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1983

G01

Tomorrow's (Just Another Day) - Madness
 Tomorrow's (Just Another Day) (warped 12" version) (Smyth/Barson) - Madness
 Blue Beast (Warp Mix) (Thompson) - Madness
Tomorrow's (Just Another Day) (Smyth/Barson) (3:03) - Madness (EC guest vocal)
 Madness Is All In The Mind (Foreman) - Madness
[1983-02-__; 12"; Stiff BUYIT 169 (UK, ps)]
A Clanger Winstanley production.
Madness backs EC only on the slowed down arrangment of "Tomorrow's (Just Another Day)".
The track "Blue Beast" has the title "Blue Skinned Beast" on the Madness album.


G02

Pills And Soap single - The Imposter
Pills And Soap (3:39)
Pills And Soap (extended version) (4:05)
[1983-05-27; 7"; Demon IMP 001 (UK, no ps)]
EC wanted this single out fast, before the general election, while F-Beat was undergoing a change of distribution. For this he formed a new label and issued it as "The Imposter". Originally, the single was only going to be available for less than a week, and planned to be deleted on the eve of the general election. The first pressing was of only 15,000 copies, but finally a total of 160,000 copies were pressed.
This song was slightly remixed for the album.
In the extended version the chorus "Give me the needle/Give me the rope..." is sung twice just before the "Four and twenty crowbars..." verse. This is done by splicing in the third chorus of the regular version.
Reached #16 in UK charts.


G03

Everyday I Write The Book single - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Everyday I Write The Book (3:54)
Heathen Town (3:08)
[1983-07-01; 7"; F-Beat XX32 (UK, ps)]
[1983-06-__; 7"; Columbia 38-04045 (US, ps)]
[1983-__-__; 7"; F-Beat ZB-68082 (Spain, ps. "Everyday I Write The Book" has been given the title "Cada dia escribo el libro"!)]
"HT" is fron the Punch The Clock sessions.
Reached #28 in UK charts,, & #36 in the US (EC's first US top 40 hit).


G04

Everyday I Write The Book single - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Everyday I Write The Book (3:54)
Everyday I Write The Book (3:54)
[1983-06-__; 7"; Columbia 38-04045 (US, ps, white label promo)]


G05

Everyday I Write The Book single - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Everyday I Write The Book (3:54)
Heathen Town (3:08)
Night Time (2:52)
[1983-07-01; 12"; F-Beat XX32T (UK, ps)]
Some copies came with a free vest with the sleeve graphics on it.
"NT", an old Escorts number, is from the "Head To Toe" session.


G06

Everyday I Write The Book single - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Everyday I Write The Book (extended remix) (4:52)
Heathen Town (3:08)
Night Time (2:52)
[1983-07-__; 12"; F-Beat XX 32 T RE MIX (UK, ps)]
This is a second pressing of -G04, but with a slightly longer remix of "Everyday..." (which is not the same as the US 'special club' version).
Some (but not all) of the covers carried a sticker saying "EXTENDED REMIX 4:52". The cover is identical to -G04.


G07

Everyday I Write The Book single - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Everyday I Write The Book (special club version) (5:04)
Everyday I Write The Book (instrumental) (3:40)
Heathen Town (3:08)
Night Time (Paddy Chambers) (2:52)
[1983-08-__; 12"; Columbia 44-04115 (US, ps (Also issued as promo)]
Both versions of "EIWTB" were produced by Clive Langer & Alan Winstanley. The 'club' version was remixed by John 'Jellybean' Benitez and engineered by John 'Tokes' Potoker.


G08

Punch The Clock - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Let Them All Talk (3:05)
Everyday I Write The Book (3:54)
The Greatest Thing (3:04)
The Element Within Her (2:52)
Love Went Mad (3:12)
Shipbuilding (EC/Langer) (4:52)
TKO (Boxing Day) (3:28)
Charm School (3:55)
The Invisible Man (3:05)
Mouth Almighty (3:00)
King Of Thieves (3:45)
Pills And Soap (3:42)
The World And His Wife (3:25)
[1983-08-05; LP; F-Beat XXLP19 (UK)]
[1983-08-05; MC; F-Beat XXC 19 (UK)]
[1983-08-05; LP; Columbia 38897 (US. Promo copies were also issued with with "For Promotion Only" stamped in gold on the cover)]
[1983-__-__; LP; F-Beat XXLP20 (Sweden)]
[1983-__-__; LP; Jugoton LSFBEAT 11041 (Yugoslavia, poor quality)]
[1983-10-21; MC; F-Beat RPT-8211 (Japan)]
[1984-09-__; CD; F-Beat/RCA ZD 70026]
[1984-__-__; CD; Columbia CK 38897 (Japan)]
[19__-__-__; LP; F-Beat/RCA RPL-8211 (Japan)]
[1986-05-15; CD; F-Beat R32-1031 (Japan)]
[1987-03-__; LP; Demon IMP FIEND 72]
[1987-03-__; MC; Demon IMP FIEND CASS 72]
[1987-03-__; CD; Demon IMP FIEND CD 72]
[19__-__-__; LP; Liberation Records LIB 5108 (Australia)]
[19__-__-__; MC; Liberation Records TCLIB 5108 (Australia)]
The original release date for this was 29-Jul-83, but it was delayed 2 weeks because of production difficulties.
In Sweden the cat. number of this album was XXLP20, and XXLP19 was for Nick Lowe's The Abominable Showman.
Reached #3 in UK charts, & #24 in the US.


G--

Punch The Clock Promo Pack

[1983-__-__; 3x7"; F-Beat PUNCH 1 (UK promo pack /w 6-track EP & 2 singles)]


G--

Punch The Clock promo

[1983-__-__; 2x7"; RCA (US, promo. Green labels)]


G09

Let Them All Talk single - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Let Them All Talk (3:05)
The Flirting Kind (3:00)
[1983-09-02; 7"; F-Beat XX33 (UK, ps)]
[1983-__-__; 7"; RCA Victor PB 61276 (France, ps)]
[1983-__-__; 7"; F-Beat ZB-60117 (Spain, ps)]
"TFK" is from the Punch The Clock sessions.
Reached #59 in UK charts.


G10

Let Them All Talk single - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Let Them All Talk (extended remix) (5:59)
The Flirting Kind (3:00)
[1983-09-09; 12"; F-Beat XX33T (UK, ps)]
[1983-__-__; 12"; RCA Victor PB 61277 (France, ps (F-Beat logo on back of sleeve)]
[1984-06-01; 12"; F-Beat RPS-1003 (Japan)]
"LTAT" produced by Clive Langer & Alan Winstanley.


G11

Let Them All Talk single - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Let Them All Talk (3:05)
Shipbuilding (EC/Langer) (4:52)
[1983-__-__; 7"; Columbia 38-04266 (USA)]


G12

Let Them All Talk single - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Let Them All Talk
Let Them All Talk
[1983-__-__; 7"; Columbia 38-04266 (US white label promo)]


G13

Shipbuilding single - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Shipbuilding (EC/Langer) (4:52)
The World And His Wife (3:25)
[19__-__-__; 7"; F-Beat/RCA RPS-118 (Japan, ps+lyric sheet)]


G14

Why Study? - various artists
Everyday I Write The Book - EC+A
Let Them All Talk - EC+A
The Invisible Man - EC+A
[1983-__-__; LP; Columbia AS 1765 (US promo)]