Elbow are sounding like a band. And that band is Genesis, circa 1973, ...

Elbow: Build a Rocket Boys! (Fiction) ****

Review by Andy Gill, Independent, The, March 2011

IN THE THREE years since The Seldom Seen Kid hoisted the band into the first rank of arena-rock dependables, Elbow have had plenty of time ...

Elbow: International Arena, Cardiff

Live Review by Jude Rogers, Observer, The, March 2011

TONIGHT, CARDIFF'S premier gig-shed has turned into a family parlour. Five picture frames hang from the stage, gold and old-fashioned, each of them holding a ...

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