Elvis Costello - This Year's Model

Elvis Costello - This Year's Model

Original Release Date

1978

Release Information

UK LP+7" 1978 (Radar - RAD 3 / SAM 83)

A1 No Action 1:57
A2 This Year's Girl 3:16
A3 The Beat 3:42
A4 Pump It Up 3:12
A5 Little Triggers 2:38
A6 You Belong To Me 2:19
B1 Hand In Hand 2:30
B2 (I Don't Want To Go To Chelsea) 3:06
B3 Lip Service 2:34
B4 Living In Paradise 3:41
B5 Lipstick Vogue 3:29
B6 Night Rally 2:40
Free SIngle
C Stranger In The House
D Neat Neat Neat

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US LP 1978 (Columbia - JC 35331)

A1 No Action 2:01
A2 This Year's Girl 3:21
A3 The Beat 3:48
A4 Pump It Up 3:16
A5 Little Triggers 2:41
A6 You Belong To Me 2:22
B1 Hand In Hand 2:36
B2 Lip Service 2:39
B3 Living In Paradise 3:48
B4 Lipstick Vogue 3:34
B5 Radio, Radio 3:05

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UK 2xCD 2008 (Universal - 00602517606319). Deluxe Edition

Disc One
This Year's Model
1 No Action 2:01
2 This Year's Girl 3:20
3 The Beat 3:48
4 Pump It Up 3:16
5 Little Triggers 2:43
6 You Belong To Me 2:23
7 Hand In Hand 2:36
8 (If I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea 3:10
9 Lip Service 2:39
10 Living In Paradise 3:47
11 Lipstick Vogue 3:33
12 Night Rally 2:42
13 Radio, Radio 3:06
B-sides, Demos, Live Tracks, Alternates, Etc.
14 Big Tears 3:11
15 Crawling To The USA 2:54
16 Tiny Steps 2:44
17 Running Out Of Angels (Demo Version) 2:03
18 Greenshirt (Demo Version) 2:20
19 Big Boys (Demo Version) 3:01
20 Neat, Neat, Neat (Live) 3:17
21 Roadette Song (Live) 5:38
22 This Year's Girl (Alternate, Eden Studios Version) 2:09
23 (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea (Alternate, Basing Street Studios Version) 2:57

Disc Two
Live At The Warner Theater, Washington, DC, February 28, 1978
1 Pump It Up 3:33
2 Waiting For The End Of The World 3:59
3 No Action 2:28
4 Less Than Zero 4:28
5 The Beat 3:43
6 (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes 2:35
7 (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea 3:57
8 Hand In Hand 2:53
9 Little Triggers 3:07
10 Radio, Radio 2:37
11 You Belong To Me 2:54
12 Lipstick Vogue 5:02
13 Watching The Detectives 6:01
14 Mystery Dance 3:20
15 Miracle Man 4:20
16 Blame It On Cain 3:58
17 Chemistry Class 3:32

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US CD 2007 (Hip-O – B0008638-02)

1 No Action 2:01
2 This Year's Girl 3:22
3 The Beat 3:48
4 Pump It Up 3:17
5 Little Triggers 2:43
6 You Belong To Me 2:25
7 Hand In Hand 2:38
8 (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea 3:10
9 Lip Service 2:39
10 Living In Paradise 3:47
11 Lipstick Vogue 3:33
12 Night Rally 2:46
13 Radio, Radio 3:06

Chart Placings

UK Chart Hit: 4, 20 wks
US Chart Hit: 30

Credits

Produced by Nick Lowe

Bruce, Elvis, Steve, Pete

Additional Credits

Elvis Costello - guitar, vocals
Steve Nieve - keyboards
Pete Thomas - drums
Bruce Thomas - bass

Reviews & Opinions

PUNKY GIBBON: With Steve Nieve's swirly 60s organ and Bruce Thomas's bouncy bass, this is a marked improvement over My Aim Is True, dispelling the pub rock odour and hurtling Elvis into what was then the modern age. The furore surrounding '(I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea' now seems quaint (it was banned by the BBC for slagging off the London suburb!), unlike the track itself, which bristles with bitterness and frustration. 'Pump It Up', 'No Action' and 'Night Rally' maintain the spirit. The UK LP initially came with a free 7” featuring a live version of The Damned's 'Neat Neat Neat' and 'Stranger In The House', an outtake from the debut album sessions.

TERRY STAUNTON, RECORD COLLECTOR, 2008: The country-rock hues of 1977's My Aim is True couldn't disguise the venom and rage of Costello the singer and wordsmith, but it was the following year's release that fully established the angry young man persona.... [read full review here]

Additional Notes

The LP is credited to Elvis Costello & The Attractions on the labels only.

Images

Elvis Costello - This Year's Model - UK LP+7" 1978 (Radar - RAD 3 / SAM 83)Elvis Costello - This Year's Model - UK LP+7" 1978 (Radar - RAD 3 / SAM 83) Back Cover

UK LP+7" 1978 (Radar - RAD 3 / SAM 83). The 7" was limited. Click here for more

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Elvis Costello - This Year's Model - US CD 2007 (Hip-O – B0008638-02)

US CD 2007 (Hip-O – B0008638-02). Best version for those who don't want a load of shit "bonus" tracks. Click here for more

Elvis Costello  - This Year's Model - UK 2xCD 2008 (Universal - 00602517606319)Elvis Costello  - This Year's Model - UK 2xCD 2008 (Universal - 00602517606319) Tray

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