Monday, January 18, 2010

Elvis Costello • Live at Hollywood High

The second in EC's live reissue series, and the one that most of his hardcore fans have been waiting for. Live at Hollywood High is the complete 1978 concert recorded at the venerable high school, just after Elvis and The Attractions' first album, This Year's Model, was released and before Armed Forces was even recorded. Very nice sound quality here (much better than Live at the El Mocambo), and puts the three songs that were first issued on the free vinyl single into context. Of course, as these things go, if you bought the most recent reissue of Armed Forces then you already have half of this concert, but for little over ten bucks, it's definitely nice to have the complete show.
5/5 (Hip-O Records)

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