Punch the Clock

Infobox Album
Name = Punch the Clock
Type = Studio album
Artist = Elvis Costello and the Attractions


Released = August 5 1983
Recorded = 1983
Genre = Pop/Rock
Length = 45:19
Label = F-Beat Records (UK)
Columbia Records (US)
Rykodisc (February 28 1995 Reissue)
Rhino Records (September 9 2003 Reissue)
Producer = Clive Langer & Alan Winstanley, assisted by Gavin Greenaway & Colin Fairley
Reviews = *Allmusic Rating|3|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:p9548q9tbtn4 link]
*Robert Christgau (B+) [http://www.robertchristgau.com/get_artist.php?id=1851&name=Elvis+Costello+and+the+Attractions link]
*"Rolling Stone" Rating|4|5 [http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/elviscostello/albums/album/106448/rid/5946553/ link]
*"Stylus Magazine" (not rated) [http://www.stylusmagazine.com/feature.php?ID=383 link]
Last album = "Imperial Bedroom" (1982)
This album = "Punch the Clock" (1983)
Next album = "Goodbye Cruel World" (1984)

"Punch the Clock" is an album released in 1983 by Elvis Costello and the Attractions. It was Costello's eighth album, his seventh with the Attractions since 1978. The album featured Costello's first U.S. Top 40 hit, "Everyday I Write the Book."

Track listing

All songs written by Elvis Costello unless otherwise indicated.

ide one

# "Let Them All Talk" – 3:06
# "Everyday I Write the Book" – 3:54
# "The Greatest Thing" – 3:04
# "The Element Within Her" – 2:52
# "Love Went Mad" – 3:13
# "Shipbuilding" (Clive Langer, Costello) – 4:53

ide two

# "T.K.O. (Boxing Day)" – 3:28
# "Charm School" – 3:55
# "The Invisible Man" – 3:04
# "Mouth Almighty" – 3:04
# "King of Thieves" – 3:45
# "Pills and Soap" – 3:43
# "The World and His Wife" – 3:32

Bonus tracks (1995 Rykodisc)

# "Heathen Town" – 3:10
# "The Flirting Kind" – 3:00
# "Walking on Thin Ice" (Yoko Ono) – 3:52
# "The Town Where Time Stood Still" – 3:52
# "Shatterproof" – 2:19
# "The World and his Wife" (Live) – 3:13
# "Everyday I Write the Book" (Live) – 2:21

Bonus disc (2003 Rhino)

# "Everyday I Write the Book" (Alternate version) – 2:22
# "Baby Pictures" – 1:30
# "Heathen Town" – 3:10
# "The Flirting Kind" – 3:00
# "Walking on Thin Ice" (Ono) – 3:52
# "Big Sister's Clothes/Stand Down, Margaret" (BBC Session) (Costello, Roger Chalery, Andy Cox, Everett Morton, David Steele, Dave Wakeling) – 5:17
# "Danger Zone" (BBC Session) (Curtis Mayfield)) – 2:18
# "Seconds of Pleasure" – 3:44
# "The Town Where Time Stood Still" – 3:33
# "The World and his Wife" (Solo version) – 2:44
# "Shatterproof" – 2:15
# "Heathen Town" (Demo version) – 2:17
# "The Flirting Kind" (Demo version) – 2:52
# "Let Them All Talk" (Demo version) – 2:14
# "King of Thieves" (Demo version) – 3:20
# "The Invisible Man" (Demo version) – 2:124
# "The Element Within Her" (Demo version) – 2:13
# "Love Went Mad" (Demo version) – 3:01
# "The Greatest Thing" (Demo version) – 2:25
# "Mouth Almighty" (Demo version) – 3:03
# "Charm School" (Demo version) – 2:17
# "Possession" (Live) – 2:29
# "Secondary Modern" (Live) – 3:02
# "The Bells" (Live) (Johnny Bristol, Marvin Gaye, Anna Gordy, Elgie Stover) – 4:14
# "Watch Your Step" (Live) – 3:22
# "Backstabbers/King Horse" (Live) (Leon Huff, Gene McFadden, John Whitehead, Costello) – 4:47Note: The Rykodisc version has the original tracks and bonus tracks on one CD. The Rhino version has two CDs with the original tracks on the first CD.

Personnel

*Elvis Costellovocals; Epiphone, Gretsch and Fender guitars; Synclavier and Casiotone; all sounds and voices on "Pills and Soap"
* Steve NieveBösendorfer piano, Emulator, Fairlight CMI, Vox organ, Hammond organ, Synclavier
*Bruce Thomas – Electric Wal bass guitar
*Pete ThomasGretsch drums, Sabian cymbals

The TKO Horns

*Jim Paterson – trombone
*Jeff Blythe – alto saxophone, baritone saxophone, clarinet
*Paul Spearetenor saxophone, flute
*Dave Plews – trumpet

Additional personnel

*Stewart Robson – trumpet & flugelhorn on "The World and His Wife"
*Afrodiziak (Caron Wheeler and Claudia Fontaine) – backing vocals
*Chet Baker – trumpet solo on "Shipbuilding"
*David Bedfordstring arrangements
*Morris Pert – percussion

Charts

AlbumSingle

External links

* [http://www.astheygo.com/ecessay23.html "Punch the Clock" - essay by Connor Ratliff]


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