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Get Happy!! album for sale by Elvis Costello was released Sep 09, 2003 on the Rhino label. Get Happy!! was born as much from sincere love for soul as it was for Elvis Costello's desire to distance himself from an unfortunate verbal faux pas where he insulted Ray Charles in an attempt to get Stephen Stills' goat. Either way, it resulted in a 20-song blue-eyed soul tour de force, where Costello doesn't just want to prove his love, he wants to prove his knowledge. Get Happy!! CD music is a 2-disc set with 50 songs. ...See Full Description
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||Great deluxe edition|
Other "deluxe" editions sometimes have bonus songs, outtakes, demos, etc. that are garbage, but this recording has some worthy bonus songs!
By joennn (Southfield, MI)
||None but the Brave|
Get Happy!! CD music This album is the toast of Elvis C at his best. Never has anyone put so much fun into music with a splash of dark humor. the songs hit you like a lenny bruce musical monologue. So play at your own risk, ease up,chill & laugh.
By porfirio46 (Los Angeles CA.)
It's good, enough said.
By mattyj858 (san diego, ca)
||Going against the grain|
Get Happy!! buy CD music At the time of 'Get Happy', Elvis Costello was an artist who was willing to say and do things that rubbed people up the wrong way and he'd recently overstepped the mark by making a racist comment that unsurprisingly caused him a lot of grief. Get Happy!! songs He explores these eventsin the album's last song 'Riot Act' - a cry from the heart that showcases both his vocal range and songwriting talent. The whole album does this too and there are lots of great songs on the album because they are all so short. For a man who caused a riot in a Sydney theatre when he walked off after playing the shortest set in living memory this is no surprise. He was never one to overstay his melodic welcome. However, although the songs are great, you sometimes wish they went a bit longer ('Motel Matches' comes to mind). As if in apology for his recent behaviour, much of the album is devoted to new wave reworkings of black song styles from the sixties, sometimes actually covering Elvis' favourite toons. The bonus CD is worth the $ just for 'Hoover Factory' - one of the great songs of the twentieth century and Elvis' version of Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons' 'So Young' (check out the original).
By a reviewer (Sydney Australia)
||This just jumps off of your CD player|
Get Happy!! album for sale Like Armed Forces, this is the kind of music that jumps out and blows you away, and yet grows on you as well. My favorite Costello album and I've never tired of it since the year it came out. Turning to soul music, Costello takes soul grooves and melodies and fast forwards them with New Wave time signatures and layers of Costello quitar and Nieve's keyboards riffing off each other around the brilliant bass lines of Bruce Thomas to create something completely unique --soul tinged New Wave intellectual pop rock you can dance to. The lyrics are among his best, with love, politics, culture, TV shows, cars, spies, and international intrigue playing poetic cameos inside layered stories. Yet it's not messy nor too clever, you recognize New Amsterdam as all too much, and that Clowntime really is over. You gotta get up and dance to it. A must have for any Costello fan. You'll never forget this classic. Don't go home without it.
By Andrew M (Santa Rosa, CA, USA)
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Get Happy!! songs Product Details
|CD Universe Part number||6241431|
|Release Date||Sep 09, 2003|
|Producer||Nick Lowe; Elvis Costello|
|Recording Time||127 minutes|
|Additional Info||Deluxe Edition|
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