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Declan MacManus is known as one of the most idiosyncratic new wave performers, under his alias Elvis Costello. The UK-born singer-songwriter had a string of Top 30 chart hits in the UK in the late 70s and early 80s, though his work throughout his career has always gathered critical respect.

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  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B00005NEGW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #174,600 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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4. Oliver's Army
5. (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes
6. Pump It Up
7. Accidents Will Happen
8. Radio, Radio
9. I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down
10. A Good Year For The Roses
11. Almost Blue
12. Beyond Belief
13. Man Out Of Time
14. Clubland
15. Watch Your Step
16. Shipbuilding
17. I Wanna Be Loved
18. Everyday I Write The Book
19. The Only Flame In Town

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By cydrone on April 30, 2004
Format: Audio CD
I had to write something because the other review does not do this disc justice at all. This was the very first CD I ever bought (May 1986) and I still play it. It was one of the first compilations done specifically for CD (65 minutes was a lot of music in those days) and although I have another Costello collection that is more complete, I like this disc the best. All 19 songs are wonderful and the sequencing is better than in the other compilations I've seen. This is apparently out of print, but if you find a used copy, it's worth a few bucks for sure.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Rudolf Schmidt on May 11, 2008
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This is the only best-of compilation (AFAIK) that includes "The Only Flame in Town", which evidently Elvis never liked but is in fact one of his best tunes. And it's a song that you want on a greatest hits comp because you sure don't want to buy the crappy album it originally appeared on (_Goodbye Cruel World_).

This CD's only shortcoming is the lack of "High Fidelity", from the _Get Happy!_ album. I would also have included "Less Than Zero" from the debut, but I can live without it. Of course to be complete, a best-of comp would have to include the entirety of the albums _This Year's Model_ and _Imperial Bedroom_, and most of _Armed Forces_ and _Trust_.

Later compilations are also weighted down by too much of his later work, which IMO is just not entertaining, so this the fact that this comp ends so early is actually another strength.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By vqworks on May 5, 2009
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If you're looking for Elvis Costello's essential hits, including his releases from the early 80s, this is a great CD. This CD was definitely compiled for Generation X. There is a good even mix of 70s and early 80s hits. Buying this CD at a used price doesn't hurt either.
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By M. Montour on March 13, 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I had this CD but after years of not finding it I realized it was in the CD player of the car I sold a couple years ago. This one was only 1 penny and 3.99 for shipping. Was new and is just as I remembered it. Though I hear a lot more jazz influence in much of the material that I seem to have missed in the past.
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