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Elvis Costello - Punch The Clock - Australian pressing - Excellent condition!
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Item condition:
Very good

Gate-fold cover showing a little sign of wear with the initials PM (Paul Miskin of Tall Tales And

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05 Sep, 2014 11:43:45 AEST
Starting bid:
AU $5.00
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Postage:
AU $8.95 Standard Postage | See details
Item location:
Sydney, NSW, Australia

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eBay item number:
181506851884
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Item specifics

Condition: Very good : Split the cost with friends
An item that is used but still in very good condition. No damage to the jewellery case or item cover, no scuffs, scratches, cracks, or holes. The cover art and liner notes are included. The VHS or DVD box is included. The video game instructions and box are included. The teeth of disk holder are undamaged. Minimal wear on the exterior of item. No skipping on CD/DVD. No fuzzy/snowy frames on VHS tape. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
Seller Notes: Gate-fold cover showing a little sign of wear with the initials PM (Paul Miskin of Tall Tales And True) on the front cover (see photos).
Genre:

Rock

Sleeve Grading:

Very Good Plus (VG+)

Style:

Singer-Songwriter, Alternative/Indie, Folk/Country Rock

Record Label:

Beat/RCA

Record Size:

12"

Release Year:

1983

Duration:

LP

Speed:

33 RPM

Record Grading:

Near Mint (NM or M-)

Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Punch The Clock
Australian pressing
Beat/RCA VPL1-7461
Gate-fold cover

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.


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Questions and answers about this item

Q: Hi, I'm interested in quite a few of your LPs - do you combine postage? If so, can you give me an idea of the cost for postage to Brisbane for say 5 LPs? Cheers, Brian
A: Hi Brian Yes, of course, I'm very happy to post any records that you win together, which saves considerably on postage costs. Australia Post charges $7.20 for postage of a single record that weighs under 500g,... Continue reading
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