Steppin' Out: The Videos - The Very Best of Joe Jackson
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Joe Jackson's reputation as a sort of post-punk crooner comes across in this 12-video collection from the decade of his heyday, 1979-1989. His first videos for the New Wave-ish tunes "I'm the Man" and "Different for Girls" are charming in their primitive, pre-MTV style, while "Steppin' Out"--Jackson's biggest success, with a keyboard-based hook to die for--is a prime example of an early '80s "concept video" without a real concept. Of the dozen videos on this collection, five of them are simply live performance clips (including those for his other two hits, "Is She Really Going Out with Him" and "You Can't Get What You Want ('Til You Know What You Want)"), which begs the question of why complete concerts weren't released separately. Also, with the whole thing clocking in at a mere 50 minutes with absolutely no extras (no credits, chronology, or discography, and not even a 5.1 remix), only rabid Joe Jackson fans need apply. --Kevin Filipski
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- Includes the videos for I'm the Man, It's Different for Girls, Mad at You, Jumpin' Jive, Is She Really Going Out with Him?, Real Men, Steppin' Out, You Can't Get What You Want (Til You Know What You Want), Right & Wrong, Hometown, Down to London, Nineteen Forever
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Of the live songs, I like the acapella version of "Is She Really Going Out With Him?" the best. The vocals and arrangement are unique and sound great. Both "Hometown" and "Right And Wrong" are live versions originally found on the video "The Big World Sessions." Sorry to say, that video is now out of print. "You Can't Get What You Want ('Til You Know What You Want)" is the only live version duplicated on the "Live In Tokyo" video, which was recently released on DVD. Add in some early live performances and a few more concept videos unavailable elsewhere, and you have a highly collectible Joe Jackson DVD.