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Perhaps frustrated by the lack of commercial success Imperial Bedroom encountered, Elvis Costello enlisted British hitmakers Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley to produce its fo...Read more

Punch The Clock: Deluxe Edition by Elvis Costello & the Attractions/Elvis Costello (CD, Sep-2003, 2 Discs, Rhino (Label))

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    Album Features
    UPC:081227391027
    Artist:Elvis Costello & the Attractions/Elvis Costello
    Format:CD
    Release Year:2003
    Record Label:Rhino (Label)
    Genre:New Wave, Rock & Pop
    Number Of Discs:2

    Track Listing
    DISC 1:
    1. Let Them All Talk
    2. Everyday I Write the Book
    3. The Greatest Thing
    4. The Element Within Her
    5. Love Went Mad
    6. Shipbuilding
    7. TKO (Boxing Day)
    8. Charm School
    9. The Invisible Man
    10. Mouth Almighty
    11. King of Thieves
    12. Pills and Soap
    13. The World and His Wife

    DISC 2: BONUS DISC:
    1. Everyday I Write the Book - (alternate take)
    2. Baby Pictures
    3. Heathen Town
    4. The Flirting Kind
    5. Walking on Thin Ice
    6. Big Sister's Clothes / Stand Down Margaret - (BBC session)
    7. Danger Zone - (BBC session)
    8. Seconds of Pleasure
    9. The Town Where Time Stood Still
    10. The - (solo version) World and His Wife
    11. Shatterproof
    12. Heathen Town - (demo)
    13. The - (demo) Flirting Kind
    14. Let Them All Talk - (demo)
    15. King of Thieves - (demo)
    16. The - (demo) Invisible Man
    17. The - (demo) Element Within Her
    18. Love Went Mad - (demo)
    19. The - (demo) Greatest Thing
    20. Mouth Almighty - (demo)
    21. Charm School - (demo)
    22. Possession - (live)
    23. Secondary Modern - (live)
    24. The - (live) Bells
    25. Watch Your Step - (live)
    26. Back Stabbers / King Horse - (live)

    Details
    Playing Time:123 min.
    Distributor:WEA (Distributor)
    Recording Type:Studio
    Recording Mode:Stereo
    SPAR Code:n/a

    Album Notes
    Perhaps frustrated by the lack of commercial success Imperial Bedroom encountered, Elvis Costello enlisted British hitmakers Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley to produce its follow-up, Punch the Clock. The difference between the two records is immediately noticeable. Punch the Clock has a slick, glossy surface, complete with layered synthesizers, horns, studio effects, and the backup vocals of Afrodiziak. The approach isn't necessarily a misguided one, since Costello is as much a pop musician as he is a singer/songwriter and many of the best moments on the record -- "Everyday I Write the Book," "Let Them All Talk" -- work well as shiny pop singles. However, the problem with Punch the Clock is that Costello is entering a fallow songwriting period; it is his least consistent set of original songs to date. The best moments, the antiwar ballad "Shipbuilding" and the eerie pseudo-rap "Pills and Soap," are as articulate and effective as any of his past work, but frequently Costello falls short of meeting his standards, particularly when he's trying to write a song in the style of his older songs. Nevertheless, the sheen of the Langer and Winstanley production makes Punch the Clock a pleasurable listen. Costello's uneven writing means that only portions of the album are memorable. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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