Elvis Costello ‎– My Aim Is True

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Tracklist

Welcome To The Working Week 1:20
Miracle Man 2:40
No Dancing 2:30
Blame It On Cain 2:00
Alison 2:00
Sneaky Feelings 2:30
(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes 2:30
Less Than Zero 1:30
Mystery Dance 2:00
Pay It Back 2:00
I'm Not Angry 2:30
Waiting For The End Of The World 3:40

Versions (96)

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
940 560, HS 67 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True (LP, Album + 7") Stiff Records, Stiff Records 940 560, HS 67 France 1977 Sell This Version
JCA 35037 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(8-Trk, Album, DOL) Columbia JCA 35037 US 1977 Sell This Version
VPCT 35037 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(Cass, Album) Stiff Records VPCT 35037 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
ZSEEZ 3 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(Cass, Album) Stiff Records ZSEEZ 3 UK 1977 Sell This Version
PCT 35037 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(Cass, Album, Dol) Columbia PCT 35037 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
SEEZ.3 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(LP, Album) Stiff Records SEEZ.3 Australia 1977 Sell This Version
STIFF 15502 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(LP, Album) Stiff Records STIFF 15502 Greece 1977 Sell This Version
SEEZ 3 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(LP, Album) Stiff Records SEEZ 3 Scandinavia 1977 Sell This Version
JC 35037 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(LP, Album) Columbia JC 35037 US 1977 Sell This Version
6.23318, SEEZ 3 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(LP, Album) Stiff Records, Stiff Records 6.23318, SEEZ 3 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
SEEZ 3 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(LP, Album) Stiff Records SEEZ 3 Scandinavia 1977 Sell This Version
SEEZ 3 NP Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(LP, Album) Stiff Records SEEZ 3 NP Portugal 1977 Sell This Version
526001 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(LP, Album) Stiff Records 526001 France 1977 Sell This Version
SEEZ 3 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(LP, Album) Stiff Records SEEZ 3 Hong Kong 1977 Sell This Version
940 566 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(LP, Album) Stiff Records 940 566 France 1977 Sell This Version
940 570 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(LP, Album) Stiff Records 940 570 France 1977 Sell This Version
JC 35037 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(LP, Album) Columbia JC 35037 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
SEEZ 3 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(LP, Album, Bei) Stiff Records SEEZ 3 UK 1977 Sell This Version
SRL 910.010, SEEZ 3 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(LP, Album, Bla) Stiff Records, Stiff Records SRL 910.010, SEEZ 3 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
SEEZ 3 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(LP, Album, Bla) Stiff Records SEEZ 3 Scandinavia 1977 Sell This Version
SEEZ 3 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(LP, Album, Blu) Stiff Records SEEZ 3 UK 1977 Sell This Version
Cou-B/Seez 03, COU/B/SEEZ 3 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(LP, Album, Blu) Stiff Records, Stiff Records Cou-B/Seez 03, COU/B/SEEZ 3 Belgium 1977 Sell This Version
SEEZ 3 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(LP, Album, Gre) Stiff Records SEEZ 3 UK 1977 Sell This Version
SRL 910.010, SEEZ 3 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(LP, Album, Gre) Stiff Records, Stiff Records SRL 910.010, SEEZ 3 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
SEEZ 3 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(LP, Album, Gre) Stiff Records SEEZ 3 UK 1977 Sell This Version
SEEZ 3 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(LP, Album, Gre) Stiff Records SEEZ 3 UK 1977 Sell This Version
SEEZ 3 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(LP, Album, Ora) Stiff Records SEEZ 3 UK 1977 Sell This Version
SEEZ 3 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(LP, Album, Promo) Stiff Records SEEZ 3 UK 1977 Sell This Version
JC 35037 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(LP, Album, Promo, Yel) Columbia JC 35037 US 1977 Sell This Version
SEEZ 3 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(LP, Album, Pur) Stiff Records SEEZ 3 UK 1977 Sell This Version
PC 35037, 35037 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(LP, Album, RE) Columbia, Columbia PC 35037, 35037 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
SEEZ 3 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(LP, Album, TP) Stiff Records SEEZ 3 UK 1977 Sell This Version
526001 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(LP, Album, W/Lbl) Stiff Records 526001 France 1977 Sell This Version
SEEZ 3 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(LP, Album, Yel) Stiff Records SEEZ 3 UK 1977 Sell This Version
SEEZ 3 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(LP, Album, Yel) Stiff Records SEEZ 3 UK 1977 Sell This Version
SEEZ 3 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(LP, Album, Сri) Stiff Records SEEZ 3 UK 1977 Sell This Version
JCT 35037 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(Cass, Album) Columbia JCT 35037 US 1978 Sell This Version
SEEZ 3 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(LP, Album) Stiff Records SEEZ 3 New Zealand 1978 Sell This Version
SEEZ 3 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(LP, Album) Stiff Records SEEZ 3 New Zealand 1978 Sell This Version
TXS 3115 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(LP, Album) Stiff Records TXS 3115 Spain 1978 Sell This Version
JC 35037 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(LP, Album) Columbia JC 35037 US 1978 Sell This Version
VIP-6581 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(LP, Album) Stiff Records VIP-6581 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
SEEZ 3 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(LP, Album) Stiff Records SEEZ 3 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
JC 35037 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(LP, Album) Columbia JC 35037 US 1978 Sell This Version
JC 35037 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(LP, Album, Promo) Columbia JC 35037 US 1978 Sell This Version
JC 35037 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(LP, Album, RP) Columbia JC 35037 US 1978 Sell This Version
JC 35037 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(LP, Album, RP) Columbia JC 35037 US 1978 Sell This Version
L 36872, SEEZ-3 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(LP, Album) Stiff Records, Stiff Records L 36872, SEEZ-3 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
