Elvis Costello – Armed Forces – USA IMPORT – JCA35709


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Condition: Very Good

Seller notes
“This USA IMPORT cart is in great condition. The labels are complete, no bubbling, a slight discolour on the whiteness due to age and some almost invisible tiny scuffs at the top of the front label from being pushed into a player. Please check the photos.”

Artist: Elvis Costello
Type: Album
Format: 8-Track Cartridge
Record Label: Columbia
Year: 1978
Release Title: Armed Forces
Genre: Pop, Rock

PLEASE NOTE: As this item has been obtained overseas, there is a possibility that the tape may have become loose from the spool in transit.
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If you purchase directly and do not check the tape inside before playback, you will risk damaging the tape and no refund will be available.

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It is highly recommended that all 8 tracks have replacement pads, a new foil splice and internal cleaning done before use.

The foam pads inside are very old (over 40 years) and would have deteriorated, even if the cart is sealed and has never been used.

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Elvis Costello’s third album, Armed Forces, is a masterpiece of new wave pop. It’s a dense and ambitious work, but it’s also highly accessible and full of memorable songs. The album’s production is lush and textured, and Costello’s songwriting is at its peak.

The album opens with the title track, a blistering indictment of the military-industrial complex. It’s followed by the catchy and upbeat “Accidents Will Happen,” one of Costello’s most popular singles. Other highlights on the album include the reggae-tinged “Two Little Hitlers,” the atmospheric “Oliver’s Army,” and the poignant “Party Girl.”

Throughout the album, Costello’s lyrics are sharp and witty, and his melodies are infectious. He sings about love, loss, politics, and social commentary, often with a cynical twist. Costello’s band, The Attractions, provides excellent support, with their tight rhythms and jangly guitars.

Armed Forces is a landmark album in new wave and pop music. It’s a must-have for any fan of Costello’s work, and it’s also a great introduction to his music for those who are new to him.


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