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Elvis Costello And The Attractions - Armed Forces

 (Super Deluxe Edition 3 LP + 3 x 10 Inch + 3 x 7 Inch + 7 Notebooks + 4 Postercards + Poster )


Universal Records



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Elvis Costello And The Attractions - Armed Forces

Super Deluxe Edition multi-color vinyl box set!

With updated liner notes, handwritten lyrics, a poster and four postcards

Personally curated by Elvis Costello, this box set fully embraces Barney Bubbles' epic package art and features nine pieces of vinyl, seven custom notebooks containing updated liner notes from Costello (nearly 10,000 words total) and his handwritten lyrics from the era. The album receives a brand-new remaster from the original production master tapes with the sonic fidelity matching the original 1979 UK pressing.

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?"

Along with selections from the Hollywood High show, there are three more concerts, 23 never-released live songs including the full PinkPop 1979 set and highlights from the notorious Riot at The Regent concert and the December 24, 1978 Dominion Theatre. 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.

Armed Forces 12" LP (Olive Green Vinyl with Origami Cover)
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?

Live at Hollywood High & Elsewhere 1978 12" LP (Blue Vinyl)
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., 28 February 1978)

Europe '79 - Live At Pinkpop 12" LP (Baby Pink Vinyl)
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?

Sketches for Emotional Fascism A.K.A. Armed Forces 10" Vinyl (Black with Red Splatter Vinyl)
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" Vinyl (Yellow Vinyl)
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

Christmas In The Dominion - Live 24th December '78 10" Vinyl (White Vinyl)
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?

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

Accidents Will Happen 7" Vinyl
Side A:
1. Accidents Will Happen
Side B:
1. Busy Bodies (Alternate)

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

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