For a year or so now, there have been rumours that Howard Jones would be releasing his 1984 debut LP ‘Human’s Lib’ as a super deluxe box set. It has now been confirmed that will be released in November, along with a similar box set for the follow up ‘Dream Into Action’.
A full press release from Cherry Red follows.
Dream Into Action & Human’s Lib
30 November 2018
Limited Edition LP
Super Deluxe 12” x 12” Box Set
Cherry Red Records is both delighted and proud to announce the newly remastered and expanded release of Howard Jones debut album Human’s Lib and second album Dream Into Action.
Released in March 1984, Human’s Lib entered the UK Album Charts at No.1 selling over 100,000 copies in the first week and spending a total of 57 weeks in the chart whilst achieving Double Platinum status with sales in excess of 600,000 copies.
Four songs from this album were released as singles in the UK, all of which reached the Top 20: “New Song” peaked at No.3, “What Is Love?” at No.2, “Hide and Seek” at No.12, and “Pearl in the Shell” at No.7.
As well as achieving great success in the UK, Human’s Lib and the various singles taken from it also enjoyed tremendous success internationally in such countries as USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and throughout most of Europe.
Dream Into Action
Released in March 1985, Dream Into Action reached No.2 in the UK Album Charts and achieved Gold Album status. Like its predecessor Human’s Lib, Dream Into Action contained four Top 20 hit singles; Things Can Only Get Better reached No.6, Look Mama at No. 10, Life In One Day at No.14 and No One Is To Blame at No.16.
In addition to these four Top 20 Hit singles, the original CD version of Dream Into Action also contained as a bonus track Howard’s hit single from the previous year Like To Get To Know You Well which reached No.4 in the Singles Chart.
Dream Into Action also enjoyed massive international acclaim and success; particularly in the USA where it reached No.10 in the Billboard Album charts achieving Platinum status. It spawned three Billboard Top 20 hit singles including Things Can Only Get Better at No.5, Life In One Day at No.19 and a re-recorded version of No One Is To Blame featuring Phil Collins on backing vocals and drums (produced by Hugh Padgham) gave Howard his biggest ever US hit single reaching No.4.
As well as achieving great success in the UK and USA, Dream Into Action and the various singles taken from it also enjoyed tremendous success internationally in such countries as Canada, New Zealand, Australia and throughout most of Europe.
With the full involvement of Howard Jones each album is being re-issued in four remastered formats:
- Remastered version of the original CD release (including bonus tracks Bounce Right Back and Like To Get To Know You Well)
- 8-page \booklet containing rare photos and a brand new track by track annotation about Dream Into Action by Howard Jones as told to acclaimed writer Anil Prasad.
Human’s Lib Limited Edition White Vinyl LP
Dream In To Action Limited Edition Green Vinyl LP
- Strictly limited-edition green or white vinyl release
- Inner sleeve containing rare photos and a brand new sleevenote and track by track annotation about each album by Howard Jones as told to acclaimed writer Anil Prasad.
Deluxe Expanded 2CD +DVD Set:
• Packaged in a digipack with a fully illustrated 16-page booklet containing rare photos and a brand new sleevenote and track by track annotation about each album by Howard Jones as told to acclaimed writer Anil Prasad.
- Featuring previously unreleased studio and live versions plus unreleased digitally and newly remastered tracks.
- Includes a DVD (NTSC/Region Free) containing rare early footage of Howard rehearsing at the Gordon’s Arms in High Wycombe plus his Living Room demos, BBC TV appearances as well as Promotional Videos.
Super Deluxe 12” x 12” Box Set – Human’s Lib:
• THE DELUXE EXPANDED 2CD+DVD SET
• 12” PICTURE DISC FEATURING THE STEG ORIGINAL ALBUM FRONT COVER ARTWORK
• THE WHITE TAPE REPLICA PRE-CONTRACT DEMO CASSETTE CONTAINING REMASTERED VERSIONS OF FOUR ORIGINAL DEMO TRACKS
• AN EXTRA BONUS CD CONTAINING FURTHER PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED STUDIO, LIVE AND BBC SESSION AND REMASTERED TRACKS
• THE LONG DELETED LIVE IN JAPAN CONCERT RELEASED ON DVD FOR THE FIRST TIME TA REPLICA OF THE ORIGINAL HOWARD JONES FAN CLUB RISK MEMBERSHIP CARD
• HUMAN’S LIB ARTWORK LITHOGRAPH
• REPLICA OF HUMAN’S LIB 1984 TOUR PROGRAMME
• SET OF 5 BUTTON BADGES
Super Deluxe 12” x 12” Box Set – Dream Into Action:
• THE DELUXE EXPANDED 2CD+DVD SET
• 12” PICTURE DISC FEATURING ORIGINAL ALBUM FRONT COVER ARTWORK
• AN EXTRA BONUS CD CONTAINING THE FARMYARD SESSIONS PLUS OTHER PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED AND REMASTERED TRACKS
• THE LONG DELETED LAST WORLD DREAM CONCERT RELEASED ON DVD FOR THE FIRST TIME T A REPLICA OF THE HOWARD JONES FAN CLUB RISK MEMBERSHIP CARD
• DREAM INTO ACTION ARTWORK LITHOGRAPH
• REPLICA OF DREAM INTO ACTION 1985 TOUR PROGRAMME
• SET OF 4 BUTTON BADGES