LAST YEAR HOWARD JONES ISSUED DELUXE ANNIVERSARY EDITIONS OF HIS FIRST TWO ALBUMS, HUMAN’S LIB AND DREAM INTO ACTION. COMPREHENSIVE AND, AT TIMES, QUITE REVEALING, THE BOX SETS DUG RIGHT INTO THE ARCHIVE, AND WERE A FITTING TESTAMENT TO JONES’S PAST GLORIES – AND TO THE WORK IT TOOK TO ACHIEVE THEM… NEXT MONTH JONES WILL RELEASE HIS NEW ALBUM TRANSFORM.
On first listen it becomes immediately apparent that TRANSFORM is the work of an artist with a wealth of history and a fundamental understanding of his own ability. It’s both futuristic and retro – tipping an affectionate wink to Jones’s past, either through its heavily electro stylings, or its reaffirming of the longstanding central message: “… if we want to change the world for the benefit of everyone, first we have to start with ourselves”. In this new podcast with The Mouth Magazine, recorded just ahead of the album and its subsequent tour, Jones discusses TRANSFORM…
Pre-order TRANSFORM in a variety of formats, here
For Howard Jones tour dates and ticket links go here