Pointless Nostalgic

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Pointless Nostalgic
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Studio album by Jamie Cullum
Released 15 July 2002
Recorded 2002
Genre Vocal jazz, crossover jazz
Length 55:31
Label Candid
Producer Alan Bates
Jamie Cullum chronology
Heard It All Before
(1999)Heard It All Before1999
Pointless Nostalgic
Singles from Pointless Nostalgic
  1. "High and Dry"
    Released: 2002
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
BBC Online (favourable)[2]

Pointless Nostalgic is Jamie Cullum's second album but his first major release on a record label. It was released in 2002 through Candid Records. It was recorded at Clowns Pocket Recording Studio, Bexley, Kent by Derek Nash who also co produced the CD.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "You and the Night and the Music" Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz 4:09
2. "I Can't Get Started" Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin 5:15
3. "Devil May Care" Bob Dorough 3:24
4. "You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You" James Cavanaugh, Russ Morgan, Larry Stock 3:43
5. "Pointless Nostalgic" Jamie Cullum, Ben Cullum 4:03
6. "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning" Bob Hilliard, David Mann 6:28
7. "Well, You Needn't" Thelonious Monk 3:21
8. "It Ain't Necessarily So" George Gershwin, I. Gershwin 4:31
9. "High and Dry" Colin Greenwood, Ed O'Brien, Jonny Greenwood, Philip Selway, Thom Yorke 4:54
10. "Too Close For Comfort" Jerry Bock, Larry Holofcener, George David Weiss 3:25
11. "A Time for Love" Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster 5:06
12. "Lookin' Good" Dave Frishberg 3:10
13. "I Want to Be a Popstar" J. Cullum 4:02


  • Jamie Cullum – piano, vocals
  • Martin Shaw – trumpet
  • Martin Gladdish – trombone
  • Matt Wates – alto saxophone
  • Dave O'Higgins – tenor saxophone
  • Ben Castle – tenor saxophone
  • Geoff Gascoyne – bass
  • Sebastiaan de Krom – drums

Charts and certifications[edit]


  1. ^ Pointless Nostalgic at AllMusic
  2. ^ BBC Online review
  3. ^ "Jamie Cullum | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  4. ^ "British album certifications – Jamie Cullum – Pointless Nostalgic". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 15 February 2016.  Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Enter Pointless Nostalgic in the search field and then press Enter.