“Get Happy!!” by Elvis Costello and The Attractions - album review

TJR says

There’s an upbeat soulful stomp to “Get Happy!!”, a high-value album which manages to pack in 20 tracks. The New Wave vibe remains, but this time there’s a very obvious mid-sixties influence on the proceedings, with 2 notable covers - Sam & Dave’s “I Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down” and Tony Colton’s “I Stand Accused”. Also, “Temptation” is Booker T’s “Time Is Tight” all over, but there’s a no co-credit shocker :-O. All in all, and somewhat surprisingly for a 20 track LP, the consistency remains high throughout, although it IS short on genuine classics.

The Jukebox Rebel
07-Nov-2008

A1 [01:57] 6.8.png Elvis Costello and The Attractions - Love For Tender (Declan MacManus) New Wave
A2 [03:13] 6.6.png Elvis Costello and The Attractions - Opportunity (Declan MacManus) New Wave
A3 [01:58] 8.0.png Elvis Costello and The Attractions - The Imposter (Declan MacManus) New Wave
A4 [01:58] 8.7.png Elvis Costello and The Attractions - Secondary Modern (Declan MacManus) New Wave
A5 [03:01] 7.9.png Elvis Costello and The Attractions - King Horse (Declan MacManus) New Wave
A6 [02:03] 7.4.png Elvis Costello and The Attractions - Possession (Declan MacManus) Cerebral Pop
A7 [02:17] 6.7.png Elvis Costello and The Attractions - Men Called Uncle (Declan MacManus) Cerebral Pop
A8 [02:59] 7.0.png Elvis Costello and The Attractions - Clowntime Is Over (Declan MacManus) New Wave
A9 [02:12] 7.2.png Elvis Costello and The Attractions - New Amsterdam (Declan MacManus) Songwriter
A10 [02:28] 7.8.png Elvis Costello and The Attractions - High Fidelity (Declan MacManus) New Wave
B1 [02:06] 7.3.png Elvis Costello and The Attractions - I Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down (Homer Banks, Allen Jones) New Wave
B2 [01:56] 7.1.png Elvis Costello and The Attractions - Black And White World (Declan MacManus) New Wave
B3 [02:38] 7.0.png Elvis Costello and The Attractions - 5ive Gears In Reverse (Declan MacManus) New Wave
B4 [02:04] 6.0.png Elvis Costello and The Attractions - B Movie (Declan MacManus) New Wave
B5 [02:30] 6.7.png Elvis Costello and The Attractions - Motel Matches (Declan MacManus) Alternative Country
B6 [02:30] 6.4.png Elvis Costello and The Attractions - Human Touch (Declan MacManus) Ska / Rocksteady
B7 [01:49] 5.8.png Elvis Costello and The Attractions - Beaten To The Punch (Declan MacManus) New Wave
B8 [02:33] 6.1.png Elvis Costello and The Attractions - Temptation (Declan MacManus) Cerebral Pop
B9 [02:21] 6.9.png Elvis Costello and The Attractions - I Stand Accused (Tony Colton, Ray Smith) New Wave
B10 [03:35] 6.7.png Elvis Costello and The Attractions - Riot Act (Declan MacManus) Songwriter




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