Joe Jackson - I'm The Man


Intervention Records



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AITV 004
UPC: 684334915577
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

180 Gram LP
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Analog mastering from real analog tapes!

Mastered by Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio

Dead quiet 180-Gram vinyl pressed at RTI

Exquisitely restored cover art printed by Stoughton Printing

"... this Intervention reissue smokes the original in all of the ways that matter on a drum'n'bass'n'guitar driven record: sharper, cleaner transients, greater dynamic slam, and bass that digs all the way down. ... As we've come to expect from Intervention, the Tip-on packaging is first rate as is Kevin Gray's mastering from analog tape, pressed on 180-gram vinyl at RTI." — Michael Fremer,

Intervention Records is thrilled to announce 100% analog vinyl reissues of Joe Jackson's 1979 New Wave classics Look Sharp! and I'm the Man. These two monumental new releases are the latest LPs to comprise IR's ongoing "(Re)Discover Series."

I'm the Man was a critical and commercial success, punctuated by the smash "It's Different For Girls," "On Your Radio" and the title track.

"... the sessions were completed with the same bandmembers and the very same producer (David Kershenbaum), and released a mere nine months after the debut album, perhaps under the philosophy that if it ain't broke, don't fix it. To be fair, the group does expand its musical territory in places on its sophomore effort, trying its hand at more serious ballads such as "Amateur Hour" and "It's Different for Girls," but the title track follows squarely in the footprints of "Got the Time" and "Throw It Away" from the first record. Driven by the propulsive bass playing of Graham Maby and supported by the spot-on drumming of Dave Houghton, I'm the Man is a taught ball of nervy new wave pop," — AllMusic

Both titles were mastered 100% analog by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio from the best sources available- phenomenal sounding 1/2" safety copies of the original stereo master tapes. All of the top-end energy and "snap" of the original U.K. LPs is preserved, while the bass foundation is fully restored to make these new Intervention reissues the definitive listening experience for these classic LPs!


1. On Your Radio
2. Geraldine And John
3. Kinda Kute
4. It’s Different For Girls
5. I’m The Man
6. The Band Wore Blue Shirts
7. Don’t Wanna Be Like That
8. Amateur Hour
9. Get That Girl
10. Friday

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