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Best Of Howard Jones CD

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  • Audio CD (6 Jun. 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: ATLANTIC
  • ASIN: B0000249DO
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  VHS Tape  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 21,629 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. What Is Love?
  2. New Song
  3. Pearl In The Shell
  4. Always Asking Questions
  5. Things Can Only Get Better
  6. Like To Get To Know You Well
  7. Life In One Day
  8. "You Know I Love You, Don't You?"
  9. Hide And Seek
  10. No One Is To Blame
  11. Look Mama
  12. The Prisoner
  13. Everlasting Love
  14. Lift Me Up
  15. Tears To Tell
  16. Two Souls
  17. I.G.Y. (What A Beautiful World)
  18. City Song

Product Description

Product Description

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

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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

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By A Customer on 6 Nov. 2003
Format: Audio CD
Excellent - what a way to remember the decade and one of its strangest yet strangely influential artists.
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.
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By A Customer on 2 Dec. 1999
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This album had my memories of the 80's flooding back. Howard Jones is *the* master on the keyboard, playing some of the catchious melodies known to man. How can anyone forget classics such as 'New Song', 'What Is Love?', 'Like To Get Know You Well' and 'Look Mama'! This album is worth every penny, go and buy it.
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Forget S.Cowell and all the other music killers, switch off X-Factor , switch off The Voice and listen to a real voice.
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
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I recently went to see HJ play a live set and he was outstanding. I loved his stuff in his mid-80s heyday but I was too broke back then to pay to see him perform. I was inspired after the gig to purchase this collection, and despite a few forgettable fillers towards the end of the album this is a superb collection. From his breakout 1983 hit the buoyant and irrepressible 'New Song', to the effervescent and mature 'Everlasting Love' which was his last noticeable singles hit in 1989, this CD has every song any HJ fan will ever need. Terrific.
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A distinctively 1980s artist with a lot of charm, Howard Jones chalked up an impressive chain of pop hits throughout the decade. This successful 'Best Of' package contains a glorious helping of key singles and album cuts which Howard recorded on the Warner label from 1983 - 1992, making it a very comprehensive compilation.

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.
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Did not know a lot of the songs but as it was cheap I thought it was worth it rather than paying for each mp3 I liked. Other tracks were instantly forgettable for me. The Autorip version is annoying as I am not a massive fan and it is the live version of the album. Hopefully Amazon will sort that out one day.
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I was pleased with this Cd it replaces some lost tracks. The Cd was very good condition for a "used copy". As a collection I am pleased with this but It has firmed my resolve to replace my original vinyl albums.
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This album will bring all those memories of the 80s flooding back to you in one easy swoop. A genius on the keyboard, Howard Jones' hits on this album just keep coming one after another. Favourite of the album is Like To Get To Know You Well as it gives a feeling of togetherness and tenderness. These songs tend to uplift you and will bring you out from a bad mood especially tracks such as Life In One Day and New Song. All Howard Jones fans should have this in their collection!
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