Elvis Costello’s ‘This Year’s Model’ is his second album (his first with the Attractions), produced by Nick Lowe and released on March 17, 1978 by Radar.
Track Listing : 1.No Action (Elvis Costello) – 01:58 . 2.This Year’S Girl (Elvis Costello) – 03:17 . 3.The Beat (Elvis Costello) – 03:45 . 4.Pump It Up (Elvis Costello) – 03:14 . 5.Little Triggers (Elvis Costello) – 02:40 . 6.You Belong To Me (Elvis Costello) – 02:22 . 7.Hand In Hand (Elvis Costello) – 02:33 . 8.(I Don’T Want To Go To) Chelsea (Elvis Costello) – 03:07 . 9.Lip Service (Elvis Costello) – 02:36 . 10.Living In Paradise (Elvis Costello) – 03:52 . 11.Lipstick Vogue (Elvis Costello) – 03:42 . 12.Night Rally (Elvis Costello) – 02:41
Musicians : Elvis Costello – Guitar, Vocals . The Attractions – Band . Steve Nieve – Piano, Organ . Bruce Thomas – Bass . Pete Thomas – Drums
Production : Produced By Nick Lowe . Roger Bechirian – Engineer . Daniel Hersch – Mastering
Package : Barney Bubbles – Cover Design . Chris Gabrin – Photography . Coco Shinomiya – Design
Recorded 1977–1978 At Eden Studios, London.
Released On March 17 1978 By Radar.
“Pump it Up,” the album’s second single, spirals the album into a wild party. Its Mod-inspired tempo has Pete and Bruce’s rhythm section stomping and thumping through both the verse and chorus, all the while being held together by Nieve’s carousel-esque keyboarding. […]
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To put it another way, Elvis Costello could sing a song about the oppressive and destructive state of his girlfriend and pull it off with wit and talent to spare. […]