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This Year's Model [Box set, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered, Import]

Elvis Costello Audio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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Product details

  • Audio CD (19 Feb 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Box set, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered, Import
  • Label: Rhino
  • ASIN: B00005Y1XZ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 596,150 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. No Action
2. This Year's Girl
3. The Beat
4. Pump It Up
5. Little Triggers
6. You Belong To Me
7. Hand In Hand
8. (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea
9. Lip Service
10. Living In Paradise
See all 13 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Big Tears
2. Crawling To The USA
3. Running Out Of Angels (Demo)
4. Greenshirt (Demo)
5. Big Boys (Demo)
6. You Belong To Me (Capital Radio Version)
7. Radio, Radio (Capital Radio Version)
8. Neat Neat Neat (Live)
9. Roadette Song (Live)
10. This Year's Girl (Alternate Eden Studios Version)
See all 12 tracks on this disc

Product Description

Elvis Costello ~ This Year's Model (With Bonus D

Customer Reviews

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Think of it as just a Live CD 12 April 2008
By Mr. T. Anderson TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
That is, if you already have the album, as many of us do. You get 17 live songs from a artist arguably at his peak - I was lucky enough to attend one of these shows in 1978 and it was fantastic. The show from Washington doesn't quite match up to my recollection but it's still great stuff and a joy to hear.

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars you don't have to buy it!!! 9 April 2008
Format:Audio CD
I can see why some people are dismayed by multiple issues of Costello's back catalogue, but come on, nobody is forcing you to buy them all. And it seems to me, a keen collector of his work, that each issue has contained important new bonus material. And often overall sound quality has improved too. I wanted to hear the 1978 concert (I saw Elvis and the Attractions at the Dominion, Tottenham Court Road around that time). It's exciting, and worth the price of admission.

I hope EC continues to allow the release of material from the vaults for those of us who want to collect it!!!
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26 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm on this album I am 12 Oct 2010
Format:Audio CD
The basslines on this album are really amazing, powerful and sublime like a tiger running through a jungle of chord changes. A must buy for all of my fans, I drafted in a bloke called Declan something or other to sing and he didn't do a half bad job, a good foil to bottom end eplorations.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unsurpassed 24 May 2010
By Mulwharchar TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Elvis Costello has made many great albums during his prolific career but 'This Year's Model' was the one that really established the Elvis Costello persona: the whip-sharp, sardonic observer with an effortless command of his influences - 60s beat, power pop and garage - which his new wave contemporaries could only dream of. There's not a bad track here and 32 years on it's astonishing how fresh and urgent it still sounds.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Basically, it comes down to this... 8 Sep 2008
By M. Oxby
Format:Audio CD
...if you're a huge EC fan, you've got most of this material. However, there are a lot of new, eager, young fans out there, just discovering (or on the verge of discovering) some really good stuff from the late 70s. If I was one of those new, eager, young fans, I'd want to get my hands on a lot of the material very quickly - not just the usual album stuff, but the peripheral recordings that were being made at the time the albums were being made. This is a brilliant introduction. If you have all this stuff already, you don't have/need to buy it! If you don't have the stuff, and you're keen to learn... BUY IT! Probably, the best album EC ever made, with lots of extra material on top. But bear in mind you shouldn't overlook "My Aim is True", or "Get Happy". Do you know what? "Painted from Memory" (released 1999) is pretty damn fine too. Anyway, if you're a newbie fan - get this! If you're a die-hard old fan, don't get so bloody worked up about it. You go out to work to make a living, don't you? So does our El.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sophisticated Punk 9 Feb 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
The first, and arguably the best ever, Elvis Costello & the Attractions album (the first Elvis Costello album, "My Aim is True", was recorded without the "oomph" of the Attractions). 22 years on from the original recording, the raw emotion of the music and lyrics still hits a nerve. If this album is not in your Elvis Costello collection then you're missing a vital piece of the Costello puzzle. It's worth buying for one track alone on the extended play, "Radio, Radio". The English DJs loved it - but then (surprise, surprise) they never really listened to it - more fool them! I strongly urge you to buy it!
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Market forces and choice 2 April 2008
Format:Audio CD
This is a classic album, there is absolutely no doubt about that, the production, the performance, the energy and the emotion on the album has rarely been equalled let alone surpassed by anyone.

So it's been issued a few times before, the purpose of these reviews is to focus on the actual product not the motive behind its release. The product is stunning quality and value, if you disagree with the bare bones of the album being released for the 4th (or is it the 5th) time that should not detract from the sheer quality of this album. Simple fact is, if you already have a previous incarnation of the album and you don't want the extras that this release brings then don't buy it, if you are interested in reading the extended liner notes, or if you want to hear the previously unreleased tracks (more tracks "extra" than there was on the original album) then join me and celebrate all things Elvis. If you don't already own the album all I can say is "why not?"
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5.0 out of 5 stars Blast from the past 1 April 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Heard the LP being reviewed on Johhnie Walker's Thursday evening show and just had to buy it.

I have it on vinyl and hadn't heard it for 20 years and it was just as good as I remembered.

Delivery was sooner than expected and packaging was good
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars pressent
bought as a present for my brother in law he sais it great,i can only take his word for that thanks
Published 6 months ago by Vicky burt
5.0 out of 5 stars True classic
Absolute classic album in which every song is a winner. An angry Elvis follows the equally brilliant 'My Aim Is True' with an album stuffed full of brilliant songs.
Published 12 months ago by Strummerland
5.0 out of 5 stars rock on
excellent product , great price , mint songs , a must for elvis fans , cant believe it was the 70,s
Published 16 months ago by Mr. S. A. Lambert
3.0 out of 5 stars Some good tunes
Enjoyable listening with some pleasing tracts all typical Elvis C style but well worth adding to a collection and recommended purchase
Published 16 months ago by wrentherapy
2.0 out of 5 stars Great music but not as expected
The reviews for this spoke of a live cd with the main album. When it arrived, there was just the main album which I already had. Big disappointment.
Published 19 months ago by Hutters
5.0 out of 5 stars The Man At His Best
Elvis's second album remains one of the all time classic. Half a dozen great songs, and even lesser known songs like The Beat are magnificent. An essential purchase.
Published on 11 July 2012 by Dan Mollett
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazon description is wrong
This is just the standard cd (tracks as listed on preview). No second disc included
no aditional tracks, be warned. Read more
Published on 19 Sep 2011 by The Imposter
5.0 out of 5 stars Elvis for ever
I both this record in the 70's.
After all those years I'm still a fan.
He is more "brutal" on this record than on his latest one but he is still a great composer and... Read more
Published on 5 Sep 2011 by daniel dewaele
1.0 out of 5 stars No Action
Another shed-load of cash for Elvis with yet another reissue of the same old stuff. Great in its day, surely the time has come to call "enough". A sad end.
Published on 14 Jan 2011 by PC Pete
2.0 out of 5 stars The Return Of Corrupt CD?
This is a classic album. Elvis Costello And The Attractions at their peak. However I have issues with this CD release. Or at least the 2010 pressing batch. Read more
Published on 3 Aug 2010 by Cytania
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