Night and Day II

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Night and Day II
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Studio album by Joe Jackson
Released 24 October 2000
Genre Rock
Length 46:18
Label Sony Classical
Producer Joe Jackson
Joe Jackson chronology
Summer in the City: Live in New York
(2000)
Night and Day II
(2000)
Two Rainy Nights
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Night and Day II is a 2000 album by Joe Jackson. It was a revisit of the style of his 1982 album, Night and Day, featuring songs about the New York City lifestyle, seen through different characters.

While the original Night and Day took a satirical look at the downfalls of city life through songs such as "TV Age", "Cancer" and "Real Men", Night and Day II focuses primarily on the dark side of inner city living (the song, "Happyland", for instance, is about the 1990 arson fire at Happy Land Social Club in the Bronx that killed 87 people) as seen though the eyes of a cynical New Yorker, as Jackson lived in New York at the time.

The cover artwork is a dark nighttime shot taken from within a New York City cab, with the World Trade Center in the foreground, taken a year prior to 9/11.


The music is built with contributions from Graham Maby (bass), and Sue Hadjopoulos (percussion). Also featured are the string quartet Ethel, and three guest vocalists: Iranian diva Sussan Deyhim, drag performer Dale De Vere and Marianne Faithfull, who sings vocals on "Love Got Lost".

Track Listing[edit]

All songs written, arranged and produced by Joe Jackson.

No. Title Length
1. "Prelude" 1:57
2. "Hell of a Town" 3:18
3. "Stranger Than You" 4:16
4. "Why" (vocals by Sussan Deyhim) 3:54
5. "Glamour and Pain" (vocals by Dale De Vere) 5:59
6. "Dear Mom" 4:12
7. "Love Got Lost" (vocals by Marianne Faithfull, Joe Jackson and Alexandra Montano) 6:59
8. "Just Because..." 4:45
9. "Happyland" 5:12
10. "Stay" 5:46

Personnel[edit]

Musicians
Production

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