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1989

M01

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The Album Network: Tune Up 29
various artists

Veronica (EC/Paul McCartney) - EC

[1989-01-30; CD; (US promo)]


M02

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Spike
Elvis Costello
Side 1:

...This Town... (4:26)
Let Him Dangle (4:44)
Deep Dark Truthful Mirror (4:03)
Veronica (EC/Paul McCartney) (3:10)
God's Comic (5:27)
Chewing Gum (3:43)
Tramp The Dirt Down (5:40)

Side 2:

Stalin Malone (4:04)
Satellite (5:42)
Pads, Paws And Claws (EC/Paul McCartney) (2:54)
Baby Plays Around (EC/Cait O'Riordan) (2:48)
Miss Macbeth (4:22)
Any King's Shilling (6:03)
Coal-Train Robberies (3:15) - only on CD & cassette versions
Last Boat Leaving (3:29)

(64:36)
[1989-02-06; CD; Warner 925 848-2]
[1989-02-06; LP; Warner 925 848-1/WX 238 (also available in the US through BMG mail order, no: BMG R100841)]
[1989-02-06; MC; Warner 925 848-4]
[1989-__-__; CD; Warner PRO-CD-3426 (US promo, tartan pic.CD, digipack with booklet)]
[1989-02-25; CD; Warner 25P2-2491 (Japan)]
[1989-__-__; MC; WEA 9 25948-4 (Singapore)]
[19__-__-__; LP; Warner 00619 (Brazilian promo, incl. lyrics)]
[1995-__-__; CD; Warner WPCR 351 (Japan, reissue)]

Produced by Elvis Costello, Kevin Killen & T Bone Burnett.
German test pressings of the LP for instore play were issued.
Reached #5 in UK charts, & #32 in the US.
US: Went gold (500,000 copies) in 1989.
UK: Went gold (100,000 copies) (date unknown).


M03

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Spike Album Sampler
Elvis Costello
Side 1 & Side 2:

...This Town...
Let Him Dangle
Deep Dark Truthful Mirror
Veronica (EC/Paul McCartney)
God's Comic
Chewing Gum
Tramp The Dirt Down

[1989-02-__; LP; Warner (no cat.#, matrix #: R/S Alsdorf 925848-1-A) (promo, white record label, white sleeve with small round black on white sticker saying "ELVIS COSTELLO ALBUM SAMPLER For instore play only")]

Both side 1 and side 2 are identical.
The 'Alsdorf' part of the matrix number indicates that this was pressed in Alsdorf, Germany.


M04

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Timothy White's Rock Stars (feat: Elvis Costello: The Spike Sessions)

...This Town... - EC
Veronica (EC/Paul McCartney) - EC
Pads, Paws And Claws (live in the studio) (EC/Paul McCartney) (2:28) - EC
Alison - EC
Watching The Detectives - EC+A
Wave A White Flag (Honky Tonk demo) - EC
Pump It Up - EC+A
Oliver's Army - EC+A
Temptation - EC+A
Girls Talk - EC+A
Everyday I Write The Book - EC+A
You're No Good (live in the studio) (Clint Ballard Jr.) (2:35) - EC
Sally Sue Brown (live in the studio) (Alexander) (1:11) - EC
Deep Dark Truthful Mirror - EC

(89:37)
[1989-02-__; 2xLP; Westwood One (US radio promo, white slv. + play sheet)]

This is release contains an interview with Elvis plus the above listed songs. EC plays acoustic guitar and piano to illustrate parts of the conversation, and plays bits of Bon Jovi's "Bad Medicine", "Pads, Paws And Claws", "Mystery Dance", "Ghetto Child" (from The Detroit Spinners), "Everyday I Write The Book" and "Tramp The Dirt Down".


M05

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Veronica single
Elvis Costello

Veronica (EC/Paul McCartney) (3:10)
You're No Good (Clint Ballard Jr.) (2:17)

[1989-02-20; 7"; Warner W7558 (UK, ps)]
[1989-02-__; 7"; WB 7-22981/W7558 (Germany, ps)]
[1989-02-__; MC; WB 7-22981]
[1989-__-__; 7"; WB 7.27558/MX302345 (Australia, glossy ps)


M06

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Veronica single
Elvis Costello

Veronica (EC/Paul McCartney) (3:08)
You're No Good (Clint Ballard Jr.) (2:17)
The Room Nobody Lives In (John Sebastian) (4:40)
Coal-Train Robberies (3:13)

[1989-02-20; 12"; W7558 T 921156-0]
[1989-02-20; 12"; W7558 TW 921156-0 (limited edition /w poster)]
[1989-02-20; CD3; W7558 CD 921156-2]
[1989-02-20; CD5; W7558 CDX 921167-2 (also as pic. CD)]

"YNG" & "TRNLI" produced by Fairley/Imposter.
Reached #31 in UK charts, & #19 in the US (EC's 2nd US top 40 hit).


