Howard Jones is an English composer and singer from a family of 4 brothers who are musicians.
It all started for him in 1983 when his first single "New song" was released, which became a hit both across the Channel and across the Atlantic.
The album "Human’s lib" was released in 1984 and will contain no less than 3 other hits including the huge "What is love" as well as the excellent "Pearl in the shell".
In the same year, another hit "Like to get to know you well" was released during the summer and made a worldwide splash.
Without forgetting the sublime "Hide and Seek" which is certainly more modest in success but has an enchanting sound.
In 1985, he released his second album "Dream in action" which will remain as his most popular album thanks to the titles "Life in one day", "Things can only get better" and "Look mama".
In 1986 the album "One to one" was released, which unfortunately did not experience the success of the previous one, and which started a slow but obvious public disaffection for the artist.
He will only find once again a semblance of success with the single "Everlasting love" in 1989 which will have a great career across the Atlantic.
And this despite the release of two additional albums, "The prisoner" in 1989 and "Lift me up" in 1992.
Fundamentally gifted and prolific artist, he remains to this day like the sure values of the English new wave in what it could produce the best.
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
• New song 1983
• What is love ? 1983
• Hide and seek 1984
• Pearl in the shell 1984
• Like to get to know you well 1984
• Things can only get better 1985
• Look mama 1985
• Life in one day 1985
• No one is to blame 1986
• All I want 1986
• You know I love you...don't you ? 1986
• Will you still be there ? 1986
• Little bit of snow 1987
• Everlasting love 1989
• The Prisoner 1989
• Lift me up 1992
• I.G.Y (What a beautful world) 1993
• Angels and lovers 1997
• Let the people have their say 1998
1983 ... a first title which already shows the full extent of the artist's talent. And there is talent, it is clear. Race results : 1st planetary top hit !
1983 ... but it is THIS title that will change everything. A unique inspiration, an extraordinary voice, everything to do great things ! The singer in one year has become one of the phenomena of the moment. HU-GE !
1984 ... an incredible lyrical power that sublimates this title from another world. He signs here one of his most beautiful titles and surely one of the most inspired songs of the decade. Quite simply MA-GIC !
1984 ... and what about that one. A vocal and melodic firework display for a track that will surely remain one of its best
1984 ... an incredibly prolific year which saw the release of an impressive series of very large caliber hits. With the highlight this title once again highly inspired !
1985 ... 1984 was a great year, 1985 will do even better. Yes Yes, it's possible ! The singer continues on an extraordinary level of inspiration and crushes the competition with disconcerting ease
1985 ... the top planetary hits follow one another at a speed more than impressive. It has already been 3 years that the singer has been at the top of his possibilities and it's off to last for a while !
1985 ... which will surely remain as his biggest record success. The artist is at the peak of his career and everything he touches immediately turns into solid gold. MAS-TER-FUL !
1986 ... a sweet title to start 1986 in style and which once again shows the extent of the artist's talent. He is good in all areas, it is clear !
1986 ... the years go by without the quality weakening by an Iota. Even if the level of success weakens somewhat, it remains at an almost stratospheric level !
1986 ... a suite that spins at 200 km/h. Difficult to follow the pace as the title is boosted with the consequence of a level of success in continuous decline ...
1986 ... paradoxical as it may seem, this sumptuous title will go completely under the radars. Sometimes you don't have to try to understand ...
1987 ... only one title in this year 1987 and of average quality overall. A somewhat worrying source of inspiration and not necessarily a good omen for the rest of the events ...
1989 ... after a pure and simple absence during 1988, we find the artist in a certain form in this year 1989. Certain form which allows to end the decade in the best way !
1989 ... it is clear that style, like sound, has very little to do with what he practiced in his early days. The quality is there, but the great inspiration has unfortunately disappeared somewhat ...
1992 ... he attempts the transition to the 90s after having broken for 2 years. The passage is more or less successful because the level of success has dropped a notch further. We are getting closer and closer to the red zone ...
1993 ... a very nice cover of the flagship title of Donald Fagen dating from 1982. The copy is not worth the original but comes close to it. Good performance !
1997 ... big air hole of 4 years followed by a return to obvious form. Unfortunately, that will not be enough to get back to the leading pack and this title will go completely under the radars ...
1998 ... his last major hit. The almost end of an incredible adventure for one of the most gifted artists of his generation. It will attempt the transition to the 2000 decade but unfortunately without great success ...
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