Laughter & Lust

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Laughter & Lust
Studio album by Joe Jackson
Released 30 April 1991[1]
Genre New wave, pop rock
Length 51:22
Label Virgin
Producer Joe Jackson and Ed Roynesdal
Joe Jackson chronology
Blaze of Glory
(1989)
Laughter & Lust
(1991)
Night Music
(1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[3]

Laughter & Lust is a 1991 album by Joe Jackson.[1] He left A&M Records in 1990, who soon released Steppin' Out: The Very Best of Joe Jackson, which became a Top Ten hit in the UK.[4] Jackson subsequently signed a recording contract with Virgin Records.[4]

Music journalist Martin C. Strong states "Laughter & Lust was Jackson's most direct, accessible material in years, a welcome diversion from his constant experimentation".[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Joe Jackson, except as noted

  1. "Obvious Song" – 4:11
  2. "Goin' Downtown" (Joe Jackson, Drew Barfield) – 3:05
  3. "Stranger than Fiction" – 3:40
  4. "Oh Well" (Peter Green) – 2:29
  5. "Jamie G." – 2:04
  6. "Hit Single" – 3:37
  7. "It's All Too Much" – 4:22
  8. "When You're Not Around" – 4:01
  9. "The Other Me" – 4:11
  10. "Trying to Cry" – 6:35
  11. "My House" – 4:26
  12. "The Old Songs" –3:22
  13. "Drowning" – 5:09

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Personnel[edit]

  • Joe Jackson – Keyboards, vocals
  • Joy Askew – Keyboards, vocals
  • Sue Hadjopoulos – Percussion, drums
  • Dan Hickey – Drums
  • Graham Maby – Bass, vocals
  • Tom Teeley – Guitar, vocals

Guest musicians:

Charts[edit]

UK Albums Chart[5] U.S. Billboard 200 Chart[6]
#41
#116

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Strong, Martin C. (2000). The Great Rock Discography (5th ed.). Edinburgh: Mojo Books. pp. 485–486. ISBN 1-84195-017-3. 
  2. ^ Laughter & Lust at AllMusic
  3. ^ Archived June 2, 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ a b "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 )))".