Joe Jackson – Body And Soul (1984) [Reissue 2020] SACD ISO + DSF DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC

Joe Jackson – Body And Soul (1984) [Reissue 2020]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 45:40 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,3 GB
or DSD64 2.0 (from SACD-ISO to Tracks.dsf) > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,17 GB
or FLAC (carefully converted & encoded to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 929 MB

Body and Soul is an album by Joe Jackson, released in March 1984. The album was Jackson’s seventh studio album, and his first fully digital project. Body and Soul is a landmark recording as well, being an early digital recording captured on a 32-track 3M system in New York City’s Masonic Lodge. The vast reverberant space of the hall is beautifully drawn, and yet Joe and the band sound positively explosive. Body and Soul is remastered to DSD by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio. The results are amazing! Body and Soul has never sounded so fullbodied. In addition to the wonderful ambience of the Masonic Lodge, the imaging is more three-dimensional and holographic than ever.

Body and Soul has Joe Jackson playing both hot- and cool-styled jazz songs, getting some worthy help from producer David Kershenbaum, who also lent Jackson a hand on his I’m the Man album. This is Jackson at his smoothest, from the fragility of “Not Here Not Now” to the earnestness of “Be My Number Two.” While both this song and “Happy Ending” charted fairly low in the U.K., the explosive “You Can’t Get What You Want” went to number 15 in the United States, thanks to the brilliant horn work and colorful jazz-pop mingling of all the other instruments, not to mention Jackson’s suave singing. But the album’s energy isn’t spent entirely on one track. “Cha Cha Loco,” “Losaida,” and the cheery yet stylish “Go for It” carry Jackson’s snazzy persona and enthusiasm even further, laying claim to how comfortable he really is at playing this style of music. Sometimes sounding preserved and entertaining in the same light, Body and Soul uses some of the character of 1982’s Night and Day album, but instead of splitting up the music into mild jazz, pop, and modern R&B, he decided to tackle one of the genres wholeheartedly, and in doing so he came up with a truly impeccable release.


01. The Verdict
02. Cha Cha Loco
03. Not Here, Not Now
04. You Can’t Get What You Want (Till You Know What You Want)
05. Go For It
06. Loisaida
07. Happy Ending
08. Be My Number Two
09. Heart Of Ice

Joe Jackson – vocals, piano, saxophone
Tony Aiello – saxophones, flute, claves
Michael Morreale – trumpet and flugelhorn
Ed Roynesdal – keyboards, violin, güiro
Vinnie Zummo – guitar
Graham Maby – bass
Gary Burke – drums
Ellen Foley – backing vocals
Elaine Caswell – backing vocals, duet on “7”

Remastered to DSD by Kevin Gray at Cohearant Audio.




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