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Elvis Costello And The Attractions ‎– Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition) Boxset (Sealed)

Elvis Costello And The Attractions ‎– Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition) Boxset (Sealed)

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The complete Armed Forces story curated by Elvis Costello includes:

Armed Forces album, b-sides, demos and 23 unreleased live recordings across 9 pieces of vinyl (3 LP's, 3 10-inch LP's and 3 7 inch singles)

A treasure trove of SEVEN custom comic books and pulp novels containing over 200 pages of Elvis Costello liner notes, facsimiles of first-draft, handwritten lyrics and examples of his lyrical working methods from Costello's personal archive, along with rare photos and memorabilia.

Vintage promo poster and 4 postcard reproductions

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Package contains 2 flip-top A4 size cardboard wallets
Including:
Poster
4 x Postcards
7 x Paperback comic books, pulp novels

All housed in a 12" cardboard box

Package comes shrinkwrapped with outer hype sticker and additional barcode, including a slip sheet folded around the reverse with content details

TRACK D5: Live at The Warner Theatre, Washington D.C. 28 February, 1978

All items (including 7" singles) are on heavyweight vinyl

Additional notes (from rear sleeves). [Much may go into credits]

Armed Forces
Armed Forces was first issued on Radar [UK] #RAD 14 and Columbia [US] #35709 (January 1979)
(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding was first issued as the B-side of the Nick Lowe single American Squirm Radar [UK] #ADA 26 credited to Nick Lowe & His Sound. The track did not appear on the UK release of the album.

Live At Hollywood High And Elsewhere 1978
"Accidents Will Happen", "Alison" and "Watching The Detectives" were first issued as a giveaway EP with initial copies of Armed Forces / Produced by Nick Lowe / Chemistry Class recorded live at The Warner Theatre, Washington DC (28 February 1979).

Europe '79 Live At Pinkpop
Recorded live at Pinkpop, Geleen, The Netherlands 4 June 1979
Original recording by: Buro Pinkpop
Live remix producer: Sebastian Krys
Live remix engineer: Alvaro Cadavid
Poster design: Buro Pinkpop
Polaroid courtesy of Welsh Roy
All other photos: Buro Pinkpop

Sketches For Emotional Fascism
Clean Money: First issued on Taking Liberties [US] and Ten Bloody Marys & Ten How's Your Fathers [UK]
Talking In The Dark & Wednesday Week: First issued as Radar [UK] single #RG 1 given away at London Dominion Theatre concerts, December 1978, when buying the Armed Forces LP on the January 1979 UK tour and at NY shows in 1979
Tiny Steps: First issued as the B-side of "Radio Radio"
Crawling To The USA: First issued on the soundtrack to Americathon
Big Boys (Alternate Version): Recorded at Eden studios, London (September 1978)
Green Shirt (Demo Version): Recorded at Eden studios, London (January 1978)
My Funny Valentine: First issued as the B-side of "Oliver's Army"

Christmas In The Dominion
Recorded live at The Dominion Theatre, London, UK 24th December 1978
Original recording by: Mobile Studio Ltd
Live remix producer: Sebastian Krys
Live remix engineer: Alvaro Cadavid

Riot At The Regent Live Sydney '78
Recorded live at The Regent Theatre, Sydney, Australia 3rd December 1978
Original recording by: Keith Walker
Live remix producer: Sebastian Krys
Live remix engineer: Alvaro Cadavid

Olivers Army 7"
Big Boys (Demo): Recorded at Eden Studios, London, January 1978

Accidents Will Happen 7"
Busy Bodies (Alternate Version): Recorded at Eden studios, London, August 1978
American Squirm 7"