AAA 100% Analogue This LP was Remastered using Pure Analogue Components Only from the Master Tapes through to the Cutting Head
Intervention - IR-003 - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl
All Analogue Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
AAA 100% Analogue - Pressed at RTI - Limited Edition - Restored Cover Art
The Intervention reissue again beats the original A&M in every way as above. Fans of these records will want all three but more casual fans looking for one should get Night and Day both for the music and far more sophisticated 'recorded in New York City' sound. 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 Analogplanet.
100 Recommended All-Analog ressues Worth Owning - Michael Fremer Analogplanet 2019
100% 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
Titles were mastered 100% analog by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio from phenomenal sounding 1/2" safety copies of the original stereo master tapes. All of the top-end energy and “snap” of the original LPs is preserved, while the bass foundation is fully restored to make these new Intervention reissues the definitive listening experience for these classic LPs!
By working with artist Tom Vadakan and the artisans at Stoughton Printing IR insures that the album art is as stunning as the superlative sonics. Night and Day's original-release gatefold has been faithfully and beautifully restored, and Look Sharp! and I'm the Man are substantially upgraded. Look Sharp! features a "debossed" cover on heavy stock that not only imitates the rough texture found on only the earliest UK pressings, but improves on those rare originals. I'm the Man's original inner sleeve lyrics and images have been expanded to the interior of a gorgeous single-pocket gatefold.
No one was pepared for the cinematic Night and Day , The Album is split into two distinct sides
The Night suggests the frantic bustle of clubland , The Day side is more reserved with tender ballads
'Night And Day' is a tribute to the Tin Pan Alley style songwriting of Cole Porter and George Gershwin, both early heroes of the English singer.
With more emphasis on keys & percussion than his earlier work, 'Night And Day' became a hybrid of Latin rhythms and jazzy horns & pianos, with stylish synths & splashy pop that perfectly reflects the New York of the early '80s.
Riding on the single "Steppin' Out", for which he was nominated for a Grammy, the album crept to the number 4 position on the American and number 3 in the British charts, and eventually went gold.
"Joe Jackson would change all the time into different configurations. On his first album, he registered as a punk rocker; the next time around, he'd be working with girl violinists. On Night and Day, he really stretched out, and wrote great songs. The main hit, 'Steppin' Out,' was just beautiful.
Some of his punk outings met with moderate sales, but he was well known as such a great musician, so when he came up with something you could put your arms around like 'Steppin' Out,' everyone jumped."
• Exquisitely Restored Cover Art printed by Stoughton
• Original-release gatefold jacket
Vocals & Arranged By – Joe Jackson
Backing Vocals – Al Weisman, Grace Millan
Bass, Vocals, Percussion – Graham Maby
Congas, Bongos, Timbales, Bells [Orchestra], Xylophone, Percussion, Flute, Vocals – Sue Hadjopoulos
Coordinator – Paula Greif
Drums, Timbales, Percussion – Larry Tolfree
Side A: Night Side
3. T.V. Age
5. Steppin' Out
Side B: Day Side
1. Breaking Us In Two
3. Real Men
4. A Slow Song