The Very Best Of Elvis Costello

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The Very Best Of Elvis Costello
2-CD version
The Very Best Of Elvis Costello (2CD) album cover.jpg
compilation album by
Elvis Costello
Released1999-08-02 (UK)
2001-04-17 (US)
2004-08-16 (UK reissue)
LabelUniversal Music TV (UK)
Rhino (US)
Length78:56 / 76:02
UK reissue with alternate cover, 2004


Tracks

Disc 1
TitleWriter(s) Length
1. (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding?  Nick Lowe 3:32
2. Oliver's Army  Elvis Costello 2:57
3. Watching The Detectives (remix)Elvis Costello 3:43
4. Alison  Elvis Costello 3:21
5. (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea  Elvis Costello 3:07
6. Accidents Will Happen  Elvis Costello 3:00
7. Pump It Up  Elvis Costello 3:13
8. I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down  Homer Banks, Alan Jones 2:06
9. Radio, Radio (UK mix)Elvis Costello 3:05
10. Clubland  Elvis Costello 3:42
11. Good Year For The Roses  Jerry Chesnut 3:05
12. Man Out Of Time  Elvis Costello 5:25
13. I Wanna Be Loved  Farnell Jenkins 4:46
14. Everyday I Write The Book  Elvis Costello 3:52
15. Brilliant Mistake  D.P.A. MacManus 3:41
16. The Other Side Of Summer  D.P.A. MacManus 3:53
17. Tokyo Storm Warning  D.P.A. MacManus 6:23
18. Sulky Girl  D.P.A. MacManus 5:04
19. So Like Candy  Paul McCartney, D.P.A. MacManus 4:35
20. Veronica  Paul McCartney, D.P.A. MacManus 3:07
21. She  Charles Aznavour, Herbert Kretzmer 3:08
Disc 2
TitleWriter(s) Length
1. Big Tears  Elvis Costello 3:09
2. Beyond Belief  Elvis Costello 2:32
3. Lipstick Vogue  Elvis Costello 3:29
4. Green Shirt  Elvis Costello 2:42
5. Pills And Soap  Elvis Costello 3:43
6. Tramp The Dirt Down  D.P.A. MacManus 5:40
7. Shipbuilding  Elvis Costello, Clive Langer 4:50
8. High Fidelity  Elvis Costello 2:26
9. New Lace Sleeves  Elvis Costello 3:44
10. (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes  Elvis Costello 2:45
11. Talking In The Dark  Elvis Costello 1:55
12. New Amsterdam  Elvis Costello 2:11
13. I Hope You're Happy Now  Elvis Costello 3:06
14. Riot Act  Elvis Costello 3:34
15. My Funny Valentine  Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart 1:28
16. Indoor Fireworks  Elvis Costello 4:08
17. Almost Blue  Elvis Costello 2:47
18. I Want You  D.P.A. MacManus 6:40
19. God Give Me Strength  Burt Bacharach, Elvis Costello 6:07
20. That Day Is Done  Paul McCartney, D.P.A. MacManus 5:08
21. I Want To Vanish  Elvis Costello 3:17

The Very Best Of Elvis Costello
1-CD version
The Very Best Of Elvis Costello (1CD) album cover.jpg
compilation album by
Elvis Costello
Released1999-09-20 (Europe)
1999-10-25 (Australia)
1999-__-__ (Japan)
LabelUniversal Music TV (Europe & Australia)
Mercury (Japan)

The Very Best Of Elvis Costello

1-CD version
TitleWriter(s) Length
1. (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding?  Nick Lowe 3:32
2. Oliver's Army  Elvis Costello 2:57
3. Watching The Detectives (remix)Elvis Costello 3:43
4. Alison  Elvis Costello 3:21
5. (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea  Elvis Costello 3:07
6. Accidents Will Happen  Elvis Costello 3:00
7. Pump It Up  Elvis Costello 3:13
8. I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down  Homer Banks, Alan Jones 2:06
9. Radio, Radio (UK mix)Elvis Costello 3:05
10. Clubland  Elvis Costello 3:42
11. Good Year For The Roses  Jerry Chesnut 3:05
12. Man Out Of Time  Elvis Costello 5:25
13. I Wanna Be Loved  Farnell Jenkins 4:46
14. Everyday I Write The Book  Elvis Costello 3:52
15. Indoor Fireworks  Elvis Costello 4:08
16. Shipbuilding  Elvis Costello, Clive Langer 4:50
17. Tokyo Storm Warning  D.P.A. MacManus 6:23
18. I Want You  D.P.A. MacManus 6:40
19. God Give Me Strength  Burt Bacharach, Elvis Costello 6:07
20. She  Charles Aznavour, Herbert Kretzmer 3:08


