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Extended play CD with 9 extra songs. Imported from Canada, by Rykodisc (copyright 1993) and Damon Records (1986).
Elvis Costello kicked off his debut album with a formal device that would also serve his next two long-players well: the first thing you hear is his voice. That opening phrase--"Now that your picture's in the paper..."--was more than sneakily, if not intentionally, appropriate, since Costello was quickly declared the second coming. It's become de rigueur to dis the pub-rock backing of U.S. band Clover, but their work here is satisfactorily edgy; guitarist John McFee makes some of the arrangements with his wailingly articulate fills. The Rykodisc CD restores the album's British sequence, adds the eternal "Watching the Detectives," and kicks in a slew of bonus tracks, including the intriguing "Honky Tonk" demos. --Rickey WrightSee all Editorial Reviews
|1. Welcome To The Working Week|
|2. Miracle Man|
|3. No Dancing|
|4. Blame It On Cain|
|6. Sneaky Feelings|
|7. (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes|
|8. Less Than Zero|
|9. Mystery Dance|
|10. Pay It Back|
|11. I'm Not Angry|
|12. Waiting For The End Of The World|
|13. Watching The Detectives|
|14. Radio Sweethaeart|
|15. Stranger In The House|
|16. Imagination (Is A Powerful Deceiver)|
|17. Mystery Dance|
|18. Cheap Reward|
|19. Jump Up|
|20. Wave A White Flag|
See all 22 tracks on this disc
I've been a fan of Elvis Costello since first hearing this album, in Twickenham as it happens.
This purchase has particular meaning that relates in a somewhat... Read more
I hate that I didn't listen to this album sooner...or any Elvis Costello album for that matter. He is a true artist and now that I have listened to a lot of Elvis Costello, I can... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Beth
So glad EC's albums have been reproduced in such an honorable way to one of the greatest musical artists of ours or any time. Thanks Declan for all the great music. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Billy Bruce
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|Yet another reissue? Enough already!!!||
Columbia did not issue a remaster in 1989--the original 80s CD was the only reissue of the album on that label; but, you are right, I am sick of Costello's catalog being reissued.
Sep 4, 2007 by X | See all 6 posts
|Slip Sleeve Hell - Aahh||
How do you treat your CDs? I have plenty of CDs and DVDs with slipcases (some made of less durable material). I keep them shelved when not in use, and they mostly look as good as new. As for the track list, there is a track list in the booklet.
Sep 22, 2007 by D. Miner | See all 3 posts
|What the hell is this?!||
To add insult to injury, we seem to be getting single-CD sets this time around? Didn't the Rhino reissue series wrap up just last year? Are we to believe that these editions are any better? This is the 4th round of CD reissues for Costello's early stuff!! STOP IT ALREADY!!
Apr 16, 2007 by Christopher Straub | See all 3 posts
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