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Howard Jones – Like To Get To Know You Well (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on March 23rd, 2012


“Like to Get to Know You Well” is a single by musician Howard Jones released in the second half of 1984, which was subsequently included on his twelve inch remix album The 12″ Album. The single climbed to number four on the UK Singles Chart. The sleeve carried the motto “Dedicated to the original spirit of the Olympic Games”. The extended version, subtitled “International Remix”, featured Jones singing in English, German and French.

The song was included as a bonus track on the singer’s second studio album, Dream Into Action.

“Like to Get to Know You Well” was featured in the 1985 movie Better Off Dead starring John Cusack.

Two different videos were made. The first featured Jones walking around the streets of London greeting members of the public, accompanied by his bandmates of the time. When the single was released in the US, a new animated video was produced for that market.

This is the second pressing with the slightly different sleeve.
The line of incorrectly translated Japanese text is taken out and the mix title appears at the bottom instead.

Like To Get To Know You Well (International Remix) 7:42
Engineer – Stephen W. Tayler
Producer – Rupert Hine

Bounce Right Back (Cause And Effect Remix) 7:26
Producer – Howard Jones
Recorded By – Bryan Evans
Remix – Stephen W. Tayler

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1984 Like To Get To Know You Well U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #49


Label: WEA – HOW 5(T)
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Music By, Lyrics By – Howard Jones
Recorded At – Farmyard Studios
Mixed At – Farmyard Studios

Recorded & mixed at Farmyard Studios, England.
Track A produced for Gestalt.

“Dedicated to the original spirit of the Olympic Games”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

PW: burningtheground

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16 Responses to “Howard Jones – Like To Get To Know You Well (UK 12″)”

  1. Omar Says:

    Thx Paul once again for this gem. I actually liked this ext. mix much more than the 7″ version.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar I prefer it too. Have a nice weekend.


  2. sasomom Says:

    I actually have this remix on his The 12″ Album which you have mentioned, but I enjoy downloading 12 inches from your site even if I own them myself either on vinyl or on cd.The sound in the recent posts is very clear and sharpe (Dead or Alive,Tears For Fears,Cher).
    I think that you have reached the perfection in what can be ripped off out of vinyl.
    Thank you DjPaulT.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you for the compliment Sasomom. The new Tung-Sol Gold Tipped Electro Tube upgrade that I recently installed in my Bellari Phono Pre-amp must be doing it’s job 🙂


    ric Reply:

    I also have this 12″ single and also his 12″ Album on CD, but a DJ Paul T rip is too quality a rip to pass! Thanks Paul!
    Surprisingly, just like Tears For Fears, Hojo never had a UK #1 on the Singles chart!
    Happy weekend, Paul!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Happy weekend Ric!


  3. omar Says:

    I just had to post again. Paul I know that this blog keeps u quite busy but you should consider a small 80s new wave only blog like this where we see the likes of all those much missed artits like HJ,Spandau,Abc,Kajagoogoo etc.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    I would love to do that Omar. But this blog keeps me so busy that I don’t have time to even update my Olivia Newton-John blog that often 🙁 Many people don’te realize just how time consuming ripping vinyl is. I ten to spend an entire day ripping, editing and scanning artwork just for one single whew 🙂 At any rate I have all of the artists you mentioned above scheduled for posting. Have a great weekend my friend 🙂


  4. Blaine Says:

    This was the first Howard Jones song I heard, and it’s subsequently still my personal favorite. Thanks you!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re very welcome Blaine 🙂


  5. Nick Says:

    I think that this version here is a good minute longer than the version on Howard Jones’ 12″ Album. They are both called the “International Mix’ but track times differ.


    Jermajesty Reply:

    I clock it at only 6 seconds longer?

    The ending *is* clean in this version though, rather than being cross faded into Pearl In The Shell


    Nick Reply:

    You’re right. Don’t know why I had that in my head. Its a good track – loved it when I was a kid.


  6. Teixeira Says:

    The translation of the title into different languages is actually kinda funny! The german line would be “I’d Like To Get To Know You Better” and the greek ΘΑ ‘ΘΕΛΑ ΝΑ ΕΙΜΑΙ ΠΙΟ ΚΟΝΤΑ ΣΟΜ [thathela na ime pio konta su] means “I’d like to be nearer to you”, they also made a mistake, they wrote ΣΟΜ though it is ΣΟΥ (som/su).


  7. Jermajesty Says:

    B-side’s a bit Falco!!


  8. Junior Says:

    One of my favourite Howard Jones singles.

    Thanks Paul 🙂


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