Elvis Costello ‎– The Very Best Of Elvis Costello

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Universal Music TV ‎– 546 490-2, Demon Records ‎– 546 490-2
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1-1 Elvis Costello & The Attractions (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding
Bass – Bruce ThomasDrums – Pete ThomasEngineer – Roger BechirianKeyboards – Steve NieveProducer – Nick LoweWritten-By – Lowe*
3:31
1-2 Elvis Costello & The Attractions Oliver's Army
Bass – Bruce ThomasDrums – Pete ThomasEngineer – Roger BechirianKeyboards – Steve NieveProducer – Nick LoweWritten-By – Costello*
2:57
1-3 Elvis Costello Watching The Detectives
Bass – Andrew BodnarDrums – Steve GouldingGuitar, Steel Guitar [Pedal] – John McFeePiano, Organ – Steve NieveVocals, Guitar – Elvis CostelloWritten-By – Costello*
3:43
1-4 Elvis Costello Alison
Bass – Johnny CiambottiDrums – Mickey Shine*Guitar, Steel Guitar [Pedal] – John McFeePiano, Organ, Backing Vocals [Bvs] – Sean HopperVocals, Guitar – Elvis CostelloWritten-By – Costello*
3:21
1-5 Elvis Costello & The Attractions (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea
Bass – Bruce ThomasDrums – Pete ThomasEngineer – Roger BechirianKeyboards – Steve NieveProducer – Nick LoweWritten-By – Costello*
3:07
1-6 Elvis Costello & The Attractions Accidents Will Happen
Bass – Bruce ThomasDrums – Pete ThomasEngineer – Roger BechirianKeyboards – Steve NieveProducer – Nick LoweWritten-By – Elvis Costello
3:01
1-7 Elvis Costello & The Attractions Pump It Up
Bass – Bruce ThomasDrums – Pete ThomasEngineer – Roger BechirianKeyboards – Steve NieveProducer – Nick LoweWritten-By – Costello*
3:13
1-8 Elvis Costello & The Attractions I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down
Bass – Bruce ThomasDrums – Pete ThomasEngineer [Balanced] – Roger BechirianKeyboards – Steve NieveProducer – Nick LoweWritten-By – Jones*, Banks*
2:05
1-9 Elvis Costello & The Attractions Radio, Radio
Bass – Bruce ThomasDrums – Pete ThomasEngineer – Roger BechirianKeyboards – Steve NieveProducer – Nick LoweWritten-By – Costello*
3:06
1-10 Elvis Costello & The Attractions Clubland
Bass – Bruce ThomasCo-producer [Produced In Association With] – Roger BechirianDrums – Pete ThomasKeyboards – Steve NieveProducer – Nick LoweWritten-By – Costello*
3:43
1-11 Elvis Costello A Good Year For The Roses
Bass – Bruce ThomasDrums – Pete ThomasEngineer – Ron "Snake" Reynolds*Engineer [Assistant] – "Fast" Eddie Hudson*Fiddle – Tommy MillarLead Guitar, Steel Guitar [Pedal] – John McFeePiano, Organ – Steve NieveProducer – Billy SherrillWritten-By – Jerry Chestnut*
3:05
1-12 Elvis Costello & The Attractions Man Out Of Time
Bass – Bruce ThomasCo-producer [Assisted By] – Jon JacobsDrums – Pete ThomasKeyboards, Orchestrated By – Steve NieveProducer – Geoff EmerickProducer [Original Idea] – Elvis CostelloWritten-By – Costello*
5:25
1-13 Elvis Costello & The Attractions I Wanna Be Loved
Backing Vocals – Green*Bass – Bruce ThomasCo-producer [Assisted By] – Bob KraushaarDrums – Pete ThomasGuitar, Vocals, Percussion [Anvil] – E.C.*Musician [Random Racket] – Maurice WormPercussion – Luis JardimPiano, Organ – Steve NieveProducer – Clive Langer & Alan WinstanleySaxophone [Saxaphones] – Gary BarnacleWritten-By – Farnell/ Jenkins*
4:46
1-14 Elvis Costello & The Attractions Everyday I Write The Book
Backing Vocals – Caron Wheeler, Claudia FontaineBass – Bruce ThomasCo-producer [Assisted By] – Colin Fairley, Gavin GreenawayDrums – Pete ThomasGuitar, Vocals – E.C.*Piano, Organ – Steve NieveProducer – Clive Langer & Alan WinstanleyWritten-By – Costello*
3:52
1-15 The Costello Show Featuring His Confederates* Brilliant Mistake
Acoustic Guitar – The Little Hands Of Concrete*Co-producer [With] – Larry Kalman Hirsch*Double Bass [String Bass] – Jerry ScheffDrums [Brushes & Drums] – Mickey Currey*Electric Guitar, Accordion [Piano] – T-Bone WolkOrgan [Hammond], Harpsichord – Mitchell FroomProducer – Declan Patrick Aloysius MacManus, J. Henry (T-Bone) Burnett*Written-By – MacManus*
