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    Elvis CostelloMy Aim Is True

    Label:Edsel Records – MANUS 101
    Format:
    CD, Album, Remastered
    CD, Compilation, Remastered
    All Media, Reissue
    Country:UK
    Released:
    Genre:Rock
    Style:New Wave

    Tracklist

    My Aim Is True
    1-1Welcome To The Working Week1:23
    1-2Miracle Man3:33
    1-3No Dancing2:43
    1-4Blame It On Cain2:53
    1-5Alison3:25
    1-6Sneaky Feelings2:12
    1-7(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes2:49
    1-8Less Than Zero3:18
    1-9Mystery Dance
    Percussion [Drumstick]E.C.*, Nick Lowe
    1:37
    1-10Pay It Back2:36
    1-11I'm Not Angry3:02
    1-12Waiting For The End Of The World3:26
    1-13Watching The Detectives3:45
    Bonus Disc
    2-1No Action (Early Version)2:15
    2-2Living In Paradise (Early Version)3:00
    2-3Radio Sweetheart2:31
    2-4Stranger In The House3:04
    2-5I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself (Live)2:27
    2-6Less Than Zero ("Dallas Version")
    PerformerThe Attractions
    4:19
    2-7Imagination (Is A Powerful Deceiver)
    Drums [Possibly]Ian Powling, Malcolm Dennis (2)
    PercussionDickie Faulkner
    Recorded ByDave Robinson (3)
    3:39
    2-8Mystery Dance (Honky Tonk Demo)2:15
    2-9Cheap Reward (Honky Tonk Demo)2:18
    2-10Jump Up (Honky Tonk Demo)2:09
    2-11Wave A White Flag (Honky Tonk Demo)1:59
    2-12Blame It On Cain (Honky Tonk Demo)3:34
    2-13Poison Moon (Honky Tonk Demo)1:53
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    On rear cover/CD label:
    This reissue/compilation
    ℗ 1977, 1978, 1993 & 2001 Elvis Costello
    © 2001 Demon Records Ltd., a division of the Demon Music Group Ltd.
    Marketed by Demon/Westside, London
    Manufactured in the EU.

    On booklet:
    © 1977 Elvis Costello Ltd. & Rhino Entertainment Company

    All songs © 1977 / 1978 / 1993 Sideways Songs admin. by Plangent Visions Music Ltd.

    1-1 to 1-13 recorded at Pathway Studios, Islington, U.K. (late 1976-early 1977).
    2-3: "Radio Sweetheart" first issued as the B-side of "Less Than Zero".
    2-4: "Stranger In The House" first issued as a bonus single with the first 50,000 copies of the U.K. version of "This Year's Model".
    2-5: "I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself (Live)" first issued on the album "Live Stiffs".
    2-6: "Less Than Zero ("Dallas Version") first issued on the promotional album "Live At The El Mocambo", from a live March 1978 broadcast by CHUM-FM, Toronto.
    2-7: "Imagination (Is A Powerful Deceiver)" recorded at Hope & Anchor Studios, Islington, U.K. (1974-1975).
    2-8 to 2-13 recorded in Elvis' bedroom. Most were first broadcast by Charlie Gillett on his BBC Radio London programme Honky Tonk.

    Barcode and Other Identifiers

    • Barcode (Printed): 7 40155 71012 5
    • Barcode (Scanned): 740155710125
    • Matrix / Runout (CD 1, variant 1): MANUS101/A DEMON MUSIC GROUP **43879
    • Mastering SID Code (CD 1, variant 1): IFPI LD11
    • Mould SID Code (CD 1, variant 1): IFPI 5Q04
    • Matrix / Runout (CD 2, variant 1): MANUS101/B DEMON MUSIC GROUP LTD 62963
    • Mastering SID Code (CD 2, variant 1): IFPI LD12
    • Mould SID Code (CD 2, variant 1): IFPI 5Q04
    • Matrix / Runout (CD 1, variant 2): MANUS101/A DEMON MUSIC GROUP LTD ⁕⁕73356
    • Mastering SID Code (CD 1, variant 2): IFPI LD11
    • Mould SID Code (CD 1, variant 2): IFPI 5Q04
    • Matrix / Runout (CD 2, variant 2): MANUS101-B DEMON MUSIC GROUP ⁕45918
    • Mastering SID Code (CD 2, variant 2): IFPI LD13
    • Mould SID Code (CD 2, variant 2): none

    Other Versions (5 of 179)View All

    Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
    My Aim Is True (LP, Album, Pink Back)Stiff RecordsSEEZ 3UK1977
    My Aim Is True (LP, Album, Grey labels)Stiff Records, Stiff RecordsSRL 910.010, SEEZ 3Netherlands1977
    My Aim Is True (LP, Album, Red Lettering)Stiff Records, Stiff Records6.23318, SEEZ 3Germany1977
    My Aim Is True (LP, Album, Reissue)Columbia, ColumbiaPC 35037, 35037Canada1977
    New Submission
    My Aim Is True (LP, Album)ColumbiaJC 35037Canada1977

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