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Elvis Costello And The Attractions - Get Happy!! album flac

Elvis Costello And The Attractions - Get Happy!! album flac

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1 Love For Tender 1:57
2 Opportunity 3:12
3 The Imposter 1:58
4 Secondary Modern 1:56
5 King Horse 3:01
6 Possession
Organ – Elvis Costello
7 Man Called Uncle 2:17
8 Clowntime Is Over 2:59
9 New Amsterdam
Performer [All Instruments] – Elvis Costello
10 High Fidelity 2:27
11 I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down
Written-By – Allen Jones*, Homer Banks
12 Black And White World 1:56
13 5ive Gears In Reverse 2:38
14 B Movie 2:04
15 Motel Matches 2:30
16 Human Touch 2:28
17 Beaten To The Punch 1:47
18 Temptation 2:32
19 I Stand Accused
Harmonica – Bruce ThomasWritten-By – Ray Smith*, Tony Colton
20 Riot Act 3:36

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Elvis Costello
  • Copyright (c) – Elvis Costello
  • Licensed To – Universal Music Enterprises
  • Distributed By – Universal Music Distribution
  • Recorded At – Wisseloord Studios
  • Recorded At – Eden Studios
  • Mastered At – Digiprep
  • Recorded At – Archipelago Studios


  • Bass – Bruce Thomas (tracks: 1 to 8, 10 to 20)
  • Design [Sleeve Design] – Barney Bubbles
  • Drums – Pete Thomas (tracks: 1 to 8, 10 to 20)
  • Engineer – Roger Bechirian (tracks: 1 to 8, 10 to 20)
  • Guitar, Vocals – Elvis Costello
  • Mastered By – Dan Hersch
  • Photography By – Keith Morris
  • Piano, Organ – Steve Nieve (tracks: 1 to 8, 10 to 20)
  • Producer – Elvis Costello (tracks: 9), Nick Lowe (tracks: 1 to 8, 10 to 20)
  • Written-By – Elvis Costello (tracks: 1 to 10, 12 to 18)


Digipak with an Obi strip, advertising bonus ringtones.
Includes a booklet with lyrics.

Recorded at Wisseloord Studios, Hilversum, Holland
& Eden studios, Acton, London, October 1979.

New Amsterdam recorded at Archipelago Studios, Pimlico, London, 1979.

Mastered at DigiPrep, Los Angeles, CA

GET HAPPY!! was first issued as F-Beat XXLP1 (UK) & Columbia JC36347 (US), February 1980.

All songs published by BMG Music Publishing (UK) except
I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down (c) 1967 Irving Music Inc. Copyright Renewed.
I Stand Accused (c) 1965 (Renewed) Getaway Songs Ltd. (PRS). All rights reserved by Unichappel Music Inc.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: DIDX-156274 2
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L329
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 50F4
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 50BA
  • Barcode (On paper strip covering the spine): 6 02517 26083 2

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
XXLP1, XX LP 1 Elvis Costello & The Attractions Get Happy!! ‎(LP, Album) F-Beat, F-Beat XXLP1, XX LP 1 UK 1980
PCT 36347 Elvis Costello & The Attractions Get Happy!! ‎(Cass, Album) Columbia PCT 36347 US 1980
PC 36347 Elvis Costello And The Attractions* Get Happy!! ‎(LP, Album, Pit) Columbia PC 36347 US 1980
DPAM 5 Elvis Costello And The Attractions* Get Happy!! ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Demon Records DPAM 5 UK 1994
RCD 20275 Elvis Costello & The Attractions Get Happy!! ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rykodisc RCD 20275 USA & Canada 1994

A very neat 1980 ad for Elvis Costello & The Attractions album Get Happy.

Get Happy!! is a studio album by Elvis Costello and the Attractions. The fourth album by Elvis Costello, his third with the Attractions, it is notable for being a dramatic break in tone from Costello's three previous albums, and for being heavily influenced by R&B, ska and soul music. The cover art was intentionally designed to have a "retro" feel, to look like the cover of an old LP with ring wear on both front and back.

Get Happy!! was born as much from sincere love for soul as it was for Elvis Costello's desire to distance himself from an unfortunate verbal faux pas where he insulted Ray Charles in an attempt to get Stephen Stills' goat. Either way, it resulted in a 20-song blue-eyed soul tour de force, where Costello doesn't just want to prove his love, he wants to prove his knowledge

Album by Elvis Costello & The Attractions.

Get Happy!! takes Costello's previous subjects of betrayal, infidelity, jealousy and spite and twists the knife even harder. The only difference is that the Attractions angular, muscular attack is here leavened with a whole heap of soul stew. Having already attempted much of this material in their signature style, Costello realised they needed a fresh approach. Spotted leaving a London record store with armfuls of classic Stax and Motown sides, he did his homework

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Costello continued his ive act with the 20-track Get Happy!!, his fourth album in 30 months. He says what he has to say and shuts up-only a small handful of cuts approach or go over the three-minute mark-often in a pile-driving style inspired by Stax/Volt. Sometimes loosely inspired; his version of the Sam & Dave ballad "I Can't Stand Up for Falling Down" is played in a rush. I don't know if this is the best Elvis Costello and The Attractions album, or even if there is such a thing, but I am inclined to think this is one of the finest examples of GROUP PLAYING AND COMPOSING in rock and roll that I've ever heard. And if you're a musician, I highly recommend studying everything Bruce, Pete, and Steve do on this and all the other great .

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