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Joe Jackson Returns with 'Rain'

For 30 years, English singer-songwriter Joe Jackson has helped define and redefine pop, rock, alternative, and new-wave music, when he's not delving extensively into classical composition.

Jackson's seminal late-'70s and early-'80s albums — I'm the Man, Night and Day, Look Sharp!, et al — have spawned some of the most memorable hits of that era, including "Is She Really Going Out with Him?" and " You Can't Get What You Want (Till You Know What You Want)." And though Jackson took a lengthy hiatus from pop in the '90s, his new Rain proves that he hasn't lost his flair for slick, smart pop music.

This segment originally aired April 25, 2008.

Copyright 2008 XPN

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