Elvis Costello ‎– The Very Best Of Elvis Costello

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Rhino Records (2) ‎– R2 76652
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2 × CD, Compilation
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1-01 Elvis Costello & The Attractions (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding?
Engineer – Roger BechirianProducer – Nick LoweWritten-By – Lowe*
3:31
1-02 Elvis Costello & The Attractions Oliver's Army
Engineer – Roger BechirianProducer – Nick LoweWritten-By – Costello*
2:57
1-03 Elvis Costello Watching The Detectives
Bass – Andrew BodnarDrums – Steve GouldingGuitar, Pedal Steel Guitar – John McFeeProducer – Nick LoweWritten-By – Costello*
3:43
1-04 Elvis Costello Alison
Bass, Backing Vocals – Johnny CiambottiDrums – Mickey Shine*Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar – John McFeePiano, Organ, Backing Vocals – Sean HopperProducer, Backing Vocals – Nick LoweWritten-By – Costello*
3:21
1-05 Elvis Costello & The Attractions (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea
Engineer – Roger BechirianProducer – Nick LoweWritten-By – Costello*
3:07
1-06 Elvis Costello & The Attractions Accidents Will Happen
Engineer – Roger BechirianProducer – Nick LoweWritten-By – Costello*
3:01
1-07 Elvis Costello & The Attractions Pump It Up
Engineer – Roger BechirianProducer – Nick LoweWritten-By – Costello*
3:13
1-08 Elvis Costello & The Attractions I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down
Engineer [Balanced By] – Roger BechirianProducer – Nick LoweWritten-By – Jones*, Banks*
2:05
1-09 Elvis Costello & The Attractions Radio, Radio
Engineer – Roger BechirianProducer – Nick LoweWritten-By – Costello*
3:06
1-10 Elvis Costello & The Attractions Clubland
Co-producer – Roger BechirianProducer – Nick LoweWritten-By – Costello*
3:43
1-11 Elvis Costello Good Year For The Roses
Backing Vocals – Nashville Edition*Engineer – Ron "Snake" Reynolds*Engineer [Assistant] – "Fast" Eddy Hudson*Fiddle – Tommy MillarLead Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar – John McFeeProducer – Billy Sherill*Written-By – Jerry Chestnut*
3:05
1-12 Elvis Costello & The Attractions Man Out Of Time
Arranged By [Orchestrations] – Steve NieveCo-producer – Jon JacobsProducer – Geoff EmerickProducer [Original Idea] – Elvis CostelloWritten-By – Costello*
5:25
1-13 Elvis Costello & The Attractions I Wanna Be Loved
Backing Vocals – Green*Co-producer – Bob KraushaarKeyboards [Random Racket] – Maurice WormPercussion – Luis JardimPercussion [Anvil] – Elvis CostelloProducer – Clive Langer & Alan WinstanleySaxophone – Gary BarnacleWritten-By – Farnell/Jenkins*
4:46
1-14 Elvis Costello & The Attractions Everyday I Write The Book
Backing Vocals – Caron Wheeler, Claudia FontaineCo-producer – Colin Fairley, Gavin GreenawayProducer – 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 – Larry Kalman Hirsch*Double Bass [String] – Jerry ScheffDrums, Percussion [Brushes] – Mickey Currey*Electric Guitar, Piano Accordion – 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] – EC*, Richard Page, Steve George, Steven Soules*Bass – T-Bone WolkBass [6-String, Fuzz] – Jerry ScheffBass [Intro], Acoustic Guitar, Twelve-String Guitar – Elvis CostelloGrand Piano – Larry KnechtelPiano [Tack] – Benmont TenchPiano [Tack], Synthesizer [Vox Continential], Organ [Calliope, Cox], Keyboards [Stereophonic Optigan], Toy Piano – Larry Knechtel, Mitchell FroomProducer – D.P.A. MacManus*, Kevin Killen, Mitchell FroomTambourine, Bells [Sleigh] – Pete ThomasWritten-By – MacManus*
3:53
1-17 Elvis Costello & The Attractions Tokyo Storm Warning
Acoustic Guitar – Nick LoweCo-producer – Colin FairleyProducer – Nick LoweWritten-By – MacManus*
6:23
1-18 Elvis Costello & The Attractions Sulky Girl
Producer – Elvis Costello, Mitchell FroomWritten-By – MacManus*
5:04
1-19 Elvis Costello So Like Candy
Acoustic Guitar [Spanish], Electric Guitar – Marc RibotBass – Jerry ScheffBass [Intro & Outro] – T-Bone WolkDrums – Jim KeltnerMellotron, Celesta, Chamberlin [Chamberlain] – Mitchell FroomPiano [Tack] – Larry KnechtelProducer – D.P.A. MacManus*, Kevin Killen, Mitchell FroomWritten-By – MacManus*, McCartney*
4:35
1-20 Elvis Costello Veronica
Acoustic Guitar – T-Bone BurnettBass [Hofner] – Paul McCartneyDrums – Jerry Marcotta*Electric Piano [Wurlitzer], Chamberlin [Chamberlain] – Mitchell FroomPiano, Spinet – Benmont TenchProducer – Elvis Costello, Kevin Killen, T-Bone BurnettTimpani, Glockenspiel – Michael BlairWritten-By – MacManus*, McCartney*
3:07
1-21 Elvis Costello She
