Joe Jackson's first album in five years, "Rain," will arrive Jan. 29 via Rykodisc.

Joe Jackson's first album in five years, "Rain," will arrive Jan. 29 via Rykodisc. The project features two of the three other original members of Jackson's longtime band, bassist Graham Maby and drummer Dave Houghton.

Jackson produced "Rain" at Planet Roc Studios in Berlin, with mixing assistance from Sean Slade and Paul Kolderie. "I think several of these songs are the best songs I've ever written, and I wanted to have 10 or 12 songs that I felt that way about before I put out another album," he says.

The group will tour early next year, with dates to be announced.

"Rain" is the follow-up to 2003's "Volume 4," which debuted at No. 8 on Billboard's Top Independent Albums chart.