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Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True RIAA Certified Platinum! Click here to see this CD at Amazon.com!

By Rickey Wright

Elvis Costello kicked off his debut album with a formal device that would also serve his next two long-players well: the first thing you hear is his voice. That opening phrase--"Now that your picture's in the paper..."--was more than sneakily, if not intentionally, appropriate, since Costello was quickly declared the second coming. It's become de rigueur to dis the pub-rock backing of U.S. band Clover, but their work here is satisfactorily edgy; guitarist John McFee makes some of the arrangements with his wailingly articulate fills. The remastered Rhino reissue includes a full second disc of demos and rarities.

Tracks
1. Welcome to the Working Week14. No Action
2. Miracle Man15. Living in Paradise
3. No Dancing16. Radio Sweetheart
4. Blame It on Cain17. Stranger in the House
5. Alison18. I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself
6. Sneaky Feelings19. Less Than Zero (Dallas Version)
7. (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes20. Imagination (is a Powerful Deceiver)
8. Less Than Zero21. Mystery Dance (Honky Tonk Demo)
9. Mystery Dance22. Cheap Reward (Honky Tonk Demo)
10. Pay It Back23. Jump Up (Honky Tonk Demo)
11. I'm Not Angry24. Blame it on Cain (Honky Tonk Demo)
12. Waiting for the End of the World25. Poison Moon (Honky Tonk Demo)
13. Watching the Detectives

 

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Artist: Elvis Costello

Released: August 13, 1977

Availability: CD, Vinyl

Awards:  Platinum


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