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30 Jul, 2014 20:27:55 AEST
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ELVIS COSTELLO AND THE ATTRACTIONS
ARMED FORCES (1978)
Scarce collector's LP here is an excellent original pressing (RAD 14) of this classic record. Vinyl disc is in very good condition with only minor cosmetic wear. The record does not contain any issues that would cause jumping or skipping. Original album jacket is very good despite soft surface wear most likely caused by storage. Inner sleeve is Very Good + with glimpses of near-mint.
Armed Forces was the last title in a trilogy of albums that rank with the greatest three-LP series in pop-rock history. In retrospect, it also now appears to be the one on which the young Costello's pop tendencies peaked, right before they began to "mature" and grow less accessible. "Accidents Will Happen" features a melody line as beautiful as any ever written; "Oliver's Army" easily competes with the best of Abba and Brian Wilson among pop masterpieces. This is also where Costello's early themes--most notably romantic rejection equated with the horrors of neo-Nazism and modern politics--came together most precisely (the album's working title was "Emotional Fascism"). It's a dense but accessible pop record and ranks as his third masterpiece in a row.
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