Jack Howard – My Lucky Day

My Lucky Day (cover)

My Lucky Day (cover)

 

Brimming with talented musicianship and oozing class, Jack’s third solo album contains both full band and stripped back classics.

Released In: [Australia / NZ].

Release Date: 14 July 2007.

Australian Chart Position: [Did Not Enter].

Availability: Moderately common. Available new CD and digital form.

Value: A$15-A$30.

 

Track Listing(s)

Legend:

 Highly recommended track.
 Commercial single.
 Promotional single.

 

Version: Independent Australian CD album.

Album length: 64 minutes, 17 seconds.

ReplayGain loudness: -7.63dB (2007).

  1. Let Me Live
  2. Will You Wait 
  3. All I Really Want is You
  4. Simple Yet Sacred
  5. I Have Counted the Ways
  6. Faraway 
  7. My Lucky Day
  8. Sailing Home 
  9. Dial-A-Prayer 
  10. The Red Rose
  11. I Am Lost
  12. The Letter #
  13. Don’t Fade Away # 
  14. Restlessness #
  15. A Toast To Our Good Fortune # 
  16. Wiseguy Waltz #
  17. Sweet Hand of Mercy #

# These tracks form “Don’t Fade Away”, by Jack Howard and John Berto. The remaining tracks form “My Lucky Day”, by Jack Howard and The Long Lost Brothers.

 

Review

Official blurb:

Well, we have a release date now – “My Lucky Day” will be a worldwide phenomenon on Sat.14th July and mankind will never be the same again!

We’ll be doing an in store appearance at Readings in Acland Street in St.Kilda on Thurs. 9th August and we’ll be launching “MLD” (as its known in the trade) on Sat.11th August at The Toff In Town in Curtin House, Swanston St., Melbourne. I’m so excited! I finally took delivery of my new baby the other day and I’m a very proud father!

In other breaking news, keep an ear out for the upcoming Airway Lanes CD and the forthcoming Tim Rogers CD for a royal taste of our happening new brass section – it’s a French horn-led recovery, I tells ya.

For a Midnight Oil/H & C double, come down to the Northcote Social Club on Thursday 12th July. Rob Hirst will be there with his band, The Ghostwriters, supported by yours truly and the Brothers. Our horn section may get up and have a blast with Rob’s team while we’re there.

It’s all good news!

 

Liner Notes

My Lucky Day (tracks 1-11)

Jack Howard – vocals, trumpet, keyboards
Nicky Del Ray – guitars, backing vocals on tks 9 & 11
Barry Stockley – bass
Sharky Ramos – drums
Ed Bates – pedal steel

Russell Davis – french horn
David Mowat – trombone
Heather Michael – backing vocals on tks 5 & 11
Dan Hall – backing vocals on tks 2 & 11

Engineered, mixed and mastered by Barry Stockley at Fatsound studio, Sep. 2006 – May 2007; additional recording by Jack at the Bungalow, Elwood. Co-produced by Barry and Jack.

All songs by Jack Howard

Artwork and design by Jack and David Mowat
Photos by Fiona Leonard and Jack

Thanks to Colin Munro and the Elwood RSL, Jamie Buckland and The Rosstown Hotel, salty.com.au, Stuart Fenech at humanfrailty.com.au, Dave Rosen, Dan Hall, Adam Johnstone, David Mowat, Mark Bolton at MGM, Andy McGregor at Plakkit, The Elwood Dad’ Band; to Fiona, Sally and Jane; and to all of our wonderfully supportive friends and families.

Don’t Fade Away (tracks 12-17)

Jack Howard – vocals, trumpet
John Berto – electric guitar

Recorded at Barry Stockley’s Fatsound studio March 17th 2006
Fixed, edited and mastered at The Bungalow by Jack

Dedicated to Spencer, Flynn and Sebastian

All songs by Jack Howard

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