3:41
1-16 Elvis Costello The Other Side Of Summer
Acoustic Guitar – James BurtonBacking Vocals [Vocal Group] – E.C.*, Richard Page, Steve George, Steven Soules*Bass – T-Bone WolkBass [Fuzz], Double Bass [String Bass] – Jerry ScheffDrums, Tambourine, Bells [Sleigh], Drums [Side] – Pete ThomasGrand Piano, Piano [Toy], Piano [Tack], Synthesizer [Vox Continential], Organ [Calliope, Cox], Keyboards [Stereophonic Optigan] – Larry KnechtelPiano [Tack] – Benmont TenchPiano [Toy], Piano [Tack], Synthesizer [Vox Continential], Organ [Calliope, Cox], Keyboards [Stereophonic Optigan] – Mitchell FroomProducer – D.P.A. MacManus*, Kevin Killen, Mitchell FroomVocals, Bass [Intro], Acoustic Guitar, Guitar [12 String] – E.C.*Written-By – MacManus*
3:53
1-17 Elvis Costello & The Attractions Tokyo Storm Warning
Bass – Bruce ThomasCo-producer [With] – Colin FairleyDrums – Pete ThomasKeyboards – Steve NieveProducer, Acoustic Guitar – Nick LoweWritten-By – MacManus*
6:23
1-18 Elvis Costello & The Attractions Sulky Girl
Bass – Bruce ThomasDrums – Pete ThomasProducer – Elvis Costello, Mitchell FroomVocals, Guitar – E.C.*Written-By – MacManus*
5:04
1-19 Elvis Costello So Like Candy
Bass – Jerry ScheffBass [Into & Outro] – T-Bone WolkDrums – Jim KeltnerGuitar [Spanish], Electric Guitar – Marc RibotPiano [Tack] – Larry KnechtelProducer – D.P.A. MacManus*, Kevin KillenProducer, Mellotron, Keyboards [Chamberlain], Celesta – Mitchell FroomVocals, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar – E.C.*Written-By – MacManus*, McCartney*
4:35
1-20 Elvis Costello Veronica
Acoustic Guitar – T-Bone BurnettBass [Hofner] – Paul McCartneyDrums – Jerry Marcotta*Electric Guitar, Vocals – Elvis CostelloElectric Piano [Wurlitzer], Keyboards [Chamberlain] – Mitchell FroomPiano, Piano [Spinet] – Benmont TenchProducer – Elvis Costello, Kevin Killen, T-Bone BurnettWritten-By – MacManus*, McCartney*
3:07
1-21 Elvis Costello She
Arranged By – Julian KershawConductor – Geoffrey AlexanderOrchestra – L.S.O.*Producer – Trevor JonesWritten-By – Aznavour*, Kretzmer*
3:05
2-1 Elvis Costello & The Attractions Big Tears
Bass – Bruce ThomasDrums – Pete ThomasEngineer – Roger BechirianKeyboards – Steve NieveProducer – Nick LoweWritten-By – Costello*
3:10
2-2 Elvis Costello & The Attractions Beyond Belief
Bass – Bruce ThomasCo-producer [Assisted By] – Jon JacobsDrums – Pete ThomasKeyboards, Orchestrated By – Steve NieveProducer – Geoff EmerickProducer [Original Idea] – Elvis CostelloWritten-By – Costello*
2:33
2-3 Elvis Costello & The Attractions Lipstick Vogue
Bass – Bruce ThomasDrums – Pete ThomasEngineer – Roger BechirianKeyboards – Steve NieveProducer – Nick LoweWritten-By – Costello*
3:31
2-4 Elvis Costello & The Attractions Green Shirt
Bass – Bruce ThomasDrums – Pete ThomasEngineer – Roger BechirianKeyboards – Steve NieveProducer – Nick LoweWritten-By – Costello*
2:44
2-5 Elvis Costello Pills And Soap
Co-producer [Assisted By] – Colin Fairley, Gavin GreenawayProducer – Clive Langer & Alan WinstanleyWritten-By – Costello*
3:43
2-6 Elvis Costello Tramp The Dirt Down
Acoustic Guitar, Bouzouki – Donal LunnyDouble Bass – Jerry ScheffEffects [Distant Sound] – Marc RibotFiddle – Steve WickhamHarmonium [Indian] – Mitchell FroomLow Whistle, Pipe [Uileann] – Davy SpillaneProducer – Elvis Costello, Kevin Killen, T-Bone BurnettTambourine, Glockenspiel – Michael BlairVocals – E.C.*Written-By – MacManus*
5:41
2-7 Elvis Costello & The Attractions Shipbuilding
Arranged By [Strings] – David BedfordBass – Bruce ThomasCo-producer [Assisted By] – Colin Fairley, Gavin GreenawayDrums – Pete ThomasKeyboards – Steve NieveProducer – Clive Langer & Alan WinstanleyTrumpet – Chet BakerWritten-By – Langer*, Costello*
4:51
2-8 Elvis Costello & The Attractions High Fidelity
