Elvis Costello: Armed Forces: Exclusive Super Deluxe Black Vinyl Box Set

Armed Forces: Exclusive Super Deluxe Black Vinyl Box Set

Elvis Costello

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  • Release Date 06 November 2020
Product code
0874270
Format
Vinyl Box Set
Label
UMC
Armed Forces is the third studio album from Elvis Costello & The Attractions. Originally released January 1979 and produced by Nick Lowe.

Key Songs: “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding?”, “Accidents Will Happen”, “Oliver’s Army” and “Green Shirt”

Costello was 23 years old when he wrote and recorded the music for the album. After the previous Ryko and Rhino reissues, we now have the complete Armed Forces.

This super deluxe edition was personally curated by Elvis Costello. The box fully embraces Barney Bubbles’ epic package art and features 9 pieces of vinyl, 7 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. Along with selections from the Hollywood High show, there are 3 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 4 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.
Tracks
Armed Forces 12” LP Side 1
1 1 Accidents Will Happen  
2 2 Senior Service  
3 3 Oliver’s Army  
4 4 Big Boys  
5 5 Green Shirt  
6 6 Party Girl  
7 Side 2  
8 1 Goon Squad  
9 2 Busy Bodies  
10 3 Sunday’s Best  
11 4 Moods For Moderns  
12 5 Chemistry Class  
13 6 Two Little Hitlers  
14 7 (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding?  
Tracks
Christmas In The Dominion - Live 24th December ’78 10” LP Side 1
1 1 (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes  
2 2 No Dancing  
3 Side 2  
4 1 I Stand Accused  
5 2 (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding?  
Tracks
Europe ‘79 – Live At Pinkpop 12” LP Side 1
1 1 Goon Squad  
2 2 B-Movie  
3 3 Green Shirt  
4 4 (I Don’t Want To Go To) Chelsea  
5 5 Opportunity  
6 6 So Young  
7 7 High Fidelity  
8 Side 2  
9 1 Lipstick Vogue  
10 2 Watching The Detectives  
11 3 Big Boys  
12 4 Pump It Up  
13 5 You Belong To Me  
14 6 (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding?  
Tracks
Live at Hollywood High & Elsewhere 1978 12” LP Side 1
1 1 Accidents Will Happen  
2 2 Mystery Dance  
3 3 Goon Squad  
4 4 Party Girl  
5 5 Stranger In The House  
6 Side 2  
7 1 Alison  
8 2 Lipstick Vogue  
9 3 Watching The Detectives  
10 4 You Belong To Me  
11 5 Chemistry Class (Live at The Warner Theatre, Washington D.C.)  
Tracks
Live In Sydney ’78 10” LP Side 1
1 1 Oliver’s Army  
2 2 Waiting For The End Of The World  
3 3 Big Boys  
4 Side 2  
5 1 This Year’s Girl  
6 2 You Belong To Me  
7 3 Pump It Up  
Tracks
Sketches for Emotional Fascism 10" LP Side 1
1 1 Clean Money  
2 2 Talking In The Dark  
3 3 Wednesday Week  
4 4 Tiny Steps  
5 Side 2  
6 1 Crawling To The U.S.A.  
7 2 Big Boys (Alternate Version)  
8 3 Green Shirt (Demo Version)  
9 4 My Funny Valentine Riot At The Regent –  
Tracks
“Accidents Will Happen” 7” Side 1
1 1 Accidents Will Happen  
2 Side 2  
3 1 Busy Bodies (Alternate) Nick Lowe & His Sound  
Tracks
“American Squirm” 7" Side 1
1 American Squirm  
2 Side 2  
3 (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding?  
Tracks
“Oliver's Army” 7" Side 1
1 Oliver's Army  
2 Side 2  
3 Big Boys (Demo)  

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