Body and Soul (Joe Jackson album)

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Body and Soul
Studio album by Joe Jackson
Released 14 March 1984
Recorded January 1984
Genre New wave, jazz pop
Length 45:31
Label A&M
Producer David Kershenbaum and Joe Jackson
Joe Jackson chronology
Mike's Murder
(1983)
Body and Soul
(1984)
Big World
(1986)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[2]

Body and Soul is an album by Joe Jackson, released in March 1984.[3] The album was Jackson's seventh studio album. In the UK it peaked at No. 14. The tracks are a mix of pop and jazz standards and salsa,[3] showcasing the U.S. No. 15 hit single "You Can't Get What You Want (Till You Know What You Want)".[4] In a nod to its jazz standards influence, the cover art imitated that of the album Sonny Rollins, Vol. 2. The album was a modest commercial success. At the end of the associated world tour in July 1984, Jackson took a lengthy break.[4] The tour had been, he later wrote, "the hardest I ever did; it came too soon after the last one, and by the end of it I was so burned out I swore I'd never tour again".[4]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written and arranged by Joe Jackson.

  1. "The Verdict" – 5:31
  2. "Cha Cha Loco" – 4:47
  3. "Not Here, Not Now" – 5:27
  4. "You Can't Get What You Want (Till You Know What You Want)" – 4:50
  5. "Go for It" – 4:18
  6. "Loisaida" – 5:33
  7. "Happy Ending" (featuring Elaine Caswell) – 3:39
  8. "Be My Number Two" – 4:18
  9. "Heart of Ice" – 6:53

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Year UK Albums Chart[5] U.S. Billboard 200 Chart[6]
1984
#14
#20

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Rolling Stone review
  3. ^ a b Strong, Martin C. (2000). The Great Rock Discography (5th ed.). Edinburgh: Mojo Books. pp. 485–486. ISBN 1-84195-017-3. 
  4. ^ a b c "Biography by William Ruhlmann". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 4 May 2009. 
  5. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 274. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  6. ^ "Allmusic ((( Joe Jackson > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums )))".