Related Releases

Japanese releases of THE VERY BEST OF

The Very Best Of WCD-065 (1999) Made In ArgentinaSUPER HITS COLLECTION WCD-065.JPG
The Very Best Of PHCW-1045 (1999) Made In TaiwanVERY BEST OF PHCW-1045.JPG
The Very Best Of UICY-1175/6 (2003) 2CDVERY BEST OF UICY-1175-6.JPG



Cassette Releases


Images from THE VERY BEST OF ELVIS COSTELLO UK DBL Cassette 546 490-4:

CASS BEST OF 546 490-4 BOX FRONT.JPGCASS BEST OF 546 490-4 BOX BACK.JPGCASS BEST OF 546 490-4 BOX SPINE.JPG

CASS BEST OF TAPE 1 546 490-4 COVER.JPGCASS BEST OF TAPE 1 546 490-4 INLAY1.JPGCASS BEST OF TAPE 1 546 490-4 INLAY2.JPGCASS BEST OF TAPE 1 546 490-4 INLAY3.JPG

CASS BEST OF TAPE 1 546 490-4 INLAY4.JPGCASS BEST OF TAPE 1 546 490-4 INLAY5.JPGCASS BEST OF TAPE 1 546 490-4 A.JPGCASS BEST OF TAPE 1 546 490-4 B.JPG

CASS BEST OF TAPE 2 546 490-4 COVER.JPGCASS BEST OF TAPE 2 546 490-4 INLAY1.JPGCASS BEST OF TAPE 2 546 490-4 INLAY2.JPGCASS BEST OF TAPE 2 546 490-4 INLAY3.JPG

CASS BEST OF TAPE 2 546 490-4 INLAY4.JPGCASS BEST OF TAPE 2 546 490-4 INLAY5.JPGCASS BEST OF TAPE 2 546 490-4 A.JPGCASS BEST OF TAPE 2 546 490-4 B.JPG


Other Cassette Releases

Some MIDDLE EAST & ASIAN Cassettes titled "Best Of"
Track listings differ wildly and appear "random" at best ...
Note also the use of "heat proof" plastic cases for use in tropical climates
Although the artwork looks amateurish and rough, the sound quality, ironically, is normally very good on these Japanese MAXELL tapes


Images from THE VERY BEST OF ELVIS COSTELLO UAE Cassette ENB-498:

CASS BEST UAE FRONT.JPGCASS BEST UAE BACK.JPGCASS BEST UAE SPINE.JPGCASS BEST UAE BOX.JPG

CASS BEST UAE INSERT1.JPGCASS BEST UAE INSERT2.JPGCASS BEST UAE INSERT3.JPGCASS BEST UAE INSERT4.JPG

CASS BEST UAE INSERT5.JPGCASS BEST UAE INSERT6.JPGCASS BEST UAE A.JPGCASS BEST UAE B.JPG




Images from THE VERY BEST OF ELVIS COSTELLO INDONESIA Cassette BA-215:

CASS BEST INDONESIA BA-215 FRONT.JPGCASS BEST INDONESIA BA-215 BACK.JPGCASS BEST INDONESIA BA-215 SPINE.JPGCASS BEST INDONESIA BA-215 BOX.JPG

CASS BEST INDONESIA BA-215 INSERT1.JPGCASS BEST INDONESIA BA-215 INSERT2.JPGCASS BEST INDONESIA BA-215 INSERT3.JPGCASS BEST INDONESIA BA-215 INSERT4.JPG

CASS BEST INDONESIA BA-215 INSERT5.JPGCASS BEST INDONESIA BA-215 INSERT6.JPGCASS BEST INDONESIA BA-215 A.JPGCASS BEST INDONESIA BA-215 B.JPG




Images from THE VERY BEST OF ELVIS COSTELLO INDONESIA Cassette G-2394:

CASS BEST INDONESIA G-2394 FRONT.JPGCASS BEST INDONESIA G-2394 BACK.JPGCASS BEST INDONESIA G-2394 SPINE.JPGCASS BEST INDONESIA G-2394 A.JPGCASS BEST INDONESIA G-2394 B.JPG




Images from GREATEST HITS THAILAND Cassette 1887:

Images with thanks to Kjell Magnusson
GreatestHits Thai boot 1.JPGGreatestHits Thai boot 3.JPGGreatestHits Thai boot 2.JPG


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