Howard Jones' Ordinary Heroes Special Edition Is Now Sold Out.

The long awaited new studio album from Howard Jones, Ordinary Heroes, is set to be released by the end of 2009. The special limited edition version of the album was available exclusively at howardjones.com, and is now sold out.

From Howard: "This special edition of the Ordinary Heroes album will have ground breaking packaging and an exclusive extra cd with exclusive songs and alternative mixes. If you pre-order this special package, you will have your name printed in the album artwork and you can also specify a personal dedication which will be handwritten by me on the packaging with a signature. The people who buy this album are in a sense my 'patrons'; those people that support my work and want me to continue making new recordings. This album has been a 4 or 5 year project between the writing and recording, and is entirely self financed. I intend to invest the revenue from this special package to finance the promotion of the album to a wider audience. There will be a conventional single album release available around the album launch at a normal price, taking into account the economic times. Please spread the word about this album. As you know I regard my audience as my partners, and we are in this together."

Ordinary Heroes is available on pre-order at
howardjones.com, where fans can also see the video of Howard's forthcoming single "Soon You’ll Go," to be released Oct. 26. It is exquisite.

If you want to hear a version of Howard's "What Is Love?" which has "been given a golden sunshine lick of the good times, the way only Aswad know how!" go s
ee Aswad's version from their summer 2009 album City Lock.