Elvis was desperate for another 'hit', and so Clive Langer & Alan Winstanley were
brought in to produce this record. Tne result was their best selling album since
Get Happy!! and the single Everyday I Write The Book became a top 40
hit in the US. However, he never seemed happy with the producers' deliberation and
attention to detail. It was such a contrast to the craziness of Nick Lowe.
"I gave myself over to a production sound on Punch The Clock & Goodbye Cruel World, and this sound hasn't dated too well" (EC).
Initial UK release: Side 1: Let Them All Talk Everyday I Write The Book The Greatest Thing The Element Within Her Love Went Mad Shipbuilding Side 2: TKO (Boxing Day) Charm School The Invisible Man Mouth Almighty King Of Thieves Pills And Soap The World And His Wife Bonus tracks on Demon/Rykodisc CD reissue: Heathen Town The Flirting Kind Walking On Thin Ice Town Where Time Stood Still (demo) Shatterproof (demo) The World And His Wife (live solo) Everyday I Write The Book (live)
1983-08-05 Punch The Clock 1995-02-28 Punch The Clock (reissue) 1995-03-16 Punch The World [US radio promo] 2003-09-__ Punch The Clock, Trust & Get Happy!! Sampler
1983-05-27 Pills And Soap / Pills And Soap (extened version) 1983-07-01 Everyday I Write The Book / Heathen Town 1983-07-01 Everyday I Write The Book / Heathen Town ; Night Time 1983-07-__ Everyday I Write The Book (extended remix) / Heathen Town ; Night Time 1983-08-__ Everyday I Write The Book (special club version) ; Everyday I Write The Book (insrumental) / Heathen Town ; Night Time 1983-__-__ Punch The Clock Promo Pack [UK promo] 1983-__-__ Punch The Clock promo [US promo] 1983-__-__ Let Them All Talk / The Flirting Kind 1983-09-09 Let Them All Talk (extended remix) / The Flirting Kind 1983-__-__ Let Them All Talk / Shipbuilding 1983-__-__ Shipbuilding / The World And His Wife