Out Of Our Idiot

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Out Of Our Idiot
Out Of Our Idiot album cover.jpg
Compilation album by
Various artists (EC in various guises)
Released1987-12
Recorded1979 - 1987
ProducerNick Lowe, Colin Fairley, The Mono Kings, Clive Langer, Alan Winstanley, The Coward Brothers, Geoff Emerick, Allen Toussaint, Imposter, Elvis Costello, Paul "Bassman" Riley, J.Henry Burnett, Larry Kalman Hirsch
LabelDemon
Length??:?? (LP and cassette)
70:47(CD)
CD back cover and disc.
Booklet.


LP and cassette

Side one
TitleWriter(s)Performer(s) Length
1. Seven Day Weekend  Jimmy Cliff & Elvis CostelloJimmy Cliff, Elvis Costello &
The Attractions
2:37
2. Turning The Town Red  Elvis CostelloElvis Costello & The Attractions 3:20
3. Heathen Town  Elvis CostelloElvis Costello & The Attractions 3:06
4. The People's Limousine  Henry & Howard CowardThe Coward Brothers 3:37
5. So Young  Camilleri, Burstin, FaehseElvis Costello & The Attractions 3:26
6. American Without Tears No. 2  Declan MacManusElvis Costello 3:33
7. Get Yourself Another Fool (Idiot mix)Haywood, TuckerElvis Costello & The Attractions 4:01
8. Walking On Thin Ice  Yoko OnoElvis Costello & The Attractions 3:42
Side two
TitleWriter(s)Performer(s) Length
1. Blue Chair (single version)Declan MacManusElvis Costello 3:38
2. Baby It's You  Bacharach, David, WilliamsElvis Costello & Nick Lowe 3:15
3. From Head To Toe  Smokey RobinsonElvis Costello & The Attractions 2:34
4. Shoes Without Heels  Declan MacManusElvis Costello &
The Confederates
4:14
5. Baby's Got A Brand New Hairdo  Declan MacManusThe Costello Show with
The Attractions
3:21
6. The Flirting Kind  Elvis CostelloElvis Costello & The Attractions 2:58
7. Black Sails In The Sunset  Elvis CostelloElvis Costello & The Attractions 3:09
8. Imperial Bedroom  Elvis CostelloNapoleon Dynamite &
The Royal Guard
2:47
9. The Stamping Ground  Elvis CostelloThe Emotional Toothpaste 3:09


CD

TitleWriter(s)Performer(s) Length
1. Seven Day Weekend  Jimmy Cliff & Elvis CostelloJimmy Cliff, Elvis Costello &
The Attractions
2:37
2. Turning The Town Red  Elvis CostelloElvis Costello & The Attractions 3:20
3. Heathen Town  Elvis CostelloElvis Costello & The Attractions 3:06
4. The People's Limousine  Henry & Howard CowardThe Coward Brothers 3:37
5. So Young  Camilleri, Burstin, FaehseElvis Costello & The Attractions 3:26
6. Little Goody Two Shoes  Elvis CostelloElvis Costello & The Attractions 2:27
7. American Without Tears No. 2  Declan MacManusElvis Costello 3:33
8. Get Yourself Another Fool (Idiot mix)Haywood, TuckerElvis Costello & The Attractions 4:01
9. Walking On Thin Ice  Yoko OnoElvis Costello & The Attractions 3:42
10. Withered And Died  Richard ThompsonThe Imposter 3:12
11. Blue Chair (single version)Declan MacManusElvis Costello 3:38
12. Baby It's You  Bacharach, David, WilliamsElvis Costello & Nick Lowe 3:15
13. From Head To Toe  Smokey RobinsonElvis Costello & The Attractions 2:34
14. Shoes Without Heels  Declan MacManusElvis Costello &
The Confederates
4:14
15. Baby's Got A Brand New Hairdo  Declan MacManusThe Costello Show with
The Attractions
3:21
16. The Flirting Kind  Elvis CostelloElvis Costello & The Attractions 2:58
17. Black Sails In The Sunset  Elvis CostelloElvis Costello & The Attractions 3:09
18. A Town Called Big Nothing (Really Big Nothing)  Declan MacManusThe MacManus Gang 5:43
19. Big Sister  Elvis CostelloElvis Costello & The Attractions 2:16
20. Imperial Bedroom  Elvis CostelloNapoleon Dynamite &
The Royal Guard
2:47
21. The Stamping Ground  Elvis CostelloThe Emotional Toothpaste 3:09

Credits

Tracks 1 & 8 produced by Nick Lowe with Colin Fairley.
Track 2 produced by The Mono Kings, Clive Langer & Alan Winstanley.
Track 3 & 16 produced by Clive Langer & Alan Winstanley.
Track 4 produced by The Coward Brothers.
Track 5 produced at Gunpoint by Nick Lowe.
Track 6 produced by Geoff Emerick.
Track 7 produced by Colin Fairley.
Track 9 produced by Allen Toussaint.
Track 10 produced by Fairley/Imposter.
Track 11 produced by The Coward Brothers.
Track 12 produced by Lowe/Costello/Bassman.
Track 13 produced by EC assisted by Paul Bass.
Track 14 produced by J.Henry Burnett & Larry Kalman Hirsch.
Track 15 produced by J.Henry (T-Bone) Burnett & EC.
Track 17 & 19 produced by Nick Lowe.
Track 18, 20 & 21 produced by EC.

Release information

Release date Media Catalog number Comments
1987-12-04 LP Demon IMP XFIEND 67 with round blue on yellow sticker saying "ELVIS COSTELLO Rare and unreleased cuts X FIEND 67"
1987-12-04 MC Demon IMP FIEND CASS 67
1987-12-04 CD Demon IMP FIEND CD 67

Notes

Charts

  • UK: Went silver (60,000 copies) (date unkown).

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