Saturday, April 17, 2010

Elvis Costello Trainspotter Gap-Plugger Stopgap (Vol. 1.9)

Hello Elvis Lovers, 

Sorry y'all have been waiting so very long for the next mega-batch of odd socks from Elvis Costello's copious back catalog. But I have been acquiring a few more items in order to make it as groovy and inclusive as possible. In fact, I spent a little bit of birthday cash on one last release that should arrive in the next few days, whereupon I will wrap it all up nice and it will be my present to you!

Meanwhile, in honor of my birthday (yesterday), and Record Store Day (today), here's a mini-post of remixes from EC's mid-'80s period, when seemingly every single had to be fed through an electronic blender to produce some sort of vaguely dance-y extended version, no matter how inappropriate or self-consciously "modern". Funny how the more up-to-date an artist tried to sound in the '80s, the more dated that work is today.

Of course, Elvis being Elvis, some of these are at least a bit more tasteful and cool than the above mini-rant might imply. But I know this isn't the juicy rare meat Costellians have been salivating for here, just a 12" plate of salad greens to whet your appetite. 

The tracks are:
Everyday I Write The Book (Extended Mix)
Everyday I Write The Book (Special Version)
Everyday I Write The Book (Instrumental)
Let Them All Talk (Extended Remix)
I Wanna Be Loved (Extended Smoochy 'n' Runny Version)
I Wanna Be Loved (Version Discotheque)
The Only Flame In Town (Version Discotheque)
Pump It Up (1984 Dance Mix)

... all credited to Elvis Costello & the Attractions. None of these tracks are available on an EC album release. Hope this tides you over for a few more days until The Rare Stuff can present the ECTSGPB (the "B" is for "Bonanza"!) Volume 2!


  1. Ahhhh... once again Elvis! A very big thanks!

  2. Oh, yes - I checked the Inch By Inch live (from PFM bonus disc) and it's not a glitch - at least, not a digital one... sounds like EC fluffs the line.

    on another note - is there anything you're looking for? I have just about anything worth having... yes, I'm a 'lonely vampire' or whatever it was he called us in My Dark Life...

  3. Hey Craigie,

    Actually, I'm looking for EC's solo concert at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, DC, on April 11, 1984. Got it? Or did I stump ya? :)

  4. Thanks, Any chance a re-upload on mediafire?

  5. Yes - please re-upload somewhere for us! Thanks


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