John Howard – Collected The Best of John Howard (2021) [FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz]

John Howard – Collected The Best of John Howard (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/44,1kHz | Time – 02:20:56 minutes | 1,48 GB | Genre: Pop
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First commercially issued career overview/best of from singer songwriter John Howard, reaching right back to early demos I’ll Feel What I Feel and 3 Years, which both predated his debut single Goodbye Susie from 1974. The set comes right up to date with selections from his recent albums and the 2020 single In The Stillbeat Of A Silent Day. This collection has been by put together by Edward Rogers and mastered by The Night Mail’s Ian Button. Ian Canty collects his thoughts…

John Howard’s remarkable 21st century renaissance has brought into sharp focus the fact that he’s never been subject to a properly released career best of set. With a wealth of great material to choose from over the years, it is rather startling this was the case. But now we have a 2CD entitled Collected, that seeks to put things right.

Emerging through the folk clubs, John was eventually noticed by CBS Records as a promising artist and offered the young man a recording contract. During this time he developed a startlingly cool image to go along with his musical abilities and was presented by promotion and advertising as a kind of post-glam space balladeer. After the breakthrough to mainstream success didn’t arrive, mostly due to blanket radio bans on his singles, he spent a long time away from performing, instead involved himself in a successful second career in A&R. The hugely positive reaction to the reissue of the Kid In A Big World album in 2005 helped to reignite his muse and since then he has produced a host of critically acclaimed works.

01. John Howard – Goodbye Suzie
02. John Howard – The Dilemma of the Homosapien
03. John Howard – Dear Glitterheart
04. John Howard – I Got My Lady
05. John Howard – Can You Hear Me Ok?
06. John Howard – Oh Dad (Look What You Done)
07. John Howard – Kid in a Big World
08. John Howard – These Fifty Years
09. John Howard – Take up Your Partners (finale)
10. John Howard – Life Is Never the Way We Want It to Be
11. John Howard – Frightened Now
12. John Howard – Be Not so Fearful
13. John Howard – Stardust Falling (For Jobriath)
14. John Howard – My Beautiful Days
15. John Howard – Family Man
16. John Howard – Believe Me Richard
17. John Howard – Loving You
18. John Howard – Small Town, Big Adventures
19. John Howard – Technicolour Biography
20. John Howard – Three Years
21. John Howard – Maybe Someday in Miami
22. John Howard – Injuries Sustained in Surviving
23. John Howard – Favourite Chair
24. John Howard – Something Good
25. John Howard – Neil (you Can Depend on Me)
26. John Howard – I Can Breathe Again
27. John Howard – London Loves You
28. John Howard – Becoming
29. John Howard – Staying at Home Kinda Guy
30. John Howard – Small World
31. John Howard – I’m the Talk of the Town
32. John Howard – Another Day
33. John Howard – Comic Strip
34. John Howard – Snow
35. John Howard – You’re Mine Tonight
36. John Howard – In the Stillbeat of a Silent Day
37. John Howard – Deadly Nightshade (Live at The Servant Jazz Quarters, London, 2013)
38. John Howard – I’ll Feel What I Feel