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Armed Forces - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Accidents Will Happen (3:00)
Senior Service (2:17)
Oliver's Army (2:57)
Big Boys (2:55)
Green Shirt (2:42)
Party Girl (3:20)
Goon Squad (3:15)
Busy Bodies (3:33)
Sunday's Best (3:23) - only on UK, Israeli, Swedish & Greek versions
Moods For Moderns (2:49)
Chemistry Class (2:55)
Two Little Hitlers (3:10)
(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding? (Nick Lowe) (3:30) - only on US version
[1979-01-05; LP; Radar RAD 14 (UK)]
[1979-__-__; LP; Columbia JC 35709 (US, some copies were issued on gold & black speckled vinyl and with a sticker on the cover with a picture of Elvis and the words "Colored vinyl". Promo copies were issued with "For Promotion Only" stamped in gold on the cover, but without the free 7". White label promos including free 7" were also issued)]
[1979-__-__; LP; Columbia JC 35709 (Canada, black, yellow or multicoloured vinyl. 'Dripping paint' sleeve. White label promos including free 7" were also issued)]
[1979-__-__; MC; Columbia JCT 35709 (US)]
[1979 __ __; MC; Columbia PCT 35709 (Canada)]
[1979-__-__; LP; Smash SLEPT 5 (Sweden, fold-out slv. + postcards)]
[1979-__-__; MC; Smash BARA 5 (Sweden, UK lineup)]
[____-__-__; 8T; Columbia 35709 (US, part of vocal "Green Shirt" was cut)]
[____-__-__; 8T; Columbia JCA 35709 (Canada)]
[____-__-__; R2R; Columbia (USA)]
[____-__-__; MC; IMD (Saudi Arabia)]
[1979-02-10; LP; Radar P-10627F (Japan)]
[1979-02-10; MC; Radar PKF-5034 (Japan)]
[197_-__-__; LP; Warner 56597 (Israel, US cover, UK lineup)]
[1979-__-__; LP; Radar/Hispavox 90.110 (Spain)]
[1979-__-__; LP; WEA 38026 (Brazil)]
[1979-__-__; LP; WEA Radar 56597 (Greece, UK lineup)]
[1979-__-__; LP; WEA 208767/RAD 14 (Argentina promo; all song titles translated into Spanish on label & “elephants” cover)]
[1980-05-__; LP; F-Beat XXLP 5]
[____-__-__; LP; WEA 3011 (Korea, US lineup & cover, but black & white “elephants” reverse, and UK label design)]
[1984-04-06; LP; Demon IMP FIEND 21]
[____-__-__; MC; Demon IMP FIEND CASS 21]
[1984-__-__; LP; Columbia PC 35709 (US/Canada)]
[1984-__-__; MC; Columbia PCT 35709 (US/Canada)]
[1986-01-__; CD; Demon IMP FIEND CD 21]
[1986-01-__; CD; Columbia CK 35709 (US)]
[____-__-__; LP; Liberation Records LIB 5102 (Australia)]
[____-__-__; MC; Liberation Records TCLIB 5102 (Australia)]
[1991-__-__; LP; Linn Selekt audiophile pressing]
Some UK copies were mispressed and have 'Peace, Love & Understanding' instead of 'Two Little Hitlers'.
Produced by Nick Lowe.
The initial UK LP had a fold-out cover, and included 4 postcards and the 7" Live At Hollywood High (C03). It also had a large, oblong, yellow sticker with red hand grenade motif and white writing that read "Free EP inside".
The original US & UK LP releases had different covers. The UK cover was the 'elephants', while the US one was 'dripping paint'. Both covers and most of the original artwork has been reproduced in the Ryko/Demon re-release.
The working title for this album, "Emotional Fascism", appears on the LP inner sleeve.
The original UK Demon CD issues had the US track listing on cover and disc. Later copies had one of these changed and had an erratum sticker saying that the disc didn't match the cover. The correct listing on both cover and disc was eventually released.
According to an advert in Goldmine (5/12) some copies on this album exist on gold & black speckled vinyl.
Reached #2 in UK charts, & #10 in the US.
US: Went gold (500,000 copies) in 1979.
UK: Went platinum (300,000 copies) (date unknown).
Live At Hollywood High - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Accidents Will Happen (live) (3:23)
Alison (live) (3:06)
Watching The Detectives (6:07)
[1979-01-05; 7"; Radar SAM 90 (UK, ps)]
[1979-__-__; 7"; Columbia AE7-1171 (US, ps)]
[1979-01-__; 7"; Smash TAR 7 / WEA-Radar RAD 17289 (SAM 90) (Sweden, but cover says "Made in Germany")]
[1979-01-__; 12"; Columbia AS529 (US promo)]
[1979-__-__; 7"; Radar ______ (New Zealand, ps)]
[79 01 05; 7"; Radar PZ-5F (Japan, ps)]
Free with Armed Forces LP.
'An Alive Production' (Nick Lowe)
These tracks were recorded on 1978-06-04.
This was also released as a US white label promo.
Accidents Will Happen (live; Hollywood High)
[____-__-__; CD5; (US promo)]
- Issued by CMJ celebrating 10 years of college music service.
Oliver's Army single - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Oliver's Army (2:56)
My Funny Valentine (Rodgers/Hart) (1:25)
[1979-02-02; 7"; Radar ADA 31 (UK, ps)]
[1979-03-__; 7"; Radar WB/RAD 17.344 (Holland/German, ps)]
[1979-__-__; 7"; Smash Records TAR 8 (Sweden, ps)]
[1979-__-__; 7"; Radar/Warner P-387F (Japan, ps)]
[1979-__-__; 7"; Radar/Hispavox 45-1832(SN) (Spain, ps)] (“OA” has been given the title “El ejercito de Oliver” and “MFV” has been given the title “Mi graciosa Valentina”!; Side B label reads “My Funky Valentine”!)]
"MFV" production is incorrectly credited to Nick Lowe on B-side. On later copies this was corrected, and the performer of the track was also changed to just EC.
Reached #2 in UK charts.
UK: Went gold (500,000 copies) (date unknown).
Accidents Will Happen single - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Accidents Will Happen (3:00)
Talking In The Dark (1:56)
Wednesday Week (2:02)
[1979-05-04; 7"; Radar ADA 35 (UK, group ps, video ps or inside out video ps)]
[1979-__-__; 7"; Radar RAD 17 393 N (Germany/Belgium, ps different to UK)]
[1979-__-__; 7"; Radar WB.17.393 (Holland, ps different to UK)]
[1979-__-__; 7"; Radar 45-1884 (Spain, ps)]
[1979-__-__; 7"; Radar/Warner P-444F (Japan, fold out ps + lyrics)]
"TITD" & "WW" produced by Nick Lowe.
Issued with 3 different picture sleeves, the first and most common was inside out and featured pictures from the animated video. Some copies had the sleeve the correct way round. The third cover was a more conventional design with the 'fish is brain food' picture.
Etched on the runoff groove of A-side of the UK version is either the message "Porky Prime cuts will happen" or "A Porky Prime Cut".
Reached #28 in UK charts.