M07

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Veronica single
Elvis Costello

Veronica (EC/Paul McCartney) (3:10)
Veronica (EC/Paul McCartney) (3:10)

[1989-02-__; 12"; Warner PRO-A-3424 (promo, some /w free poster, 2 diff. sleeves: one /w musician credits & the other without)]
[1989-02-__; 7"; WEA 1.039 (Spanish promo)]


M08

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Veronica single
Elvis Costello

Veronica (EC/Paul McCartney) (3:10)

[1989-__-__; CD5; Warner PRO-CD-3424 (US promo)]


M09

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The Elvis Costello Hour
Elvis Costello

...This Town... (bastard mix)

[1989-__-__; 2xLP; Warner Brothers Words & Music series #165, PRO-A-3488 (US promo)]
[1989-__-__; MC; Warner WB 3488 (US DJ promo)]

Features 'an hour of conversation and music from his Warner Bros. debut album Spike". 4x15 mins. of interview with Bill Flanagan.
The 'bastard mix' is very similar to the album version, but has a chorus of multi-tracked Elvises crooning 'sweetheart' over the word 'bastard'. But the word 'bastard' is still perfectly audible.


M10

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Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner

Side 1 (13:31):

Miracle Man - EC
Radio, Radio - EC+A
Deep Dark Truthful Mirror - EC

Side 2 (13:37):

The Loved Ones - EC+A
Pads, Paws And Claws (EC/Paul McCartney) - EC
Oliver's Army - EC+A
Veronica (EC/Paul McCartney) - EC

Side 3 (15:28):

God's Comic - EC
Everyday I Write The Book - EC+A
Alison - EC

Side 4 (14:14):

Accidents Will Happen - EC+A
(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding? (Nick Lowe) - EC+A
(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes - EC
...This Town... - EC

(58:50)
[1989-03-__; 2xLP; Westwood One OTR 89-14 (US radio promo)]

This release also contains conversation and commercials.


M11

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Follow Our Trax Volume II
various artists

Pads, Paws And Claws (EC/Paul McCartney) (2:54) - EC

[1989-__-__; CD; Warner Brothers PRO-CD-3650 (US promo)]


M12

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"Let Him Dangle" Plus Other Tracks You Might Like
Elvis Costello

Let Him Dangle (4:44)
Coal-Train Robberies (3:16)
The Ugly Things (Nick Lowe) (2:55)
You're No Good (Clint Ballard Jr.) (2:17)

(13:12)
[1989-__-__; CD5; Warner PRO-CD-3720 (US promo)]


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KBFH radio promo

[1989-03-__; CD; (US radio promo)]

For broadcasting the week of 5-Mar.


M13

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Baby Plays Around single
Elvis Costello

Baby Plays Around (EC/Cait O'Riordan) (2:48)
Poisoned Rose (4:15)
Almost Blue (2:46) - EC+A
My Funny Valentine (Rodgers/Hart) (1:28)

[1989-05-08; 7"; WEA W2949 (ps)]
[1989-05-08; 10"; WEA W2949TE (ps)]

Reached #65 in UK charts.


M14

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Baby Plays Around single
Elvis Costello

Baby Plays Around (EC/Cait O'Riordan) (2:48)
Point Of No Return (Goffin/King) (2:35)
Almost Blue (2:46) - EC+A
My Funny Valentine (Rodgers/Hart) (1:28)

[1989-05-08; CD3; Warner 2949CD 921229-2]
[1989-05-08; 12"; Warner 2949T 921229-2 (ps)]
[1989-05-08; MC; Warner 2949C]

"PONR" produced by Fairley/Imposter.


M15

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Deep Dark Truthful Mirror single
Elvis Costello

Deep Dark Truthful Mirror (4.03)
Point Of No Return (Goffin/King) (2:35)
Almost Blue (2:46) - EC+A
My Funny Valentine (Rodgers/Hart) (1:28)

[1989-__-__; CD3; Warner 921238-2 (Germany)]

"PONR" produced by Fairley/Imposter. "MFV" produced by EC.


