Howard Jones - Music News
Cherry Red Records (label)
30 November 2018 (released)
01 December 2018
Dream Into Action came exactly a year later, and showcased a broader and bigger sound, with real bass guitar replacing keyboards on some of the tracks. It produced four top ten singles with Look Mama's quirky intro and catchy chorus a pick, as well as the ballad No One Is To Blame, which in later versions featured Phil Collins. On the CD version - but not the original vinyl - is the interim single Like To Get To Know You Well, with its Caribbean influence.
While not quite a pioneer in the likes of say Japan, Howard Jones rode the wave of synth-pop in original and distinctive ways and these two albums capture his pomp. Released in various expanded versions, there is plenty for fans to enjoy, including a splendid looking green vinyl of Dream Into Action.