Best Of Howard Jones CD
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titolo-the best of howard jonesartista-howard jones etichetta-east westn. dischi1data21 maggio 1993supportocd audiogenerepop e rock internazionalebraniascolta 30''1.what is love?ascolta2.new songascolta3.pearl in the shellascolta4.always asking questionsascolta5.things can only get betterascolta6.like to get to know you wellascolta7.life in one dayascolta8.you know i love you, don't you?ascolta9.hide and seekascoltaascolta 30''10.no one is to blameascolta11.look mamaascolta12.the prisonerascolta13.everlasting loveascolta14.lift me upascolta15.tears to tellascolta16.two soulsascolta17.i.g.y. (what a beautiful world)ascolta18.city song
This is the only Howard Jones album you'll ever need. HoJo was a founder of early 1980s synth-pop, which was as easy to sing to as it was to dance to. The rhythms on this record pop like new wave corn kernels in heated oil, tempered by Jones's high-strung vocals extending over the top. Jones makes good use of the bright synth piano patches available during that time, especially during "Things Can Only Get Better". "No One Is to Blame" is a solid ballad, just Jones and his keyboard. It's heartfelt and regretful--a little cheesy, but in a good way. --Beth Bessmer
Top Customer Reviews
HJ made Synth-type music slower...and it worked. Whats more, some of his lyrics (that I didn't pay much attention to originally) are actually very good.
Thoroughly enjoyed it. It's an occasional long drive play more than anything else, but its worth the blast from the past alone.
I put the cd on and almost everyone in the room knew every word to the tracks , no one says they didnt like it.
The room lit up with smiles , how often does that happen ?
This is a great collection of H.J.'s greatest hits with all the classics included.
I wonder what Jez is upto now he's no longer in chains
Although the material here relies very heavily on the 1980s synth-pop sound, it's also soulful, melodic and warm. I find this rather refreshing, and it makes Howard stand out a little from some of his contemporises. He has a great voice, and not only does the music sound good, you should also take a real listen to this man's lyrics because he can certainly write a good song. My favourites are 'What Is Love?', which has words that I am certainly able to relate to, the bouncy and addictive 'Things Can Only Get Better', and the excellent 'Everlasting Love', which should have been a much bigger hit than it was in the UK.
In terms of a 'Best Of', this 18 track album is very good, and a fine introduction to the work of Howard Jones, one of the most appealing pop artists of the 1980s. Some of the tunes I do regard as filler, especially towards the end, but the great songs do out way the unmemorable.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
No issue with cd but failed to download on iPod - first one ever to do so and therefore not sure if dodgy quality.
Sounds fine on CD player but will limit my listening
Unless you are a diehard Howard Jones fan, many of the songs on this album will be unfamiliar. But if you give them a listen, you might be pleasantly surprised... I certainly was. Read morePublished 2 months ago by MCK
loved howard jones when growing up and still do. a great easy listening cd you can have a sing song toPublished 3 months ago by deborah
Great,. Listened too in the car every day on way to work. Must be reliving my youth.Published 3 months ago by Mr. J T Doney
First 11 tracks are bona fide classic 80s pop. The last 7 feel like fillers. Maybe remixes or live tracks could have been used instead to make the cd release longer. Read morePublished 4 months ago by oz
Great album, with fantastic tracks, but you already know that if you have got this far in the Amazon site...! Read morePublished 4 months ago by Scopesie