Wasn't sure about this album, I've enjoyed Joe Jacksons work since the Beat Crazy
, the odd one has disappointed, I didn't like Will Power
and Jumpin' Jive
was not a favourite.
I'm still not sure about The Duke, it makes you appreciated how good a musician and producer Joe Jackson is. I like It Don't Mean a Thing, some of the tracks the are up beat without being to off the wall, but there are a number that I just don't get.
If I was to pull out a couple of Stand out tracks for me are I like It Don't Mean a Thing , I Got It Bad (And It Ain't Good) which are amazing productions.
A good addition to my music collection, not sure how many times I will revisit it, albums like Night And Day
I've been playing on and off for years and still don't tire of any track, The Duke may takes some more listening.
This album will be loved by Duke Ellington fans but may be not the hard core Joe Jacksons fans.
Only grumble was the Amazon original list price was very high, I ended up purchasing it from a competitors site which was £7 cheaper than Amazon at the time, although Amazon are now 3p cheaper