Elvis Costello & The Attractions’ iconic 1979 album Armed Forces is getting a massive and comprehensive box set reissue. The Complete Armed Forces is out November 6 via UMe. Watch the collection get unboxed below.
The box comes with nine pieces of vinyl: three 12″ LPs, three 10″ LPs, and three 7″ singles. In addition to the original album, it features Live at Hollywood High & Elsewhere 1978, Europe ’79 – Live at Pinkpop, Riot at the Regent – Live in Sydney ’78, and Christmas in the Dominion – Live 24th December ’78. The demos and B-sides collection is called Sketches for Emotional Fascism.
The box also comes with a collection of seven notebooks filled with new liner notes from Costello, handwritten lyrics, rare photos, and more. Costello’s new album Hey Clockface is out October 30.