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Steppin' Out/Very Best of Joe Jackson
Joe Jackson
Steppin' Out/Very Best of Joe Jackson
Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
 
  •  Track Listings (20) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (18) - Disc #2

The two-CD Steppin' Out trawls the recorded career of an ambitious artist whose work has ranged from reggae-inflected new wave to classical crossover. Cosmopolitan even at his most punky, former Royal Academy of Music stud...  more »

      
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All Artists: Joe Jackson
Title: Steppin' Out/Very Best of Joe Jackson
Members Wishing: 6
Total Copies: 0
Label: A&M Records
Release Date: 5/22/2001
Album Type: Original recording remastered
Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: New Wave & Post-Punk, Singer-Songwriters, Adult Alternative
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 731455653724

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The two-CD Steppin' Out trawls the recorded career of an ambitious artist whose work has ranged from reggae-inflected new wave to classical crossover. Cosmopolitan even at his most punky, former Royal Academy of Music student Joe Jackson found his greatest success with Night and Day, a blend of pop and Latin flavors that produced highly memorable tracks such as this retrospective's title song, "Another World," and "Breaking Us in Two." That very sophistication, however, has often proven the downfall of some Jackson discs and ultimately blurred his musical identity beyond the focus that, say, Elvis Costello has maintained through many stylistic shifts. Even powerful early music--such as several cuts from 1980's dub-wise Beat Crazy--is marred by sledgehammer irony, while excerpts from later albums are anything from tastefully bland to downright irritating. --Rickey Wright

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Rekindled youthful memories
Matthew Cornwall | Pittsburgh | 06/15/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Back in the 80's, I was a casual Joe Jackson listener but not a dedicated fan. Several months ago, on a whim, I decided to see Joe Jackson live and was blown away by his performance. I immediately purchased the best of album and am both pleased and ashamed. Pleased because of all the great songs on the album and ashamed because I forgot all of the great music Joe Jackson performed over the years. I am now a dedicated Joe Jackson fan. Thanks Amazon for having such a wonderful selection and zippy service an delivery."