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In May 1984.

In May 1984, “F-Beat” label released “Nick Lowe and His Cowboy Outfit”, the fifth Nick Lowe studio album. It was recorded in January 1984, at “Ampro Studios” in Shepherds Bush, “Riverside Studios” in Chiswick, “Eden Studios”, “Acton Boathouse Studios” in Twickenham, and was produced by Nick Lowe, Colin Fairley, Paul Bass and Elvis Costello.

Personnel:

  • Nick Lowe- vocals, bass guitar, guitar
  • Martin Belmont- guitar
  • Paul Carrack- keyboards, backing vocals
  • Bobby Irwin – drums, backing vocals
  • Billy Bremner- guitar
  • Bobby Valentino- fiddle
  • TKO Horns- Jeff Blythe – saxophone; Jimmy Paterson – trombone; Dave Plews – trumpet; Paul Speare – saxophone
  • Colin Phillips, Tony Phillips, Chris Ludwinski – engineering assistant
  • String Arrangements by Robert Kirby– string arrangements
  • Elvis Costello– horn arrangements

Track listing:

All tracks by Nick Lowe except where noted.

  1. Half a Boy and Half a Man
  2. Breakaway – Tom Springfield
  3. You’ll Never Get Me Up in One of Those – Mickey Jupp
  4. Love Like a Glove – Carlene Carter, James Eller
  5. The Gee and The Rick and The Three Card Trick
  6. (Hey Big Mouth) Stand Up and Say That
  7. Awesome – Nick Lowe, Profile
  8. God’s Gift to Women
  9. Maureen
  10. A.F.S.
  11. Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young – Joe Allison

 

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On September 15, 1986.

blood-and-cho

On September 15, 1986, “Demon” label released “Blood & Chocolate”, the eleventh Elvis Costello studio album. It was recorded March – May 1986, and was produced by Nick Lowe and Colin Fairley.

Personnel:

  • Elvis Costello– electric guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals,  harmonium,  tambourine, bellows, canes, knives, bass, Vox Continental electric organ
  • Steve Nieve– piano, organ, harmonium
  • Bruce Thomas– bass, electric guitar, saxophone
  • Pete Thomas– drums, alto saxophone
  • Nick Lowe– acoustic guitar
  • Cait O’Riordan– vocals
  • Jimmy Cliff– vocals
  • Mitchell Froom– organ
  • Tom “T-Bone” Wolk– electric guitar, bass
  • Mickey Curry– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Declan MacManus (Elvis Costello), except where noted.

  1. Uncomplicated
  2. I Hope You’re Happy Now
  3. Tokyo Storm Warning – Declan MacManus, Cait O’Riordan
  4. Home Is Anywhere You Hang Your Head
  5. I Want You
  6. Honey, Are You Straight or Are You Blind?
  7. Blue Chair
  8. Battered Old Bird
  9. Crimes of Paris
  10. Poor Napoleon
  11. Next Time Round

 

On August 5, 1983.

Punch the Clock

On August 5, 1983, “F-Beat” label released “Punch the Clock”, eighth Elvis Costello album, his seventh with the Attractions. It was recorded January – April 1983, and was produced by Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley, assisted by Gavin Greenaway and Colin Fairley. In 2013, “NME” magazine ranked the album at number 345 in its list of “The 100 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Elvis Costello vocals, guitars, synclavier and casiotone
  • Steve Nieve– piano, emulator, Fairlight CMI, Vox organ, Hammond organ, synclavier
  • Bruce Thomas– electric wal bass guitar
  • Pete Thomas– drums, cymbals
  • Jim Paterson – trombone
  • Jeff Blythe – alto saxophone, baritone saxophone, clarinet
  • Paul Speare– tenor saxophone, flute
  • Dave Plews – trumpet
  • Stewart Robson– trumpet & flugelhorn
  • Afrodiziak(Caron Wheeler and Claudia Fontaine) – backing vocals
  • Chet Baker– trumpet
  • David Bedford– string arrangements
  • Morris Pert– percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Elvis Costello, except where noted.

  1. Let Them All Talk
  2. Everyday I Write the Book
  3. The Greatest Thing
  4. The Element Within Her
  5. Love Went Mad
  6. Shipbuilding – Clive Langer, Elvis Costello
  7. K.O. (Boxing Day)
  8. Charm School
  9. The Invisible Man
  10. Mouth Almighty
  11. King of Thieves
  12. Pills and Soap
  13. The World and His Wife