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Get ... got ... became ... and stayed happy.
All told, Elvis, along with the invaluable input of The Attractions and Nick Lowe, rose to the occasion to make an album that shattered boundaries.
It's truly one of Costello's best songs and the soul-sound of it is so infectious that you'll be humming it for hours.
I used to consider Armed Forces Elvis' best early work, but I've recently reconsidered that stance as I've listed to this album again after many years away from it. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Released when Elvis was at his peak as a songwriter. Incredible songs, pared to the bone to squeeze twenty of them onto one LP, as if he thought this would be his last. Read morePublished 7 months ago by mailman
You simply can't go wrong with any Costello record from this era. This one caught him in a very Motown mood. No better song writer before or since EC came along.Published 14 months ago by Dewars n soda
By 1979 Elvis Costello and the Attractions had proven themselves to be one of the best and brightest acts to come out of the English music scene. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Lunar Boulevard
One of Costello's best. Great songwriting, great playing by the Attractions and great production by Nick Lowe. Twenty short gems in a little over 45 minutes. Read morePublished 16 months ago by michael hoidra
Loved it when it first came out,but never fully appreciated how good it was until now.Costello has had a long journey,and I like his more recent,more "mature" work as much as his... Read morePublished on February 11, 2012 by tjones
This album came during a very prolific period, marked by a consistently excellent series of albums. In the late 70s and early 80s Elvis Costello could do no wrong. Read morePublished on October 2, 2010 by Donald E. Gilliland
Get Happy by Elvis & the Attractions is up there with Abbey Road as one of the greatest rock albums ever made, from the first cut to the last. Read morePublished on June 11, 2009 by stranger2himself
Getting caught up in non stop recording can have very mixed results.All one has to do is eyeball the catalog of people like Prince or Todd Rundgren in their prime to figure that... Read morePublished on April 6, 2009 by Andre S. Grindle