M16

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Deep Dark Truthful Mirror single
Elvis Costello

Deep Dark Truthful Mirror (4.03)
My Funny Valentine (Rodgers/Hart) (1:28)

[1989-__-__; 7"; Warner W2949 922922-7 (Germany, ps)]


M17

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Deep Dark Truthful Mirror
Elvis Costello

Deep Dark Truthful Mirror (4:03)
Deep Dark Truthful Mirror (4:03)

[1989-__-__; 7"; Warner 1.090 (Spanish promo, ps)]


M18

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...This Town... single
Elvis Costello

...This Town... (4:26)
The Ugly Things (Nick Lowe) (2:55)

[1989-__-__; 7"; Warner 922 832-7 (Germany, ps)]

"TUT" produced by Fairley Imposter Productions.


M19

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...This Town... single
Elvis Costello

...This Town...

[1989-__-__; CD; Warner PRO-CD-3511 (US promo)]


M20

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From Hell To Obscurity
various artists

Psycho (live; Palomino) (Leon Payne) - EC+A
They'll Never Take Her Love From Me (Leon Payne) - The Coward Bros.

[1989-__-__; CD; Blackmail (Demon) BLACK CD 1 (mail-order only)]
[1989-__-__; LP; Blackmail (Demon) BLACK 1 (mail-order only)]


M21

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Flowers In The Dirt
Paul McCartney

You Want Her Too (EC/McCartney) (3:13) - EC on second vocal & intro keyboards

(66:31)
[1989-__-__; CD; Parlophone PCSD 106]
[1989-__-__; LP; Parlophone PCSD 106]
[1989-__-__; CD; Capitol CDP7 91653-2 (USA)]
[1993-__-__; CD; MPL/Parlophone/EMI 0777 7 89138 2 5 ('The Paul McCartney Collection', digitally remastered)]
"YWHT" was produced by Paul McCartney/Neil Dorfsman/Mitchell Froom/EC.
EC co-wrote four songs on this album with McCartney. (A fifth appears on the 1993 remaster.)


M22

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Girls + £ ÷ Girls = $ & Girls
Elvis Costello
Disc 1:

Watching The Detectives (3:44)
I Hope You're Happy Now (3:08)
This Year's Girl (3:21)
Lovers Walk (2:18)
Pump It Up (3:15)
Strict Time (2:41)
Temptation (2:34)
(I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea (3:09)
High Fidelity (2:28)
Lovable (EC/Cait O'Riordan) (2:52)
Mystery Dance (1:41)
Big Tears (3:10)
Uncomplicated (UK version) (3:24)
Lipstick Vogue (3:32)
Man Out Of Time (5:28)
Brilliant Mistake (3:44)
New Lace Sleeves (3:48)
Accidents Will Happen (2:59)
Beyond Belief (2:31)
Black And White World (1:56)
Green Shirt (2:41)
The Loved Ones (2:47)
New Amsterdam (2:13)
(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes (2:49)
King Horse (3:00)
Big Sister's Clothes (2:12)

Disc 2:

Alison (3:20)
Men Called Uncle (2:18) - listed as "Man Called Uncle"
Party Girl (3:22)
Shabby Doll (4:44)
Motel Matches (2:31)
Tiny Steps (2:42)
Almost Blue (2:47)
Riot Act (3:38)
Love Field (3:27)
Possession (2:05)
Poisoned Rose (4:08)
Indoor Fireworks (4:09)
I Want You (single version) (5:50)
Oliver's Army (2:57)
Pills And Soap (3:44)
Sunday's Best (3:23)
Watch Your Step (2:59)
Less Than Zero (3:12)
Clubland (3:46)
Tokyo Storm Warning (EC/O'Riordan) (6:26)
Shipbuilding (EC/Langer) (4:52)

(153:49)
[1989-10-__; 2xCD; Demon IMP FIEND CD160 (UK)]
[1989-10-__; 2xCD; Columbia 46897 (USA)]
[1996-08-06; 2xCD; Demon D FIEND CD160 (UK, reissued at reduced price in slim 2xCD case)]

This version of Mystery Dance ends differently to the original that appeared on the My Aim Is True LP. The fade-out ending has been changed to a sudden stop.
This version of Uncomplicated doesn't have an 'anvil/hammer' sound effect after the "horse that knows arithmetic" line and is the same as the original UK CD version.
Despite I Want You being listed here as the 'single version', both the 7" & 12" singles had the full version of this track!
Although the booklet of the reissued 1996 version is identical to the original, the quality of it is noticably poorer - the cover art is blurred and the contrast of the b&w photos inside is too high.


