Armed Forces

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 Armed Forces
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ReleasedJanuary 5, 1979
RecordedAugust 1978–September 1978, Eden Studios, London
ProducerNick Lowe
LabelRadar (UK 1919)
Columbia (US 1979)
Demon (UK 1993)
Rykodisc (US 1993)
Edsel (UK 2002)
Rhino (US 2002)
Length36:31 (1979 UK)
36:40 (1979 US)
63:29 (1993 reissue)
40:12 + 52:03 (2002 reissue)
UK cover.


Tracks

Side 1
TitleWriter(s) Length
1. Accidents Will Happen  Elvis Costello 3:00
2. Senior Service  Elvis Costello 2:17
3. Oliver's Army  Elvis Costello 2:58
4. Big Boys  Elvis Costello 2:54
5. Green Shirt  Elvis Costello 2:42
6. Party Girl  Elvis Costello 3:20
Side 2
TitleWriter(s) Length
1. Goon Squad  Elvis Costello 3:14
2. Busy Bodies  Elvis Costello 3:33
3. Sunday's Best  Elvis Costello 3:22
4. Moods For Moderns  Elvis Costello 2:48
5. Chemistry Class  Elvis Costello 2:55
6. Two Little Hitlers  Elvis Costello 3:10


US Side 2
In the US, "Sunday's Best" was replaced by "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding?"

TitleWriter(s) Length
1. Goon Squad  Elvis Costello 3:14
2. Busy Bodies  Elvis Costello 3:33
3. Moods For Moderns  Elvis Costello 2:48
4. Chemistry Class  Elvis Costello 2:55
5. Two Little Hitlers  Elvis Costello 3:10
6. (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding?  Nick Lowe 3:31


Credits


Armed Forces (1993 Rykodisc/Demon edition)

TitleWriter(s) Length
1. Accidents Will Happen  Elvis Costello 3:00
2. Senior Service  Elvis Costello 2:17
3. Oliver's Army  Elvis Costello 2:58
4. Big Boys  Elvis Costello 2:54
5. Green Shirt  Elvis Costello 2:42
6. Party Girl  Elvis Costello 3:20
7. Goon Squad  Elvis Costello 3:14
8. Busy Bodies  Elvis Costello 3:33
9. Sunday's Best  Elvis Costello 3:22
10. Moods For Moderns  Elvis Costello 2:48
11. Chemistry Class  Elvis Costello 2:55
12. Two Little Hitlers  Elvis Costello 3:10
13. (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding?  Nick Lowe 3:31
14. My Funny Valentine  Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart 1:28
15. Tiny Steps  Elvis Costello 2:42
16. Clean Money  Elvis Costello 1:57
17. Talking In The Dark  Elvis Costello 1:56
18. Wednesday Week  Elvis Costello 2:01
19. Accidents Will Happen (Live, June 4, 1978)Elvis Costello 3:23
20. Alison (Live, June 4, 1978)Elvis Costello 3:06
21. Watching The Detectives (Live, June 4, 1978)Elvis Costello 6:08


Armed Forces (2002 Rhino/Edsel edition)

Disc 1: Armed Forces
TitleWriter(s) Length
1. Accidents Will Happen  Elvis Costello 3:00
2. Senior Service  Elvis Costello 2:17
3. Oliver's Army  Elvis Costello 2:58
4. Big Boys  Elvis Costello 2:54
5. Green Shirt  Elvis Costello 2:42
6. Party Girl  Elvis Costello 3:20
7. Goon Squad  Elvis Costello 3:14
8. Busy Bodies  Elvis Costello 3:33
9. Sunday's Best  Elvis Costello 3:22
10. Moods For Moderns  Elvis Costello 2:48
11. Chemistry Class  Elvis Costello 2:55
12. Two Little Hitlers  Elvis Costello 3:10
13. (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding?  Nick Lowe 3:31
Disc 2: Bonus Disc
TitleWriter(s) Length
1. Tiny Steps  Elvis Costello 2:41
2. Busy Bodies (Alternate Version)  Elvis Costello 3:47
3. Talking In The Dark  Elvis Costello 1:55
4. Big Boys (Alternate Version)  Elvis Costello 2:54
5. Clean Money  Elvis Costello 1:57
6. Wednesday Week  Elvis Costello 2:03
7. My Funny Valentine  Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart 1:28
8. Accidents Will Happen (Live, June 4, 1978)Elvis Costello 3:18
9. Mystery Dance (Live, June 4, 1978)Elvis Costello 2:01
10. Goon Squad (Live, June 4, 1978)Elvis Costello 3:42
11. Party Girl (Live, June 4, 1978)Elvis Costello 3:19
12. Stranger In The House (Live, June 4, 1978)Elvis Costello 3:52
13. Alison (Live, June 4, 1978)Elvis Costello 3:08
14. Lipstick Vogue (Live, June 4, 1978)Elvis Costello 4:26
15. Watching The Detectives (Live, June 4, 1978)Elvis Costello 5:51
16. You Belong To Me (Live, June 4, 1978)Elvis Costello 2:38
17. Chemistry Class (Live, June 4, 1978)Elvis Costello 2:34


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