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Tracklist

No Action1:57
This Year's Girl3:16
The Beat3:42
Pump It Up3:12
Little Triggers2:38
You Belong To Me2:19
Hand In Hand2:30
(I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea3:06
Lip Service2:34
Living In Paradise3:51
Lipstick Vogue3:29
Night Rally2:40

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    Cover of This Year's Model, 1978-03-17, VinylThis Year's Model
    LP, Album, Stereo; 7", 45 RPM, Limited Edition
    Radar Records (5) – RAD 3UK1978UK1978
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    Cover of This Year's Model, 1978, VinylThis Year's Model
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    Smash Records (3) – SLEPT 2Scandinavia1978Scandinavia1978
    Cover of This Year's Model, 1978, VinylThis Year's Model
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    Radar Records (5) – 56 477France1978France1978
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    Cover of This Year's Model, 1978, VinylThis Year's Model
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    Radar Records (5) – 56477Belgium1978Belgium1978
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    Cover of This Year's Model, 1978-04-00, VinylThis Year's Model
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    Columbia – PC 35331, Columbia – 35331Canada1978Canada1978
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    Cover of This Year's Model, 1978, VinylThis Year's Model
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    Radar Records (5) – S 90.082Spain1978Spain1978
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    Cover of This Year's Model, 1978, VinylThis Year's Model
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    Radar Records (5) – RAD 56 477Netherlands1978Netherlands1978
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    Cover of This Year's Model, 1978-03-17, VinylThis Year's Model
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    Radar Records (5) – RAD 56 477, Radar Records (5) – RAD 3Germany1978Germany1978
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    Radar Records (5) – 456 477France1978France1978
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    Cover of This Year's Model, 1978-03-17, VinylThis Year's Model
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    Radar Records (5) – RAD 3UK1978UK1978
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    Cover of This Year's Model, 1978-05-00, VinylThis Year's Model
    LP, Album, Stereo, Costello on Label, Santa Maria Press
    Columbia – JC 35331, Columbia – 35331US1978US1978
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    Cover of This Year's Model, 1978, VinylThis Year's Model
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    Radar Records (5) – 56477Belgium1978Belgium1978
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    Cover of This Year's Model, 1978, VinylThis Year's Model
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    Warner Bros. Records – LP-S-65-38Portugal1978Portugal1978
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    Cover of This Years Model, 1978, VinylThis Years Model
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    Radar Records (5) – RAD 3New Zealand1978New Zealand1978
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    Radar Records (5) – RAD 3Australia1978Australia1978
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    Radar Records (5) – WB 56477, Radar Records (5) – RAD 3Netherlands1978Netherlands1978
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    Cover of This Year's Model, 1978, CassetteThis Year's Model
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    Columbia – PCT 35331US1978US1978
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    Cover of This Year's Model, 1978, VinylThis Year's Model
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    Radar Records (5) – P-10538FJapan1978Japan1978
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    Cover of This Year's Model, 1978, VinylThis Year's Model
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    Warner Bros. Records – GM-200.2398, Warner Bros. Records – Lps 200.2398Venezuela1978Venezuela1978
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    Cover of This Year's Model, 1978-03-17, VinylThis Year's Model
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    Radar Records (5) – RAD 3UK1978UK1978
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    Cover of This Year's Model, 1978, VinylThis Year's Model
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    Radar Records (5) – K 56477Italy1978Italy1978
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    Cover of This Year's Model, 1978, VinylThis Year's Model
    LP, Album; 7", 45 RPM
    Radar Records (5) – WB 56477Netherlands1978Netherlands1978
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    Cover of This Year's Model, 1978, VinylThis Year's Model
    LP, Album, Promo, Pitman Press
    Columbia – JC 35331US1978US1978
    New Submission
    Cover of This Year's Model, 1978, VinylThis Year's Model
    LP, Album, Promo
    Radar Records (5) – S 60.026Spain1978Spain1978
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    Cover of This Year's Model, 1978, VinylThis Year's Model
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    Arletty – ATTY-L 002Finland1978Finland1978
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    Cover of This Year's Model, 1978-05-00, VinylThis Year's Model
    LP, Album, Santa Maria Pressing
    Columbia – JC 35331, Columbia – 35331US1978US1978
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    This Year's Model
    Cassette, Album
    Radar Records (5) – C 60026, Hispavox – C 60026Spain1978Spain1978
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    Cover of This Year's Model, 1978, VinylThis Year's Model
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    Warner Bros. Records – 0757, Warner Bros. Records – WB 0757Greece1978Greece1978
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    Cover of This Year's Model, 1978, CassetteThis Year's Model
    Cassette, Album, Tortoiseshell, Dolby System
    Columbia – JCT 35331US1978US1978
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    Cover of This Year's Model, 1978-03-17, VinylThis Year's Model
    LP, Album, Aston Clinton pressing
    Radar Records (5) – RAD 3UK1978UK1978
    Cover of This Year's Model, 1978, VinylThis Year's Model
    LP, Album; 7", 45 RPM
    Radar Records (5) – WB 56477Belgium1978Belgium1978
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    Cover of This Year's Model, 1978, 8-Track CartridgeThis Year's Model
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    Columbia – PCA 35331Canada1978Canada1978
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    Cover of This Year's Model, 1978, VinylThis Year's Model
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    Radar Records (5) – S 60.026Spain1978Spain1978
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    Cover of This Year's Model, 1978, CassetteThis Year's Model
    Cassette, Album, Blue On-Body Print
    Radar Records (5) – RAC 3UK1978UK1978
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    Cover of This Years Model, 1978, VinylThis Years Model
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    Warner Bros. Records – LP S-65-38Portugal1978Portugal1978
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    Cover of This Year's Model, 1978, VinylThis Year's Model
    LP, Album, Terre Haute Pressing, Costello Labels
    Columbia – JC 35331, Columbia – 35331US1978US1978
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    Cover of This Year's Model = El Modelo De Este Año, 1978, VinylThis Year's Model = El Modelo De Este Año
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    Warner Bros. Records – 50-14.386Argentina1978Argentina1978
    New Submission
    Cover of This Year's Model, 1978, VinylThis Year's Model
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    Smash Records (3) – SLEPT 2Scandinavia1978Scandinavia1978
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    Columbia – WPCT 35331Canada1978Canada1978
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    Cover of This Year's Model, 1978, VinylThis Year's Model
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    Columbia – JC 35331, Columbia – 35331US1978US1978
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    • PooreBoy54's avatar
      PooreBoy54
      This pressing kills the MoFi version. I’m glad I sold my MoFi version after I received this one.
      The MoFi just doesn’t have the dynamics that this pressing has.
      • Perfectcrime's avatar
        Perfectcrime
        Such a SHITTY pressing. Way too fast. And it gets worse the more you get to the centre of the record. Almost CHIPMUNK level!
        • albinomeatpod's avatar
          albinomeatpod
          Mine has an HMV Import sticker with another import licensing sticker under that. On the back cover it has the 7464-35331-1 barcode in the top right corner but at the bottom has in print the encircled C with Riviera Global Productions Limited encircled P 1978 Riviera etc but then has manufactured by with tiny rectangular stickers placed over the rest of the text to blank it out apart from 52nd Street, NY, N.Y then more black stickers blotting out what comes after this. As it came with those stickers when I bought it probably twenty five years ago I feel disinclined to remove them.
          • Rudolf_Jouda's avatar
            Rudolf_Jouda
            My pressing is somewhat sibilant and has significant inner groove distortion.
            • Lilycatwilson's avatar
              Lilycatwilson
              Edited 10 months ago
              My Swedish Smash cassette BARA 2 swaps the positions Living In Paradise with Pump It Up,and has an extra track on side 1 which is an alt version of Watching The Detectives.1975 release.
              • heroinsaves69's avatar
                heroinsaves69
                Edited 11 months ago
                Back cover photograph is also different. I don't know why people don't mention that fact either... So there are five different front covers from 1978: the UK original off-center, UK centered, US original, this one, and the Finland off center cover with the Scandinavian photograph. Plus the various forms of reissue including the reissued UK off center one.

