Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Let Them All Talk
3 3:07
2 Everyday I Write the Book
4 3:54
3 The Greatest Thing
4 3:04
4 The Element Within Her
2 2:53
5 Love Went Mad
3 3:13
6 ShipBuilding
2 4:54
7 TKO (Boxing Day)
2 3:28
8 Charm School
4 3:55
9 The Invisible Man
3 3:04
10 Mouth Almighty
3 3:05
11 King of Thieves
3 3:45
12 Pills and Soap
3 3:42
13 The World and His Wife
3 3:23
CD 2: Bonus Disc
# Title Rating Length
1 Everyday I Write the Book (alternate version)
2 2:22
2 Baby Pictures
3 1:31
3 Heathen Town
3 3:10
4 The Flirting Kind
2 3:02
5 Walking on Thin Ice
2 3:48
6 Big Sister's Clothes / Stand Down Margaret (BBC session)
4 5:18
7 Danger Zone (BBC session)
3 2:18
8 Seconds of Pleasure
2 3:45
9 The Town Where Time Stood Still
2 3:33
10 The World and His Wife (solo version)
3 2:45
11 Shatterproof
2 2:15
12 Heathen Town (demo)
3 2:18
13 The Flirting Kind (demo)
2 2:53
14 Let Them All Talk (demo)
3 2:14
15 King of Thieves (demo)
2 3:21
16 The Invisible Man (demo)
2 2:12
17 The Element Within Her (demo)
2 2:14
18 Love Went Mad (demo)
2 3:01
19 The Greatest Thing (demo)
2 2:26
20 Mouth Almighty (demo)
2 3:03
21 Charm School (demo)
2 2:17
22 Possession (live)
4 2:30
23 Secondary Modern (live)
3 3:03
24 The Bells (live)
3 4:14
25 Watch Your Step (live)
3 3:22
26 Back Stabbers / King Horse (live)
3 4:48

Credits

CD 1

drums (drum set):
Pete Thomas (drummer) (tracks 1–11, 13)
bass guitar:
Bruce Thomas (tracks 1–11, 13)
trumpet:
Chet Baker (track 6)
woodwind:
The TKO Horns (tracks 1, 3–4, 7, 9–10)
guitar:
Elvis Costello (tracks 1–11)
brass:
The TKO Horns (tracks 1, 3–4, 7, 9–10)
keyboard:
Steve Nieve (tracks 1–11)
piano:
Steve Nieve (track 12)
drum machine:
Elvis Costello (track 12)
guitar family:
Elvis Costello (track 13)
flugelhorn and trumpet:
Stuart Robson (track 13)
background vocals:
Afrodiziak (tracks 1–2, 7–8)
composer:
Elvis Costello (tracks 1–5, 7–13)
Clive Langer (track 6)
lead vocals:
Elvis Costello (tracks 1–13)
lyricist:
Elvis Costello (tracks 1–13)
producer:
Clive Langer (tracks 2, 6)
Alan Winstanley (tracks 2, 6)
solo trumpet:
Chet Baker (track 6)
publisher:
Warner Bros. Music (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (track 6)
mixed at:
recorded at:
AIR Studios (located at Oxford Street 1970–1991, Lyndhurst Hall 1991–present) in Hampstead, Camden, London, England, United Kingdom (tracks 1–13)
recording of:
Charm School (track 8)
King of Thieves (track 11)
Let Them All Talk (track 1)
Love Went Mad (track 5)
Mouth Almighty (track 10)
Pills and Soap (track 12)
Shipbuilding (track 6)
TKO (Boxing Day) (track 7)
The Greatest Thing (track 3)
The Invisible Man (track 9)

CD 2: Bonus Disc

drums (drum set):
Pete Thomas (drummer) (tracks 3–4)
bass guitar:
Bruce Thomas (tracks 3–4)
woodwind:
The TKO Horns (tracks 3–4)
guitar:
Elvis Costello (tracks 3–4)
brass:
The TKO Horns (tracks 3–4)
keyboard:
Steve Nieve (tracks 3–4)
composer:
Percy Mayfield (track 7)
Elvis Costello (tracks 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14–22, 22–23, 25)
lyricist:
Elvis Costello (tracks 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14–22, 22–23, 25)
cover recording of:
Danger Zone (track 7)
live recording of:
Possession (track 22)
Secondary Modern (track 23)
Watch Your Step (track 25)
recording of:
Charm School (track 21)
Heathen Town (tracks 3, 12)
King of Thieves (track 15)
Let Them All Talk (track 14)
Love Went Mad (track 18)
Mouth Almighty (track 20)
Possession (track 22)
The Greatest Thing (track 19)
The Invisible Man (track 16)