Night and Day
Night and Day
Original release date: 1982
Original label: A&M
• 100% Analog Mastering From Real Analog Tapes!
• Mastered by Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio
• Dead Quiet 180-Gram Vinyl Pressed At RTI
• Deluxe Old Style Single-Pocket Gatefold Jacket Printed By Stoughton
Jackson's Breakout Record, Peaked at #4 in the US
Two Top 10 Hits: MTV Staple "Steppin Out," "Breaking Us In Two,"
Joe Jackson went to New York looking for new inspirations and sounds, and found his greatest commercial and critical success with Night and Day, an album redolent of the glitz and glamour of the city. These superbly crafted and arranged pop songs are inspired by the grandeur of Cole Porter and George Gershwin, and confidently infused with elements of jazz, swing and salsa. A genre-jumping crossover hit that virtually no one who heard the edgy power-pop of Jackson’s first 1979 efforts- Look Sharp! and I’m the Man- could ever claim to have seen coming. Perhaps the fearless Jackson’s finest hour in the studio.
Night and Day is mastered 100% AAA analog and sourced from the best analog tape currently available, a beautifully preserved and gorgeous sounding ½” “safety copy” of the original stereo master. When mastering this LP we listened to an original A&M US pressing, which we believe to be the best sounding version previously available in spite of numerous reissues (we had them all on hand), for comparison and level matching. The tapes sounded simply phenomenal, with full bass, lots of midrange and treble detail and a very lively and punchy dynamic. IR's release maintains the richness and punch in the bass without exagerrating the low end, and since we didn't push the treble the glorious midrange is fully revealed, maintaining the tape's beautiful top-end shimmer without tipping the balance toward bightness. One of those rare recodings where the sonics are a match for the performance!
Format: 180-Gram Single 33 Pressed at RTI
Jacket: Old Style Single-Pocket Gatefold Printed By Stoughton on Heavy Stock, Film Laminated
IR Catalog: IR-003
Manufacturer: Intervention Records
Original Label: A&M
Original Release Date: 1982
Release Date: Shipping April 2016
The (Re)Discover Series
You know those songs that come up on the radio when you’re driving and you crank up the volume to 11 and sing your lungs out? That’s the spirit of what Intervention’s (Re)Discover Series is all about! Taking these FM classics and presenting them in “like you’ve never heard it before” sound quality so you can get that same blast of energy and excitement on your hi-fi at home. The hallmark of this series will be 100% analog mastering from real analog tapes. Combining superior master sources with the truly full-range mastering chain at Cohearent Audio and RTI’s dead quiet vinyl pressing means that you’ll hear these FM staples with power, majesty and musical detail like it’s the first time. (Re)Discover these sonic treasures with us!
Side 1 (Night side)
1. "Another World" – 3:53
2. "Chinatown" – 4:0"
3. "T.V. Age" (Jackson, Steve Tatler) – 3:47
4. "Target" – 3:48
6. "Steppin' Out" – 4:23
Side 2 (Day side)
1. "Breaking Us in Two" – 4:53
2. "Cancer" – 5:58
3. "Real Men" – 4:04
4."A Slow Song" – 7:01
Soaking in the sounds of the city, and assembling a rhythmic line up of Sue Hadjopoulos (percussion), Larry Tolfree (drums) and keeping with Graham Maby on bass, and writing a simple set, honest, wonderful songs, this is the Joe Jackson masterpiece. An album remembered for its huge hit 'Steppin Out' - this has far more to it than meets the eye, incredible arrangements, some of the most touching moments ever ('Breaking Us In Two') and in 'A Slow Song' a creative highlight, this critical and commercial success deserves a place in any music hall of fame
Grace MillanEd Roynesdal
Bells, Bongos, Congas, Flute, Orchestra Bells, Percussion, Timbales, Vocals, Xylophone
Arranger, Art Direction, Composer, Fender Rhodes, Harmonica, Keyboards, Mixing, Multi Instruments, Orchestration, Organ, Organ (Hammond), Piano, Piano (Electric), Primary Artist, Producer, Sax (Alto), Synthesizer, Vibraphone, Vocals
Bass, Percussion, Vocals
Grace Millan Vocals, Vocals (Background)
Ed Roynesdal Keyboards, Violin
Drums, Percussion, Timbales
Bongos, Claves, Cowbell, Percussion, Unknown Contributor Role
Vocals, Vocals (Background)