Bootleg: Riot Act '83

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Riot Act '83
1983 Riot Act '83 Bootleg front.jpg
unofficial recording of
Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Released1992
RecordedOctober 17, 1983, London, England
June 1, 1981, London, England
September 7, 1983, Austin, Texas
LabelRed Line
Length64:49
Back and disc.
Booklet.

Elvis Costello & The Attractions with The TKO Horns and Afrodiziak, Monday, October 17, 1983, Hammersmith Palais, London, England. Possibly sourced from BBC transcription disc #322 with the tracks rearranged.

Includes bonus tracks from June 1, 1981, London, England, and September 7, 1983, Austin, Texas.


Tracks

TitleWriter(s) Length
1. Let Them All Talk  Elvis Costello 3:29
2. Possession  Elvis Costello 2:30
3. Watch Your Step  Elvis Costello 3:32
4. The Greatest Thing  Elvis Costello 3:17
5. Man Out Of Time  Elvis Costello 4:25
6. Shabby Doll  Elvis Costello 4:41
7. From Head To Toe  Smokey Robinson 2:40
8. Charm School  Elvis Costello 3:29
9. Oliver's Army  Elvis Costello 3:07
10. Shipbuilding  Elvis Costello, Clive Langer 4:34
11. The World And His Wife  Elvis Costello 3:01
12. Alison (with Living A Little, Laughing A Little)Elvis Costello / Thom Bell, Linda Creed 3:46
13. Clowntime Is Over  Elvis Costello 5:55
14. Everyday I Write The Book  Elvis Costello 4:02
15. TKO (Boxing Day)  Elvis Costello 3:27
Bonus tracks
TitleWriter(s) Length
16. Psycho (June 1, 1981, London)Leon Payne 4:06
17. Back Stabbers / King Horse (September 7, 1983, Austin)Huff, McFadden & Whitehead / Costello 4:46


Release info

  • Date:
  • Media: CD
  • Catalogue number (comments): Red Line PSCD 1187

Quality

  • '+' - Joachim Weisbrod
  • Killer. - Michele E Harvey
  • Excellent quality (either SB or FM). Highly recommended. - Harry Mooney
  • I find the Rockpalast show, recorded 2 days earlier and available on the boot Red Shoed Imposter, is musically more interesting. - Olivier Ridolphi

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