KD 0627 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(Cass, Album) ZKP RTVL KD 0627 Yugoslavia 1980 Sell This Version
LL 0627, SEEZ 3 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(LP, Album) ZKP RTVL, Stiff Records LL 0627, SEEZ 3 Yugoslavia 1980 Sell This Version
VLP-27 (Seez 3) C-30.348 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(LP, Album) Stiff Records, Victoria VLP-27 (Seez 3) C-30.348 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
VLP-27 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(LP, Album) Victoria VLP-27 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
VLP-27, Seez-3 Elvis Costello Viva England (My Aim Is True)(LP) Victoria, Stiff Records VLP-27, Seez-3 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
PC 35037 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(LP, Album, RE) Columbia PC 35037 US 1984 Sell This Version
STLP 1006, STLP/1006 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(LP, Album, RE) Stiff Records, Stiff Records STLP 1006, STLP/1006 Italy 1984 Sell This Version
FIEND CD 13, IMP FIEND CD13 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(CD, Album) MSI (Music Scene Incorporated), Demon Records FIEND CD 13, IMP FIEND CD13 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
IMP FIEND CD13 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(CD, Album) Demon Records IMP FIEND CD13 UK 1986 Sell This Version
IMP FIEND CASS 13 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(Cass, Album, RE) Imp Records IMP FIEND CASS 13 UK 1986 Sell This Version
IMP FIEND 13 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(LP, Album, RE) Demon Records IMP FIEND 13 UK 1986 Sell This Version
FIEND 13 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(LP, Album, RE) Imp Records FIEND 13 UK 1986 Sell This Version
FIEND 13 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(LP, Album, RE) IMP Records FIEND 13 UK 1986 Sell This Version
LIB 5100 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(LP, Album) Liberation Records LIB 5100 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
VCK-35037 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(CD, Album) Columbia VCK-35037 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
CK 35037 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(CD, Album) Columbia CK 35037 US 1990 Sell This Version
RCD 20271 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(CD, Album, Club, RE, RM) Rykodisc RCD 20271 US 1993 Sell This Version
RCD 20271 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rykodisc RCD 20271 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
RCD 20271 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rykodisc RCD 20271 US 1993 Sell This Version
DPAM 1 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(CD, Album, RE, RM) Demon Records DPAM 1 UK 1993 Sell This Version
DPAM 1, MSIEC 1 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(CD, Album, RE, RM) Demon Records, MSI (Music Scene Incorporated) DPAM 1, MSIEC 1 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
RCD 20271 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(CD, Album, RE, RM, Club) Rykodisc RCD 20271 US 1993 Sell This Version
RAC 20271 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(Cass, Album, Club) Rykodisc RAC 20271 US 1993 Sell This Version
R2 74285 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Comp, RM) Rhino Records (2) R2 74285 US 2001 Sell This Version
MANUS 101 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(CD, Album, RM + CD, Comp, RM) Edsel Records MANUS 101 UK 2001 Sell This Version
MANUS 101 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(CD, Album, RM + CD, Comp, RM) Edsel Records MANUS 101 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
R1 74285 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(LP, Album, RE) Rhino Records (2) R1 74285 US 2001 Sell This Version
VICP-62501 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(CD, Album, Ltd, RE) Victor VICP-62501 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
VICP-63491 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, K2-) Victor VICP-63491 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
1741478 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True (2xCD, Album, Comp, Dlx, RM) Universal 1741478 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
B0009514-02 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(2xCD, Album, Comp, RE, RM) Hip-O Records B0009514-02 US 2007 Sell This Version
B0008635-02 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(CD, Album, RE) Hip-O Records B0008635-02 US 2007 Sell This Version
1726086 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(CD, Album, RE, Dig) Hip-O Records 1726086 Australia 2007 Sell This Version
UICY-90625 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(CD, Album, RE, RM) Hip-O Records UICY-90625 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
UICY-93535/6, none Elvis Costello My Aim Is True (2xCD, Album, Comp, Dlx, Ltd, RM, SHM) Universal, Hip-O Records UICY-93535/6, none Japan 2008 Sell This Version
UICY-60087 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(CD, Album, Ltd, RE) Hip-O Records UICY-60087 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
MFSL 1-329 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(LP, Ltd, Num, RE, RM) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab MFSL 1-329 US 2009 Sell This Version
UICY-20210 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(CD, Album, RE, SHM) Hip-O Records UICY-20210 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
UIGY-9065 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(SACD, Album, RM) Hip-O Records UIGY-9065 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
UIGY-9628 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(SACD, Hybrid, Album, RM, SHM) Hip-O Records UIGY-9628 Japan 2014 Sell This Version
0602547331144 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(LP, Album, RE, 180) UMe 0602547331144 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
602547331144 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(LP, Album, RE, 180) UMe 602547331144 US 2015 Sell This Version
SEEZ 3-NP Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(Cass) Stiff Records SEEZ 3-NP Unknown Sell This Version
JCT 35037 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(Cass, Album) Columbia JCT 35037 US Unknown Sell This Version
319 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(Cass, Album, Unofficial) 747 319 Saudi Arabia Unknown Sell This Version
205 364 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(LP, Album, RE) Stiff Records 205 364 France Unknown Sell This Version
JC 35037 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(LP, Album, RP, Pit) Columbia JC 35037 US Unknown Sell This Version

