I'm the Man [Bonus Track]

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All Music Guide - Mike DeGagne
Despite Joe Jackson's anxious demeanor and shaky pop
ock presence, I'm the Man holds together quite well as his second attempt. Reaching number 12 in the U.K. and a respectable number 22 in the U.S., the album managed to net him a number five hit in his homeland with the insightful "It's Different for Girls," which revealed Jackson's adeptness at philosophizing and his perception of examining the sexes, a trait that would follow him throughout his career. While this song represents his skill at crafting an effective ballad, the frantic "I'm the Man" showcases Jackson at his most frenzied, as a freight train's worth of lyrics pile ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mike DeGagne
Despite Joe Jackson's anxious demeanor and shaky pop
ock presence, I'm the Man holds together quite well as his second attempt. Reaching number 12 in the U.K. and a respectable number 22 in the U.S., the album managed to net him a number five hit in his homeland with the insightful "It's Different for Girls," which revealed Jackson's adeptness at philosophizing and his perception of examining the sexes, a trait that would follow him throughout his career. While this song represents his skill at crafting an effective ballad, the frantic "I'm the Man" showcases Jackson at his most frenzied, as a freight train's worth of lyrics pile haphazardly into one another alongside a wonderfully hysterical rhythm. Not only does the track show off Jackson's free-range ability, but his sense of humor arises once again, following in the footsteps of Look Sharp!'s "Is She Really Going Out With Him." Jackson's new wave tendencies are toned down for I'm the Man, but that doesn't restrain his talent, as songs like "Kinda Kute," "Amateur Hour," and "Geraldine and John" make for catchy side servings of attractive pop. It wasn't until Jackson's next album, Beat Crazy, that he began to expand his musical latitudes into reggae, soul, and later on into jazz and other styles. I'm the Man exposes Jackson in his early stages, but it's evident that his wit and peculiar brand of pop charm was already building up its strength.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/14/2001
  • Label: A&M
  • UPC: 606949308926
  • Catalog Number: 493089
  • Sales rank: 34,872

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 On Your Radio (4:01)
  2. 2 Geraldine and John (3:14)
  3. 3 Kinda Kute (3:33)
  4. 4 It's Different for Girls (3:42)
  5. 5 I'm the Man (3:58)
  6. 6 The Band Wore Blue Shirts (5:06)
  7. 7 Don't Wanna Be Like That (3:41)
  8. 8 Amateur Hour (4:04)
  9. 9 Get That Girl (3:02)
  10. 10 Friday (3:41)
  11. 11 Come On (3:29)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Joe Jackson Primary Artist, Harmonica, Piano, Vocals, Melodica
Dave Houghton Drums, Vocals
Graham Maby Bass, Vocals
Gary Sanford Guitar
Technical Credits
Joe Jackson Arranger, Producer, Sleeve Idea
Dave Houghton Arranger
David Kershenbaum Producer
Graham Maby Arranger
Gary Sanford Arranger
Alan Winstanley Engineer
Vartan Art Direction
Mike Ragogna Reissue Producer
Erick Labson Mastering
Bruce Rae Cover Photo
Jeremy Holiday Lyric Transcription
Michael Ross Art Direction
Scott Schinder Liner Notes
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