Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Get Happy!!

Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Get Happy!! UK LP 1980 (F-Beat - XXLP 1)

Original Release Date

1980

Release Information

UK LP 1980 (F-Beat - XXLP 1)
US LP 1980 (Columbia - JC 36347)

A1 I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down 2:06
A2 Black & White World 1:56
A3 Five Gears In Reverse 2:39
A4 B Movie 2:05
A5 Motel Matches 2:31
A6 Human Touch 2:30
A7 Beaten To The Punch 1:49
A8 Temptation 2:34
A9 I Stand Accused 2:22
A10 Riot Act 3:36
B1 Love For Tender 1:57
B2 Opportunity 3:13
B3 The Imposter 1:58
B4 Secondary Modern 1:58
B5 King Horse 3:01
B6 Possession 2:04
B7 Man Called Uncle 2:18
B8 Clowntime Is Over 3:00
B9 New Amsterdam 2:13
B10 High Fidelity 2:29

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UK 2xCD 2003 (Edsel - MANUS 105)

Get Happy!!
1 Love For Tender 1:57
2 Opportunity 3:13
3 The Imposter 1:58
4 Secondary Modern 1:58
5 King Horse 3:01
6 Possession 2:03
7 Men Called Uncle 2:17
8 Clowntime Is Over 2:59
9 New Amsterdam 2:12
10 High Fidelity 2:28
11 I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down 2:06
12 Black & White World 1:56
13 5ive Gears In Reverse 2:38
14 B Movie 2:04
15 Motel Matches 2:30
16 Human Touch 2:30
17 Beaten To The Punch 1:49
18 Temptation 2:33
19 I Stand Accused 2:21
20 Riot Act 3:35
Disc Two: Bonus Disc
1 I Stand Accused (Alternate Version) 3:10
2 So Young 3:28
3 Girls Talk 1:56
4 Human Touch (Alternate Version) 2:20
5 Temptation (Alternate Version) 2:28
6 Motel Matches (Alternate Take) 2:27
7 Clowntime Is Over No. 2 3:46
8 B Movie (Alternate Version) 2:26
9 Girls Talk (Alternate Version) 2:03
10 Getting Mighty Crowded 2:09
11 From A Whisper To A Scream (Alternate Version) 2:30
12 Watch Your Step (Alternate Version) 2:02
13 Dr. Luther's Assistant 3:28
14 Ghost Train 3:07
15 New Lace Sleeves (Alternate Version) 3:47
16 Hoover Factory 1:45
17 Just A Memory 2:17
18 I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down (Alternate Version) 2:45
19 New Amsterdam (Alternate Version) 2:31
20 Black & White World (Demo) 1:51
21 Riot Act (Demo) 2:50
22 5ive Gears In Reverse (Demo) 2:33
23 Love For Tender (Demo) 2:07
24 Men Called Uncle (Demo) 2:06
25 King Horse (Demo) 2:45
26 Seven O'Clock (Demo) 2:00
27 High Fidelity (Live) 3:17
28 Opportunity (Live) 2:33
29 The Imposter (Live) 2:11
30 Don't Look Back (Live) 4:41

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US CD 2007 (Hip-O – B0008632-02)

1 Love For Tender 1:57
2 Opportunity 3:13
3 The Imposter 1:58
4 Secondary Modern 1:58
5 King Horse 3:01
6 Possession 2:03
7 Men Called Uncle 2:17
8 Clowntime Is Over 2:59
9 New Amsterdam 2:12
10 High Fidelity 2:28
11 I Can't Stand Up (For Falling Down) 2:06
12 Black & White World 1:56
13 5ive Gears In Reverse 2:38
14 B Movie 2:04
15 Motel Matches 2:30
16 Human Touch 2:30
17 Beaten To The Punch 1:49
18 Temptation 2:33
19 I Stand Accused 2:21
20 Riot Act 3:35

Chart Placings

UK Chart Hit: 2, 14 wks
US Chart Hit: 11

Credits

Produced by Nick Lowe
Balanced by Roger Bechirian

Additional Credits

Elvis Costello - vocals, guitar; organ 'Human Touch'; all instruments on 'I Stand Accused'
Steve Nieve - piano and organ
Bruce Thomas - bass; harmonica on 'I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down'
Pete Thomas - drums

Reviews & Opinions

RED STARR, SMASH HITS, MARCH 6 - 19, 1980: The strangest of his albums yet, partly because of the sheer volume - around 60 minutes of 20 short, spartan tracks - and partly because of the odd 60's soul feel that doesn't always do his melodies full justice. Short on truly memorable songs but plenty of passion and repeated plays reveal hidden depths. Interesting. Best tracks: 'Love For Tender', 'Opportunity". (7 out of 10).

PUNKY GIBBON: With twenty songs short songs drawing on Motown and Stax styles, Get Happy!! marks a move away from the new wave. Boring. I hate this record.

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