Spectacle: Elvis Costello With

Series 2 - 1. Bono and the Edge

Radio Times
Review by:
Geoff Ellis

Elvis and his band, the Imposters, give a rousing musical welcome to Bono and The Edge in the chat show that has the feel of a live gig. There’s a lot of back-slapping but Bono does reveal what he learnt from Paul McCartney and there’s some cracking music, building up to a show-stopping cut-up of Pump It Up and Get On Your Boots.

About this programme

1/7. The musician interviews Bono and the Edge of U2, who discuss the formation of their band, their experiences of working with producer Brian Eno and an ill-advised attempt to replicate the Beatles' recording methods. They also perform tracks from their back catalogue, including Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of, and collaborate with the host on a unique mash-up of Pump It Up and Get On Your Boots.

Cast and crew


Elvis Costello
The Edge