Jules Shear

The Great Puzzle

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Jules Shear left behind several albums' worth of terrific music, from his earliest days with the Funky Kings to his work with Jules & the Polar Bears and on to a distinguished solo career. Even with tough competition, The Great Puzzle stands as Shear's high point, combining his never-failing gift of melody with tasteful, organic arrangements, highly personal yet universal lyrics, and probably his most consistent batch of songs to date. [Initial pressings of The Great Puzzle were packaged with a bonus disc, Unplug This, which had Shear reprise his best-known songs along with a couple from The Great Puzzle in a solo acoustic setting.]

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