Live cuts, demos enrich Costello's 'My Aim'

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NEW YORK -- Elvis Costello's classic 1977 debut "My Aim Is True" will be the first original album reissued in expanded form as part of a new catalog campaign by Hip-O/UMe. Due Sept. 11, the "Deluxe Edition" of the project features 48 tracks across two discs, including 29 previously unreleased or new-to-CD bonus songs.

Disc one includes the original album plus outtakes of "No Action," "Living in Paradise," "Radio Sweetheart" and "Stranger in the House" and eight additional demos recorded at London's Pathway Studios.

The second disc is comprised mostly of an Aug. 7, 1977, concert at London's Nashville Rooms, plus five songs from soundcheck earlier in the day. Costello's only prior release of a complete live performance was the rare 1978 album "Live at the El Mocambo."

"It doesn't require a huge amount of soul-searching to do it," Costello told Billboard.com in April of digging through his vaults for the Universal catalog upgrade. "You're trying to make a program that might interest people who've never heard you before. It's another way to present it that's neither superior or inferior; it's just different."

Costello will tour Europe in July and has a solitary Sept. 8 show in Philadelphia on tap as well.

Here is the track list for "My Aim Is True: Deluxe Edition":

Disc one:
"Welcome to the Working Week"
"Miracle Man"
"No Dancing"
"Blame It on Cain"
"Alison"
"Sneaky Feelings"
"(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes"
"Less Than Zero"
"Mystery Dance"
"Pay It Back"
"I'm Not Angry"
"Waiting for the End of the World"
"Watching the Detectives"
"No Action" (outtake)
"Living in Paradise" (outtake)
"Radio Sweetheart" (outtake)
"Stranger in the House" (outtake)
"Welcome to the Working Week" (Pathway Studios demo)
"Blue Minute" (Pathway Studios demo)
"Miracle Man" (Pathway Studios demo)
"Waiting for the End of the World" (Pathway Studios demo)
"Call on Me" (Pathway Studios demo)
"(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes" (Pathway Studios demo)
"I Don't Want To Go Home" (Pathway Studios demo)
"I Hear a Melody" (Pathway Studios demo)

Disc two (live in London, Aug. 7, 1977)
Introduction
"Welcome to the Working Week"
"Blame It on Cain"
"No Dancing"
"Waiting for the End of the World"
"Night Rally"
"Hoover Factory"
"No Action"
"(I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea"
"Miracle Man"
"The Beat"
"Less Than Zero"
"(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes"
"Lipstick Vogue"
"Watching the Detectives"
"Lip Service"
"Mystery Dance"
"Alison"
"Pay It Back" (soundcheck)
"Radio Sweetheart" (soundcheck)
"Sneaky Feelings" (soundcheck)
"Crawling in the USA" (soundcheck)
"Alison" (soundcheck)
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