Elvis Costello ‎– My Aim Is True

Columbia ‎– JC 35037
Vinyl, LP, Album, Repress, Pitman Pressing


A1 Welcome To The Working Week 1:22
A2 Miracle Man 3:28
A3 No Dancing 2:37
A4 Blame It On Cain 2:48
A5 Alison 3:21
A6 Sneaky Feelings 2:08
A7 Watching The Detectives 3:42
B1 (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes 2:46
B2 Less Than Zero 3:11
B3 Mystery Dance 1:35
B4 Pay It Back 2:32
B5 I'm Not Angry 2:57
B6 Waiting For The End Of The World 3:21

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"P" in run-outs denotes a Columbia, Pitman pressing. White back cover indicates that this version is a second pressing.

Issued under license from Riviera Global Record Productions, England
© ℗ 1977 Stiff Records Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Etched º Stamped): º P PAL-35037-G2D MKC
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Stamped P Etched): P º P BL 35037-2K COLUMBIA NY

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SEEZ 3 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(LP, Album, Pin) Stiff Records SEEZ 3 UK 1977 Sell This Version
JC 35037 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(LP, Album, RP, Ter) Columbia JC 35037 US 1978 Sell This Version
B0008635-02 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(CD, Album, RP) Hip-O Records B0008635-02 US 2007 Sell This Version
DPAM 1 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(CD, Album, RE, RM) Demon Records DPAM 1 UK 1993 Sell This Version
1741478 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True (2xCD, Album, Comp, Dlx, RM) Universal Music Group International 1741478 Europe 2007 Sell This Version


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October 26, 2016
I've gone through all the variations of the Columbia repress with the white back cover and mine most closely resembles this one with some differences in the side A etching. Mine is P AL-35037-2AC. There is also an I (eye) or 1 (one ) T and a C all by itself .

The B side listing is the same P BL 35037-2F


January 4, 2014
I have matrix numbers:
Matrix / Runout (Side A Etching): PAL-35037-G2D
Matrix / Runout (Side B Etching): (F1AP) PBL 35037-G2C


June 9, 2010
edited over 10 years ago

Elvis Costello's first lp is a real tour-de-force for this underrated talent. Costello has a huge cult following, but perhaps his voice, which can snivel and snarl on a dime, does not work commercially. So Elvis remains an acquired taste.
The band is not the Attractions, but the group is tight. There are no big productions here, just straight ahead pop and rock and roll.
Lots of vitriol here. "I'm Not Angry" is a great rocker which sees the singer in comic denial.
"Waiting for the End of the World" is prophetic, as it appears we have a whole generation waitng for 2012! "Mystery Dance" harkens back to fifties' rock, and dares to ask "what the hell does sex mean?" "Watching the Detectives" is chilling and cynical. "She's filing her nails while they're dragging the lake...."
The lp opens with the solid pop rock of "Welcome to the Working Week", and Elvis never lets up, offering up a solid album of intelligent lyrics and tight rock and roll. And in the middle of all this is the beautiful ballad "Allison".
An impressive debut album for Mr. McManus.