The Best Of Elvis Costello & The Attractions

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The Best Of
Elvis Costello & The Attractions
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Compilation album by
Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Released1985
Recorded1977 - 1984
ProducerNick Lowe, Geoff Emerick, Roger Bechirian, Clive Langer, Alan Winstanley
LabelColumbia
Length53:07 (LP and cassette)
64:25 (CD)
  • USA/CANADA Compilation album of (mainly) single releases by Elvis Costello & The Attractions.
This release was accompanied by a video compilation with the same artwork, but a different track-listing.
  • Note: ONLY releases with "40101" suffix and issued in USA and Canada are referenced on this page.
These issues are titled "The Best Of Elvis Costello and The Attractions" (No mention of "The Man")
For UK and worldwide issues of a very similar release (with different tracklistings) jump to The Man (The Best Of Elvis Costello)


USA / Canada LP

Side one
TitleWriter(s) Length
1. Alison  Elvis Costello 3:22
2. Watching The Detectives  Elvis Costello 3:41
3. (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding?  Nick Lowe 3:31
4. Oliver's Army  Elvis Costello 2:58
5. Pump It Up  Elvis Costello 3:17
6. Accidents Will Happen  Elvis Costello 3:00
7. Radio, Radio (US Mix)  Elvis Costello 3:06
8. I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down  Homer Banks & Alan Jones 2:06
9. Almost Blue  Elvis Costello 2:47
Side two
TitleWriter(s) Length
1. Beyond Belief  Elvis Costello 2:32
2. Clubland  Elvis Costello 3:41
3. Watch Your Step  Elvis Costello 2:58
4. Shipbuilding  Elvis Costello & Clive Langer 4:49
5. I Wanna Be Loved  Farnell Jenkins 3:50
6. Everyday I Write The Book  Elvis Costello 3:47
7. The Only Flame In Town  Elvis Costello 3:32


USA / Canada CD

TitleWriter(s) Length
1. Alison  Elvis Costello 3:22
2. Watching The Detectives  Elvis Costello 3:41
3. (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding?  Nick Lowe 3:31
4. Oliver's Army  Elvis Costello 2:58
5. (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes  Elvis Costello 2:45
6. Pump It Up  Elvis Costello 3:17
7. Accidents Will Happen  Elvis Costello 3:00
8. Radio, Radio (US Mix)  Elvis Costello 3:06
9. I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down  Homer Banks & Alan Jones 2:06
10. Almost Blue  Elvis Costello 2:47
11. Good Year For The Roses  Jerry Chesnut 3:07
12. Beyond Belief  Elvis Costello 2:32
13. Clubland  Elvis Costello 3:41
14. Watch Your Step  Elvis Costello 2:58
15. Man Out Of Time  Elvis Costello 5:28
16. Shipbuilding  Elvis Costello & Clive Langer 4:49
17. I Wanna Be Loved  Farnell Jenkins 3:50
18. Everyday I Write The Book  Elvis Costello 3:47
19. The Only Flame In Town  Elvis Costello 3:32


Release information

Release date Media Catalog number Comments
1985-__-__ LP Columbia, FC40101 US (Promo copies were also issued with "For Promotion Only" stamped in gold on the cover)
1985-__-__ MC Columbia, FCT40101 US
1985-__-__ CD Columbia, CK40101 US
1985-__-__ LP Columbia, FC40101 CANADA
1985-__-__ MC Columbia, FCT40101 CANADA
1985-__-__ CD Columbia, CK40101 CANADA


Cassette Releases


Images from THE BEST OF ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONS USA Cassette FCT 40101:

|CASS THE MAN USA FCT 40101 COVER.JPG  |CASS THE MAN USA FCT 40101 INLAY1.JPG  |CASS THE MAN USA FCT 40101 A.JPG  |CASS THE MAN USA FCT 40101 B.JPG


Images from THE BEST OF ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONS CANADA Cassette FCT 40101:

|CASS THE MAN CANADA FCT 40101 COVER.JPG  |CASS THE MAN CANADA FCT 40101 INLAY1.JPG  |CASS THE MAN CANADA FCT 40101 A.JPG  |CASS THE MAN CANADA FCT 40101 B.JPG

Charts

  • US: Went gold (500,000 copies) in 1989.

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