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Dream into Action

Dream into Action is the second album by British pop musician Howard Jones. It was released in March 1985 and reached no.2 in the UK Album Charts.

The album contained the hit singles "Things Can Only Get Better" (UK #6, US #5), "Look Mama" (UK #10), "Life In One Day" (UK #14, US #19), and the original version of his biggest American hit, "No One Is to Blame" (UK #16, US #4).

The LP & cassette track listing

SIDE ONE

  1. Things Can Only Get Better - 4:02
  2. Life in One Day - 3:39
  3. No One Is to Blame - 3:28
  4. Dream into Action - 3:45
  5. Like to Get to Know You Well - 3:59
  6. Assault and Battery - 4:51

SIDE TWO

  1. Look Mama - 3:53
  2. Bounce Right Back - 3:55
  3. Elegy - 4:20
  4. Is There a Difference? - 3:33
  5. Automaton - 4:04
  6. Hunger for the Flesh - 3:54

The Compact Disc track listing

  1. Things Can Only Get Better - 3:56
  2. Life in One Day - 3:39
  3. Dream into Action - 3:47
  4. No One Is to Blame - 3:28
  5. Look Mama - 4:03
  6. Assault and Battery - 4:52
  7. Automaton - 4:06
  8. Is There a Difference? - 3:32
  9. Elegy - 4:23
  10. Specialty - 3:58
  11. Why Look for the Key - 3:22
  12. Hunger for the Flesh - 4:02
  13. Bounce Right Back - 4:33
  14. Like to Get to Know You Well - 3:58

Credits

  • Produced By Rupert Hine for Gestalt
  • Recorded & Mixed at Farmyard Studios, England by Stephen W. Tayler
  • Recording Assistant: Andrew Scarth
  • Lyrics, Vocals, Instruments, Programming: Howard Jones
  • Album Sleeve Photography: Simon Fowler
  • Graphic Design: Rob O'Connor - Stylorouge
  • Thanks to David Stopps, my manager, and to all those great people who help me and believe in what I do. And love to you, Jan.
  • Backing Vocals: Afrodiziak (Claudia Fontaine, Caron Wheeler, Naomi Thompson) & The Effervescents (Tania Matos, Kirstie Fulthorpe, Laura Bishop, Elizabeth Holden)
  • Brass: The TKO Horns (Dave Pleurs, Alan Whetton, Jim Patterson, Brian Maurice)

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