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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Everything on this Joe Jackson collection is right musically, and there are many hits here including no less than three from his breakthrough album, Night and Day. The album is curiously compiled, following a rather strangely placed aesthetic order rather than a chronological one, which makes no sense on a single-disc compilation. There are two tracks from Look Sharp! ("Is She Really Going Out with Him," and "Sunday Papers") and only one from I'm the Man ("It's Different for Girls" -- not even the title cut!), while there is only a single cut from Beat Crazy ("Mad at You"). There are a couple from Body and Soul ("Happy Ending" and "You Can't Get What You Want (Till You Know ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Everything on this Joe Jackson collection is right musically, and there are many hits here including no less than three from his breakthrough album, Night and Day. The album is curiously compiled, following a rather strangely placed aesthetic order rather than a chronological one, which makes no sense on a single-disc compilation. There are two tracks from Look Sharp! ("Is She Really Going Out with Him," and "Sunday Papers") and only one from I'm the Man ("It's Different for Girls" -- not even the title cut!), while there is only a single cut from Beat Crazy ("Mad at You"). There are a couple from Body and Soul ("Happy Ending" and "You Can't Get What You Want (Till You Know What You Want),") and his version of Jimmy Cliff's "Harder They Come." The other tracks come from live dates and later albums. It's OK as far as it goes, but this should have been a double-disc.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/9/2009
  • Label: Spectrum Audio Uk
  • UPC: 600753150443
  • Catalog Number: 5315044
  • Sales rank: 9,689

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Joe Jackson Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Jimmy Cliff Composer
Joe Jackson Composer
Cab Calloway Composer
Frank Froeba Composer
Jerome Bresler Composer
Larry Wynn Composer
Daryl Easlea Liner Notes
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