Bass – Bruce ThomasDrums – Pete ThomasEngineer [Balanced By] – Roger BechirianKeyboards – Steve NieveProducer – Nick LoweWritten-By – Costello*
2:28
2-9 Elvis Costello & The Attractions New Lace Sleeves
Bass – Bruce ThomasCo-producer [In Association With] – Roger BechirianDrums – Pete ThomasKeyboards – Steve NieveProducer – Nick LoweWritten-By – Costello*
3:47
2-10 Elvis Costello (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes
Bass – Johnny CiambottiDrums – Mickey Shine*Guitar, Steel Guitar [Pedal] – John McFeeGuitar, Vocals – E.C.*Piano, Organ, Backing Vocals [Bvs] – Sean HopperProducer, Backing Vocals – Nick LoweWritten-By – Costello*
2:46
2-11 Elvis Costello & The Attractions Talking In The Dark
Bass – Bruce ThomasDrums – Pete ThomasEngineer – Roger BechirianKeyboards – Steve NieveProducer – Nick LoweWritten-By – Costello*
1:57
2-12 Elvis Costello New Amsterdam
Producer – Elvis CostelloWritten-By – Costello*
2:13
2-13 Elvis Costello & The Attractions I Hope You're Happy Now
Bass – Bruce ThomasCo-producer [In Association With] – Colin FairleyDrums – Pete ThomasKeyboards – Steve NieveProducer – Nick LoweWritten-By – Costello*
3:07
2-14 Elvis Costello & The Attractions Riot Act
Bass – Bruce ThomasDrums – Pete ThomasEngineer [Balanced] – Roger BechirianKeyboards – Steve NieveProducer – Nick LoweWritten-By – Costello*
3:34
2-15 Elvis Costello My Funny Valentine
Engineer – Roger BechirianProducer – Nick LoweWritten-By – Rodgers / Hart*
1:29
2-16 The Costello Show Featuring His Confederates* Indoor Fireworks
Acoustic Guitar – James Burton, L.H.C.*Double Bass [String] – Jerry ScheffGuitar, Vocals – E.C.*Organ [Hammond] – Mitchell FroomProducer – Declan Patrick Aloysius MacManus, J. Henry (T-Bone) Burnett*Written-By – Costello*
4:09
2-17 Elvis Costello & The Attractions Almost Blue
Bass – Bruce ThomasCo-producer [Assisted By] – Jon JacobsDrums – Pete ThomasKeyboards – Steve NieveProducer – Geoff EmerickProducer [Original Idea] – Elvis CostelloWritten-By – Costello*
2:49
2-18 Elvis Costello & The Attractions I Want You
Bass – Bruce ThomasCo-producer [With] – Colin FairleyDrums – Pete ThomasKeyboards – Steve NieveProducer – Nick LoweWritten-By – MacManus*
6:43
2-19 Elvis Costello With Burt Bacharach God Give Me Strength
Bass – T-Bone WolkCello – Mark Onin Shuman*, Richard LockerDrums – Chris Parker (2)Engineer, Mixed By – Kevin KillenFlugelhorn – Lloyd B. Stripling*, Lew SoloffFlute [Alto] – Lawrence FeldmanGuitar – David SpinozzaKeyboards – Rob MounseyProducer – Elvis CostelloProducer, Conductor, Piano – Burt BacharachVibraphone – David CareyViola – Julien Barber, Sue PrayViolin – Barry Finclair, David Nadien, Donna Tocco*, Elona Barere*, Jan Mullen, John Pintavalle, Laura Seaton, Marti Sweet, Paul Peabody, Richard SortommeWritten-By – Bacharach*, Costello*
6:10
2-20 The Fairfield Four* Featuring Elvis Costello That Day Is Done
Co-producer [Assisted By] – Declan Young, Tim RobertsRecorded By, Mixed By – Robert TassiVocals – Isaac Freeman, James Hill (2), Joseph Rice, Walter SettlesWritten-By – MacManus*, McCartney*
5:10
2-21 Elvis Costello & Steve Nieve Feat. The Brodsky Quartet* I Want To Vanish
Cello – Jacqueline ThomasClarinet [B-flat] – Ruth CauseyCo-producer [Assisted By] – Jon JacobsDouble Bass – Roy BabbingtonKeyboards – Steve NieveProducer – Elvis CostelloProducer, Engineer – Geoff EmerickViola – Paul CassidyViolin – Ian Belton (2), Michael Thomas (5)Written-By – Costello*
3:17

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Front sleeve design is dedicated to Barney Bubbles.

℗1999 Universal Music TV, A division of Universal Music Operations Limited.
©1999 Universal Music TV, A division of Universal Music Operations Limited.
Made in the EU.

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  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L136
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