Reissue of DAVID JONES (Colpix), the 1965 stereo LP, remastered by Akira Suzuki. This special download edition contains bonus material: Interview segments 1965-67, more Colpix sessions, the 1965 Shindig appearance, and rarely heard demos and acetates (1964-5) that appeared on JUST FOR THE RECORD VOL. 1 (now out of print).
Original 1965 liner notes:
It took top executives of Colpix Records exactly five minutes to decide they had to get David Jones to sign his name on a contract--the five minutes they spent watching and listening to him sing on stage in OLIVER, the smash-hit musical David Merrick brought to the
United States from England.
Anyone who hears David Jones' voice recognizes, as one critic put it, "The sparkle of youthful enthusiasm and brightness of style that makes you want to hear more and more from this talented newcomer."
After OLIVER completed its smash Broadway run with David getting standing ovations each evening for his role as "The Artful Dodger," he went into another London show, PICKWICK, which was to prove an even bigger feather in David's theatrical cap. Once again David Merrick brought the London production to the United States, and once again critics hailed David Jones as "the best performer in the show" and "the brightest young talent in the industry."
While PICKWICK was in its roadshow run at the elegant new Los Angeles Music Center, David recorded his first record album. Packed solid with simple, catchy tunes and bright, unusual sounds offset by tender ballads admirably performed by the talented young singer, the completed album captures all the charm and personality that has endeared David to thousands of theatre fans.
Already an established television, stage, and singing star in his native England, David Jones goes on to win new laurels as a recording star with "What Are We Going to Do?" As a young fellow whose chosen ambition was originally to become a top race jockey, David was side-tracked by a spectacular career in the field of entertainment purely as the result of a part-time radio job. Old goals aside, David has set his sights on becoming a top international star of records, stage, television, and films. When you listen to this exciting new album there will be no doubt in your mind that David is well on his way to reaching that goal...and soon!