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Vinyl LP (1979)

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Armed Forces (Vinyl LP)
Elvis Costello & The Attractions


[1979-02-10; LP; Radar P-10627F (Japan, promo copies also exist)]

"Vinyl LP release in Japan of 'Armed Forces'.
Issued either "with" or "without" the "Live At Hollywood High EP" PZ-5F
A white flash on the OBI indicates the inclusion of the additional EP!"

CD 1988 (repack of Demon UK CD)

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Armed Forces
Elvis Costello & The Attractions


[1988-05-26; CD; Demon/MSI FIEND CD 21 (Japan, no additional tracks)]

"First release in Japan on CD of 'Armed Forces'.
These initial releases were exactly the same as the UK Demon CD,
with an MSI distribution OBI added and Japanese paper lyric/info insert"

CD 1993 (with Extended Play tracks)

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Armed Forces + Extended Play tracks
Elvis Costello & The Attractions


[1993-__-__; CD; Demon/MSI MSIEC 3 (Japan, with "extended play" tracks)]

"Japanese equivalent release of the Rykodisc/Demon issue of 'Armed Forces'.
These initial releases were exactly the same as the UK Ryko/Demon CD,
with an MSI distribution OBI added and Japanese paper lyric/info insert"

2CD 2002 (with Bonus Disc)

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Armed Forces + Bonus Disc
Elvis Costello & The Attractions


[2002-__-__; 2CD; Edsel/MSI MANUS 103 (Japan, with "bonus disc")]

"Japanese equivalent release of the Rhino/Edsel 2CD issue of 'Armed Forces'.
These initial releases were exactly the same as the EU Rhino/Edsel CD's,
with an MSI distribution OBI added and Japanese paper lyric/info insert"

CD 2003 (Mini Replica LP)

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Armed Forces (Mini LP / Card Sleeve)
Elvis Costello & The Attractions


[2003-09-27; CD; Victor VICP-62503 (Japan)]

"Japanese mini LP replica CD with Card sleeve. Made in Japan
"Original Jacket Collection" OBI and Japanese paper lyric/info insert.
No extra tracks are included on this release."

2CD 2004 (Remastered + Bonus Disc)

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Armed Forces Remastered + Bonus Disc
Elvis Costello & The Attractions


[2004-05-21; 2CD; Victor VICP-62705/6 (Japan)]

"Japanese 2CD (Remastered) reissue. 13mm Jewel Case Made in Japan
OBI extends across the fullback face of the Jewel case.
Includes Japanese paper lyric/info insert."

CD 2006 (K2HD Remastering)

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Armed Forces K2HD Remastering
Elvis Costello & The Attractions


[2006-06-16; CD; Victor VICP-63493 (Japan)]

"Japanese CD (with K2HD Remastering). Mini replica CD LP. Card Sleeve. Made in Japan
Gold coloured "Original Jacket Collection" OBI.
Includes Japanese paper lyric/info insert.
No extra tracks are included on this release."

CD 2007 (Budget Reissue)

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Armed Forces "1470 Yen OBI"
Elvis Costello & The Attractions


[2007-09-05; CD; Universal/Hip-O UICY-90627 (Japan)]

Extra track "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding?"
"Japanese budget reissue CD. Jewel case. Made in Japan
Lilac coloured "1470 Yen" Super Nice Price OBI.
Includes Japanese paper lyric/info insert."

CD 2009 (Budget Reissue)

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Armed Forces (Budget Reissue)
Elvis Costello & The Attractions


[2009-03-04; CD; Universal/Hip-O UICY-60089 (Japan)]

"Japanese budget reissue. Made in Japan
CD with Jewel Case & "My Generation / My Music" OBI.
Includes Japanese paper lyric/info insert. Bonus track "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding?"
This series was limited to retail sales between 4th March and 31st May 2009 in Japan"

CD 2013 (+1 series Reissue)

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Armed Forces (+1)
Elvis Costello & The Attractions


[2013-03-20; CD; Universal/Hip-O UICY-20457 (Japan)]

"Japanese CD in Jewel case. Made in Japan
Includes Japanese paper lyric/info insert.
"Back To The Rock Years 1978-1982" OBI
+1 track "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding?""