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Dream Into Action
On the heels of a very strong debut, Howard Jones scored another winner with DREAM INTO ACTION. The 1985 Elektra release, produced by Rupert Hine, takes Jones' melodic, upbeat synthpop a step further with the addition of some surprisingly effective soul/funk moves. You probably know the hits here – “Things Can Only Get Better,” “Life In One Day” and the original version of “No One Is To Blame” (which would reach #4 in the U.S. after being rerecorded for single release) – but there isn't a dud among these 14 tracks. DREAM INTO ACTION went Top 10 on both sides of the Atlantic and remains among the singer-songwriter-keyboardist's very best; we'll give it another spin today in honor of Howard Jones' birthday.