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Julian's first album, 'Valotte' (1984), was a fine effort, but his 1987 follow-up, 'The Secret Value of Daydreaming' was fairly weak. However, Julian is on top form on Mr. Jordan (1989), his song writing is excellent, the band is great, and the production is superb! I especially like John McCurry's and Justin Clayton's guitar work on this album (particularly on the track 'You're the One'), where the arrangements seem really well planned, and work extremely well. 'I Get Up' seems to be Julian's attempt at an Elvis-like song, which is great and a lot of fun. The track 'Mother Mary' uses a bit of cello, and is very Beatle-y. My other favourite tracks are 'Second Time', which features a Peter Frampton guitar solo, and 'I want You to Know', where Julian appears to sing one verse under water! The album finishes with Julian messing about and performing a rendition of 'Johnny Be Good' on the piano.
I would seriously recommend this album!
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