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Elvis CostelloTaking Liberties

Genre:Rock
Style:New Wave, Rock & Roll
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Tracklist

Clean Money1:57
Girls Talk1:56
Talking In The Dark1:56
Radio Sweetheart2:48
Black And White World1:51
Big Tears3:10
Just A Memory2:14
Night Rally2:40
Stranger In The House3:01
Clowntime Is Over3:39
Getting Mighty Crowded2:05
Hoover Factory1:43
Tiny Steps2:42
(I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea3:05
Dr. Luther's Assistant3:30
Sunday's Best3:23
Crawling To The U.S.A.2:52
Wednesday Week2:02
My Funny Valentine1:25
Ghost Train3:05

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    Cover of Taking Liberties, 1980, VinylTaking Liberties
    LP, Compilation, Santa Maria Pressing
    Columbia – JC 36839US1980US1980
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Taking Liberties, 1980-09-00, VinylTaking Liberties
    LP, Album, Compilation
    Columbia – JC 36839Canada1980Canada1980
    Cover of Taking Liberties, 1980, VinylTaking Liberties
    LP, Compilation, Reissue
    Columbia – JC 36839, Columbia – PC 36839US1980US1980
    New Submission
    Cover of Taking Liberties, 1980, CassetteTaking Liberties
    Cassette, Compilation
    Columbia – PCT 36839US1980US1980
    New Submission
    Cover of Taking Liberties, 1980, VinylTaking Liberties
    LP, Compilation, Stereo, Pitman Pressing
    Columbia – JC 36839US1980US1980
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Taking Liberties, 1980, VinylTaking Liberties
    LP, Compilation, Stereo, Terre Haute Pressing
    Columbia – JC 36839US1980US1980
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Taking Liberties, 1980, 8-Track CartridgeTaking Liberties
    8-Track Cartridge, Compilation, Stereo
    Columbia – JCA 36839Canada1980Canada1980
    New Submission
    Cover of Taking Liberties, 1980, VinylTaking Liberties
    LP, Compilation
    Columbia – PC 36839, Columbia – JC 36839US1980US1980
    New Submission
    Cover of Taking Liberties, 1980, CassetteTaking Liberties
    Cassette, Album, Compilation
    Columbia – PCT 36839US1980US1980
    New Submission
    Cover of Taking Liberties, 1980, VinylTaking Liberties
    LP, Compilation, Promo, Santa Maria Pressing
    Columbia – JC 36839US1980US1980
    New Submission
    Cover of Taking Liberties, 1980, CassetteTaking Liberties
    Cassette, Compilation
    Columbia – JCT 36839US1980US1980
    New Submission
    Cover of Taking Liberties, 1980-11-00, VinylTaking Liberties
    LP, Compilation, Stereo, Aston Clinton Pressing
    Columbia – JC 36839US1980US1980
    New Submission
    Taking Liberties
    Cassette, Compilation, Stereo, Dolby
    Columbia – PCT 36839US1980US1980
    New Submission
    Taking Liberties
    Cassette, Compilation, Unofficial Release, Stereo
    RC – RC 3507Singapore1980Singapore1980
    New Submission
    Cover of Taking Liberties, 2015-10-30, VinylTaking Liberties
    LP, Compilation, Reissue, 180gm
    UMe – 0602547331175UK, Europe & US2015UK, Europe & US2015
    Cover of Taking Liberties, 2015-10-16, FileTaking Liberties
    20×File, WAV, Compilation, Reissue, 24-bit 192 kHz
    Elvis Costello Catalog – noneEurope2015Europe2015
    New Submission
    Cover of Taking Liberties, , CDTaking Liberties
    CD, Compilation, Reissue
    Columbia – CK 36839USUS
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Taking Liberties, , VinylTaking Liberties
    LP, Compilation, Reissue
    Columbia – PC 36839, Columbia – JC 36839USUS
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Taking Liberties, , VinylTaking Liberties
    LP, Compilation, Carrollton Pressing
    Columbia – PC 36839, Columbia – JC 36839USUS
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Taking Liberties, , CassetteTaking Liberties
    Cassette, Compilation
    Columbia – WJCT 36839CanadaCanada
    New Submission
    Taking Liberties
    Cassette, Compilation, Dolby System
    Columbia – PCT 36839USUS
    New Submission

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    • SunDemon's avatar
      SunDemon
      Edited 8 months ago
      Bi-sides, EP and other non-album tracks from Declan's early albums up to "Get Happy". With ten tracks squeezed onto each side, I didn't expect much in the way of audio quality (especially the bottom end) but it's perfectly adequate for my needs. This 180-gram pressing is fine. It's flat, quiet, and centred with no skips or jumps. I wish I still had my 1980 original U.S. pressing instead of this Czech one but, fool that I am, I got rid of it years ago. Having said that, there is nothing wrong with this one except it doesn't have those cute, original, vintage-style labels on the record. I quite enjoyed those labels. The vinyl comes in a colourful insert with pics, Unfortunately NOT poly lined.
      • kwhitehead's avatar
        kwhitehead
        Night Rally might be my favorite EC song ever. Under rated record overall.
        • SamuelMac's avatar
          SamuelMac
          Label Side A: AL36839
          Label Side B: BL36839
          Runout Side 1: ② (stamped AL-36839-{scrached out 1K}) ZK /T
          Runout Side 2: o BL-36839-2C \T E
          • kafka2002's avatar
            kafka2002
            The sound is shockingly bad. Unbearable sibilance from beginning to end.
            • Dundurnisg's avatar
              Dundurnisg
              Does anyone know why the word PHONE in the phone booth on the cover is in mirror image? At least it seems like that to me. Perhaps it's a play on the album title, or maybe it's simply that the photo is backwards (or the signs were installed backwards--it's been some time since I've seen an actual phone booth).

              As for the album, I really like some of Costello's work but find it uneven. I really didn't enjoy this album much, especially "My Funny Valentine," which to me sounds like a bad audition on American Idol. His wife does a much better job with that one.
              • johnmoberg's avatar
                johnmoberg
                label says JC 36839 on my version. The Columbia rim is cencored with a black marker

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