Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Armed Forces [9LP Boxset] Notebooks, Poster, Postcards, Live Tracks

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9-Disc Box Set Personally Curated By Elvis Costello!
Newly Remastered From The Original Masters!
Includes 7 Custom Notebooks, A Poster, 4 Original Postcards & Previously Unreleased Live Tracks!

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 to represent songs from Armed Forces featuring Costello as the star of the cover in precarious situations.

Features

  • Super Deluxe 9-Disc Box Set Curated by Elvis Costello
  • 3LP: Armed Forces, Europe '79 - Live At Pinkpop, Live At Hollywood High & Elsewhere 1978
  • 3 10" Vinyl: Sketches For Emotional Fascism, Riot At The Regent - Live In Sydney, Christmas In The Dominion - Live 24th December '78
  • 3 45rpm 7" Vinyl: "Oliver's Army," "Accidents Will Happen," Nick Lowe & His Sound "American Squirm"
  • 7 Custom Notebooks - Updated Liner Notes & Handwritten Lyrics from the Era
  • Brand-New Remaster of Armed Forces from Original Production Master Tapes - Sonic Fidelity Matching 1979 UK Pressing
  • 23 Never-Released Live Songs
  • Vintage Grenade & Gun Poster
  • 4 Original Postcards
  • Pulp Novel Artwork by Todd Alcott

Selections

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" 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

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" 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?

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" 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" 7" Vinyl

SIDE A:
  1. American Squirm
SIDE B:
  1. (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding?

2021 UME

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