Elvis Costello – Armed Forces – USA IMPORT – JCA35709


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Condition: Very Good

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“This USA IMPORT cart is in great condition. The labels are complete, with a very small amount of 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. This cart has been serviced, although not by us, and has a new splice and playback checked. 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: This cart has been serviced, although not by us, and has a new splice and playback checked.

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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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