The Very Best of Elvis Costello and The Attractions 1977–86

The Very Best of Elvis Costello and The Attractions 1977–86 is a 1994 compilation album by Elvis Costello and The Attractions.[4]

The Very Best of Elvis Costello and The Attractions 1977–86
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Greatest hits album by
Released25 October 1994
Recorded1977–1986
GenreNew wave, punk rock, alternative rock
Length1:18'00"
LabelRykodisc, Demon[1]
ProducerNick Lowe, Billy Sherrill, Geoff Emerick, Clive Langer, Alan Winstanley, T-Bone Burnett, Declan MacManus & Colin Fairley
Elvis Costello and The Attractions chronology
Brutal Youth
(1994)
The Very Best of Elvis Costello and The Attractions 1977–86
(1994)
Kojak Variety
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[2]
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music4/5 stars[3]

Track listingEdit

All songs written by Elvis Costello except as noted.

  1. "Alison" (from My Aim Is True, 1977) – 3:21
  2. "Watching the Detectives" (from single, 1978) – 3:45
  3. "(I Don't Want to Go to) Chelsea" (from This Year's Model, 1978) – 3:07
  4. "Pump It Up" (from This Year's Model, 1978) – 3:14
  5. "Radio Radio" (from single, 1978) – 3:05
  6. "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding" (Nick Lowe) (from single, 1979) – 3:31
  7. "Oliver's Army" (from Armed Forces, 1979) – 2:58
  8. "Accidents Will Happen" (from Armed Forces, 1979) – 3:00
  9. "I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down" (Homer Banks, Allen Jones) (from Get Happy!!, 1980) – 2:05
  10. "New Amsterdam" (from Get Happy!!, 1980) – 2:11
  11. "High Fidelity" (from Get Happy!!, 1980) – 2:26
  12. "Clubland" (from Trust, 1981) – 3:42
  13. "Watch Your Step" (from Trust, 1981) – 2:57
  14. "Good Year for the Roses" (Jerry Chesnut) (from Almost Blue, 1981) – 3:07
  15. "Beyond Belief" (from Imperial Bedroom, 1982) – 2:33
  16. "Man Out of Time" (from Imperial Bedroom, 1982) – 5:26
  17. "Everyday I Write the Book" (from Punch the Clock, 1983) – 3:53
  18. "Shipbuilding" (Costello and Clive Langer) (from Punch the Clock, 1983) – 4:51
  19. "Love Field" (from Goodbye Cruel World, 1984) – 3:26
  20. "Brilliant Mistake" (from King of America, 1986) – 3:42
  21. "Indoor Fireworks" (from King of America, 1986) – 4:07
  22. "I Want You" (from Blood and Chocolate, 1986) – 6:40

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Perone, James E. (7 February 1998). "Elvis Costello: A Bio-bibliography". Greenwood Publishing Group – via Google Books.
  2. ^ The Very Best of Elvis Costello and The Attractions 1977–86 at AllMusic
  3. ^ Larkin, Colin (27 May 2011). "The Encyclopedia of Popular Music". Omnibus Press – via Google Books.
  4. ^ "TrouserPress.com :: Elvis Costello". www.trouserpress.com.