Ten Bloody Marys & Ten How's Your Fathers

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Ten Bloody Marys & Ten How's Your Fathers
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Compilation album by
Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Released1980-11-07 (UK, cassette)
1984-04-06 (UK, LP)
Recorded1977 - 1980
ProducerElvis Costello, Nick Lowe


Side one
TitleWriter(s) Length
1. Clean Money  Elvis Costello 1:57
2. Girls Talk  Elvis Costello 1:56
3. Talking In The Dark  Elvis Costello 1:56
4. Radio Sweetheart †  Elvis Costello 2:24
5. Big Tears  Elvis Costello 3:10
6. Crawling To The U.S.A.  Elvis Costello 2:52
7. Just A Memory  Elvis Costello 2:14
8. Watching The Detectives  Elvis Costello 3:43
9. Stranger In The House  Elvis Costello 3:01
10. Clowntime Is Over (version 2)Elvis Costello 3:44
Side two
TitleWriter(s) Length
1. Getting Mighty Crowded  Van McCoy 2:05
2. Hoover Factory  Elvis Costello 1:43
3. Tiny Steps  Elvis Costello 2:42
4. (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding?  Nick Lowe 3:31
5. Dr. Luther's Assistant  Elvis Costello 3:28
6. Radio, Radio  Elvis Costello 3:04
7. Black And White World (demo)Elvis Costello 1:51
8. Wednesday Week  Elvis Costello 2:02
9. My Funny Valentine  Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart 1:25
10. Ghost Train  Elvis Costello 3:05

Release information

Release date Media Catalog number Comments
1980-11-07 MC F-Beat XX6C UK
1980-04-06 LP Demon IMP FIEND 27 UK
1984-04-06 MC Demon IMP FIENDCASS 27 UK
1986-01-__ CD Demon IMP FIEND CD 27 UK
19__-__-__ LP Liberation Records LIB 5104 Australia
19__-__-__ MC Liberation Records TCLIB 5104 Australia
1998-10-02 CD Demon 5035 UK


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


  • Initially a UK cassette only release, released in the US as Taking Liberties.
  • Original cassette copies were made of gold plastic and came in a gold case.
  • 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.

  • The CD version has a typo in the song list which reads "Balck And White World".


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