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Elvis Costello And The Attractions - Armed Forces

 (Super Deluxe Remastered Edition)


Label:

Universal Records

Genre:

Pop/Rock

Product No.:
AUNI 76101
UPC: 602508742705
Availability:
In Stock
Category:

Vinyl Box Sets


No. of Discs: 9
New Arrival



 

Elvis Costello And The Attractions - Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Remastered Edition)

Personally curated by Elvis Costello!

Nine LP set contains B-sides, demos, outtakes, alternate versions, more than 20 unreleased live recordings, and new liner notes penned by Elvis Costello!

Elvis Costello is revisiting his 1979 album Armed Forces with a huge vinyl box set that boasts scores of B-sides, demo, outtakes, alternate versions, and more than 20 unreleased live recordings.

The Complete Armed Forces contains nine records in total — three 12-inch LPs, three 10-inch LPs, and three 7-inch singles — that include the newly remastered album from the original production master tapes alongside four live recordings from the era, the outtakes compilation Sketches for Emotional Fascism, and three singles dedicated to the hits "Oliver's Army," "Accidents Will Happen," and Nick Lowe and His Sound's "(What's So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding?"

The box set — available in black or color 180-gram vinyl formats — also features new liner notes penned by Costello totaling more than 10,000 words and complete with facsimiles of the handwritten lyrics from his personal archive as well as rare photos, memorabilia, and concert ephemera.

The set includes the vintage grenade and gun poster and the four original postcards of each band member. Costello commissioned acclaimed artist Todd Alcott to recreate pulp novel covers of to represent songs from Armed Forces featuring Costello as the star of the cover in precarious situations.

"Most of this record was written in hotel rooms or on a tour bus, scribbled in a notebook which rarely left my side or failing this, from fragments and phrases scrawled on paper cocktail napkins or hotel notepaper," Costello writes in the liners.

 

 



Armed Forces 12” LP
Side A
1. Accidents Will Happen
2. Senior Service
3. Oliver’s Army
4. Big Boys
5. Green Shirt
6. Party Girl
Side B
1. Goon Squad
2. Busy Bodies
3. Sunday’s Best
4. Moods For Moderns
5. Chemistry Class
6. Two Little Hitlers
7. (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding?

Sketches for Emotional Fascism 10" LP
Side A
1. Clean Money
2. Talking In The Dark
3. Wednesday Week
4. Tiny Steps
Side B
1. Crawling To The U.S.A.
2. Big Boys (Alternate Version)
3. Green Shirt (Demo Version)
4. My Funny Valentine

Riot At The Regent – Live In Sydney ’78 10” LP
Side A
1. Oliver’s Army
2. Waiting For The End Of The World
3. Big Boys
Side B
1. This Year’s Girl
2. You Belong To Me
3. Pump It Up

Europe ‘79 – Live At Pinkpop 12” LP
Side A
1. Goon Squad
2. B-Movie
3. Green Shirt
4. (I Don’t Want To Go To) Chelsea
5. Opportunity
6. So Young
7. High Fidelity
Side B
1. Lipstick Vogue
2. Watching The Detectives
3. Big Boys
4. Pump It Up
5. You Belong To Me
6. (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding?

Christmas In The Dominion - Live 24th December ’78 10” LP
Side A
1. (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes
2. No Dancing
Side B
1. I Stand Accused
2. (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding?

Live at Hollywood High & Elsewhere 1978 12” LP
Side A
1. Accidents Will Happen
2. Mystery Dance
3. Goon Squad
4. Party Girl
5. Stranger In The House
Side B
1. Alison
2. Lipstick Vogue
3. Watching The Detectives
4. You Belong To Me
5. Chemistry Class (Live at The Warner Theatre, Washington D.C.)

“Oliver's Army” 7"
Side A
1. Oliver's Army
Side B
1. Big Boys (Demo)

“Accidents Will Happen” 7”
Side A
1. Accidents Will Happen
Side B
1. Busy Bodies (Alternate)

Nick Lowe & His Sound “American Squirm” 7"
Side A
1. American Squirm
Side B
1. (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding?

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