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John Howard

John Howard made an obscure British singer/songwriter album in the mid-'70s, Kid in a Big World which, like several efforts from that period, showed the heavy influence of then-newly emergent superstar Elton John. Howard was lower-key and more inclined toward eccentric story-songs, and not as gifted with a flair for chart hooks, though he too had a keyboard base to his arrangements, with melodic ideas combining Beatles-Beach Boys pop with '70s singer/songwriter.

Howard first tried to enter the record business in the late '60s, when the classically trained pianist unsuccessfully sent in a tape of his songs to Apple Records for consideration. Changing his name from Howard Jones (though he was no relation to the '80s pop star Howard Jones) to John Howard, he actually turned down the chance to join a band that later become Iron Maiden. Instead, he worked on the college circuit and folk clubs, and got a management contract with Hurricane Smith's manager, Stuart Reid. He signed to CBS UK in late 1973, and recorded Kid in a Big World with ex-Shadows drummer Tony Meehan as producer and Argent's Bob Henrit and Rod Argent among the sessionmen. Preceded by the late-1974 release of the "Goodbye Suzie" single, Kid in a Big World was released in February 1975, although it suffered from indifferent promotion and didn't make much of an impact. Although a second album was started, it never reached completion, in part because of intervention from CBS to try making it more commercial. The RPM label finally released the demos for that album in 2004 as Technicolour Biography. A year later, RPM issued another collection of demos, Can You Hear Me OK?, while the Bad Pressings label issued The Dangerous Hours, the first new album he had recorded in three decades. The wait would be much shorter for the next new album -- As I Was Saying appeared before the end of 2005 on Cherry Red.

Howard was very busy during the next five years, releasing Same Bed, Different Dreams in 2006, Barefoot with Angels one year later, and Navigate Home in 2009. An archival release of Navigate Home demos followed in 2011, and Exhibiting Tendencies appeared the same year. In 2012, Howard revisited some of his '70s demos with fully dressed recordings, aptly titling the release You Shall Go to the Ball!. Further digital albums followed over the next few years, highlighted by the 2015 album John Howard & the Night Mail, which found him paired with a full-fledged band for the first time in years. ~ Richie Unterberger
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Selected Discography

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Track List: As I Was Saying

1. Taking It All To Heart

3. Lonely Again (Brenda's Song)

4. Oh, Do Give It A Rest, Love

5. Dear Glitterheart (Twig The Wonder Kid Mix)

6. Magic Of The Mystery

7. These Fifty Years

9. A Kind Of Aching

10. Life Is Never The Way We Want It To Be

11. The Time Of Day

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Track List: Can You Hear Me OK?

1. 19th September

2. Frightened Now

3. Two People In The Morning

4. You Keep Me Steady

5. Finally Adored

6. Can You Hear Me OK?

7. You're Mine Tonight

8. Missing You

9. Play Me A Love Song

10. I Got My Lady

11. I Can Breathe Again

12. You Take My Breath Away

13. Don't Shine Your Light

14. Baby Go Now

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Track List: Creating Impressions - Singles & Rarities 1980-1990

1. Call On You

2. It's You I Want

3. In At The Deep End

4. And The World

5. If You Came Back

6. Finish What I Started

7. Absolute Heaven

8. You Will See

9. Going Nowhere (Get In Beside Me)

10. It's Gonna Last All Night

11. Blue Days

12. See No Evil

13. Nothing More To Say

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Track List: More From The Room Upstairs

1. Goodbye Suzie (Live At The Briton's Protection)

2. Finally Adored (Live At The Briton's Protection)

3. And Even Now (Live At The Briton's Protection)

4. Ballad Of Marlowe B. West (Live At The Briton's Protection)

5. The Promise (Live At The Briton's Protection)

6. Family Man (Live At The Briton's Protection)

7. Last Stand (Live At The Briton's Protection)

8. More To Life Than This (Live At The Briton's Protection)

9. Blue Days (Live At The Briton's Protection)

10. The Builder From Heaven (Live At The Briton's Protection)

11. Dear Glitterheart (Live At The Briton's Protection)

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Track List: Same Bed, Different Dreams

1. My Girl by the Temptations

2. Success

3. Over the Moon

4. A Day in the Life of a Gutter B**ch

5. A Death in the Life of a Gutter B**ch (Cut!)

6. They

7. Oh Midnight

8. Sacred Heart

9. Laura Coming Home

10. The Builder from Heaven

11. Same Bed, Different Dreams

12. Punchin' Judy

13. Stardust Falling (For Jobriath)

14. 'Til Then

15. The Season of Loss

16. Definitely This Morning..?

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Track List: Sketching The Landscape - Demos 1973-1979

1. 3 Years (I'm Gonna Make It) (1973 Demo)

2. Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (1973 Demo)

3. Black Leather Lucy (1973 Demo)

4. The Business Side Of Beauty (1973 Demo)

5. 3 A.M. Egos (1973 Demo)

6. Star Through My Window (1976 Demo)

7. No More Cryin' (1976 Demo)

8. Old Movies (1976 Demo)

9. A Quiet Success (1977 Demo)

10. A Girl Like You (1978 Demo)

11. Comic Strip (1979 Demo)

12. Loving You (I Can't Stop) (1979 Demo)

13. Chrysalis (1979 Demo)

14. Home Is Where The Heart Is (1979 Demo)

15. Stay (Something Good) (1977 Demo)

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Track List: Songs For The Lost And Found

1. Canadian Man

2. Saunders Ferry Lane

3. Forsaken

4. Be Not So Fearful

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Track List: Songs for a Lifetime

1. A 1970 Song

2. Michael from Mountains

3. Another Day

4. Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands

5. A 1970 Song 2

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Track List: The Dangerous Hours

1. The Luxury Of Rain

2. Such A Drag

3. Save The Days

4. Expect The Unexpected

5. Maintaining The Anger

6. What A Carry On

7. Silent Madness

8. And Even Now

9. Without A Kiss

10. Blame The Night

11. Early Closing Days

12. The Dangerous Hours

13. Death And The Bridesmaid Boy

14. Dear Glitterheart

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Track List: The Pros And Cons Of Passion - The Original Cut

1. The Pros & Cons Of Passion

2. Barefoot

3. Neil (You Can Depend On Me)

4. Stormwatch

5. You Breathed New Life Into Me

6. Two People In The Morning '96

7. Something

8. Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)

9. Don't Look Back

10. Who?

11. Not A Day Goes By

12. Birds

13. Another Time, Another Place

14. Angels, Punks & Raging Queens

15. Walk On The Wild Side

16. Ram On

17. Walk On The Wild Side (Miles' Mix)

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