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Elvis Costello and the Attractions - Get Happy!! (1980) [2015] [HDTracks]

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Elvis Costello and the Attractions - Get Happy!! (1980) [2015] [HDTracks]
Artist: Elvis Costello and the Attractions
Title Of Album: Get Happy!!
Year Of Release: 2015 (1980)
Label (Catalog#): Hip-O/Elvis Costello
Country: UK
Genre: Pop Rock, Punk, New Wave
Quality: FLAC (*tracks, front)
Bitrate: Lossless [24bit/192kHz]
Time: 48:14
Full Size: 1,94 GB

The fourth album by Elvis Costello, his third with the Attractions, Get Happy!! is notable for being a dramatic break in tone from Costello's three previous albums, and for being heavily influenced by R&B, ska and soul music.


01 - Love For Tender
02 - Opportunity
03 - The Imposter
04 - Secondary Modern
05 - King Horse
06 - Possession
07 - Men Called Uncle
08 - Clowntime Is Over
09 - New Amsterdam
10 - High Fidelity
11 - I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down
12 - Black And White World
13 - Five Gears In Reverse
14 - B-Movie
15 - Motel Matches
16 - Human Touch
17 - Beaten To The Punch
18 - Temptation
19 - I Stand Accused
20 - Riot Act

Get Happy!! was born as much from sincere love for soul as it was for Elvis Costello's desire to distance himself from an unfortunate verbal faux pas where he insulted Ray Charles in an attempt to get Stephen Stills' goat. Either way, it resulted in a 20-song blue-eyed soul tour de force, where Costello doesn't just want to prove his love, he wants to prove his knowledge. So, he tries everything, starting with Motown and Northern soul, then touching on smooth uptown ballads and gritty Southern soul, even finding common ground between the two by recasting Sam & Dave's "I Can't Stand Up (For Falling Down)" as a careening stomper. What's remarkable is that this approach dovetails with the pop carnival essayed by Armed Forces, standing as a full-fledged Costello record instead of a genre exercise. As it furiously flits through 20 songs, Costello's cynicisms, rage, humor, and misanthropic sensibility gel remarkably well. Some songs may not quite hit their targets, but that's part of the album's charm – it moves so fast that its lesser songs rush by on the way to such full-fledged masterpieces as "New Amsterdam," "High Fidelity," and "Riot Act." Get Happy!! bursts with energy and invention, standing as a testament to how Costello, the pop encyclopedia, can reinvent the past in his own image.

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