i met up with the earl of stokes the other day.
he had a present for me...
a very decent copy of the old elvis costello album "armed forces"
i wanted this album when it originally came out, but never managed to get it.
i loved the cover, and also the fact that there was a limited edition with a free
7" ep, 4 postcards and fold-out sleeve. this is the edition that the earl gave to me.
here it is opened up, showing the ep and the 4 postcards
and here it is when you put the postcards in the corners to make the full image
here's the ep that came with it...
live at the hollywood high.
a few weeks ago elvis costello released another live ep to celebrate
record shop day. only 1000 copies made, each numbered on the back of
the sleeve. naturally the earl of stokes also managed to snag me a copy.
here it is...
that's perfect... now all i need is a record player.