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My Occupation: The Music of Chaz Jankel
Chaz Jankel
My Occupation: The Music of Chaz Jankel
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop, R&B
 
  •  Track Listings (13) - Disc #1

Retrospective album charting the solo career of the UK's legendary keyboardist/guitarist/singer/composer Chaz Jankel (Ian Dury & The Blockheads). Encompassing sounds including disco, new wave, electro and pop, Chaz Jankel ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Chaz Jankel
Title: My Occupation: The Music of Chaz Jankel
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Tirk
Original Release Date: 1/1/2007
Re-Release Date: 11/6/2007
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop, R&B
Styles: Electronica, Dance Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 5060131012834, 4995879171646

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Album Description
Retrospective album charting the solo career of the UK's legendary keyboardist/guitarist/singer/composer Chaz Jankel (Ian Dury & The Blockheads). Encompassing sounds including disco, new wave, electro and pop, Chaz Jankel was also Ian Dury's writing and performing partner in The Blockheads. This album covers Chaz's solo career, including hits such as the platinum selling "Glad To Know You" (6 weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100) and "Ai No Corrida." Also included are exclusive, previously-unreleased alternate versions and mixes. This album will appeal to existing fans of Chaz and The Blockheads, disco heads, and fans of Tirk's contemporary output, where Chaz's influence is most certainly felt.
 

CD Reviews

Great Buy!!
BurgundyPlush | Larchmont,New York | 09/27/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was a big Chaz fan in the 80's. Glad to Know You is still one of my favorites. I was looking for more of his songs when I stumbled across this CD on amazon. Amazingly, the whole CD is great. It is so rare to find a CD where every song is really good and is not full of klunkers or fillers. The Too Wong Foo version of Glad to know you kicks as does Am I Honest With Myself. It's just an overall fantastic CD that is not overly dated or 80's but catchy tunes and great for parties. I's love to find more from Chaz."
Just...WOW. Finally, a career retrospective that almost does
Daniel W. Kelly | Long Island, NY United States | 11/13/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Someone behind this release knew what they were doing (for a change). While I was crossing my fingers, my expectations was for a collection of short edits of Jankel's biggest dance and electronica tracks, many of which have never been on CD before. What I'd hoped for, and got, was many full length LP versions and 12" single versions with excellent sound quality. The only real let down for me is the 4:45 length of 3,000,000 Synths (as compared to the 6:30 LP version), and the absence of the #8 Billboard dance hit "109". Tracks and times:

1. to woo lady kong (6:09)
2. glad to know you (6:33)
3. you're my occupation (6:54)
4. 3,000,000 Synths (4:45)
5. number one (7:17)
6. feel alone (6:11)
7. reve de chevres (2:58)
8. ai no corrida (8:35)
9. get myself together (4:37)
10. oh pretty young thing (5:21)
11. without you (5:17)
12. am i honest with myself really (8:27)
13. call me (bonus dub) (4:06)"