Elvis Costello & the Attractions
March 15, 1979
Agora Club
Columbus, Ohio, U.S.

From the JEMS archives

Lineage: ANA(M)>WAV [96kHz/24bit]>WAV [44.1kHz/16bit]>Flac
Transfer: Nakamichi CR-7A>PreSonus FireStudio Project>Adobe Audition 3.0
Taping Gear: Teac M-100>Sony TCM-600 (Mono, Dolby B off)
Transferred By: Mike Ziegler
Taped By: JEMS

Thanks once again to JEMS for providing the WAV file. I used Audacity to split it into tracks, smooth over the tape flip with brief fades, fade in the first second of track 1, and fade out the last three seconds of the last track.
Additional lineage: WAV > Audacity (track splits, fades) > TLH > FLAC 6 (align on SB) > Foobar2000 (flac tags).

Elvis Costello & the Attractions
- Steve Nieve - keyboards
- Bruce Thomas - bass
- Pete Thomas - drums

01. [0:25] intro
02. [2:29] Lip Service
03. [3:24] Goon Squad
04. [3:27] Oliver's Army
05. [3:47] Two Little Hitlers
06. [3:09] B Movie
07. [4:30] The Beat
08. [2:38] Opportunity
09. [0:45] talk
10. [2:53] Accidents Will Happen
11. [3:10] Green Shirt
12. [5:21] (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea
13. [4:38] This Year's Girl
14. [2:43] Big Boys
15. [5:54] Lipstick Vogue
16. [6:28] Watching The Detectives
17. [0:54] talk
18. [2:58] Radio, Radio

Duration : 59:42

JEMS master recording. This is a very good sounding audience recording capturing Elvis Costello & the Attractions touring in support of Armed Forces on the 28th date of their 4th U.S. tour. This performance comes a few hours before "idiotic remarks made during a drunken brawl in Columbus, Ohio." JEMS recorded the band four times this week -- March 10 in Chicago, March 15 in Columbus, March 16 in Detroit, and March 17 in Dayton.

Additional notes:
- tape flip after "The Beat"
- the next song "Opportunity" fades in on the first line of the song.
- "Chelsea" has six seconds of muffled sound starting at 0:29.
- Columbus is name-checked during the intro to "Accidents Will Happen".
- rudimentary artwork included in torrent.

Torrent history:
- first upload on Dime on October 25, 2010.
- reposted to Dime in March 2013.

Images for all shows as well as full size images for this show.

Images for this show:

ElvisCostelloAndTheAttractions1979-03-15AgoraClubColumbusOH (1).JPG
ElvisCostelloAndTheAttractions1979-03-15AgoraClubColumbusOH (2).JPG
ElvisCostelloAndTheAttractions1979-03-15AgoraClubColumbusOH (3).JPG