To any fan of 80s Pop, HOWARD JONES needs no introduction. From his breakthrough in 1983 with ‘New Song’, Howard was rarely out of the charts for the ensuing decade. After leaving Warner Brothers in the early 90s, he set up his own label, DTox, and has continued to wow audiences the world over, ever since. Following the release of BEST (1983-2017), here’s the first excerpt from our exclusive interview with Howard in which he talks about the recording of ‘No One Is To Blame’ and working on the record with Phil Collins…
Compiled and annotated by the artist, BEST (1983-2017) is the first retrospective to properly span Howard Jones’ entire recording career, with all his major hits and key tracks across the decades. Housed in a deluxe Digipak, the package also boasts an exclusive bonus disc, which was only previously available as a DVD with the interactive book edition of Engage and now adds an exclusive remix!
Howard continues to enjoy a high profile 2017, with UK dates (including the Let’s Rock tour) followed in mid-July by the lengthy Retro Futura US tour, which kicks off at LA’s famous Greek Theatre and continues for a full month, culminating 19th August. Howard is then back out on the road in the UK for a string of winter dates at the end of November/early December.
BEST Includes all of Howard’s UK/US Top 20 Hits!
1. THINGS CAN ONLY GET BETTER
2. NO ONE IS TO BLAME
3. WHAT IS LOVE?
4. NEW SONG
5. LIKE TO GET TO KNOW YOU WELL
6. PEARL IN THE SHELL
7. HIDE & SEEK
8. EVERLASTING LOVE
9. LOOK MAMA
10. LIFE IN ONE DAY
12. ALL I WANT
13. YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU… DON’T YOU?
14. LITTLE BIT OF SNOW
15. THE PRISONER
16. WILL YOU STILL BE THERE?
1. LIFT ME UP
2. CITY SONG
3. ONE LAST TRY
4. COOKIN’ IN THE KITCHEN
5. NOTHING TO FEAR
6. YOU’RE THE BUDDHA
7. IF YOU LOVE
8. LET THE PEOPLE HAVE THEIR SAY
9. JUST LOOK AT YOU NOW
10. REVOLUTION OF THE HEART
11. THE PRESENCE OF OTHER
12. SOMEONE YOU NEED
13. SOON YOU’LL GO
14. ORDINARY HEROES
16. THE HUMAN TOUCH
17. EAGLE WILL FLY AGAIN
DISC THREE: BONUS DISC
1. BACK IN YOUR LIFE (Acoustic Live)
2. BUILDING OUR OWN FUTURE (Acoustic Live)
3. CITY SONG (Acoustic Live)
4. NO ONE IS TO BLAME (Acoustic Live)
5. EVERLASTING LOVE (Acoustic Live)
6. JUST LOOK AT YOU NOW (Electric Live)
7. DON’T WANNA FIGHT ANYMORE (Electric Live)
8. LIKE TO GET TO KNOW YOU WELL/COOKIN’ IN THE KITCHEN (Mash Up Live)
9. YOU’RE THE BUDDHA (The Robbie Bronnimann Mix)