Arranged By – Julian KershawBass – Trevor BarryConductor – Geoffrey AlexanderDrums – Paul ClarvisGuitar – Clem Clemson*Orchestra – L.S.O.*Piano – Dave HartleyProducer – Trevor JonesVibraphone – Frank RicottiWritten-By – Aznavour*, Kretzmer*
3:05
2-01 Elvis Costello & The Attractions Big Tears
Engineer – Roger BechirianProducer – Nick LoweWritten-By – Costello*
3:10
2-02 Elvis Costello & The Attractions Beyond Belief
Arranged By [Orchstrations] – Steve NieveCo-producer – Jon JacobsProducer – Geoff EmerickProducer [Original Idea] – Elvis CostelloWritten-By – Costello*
2:33
2-03 Elvis Costello & The Attractions Lipstick Vogue
Engineer – Roger BechirianProducer – Nick LoweWritten-By – Costello*
3:31
2-04 Elvis Costello & The Attractions Green Shirt
Engineer – Roger BechirianProducer – Nick LoweWritten-By – Costello*
2:44
2-05 Elvis Costello Pills And Soap
Co-producer – Colin Fairley, Gavin GreenawayProducer – Clive Langer & Alan WinstanleyWritten-By – Costello*
3:43
2-06 Elvis Costello Tramp The Dirt Down
Acoustic Guitar, Bouzouki – Donal LunnyDouble Bass – Jerry ScheffEffects [Distant Sound] – Marc RibotFiddle – Steve WickhamHarmonium [Indian] – Mitchell FroomLow Whistle, Uilleann Pipes – Davy SpillaneProducer – Elvis Costello, Kevin Killen, T-Bone BurnettTambourine, Glockenspiel – Michael BlairWritten-By – MacManus*
5:41
2-07 Elvis Costello & The Attractions Shipbuilding
Arranged By [Strings] – David BedfordCo-producer – Colin Fairley, Gavin GreenawayProducer – Clive Langer & Alan WinstanleyTrumpet – Chet BakerWritten-By – Langer*, Costello*
4:51
2-08 Elvis Costello & The Attractions High Fidelity
Engineer [Balanced By] – Roger BechirianProducer – Nick LoweWritten-By – Costello*
2:28
2-09 Elvis Costello & The Attractions New Lace Sleeves
Co-producer – Roger BechirianProducer – Nick LoweWritten-By – Costello*
3:47
2-10 Elvis Costello (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes
Backing Vocals – Nick LoweBass, Backing Vocals – Johnny CiambottiDrums – Mickey Shine*Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar – John McFeePiano, Organ, Backing Vocals – Sean HopperProducer – Nick LoweWritten-By – Costello*
2:46
2-11 Elvis Costello & The Attractions Talking In The Dark
Engineer – Roger BechirianProducer – Nick LoweWritten-By – Costello*
1:57
2-12 Elvis Costello New Amsterdam
Written-By, Producer – Elvis Costello
2:13
2-13 Elvis Costello & The Attractions I Hope You're Happy Now
Co-producer – Colin FairleyProducer – Nick LoweWritten-By – Costello*
3:07
2-14 Elvis Costello & The Attractions Riot Act
Engineer [Balanced By] – Roger BechirianProducer – 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.*Bass [String] – Jerry ScheffCo-producer – Larry Kalman Hirsch*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
Co-producer – Jon JacobsProducer – Geoff EmerickProducer [Original Idea] – Elvis CostelloWritten-By – Costello*
2:49
2-18 Elvis Costello & The Attractions I Want You
Co-producer – Colin FairleyProducer – Nick LoweWritten-By – MacManus*
6:43
2-19 Elvis Costello with Burt Bacharach God Give Me Strength
Alto Flute – Lawrence FeldmanBass – T-Bone WolkCello – Mark Onin Shuman*, Richard LockerConductor, Piano – Burt BacharachDrums – Chris Parker (2)Flugelhorn – Lloyd B. Stripling*, Lew SoloffGuitar – David SpinozzaKeyboards – Rob MounseyProducer – Burt Bacharach, Elvis CostelloRecorded By, Engineer, Mixed By – Kevin KillenVibraphone – 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
Piano – Larry KnechtelRecorded By [Assistant], Mixed By [Assistant] – Declan Young, Tim Roberts (11)Recorded By, Mixed By – Robert TassiVocals – Isaac Freeman, James Hill (2), Joseph Rice, Robert Hamlett, Walter SettlesWritten-By – MacManus*, McCartney*
5:10
2-21 Elvis Costello & Steve Nieve featuring The Brodsky Quartet* I Want To Vanish
Bass Clarinet – Pete WhymanCello – Jacqueline ThomasClarinet [B-flat] – Ruth CauseyDouble Bass – Roy BabbingtonViola – Paul CassidyViolin – Ian Belton (2), Michael Thomas (5)Written-By – Costello*
3:17

Credits

  • BassBruce Thomas (tracks: 1-01, 1-02, 1-05 to 1-14, 1-17, 1-18, 2-01 to 2-05, 2-07 to 2-09, 2-11, 2-13 to 2-15, 2-17, 2-18)
  • DrumsPete Thomas (tracks: 1-01, 1-02, 1-05 to 1-10 to 1-14, 1-16 to 1-18, 2-01 to 2-09, 2-11, 2-13 to 2-15, 2-17, 2-18)
  • Keyboards, Piano, OrganSteve Nieve (tracks: 1-01 to 1-03, 1-05 to 1-12, 1-14, 1-17, 2-01 to 2-05, 2-07 to 2-09, 2-11, 2-13 to 2-15, 2-17, 2-18, 2-21)
  • Vocals, GuitarElvis Costello

Notes

Track 2-05 originally credited to "The Imposter"

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 8122-76652-2 7
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 1): Y15956 3 R2 76652-2.1 01
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 2): Y15958 3 R2 76652-2.2 01

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