Taking Liberties

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Taking Liberties
Taking Liberties album cover.jpg
Compilation album by
Elvis Costello & The Attractions
ReleasedNovember 1980
ProducerElvis Costello, Nick Lowe
Back and front cover.
LP labels.
LP labels.


Side one
TitleWriter(s) Length
1. Clean Money  Elvis Costello  
2. Girls Talk  Elvis Costello  
3. Talking In The Dark  Elvis Costello  
4. Radio Sweetheart  Elvis Costello 2:24
5. Black And White World (demo)Elvis Costello  
6. Big Tears  Elvis Costello  
7. Just A Memory  Elvis Costello  
8. Night Rally  Elvis Costello  
9. Stranger In The House  Elvis Costello  
10. Clowntime Is Over (version 2)Elvis Costello  
Side two
TitleWriter(s) Length
1. Getting Mighty Crowded  Van McCoy  
2. Hoover Factory  Elvis Costello  
3. Tiny Steps  Elvis Costello  
4. (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea  Elvis Costello  
5. Dr. Luther's Assistant  Elvis Costello  
6. Sunday's Best  Elvis Costello  
7. Crawling To The U.S.A.  Elvis Costello  
8. Wednesday Week  Elvis Costello  
9. My Funny Valentine  Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart  
10. Ghost Train  Elvis Costello  


  • Charted at #28 (US)
  • The album's inner sleeve has recording details for all tracks.
  • This version of "Radio Sweetheart" is a slightly different mix to the original version (B-side of "Less Than Zero" 7"). It does not have the backing vocals singing "Oooooh" at the start of the line "Hope in the eyes..." near the start.
  • There is a Canadian version of the LP that had the CBS/Columbia logo on the label blanked out with a circular black sticker (standard practice for Columbia albums imported to the UK).

Release info

Release date Media Catalog number Comments
1980-11-__ LP Columbia CK 36839 (JC 36939) US (the label resembles the old 78 rpm label,
but with the word 'Columbia' changed to 'Costello')
1980-__-__ LP Columbia PC 36839
1980-__-__ LP Columbia JC 36839 Canada
1980-__-__ 8T Columbia JVC 36839 (Dolby)
19__-__-__ CD

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