The fourth round in Rhino's reissue of Elvis Costello's back catalog includes three divergent albums made with the Attractions from 1980 to 1983: "Get Happy," "Trust" and "Punch the Clock." The first

The fourth round in Rhino's reissue of Elvis Costello's back catalog includes three divergent albums made with the Attractions from 1980 to 1983: "Get Happy," "Trust" and "Punch the Clock." The first is the pick of the litter, with "Get Happy" including songs that Costello has yet to top in his ever-burgeoning oeuvre—namely, the highly charged "High Fidelity" and "Riot Act," tracks in which Costello seems to be documenting his youthful self-combustion by verse, chorus, verse. The original sonic concept was to nick tricks from the R&B canon, although the Attractions' sound was so sui generis that this is hardly apparent. As with the other Costello reissues, the two-for-one double-disc set includes a full bonus CD of demos, alternative versions and live cuts. Moreover, Costello himself penned the engrossing liner notes.—BB