Howard Jones ‎– Dream Into Action

Elektra ‎– 60390-1, Elektra ‎– 9 60390-1
Vinyl, LP, Album, Allied Pressing

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A1 Things Can Only Get Better
Backing Vocals – AfrodiziakBrass – TKO Horns
A2 Life In One Day
Backing Vocals – Afrodiziak
A3 No One Is To Blame 3:28
A4 Dream Into Action 3:45
A5 Like To Get To Know You Well 3:59
A6 Assault And Battery
Vocals [Girl's Voices] – The Effervescents
B1 Look Mama 3:53
B2 Bounce Right Back 3:55
B3 Elegy
Cello – Helen Liebman*
B4 Is There A Difference? 3:33
B5 Automaton 4:04
B6 Hunger For The Flesh 3:54

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Catalog number on inner label: 60390-1
Catalog number on spine: 9 60390-1

U.S. release of the album with an alternate track listing to the original UK version.
Specialty & Why Look For The Key have been replaced by "Like To Get To Know You Well" & "Bounce Right Back".
Why Look For The Key was available in the U.S. on the 7" Single of "Things Can Only Get Better".
Specialty was later released on the U.S./Canada only EP "Action Replay"
These versions of Like To Get To Know You Well & Bounce Right Back were released as a 7" single in the UK 7 months before Dream Into Action was released.

Produced by Rupert Hine for Gestalt.

Tracks A1 to A4, A6, B1, B3 to B6 © 1985
Tracks A5 & B2 © 1984

All tracks published by Howard Jones Music Ltd., all rights for the world controlled by Warner Bros. Music Ltd.
All rights for the Western Hemisphere administered by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp., (BMI)

Manufactured & Distributed by Elektra/Asylum Records appears on jacket.
Manufactured by Elektra/Asylum/Nonesuch Records appears on labels.

℗© 1985 WEA Records Ltd. Printed in U.S.A.

Includes printed inner sleeve with lyrics.

(runouts) The "SRC" logo along with an "SPAR" etching "and" a "B-#####" type matrix number all in the runout 'deadwax' indicates that the Plating (Processing / Metalwork) was done at Specialty Records Corporation but the record itself was pressed at Allied Record Company.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 7559-60390-1 7
  • Barcode (Scanned): 075596039017
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Label): ST E 60390-1 A-AR
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Label): ST E 60390-1 B-AR
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side A, etched except as noted below, var. 1): STE 60390 A 3 1-2 B-20968-A3 △ 9276 0- SP-AR STERLING ⚾ SRC
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side B, etched except as noted below. var. 1): STE 60390B -1 1-3 SP-AR B-20969-B1 △ 9276-X 0- -̶1̶ STERLING ⚾ SRC
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side A, etched except as noted below, var. 2): STE 60390 A 3 2 B-20968-A3 △ 9276 0- SPAR STERLING ⚾ SRC
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side B, etched except as noted below. var. 2): STE 60390B -1 1-5 △ 9276-X 0-- STERLING ⚾ B-20969-B1 SRC
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped A & B sides): STERLING [followed by the SRC logo, an S coiled around an R and a C]

Other Versions (5 of 66) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WX 15, 240 632-1 Howard Jones Dream Into Action(LP, Album) WEA, WEA WX 15, 240 632-1 UK 1985 Sell This Version
93901 Howard Jones Sueño En Acción = Dream Into Action(Cass, Album) WEA 93901 Argentina 1985 Sell This Version
PCDXRED751 Howard Jones Dream Into Action(2xCD, Album, RE, RM + DVD-V, Comp, NTSC) Cherry Red PCDXRED751 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
P-13086 Howard Jones Dream Into Action(LP, Album) WEA P-13086 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
T 6155 Howard Jones Dream Into Action(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Team Records (4) T 6155 Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version


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January 27, 2020
Has anyone noticed that Track A3 is an alternate version of the original US radio broadcast version or is this a different pressing that needs to be added? The vocal track is completely different on the copy that I have versus the radio broadcast version of the same length.


April 12, 2018
This is version is close to mine, but I think there's a slight difference in the lengthy series of matrix/runout etchings.