                Very weird pressing cuz it IS all speeded up... I wonder if so they could get all these tracks in?
                • AndyT7's avatar
                  AndyT7
                  I've shot this out against the MoFi 2010 and the UMe 2021 reissue (EU) and this (the 1978 Porky Prime Cut) wins out by a fair margin.

                  The MoFi has a ton of detail and does sound more spacious with improved separation. But it's cut way too quiet and does not make use of that additional headroom for added dynamics. It just sounds neutered.

                  The 2021 sounds (on my system and to my ears) somewhat compressed and - ultimately - flat, and with little to recommend it over either the MoFi or the '78.

                  Which brings me to the '78: this is how this record should sound - tight, focused, punchy, spikey even, with a shed load of dynamics. The bottom end on this isn't as defined as the MoFi - but there it is too polite, and here it properly rocks.

                  The '78 Porky Prime is the recommended way to go, imo. But the jacket on the MoFi is nice (which isn't always the case with MoFis).
                  • cacarulo's avatar
                    cacarulo
                    I have this issue but mine is promo with Columbia on labels and "for promotion only" stamp on the back cover. Any idea of what this could be? Do i have to make an entrance for this? Thanks
                    • Wolfybaby's avatar
                      Wolfybaby
                      Anybody know for sure what year this reissue was made ?
                      • rpkrajewski's avatar
                        rpkrajewski
                        Edited one year ago
                        I find Elvis Costello's impact on Discogs rather odd. Here is an artist whose first five years of output (during the golden age of pop music on vinyl!) include alternative editions and other mischief that is catnip to record collectors and yet, on Discogs, he doesn't get a lot of attention. Oh yeah, and the music itself is amazing. Maybe because those odd editions just sold too much?

                        Anyway, it's hard to beat this sleek yet intense distillation of the man's own state of mind and a music attack that flirts with callbacks to the Stones, Dylan, and garage punk generally. It's also cool how he was already moving on from this mode to the more "modern" arrangement style in "Night Rally."

                        There are also a zillion other 2CD editions of this album (it's before the era of brick-walling), but I think this one sounds great and is enough for most people.

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