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Armed Forces is Elvis Costello's third album, his second with the Attractions, and the first to officially credit the Attractions on the cover. It was released in the UK by Radar Records and in the USA by Columbia in 1979. The album had the working title Emotional Fascism.

Initial pressings of the album in the UK and USA included a promotional three-song single, Live at Hollywood High, which was recorded on 4 June 1978. The live tracks, also produced by… read more



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  • Avatar for VadiushaKomarov
    rating 9/10
  • Avatar for JakeyWHFC
    OK album. Two of Dec's best singles but the rest is filler really. Nothing on TYM
  • Avatar for okcesar
    You can read a review about this intelligent work on link Puedes leer una reseña sobre este subversivo lírico de apariencia inofensiva y su Armed Forces en el link escrito en este shout.
  • Avatar for RemoteRemote
    my favorite lyrical work
  • Avatar for pinkpressthreat This is Barney Bubbles' website,the guy responsible for the artwork on the foldout vinyl version of this album(not the painting on the actual cover of course,but the inside design!)-the guy was a genius,and did the artwork for many other albums and singles,including Ian Dury and the Blockheads "Do it Yourself",Hawkwind's "In Search of Space",and many others.Barney is sadly no longer with us.
  • Avatar for zeppyfish
    "Armed Forces" = "Revolver" to "This Year's Model" = "Rubber Soul" Yeh?
  • Avatar for pinkpressthreat
    you certainly aren't-it's a masterpiece
  • Avatar for BWoolmore
    seems I'm not alone in thinking this is one of the best albums ever recorded, - by anyone!
  • Avatar for BobSackamano
    This album is amazing
  • Avatar for Crackerblack88
    My favourite Costello album, utterly listenable from start to finish like the person below me said.

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