Elvis Costello – Live At The El Mocambo (Universal Music Canada)

elviselmoThis legendary Elvis Costello concert had been previously available as a part of the now out-of-print 2 ½ Years Box Set. Recorded in 1978 as Costello and his band The Attractions were touring North America in support of their My Aim Is True record, the band is casually loose but in an energetic, enthusiastic manner.

The energy level fails to relent as their show progresses, starting on a relatively punky note with Mystery Dance, before they blast through Lipstick Vogue, Radio Radio, You Belong To Me, and Pump It Up.

The only disappointing part of this release is the total lack of historical/liner notes around the show. It is an otherwise fantastic live document though and worthy of being amongst your Elvis Costello collection.

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