The Best of Joe Jackson

JOE JACKSON: The Best of Joe Jackson (A&M) I have to admit, I haven't been much of a fan of Universal's 20th Century Masters series. All too often, they contain only the songs that everyone is tired of, and the liner notes (what there are of them) are miniscule at best. This CD is an exception to that trend. Not only does this disc include album tracks like "Right and Wrong" from Jackson's criminally overlooked Big World album, it presents the material in a truly enjoyable running order (even though it may not look that way when you see the track listing). Naturally, you can't get a true overview of all the musical styles that he covered while at A&M in 50 minutes, but The Best of Joe Jackson serves as a fine introduction to the widely varied material he has released over the years and the liners give a decent history of one of Britain's most talented musicians.


Is She Really Going Out With Him? * Sunday Papers * It's Different For Girls * Beat Crazy * Jumpin' Jive * Steppin' Out * Breaking Us In Two * You Can't Get What You Want (Till You Know What You Want) * Be My Number Two * Right and Wrong * Home Town * Nineteen Forever

© 2001 Tim Hartin
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