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Now that historic 20-song concert will be issued for the first time in its entirety, including 11 previously unreleased recordings, on Live At Hollywood High (Hip-O/UMe), released January 12, 2010. This second installment in The Costello Show live performance series of complete concerts follows Live At The El Mocambo, released September 2009.
Just three months prior to the Hollywood High concert, This Year's Model had become his second album but first as Elvis Costello And The Attractions, with singer-songwriter-guitarist Costello joined by keyboardist Steve Nieve, bassist Bruce Thomas and drummer Pete Thomas. Producing the concert would be Nick Lowe, who would helm Costello's first five albums.
From Costello's 1977 debut album My Aim Is True, the show included "Alison," "(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes," "Mystery Dance," "Waiting For The End Of The World," "Miracle Man" and "Watching The Detectives." From This Year's Model, the band cranked out "Pump It Up," "The Beat," "Lip Service," "(I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea" (only on the U.K. album), "Radio Radio" (only on the U.S. edition), "Lipstick Vogue," "No Action," "This Year's Girl," "Living In Paradise" and "You Belong To Me" plus the bonus single "Stranger In The House."
The band also previewed "Accidents Will Happen," "Party Girl" and "Goon Squad" from Armed Forces, which they would begin to record three months later. That album released in early 1979 would become Costello's highest charter (#10) and his third straight to earn gold or platinum. Included as a promotional giveaway with initial copies was a 7" single with the Hollywood High performances of "Accidents Will Happen," "Alison" and "Watching The Detectives." A 2002 reissue of Armed Forces would add a disc with those tracks and six others from Hollywood High.
Unreleased, however, would be the concert's "Lip Service," "The Beat," "Living In Paradise," "(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes," "(I Don't Wanna Go To) Chelsea," "This Year's Girl," "No Action," "Radio, Radio," "Pump It Up," "Waiting For The End Of The World" and "Miracle Man"--all of which make their debuts on Live At Hollywood High.
Upcoming releases of The Costello Show will include, among others, concerts performed at the Royal Albert Hall and Royalty Theater in London.
This is 'ElvisCostello&TheAttractions' at their very 'live' best.....I had the 'elMocambo' bootleg from March 6 1978 on vinyl and really enjoyed it..... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Franklin5ive
I was at that show; still have the ticket stub and some indelible memories.
It was a major event. Read more
Sure Bruce and Elvis didn't get along and Bruce's harmonies can't compare to sweet Davey's, but his pumping bass still thrills after all these years. Read morePublished on August 11, 2012 by Johnny Komatsu
This takes you back when Costello and The Attractions were just starting to hit the big time. The band is raw and filled with energy, particularly Costello, who often snarls his... Read morePublished on August 9, 2010 by J. Carroll
Pretty awful music, not much else to say. Do not buy this album by any means; many of the songs are distorted and sound terrible.Published on May 24, 2010 by amazon
Skip it. Don't waste your time and money over this boring CD.
There is only one Elvis and it's definitely not this bloke.
I am a fan of Elvis Costello, and saw the band several times around
this period and several shows were memorable (joined on stage by Lowe &
Edmunds at Rhode Island... Read more
Wow, this cd is a blast. If you're metabolism needs a kickstart this is the classic live early Elvis cd to have. Read morePublished on February 11, 2010 by S. sherman
|Topic||From this Discussion|
|Are these 2 different shows are same one just released twice?||
They now both have track listings and appear identical. I think they just keyed the album in twice with slightly different titles. So, buy the cheaper one.
Jan 9, 2010 by A. Busch | See all 3 posts
|What are the title tracks contained on this CD ??||
just type elvis costello and go to that encylpeida site on google search engine and there you'll find the track list...also type in the title of the cd with his name and you'll get there.
Jan 7, 2010 by the Poet of yesterday | See all 3 posts