Night and Day (Joe Jackson album)

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Night and Day
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Studio album by Joe Jackson
Released June 1982[1]
Recorded January–February 1982 at Blue Rock Studio, Soho, New York City
Genre New wave, pop
Length 42:15
Label A&M
Producer Joe Jackson, David Kershenbaum
Joe Jackson chronology
Jumpin' Jive
(1981)
Night and Day
(1982)
Mike's Murder
(1983)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
Christgau's Record Guide B−[3]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music 5/5 stars[4]
Q 4/5 stars[5]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[6]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 4/5 stars[7]

Night and Day is Joe Jackson's fifth album, released in June 1982.[1] It reached the Top 5 in both the UK and US, Jackson's only studio album to do so.[1] It sold over one million copies, earning platinum disc status.[1]

Songs[edit]

The album pays tribute to the wit and style of Cole Porter (and indirectly to New York).[1] The track "Real Men" pointed obliquely to the city's early 1980s gay culture.[8]

"Steppin' Out" earned Grammy nominations for Record of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male.[9] It reached #6 on both the UK and the US charts. "Breaking Us in Two" reached #18 in the US and #59 in the UK.[1][10] and was covered by Mandy Moore on her 2003 album Coverage.

Track Listing[edit]

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

Night Side
No. Title Length
1. "Another World" 4:00
2. "Chinatown" 4:08
3. "T.V. Age" (music by Jackson and Steve Tatler) 3:45
4. "Target" 3:52
5. "Steppin' Out" 4:34
Day Side
No. Title Length
6. "Breaking Us in Two" 4:57
7. "Cancer" 6:06
8. "Real Men" 4:05
9. "A Slow Song" 7:13

In 2003, a double disc deluxe edition was released; disc one has the original album, and disc two contains demo versions of songs from the album, five songs from the Mike's Murder soundtrack, and five live tracks from Live 1980/86.

Personnel[edit]

Musicians
Production

Covers[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Chart position
1982 UK Albums Chart[1] 3
1982 U.S. Billboard 200[1] 4
1982 Dutch Album Charts[1] 2

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart position
UK Singles Chart[10] Australia Canada Germany Netherlands
Single Top 100[11]
U.S.
Billboard Hot 100[12]
U.S.
Hot Modern Rock Tracks[12]
U.S.
Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks[12]
1982 "Steppin' Out" 6 30 5 28 - 6 - 7
1982 "Real Men" - 6 - - 17 - - -
1983 "Breaking Us in Two" on YouTube 59 90 40 - - 18 - -

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Strong, Martin C. (2000). The Great Rock Discography (5th ed.). Edinburgh: Mojo Books. pp. 485–486. ISBN 1-84195-017-3. 
  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Night and Day – Joe Jackson". AllMusic. Retrieved 20 September 2015. 
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (1990). "Joe Jackson: Night and Day". Christgau's Record Guide: The '80s. Pantheon Books. ISBN 0-679-73015-X. Retrieved 21 September 2015. 
  4. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th concise ed.). Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-857-12595-8. 
  5. ^ "Joe Jackson: Night and Day". Q (207): 127. October 2003. 
  6. ^ Holden, Stephen (16 August 1982). "Joe Jackson: Night And Day". Rolling Stone (376). Archived from the original on 2 June 2008. Retrieved 21 September 2015. 
  7. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian, eds. (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon & Schuster. pp. 412–13. ISBN 0-743-20169-8. 
  8. ^ "NPR Weekend Edition Sunday: Gay Pop Music", 22 June 2003
  9. ^ "Biography by William Ruhlmann". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 4 May 2009. 
  10. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 274. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  11. ^ Joe Jackson singles at Dutchcharts.nl
  12. ^ a b c "Allmusic ((( Joe Jackson > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))". 

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