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Label: Cherry Red
Rel. Date: 12/17/2021
UPC: 5013929111899

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1. New Song
2. Don't Put These Curses On Me
3. Natural
4. Human's Lib
5. Human's Lib
6. Love ?
7. Risk
8. Always Asking Questions
9. What Can I Say?
10. Things Can Only Get Better*
11. Look Mama
12. Dream Into Action
13. No One Is To Blame
14. The Balance Of Love
15. Conditioning
16. Little Bit Of Snow
17. Don't Want To Fight Anymore
18. Give Me Strength
19. IGY (What A Beautiful World)
20. New Song
21. Conditioning
22. Dreams Of A Better Place
23. What Is Love
24. Equality
25. Don't Always Look At Rain
26. Hunt The Self
27. Pearl In The Shell
28. Always Asking Questions
29. Don't Always Look At The Rain
30. Change The Man
31. Like To Get To Know You Well
32. Equality
33. Hide And Seek
34. Dreams Of A Better Place
35. New Song
36. What Is Love
37. Like To Get To Get To Know You Well
38. Look Mama
39. Hunger For The Flesh
40. Natural
41. Hide And Seek
42. Always Asking Questions
43. No One is To Blame
44. Equality
45. What Is Love
46. New Song
47. Hunt The Self
48. Things Can Only Get Better
49. Automaton
50. Pearl In The Shell
51. Hide And Seek
52. Like To Get To Know You Well
53. Look Mama
54. Dream Into Action
55. Hunger For The Flesh
56. Hunt The Self
57. What Is Love?
58. No One Is To Blame
59. Always Asking Questions
60. New Song
61. Don't Always Look At The Rain/Things Can Only Get Better

More Info:

5CD box set encapsulating the very best of Howard Jones' BBC Session and live concert performance broadcastsFeaturing nine previously unreleased session tracks including 'What Can I Say?' which is remastered from the original master tape for the very first timeAll the live performance tracks (bar eight from the Oxford Road Show) are previously unreleased, including three songs from this live performance that were not broadcast at the time and are previously unheard and unreleased: 'Like To Get To Know You Well', 'No One Is To Blame' and 'Don't Always Look At The Rain'/'Things Can Only Get Better'. Plus a 16-page CD booklet including a sleeve note by Anil Prasad in conversation with Howard reflecting on his '80s BBC Session and live recordings. Decades before YouTube and streaming, the biggest influence on British pop music fans was exposure to artists via the BBC. In the '80s, BBC Radio remained a primal force in establishing the relevance and momentum of musicians, including for Howard Jones, himself. In the period between 1983-87, the BBC broadcast four different sessions by Howard; two of these for the Kid Jensen Show and two for the Janice Long Show. This 5CD box set contains all 19 of these session tracks including the complete 'White Tape' demo recordings that Howard gave to the BBC to broadcast as his second session in May of 1983. The box set also includes three In Concert live performances and the previously unheard complete Oxford Road Show performance that was simulcast on BBC Radio 1 and BBC2 on 15th March 1985. As Howard himself said in conversation with sleeve note writer Anil Prasad; "This set is a really valuable, historical document. You hear me before the first album was released, after I've had success, my evolution from a solo performer to a band-focused performer, and all of it happened across only four years from 1983-1987. There's so much variety in the sessions, even among songs that appear multiple times. It's a series of snapshots from a very important time in my career. It's fascinating for me to listen to and reflect on so many years later. I hope the same holds true for the fans as well. "