Jules Shear discography

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Jules Shear discography
Studio albums12
Compilation albums2
EPs2
Singles8

Jules Shear is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. His discography consists of 12 studio albums, 2 compilations, 2 EPs, and 8 singles. In addition to his work with Funky Kings, Jules and the Polar Bears, Reckless Sleepers, and Shear Shazar, his compositions have been recorded by many other artists.

Studio albums[edit]

  • 1983: Watch Dog (EMI America)
  • 1985: The Eternal Return (EMI America)
  • 1989: The Third Party (I.R.S.)
  • 1991: Unplug This (Polydor)
  • 1992: The Great Puzzle (Polydor)
  • 1994: Healing Bones (Island)
  • 1998: Between Us (High Street)
  • 2000: Allow Me (Zoë)
  • 2004: Sayin' Hello To The Folks (Valley Entertainment[1])
  • 2006: Dreams Don't Count (Mad Dragon)
  • 2008: More (Funzalo)
  • 2013: Longer to Get to Yesterday (CD Baby)
  • 2017: One More Crooked Dance

Compilation albums[edit]

  • 1986: Demo-Itis (Enigma)[2]
  • 1993: Horse Of A Different Color: The Jules Shear Collection (1976–1989) (Razor & Tie)

EPs[edit]

  • 1983: Jules (EMI America)
  • 1992: The Trap Door (Polydor) - "The Trap Door" / "His Audience Has Gone To Sleep" / "She Makes Things Happen" / "Nothing Is Left Behind"

Singles[edit]

  • 1983: "Whispering Your Name" / "The Longest Drink" (EMI America)
  • 1983: "Whispering Your Name" / "I Need It" (EMI America) - 12" promo
  • 1984: "When Love Surges (Extended Version)" / "When Love Surges (Instrumental)" (EMI America) - 12"
  • 1985: "Steady" / "Still I See You" (EMI America)
  • 1985: "If She Knew What She Wants" / "Chain Within Chain" (EMI America)
  • 1994: "Listen To What She Says" (Polydor) - promo
  • 1999: "The Last In Love" (High Street) featuring Paula Cole - promo
  • 2000: "The More That I'm Around You" (Zoë / Rounder) - promo

As a member of Funky Kings[edit]

As a member of Jules and the Polar Bears[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 1978: Got No Breeding (Columbia)
  • 1978: Fənĕtĭks (Columbia)
  • 1980: Bad For Business (Columbia) - not officially released until 1996[3]

EPs[edit]

  • 1980: Economy Package (Columbia)

Singles[edit]

  • 1978: "You Just Don't Wanna Know" (Columbia) - promo
  • 1979: "Good Reason" / "All Caked Up" (Columbia)
  • 1980: "Alive Alone" / "The Smell Of Home" (CBS)
  • 1980: "The Smell Of Home" (CBS) - 12" promo
  • 1980: "The Smell Of Home" / "Love Played A Game" / "Alive Alone" (CBS)

As a member of Reckless Sleepers[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 1988: Big Boss Sounds! (I.R.S.)

Singles[edit]

  • 1988: "If We Never Meet Again (Edit)" / "When You Get That Look" (I.R.S.)
  • 1988: "This Heart" (I.R.S.) - 12" promo

As a member of Raisins in the Sun[edit]

As a member of Shear Shazar (with Pal Shazar)[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 2013: Shear Shazar (CD Baby)[5]

EPs[edit]

  • 2014: Mess You Up (CD Baby)

As composer[edit]

1980 - 1989[edit]

1990 - 1999[edit]

2000 - present[edit]

As producer[edit]

Also appears on[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sayin' Hello To The Folks". Valley Entertainment. Retrieved 28 June 2010.
  2. ^ Jules Shear- Demo-Itis @Discogs.com (Released in 1986) Retrieved 2-27-2010
  3. ^ Hilburn, Robert (September 16, 1996). "Jules & the Polar Bears, "Bad for Business"". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 6, 2017.
  4. ^ Tucker, Ken (February 9, 2001). "Album Review: 'Raisins in the Sun'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved June 6, 2017.
  5. ^ Easy Ed (January 16, 2013). "CD Review - Jules Shear and Pal Shazar "Shear Shazar"". No Depression. Retrieved June 6, 2017.

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