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… See more details below

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:
18238

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Is She Really Going Out With Him  - Joe Jackson
  2. Sunday Papers  - Joe Jackson
  3. One More Time  - Joe Jackson
  4. Got the Time  - Joe Jackson
  5. Look Sharp!  - Joe Jackson
  6. Fools in Love  - Joe Jackson
  7. On Your Radio  - Joe Jackson
  8. It's Different for Girls  - Joe Jackson
  9. I'm the Man  - Joe Jackson
  10. Friday  - Joe Jackson
  11. Don't Wanna Be Like That  - Joe Jackson
  12. The Harder They Come  - Joe Jackson
  13. Enough Is Not Enough  - Joe Jackson
  14. Beat Crazy  - Joe Jackson
  15. One to Go  - Joe Jackson
  16. Biology  - Joe Jackson
  17. Someone Up There  - Joe Jackson
  18. Jumpin' Jive  - Joe Jackson
  19. Real Men  - Joe Jackson
  20. A Slow Song  - Joe Jackson

Disc 2

  1. Another World  - Joe Jackson
  2. Steppin' Out  - Joe Jackson
  3. Breaking Us in Two  - Joe Jackson
  4. Memphis  - Joe Jackson
  5. You Can't Get What You Want (Till You Know What You Want)  - Joe Jackson
  6. Happy Ending  - Joe Jackson
  7. Be My Number Two  - Joe Jackson
  8. Right and Wrong  - Joe Jackson
  9. Home Town  - Joe Jackson
  10. Precious Time  - Joe Jackson
  11. Down to London  - Joe Jackson
  12. Me and You (Against the World)  - Joe Jackson
  13. Rant and Rave  - Joe Jackson
  14. Nineteen Forever  - Joe Jackson
  15. Obvious Song  - Joe Jackson
  16. Stranger Than Fiction  - Joe Jackson
  17. The Man Who Wrote Danny Boy  - Joe Jackson
  18. Stranger Than You  - Joe Jackson

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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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