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Elvis Costello: Armed Forces

Armed Forces

Elvis Costello

  • CDN $24.99
  • Release Date 13 November 2015
  • In Stock
Product code
4733108
Format
Vinyl LP
Label
Hip-O Records
Armed Forces was the last title in a trilogy of albums that rank with the greatest three-LP series in pop-rock history. In retrospect, it also now appears to be the one on which the young Costello's pop tendencies peaked, right before they began to "mature" and grow less accessible. "Accidents Will Happen" features a melody line as beautiful as any ever written; "Oliver's Army" easily competes with the best of Abba and Brian Wilson among pop masterpieces. This is also where Costello's early themes--most notably romantic rejection equated with the horrors of neo-Nazism and modern politics--came together most precisely (the album's working title was "Emotional Fascism"). Rhino does its usual superb job, with wonderful remastering, in-depth liner notes by Costello himself (including a catty paragraph about famous groupie-author Bebe Buell, who often claims this album is about her), and a second disc of concurrent singles and alternate versions. Best of all are nine live tracks from the legendary June 4, 1978, Hollywood High School show, fully documenting that Costello & the Attractions were once among the all-time dynamic live rock acts
Tracks
LP1
1 Accidents Will Happen  
2 Senior Service  
3 Oliver's Army  
4 Big Boys  
5 Green Shirt  
6 Party Girl  
7 Goon Squad  
8 Busy Bodies  
9 Sunday's Best  
10 Moods For Moderns  
11 Chemistry Class  
12 Two Little Hitlers  
13 (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, And Understanding  
Tracks
LP2
1 Accidents Will Happen  
2 Alison  
3 Watching The Detectives  

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