Elvis Costello & The Attractions - New Amsterdam

Elvis Costello & The Attractions - New Amsterdam - UK 2-Track Single

Original Release Date

1980

Release Information

UK 7" 1980 (F-Beat - XX 5)

A New Amsterdam
B Dr. Luther's Assistant

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UK 7" 1980 (F-Beat - XX 5E)
UK 7" 1980 (F-Beat - XX 5P). Picture disc

A1 New Amsterdam
A2 Dr Luther's Assistant
B1 Ghost Train
B2 Just A Memory

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US 7" 1980 (Columbia – 1-11284)

A New Amsterdam 2:10
B Wednesday Week 2:02

Chart Placings

UK Chart Hit: 36, 6 wks

Credits

Produced by Nick Lowe
Balanced by Roger Bechirian

Additional Credits

None yet

Reviews & Opinions

DEANNE PEARSON, SMASH HITS, JUNE 12 - 25, 1980: Conversely now, someone who usually has no trouble producing chart tunes fails miserably on his latest E.P. Of the four tracks none stand out as remotely catchy or interesting. Bland, unadventurous and unmemorable all, their only saving grace is Costello's distinctive, plaintive vocals, particularly in the last track 'Just A Memory' a touching love 'n' regret song. A pity the words and the sentiment are let down by the music.

Additional Notes

'New Amsterdam' is from Get Happy!!, the B-Sides are new. 'Wednesday Week' was previously released on Armed Forces.

Images

Elvis Costello & The Attractions - New Amsterdam - UK 7" 1980 (F-Beat - XX 5)Elvis Costello & The Attractions - New Amsterdam - UK 7" 1980 (F-Beat - XX 5) Back Cover

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Elvis Costello & The Attractions - New Amsterdam - UK 7" 1980 (F-Beat - XX 5E)Elvis Costello & The Attractions - New Amsterdam - UK 7" 1980 (F-Beat - XX 5E) Back Cover

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Elvis Costello & The Attractions - New Amsterdam - UK 7" 1980 (F-Beat - XX 5P). Picture discElvis Costello & The Attractions - New Amsterdam - UK 7" 1980 (F-Beat - XX 5P). Picture disc B-Side

UK 7" 1980 (F-Beat - XX 5P). Picture disc. Click here for more

Elvis Costello & The Attractions - New Amsterdam - US 7" 1980 (Columbia – 1-11284)Elvis Costello & The Attractions - New Amsterdam - US 7" 1980 (Columbia – 1-11284) B-Side

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