My Aim Is True(Elvis Costello and Clover)
1 x LP
+ MP3 Download
(1977)2015 EU reissue of the 1977 album on 180g vinyl + MP3- Costello's Iconic 1977 Debut remarkable My Aim Is True announces the arrival of a singular talent. Having long ago secured its status as one of the greatest debut albums ever recorded, the 1977
Release date: 30-10-2015(originally released in 1977)
2015 EU reissue of the 1977 album on 180g vinyl + MP3- Costello's Iconic 1977 Debut remarkable My Aim Is True announces the arrival of a singular talent. Having long ago secured its status as one of the greatest debut albums ever recorded, the 1977 set hasn't lost any of the vibrant urgency, lyrical edge, or biting wit that made Costello the pin-up model for new-wave music.: Hear "Alison," "No Dancing," "Mystery Dance"
A1 Welcome To The Working Week
A2 Miracle Man
A3 No Dancing
A4 Blame It On Cain
A6 Sneaky Feelings
B1 (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes
B2 Less Than Zero
B3 Mystery Dance
B4 Pay It Back
B5 I'm Not Angry
B6 Waiting For The End Of The World
Blending punk-fueled motivation with pub-rock, reggae, and classic American rock n' roll strains, the landmark effort includes many of the singer's best-known and most beloved tunes: the poisoned ballad "Alison," voyeuristic "Watching the Detectives," slinky "(The Angels Want to Wear My) Red Shoes," and rave-up "Mystery Dance" included. There isn't a bad note here.
The history behind My Aim Is True is as rich as the songs. Before landing at then-fledgling English indie label Stiff Records, Costello had been laboring as a computer operator housed next door to a lipstick factory. The conditions couldn't be riper for the cynical blue-collar observations and fierce humor that pierce tracks like "Welcome to the Working Week" and "Less Than Zero." Costello took inspiration from London subway rides, venomous politics, and surrounding vanity. Having been rejected by what he estimated amounted to every other label in the city, Costello began calling in sick to his day job in order to record material for what become My Aim Is True.
Made for just 1000 pounds and over the course of four six-hour sessions, the experience found Costello recording his parts in a room the size of a telephone booth. His backing band – Clover, not the Attractions (save for on "Watching the Detectives," left off the original UK release) – rounded out the slinky, melodic songs with spare details such as fuzztone pedal steel guitar and organ. The minimal budget ensured that nothing extra or fancy was employed. Overdubs weren't really an option; what was played is basically what you hear.
Bonus(cd,single,download): MP3 Download
Originally released: 1978
This release: 2015