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    New music and tour from Joe Jackson

    Rockin new tune from Joe!



    And the presser:

    When asked to reflect on the recording Jackson had this to offer:

    “When it looked like I'd be recording in late July and mixing around my birthday, in August, it struck me that the only other occasion that had happened was while making my first album. It still took a while for it to sink in: this would be 40 years on… The road to this album is littered with the wrecks of songs and half-songs that didn't make the grade. There are eight survivors, which I think is enough. How significant the resurgence of vinyl is, I'm not sure, but I did think of this as an album, with two complementary sides of about 20 minutes each…

    I never have an overall theme in mind when I start trying to write songs for an album, but sometimes one will develop. In this case it's Comedy and Tragedy, and the way they're intertwined in all our lives. The songs are about fear and anger and alienation and loss, but also about the things that still make life worth living: friendship, laughter, and music, or art, itself. I couldn't have done this in 1979. I just hadn't lived enough.”

    The album was co-produced by Jackson and producer Pat Dillett (David Byrne, Sufjan Stevens, Glen Hansard, etc.) The band in question was the same group that Jackson has played live with ever since the release of “Fast Forward”: Teddy Kumpel on guitar, Doug Yowell on drums, and long-time collaborator Graham Maby on bass (Maby was on that first recording session 40 years ago as well). The Fast Forward Tour took on a life of its own and enjoyed several encores over the last 3 years – with the band ultimately playing 103 shows together during that time span.

    Starting February 2019, Jackson and the band will embark on a new world tour, playing shows throughout the US and Europe.

    In his own words: “So, here comes a big tour. We want to celebrate the fact that this is happening after 40 years – anything else, would be like sulking in a room by yourself on your own birthday party. Looking for some way to organize a show out of 40 years' worth of material, I decided to draw on five albums, each representing a decade: “Look Sharp (1979)”, “Night And Day (1982)”, “Laughter And Lust (1991)”, “Rain (2008)” and “Fool (2019)”. We'll also throw in a couple of songs from other albums and some new covers. I can't wait. Let's party.”

    “Fool” is going to be released as CD Digipak, 1LP+download and Digital on January 18th, 2019 on earMUSIC

    Fool will be available on CD, LP, and Digitally on Jan 18th.

    TRACK LIST
    1. Big Black Cloud
    2. Fabulously Absoute
    3. Dave
    4. Strange Land
    5. Friend Better
    6. Fool
    7. 32 Kisses
    8. Alchemy

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    Hurray, something to look forward to.

    Now if only his old stuff would all be available again and not just some collections, I really would be happy, though it would cost me.

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    Saw Joe in June, great show.

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    Joe Jackson is not a guilty pleasure.
    Joe Jackson is awesome.
    Always liked his music!
    Prog's Not Dead

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    Just got a ticket for the London show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miamiscot View Post
    Joe Jackson is not a guilty pleasure.
    Joe Jackson is awesome.
    Always liked his music!
    I don't think anyone is considering Joe Jackson a guilty pleasure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rarebird View Post
    I don't think anyone is considering Joe Jackson a guilty pleasure.


    Not me anyway. It's a full on unbridled love festival.

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    Got tix for Boston. Never miss a Joe show.

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