Mr. Jordan

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Mr. Jordan
Studio album by Julian Lennon
Released 10 March 1989 (US)
27 March 1989 (UK)
Genre Rock, pop
Length 48:26
Label Virgin (UK)
Atlantic (US)
Producer Patrick Leonard
Julian Lennon chronology
The Secret Value of Daydreaming
(1986)
Mr. Jordan
(1989)
Help Yourself
(1991)
Singles from Mr. Jordan
  1. "Now You're In Heaven"
    Released: 20 February 1989 (UK); 24 February 1989 (US)
  2. "You're the One"
    Released: 26 June 1989
  3. "Mother Mary"
    Released: 1989 (promo only)

Mr. Jordan is the third studio album by singer-songwriter Julian Lennon. It was Lennon's first album in three years, this was after taking a hiatus from the music industry.

Release[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
Chicago Tribune 3/4 stars [2]
Los Angeles Times 1/5 stars [3]
People (Positive)[4]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[5]

It was released in March 1989 on Virgin Records. The album title is a reference to the film Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941).

The album did poorly in the album charts, but the lead single "Now You're in Heaven" reached to number 1 in the US Hot Mainstream Rock charts.[6]

The album was reissued, along with The Secret Value of Daydreaming and Help Yourself, on 8 September 2009 by Noble Rot Records.[7]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Julian Lennon and John McCurry, except where noted.

Side one
  1. "Now You're in Heaven"– 3:39
  2. "You're the One"– 5:52
  3. "I Get Up" – 4:38
  4. "Mother Mary" (Lennon) – 4:56
  5. "Angillette" – 4:23
Side two
  1. "Open Your Eyes" (Lennon) – 4:22
  2. "Make It Up to You" (Lennon, Pat Leonard) – 4:46
  3. "Sunday Morning" (Lennon) – 3:27
  4. "Second Time" (Justin Clayton, Lennon) – 5:14
  5. "I Want You to Know" – 5:45
German exclusive bonus track
  1. "Johnny B. Goode" – 1:24
    • Track 11, exclusive to German CD pressings.[8]

Personnel[edit]

Music videos[edit]

  • "Now You're In Heaven" - The first single and video made to promote Mr. Jordan. The song became a hit on the Album Rock chart in the US where it hit number 1.[9]
  • "You're the One" - The second single and last video to be made to promote Mr. Jordan. The single failed to chart, but the "Radio Mix" differs from the album version.[9]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1989) Position
Australian ARIA Albums Chart[10] 18
Canadian RPM Albums Chart[11] 46
U.S. Billboard 200[12] 87

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Mr. Jordan - Julian Lennon : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards at AllMusic. Retrieved 29 May 2013.
  2. ^ Silverman, David (13 April 1989). "Julian Lennon "Mr. Jordon" (Atlantic)". chicagotribune.com. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Boehm, Mike (9 April 1989). "RECORD RACK: JULIAN LENNON: "Mr. Jordan."". latimes.com. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Picks and Pans Review: Mr. Jordan". people.com. 17 April 1989. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  5. ^ Kissinger, David (1 June 1989). "Rolling Stone review: Julian Lennon: Mr. Jordan". Archived from the original on 21 November 2007. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  6. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/artist/julian-lennon-mn0000260384/awards
  7. ^ "JULIAN LENNON'S ATLANTIC YEARS REISSUED ON NOBLE ROT THROUGH COLLECTORS' CHOICE MUSIC". Top40-charts.com. 7 August 2009. Retrieved 17 March 2013. 
  8. ^ "HeyJules FAQ". HeyJules.com. Retrieved 10 November 2009. 
  9. ^ a b CJ Burianek. "Mr Jordan Singles". Heyjules.com. 
  10. ^ "australian-charts.com Julian Lennon - Mr. Jordan" (ASP). Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "Top Albums/CDs - Volume 50, No. 3" (PHP). RPM. 15 May 1989. Retrieved 1 May 2013. 
  12. ^ "allmusic ((( Mr. Jordan > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums )))". allmusic.com. Retrieved February 10, 2014. 

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