Tracks on Wax 4

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Tracks on Wax 4
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Studio album by Dave Edmunds
Released 8 September 1978
Recorded March 1978, at Eden Studios, London
Genre Rock and roll
Length 33:43
Label Swan Song
Producer Dave Edmunds
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AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau A−[2]

Tracks on Wax 4 is a 1978 album by Dave Edmunds. The record was the first Edmunds solo effort to feature all four members of the band Rockpile: Edmunds, Billy Bremner (who also wrote two of the album's songs under the pen name Billy Murray), Nick Lowe, and Terry Williams.

The album's eighth song, "Thread Your Needle" was originally recorded by the Ohio-based R&B duo Dean and Jean (Welton Young and Brenda Lee Jones).

The album's final song, "Heart Of The City", was originally recorded by Nick Lowe as a Stiff Records single in 1976. A live version performed by Rockpile was released on Lowe's album Jesus of Cool (also 1978) and Edmunds used the same backing track, but overdubbed his own lead vocals in place of Lowe's.

The song "Trouble Boys" was covered by Thin Lizzy in 1981 and released on 7 inch single.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Trouble Boys" (Billy Murray) – 3:02
  2. "Never Been in Love" (Nick Lowe, Rockpile) – 2:28
  3. "Not a Woman, Not a Child" (Billy Murray, Ray Peters) – 3:21
  4. "Television" (Lowe) – 3:19
  5. "What Looks Best on You" (Lowe, Edmunds) – 2:26
  6. "Readers Wives" (Noel Brown) – 3:11

Side two[edit]

  1. "Deborah" (Lowe, Edmunds) – 2:38
  2. "Thread Your Needle" (Brenda Lee Jones, Welton Young) – 3:27
  3. "A.1. On the Jukebox" (Edmunds, Will Birch) – 3:15
  4. "It's My Own Business" (Chuck Berry) – 3:56
  5. "Heart of the City" (Lowe) – 3:03