Elvis Costello - Watching The Detectives

Elvis Costello - Watching The Detectives Uk 7" Colour Sleeve

Original Release Date

1977

Release Information

UK 7" 1977 (Stiff - BUY 20)

1 Elvis Costello – Watching The Detectives 3:43
2 Elvis Costello & The Attractions – Blame It On Caine 2:58
3 Elvis Costello & The Attractions – Mystery Dance 1:50

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US 7" 1977 (Columbia – 3-10696)

1 Elvis Costello – Watching The Detectives 3:43
2 Elvis Costello & The Attractions – Blame It On Cain/Mystery Dance 4:48

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US 7" 1977 (Columbia – 3-10705)

A
1 Watching The Detectives 3:42
AA
2 Alison 3:05

Chart Placings

UK Chart Hit: 11, 15 wks

Credits

UK 7":

1: Produced by Nick Lowe
2: Produced by Nick Lowe. Recorded Live in London

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US 7" (3-10696):

1: Song Taken From The Columbia Lp My Aim Is True JC 35037. Produced by Nick Lowe for Keepitasahobby Productions
2: Songs Taken From The Columbia Lp My Aim Is True JC 35037. Produced by Nick Lowe for Keepitasahobby Productions. Recorded Live In London

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US 7" (3-10705):

Songs Taken From The Columbia Lp My Aim Is True JC 35037
Produced by Nick Lowe for Keepitasahobby Productions

Additional Credits

"Watching The Detectives":
Elvis Costello - vocals, guitar
Andrew Bodnar - bass
Steve Goulding - drums
Steve Nieve - organ & piano overdubs

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Additional Notes

'Cain' is misspelled with an 'e' on the UK version. The live tracks on the flip are new (you can hear these songs on the LP, but not in these versions). It is a safe assumption that the version of 'Alison' on the US B-side is the remixed one with strings and keyboards.

Images

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UK 7" 1977 (Stiff - BUY 20). Company sleeve. Yes, this is actually Stiff's short-lived new generic company sleeve; many mistake it for a picture sleeve because the telephone directory image seems to suit the song's subject matter. Click here for more

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