Joe JacksonLook Sharp!

Label:A&M Records – SP 3666
2 x Vinyl, LP, 10", Album, Stereo
Style:New Wave


A1One More Time3:15
A2Sunday Papers4:22
A3Is She Really Going Out With Him?3:33
B1Happy Loving Couples3:08
B2Throw It Away2:49
B3Baby Stick Around2:36
C1Pretty Girls2:55
C2Look Sharp!3:23
C3(Do The) Instant Mash3:12
D1Fools In Love4:23
D2Got The Time2:52

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Fidelatone Mfg. pressing identifiable by "Ⓕ" stamp in runouts.
A die-cut hole in the gatefold cover accommodates a 1" button that reads "LOOK SHARP!"
Recorded at Eden Studio, London W.14.
Peanuts by Percy Dalton

℗1979 A&M Records, Inc.
©1979 A&M Records, Inc.

Side A through D are auto-coupled.

Some copies have a sticker wrapped around the spine with a new catalog number, A&MSP 6017

Plays at 33 1/3 rpm

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Pressing Plant ID (Runouts):
  • Matrix / Runout (Label A): SP-33735
  • Matrix / Runout (Label B): SP-33736
  • Matrix / Runout (Label C): SP-33737
  • Matrix / Runout (Label D): SP-33738
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A variant 1): AM SP 33735 F3 • Ⓕ
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B variant 1): AM SP 33736 F3 •• Ⓕ
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout C variant 1): AM SP 33737 F3 • Ⓕ
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout D variant 1): AM SP 33738 F1 •• Ⓕ
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A variant 2): AM SP 33735 F1 •• Ⓕ
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B variant 2): AM SP 33736 F3 •• Ⓕ
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout C variant 2): AM SP 33737 F3 • Ⓕ
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout D variant 2): AM SP 33738 F1 •• Ⓕ
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A variant 3): AM SP 33735 F2 •• Ⓕ
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B variant 3): AM SP 33736 F1 •• Ⓕ
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout C variant 3): AM SP 33737 F2 •• Ⓕ
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout D variant 3): AM SP 33738 F1 •• Ⓕ

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Look Sharp! (LP, Album, Test Pressing)A&M RecordsSP-4743US1978
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Look Sharp (LP, Album, Promo, White Label)A&M RecordsAMLH 64743UK1978
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Look Sharp! (LP, Album)A&M RecordsAMLH 64743Europe1979
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Look Sharp! (LP, Album, Stereo, Indianapolis Pressing, Barcode)A&M Records, A&M RecordsSP 4743, SP-4743US1979
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Look Sharp! (LP, Album)A&M RecordsL 36928New Zealand1979



  • Nikovic's avatar
    Just to clarify - this version does spin at 45 rpm?
    • Wiggus's avatar
      I have to say that I haven't compared this pressing to the 12" version, but Graham Maby's bass sounds incredible on the 2x10 release.
      It is full, growly and deep; it has it all. It is the lead instrument on the record a la John Entwistle.
      It sounds like you are in the same room with him.
      • aliceboy's avatar
        Edited 8 years ago
        Joe Jackson begins here. With the release of 'Is She Really Going Out With Him?,' Jackson stepped to forefront in the public eye before (and probably still stronger than) his predecessors-in-style, Graham Parker and Elvis Costello. With the same acerbic wit and brilliant ear for a beautiful pop composition, but with hands on the piano rather than a guitar, Jackson was able to carve out his own little niche in the market. This album (split here, inexplicably, onto two 10-inchers) fully justifies the position and leaves an audience wanting more. From the hard-hitting blast of opener 'One More Time,' through the unforgettable aforementioned single and outsider-looking-in gems like 'Happy Loving Couples' and 'Pretty Girls' to one-two finish of the contemplative and bitter 'Fools in Love' then high-impact 'Got the Time' (a fitting counterpart to the opener), this is a prime example of this school of not-quite-so-angry young men singer/songwriters.
        • phoenb's avatar
          Why does this exist? Can anyone clear this up for me?


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