The Best of Howard Jones
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Five of Howard's albums are represented on this collection: "Human's Lib" ("What is Love?", "Pearl in a Shell", "New Song", "Hide and Seek"); "Dream Into Action" ("Things Can Only Get Better", "Life in One Day", "No One is to Blame", "Look Mama", "Like to Get to Know You Well"); "One to One" ("You Know I Love You.. Don't You", "No One is to Blame" - also found on this collection); "Cross that Line" ("The Prisoner", "Everlasting Love"); and "In the Running" ("Lift Me Up", "Tears to Tell", "Two Souls", "City Song"). Finally, Howard includes a new release that is unique to this collection - a cover of Donald Fagen's classic "I.G.Y". This was a song that Howard loved to perform live, so he does it justice by including it on this collection.
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A brilliant keyboardist by all accounts, his ability to write pop songs with lyrics that are both thought provoking and optimistic, was an oddity in the age of Empty-V.
This collection is also a wonderful journey from a techo-pop masterpiece to an adult sounding and very satisfying stripped down version of the artist himself.
The album starts off with some of his best known material. Songs that will be embedded in the minds and souls of his fans. New Song is a colorful burst of individuality, and fun. This followed by the haunting melodies of What is Love (perhaps my favourite pop song of all time). Hide and Seek is a lovely exploration of spirituality, while Pearl in the Shell talks about overcoming fear.
Dream Into Action, which was Howard's second full length LP features some of his finest and most successful moments with Things Can Only Get Better and Life in One Day as the standouts. No One is to Blame, is the ultimate Hojo track. It is perfectly situated as a meeting place between the lyrical genius that he is, and the accomplished piano player he is as well. It also signalled things to come, as Howard grew farther apart from techno-pop into more acoustic lernings.
You Know I love you and All I want are tracks off his introspective One to One and are finely crafted pop songs.
Everlasting Love, The Prisinor and Lift me Up show Howard still making you think, but also show him at his musical best.Read more ›
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All of the songs are positive and his voice and tempo is smooth. I can relate to rhe words in all of the songsPublished 3 months ago by greg phillips
Excellent Album, heard one of his songs the other day and knew I had to get this.Published 7 months ago by W. T. Langley
I still love this music and his (relatively) newest song "When you go" is fabulous.Published 7 months ago by Richard Clark