One of the most important early records by Elvis Costello
– and maybe one of a small handful that we'd deem completely essential out of his massive catalog over the decades! Elvis
and The Attractions are in perfect form here – coming across with all the biting energy of the punk generation, but not punk at all – and instead finding a way to open the door to a global audience, especially American, that some of his contemporaries weren't able to reach at the time – thanks to some incredible songs that even Elvis
might not have thought would go on to become pop and rock standards over the years! Titles include "This Year's Girl", "Hand In Hand", "Chelsea", "Lip Service", "Little Triggers", "Pump It Up", "No Action", "Lipstick Vogue", and "Living In Paradise". US version also includes "Radio Radio" and "Big Tears".
(Original US promo pressing! Label has "Costello" instead of Columbia, and also has a promo stamp. Cover has a white promo track list sticker on the front. Cover also has light wear in one corner.)