Punch The Clock

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Punch The Clock
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ReleasedAugust 5, 1983
1995 (UK & US reissue)
2003 (UK & US 2CD reissue)
RecordedJanuary-April 1983, AIR Studios, London
ProducerClive Langer & Alan Winstanley
LabelF-Beat (UK 1983)
Columbia (US 1983)
Demon (UK 1995)
Rykodisc (US 1995)
Edsel (UK 2003)
Rhino (US 2003)
Length45:08 (original LP)
67:08 (1995 reissue)
45:08 + 77:45 (2003 reissue)
Photo on back of sleeve by Nick Knight, Dublin, June 1983.


Tracks

Side 1
TitleWriter(s) Length
1. Let Them All Talk  Elvis Costello 3:06
2. Everyday I Write The Book  Elvis Costello 3:52
3. The Greatest Thing  Elvis Costello 3:02
4. The Element Within Her  Elvis Costello 2:51
5. Love Went Mad  Elvis Costello 3:11
6. Shipbuilding  Elvis Costello & Clive Langer 4:50
20:52
Side 2
TitleWriter(s) Length
1. TKO (Boxing Day)  Elvis Costello 3:28
2. Charm School  Elvis Costello 3:52
3. The Invisible Man  Elvis Costello 3:04
4. Mouth Almighty  Elvis Costello 3:02
5. King Of Thieves  Elvis Costello 3:44
6. Pills And Soap  Elvis Costello 3:42
7. The World And His Wife  Elvis Costello 3:24
24:16

Credits

Elvis Costello - vocals, Epiphone, Gretsch & Fender guitars, 'one-finger' Synclavier, Casiotone
The Attractions:
Steve Nieve - Bosendorfer piano, Emulator, Fairlight CMI, Vox organ, Hammond organ, Synclavier
Bruce Thomas - electric Wal bass guitar
Pete Thomas - Gretsch drums, Sabian cymbals
The TKO Horns:
Jim Paterson - trombone
Jeff Blythe - alto sax, baritone sax, clarinet
Paul Speare - tenor sax, flute
Dave Plews - trumpet
Afrodiziak:
Caron Wheeler - backing vocals
Claudia Fontaine - backing vocals
Stuart Robson - trumpet & flugelhorn on "The World And His Wife"
Chet Baker - trumpet solo on "Shipbuilding"
Morris Pert - percussion
David Bedford - string arrangements


Punch The Clock (1995 Rykodisc/Demon edition)

TitleWriter(s) Length
1. Let Them All Talk  Elvis Costello 3:06
2. Everyday I Write The Book  Elvis Costello 3:53
3. The Greatest Thing  Elvis Costello 3:04
4. The Element Within Her  Elvis Costello 2:52
5. Love Went Mad  Elvis Costello 3:13
6. Shipbuilding  Elvis Costello & Clive Langer 4:50
7. TKO (Boxing Day)  Elvis Costello 3:28
8. Charm School  Elvis Costello 3:55
9. The Invisible Man  Elvis Costello 3:04
10. Mouth Almighty  Elvis Costello 3:04
11. King Of Thieves  Elvis Costello 3:44
12. Pills And Soap  Elvis Costello 3:43
13. The World And His Wife  Elvis Costello 3:22
14. Heathen Town  Elvis Costello 3:08
15. The Flirting Kind  Elvis Costello 2:57
16. Walking On Thin Ice  Yoko Ono 3:41
17. The Town Where Time Stood Still  Elvis Costello 3:30
18. Shatterproof  Elvis Costello 2:16
19. The World And His Wife (Live)Elvis Costello 3:11
20. Everyday I Write The Book (Live)Elvis Costello 2:21
67:08

Punch The Clock (2003 Rhino/Edsel edition)

Disc 1: Punch The Clock
TitleWriter(s) Length
1. Let Them All Talk  Elvis Costello 3:06
2. Everyday I Write The Book  Elvis Costello 3:52
3. The Greatest Thing  Elvis Costello 3:02
4. The Element Within Her  Elvis Costello 2:51
5. Love Went Mad  Elvis Costello 3:11
6. Shipbuilding  Elvis Costello & Clive Langer 4:50
7. TKO (Boxing Day)  Elvis Costello 3:28
8. Charm School  Elvis Costello 3:52
9. The Invisible Man  Elvis Costello 3:04
10. Mouth Almighty  Elvis Costello 3:02
11. King Of Thieves  Elvis Costello 3:44
12. Pills And Soap  Elvis Costello 3:42
13. The World And His Wife  Elvis Costello 3:24
45:32
Disc 2: Bonus Disc
TitleWriter(s) Length
1. Everyday I Write The Book (Alternate Version)Elvis Costello 2:20
2. Baby Pictures  Elvis Costello 1:28
3. Heathen Town  Elvis Costello 3:05
4. The Flirting Kind  Elvis Costello 2:57
5. Walking On Thin Ice  Yoko Ono 3:44
6. Big Sister's Clothes / Stand Down Margaret (BBC Session)Costello / Charlery, Cox, Morton, Steele & Wakeling 5:14
7. Danger Zone (BBC Session)Percy Mayfield 2:15
8. Seconds Of Pleasure  Elvis Costello 3:42
9. The Town Where Time Stood Still  Elvis Costello 3:30
10. The World And His Wife (Solo Version)Elvis Costello 2:41
11. Shatterproof  Elvis Costello 2:14
12. Heathen Town (Demo)Elvis Costello 2:16
13. The Flirting Kind (Demo)Elvis Costello 2:50
14. Let Them All Talk (Demo)Elvis Costello 2:12
15. King Of Thieves (Demo)Elvis Costello 3:17
16. The Invisible Man (Demo)Elvis Costello 2:10
17. The Element Within Her (Demo)Elvis Costello 2:13
18. Love Went Mad (Demo)Elvis Costello 3:00
19. The Greatest Thing (Demo)Elvis Costello 2:23
20. Mouth Almighty (Demo)Elvis Costello 3:00
21. Charm School (Demo)Elvis Costello 2:14
22. Possession (Live)Elvis Costello 2:29
23. Secondary Modern (Live)Elvis Costello 3:02
24. The Bells (Live)Gaye, Gordy, Stover & Bristol 4:14
25. Watch Your Step (Live)Elvis Costello 3:22
26. Back Stabbers / King Horse (Live)Huff, McFadden & Whitehead / Costello 4:47
77:45

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