Body and Soul (Joe Jackson album)

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Body and Soul
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Vinyl edition (UK printing)
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 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. 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 songs written and arranged by Joe Jackson[3]. Produced by Joe Jackson and David Kershenbaum.

No. Title Length
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]

Musicians
Production

Covers[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 c 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 )))". 

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