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This Year's Model (Vinyl) Limited Edition, Import


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  • LP Record (July 13 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Limited Edition, Import
  • Label: Mobile Fidelity
  • ASIN: B003US028O
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

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With his second album, Elvis Costello firmly established himself as one of rock's--not just punk/new wave's--premier singer-songwriters. Building on the promise of his '77 debut, My Aim Is True, Costello put together a backing touring trio, the Attractions (keyboardist Steve Nieve, bassist Bruce Thomas, and drummer Pete Thomas), and their versatility helped Costello define himself as a punk-fuelled power-pop force. Sporting influences ranging from Bob Dylan (the stream-of-consciousness "Pump It Up") to Burt Bacharach (the Dusty Springfield-worthy "Little Triggers"), this '78-released collection also features such righteously angry anthems as the anti-conformist "This Year's Girl," and the anti-MOR classic, "Radio Radio." --Billy Altman --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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If "My Aim Is True" landed on the music scene like a stick of dynamite with the fuse lit, "This Year's Model" was the explosion that came after. Elvis' first album with the Attractions more than lived up to its predecessor, in that having a working band behind him matched the music to the blunt force of the songs.
Once again, it is the stark voice of EC that opened the album as he ominously intones "I don't wannna kiss you, I don't wanna touch." When the players kick in, it's a whole 'nother world from "My Aim Is True," and for the first time, "new wave" had a front man. Before this album had been released, one of the central songs had made headlines. Elvis' broadside at narrow-format broadcasting, "Radio Radio," was performed in such a bizarre fashion on Saturday Night Live that he was effectively banned from the show for almost a decade and made this (then) seventeen year-old a fan for life. That performance sealed a decision for me to get into radio and make artists like Elvis accessible to listeners. When I was fortunate enough to tell him this many years later, Elvis kindly autographed a ragged poster of "Armed Forces" "Don't blame me."
Personal nostalgia aside, this double disc version "This Year's Model" contains all the songs that comprised the original US and UK versions and the original UK artwork. These are some of the songs by which EC is measured, like "Radio Radio," "Pump it Up" and "The Beat." The Attractions' playing was melody driven in addition to frenetic, a perfect compliment to Elvis' brilliant lyrics.
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If "My Aim Is True" landed on the music scene like a stick of dynamite with the fuse lit, "This Year's Model" was the explosion that came after. Elvis' first album with the Attractions more than lived up to its predecessor, in that having a working band behind him matched the music to the blunt force of the songs.
Once again, it is the stark voice of EC that opened the album as he ominously intones "I don't wannna kiss you, I don't wanna touch." When the players kick in, it's a whole 'nother world from "My Aim Is True," and for the first time, "new wave" had a front man. Before this album had even been released, one of the central songs had made headlines. Elvis' broadside at narrow-format broadcasting, "Radio Radio," was performed in such a bizarre fashion on Saturday Night Live that he was effectively banned from the show for almost a decade and made this (then) seventeen year-old a fan for life. That performance sealed a decision for me to get into radio and make artists like Elvis accessible to listeners. When I was fortunate enough to tell him this many years later, Elvis kindly autographed a ragged poster of "Armed Forces," "Don't blame me."
Personal nostalgia aside, this double disc version "This Year's Model" contains all the songs that comprised the original US and UK versions and the original UK artwork. These are some of the songs by which EC is measured, like "Radio Radio," "Pump it Up" and "The Beat." The Attractions' playing was melody driven in addition to frenetic, a perfect compliment to Elvis' brilliant lyrics.
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While I absolutely LOVE "My Aim Is True," I honestly think this album is a bit more than an iota better. While in modern days, his light may have been dimmed quite a bit, back in the day Elvis Costello was an immense luminary, a visionary. He saw what he liked; he wrote about it. He saw what he disliked; he wrote about it. He even took on corporate music and the radio with "Radio, Radio," playing it on Saturday Night Live in protest of his record company's indefatigable requests to play "Less Than Zero" (a solid good song, mind you, but overplayed).
Then there's the opener, "No Action" covers a relationship that is more like a game, where at least one person is not sure what the real terms of the relationship are, and the other just wants the unsure member to go away. Meanwhile, on a completely different note, "Pump It Up" (with its powerful, repetitive guitar and organ chords) takes a stand against doing things in excess. "Pump it up until you can feel it, pump it up when you don't really need it."
If you're a real music fan, you'll own this and "My Aim Is True."
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Costello's second album, This Year's Model, took the potential shown in 1977's classic My Aim Is True and ran with it. Elvis Costello's punk sensibility, melodic yet tight guitar, and sharp political commentary was now paired to a great backing band, the Attractions (Steve Nieve on keyboards, Bruce Thomas on bass, and Pete Thomas on drums). Far from a sophomore slump, This Year's Model might be Costello's best release, and has probably aged better than anything else he's done.
In punk fashion, Costello's songs are short and forceful, hovering right around 2-3 minutes. However, don't expect Clash or Sex Pistols-like aggression and buzzing guitars. Costello's early work is about as "rock 'n' roll" as one can get--melodic, tuneful, and irresistable. Costello's acerbic and humourous lyrics comment on a great many things--the fashion industry on This Year's Girl, Orwellian paranoia on Living In Paradise, and a pan of commercial radio on Radio, Radio (made famous by Elvis Costello's controversial guest spot on Saturday Night Live).
If you can enjoy Costello's quirky vocals (I happen to really like them) than This Year's Model will definitely have appeal. Punkers looking for something different will probably really like this album. His other early albums (My Aim Is True, Armed Forces) are in a similar vein and also worth purchasing.
Note: For the most part the Rhino reissue is really nice, with great liner notes penned by Elvis himself and one of the best remasters I've heard in recent years. However, was the bonus disk really necessary? Big Tears and Stranger In The House could have been included on the first disk as bonus tracks, while the rest of the bonus material is made up of middling demos and live stuff that is only of interest to completists. All the bonus disk does is jack up the price of the album. Not a big deal, but more thought should've been put into this.
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