Joe Jackson - Look Sharp!


Intervention Records



Product No.:
AITV 005
UPC: 684334915584
In Stock

180 Gram Vinyl Record

180 Gram LP

Named a "Top Ten Vinyl Reissues of 2016" by The Absolute Sound!

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

"Intervention's pressing is phenomenal. Mastered from analog tapes by Kevin Gray on 180-gram vinyl, the grooves are so quiet the staccato guitar work fairly crackles through the air. Bass is equally tight; it'll give your woofers a thorough workout. All in all, there's no better time to rediscover an old friend." — Music = 4/5; Sonics = 5/5 — Alan Taffel, The Absolute Sound, December 2016. Read the whole review here.

"If you like the original, you'll love the reissue, which offers sharper, cleaner transients, improved transparency and focus and greater dynamics. It preserves a pulsing energy the original softens and diminishes. ... 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, Read the whole review here.

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."

Look Sharp! includes the hits "Is She Really Going Out With Him?," "Sunday Papers" and "One More Time." Rolling Stone called Look Sharp! a "near-perfect, short, sharp New Wave pop album" and tagged it one of the Top 100 Debut Albums of All Time.

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

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!



Side A
1. One More Time
2. Sunday Papers
3. Is She Really Going Out With Him?
4. Happy Loving Couples
5. Throw It Away

Side B
1. Baby Stick Around
2. Look Sharp!
3. Fools In Love
4. (Do The) Instant Mash
5. Pretty Girls
6. Got The Time

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