Turn Back the Clock (album)

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Turn Back the Clock
Turn Back the Clock.jpg
Studio album by Johnny Hates Jazz
Released January 1988 (UK)
29 March 1988 (US)
Recorded 1986–1987
Genre Sophisti-pop[1]
Length 36:24 (original)
56:44 (reissue)
Label Virgin
Producer Mike Nocito, Calvin Hayes, Phil Thornalley
Johnny Hates Jazz chronology
Turn Back the Clock
(1988)
Tall Stories
(1991)Tall Stories1991
Singles from Turn Back the Clock
  1. "Me and My Foolish Heart"
    Released: 1986
  2. "Shattered Dreams"
    Released: March 1987 (UK); March 1988 (US)
  3. "I Don't Want to Be a Hero"
    Released: August 1987 (UK); October 1987 (US)
  4. "Turn Back the Clock"
    Released: 1987
  5. "Heart of Gold"
    Released: 1988
  6. "Don't Say It's Love"
    Released: 1988
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]

Turn Back the Clock is the debut album by British band Johnny Hates Jazz, released at the beginning of 1988. The album, whose most famous single was "Shattered Dreams," peaked at #1 on the UK Albums Chart, and #56 on the US Billboard 200. Kim Wilde sings backing vocals on the song "Turn Back the Clock," which reached #12 on the UK Singles Chart and #10 in New Zealand.[3] The track "Foolish Heart" was originally released as a single in 1986 as "Me and My Foolish Heart."

The song "Listen", written and co-produced by Phil Thornalley was later re-recorded for his only solo album Swamp, also released in 1988.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Clark Datchler except where noted.

Standard version[edit]

1988 original vinyl album and US compact disc release 7 90860-2
  1. "Shattered Dreams" – 3:24
  2. "Heart of Gold" – 3:20
  3. "Turn Back the Clock" – 4:30
  4. "Don't Say It's Love" – 3:43
  5. "What Other Reason" – 3:20
  6. "I Don't Want to Be a Hero" – 3:37
  7. "Listen" – 3:44 (Phil Thornalley)
  8. "Different Seasons" – 3:31 (Clark Datchler, Calvin Hayes)
  9. "Don't Let It End This Way" – 3:40
  10. "Foolish Heart" – 3:33 (Ian MacDonald, C. Hayes, M. Nocito, P. Thornalley)

Bonus tracks[edit]

1988 compact disc release CDV 2475
  1. "Heart of Gold (J. Mendelsohn Mix)" – 6:41
  2. "Turn Back the Clock (J. Mendelsohn Mix)" – 7:03
  3. "I Don't Want to Be a Hero (Extended Mix)" – 6:36
2008 UK remastered edition CDVR 2475
  1. "Shattered Dreams (12" Extended Mix)" – 5:11
  2. "Heart of Gold (Extended Mix)" – 6:42
  3. "Turn Back the Clock (12" Extended Mix)" – 7:03
  4. "Don't Say It's Love (Extended Mix)" – 6:36
  5. "Foolish Heart (12" Mix)" – 5:50
  6. "Turn Back the Clock (Unreleased Version)" – 4:35

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
position
Austrian Albums Chart[5] 20
Canadian Albums Chart[6] 40
Dutch Albums Chart[7] 3
German Albums Chart[8] 5
New Zealand Albums Chart[9] 3
Norwegian Albums Chart[10] 1
Swedish Albums Chart[11] 1
Swiss Albums Chart[12] 4
UK Albums Chart[13] 1
US Billboard 200[14] 56

Sales and certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Hong Kong (IFPI Hong Kong)[15] Gold 10,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[16] 2× Platinum 600,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Production[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Johnny Hates Jazz[edit]

  • Clark Datchler: vocals, piano, keyboards, guitar
  • Calvin Hayes: keyboards, drums
  • Mike Nocito: guitar, bass

Additional musicians[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Inskeep, Thomas; Soto, Alfred. "The Bluffer's Guide – Sophisti-Pop". Stylus. Retrieved 28 April 2016. 
  2. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r73744
  3. ^ "The Official New Zealand Music Chart". THE OFFICIAL NZ MUSIC CHART. Retrieved 14 May 2017. 
  4. ^ "Phil Thornalley - Swamp". Discogs. Retrieved 14 May 2017. 
  5. ^ Steffen Hung. "Johnny Hates Jazz - Turn Back The Clock". austriancharts.at. Retrieved 2012-01-12. 
  6. ^ "Results - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2012-01-12. 
  7. ^ Steffen Hung. "Johnny Hates Jazz - Turn Back The Clock". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2012-01-12. 
  8. ^ "charts.de". charts.de. Retrieved 2012-01-12. 
  9. ^ Steffen Hung. "Johnny Hates Jazz - Turn Back The Clock". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 2012-01-13. 
  10. ^ Steffen Hung. "Johnny Hates Jazz - Turn Back The Clock". norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved 2012-01-12. 
  11. ^ Steffen Hung. "Johnny Hates Jazz - Turn Back The Clock". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2012-01-12. 
  12. ^ Steffen Hung. "Johnny Hates Jazz - Turn Back The Clock". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2012-01-12. 
  13. ^ "Official Charts Company". www.officialcharts.com. Retrieved 14 May 2017. 
  14. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/305071/johnny+hates+jazz/chart?f=305
  15. ^ "International Gold Disc — 1988". IFPIHK. Archived from the original on December 15, 2007. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  16. ^ "British album certifications – Johnny Hates Jazz – Turn Back the Clock". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Turn Back the Clock in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Platinum in the field By Award. Click Search
Preceded by
Popped in Souled Out by Wet Wet Wet
UK number one album
23–29 January 1988
Succeeded by
Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby by Terence Trent D'Arby