Elvis Costello & The Attractions

The Best of Elvis Costello & The Attractions

The Best of Elvis Costello & The Attractions is a 1985 compilation album, the first of what would be many compilation albums for Elvis.

Track listing

All songs written by Elvis Costello except as indicated.

LP and Cassette

Side one

  1. "Alison" (from My Aim Is True, 1977) – 3:22
  2. "Watching the Detectives" (from single, 1978) – 3:41
  3. "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding?" (Nick Lowe) (from single, 1979) – 3:31
  4. "Oliver's Army" (from Armed Forces, 1979) – 2:58
  5. "Pump It Up" from This Year's Model, 1978) – 3:17
  6. "Accidents Will Happen" from Armed Forces, 1979) – 3:00
  7. "Radio, Radio" (from single, 1978) – 3:06
  8. "I Can't Stand Up for Falling Down" (Homer Banks, Allen Jones) (from Get Happy!!, 1980) – 2:06
  9. "Almost Blue" (from Imperial Bedroom, 1982) – 2:47

Side two

  1. "Beyond Belief" (from Imperial Bedroom, 1982) – 2:32
  2. "Clubland" (from Trust, 1981) – 3:41
  3. "Watch Your Step" from Trust, 1981) – 2:58
  4. "Shipbuilding" (from Punch the Clock, 1983) – 4:49
  5. "I Wanna Be Loved" (Farnell Jenkins) (from Goodbye Cruel World, 1984) – 3:50
  6. "Everyday I Write the Book" (from Punch the Clock, 1983) – 3:47
  7. "The Only Flame in Town" (from Goodbye Cruel World, 1984) – 3:32

Compact Disc

  1. "Alison" – 3:22
  2. "Watching the Detectives" – 3:41
  3. "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding?" (Lowe) – 3:31
  4. "Oliver's Army" – 2:58
  5. "(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes" (from My Aim Is True, 1977) – 2:45
  6. "Pump It Up" – 3:17
  7. "Accidents Will Happen" – 3:00
  8. "Radio, Radio" – 3:06
  9. "I Can't Stand Up for Falling Down" – 2:06
  10. "Almost Blue" – 2:47
  11. "A Good Year for the Roses" (Jerry Chesnut) (from Almost Blue, 1981) – 3:07
  12. "Beyond Belief" – 2:32
  13. "Clubland" – 3:41
  14. "Watch Your Step" – 2:58
  15. "Man Out of Time" (from Imperial Bedroom, 1982) – 5:28
  16. "Shipbuilding" – 4:49
  17. "I Wanna Be Loved" – 3:50
  18. "Everyday I Write the Book" – 3:47
  19. "The Only Flame in Town" – 3:32

Personnel

  1. Elvis Costellovocals,guitar
  2. Steve Nievekeyboards
  3. Bruce Thomasbass
  4. Pete Thomasdrums, percussion

Additional personnel

  1. Caron Wheelervocals
  2. Clover – various instruments
  3. Chet Bakertrumpet
  4. Andrew Bodnar – bass
  5. Steve Goulding – drums

Charts

Album
Year Chart Position
1985 The Billboard 200 122
1986 The Billboard 200 116

Certifications

Organization Level Date
RIAA – USA Gold November 10 1989

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