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25th Anniversary Live

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Prelude / Hell Of A Town
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You Can't Get What You Want 'Til You Know What You Want
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Happyland
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Stranger Than You
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Another World
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Is She Really Going Out With Him
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Home Town
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Real Men
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Stranger Than Fiction
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Glamour And Pain
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Target
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Just Because
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Got The Time
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Slow Song
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Total Tracks: 14   Total Length: 66:58

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I'm a little biased but.....

Alzati

This is a great sample of his work, I would have liked to hear some beat crazy but then you can't have everything. A good all around live recording, and that is saying something given Joe's penchant for perfection. Definitely worth the download for all the Joe Jackson fans out there.

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Love this guy

justus58

A great live collection of songs spanning his first 25 years.

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How much i missed this guy!

abello

Perhaps the sound is not so great nor the program so complete as in his double record ¡cassette! that I lost maybe 15 years ago and did´t replace, of course there is nothing here of the ¿rage and fun? of I´m your man or stepping out, but really, I didn´t know how much I missed some of this songs. Even with the ugliest keyboard sound EVER you´ll hear in you can´t get..., you won´t be able to play it once, or twice or less than a couple of full days. Enjoy!

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What a find!

jabbatee

For fans of Joe Jackson's Night and Day, this is a great download. If the smokin' version of Target does not get your feet moving, you should check your pulse!

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Is there no end to this man's wonder?

mossy

Having followed this man's musical career with intrigue from way back in the 80's, his ability to keep working at something innovative and always fascinating has kept me scuttling to find his next project. This live album is a wonderful take on 25 years in retrospect - and would he sit down & play em like they were the first time? - would he hell! - he rearranges and plays with everything, giving a fresh take on a number of his hallmark classics. It is sublime - I had goose bumps any number of times. The audience sounds fairly small and you can feel the intimacy as he clearly enjoys interacting with them. What a fantastic album. Don't miss it.

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Pick and Choose

BigBuddhaPuppy

There are some good selections on this album. There are some obvious omissions.

They Say All Music Guide

After nearly a decade of focusing on art song and instrumental music, Joe Jackson signaled his return to the pop/rock realm by titling his 2000 studio album Night and Day II, recalling his biggest commercial hit, 1982′s Night and Day. He toured to promote the new collection, but since his record label, Sony Classical, had released Summer in the City: Live in New York several months before Night and Day II, in record company terms, he wasn’t due for another live album. Nevertheless, if only to counter bootleggers, in January 2002 he released Two Rainy Nights: Live in the Northwest — The Official Bootleg on his own Great Big Island label exclusively through his Web site, www.joejackson.com. Leading a seven-piece band consisting of keyboards, two strings (violin and cello), bass, percussion, and drums, Jackson performed five songs from Night and Day II, along with a selection of material dating back to his 1979 debut Look Sharp! “Is She Really Going Out With Him” and “You Can’t Get What You Want ‘Til You Know What You Want” were included, but this was not a greatest-hits set, by any means. The older songs were rearranged to fit the instrumentation, giving the music a consistency despite the range of the selections across Jackson’s career. And the selection of album tracks like “Got the Time” from Look Sharp! and “Target” from Night and Day emphasized the depth of those collections beyond the hits. “Home Town,” a bittersweet nostalgic ballad from Big World that Jackson described as “sentimental”, and a non-charting single in 1986, still sounded like one of his best compositions. The album might be unnecessary for all but Jackson fans, but it chronicled a typically impressive touring band playing excellent material before enthusiastic audiences. – William Ruhlmann

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