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1982

F01

The Continuous History of Rock and Roll (Show #18: Modern Rock) - various artists
Pump It Up - EC+A
[1982-02-__; 2xLP; Rolling Stone Magazine Productions RSMP 82-18 (US radio promo)]
This was for broadcast on 6th & 7th Feb. 1982. Side 4 also contains an ad for a Costello feature.


F02

I'm Your Toy single - Elvis Costello & The Attractions with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
I'm Your Toy (live) (Ethridge/Parsons) (3:47)
Cry, Cry, Cry (Johnny Cash) (2:49) - EC+A
Wondering (Joe Werner) (2:21) - EC+A
[1982-04-02; 7"; F-Beat XX21 (UK, ps)]
"I'm Your Toy" was arranged & conducted by Robert Kirby & recorded at The Royal Albert Hall, London, 1982-01-07.
"CCC" & "W" produced by Billy Sherrill.
Reached #51 in UK charts


F03

I'm Your Toy single - Elvis Costello & The Attractions with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
I'm Your Toy (live) (Ethridge/Parsons) (3:58)
My Shoes Keep Walking Back To You (Ross/Wills) (2:02) - EC+A
Blues Keep Calling (Janis Martin) (2:06) - EC+A
Honky Tonk Girl (Loretta Lynn) (2:25) - EC+A
[1982-04-02; 12"; F-Beat XX21T (UK, ps)]
Mixed by EC & Paul Bass.
"I'm Your Toy" was recorded at The Royal Albert Hall, London, 1982-01-07.


F04

You Little Fool single - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
You Little Fool
Big Sister
The Stamping Ground - The Emotional Toothpaste
[1982-06-__; 7"; F-Beat XX26 (UK, ps)]
[1982-__-__; 7"; (Holland, ps)]
Initial copies of sleeve credited all production to "Geoff Emerick from an original idea by EC". This was later corrected, crediting Nick Lowe with the production of "Big Sister", and EC with "TSG".
Reached #52 in UK charts


F05

IbMePdErRoIoAmL - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Beyond Belief (2:32)
Tears Before Bedtime (2:58)
Shabby Doll (4:43)
The Long Honeymoon (4:13)
Man Out Of Time (5:25)
Almost Blue (2:42)
...And In Every Home (3:20)
The Loved Ones (2:47)
Human Hands (2:42)
Kid About It (2:41)
Little Savage (2:36)
Boy With A Problem (EC/Chris Difford) (2:07)
Pidgin English (3:55)
You Little Fool (3:06)
Town Cryer (4:10)
[1982-07-02; LP; F-Beat XXLP17 (UK)]
[1982-07-02; MC; F-Beat XXC 17 (UK)]
[1982-07-02; LP; Columbia 38157 (US, also issued as promo with embossed gold lettering)]
[1982-__-__; LP; F-Beat FB K 58490/XXLP17 (Germany)]
[1983-__-__; LP; Columbia HC-48157 (half-speed master)]
[19__-__-__; LP; F-Beat/Warner-Pioneer P-11241 (Japan)]
[19__-__-__; MC; F-Beat M5XLP 17 (Australia)]
[1984-04-06; LP; Demon IMP FIEND 36]
[1984-04-__; MC; Demon IMP FIEND CASS 36]
[1986-01-__; CD; Demon IMP FIEND CD 36]
[19__-__-__; LP; Liberation Records LIB 5107 (Australia)]
[19__-__-__; MC; Liberation Records TCLIB 5107 (Australia)]
Produced by Geoff Emerick from an original idea by EC, assisted by Jon Jacobs.
Original LP inner sleeve contained lyrics. On the original UK release the inner sleeve has a hole on one side where the record label shows through, and the lyrics missing because of the hole were printed on the label on side 1 of the record. So when the record was in the inner sleeve the lyrics were complete.
Reached #6 in UK charts, & #30 in the US.


F06

A Conversation With Elvis Costello - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Side 1:
 chat (10:05)
Beyond Belief (2:37)
 chat (3:01)
Tears Before Bedtime (3:00)
 chat (0:55)
Shabby Doll (4:50)
 chat (2:07)
The Long Honeymoon (4:16)
Side 2:
 chat (3:15)
Man Out Of Time (5:32)
 chat (1:41)
Almost Blue (2:47)
 chat (4:00)
...And In Every Home (3:27)
Side 3:
 chat (1:12)
The Loved Ones (2:51)
 chat (0:34)
Human Hands (2:48)
 chat (1:54)
Kid About It (2:49)
 chat (2:39)
Little Savage (2:41)
 chat (3:45)
Boy With A Problem (EC/Chris Difford) (2:12)
Side 4:
 chat (6:58)
Pidgin English (4:06)
 chat (2:34)
You Little Fool (3:13)
 chat (4:18)
Town Cryer (4:22)
 chat (2:55)
[1982-06-__; 2xLP; F-Beat E.C.CHAT 2 (UK promo, single sleeve)]
This is a double LP in a single LP sleeve. Before each track EC describes the writing, recording, arranging and mixing of the record in enormous detail - explaining the thinking behind otherwise impenetrable lyrics. The front cover contains the same David Bailey photo as on the "Man Out Of Time" 12". These were numbered on the back, and most were signed by EC on the front in blue felt pen.


F07

Man Out Of Time single - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Man Out Of Time
Man Out Of Time
[1982-07-__; 7"; Columbia 18-03202 (US white label promo)]


F08

Man Out Of Time single - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Man Out Of Time (5:20)
Town Cryer (alternate fast version) (2:13)
[1982-07-30; 7"; F-Beat XX28 (UK, ps)]
[1982-07-__; 7"; Columbia 18-03202 (USA)]
"TC" produced by Geoff Emerick
Reached #58 in UK charts.


