Declan "Elvis Costello" MacManus was by far the most literate and diverse of the "angry young man" songwriters emerging from England in the late 1970s, no small. And boy did they ever. The Lowe-produced five album run that began Costello’s career – from 1977’s My Aim Is True through 1981’s Trust – is a spirited, comedic, raging demonstration of talent and songcraft nearly the equal of any in rock history – perhaps only Dylan from ’64 -’68 or the Stones from ’68 -’72 ever put together more manic and brilliant music over such a.
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - New Amsterdam. Elvis Costello - This Years Model HD (Full Album). Get Happy!! track list. This is one of my favourite albums and is up there as one of Costello’s very best. I love the sheer energy that has gone into all 20 tracks. The style Elvis chooses for this album is an infectious 60s soul groove (the cover of Sam and Dave’s) I can’t stand up for falling down is one of the highlights. Great lyrics and great tunes, this is one I will keep on coming back to. Helpful?
Costello's early albums changed the face of pop music by harnessing punk's energy to a leaner, more incisive aesthetic that included pop hooks, virtually inventing new wave in the process. While the Attractions didn't appear until Costello's second album, his debut's moving, unsentimental ballad "Alison" nevertheless remains one of his most loved songs
All tracks published by Plangent Visions Music Ltd except: A3: Street Music Limited B1: Valentine Music Group Ltd B2: Mews Music Ltd B8: Burlington Music Co Ltd. B9: Plangent Visions Music Ltd, Warner Bros Music.
|1||–Elvis Costello & The Attractions||Clubland / On Broadway|
|2||–Elvis Costello & The Attractions||Leave My Kitten Alone|
|3||–Elvis Costello||King Midas In Reverse|
|4||–The Coward Brothers||Ragged But Right / Ring Of Fire / Tom Dooley|
|5||–Elvis Costello And The Confederates||It Tears Me Up|
|6||–Elvis Costello||New Amsterdam / You've Got To Hide Your Love Away|
|7||–Elvis Costello||I Threw It All Away|
|8||–Elvis Costello||Sally Sue Brown / True Love Ways|
|9||–Elvis Costello And The Confederates||Your Mind Is On Vacation / Your Funeral My Trial|
|10||–Elvis Costello & The Attractions||American Girl / Ferry 'cross The Mersey / Tiny Steps|
|11||–Elvis Costello & The Attractions||Pop Life / Pump It Up / Twist And Shout|
NotesTrack 9 is the same performance as on the King Of America bonus disc.
Tracks 4, 8 and 11 are each several songs grouped into an unsegmented track, not medleys.