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Format: CD
Sku: 204347982
UPC: 602517260917
UPC 14: 00602517260917
Release Date: 5/1/2007
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes ~ Elvis Costello
2. Alison ~ Elvis Costello
3. Watching The Detectives ~ Elvis Costello
4. (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea ~ Elvis Costello
5. Pump It Up ~ Elvis Costello
6. Radio, Radio ~ Elvis Costello
7. Accidents Will Happen ~ Elvis Costello
8. Oliver's Army ~ Elvis Costello
9. (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding ~ Elvis Costello
10. I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down ~ Elvis Costello
11. High Fidelity ~ Elvis Costello
12. Clubland ~ Elvis Costello
13. New Lace Sleeves ~ Elvis Costello
14. Good Year For The Roses ~ Elvis Costello
15. Beyond Belief ~ Elvis Costello
16. Man Out Of Time ~ Elvis Costello
17. Almost Blue ~ Elvis Costello
18. Everyday I Write The Book ~ Elvis Costello
19. Shipbuilding ~ Elvis Costello
20. Brilliant Mistake ~ Elvis Costello
21. Indoor Fireworks ~ Elvis Costello
22. I Want You ~ Elvis Costello
 
As an encapsulation of the most vital period in Elvis Costello's career, The First Ten Years portrays of a rule-breaker who nevertheless had a deep respect for his musical roots. Even as he was defining New Wave in the late 1970s with "Watching the Detectives," "Pump it Up," and "Radio, Radio," Elvis was paying homage to The Byrds on "(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes" and copping Spinners riffs on "Alison." The collection follows Costello into the '80s as he expands his songwriting and production palette ("New Lace Sleeves," "Beyond Belief") while tackling old-school country ("Good Year for the Roses") and Stax soul ("I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down").

In the years that followed this collection's scope, Costello would launch himself whole-heartedly into everything from big-band jazz to classical orchestration, but the seeds of all that eclecticism (not to mention the aesthetic template for most of his subsequent work) lie in the tracks presented here. As one of the most original artistic personalities of his era, Costello proved enormously influential for multiple generations, and The First 10 Years shows the achievements on which his legend is built.

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Elvis Costello (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, background vocals); Elvis Costello; John McFee (guitar); James Burton, Nick Lowe (acoustic guitar); T-Bone Wolk (electric guitar, accordion); Sean Hopper (piano, organ, background vocals); Mitchell Froom (harpsichord); Mickey Curry (drums, percussion); Micky Shine, Pete Thomas , Steve Goulding (drums); John Ciambotti (background vocals); Steve Nieve (piano, organ, keyboards).
Muze PNote Photographers: Barry Plummer; Keith Morris; Adam Starr.

Producer: Clive Langer; Colin Fairley; Michele Horie; Declan Patrick Aloysius MacManus; Geoff Emerick; Larry Kalman Hirsch; Alan Winstanley; Nick Lowe; Roger Bechirian; T-Bone Burnett; Billy Sherrill; Elvis Costello (Compilation)

Artist Overview

Elvis Costello arrived at the tail end of punk with short, incendiary tunes about revenge and guilt, and a visual image to match, looking like a pissed-off Buddy Holly. But the pose belied his musical range and lyrical sophistication, and he came to be recognized as one of the finest songwriters of his generation. Though he--along with his backing band, the Attractions--helped spark the new wave of the late 1970s, subsequent decades found Costello venturing into everything from country to neo-classical, proving himself a true eclectic and consummate craftsman.

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations September Songs
Muze Music Compilations Big Lebowski
Muze Music Compilations One Amazing Night
Muze Music Compilations Return Of The Grievous Angel
Muze Music Compilations Sopranos
Muze Music Compilations Sopranos-Peppers & Eggs (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Labour Of Love-Music Of Nick L
Muze Music Compilations Live & Kickin
Muze Music Compilations No Doubt-Everything in Time
Muze Music Compilations Marian Mcpartland's Piano Jazz
Muze Music Compilations The Legend
Muze Music Compilations Essential Chieftains
Muze Music Compilations Project-Anthology of American Folk Music
Muze Music Compilations Anchored In Love:tribute To June Cart
Muze Music Compilations House
Muze Music Compilations Mtv Unplugged(w/ Bonus DVD)
Muze Music Compilations Mar Dulce
Muze Music Compilations Family and Friends: Rambling Boy
Muze Music Compilations Lost Highway
Muze Music Compilations List
Muze Music Compilations True Blood:Volume 2 (Music from the Series) (Soundtrack)
Muze Music Compilations Word To The Wise
Muze Music Compilations Notting Hill
Muze Music Compilations Icon
Muze Music Compilations T Bone Burnett Presents:speaking Cloc
Muze Music Compilations Chimes Of Freedom:songs Of Bob Dylan
Muze Music Compilations Anyone Who Had A Heart
Muze Music Compilations Thanks For Sharing
Muze Music Compilations Shout
Muze Music Compilations Playlist:very Best Of George Jones Du
Muze Music Compilations Bells Of Dublin
Muze Music Compilations Charlie Louvin (Dig)
Muze Music Compilations Quiet About It:tribute/jesse Winchest

Associated Artists and Works

Attractions (The)
Costello
King of America [Digipak] ~ Costello
Elvis Costello / Brodsky Quarte
The Sweetest Punch: The New Songs Of Elvis Costell ~ Frisell, Bill
Jazz Passengers
Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Radio Broadcast ~ McPartland, Marian
My Flame Burns Blue ~ Metropole Orchestra
My Flame Burns Blue ~ Metropole Orchestra
Costello: My Flame Burns Blue ~ Metropole Orkest
Costello: My Flame Burns Blue ~ Metropole Orkest
Nieve, Steve
Original Soundtrack
Richard Harvey (Techno)
Roots (The)
Wise Up Ghost and Other Songs [Digipak] ~ Roots (The)
The River in Reverse ~ Toussaint, Allen

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 05/01/2007
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2007
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 1726091
Music Label Name Label : Hip-O
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00602517260917

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Costello,Elvis
Product attributeLabel:   Universal Music Group
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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