GENRE: New Wave, Punk, Rock
FORMAT: 2LP - Double 180 Gram Vinyl with Download.
CAT No: 1726083
RELEASED BY: Universal
Get Happy!! was born as much from sincere love for soul as it was for Elvis Costello's desire to distance himself from an unfortunate verbal faux pas where he insulted Ray Charles in an attempt to get Stephen Stills' goat. Either way, it resulted in a 20-song blue-eyed soul tour de force, where Costello doesn't just want to prove his love, he wants to prove his knowledge. So, he tries everything, starting with Motown and Northern soul, then touching on smooth uptown ballads and gritty Southern soul, even finding common ground between the two by recasting Sam and Dave's I Can't Stand Up (For Falling Down) as a careening stomper.