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The Great Puzzle


Download links and information about The Great Puzzle by Jules Shear. This album was released in 1992 and it belongs to Rock, Pop, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 50:51 minutes.

Artist: Jules Shear
Release date: 1992
Genre: Rock, Pop, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 11
Duration: 50:51
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No. Title Length
1. The Trap Door 4:13
2. The Great Puzzle 6:16
3. We Were Only Making Love 5:04
4. The Sad Sound of the Wind 5:06
5. Something Else to Me 4:41
6. Make Believe 5:23
7. Much Too Much 4:55
8. Dreams Dissolve In Tears 3:46
9. The Mystery's All Mine 3:57
10. Jewel In a Cobweb 5:10
11. Bark 2:20



Jules Shear is a talented singer/songwriter who's consistently written and recorded high-quality music of both as a solo artist and a member of The Funky Kings, Reckless Sleepers, Raisins in the Sun, and Jules & The Polar Bears. He charted a No. 57 hit in 1985 with "Steady," cowritten with Cyndi Lauper, but his remaining U.S. chart hits were versions of his songs recorded by other acts, such as Lauper ("All Through the Night"), The Bangles ("If She Knew What She Wants"), and Tommy Conwell & The Young Rumblers ("If We Never Meet Again"). It's a genuine disappointment that a man of Shear's talents has never been fully recognized as a solo artist. 1992's The Great Puzzle is as good a place to start as any; it appeared at a time when production values were increasingly sympathetic to singer/songwriters. The organ's sweet purr plays perfectly in sync with the glorious harmonies on "We Were Only Making Love" and adds a wistful pop sound to "Dreams Dissolve in Tears," (a duet cowritten by and performed with his wife, singer/songwriter Pal Shazar). "Bark" is a beautiful acoustic closer.