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Steppin' Out: The Very Best of Joe Jackson
     

Steppin' Out: The Very Best of Joe Jackson

by Joe Jackson
 
Borrowing equally from Tin Pan Alley and the punk revolution, Grammy winner Joe Jackson launched a successful career with early hits such as "Is She Really Going Out with Him?," "Look Sharp!," and "It's Different for Girls." This two-CD career overview includes those chestnuts and more, plus later radio faves like "You Can't Get What You Want (Till You Know What You

Overview

Borrowing equally from Tin Pan Alley and the punk revolution, Grammy winner Joe Jackson launched a successful career with early hits such as "Is She Really Going Out with Him?," "Look Sharp!," and "It's Different for Girls." This two-CD career overview includes those chestnuts and more, plus later radio faves like "You Can't Get What You Want (Till You Know What You Want)," "Be My Number Two," and "Down to London." This package also features more recent fare such as "Obvious Song" and "Stranger than Fiction" as well as a couple of rarities: the B-side "Enough Is Not Enough" and Jackson's take on Jimmy Cliff's "The Harder They Come." The tracks have all been remastered from the original tapes, and the booklet includes classic photos, liner notes, and an interview with the artist.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Spanning two discs and 38 songs, A&M's 2001 release Steppin' Out: The Very Best of Joe Jackson provides about as complete an overview of Joe Jackson's prime years as most listeners could want. Sure, this will not have everything that a hardcore fan loves, but it will have everything that a serious fan, who doesn't want to buy actual albums, needs: all the hits, plus most of the significant album tracks. For a while, Jackson was one of the most vital singer/songwriters around, testing his limits with each album and writing fine songs along the way. This album collects them all, proving that he was a formidable talent at the peak of his powers.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/22/2001
Label:
A&M
UPC:
0731455653724
catalogNumber:
556537
Rank:
44433

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Joe Jackson   Primary Artist,Harmonica,Piano,Accordion,Celeste,Cymbals,Keyboards,Tom-Tom,Vocals,Xylophone,Melodica,Bells,Vibes
Chris Hunter   Alto Saxophone
Ellen Foley   Vocals
Tom Teeley   Guitar,Vocals
Tony Aiello   Flute,Saxophone
Joy Askew   Keyboards,Vocals
Gary Burke   Drums
Elaine Caswell   Vocals
Steve Elson   Alto Saxophone
Nikki Gregoroff   Vocals
Sue Hadjopoulas   Flute,Percussion,Bongos,Conga,Timbales,Vocals,Xylophone,Orchestra Bells
Pete Hewlett   Vocals
Dan Hickey   Drums
Curtis Rance King   Vocals
Graham Maby   Bass,Percussion,Vocals
Michael Morreale   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Ed Roynesdal   Violin,Vibes
Gary Sanford   Guitar
Larry Tolfree   Percussion,Drums,Timbales
Weisman   Vocals
Nick Weldon   Piano
Annie Whitehead   Trombone
Vinnie Zummo   Guitar,Vocals
Dorothy Lawson   Cello
Tony Barrero   Trumpet
Charlie Gordon   Trombone
Ted Leonard   Guitar
Jim Skiathethis   Drums
Todd Reynolds   Violin
Rick Ford   Bass,Guitar,Vocals
Dave Biteli   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Mary L. Rowell   Violin
Drew Barfield   Vocals

Technical Credits

Jimmy Cliff   Composer
Joe Jackson   Arranger,Producer
David Kershenbaum   Producer
Simon King   Liner Notes
Ed Roynesdal   Producer
Vartan   Art Direction
Dan Gellert   Engineer
Scott Schinder   Liner Notes

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