F09

Man Out Of Time single - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Man Out Of Time - EC+A
Town Cryer (alternate fast version) - EC+A
Imperial Bedroom - Napoleon Dynamite & the Royal Guard
[1982-07-23; 12"; F-Beat XX28T (UK, ps)]


F10

Man Out Of Time single - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Man Out Of Time (DJ edit) (3:57)
 Elvis Costello introduces 'Man Out Of Time'
Man Out Of Time (5:32)
[1982-07-__; 7"; F-Beat XX28DJ (UK, promo)]
The 'introduction' track is an edited version of Costello's spoken intro on the 2xLP A Conversation With Elvis Costello.


F11

Man Out Of Time single - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Man Out Of Time (4:30)
[1982-07-__; 7"; Columbia CNR-03269 (US, special price, 1-sided)]
The intro and outro have been removed on this version.


F12

Man Out Of Time single - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Man Out Of Time
Town Cryer
[1982-__-__; 7"; F-Beat 24 9983-7 (Spanish promo, ps. "Man Out Of Time" has been given the title "Hombre Desfasado"!)]
The intro and outro to "MOOT" have been removed on this version.
"TC" produced by Geoff Emerick


F13

Man Out Of Time single - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Man Out Of Time - EC+A
Town Cryer - EC+A
[1982-__-__; 7"; F-Beat 24 9983-7 (Spain)]
The intro and outro to "MOOT" have been removed on this version.


F14

Excerpts From Imperial Bedroom - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Beyond Belief
Man Out Of Time
Pidgin English
...And In Every Home
[1982-08-__; 12"; F-Beat EC-2 (UK white label promo)]


F15

Man Out Of Time single - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Man Out Of Time
Beyond Belief
[1982-__-__; 12"; Columbia AS-1510 (US white label promo)]


F16

From Head To Toe single - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
From Head To Toe (Smokey Robinson) (2:33)
The World Of Broken Hearts (Pomus/Shuman) (3:01)
[1982-09-10; 7"; F-Beat XX30 (UK, ps)]
Both tracks produced by EC assisted by Paul Bass.
"FHTT" was originally recorded by Chris Clark, though EC was more familiar with the Escorts' UK cover.
EC found "TWOBH" on an old Amen Corner LP.
Some copies marketed with a free copy of the Get Happy!! LP.
Reached #43 in UK charts.


F17

Almost New - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
I'm Your Toy (live /w RPO) (Ethridge/Parsons)
Accidents Will Happen (live at Hollywood High)
Alison (live at Hollywood High)
I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down (Banks/Jones)
Green Shirt
Pump It Up
(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding? (Lowe)
[1982-09-__; LP; F-Beat ELVIS 82 (Australian/New Zealand mini-LP)]
Released to coincide with the 1982 tour.


F18

NME Mighty Reel - various artists
Town Cryer (alternate fast version) (2:08) - EC+A
[1982-09-18; MC; NME 004 (UK)]
This was a cassette offered to readers of New Musical Express.


F19

Party Party single - Elvis Costello & The Attractions with the Royal Guard Horns / Bananarama
Party Party - EC+A w/ the Royal Guard Horns
 No Feelings - Bananarama
[1982-11-__; 7"; A&M PARTY 5 (UK promo)]
This single is part of a 5x7" set containing tracks from the soundtrack album.


F20

Party Party single - Elvis Costello & The Attractions with the Royal Guard Horns
Party Party (3:13) - EC+A with the Royal Guard Horns
Imperial Bedroom (2:48) - EC (credited to EC+A)
[1982-12-03; 7"; A&M AMS 8267 (ps, also issued as promo)]
[1982-__-__; 7"; A&M K-8951 (Australia, no ps)]
[1982-__-__; 7"; A&M AMS 9252 (Spain, ps /w lyrics)]
"PP" produced by EC & Colin Fairley, "IB" produced by EC.
Reached #48 in UK charts.


F21

Party Party soundtrack - various artists
Party Party (3:12) - EC+A w/ the Royal Guard Horns
[1982-12-__; LP; A&M AMLH 68551]
[1982-12-__; MC; A&M 68551]
[1982-__-__;5x7"; A&M PARTY1-5 (UK promo)]
[1982-__-__; LP; A&M SP-3212 (USA)]
[1982-__-__; LP; A&M AMP 28067 (Japan)]
[1982-__-__; LP; Hallmark SHM 3157]
[1989-03-21; CD; A&M D20Y 4030 (Japan)]
[1995-__-__; CD; Spectrum Music/Karussell 551440-2 (Germany/UK)]
I'm not sure if the 5x7" set includes all the 13 album tracks, but "Party Party" is on the PARTY5 disc.


F22

Shabby Doll single - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Shabby Doll
Imperial Bedroom
[1982-__-__; 7"; F-Beat 102 832 (France, ps)]


F--

Viva England - Elvis Costello

[1982-__-__; LP; Discos Victoria VLP-27/22LO460 (Spain)]
The album My Aim Is True wasn't released in Spain until it appeared with this new title. It included the track "Watching The Detectives". (see My Aim Is True (A06)).


F--

Action Trax 1 - various artists
Sweet Dreams - EC+A
[1982-__-__; LP: K-Tel NE 1162]
[1982-__-__; MC; K-Tel CE 2162]


F--

Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner - various artists
 -- Interview only --
[1982-__-__; 2xLP; Westwood One OTR 82-34 (US radio promo)]
This release also contains conversation and commercials.