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3.21 | 10 ratings | 1 reviews | 20% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1976

Songs / Tracks Listing

1.Without a Word (5:20)
2.Johnny B'77 (3:21)
3.Times (4:45)
4.Baby Jane (2:36)
5.Lost Inside a Song (4:02)
6.How's Tricks (4:10)
7.Madhouse (3:45)
8.Waiting for the Call (5:48)
9.Outsiders (2:55)
10.Something to Live For (5:13)
11.* Without a Word (alternate) (5:50)
12.* Something to Live For (alternate) (3:52)

* Available on the Universal Records 2003 CD re-release

Total Time 52:02

Line-up / Musicians

- Jack Bruce / bass, harmonica, lead vocals
- Hughie Burns / guitars, lead vocal (4)
- Tony Hymas / keyboards, vibraphone, vocals
- Simon Phillips / drums, glockenspiel, vocals

Releases information

Polydor 835285-2
Remastered in 2003 with bonus tracks on Universal Records

Thanks to Evolver for the addition
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JACK BRUCE How's Tricks ratings distribution

(10 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(20%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(20%)
Good, but non-essential (60%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
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Review by Evolver
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3 stars This is not my favorite Jack Bruce album, despite having two musicians I greatly admire, Tony Hymas and Simon Phillips, in the band. The songs are not bad. About a third of them have a light jazz fusion feel, but mostly they are forgettable. The second half of the album is more straight rock, with some prog and blues.

The more progressive songs are Madhouse, Outsiders (the best song on the album, in my opinion), and Something To Live For, but none of there are very progressive at all.

I have the original Polydor CD of this release, so again I do not have the bonus tracks, and the sound quality is less than spectacular.

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