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Elvis Costello & The Attractions: Armed Forces - Super Deluxe Edition Box Set
Elvis Costello & The Attractions: Armed Forces - Super Deluxe Edition Box Set

Armed Forces - Super Deluxe Edition Box Set

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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.


Armed Forces 12” LP
A1. Accidents Will Happen
A2. Senior Service
A3. Oliver’s Army
A4. Big Boys
A5. Green Shirt
A6. Party Girl
B1. Goon Squad
B2. Busy Bodies
B3. Sunday’s Best
B4. Moods For Moderns
B5. Chemistry Class
B6. Two Little Hitlers
B7. (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding?
Sketches for Emotional Fascism 10" LP
A1. Clean Money
A2. Talking In The Dark
A3. Wednesday Week
A4. Tiny Steps
B1. Crawling To The U.S.A.
B2. Big Boys (Alternate Version)
B3. Green Shirt (Demo Version)
B4. My Funny Valentine
Riot At The Regent – Live In Sydney ’78 10” LP
A1. Oliver’s Army
A2. Waiting For The End Of The World
A3. Big Boys

B1. This Year’s Girl
B2. You Belong To Me
B3. Pump It Up
Europe ‘79 – Live At Pinkpop 12” LP
A1. Goon Squad
A2. B-Movie
A3. Green Shirt
A4. (I Don’t Want To Go To) Chelsea
A5. Opportunity
A6. So Young
A7. High Fidelity

B1. Lipstick Vogue
B2. Watching The Detectives
B3. Big Boys
B4. Pump It Up
B5. You Belong To Me
B6. (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding?
Christmas In The Dominion - Live 24th December ’78 10” LP
A1. (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes
A2. No Dancing
B1. I Stand Accused
B2. (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding?
Live at Hollywood High & Elsewhere 1978 12” LP
A1. Accidents Will Happen
A2. Mystery Dance
A3. Goon Squad
A4. Party Girl
A5. Stranger In The House

B1. Alison
B2. Lipstick Vogue
B3. Watching The Detectives
B4. You Belong To Me
B5. Chemistry Class (Live at The Warner Theatre, Washington D.C.)
“Oliver's Army” 7"
A1. Oliver's Army
B1. Big Boys (Demo)
“Accidents Will Happen” 7”
A1. Accidents Will Happen
B1. Busy Bodies (Alternate)
Nick Lowe & His Sound “American Squirm” 7"
A1. American Squirm
B1. (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding?