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)


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


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, CK40101 US (Promo copies were also issued with "For Promotion Only" stamped in gold on the cover)
1985-__-__ MC Columbia, CK40101 US
1985-__-__ CD Columbia, CK40101 US

Charts

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

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