Jackson Square (album)

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Jackson Square
Studio album by Arkells
Released October 28, 2008
Recorded 2008 at Metalworks Studios in Mississauga, Ontario
Genre Soul, Rock
Length 42:42
Label Dine Alone Records
Producer Jon Drew, Arkells
Arkells chronology
Deadlines
(2008)
Jackson Square
(2008)
Michigan Left
(2011)
Singles from Jackson Square
  1. "Oh, the Boss Is Coming!"
    Released: 21 October 2008[1]
  2. "The Ballad of Hugo Chavez"
    Released: 27 April 2009[2]
  3. "Pullin' Punches"
    Released: October 2009
  4. "John Lennon"
    Released: March 2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
ChartAttack 4/5 stars [3]

Jackson Square is the first full-length album by Arkells.[4] It is their first non-digital release with Dine Alone Records.[5] The album contains updated versions of the 5 songs found on the Deadlines EP along with 7 additional songs. The album is named after Lloyd D. Jackson Square, a shopping mall in the band's hometown of Hamilton, Ontario. The first single, "Oh, The Boss Is Coming!" was released on October 21, 2008. Lead singer Max Kerman describes Jackson Square as "Road-tested, energetic and soulful."[6] On February 24, 2009, the band set up a webpage for fans to vote for the second single between "Pullin' Punches", "John Lennon" and "The Ballad of Hugo Chavez."[2] Ultimately, "The Ballad of Hugo Chavez" was chosen and released to radio as a single on April 27, 2009.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Deadlines"   2:45
2. "Pullin' Punches"   3:18
3. "Oh, the Boss Is Coming!"   3:41
4. "The Ballad of Hugo Chavez"   3:01
5. "Tragic Flaw"   3:54
6. "No Champagne Socialist"   3:44
7. "Abigail"   4:17
8. "Heart of the City"   3:59
9. "I'm Not the Sun"   3:41
10. "The Choir"   3:19
11. "John Lennon"   4:04
12. "Blueprint"   3:08

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ a b Arkells Wants YOU to Pick Their Next Single! on Noise Press. Retrieved on February 25, 2009.
  3. ^ Bryson, Scott (2008-10-28). "Arkells — Jackson Square". CHARTattack. Retrieved 2012-02-25. 
  4. ^ "Toronto Music Scene - CD Review - The Arkells - Jackson Square". Torontomusicscene.ca. 2008-10-28. Retrieved 2012-02-25. 
  5. ^ [2][dead link]
  6. ^ May 19, 2009 (2009-05-19). "Arkells - "Here Comes The Boss"". Glide Magazine. Retrieved 2012-02-25.