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Davy JonesJust Me

Label:Hercules Productions – JM1
Format:
CD, Album
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Rock, Pop
Style:Pop Rock

Tracklist

1Hold Me Tight4:43
2When You Tell Me That You Love Me3:50
3Vivaldi Intro--I Wanna Be Me5:08
4My Love (She Means Everything)3:49
5Hurry Up Slow Down3:45
6It's Not Too Late (Radio Edit)4:17
7I'm Still In Love With You5:03
8If Only For One Moment2:57
9What A Night3:36
10So Goes Love1:59
11I Ain't Gonna Love You No More5:38
12Reprise: I'm Still In Love/Hold Me Tight6:26
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Notes

Between 1994 and 2004, Davy Jones showed his mettle as a songwriter, producer, and arranger when he unleashed thirty of his original songs on a trio of albums: JUST FOR THE RECORD (VOL. FOUR) (1996), JUST ME (2001), and JUST ME 2 (2004).
The title JUST ME infers a companion work to JUSTUS, the 1996 reunion album by The Monkees. Members of the Jones/Monkees road band made the JUST ME sessions along with players from the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra, synthesizer wizard John Bechdel (Fear Factory, Gary Numan), Jones's long-time colleague producer/multi-instrumentalist Johnny J. Blair, Tim Breon (Olivia Newton-John, David Rose), Grammy-winning engineer Rusty Richards (Michelle Shocked, Brian Wilson), and other notables.

David cast a wide net for this project, stretching beyond the usual ‘song and dance’ routine. Gentle, jazzy ballads are offset by anthems of orchestral bluster beholden to his British pop/rock heritage. This project numbers amongst Jones's best solo work. Noteworthy is Jones's first-time recording of "So Goes Love," a baroque pop/folk song he'd written for The Monkees in 1968.

In 2011, this album was reissued as a download album (on Jones's bandcamp page) with significant bonus material.

Reviews

  • singeratlarge32's avatar
    Four stars--All Music Guide Review.

    "The best thing Davy has done."--Peter Tork

    Edited review by Joseph W. Smith III for the Williamsport Sun-Gazette 7/19/2001:

    "Davy Jones once claimed he was just a lucky guy who got some good breaks, but his new solo album suggest that there is more to it than luck. JUST ME (alluding to The Monkees' 1996 comeback album JUSTUS) testifies as much to the local music scene as it does to the one-time teen idol. While Jones handles songwriting, vocals, guitar, and percussion, the album features plenty of other local talent: John Bechdel of Fear Factory, Williamsport Symphony Orchestra cellist Linda Kanski, Neon Cactus' Easy Mark Tomeo, and guitarist Tim Breon...Jones voice is stronger than ever, especially in the Tom Jones-style anthem 'My Love' and the reprise of 'Hold Me Tight,' which is beautifully spoken, rather than sung.

    "Other highlights include the relaxed, piano lounge-style 'I'm Still in Love With You,' the opener 'Hold Me Tight,' with a mellow backdrop of synthesized rhythms and juicy drum work; and 'If Only For One Moment,' blending buoyant 60s sentiments with bouncing 80s techno-pop...The album was co-produced by Jones and Johnny J. Blair. The latter has proven himself something of a Midas on the local music scene. Like other Blair productions, JUST ME has a wonderfully rich and vibrant sound..." (end)

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