New Amsterdam - Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Get Happy!

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  1. Elvis Costello - vocals and guitar, organ on Possession and all instruments on New Amsterdam Steve Nieve - piano and organ Bruce Thomas - bass, and harmonica on I Stand AccusedProducer: Nick Lowe (except New Amsterdam .
  2. 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/
  3. Sep 10,  · The sleeve is designed to mimic a well-worn original old soul sleeve, thus the ring wear image on front and back. In addition, the sides A & B have been reversed to mimic a misprint.4/5().
  4. Jul 31,  · Costello continued his most-prolific-man-alive act with the track Get Happy!!, his fourth album in 30 months. He says what he has to say and shuts up--only a small handful of cuts approach or go over the three-minute mark--often in a pile-driving style inspired by Stax/Volt/5(30).
  5. Jun 25,  · The Attractions back him up with tight, smooth, beat-driven music that is a perfect complement to his excellent vocals. The songs are generally upbeat and happy. Lyrically, the songs are full of Costello's signature word play. The songs are quite short ( min) and are perfect little packages of danceable beat and harmony/5(K).
  6. The highest-profile of the series of one-man band demos that Elvis Costello recorded quickly between Armed Forces and Get Happy!! (the others did eventually come out as B-sides or CD bonus tracks), "New Amsterdam" was supposed to be re-recorded in a full-band rendition.

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