1995 Jude Cole – I Don’t Know Why I Act This Way

I Don’t Know Why I Act This Way is the fourth solo album of the singer-songwriter Jude Cole. Released in 1995, eight years after his self-titled debut solo album.

A follow up effort to Start the Car, and A View from 3rd Street, I Don’t Know Why I Act This Way brings the listener to something new with Jude Cole. This album is about a wide variety of human emotions and conditions. This album is one of Jude’s most “intense” lyrical effort. It is complete with complex arrangements and production and the many unexpected instrumental twists that have become his trademark.

The album cover depicts Cole in the right foreground, while the background is a direct recreation of Edward Hopper’s works. Specifically, the left side bears a very strong resemblance to Nighthawks, while the right is a direct copy of 7 AM.


1  Speed Of Life (George Green; Jude Cole ) 04:45
2  Believe In You (Jude Cole ) 04:01
3  Move If You’re Going (Jude Cole ) 03:37
4  Lowlife (Jude Cole ) 04:56
5  Joe (George Green; Jude Cole ) 04:37
6  Sheila Don’t Remember (George Green; Jude Cole ) 03:11
7  Take The Reins (Jude Cole ) 04:27
8  Madison (Jude Cole ) 03:53
9  Hole At The Top Of The World (George Green; Jude Cole ) 03:45
10  Heaven’s Last Attempt (Jude Cole ) 04:20


BassPaul Bushnell
DrumsPat Mastelotto
GuitarJon Brion
GuitarMark Goldenberg
GuitarJude Cole
ChamberlainJon Brion
Hammond OrganMark Goldenberg
HarmoniumJon Brion
OrganJon Brion
PianoJude Cole
WurlitzerJon Brion
AccordionPhil Parlapiano
TrumpetChris Botti
CelloMartin Tillman
PercussionPat Mastelotto
VocalsJude Cole

Other Musicians

1 Speed Of Life

VocalsSally Dworsky

5 Joe

KeyboardsSteve Porcaro
PianoSteve Porcaro
VocalsKiefer Sutherland

6 Sheila Don’t Remember

BassJude Cole
VocalsSam Llanas

7 Take The Reins

Guitar (solo)Lyle Workman
PercussionMichael Lawrence

Liner Notes

Producer – Jude Cole, Kevin Killen, Ron Aniello
Engineer – Kevin Killen
Engineer (Additional) – John Paterno
Engineer (Assisant) – Dave Shiffman, John Paterno, Tom Nellen
Mastered By – Bob Ludwig
Mixed By – Kevin Killen

Artwork – Tony Wright
Photography – Dorothy Low, Kristen Briggs

Mastered At Gateway Mastering
Mixed At The Sound Factory
Recorded At Ocean Way Recording
Recorded At The Sound Factory
Recorded At Sunset Sound
Recorded At Hollywood Sound Recorders
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