After a long period of negotiations and speculation, F-Beat Records have signed a worldwide licensing deal with RCA (excluding North America and Scandinavia) — and the first releases are the long-awaited new album and single from Elvis Costello & The Attractions.
The single, "Everyday I Write The Book," is released on July 1. It's taken from the album Punch The Clock, which comes out on July 29 and is produced by Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley, noted for their work with Madness and Dexys among others. The B side of the single, "Heathen Town," was recorded during the same sessions as Punch The Clock but is not on the LP.
The album features "Pills And Soap" — the single released under the pseudonym The Imposter — plus Elvis's version of "Shipbuilding," the song which he wrote with Clive Langer for Robert Wyatt.
Punch The Clock track listing: Side One — "Let Them All Talk," "Everyday I Write The Book," "The Greatest Thing," "The Element Within Her," "Love Went Mad," "Shipbuilding." Side Two — "TKO (Boxing Day)," "Charm School," "The Invisible Man," "Mouth Almighty," "King Of Thieves," "Pills And Soap," "The World And His Wife."