Body and Soul (Joe Jackson album)

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Body and Soul
Vinyl edition (UK printing)
Studio album by
Released14 March 1984
RecordedJanuary 1984
GenreNew wave, smooth jazz
ProducerDavid Kershenbaum and Joe Jackson
Joe Jackson chronology
Mike's Murder
Body and Soul
Big World
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone4/5 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.[5] 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.

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
7."Happy Ending" (featuring Elaine Caswell)3:39
8."Be My Number Two"4:18
9."Heart of Ice"6:53





Year UK Albums Chart[6] U.S. Billboard 200 Chart[7]


  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". Retrieved 4 May 2009.
  5. ^ "Joe Jackson got to me, Body and Soul". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  6. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 274. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  7. ^ "Allmusic ((( Joe Jackson > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums )))".

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