Fast Forward (Joe Jackson album)

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Fast Forward
Joe Jackson Fast Forward 2015 Album Cover.png
Studio album by
Released2 October 2015
GenreRock, pop
Length71:26
LabelCaroline
ProducerJoe Jackson
Joe Jackson chronology
Steppin' Out - The Collection
(2014)
Fast Forward
(2015)
Fool
(2019)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
The VillagerPositive[1]
Ultimate Classic RockPositive[2]
WaxonTape9/10 stars[3]
AllMusic4/5 stars[4]

Fast Forward is an album by British singer-songwriter Joe Jackson. The album and tracklist were officially announced via Jackson's official website and was scheduled for a mid-fall release.[5] The record was later released worldwide on 2 October 2015. Excluding his classical releases and film work, the album is his thirteenth studio project.

The album was developed out of plans for a series of four-track EPs, each relating to a specific city. Eventually, the EPs were combined and arranged into a full-length studio album. The four cities represented are New York City, Berlin, Amsterdam, and New Orleans, with each of the city's specific tracks having been arranged and recorded there. Jackson worked with a different set of musicians in each location. There are two covers on the album, a remake of Television's "See No Evil", and a rendition of the 1930s German cabaret song "Good Bye Johnny".[6]

On 14 July 2015, Jackson released "A Little Smile" as an album teaser via the Caroline Music YouTube channel. On 13 August the album's first single, the titular "Fast Forward", was uploaded on SoundCloud.[7]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and arranged by Joe Jackson, except where noted.

New York
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Fast Forward" 6:02
2."If It Wasn't For You" 3:39
3."See No Evil"Tom Verlaine4:08
4."King of the City" 5:22
Amsterdam
No.TitleLength
5."A Little Smile"4:00
6."Far Away"4:02
7."So You Say"2:52
8."Poor Thing"3:32
Berlin
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
9."Junkie Diva" 5:38
10."If I Could See Your Face" 4:19
11."The Blue Time" 5:31
12."Good Bye Jonny"Peter Kreuder; English arrangement by Hans Fritz Beckmann and Joe Jackson5:41
New Orleans
No.TitleLength
13."Neon Rain"3:35
14."Satellite"4:24
15."Keep On Dreaming"4:17
16."Ode to Joy"4:16

Personnel[edit]

Musicians
-- Performing on the New York recording
-- Performing on the Amsterdam recording
-- Performing on the Berlin recording
-- Performing on the New Orleans recording
Production

Charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[8] 20
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[9] 72
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[10] 11
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[11] 54

References[edit]

  1. ^ Valcourt, Keith. "Joe Jackson's back with what you need". The Villager.
  2. ^ Lifton, Dave. "Joe Jackson, 'Fast Forward': Album Review". Ultimate Classic Rock.
  3. ^ "Joe Jackson - 2015 - Fast Forward [9/10]". WaxonTape.
  4. ^ Deming, Mark. "Joe Jackson, 'Fast Forward'". AllMusic.
  5. ^ "FAST FORWARD: A NEW ALBUM + US TOUR DATES". Official Joe Jackson. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  6. ^ Smith, Jay. "Joe Jackson's On 'Fast Forward'". Pollstar. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  7. ^ "Joe Jackson". Soundcloud. Soundcloud. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Joe Jackson – Fast Forward" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 October 2015.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Joe Jackson – Fast Forward" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 October 2015.
  10. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Joe Jackson – Fast Forward" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 October 2015.
  11. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved 9 October 2015.

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