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Look Sharp [Extra tracks, Original recording remastered]

Joe JacksonAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 14, 2001)
  • Original Release Date: 1979
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks, Original recording remastered
  • Label: A&M
  • ASIN: B00005N8Y9
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,883 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You Gotta Look Sharp! March 28, 2004
By Samhot
Format:Audio CD
It's easy for many -- especially music industry writers -- to dismiss Joe Jackson as a pop musician who possessed nothing more than delusions of grandeur, due to his forays into jazz and classical shortly after his first two smash albums. A pompous musician, or a true artist? Regardless of what side you're on, there's one thing you can't deny: Joe Jackson was/is one crafty, talented S.O.B., and I feel he's a force to be reckoned with.
_Look Sharp!_ is a smash album with ridiculously catchy tunes, infectious melodies, cynical and ambivalent lyrics, and snappy rhythms that'll be impossible *not* to bop your head to. There is literally not one boring, unlistenable tune to be found here: every track is jam-packed with energy, taste and charisma. While the lyrics are quite sarcastic (and hilarious in spots), the music is impossibly upbeat, and refrains from depressing wallowing: leave it to wisecracking Joe to turn something so self-deprecating and sarcastic into something peppy and upbeat -- it almost makes you wonder if Joe is celebrating his own dissatisfactions with love and life. Either way, infectiousness and intelligence are so rare to come by in one package. But Joe Jackson delivers big-time in this department. "One More Time" is a perfect example of how Joe makes something miserable sound so peppy and fun: listen to those ironic, almost masochistic lyrics. Yet the music is so driving, tasty and energetic. Of course, many already know "Is She Really Going Out With Him?" featuring those semi-hilarious, yet reflective lyrics, and the muted riff on the verses. "Throw It Away" is a fast-paced, energetic rocker, with Joe howling in certain parts of the track. The title track many may have heard as well: a snappy, tasty number exhibiting excellent musicianship.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome remastering of a landmark album August 14, 2001
Format:Audio CD
The new Joe Jackson CD reissues of "Look Sharp!" and "I'm The Man" are paradigms of CD remastering. Hats off to reissue producer Mike Ragogna, remastering guru Erick Labson, and the rest of the reissue team for a superb job!
If you like these albums, these reissues have everything you could want - dramatically improved sound, non-album B-sides as bonus tracks, expanded album art, full lyrics, new liner notes, and a mid-range price.
This was Joe Jackson's debut album and it still sounds great over 20 years later. This is the one with "Is She Really Going Out With Him?", but just about all the songs on it are excellent. Softer songs like the reggae-ish "Fools In Love" especially benefit from the wonderful remastering job - you can hear every bit of the interplay between the Joe and his 3-piece band.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic New Wave Album July 24, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Joe Jackson's debut album is one of the greatest debuts of all time. Before you even pop the CD in to your player, you can look at one of the greatest album covers of all time. It shows two shiny, white shoes, casting light upon the sidewalk in front of them. Incredibly cool. Then, the music. "Look Sharp" is filled with varying musical styles. Punk, reggae, pop, and even jazz can be heard at different points on this record. Another achievement of Jackson's on this record is the songwriting. Much of "Look Sharp" conveys Jackson's cynical views on relationships, dating, and love. This often is presented in a humorous manner, which makes it that much more entertaining to listen to. The album kicks off with "One More Time," one of the more punkish tunes on the album. It goes on to classics such as "Sunday Papers," and "Is She Really Going Out With Him." The latter is arguably the strongest song on the album. It is Jackson's observations on the men he sees the women around him dating ("pretty women out walking with gorillas down my street..."). Other standout tracks include "Fools In Love" ("fools in love, are there any other kind of lovers?") and "Look Sharp." Overall, a classic new wave-period album that is both emotional and humorous at the same time. One of the talented Jackson's crowning achievements.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You Gotta Look Sharp! March 18, 2005
By Samhot
Format:Audio CD
It's easy for many -- especially music industry writers -- to dismiss Joe Jackson as a pop musician who possessed nothing more than delusions of grandeur, due to his forays into jazz and classical shortly after his first two smash albums. A pompous musician, or a true artist? Regardless of what side you're on, there's one thing you can't deny: Joe Jackson was/is one crafty, talented S.O.B., and I feel he's a force to be reckoned with.

_Look Sharp!_ is a smash album with ridiculously catchy tunes, infectious melodies, cynical and ambivalent lyrics, and snappy rhythms that'll be impossible *not* to bop your head to. There is literally not one boring, unlistenable tune to be found here: every track is jam-packed with energy, taste and charisma. While the lyrics are quite sarcastic (and hilarious in spots), the music is impossibly upbeat, and refrains from depressing wallowing: leave it to wisecracking Joe to turn something so self-deprecating and sarcastic into something peppy and upbeat -- it almost makes you wonder if Joe is celebrating his own dissatisfactions with love and life. Either way, infectiousness and intelligence are so rare to come by in one package. But Joe Jackson delivers big-time in this department. "One More Time" is a perfect example of how Joe makes something miserable sound so peppy and fun: listen to those ironic, almost masochistic lyrics. Yet the music is so driving, tasty and energetic. Of course, many already know "Is She Really Going Out With Him?" featuring those semi-hilarious, yet reflective lyrics, and the muted riff on the verses. "Throw It Away" is a fast-paced, energetic rocker, with Joe howling in certain parts of the track. The title track many may have heard as well: a snappy, tasty number exhibiting excellent musicianship.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
My All Time Favorite Joe Jackson Album!!!!!
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars It's just O. K. That's all I have ...
It's just O.K. That's all I have to say.
Published 1 month ago by Mic Rock
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Yes.
Published 1 month ago by John J. Costello Jr.
5.0 out of 5 stars A great record. Joe Jackson's first
A great record. Joe Jackson's first. This record made this metalhead a J.Jackson fan. Just love every song on here.
Published 2 months ago by Mark
4.0 out of 5 stars A terrific cup of Joe!
Although I am a bigger fan of his jazzier mid-80's style, this set of tunes is unfailingly catchy. He has never made a record quite like it since. Read more
Published 5 months ago by david_zack@yahoo.com
5.0 out of 5 stars Sunday Papers indeed...
This album is really like a greatest hits collection... Skip all the rest listen to the best... You Gotta Look Sharp!
Published 6 months ago by Bill
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album for nostalgia lovers
I had this album years ago when it was first released. Still great songs and relevant today. Think you'll like.
Published 6 months ago by Jackie Lemmermann
4.0 out of 5 stars One of Joe Jackson's best
Joe Jackson was really on the mark with the songs on this album. Witty and sharply observed lyrics, wonderful piano, and catchy tunes dominate the set. Read more
Published 6 months ago by EJ Fan
2.0 out of 5 stars Great music, "nails on a chalkboard" mastering
I have the original issue of this title, and have always been disappointed by the overall sound. I purchased this CD hoping that the reviewers claiming the mastering was high... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Gloomrider
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic
He's never rested on his laurels. During his career, he's explored so many musical styles, and is always seeking new horizons. This first album broke him big. Read more
Published 8 months ago by D. Doescher
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