A long awaited new album
I always get excited when Joe Jackson launches a new album, one because you never really know what your going to get and second you know a tour is on it's way.
This album does not disappoint, It's Joe Jackson at his best, no fancy sounds just good musicians doing what they do best.
The one thing that does stand out on this album is how good musicians Joe Jackson (Piano), Graham Maby (bass) and Dave Houghton (drums) are, the mix of Instruments are truly fantastic, I don`t think I ever previous appreciated just how good Graham and Dave are at what they do, vocally I thought they were also fantastic, I found myself playing not only Air Piano, but Air Bass and air Drums.
Song's on the album that I thought stood out were Invisible Man, Wasted Time, and Place In The Rain, Invisible Man reminded me of a friend who was back in my CD player, Wasted time reminded me in some way's of Slow song from his Night and Day album that I have never tied of listening to.
Of course the album get's five stars, but I have been a fan of Joe Jackson since I heard Beat Crazy back when dinosaurs walked the earth.
The DVD is a nice touch, shows Joe and co live in London.
If you have never heard or are unfamiliar with Joe Jackson give this a go, I promise your enjoy it.
I remember when I saw him In Manchester on the Night and Day 2 tour one of the stewards had never heard of Joe Jackson (like most people they think he is one of the Jackson five) after the concert he was speechless at how good he was and I could see him buying a CD from the small stall in the hall.