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My Aim Is True (Deluxe Edition)


Download links and information about My Aim Is True (Deluxe Edition) by Elvis Costello. This album was released in 1977 and it belongs to Rock, New Wave, Rock & Roll, Punk, Pop, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 48 tracks with total duration of 02:12:21 minutes.

Artist: Elvis Costello
Release date: 1977
Genre: Rock, New Wave, Rock & Roll, Punk, Pop, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 48
Duration: 02:12:21
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No. Title Length
1. Welcome to the Working Week 1:23
2. Miracle Man 3:31
3. No Dancing 2:40
4. Blame It On Cain 2:49
5. Alison 3:24
6. Sneaky Feelings 2:11
7. (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes 2:47
8. Less Than Zero 3:18
9. Mystery Dance 1:35
10. Pay It Back 2:32
11. I'm Not Angry 2:59
12. Waiting for the End of the World 3:22
13. Watching the Detectives 3:46
14. No Action (Early Version) 2:14
15. Living in Paradise (Early Version) 3:00
16. Radio Sweetheart (Out-Take) 2:30
17. Stranger in the House (Out-Take) 3:02
18. Welcome to the Working Week (Demo) 1:25
19. Blue Minute (Pathway Studios Demo) 1:33
20. Miracle Man (Pathway Studios Demo) 2:22
21. Waiting for the End of the World (Pathway Studios Demo) 2:27
22. Call On Me (Pathway Studios Demo) 1:58
23. (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes [Pathway Studios Demo] 2:01
24. I Don't Want to Go Home (Pathway Studios Demo) 1:43
25. I Hear a Melody (Pathway Studios Demo) 2:10
26. Introduction By Dave Robinson 0:26
27. Welcome to the Working Week (Live) 1:18
28. Blame It On Cain (Live) 2:53
29. No Dancing (Live) 2:57
30. Waiting for the End of the World (Live) 3:54
31. Night Rally (Live) 2:34
32. Hoover Factory (Live) 2:01
33. No Action (Live) 2:31
34. (I Don't Want to Go To) Chelsea [Live] 3:03
35. Miracle Man (Live) 3:53
36. The Beat (Live) 3:46
37. Less Than Zero (Live) 3:27
38. (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes [Live] 2:57
39. Lipstick Vogue (Live) 3:59
40. Watching the Detectives (Live) 4:23
41. Lip Service (Live) 4:31
42. Mystery Dance (Live) 3:34
43. Alison (Live) 3:33
44. Pay It Back (Live) 2:23
45. Radio Sweetheart (Live) 2:56
46. Sneaky Feelings (Live) 2:16
47. Crawling in the USA (Live) 2:59
48. Alison (Live) 3:25



Looking like Buddy Holly on methamphetamine and sounding like a pub-punk rocker capable of reading novels and newspapers, Elvis Costello displayed immense talent from inception. My Aim Is True, his 1977 debut album, sounds every bit as smart and vibrant thirty years later. With the inspired if not spectacular backing of Clover (Huey Lewis’ backing group), Costello tears through angry, pointed material. The opening cut, in less than a minute and a half, delivers a sneering, celebratory look at the daily grind (“Welcome to the Working Week”). He then belittles the impossible standards of others (“Miracle Man”), accepts a shot at immortality with a delicious chiming guitar lick (“(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes”) and slightly mellows for the signature ballad that’s tough, tender, ambivalent and eventually sincere (“Alison”). Costello’s lyrics are pure virtuoso, while his encyclopedic musical knowledge is only partly displayed. He was still saving aces up his sleeves. But the gunshot rim shots that punctuate the silences of “Watching the Detectives,” the manic psychobilly charge of “Mystery Dance” and the political anger behind “Less Than Zero” show an artist with much to say and many ways to say it. The repeated deluxe bonus editions of this album include generous samplings of demos and outtakes. This Deluxe Edition includes the August 7, 1977 concert and soundcheck at the Nashville Rooms. And five Pathway demos including four previously unreleased cuts — "Blue Minute," "Call on Me," "I Don't Want to Go Home," and "I Hear a Melody" — add to seemingly bottomless reserve of rare Costello.