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)

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
Limited Single
13 Stranger In The House 3:01
14 Neat, Neat, Neat 3:17

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US LP 1978 (Columbia - JC 35331)

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 Lip Service 2:39
9 Living In Paradise 3:48
10 Lipstick Vogue 3:34
11 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

Chart Placings

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

Credits

UK/US LP:

Produced by Nick Lowe

Bruce, Elvis, Steve, Pete

Free 7" on UK Version:
13: An Ancient Production
14: An Alive Production

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Deluxe Edition CD:

Produced by Nick Lowe
Engineered by Roger Bechirian
Recorded at Eden Studios, London, UK, late 1977/early 1978

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

This Year's Model was first issued as Radar RAD 3 (UK), March 1978 and as Columbia JC 35331 (US), April 1978
(I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea and Night Rally were included only on the UK version of the album.
Radio, Radio was included only on the US version of the album.

Mastered by Dan Hersch at DigiPrep, Los Angeles, CA

Production: Michele Horie

Disc One Bonus Tracks:
14: Recorded during the This Year's Model sessions. First issued as the B-side to Pump It Up, Radar ADA 10 (UK), April 28th 1978. Also issued as B-side to This Years Girl, Columbia 3-10762 (US), released in 1978.
15: Recorded at Waterloo Studios, Sydney, Australia. First issued on the soundtrack album, Americathon, Lorimar/Columbia JS 36174 (US), released in 1979. Subsequently featured on the album Taking Liberties, Columbia JC 36839 (US) released November 1980.
16: Recorded at Eden Studios, London, 1978. First issued as the B-side of Radio Radio, Radar ADA 24 (UK), released October 20th 1978.
17-19: Recorded at Eden Studios, London, January 1978. All three tracks were first issued on the This Year's Model 2CD Edition (2001).
20-21: Recorded live at Leicester University, UK, October 22, 1977. Neat, Neat Neat (Live) was first issued as the B-side of Stranger in the House, Radar SAM 83 (UK), a bonus single included in the initial copies of This Year's Model. Roadette Song (Live) was first issued on the This Year's Model 2CD Edition (2001). Track
22: Recorded at Eden Studios, London, late 1977/early 1978. First issued on This Year's Model 2CD Edition (2001)
23: Recorded at Basin Street Studios, August 7th 1977. First issued on This Year's Model 2CD Edition (2001).

Disc Two:
Recorded by Sonority Recording Co. Inc, Rockville, MD.

Additional Credits

None yet

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. For those who want the this thing on CD without a billion bonus tracks, I would direct you to the digipak Hip-O release from 2007, which only has the one ('Radio, Radio ') and is the same master as the Deluxe CD.

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

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US LP 1978 (Columbia - JC 35331). 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)

UK 2xCD 2008 (Universal - 00602517606319). Deluxe Edition. Click here for more

 

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