Text discography 1987

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1987

K01

Blue Chair single - The Costello Show
Blue Chair (single version)
American Without Tears No. 2 (Twilight Version)

[1987-01-__; 7"; Demon D1047 (ps)]
"BC" was based on a track from the King Of America sessions and mixed at Eden, Acton, '87.
"AWT2" was recorded at Eden, Acton, '87.
I have heard that a 10" version of this including "I Want You" was released. Anyone know for sure?


K02

Blue Chair single - The Costello Show
Blue Chair (single version)
Shoes Without Heels
American Without Tears
American Without Tears No. 2 (Twilight Version)
[1987-01-__; 12"; Demon D1047T (ps)]
"SWH" is from the King Of America sessions.


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Interview Picture Disc - Elvis Costello
 Interview
 Interview
[1987-04-__; LP; Baktabak 2001 (Limited edition pic. disc)]
Contains no music, just an interview in poor quality.
The picture on side 1 is of EC with Buddy Holly glasses singing with his right hand on the microphone which is in a stand. Side 2 is of a very young Elvis standing up against a brick wall holding his Jazzmaster.


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In Concert (#406) - Elvis Costello & The Attractions

[1987-__-__; LP; BBC Transcription Services CN-4928/S (UK promo+cue sheet)]
This is a BBC transcription disc of a EC+A concert at the Royalty Theatre, London, 23-Nov-86. Only 300 were pressed.


K03

A Town Called Big Nothing single - The MacManus Gang
A Town Called Big Nothing (Really Big Nothing) (5:44)
Return To Big Nothing (2:54)
A Town Called Big Nothing (The Long March) (5:45)
[1987-05-04; 12"; Demon D1052 T (ps)]
From "Straight To Hell" soundtrack.
Produced by Declan MacManus, recorded by Colin Fairley, mixed by Steve MacMillan.
The "Long March" version is similar to "ATCBN" but with no Sy Richardson voiceover. It starts 40 secs. into "ATCBN" and lasts 40 secs. longer.
The MacManus Gang are: Sy Richardson (voice), Ross MacManus (trumpet/clapping), EC (guitar/bass/vocals/percussion), Cait O'Riordan (vocals), Steve Hart (piano) & Pete Thomas (drums)


K04

A Town Called Big Nothing single - The MacManus Gang
A Town Called Big Nothing (edit) (4:09)
Return To Big Nothing (2:54)
[1987-05-04; 7"; Demon D1052 (ps)]
From "Straight To Hell" soundtrack.
Produced by Declan MacManus, recorded by Colin Fairley, mixed by Steve MacMillan.
The edited version of "ATCBN" is simply missing a section of the intro.


K05

Straight To Hell soundtrack - various artists
Big Nothing (5:48) - The MacManus Gang
[1987-06-__; LP; Hell DIABLO 1][1991-__-__; CD; Repertoire Records REP 4224-WY]
[1992-03-21; CD; Century CECC 00406 (Japan)]
[19__-__-__; CD; Enigma Records CDE 73308 (USA)]
"BN" was produced by Declan MacManus, recorded by Colin Fairley and mixed by Steve MacMillan.
This version of "BN" is similar to the "Long March" version, but in mono with no "Big Nothing" vocal (the backing vocals and hand clapping are still included). There is also no long fade out.


K06

Out Of Our Idiot - various artists (EC in various guises)
Side 1:
Seven Day Weekend (Costello/Cliff) (2:37) - EC+A & Jimmy Cliff
Turning The Town Red (3:20) - EC+A
Heathen Town (3:06) - EC+A
The People's Limousine (Henry & Howard Coward) (3:37) - The Coward Brothers
So Young (Camilleri/Faehse/Burstin) (3:26) - EC+A
Little Goody Two Shoes (2:27) - EC+A - only on CD version
American Without Tears No. 2 (Twilight Version) (3:33) - EC
Get Yourself Another Fool (Idiot mix) (Tucker/Hayward) (4:01) - EC+A
Walking On Thin Ice (Yoko Ono) (3:42) - EC+A with the TKO Horns
Side 2:
Withered And Died (Richard Thompson) (3:12) - The Imposter - only on CD version
Blue Chair (single version) (3:38) - EC
Baby It's You (Bacharach/David/Williams) (3:15) - EC & Nick Lowe
From Head To Toe (Smokey Robinson) (2:34) - EC+A
Shoes Without Heels (4:14) - EC & The Confederates
Baby's Got A Brand New Hairdo (3:21) - The Costello Show /w The Attractions
The Flirting Kind (2:58) - EC+A
Black Sails In The Sunset (3:09) - EC+A
A Town Called Big Nothing (Really Big Nothing) (5:43) - The MacManus Gang - only on CD version
Big Sister (2:16) - EC+A - only on CD version
Imperial Bedroom (2:47) - Napoleon Dynamite & The Royal Guard
The Stamping Ground (3:09) - The Emotional Toothpaste
[1987-12-04; MC; Demon IMP FIEND CASS 67]
[1987-12-04; CD; Demon IMP FIEND CD 67]
[1987-12-04; LP; Demon IMP XFIEND 67 (/w round blue on yellow sticker saying "ELVIS COSTELLO Rare and unreleased cuts)]
Tracks 1 & 8 produced by Nick Lowe with Colin Fairley.
Track 2 produced by the Mono-Kings, Clive Langer & Alan Winstanley.
Track 3 & 16 produced by Clive Langer & Alan Winstanley.
Track 4 produced by The Coward Brothers.
Track 5 produced at Gunpoint by Nick Lowe.
Track 6 produced by Geoff Emerick.
Track 7 produced by Colin Fairley.
Track 9 produced by Allen Toussaint.
Track 10 produced by Fairley/Imposter.
Track 11 produced by The Coward Brothers.
Track 12 produced by Lowe/Costello/Bassman.
Track 13 produced by EC assisted by Paul Bass.
Track 14 produced by J.Henry Burnett & Larry Hirsch.
Track 15 produced by J.Henry (T-Bone) Burnett & EC.
Track 17 & 19 produced by Nick Lowe.
Track 18, 20 & 21 produced by EC.
This version of Get Yourself Another Fool is simply a remixed version of the earlier single mix, with most of the echo on the vocals removed (although there's a little used) and with more pronounced keyboards. The 3 note intro and the fade out are still there.
Black Sails In The Sunset is aprox. 13 secs. longer than the version on Trust (Rykodisc reissue). Also, this is the only release of the track Little Goody Two Shoes (early version of Inch By Inch).
UK: Went silver (60,000 copies) (date unkown).


K07

Live For Ireland 4-Track Promo - various artists
Many Rivers To Cross (live; Dublin) (Jimmy Cliff) - EC+A
[1987-__-__;12"; MCA WMCG 6027 (UK)]