Turn Back the Clock is the debut album by Johnny Hates Jazz released in the beginning of 1988. The band consists of Clark Datchler, Mike Nocito and Calvin Hayes. The album, whose most famous single was "Shattered Dreams," peaked at #1 on the UK charts, and #56 on the Billboard 200. Kim Wilde sung backing vocals on the song "Turn Back the Clock." The track "Foolish Heart" was originally released as a single in 1986 as "Me and My Foolish Heart."
This early live set by Purple Mark II, complete on two discs, was recorded in Stockholm, Sweden in 1970, and it showcases the band at its most extended. The jams on "Wring That Neck" and "Mandrake Root" clock in at around half an hour apiece. An instrumental version of the Rolling Stones' "Paint It Black" leads into the requisite drum solo, and also included is the longest-ever recording of "Child in Time." Some of this (especially "Mandrake Root") can be trying to the patience of someone who wasn't there. But this was the era when hundreds of bands were stretching out every night, and Purple, with the skills and imaginations of Jon Lord and Ritchie Blackmore to call on, did it better than many, at its climaxes reaching a fiery intensity matched by few others.
Raindance is the debut album from English musician Clark Datchler. Datchler originally left the successful group Johnny Hates Jazz in 1988 to continue his solo career after previously releasing several solo singles before the joining the group. He moved to Amsterdam and began work on his debut album. The album featured some renowned musicians, including bass player Nathan East, drummer John "JR" Robinson and percussionist Paulinho Da Costa. Also featured was guitarist Dave Gregory of XTC. The album saw Datchler’s first environmental song, "Raindance" – one of several to follow.
Tall Stories is the 1991 second album by Johnny Hates Jazz. Released more than three years after JHJ's debut album, Tall Stories features erstwhile producer and songwriter Phil Thornalley as lead singer, following the departure of original frontman Clark Datchler. On the eve of the album’s release, Thornalley and keyboardist Calvin Hayes were involved in a serious car crash that depleted the band's momentum. Once they recovered, the album was a commercial flop, and the band called it quits.