This Year's Model [Deluxe Edition]

This Year's Model [Deluxe Edition]

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by Elvis Costello
     
 
For those keeping score, Universal's 2008 Deluxe Edition of This Year's Model is the third expanded reissue of Elvis Costello's classic 1978 album. Like its 2002 predecessor from Rhino, Universal's expanded edition is a double-disc set, sharing many, but not all, of the same bonus material from that previously released package. Rhino shuffled off all the bonus

Overview

For those keeping score, Universal's 2008 Deluxe Edition of This Year's Model is the third expanded reissue of Elvis Costello's classic 1978 album. Like its 2002 predecessor from Rhino, Universal's expanded edition is a double-disc set, sharing many, but not all, of the same bonus material from that previously released package. Rhino shuffled off all the bonus tracks to a separate second disc running 12 tracks, whereas Universal adds ten tracks to the 13-track album on the first disc, then presents a full concert -- recorded on February 28, 1978, at the Warner Theater in Washington, D.C. -- on the second disc. Of those 12 tracks from the 2002 edition, three of them have been excised -- excellent Capital Radio versions of "You Belong to Me" and "Radio, Radio" plus a BBC version of "Stranger in the House" -- while "Tiny Steps," which was included on the 2002 Rhino expansion of Armed Forces, was added. All in all, a fair trade -- quite frankly, the three songs aren't missed as much as Costello's terrific liner notes; without them, the packaging of this Deluxe Edition feels a bit bare-bones -- and the concert on the second disc, while not as memorably unhinged as the legendary Live at the El Mocambo recorded less than a week after this gig, is still invigorating and worthwhile listening for hardcore Costello fans. Of course, the question is whether those hardcore fans are willing to purchase this album for the fourth or fifth time just to hear a good concert, as all the really essential bonus material was on both the Rhino disc and the previous Ryko/Demon reissue of the '90s. Those who have the budget and inclination will surely be pleased by this set, but any fans who decide to sit this out either on matters of budget or principal can rest assured that they're not missing something monumental.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/04/2008
Label:
Hip-O Records
UPC:
0602517606319
catalogNumber:
001068102

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Tracks

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
  11. Lipstick Vogue
  12. Night Rally
  13. Radio, Radio
  14. Big Tears
  15. Crawling to the USA
  16. Tiny Steps
  17. Running out of Angels
  18. Greenshirt
  19. Big Boys
  20. Neat, Neat, Neat
  21. Roadette Song
  22. This Year's Girl
  23. (I Don't Want to Go To) Chelsea [Alternate Basing Street Studios Versio

Disc 2

  1. Pump It Up
  2. Waiting for the End of the World
  3. No Action
  4. Less Than Zero
  5. The Beat
  6. (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes
  7. (I Don't Want to Go To) Chelsea
  8. Hand in Hand
  9. Little Triggers
  10. Radio, Radio
  11. You Belong to Me
  12. Lipstick Vogue
  13. Watching the Detectives
  14. Mystery Dance
  15. Miracle Man
  16. Blame It on Cain
  17. Chemistry Class

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Elvis Costello   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Steve Nieve   Keyboards,Group Member
Mick Jones   Guitar
Davey Payne   Saxophone
Bruce Thomas   Bass,Bass Guitar,Group Member
Pete Thomas   Drums,Group Member

Technical Credits

Elvis Costello   Composer
Ian Dury   Composer
Roger Bechirian   Engineer
Brian James   Composer
Nick Lowe   Producer,Audio Production
Coco Shinomiya   Reissue Design
Jeffrey Wong   Photo Courtesy
Barney Bubbles   Original Design Concept
Dick Wingate   Creative Consultant
Russell Hardy   Composer
Ryan Null   Photo Coordination
Michele Horie   Reissue Producer

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