Girls Girls Girls (Elvis Costello album)

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Compilation album by Elvis Costello and The Attractions
Released 1989
Recorded 1977–86
Genre New wave
Length 153:04 (CD)
Label Columbia
Producer Nick Lowe, Geoff Emerick, Roger Bechirian, Clive Langer, Alan Winstanley
Elvis Costello and The Attractions chronology
Blood and Chocolate
(1986)
Girls+£÷Girls=$&Girls
(1989)
Spike
(1989)

Girls Girls Girls is a 1989 album collecting songs by British singer/songwriter Elvis Costello from 1977–86. Costello chose and ordered the tracks on the album himself, and accompanied them with extensive liner notes. The title of the album is sometimes rendered as Girls! Girls! Girls! or Girls +£÷ Girls =$& Girls (using typography from the album cover).

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Track listing[edit]

Note that there are significant differences amongst the CD, LP and cassette editions of the album, with each format featuring a different selection of tracks.

CD version[edit]

The CD version of Girls Girls Girls features 47 tracks. Nine of the tracks (marked ♥) are exclusive to the CD configuration of this compilation, and do not appear on either the LP or cassette version of the album.

Disc one[edit]

  1. "Watching the Detectives"
  2. "I Hope You're Happy Now"
  3. "This Year's Girl"
  4. "Lover's Walk"
  5. "Pump It Up"
  6. "Strict Time"
  7. "Temptation"
  8. "(I Don't Want to Go to) Chelsea"
  9. "High Fidelity"
  10. "Lovable"
  11. "Mystery Dance"
  12. "Big Tears"
  13. "Uncomplicated"♥
  14. "Lipstick Vogue"
  15. "Man Out of Time"
  16. "Brilliant Mistake"
  17. "New Lace Sleeves"
  18. "Accidents Will Happen"
  19. "Beyond Belief"
  20. "Black and White World"♥
  21. "Green Shirt"
  22. "The Loved Ones"
  23. "New Amsterdam"
  24. "(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes"
  25. "King Horse"
  26. "Big Sister's Clothes"♥

Disc two[edit]

  1. "Alison"
  2. "Man Called Uncle"
  3. "Party Girl"
  4. "Shabby Doll"
  5. "Motel Matches"♥
  6. "Tiny Steps"♥
  7. "Almost Blue"
  8. "Riot Act"
  9. "Love Field"♥
  10. "Possession"♥
  11. "Poisoned Rose"
  12. "Indoor Fireworks"
  13. "I Want You" (Single version)
  14. "Oliver's Army"
  15. "Pills and Soap"
  16. "Sunday's Best"♥
  17. "Watch Your Step"
  18. "Less Than Zero"♥
  19. "Clubland"
  20. "Tokyo Storm Warning"
  21. "Shipbuilding"

LP version[edit]

The LP version features 30 tracks. Two of the tracks (marked ♣) are exclusive to the LP configuration of this compilation, and do not appear on either the cassette or CD version of the album.

Record one: Side one[edit]

  1. "Watching the Detectives"
  2. "I Hope You're Happy Now"
  3. "Pump It Up"
  4. "Lover's Walk"
  5. "Temptation"
  6. "Lovable"
  7. "(I Don't Want to Go to) Chelsea"
  8. "High Fidelity"
  9. "Lipstick Vogue"

Record one: Side two[edit]

  1. "Man Out of Time"
  2. "Brilliant Mistake"
  3. "New Lace Sleeves"
  4. "King Horse"
  5. "Green Shirt"
  6. "(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes"
  7. "Beyond Belief"

Record two: Side one[edit]

  1. "Alison"
  2. "Indoor Fireworks"
  3. "Party Girl"
  4. "Almost Blue"
  5. "Riot Act"
  6. "Poisoned Rose"
  7. "I Want You" (Single version)
  8. "I'll Wear It Proudly"♣

Record two: Side two[edit]

  1. "Oliver's Army"
  2. "Pills and Soap"
  3. "Stranger in the House"♣
  4. "Clubland"
  5. "Tokyo Storm Warning"
  6. "Shipbuilding"

CAS version[edit]

The cassette version features 51 tracks. Fifteen of the tracks (marked ♦) are exclusive to the cassette configuration of this compilation, and do not appear on either the LP or CD version of the album.

Tape one: Side one[edit]

  1. "Watching the Detectives"
  2. "I Hope You're Happy Now"
  3. "This Year's Girl"
  4. "Strict Time"
  5. "Pump It Up"
  6. "Lover's Walk"
  7. "Temptation"
  8. "Honey, Are You Straight or Are You Blind?"♦
  9. "Lovable"
  10. "Girls Talk"♦
  11. "Mystery Dance"
  12. "(I Don't Want to Go to) Chelsea"
  13. "High Fidelity"
  14. "Big Tears"
  15. "Lipstick Vogue"
  16. "Poor Napoleon"♦

Tape one: Side two[edit]

  1. "Man Out of Time"
  2. "Brilliant Mistake"
  3. "New Lace Sleeves"
  4. "Accidents Will Happen"
  5. "Home Is Anywhere You Hang Your Head"♦
  6. "The Loved Ones"
  7. "King Horse"
  8. "Green Shirt"
  9. "Turning the Town Red"♦
  10. "New Amsterdam"
  11. "(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes"
  12. "Beyond Belief"
  13. "Sleep of the Just"♦

Tape two: Side one[edit]

  1. "Alison"
  2. "Shabby Doll"
  3. "Our Little Angel"♦
  4. "The Long Honeymoon"♦
  5. "Men Called Uncle"
  6. "Almost Blue"
  7. "Riot Act"
  8. "Crimes of Paris"♦
  9. "Poisoned Rose"
  10. "I Want You" (Single version)
  11. "Jack of All Parades"♦

Tape two: Side two[edit]

  1. "Oliver's Army"
  2. "Little Palaces"♦
  3. "Pills and Soap"
  4. "Night Rally"♦
  5. "American Without Tears"♦
  6. "Watch Your Step"
  7. "Suit of Lights"♦
  8. "Clubland"
  9. "Tokyo Storm Warning"
  10. "Shipbuilding"
  11. "Clowntime Is Over"♦
  • Two tracks are featured on the LP and CD, but left off the cassette: "Indoor Fireworks" and "Party Girl".

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