Get Happy!! [Bonus Disc] (CD)


Elvis Costello & The Attractions

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Michael Keefe 07/28/2010

With his fourth LP, Get Happy!!, Elvis Costello moved beyond the sound he'd established on his brilliant opening trio of albums. Not content to keep cranking out more records of post-pub rock guitar pop, Costello incorporated his love of Merseybeat and '60s R&B into the twenty songs that comprise Get Happy!!. One of the album's three singles is a cover of Sam & Dave's "I Can't Stand Up for Falling Down," which Costello took to #4 on the UK charts. Many of his originals echo this sound, including the sweet soul of "Opportunity," while second single "High Fidelity" (UK #30) features the insistent stomp and sonic density of Phil Spector's girl group sound. Other cuts like "5ive Gears in Reverse" and "Beaten to the Punch" recall the quick-paced, blues-inspired rock of The Beatles in their pre-fame days. These tunes hew closer to Costello's approach on his first three albums, providing a continuity of sound, while the R&B-inspired songs push into new sonic territory. Reaching #2 in the England and #11 in the US, Get Happy!! is another classic early album from Elvis Costello and the Attractions.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Love for Tender
Elvis Costello & The Attractions 01:57
2.
Opportunity
Elvis Costello & The Attractions 03:13
3.
The Imposter
Elvis Costello & The Attractions 01:58
4.
Secondary Modern
Elvis Costello & The Attractions 01:58
5.
King Horse
Elvis Costello & The Attractions 03:01
6.
Possession
Elvis Costello & The Attractions 02:03
7.
Men Called Uncle
Elvis Costello & The Attractions 02:17
8.
Clowntime Is Over
Elvis Costello & The Attractions 02:59
9.
New Amsterdam
Elvis Costello & The Attractions 02:12
10.
High Fidelity
Elvis Costello & The Attractions 02:28
11.
I Can't Stand Up for Falling Down
Elvis Costello & The Attractions 02:06
12.
Black & White World
Elvis Costello & The Attractions 01:56
13.
5ive Gears in Reverse
Elvis Costello & The Attractions 02:38
14.
B Movie
Elvis Costello & The Attractions 02:04
15.
Motel Matches
Elvis Costello & The Attractions 02:30
16.
Human Touch
Elvis Costello & The Attractions 02:30
17.
Beaten to the Punch
Elvis Costello & The Attractions 01:49
18.
Temptation
Elvis Costello & The Attractions 02:33
19.
I Stand Accused
Elvis Costello & The Attractions 02:21
20.
Riot Act
Elvis Costello & The Attractions 03:35


Disc 2 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
I Stand Accused (Alternate Version)
Elvis Costello & The Attractions 03:10
2.
So Young
Elvis Costello & The Attractions 03:28
3.
Girls Talk
Elvis Costello & The Attractions 01:56
4.
Human Touch (Alternate Version)
Elvis Costello & The Attractions 02:20
5.
Temptation (Alternate Version)
Elvis Costello & The Attractions 02:28
6.
Motel Matches (Alternate Take)
Elvis Costello & The Attractions 02:27
7.
Clowntime Is Over (No. 2)
Elvis Costello & The Attractions 03:46
8.
B Movie (Alternate Version)
Elvis Costello & The Attractions 02:26
9.
Girls Talk (Alternate Version)
Elvis Costello & The Attractions 02:03
10.
Getting Mighty Crowded
Elvis Costello & The Attractions 02:09
11.
From a Whisper to a Scream (Alternate Version)
Elvis Costello & The Attractions 02:30
12.
Watch Your Step (Alternate Version)
Elvis Costello & The Attractions 02:02
13.
Dr. Luther's Assistant
Elvis Costello & The Attractions 03:28
14.
Ghost Train
Elvis Costello & The Attractions 03:07
15.
New Lace Sleeves (Alternate Version)
Elvis Costello & The Attractions 03:47
16.
Hoover Factory
Elvis Costello & The Attractions 01:45
17.
Just a Memory
Elvis Costello & The Attractions 02:17
18.
I Can't Stand Up for Falling Down (Alternate Version)
Elvis Costello & The Attractions 02:45
19.
New Amsterdam (Alternate Version)
Elvis Costello & The Attractions 02:31
20.
Black & White World (Demo Version)
Elvis Costello & The Attractions 01:51
21.
Riot Act (Demo Version)
Elvis Costello & The Attractions 02:50
22.
5ive Gears in Reverse (Demo Version)
Elvis Costello & The Attractions 02:33
23.
Love for Tender (Demo Version)
Elvis Costello & The Attractions 02:07
24.
Men Called Uncle (Demo Version)
Elvis Costello & The Attractions 02:06
25.
King Horse (Demo Version)
Elvis Costello & The Attractions 02:45
26.
Seven O'Clock (Demo Version)
Elvis Costello & The Attractions 02:00
27.
High Fidelity (Live) [PinkPop Festival, Geelen, Holland, 06/04/1979]
Elvis Costello & The Attractions 03:17
28.
Opportunity (Live) [Palomino Club, North Hollywood, CA, 02/16/1979]
Elvis Costello & The Attractions 02:33
29.
The Imposter (Live) [Hammersmith Odeon, London, 12/29/1979]
Elvis Costello & The Attractions 02:11
30.
Don't Look Back (Live) [Canvey Island, England, 04/02/1980]
Elvis Costello & The Attractions 04:41

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