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Mr.BlueSky

Mr.BlueSky

October 26, 2016
referencing My Aim Is True, LP, Album, RP, JC 35037
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
5wao

5wao

July 18, 2016
referencing My Aim Is True, LP, Album, Pin, SEEZ 3
I have some diffrent back cover copy of first press. I found that there are 120g wt. vinyl and 140g wt.vinyl.
AdmiralAckbar

AdmiralAckbar

January 4, 2014
referencing My Aim Is True, LP, Album, RP, JC 35037
I have matrix numbers:
Matrix / Runout (Side A Etching): PAL-35037-G2D
Matrix / Runout (Side B Etching): (F1AP) PBL 35037-G2C
geobrick

geobrick

November 5, 2011
referencing My Aim Is True, LP, Album, JC 35037
I see a yellow background on the front cover photo, but I don't see any image anywhere showing a "yellow back cover" as described in the notes section.
jadedtom

jadedtom

June 9, 2010
edited over 6 years ago
referencing My Aim Is True, LP, Album, RP, JC 35037

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.
jussumen

jussumen

April 6, 2007
edited over 9 years ago
referencing My Aim Is True, LP, Album, Gre, SRL 910.010, SEEZ 3
A fine album and an even stronger debut. Still today this LP sounds real good. the sound if full and on point. Heavy drums , dense bass, effective guitar works and Elvis voice that runs the show with clever and sometimes very melodic songwriting. The impact of this style, reminiscent of old Beat and Rock'n Roll let in a breath of fresh air at a time (the late seventies), when long Progressive or Hard Rock songs were the norm. Here the songs range from 1.30 - 3.35 minutes - the ideal length for a Pop Song or a Single. This was the winning formula of 'My Aim Is True'. Stripped off all unnecesary doodling the songs are on point and the album is over before it has a chance to bore you. We can argue about what is the best LP by Elvis Costello - but this will always be mentioned among the favouites..