M23

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Girls + £ ÷ Girls = $ & Girls
Elvis Costello
Record 1 - side 1:

Watching The Detectives
I Hope You're Happy Now
Pump It Up
Lovers Walk
Temptation
Lovable (EC/O'Riordan)
(I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea
High Fidelity
Lipstick Vogue

Record 1 - side 2:

Man Out Of Time
Brilliant Mistake
New Lace Sleeves
King Horse
Green Shirt
(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes
Beyond Belief

Record 2 - side 1:

Alison
Indoor Fireworks
Party Girl
Almost Blue
Riot Act
Poisoned Rose
I Want You (single version)
I'll Wear It Proudly

Record 2 - side 2:

Oliver's Army
Pills And Soap
Stranger In The House
Clubland
Tokyo Storm Warning (EC/O'Riordan)
Shipbuilding (EC/Langer)

[1989-10-__; 2xLP; Demon IMP D-FIEND 160]
[1989-10-__; DAT; Demon IMP FIEND 160]


M24

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Girls + £ ÷ Girls = $ & Girls
Elvis Costello
Cassette 1 - side 1:

Watching The Detectives (3:43)
I Hope You're Happy Now (3:05)
This Year's Girl (3:21)
Strict Time (2:39)
Pump It Up (3:15)
Lovers Walk (2:16)
Temptation (2:32)
Honey, Are You Straight Or Are You Blind? (2:07)
Lovable (EC/O'Riordan) (2:52)
Girls Talk (1:54)
Mystery Dance (1:38)
(I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea (3:07)
High Fidelity (2:27)
Big Tears (3:09)
Lipstick Vogue (3:31)
Poor Napoleon (3:20)

Cassette 1 - side 2:

Man Out Of Time (5:26)
Brilliant Mistake (3:40)
New Lace Sleeves (3:46)
Accidents Will Happen (3:01)
Home Is Anywhere You Hang Your Head (5:03)
The Loved Ones (2:48)
King Horse (3:00)
Green Shirt (2:42)
Turning The Town Red (3:20)
New Amsterdam (2:11)
(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes (2:47)
Beyond Belief (2:37)
Sleep Of The Just (3:49)

Cassette 2 - side 1:

Alison (3:23)
Shabby Doll (4:45)
Our Little Angel (4:02)
The Long Honeymoon (4:13)
Men Called Uncle (2:18) - listed as "Man Called Uncle"
Almost Blue (2:47)
Riot Act (3:36)
Crimes Of Paris (4:19)
Poisoned Rose (4:07)
I Want You (single version) (5:49)
Jack Of All Parades (5:16)

Cassette 2 - side 2:

Oliver's Army (2:57)
Little Palaces (3:48)
Pills And Soap (3:42)
Night Rally (2:44)
American Without Tears (4:30)
Watch Your Step (2:59)
Suit Of Lights (4:05)
Clubland (3:43)
Tokyo Storm Warning (EC/O'Riordan) (6:24)
Shipbuilding (EC/Langer) (4:51)
Clowntime Is Over (2:58)

[1989-10-__; 2xCAS; Demon IMP FIEND CASS 160/161 (UK)]
[1989-10-__; 2xCAS; Columbia C2T-46897 (USA)]

In the UK the cassettes are sold separately as volumes 1 & 2.
This version of "Mystery Dance" ends differently to the original that appeared on the MAIT LP. The fade-out ending has been changed to a sudden stop.


M25

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Accidents Will Happen / Alison single
Elvis Costello

Accidents Will Happen - EC+A
Alison - EC

[1989-__-__; CD3; Columbia Hall Of Fame 13K-68632 CSIG 000238 (USA)]


M26

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Hits Now '89 Volume Two
various artists

Veronica (EC/Paul McCartney) - EC

[1989-__-__; ; (Australia)]


M27

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Follow Our Tracks - Music From 9 Road Bound Bands
various artists

...This Town... (Declan MacManus) (4:26) - EC

[1989-__-__; LP; Warner, PRO-A-3503 (US promo)]
[1989-__-__; CD; Warner PRO-CD-3503 (US promo)]