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Howard Jones‘ third albumOne to Onewill be reissued across three physical formats in January next year.
The 1986 album sawHoward Jonesuse the services of legendary producerArif Mardin but as with contemporaries likePaul YoungandNik Kershawthree was not the magic number and commerciallyOne to Onerepresented something of a downturn in fortunes, with no top 30 hits AT ALL in the UK although ‘You Know I Love You…Don’t You’ did reach number 17 on the Billboard Hot 100 in America. Indeed, in the USAHoward Jonescontinued to have hits fromOne to Onefollow-upCross That Line, but in Britain, the situation would never recover and the golden years were over almost as soon as they’d begun.
In terms of the 3CD+DVD set, disc one features theremastered albumexpanded with five extra tracks (thePhil Collins/Hugh Padghamversion of ‘No One Is To Blame’ was on the original CD) while the second disc featuresa selection of extended versions, early mixes and live cuts, including five previously unreleased tracks.
ALL of CD 3 is previously unreleased, and this disc offers more ‘ruff cuts’ and about half the disc isinstrumentalsor instrumental demos. The package is finished off with a DVD (NTSC, region free) ofTV appearances and promo videos. This comes with a 16-page booklet with a track-by-track annotation ofOne to OnebyHoward Jones(as told to writerAnil Prasad).