Costello E Saturated

Source: CHUM-FM had recorded Elvis’ gig at the El Mocambo in Toronto on March 6th 1978 (and Columbia Records Canada pressed it into the radio station promo Live at the El Mocambo). As “Heart of the City”is not on the LP, this probably comes from the original radio broadcast.

Costello El Mocambo back


A1         Mystery Dance
A2         Waiting For The End Of The World
A3         Welcome To The Working Week
A4         Less Than Zero
A5         The Beat     [not listed]
A6         Lip Service
A7         (I Don’t Want To Go To) Chelsea [not listed]
B1         Little Triggers
B2         Radio, Radio
B3         Vogue
B4         Wathin’ The Detectives
B5         Heart Of The City     [w. Nick Lowe]
B6         Miracle Man

“Heart Of The City is one of the 4 songs performed as encores with Nick Lowe, and is clumsily inserted after the opening chord to Miracle Man.”

Also, and probably first, released as TAKRL 901 – The Kornyfone Radio Hour:

Costello Kornyfone Radio Hour

and finally as LP 1 of this double set on Toasted:

Costello Exit

Costello Exit b

  1. Terry said:

    I have this show on a bootleg called “Radio Radio…Live In Toronto at the El Mocambo Club 3/78.” The matrix number is EC 2240 and it has Ruthless Rhymes labels but no label is named on the insert. The song “Pump It Up” comes before “Heart of the City.” The sound is not bad but the pressing isn’t great. The whole show was released to the mainstream market in 2009 on Hip-O Records.

  2. I have been listening to the “Saturated” LP recording forever, recorded it onto a TDK cassette years ago and it traveled with me many places. Glad to find that the same recording is now released as “Elvis Costello at the El Mocambo”…the club where the legendary concert happened…

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