Grace Jones “Nightclubbing” RE LP (1983)
Details: Grace Jones “Nightclubbing” vinyl released on Island Records (baby blue labels). Sterling Reissue. Bent corner on cover (top-left) and edge/shelf wear.
Description: “In 1980, Grace Jones decamped to Compass Point Studios in Nassau, Bahamas where she worked with producers Alex Sadkin and Island Records’ president Chris Blackwell, as well as a crack team of session musicians rooted by the rhythmic reggae force of Sly & Robbie. (This group would eventually be dubbed Compass Point All Stars, supplying island grooves for everyone from Robert Palmer to Tom Tom Club to Black Uhuru.) Across three critical and commercial hit albums spanning from 1980’s Warm Leatherettethrough 1982’s Living My Life --with the expanded reissue of 1981’s Nightclubbing as her pinnacle-- Jones reinvented herself, while also altering the face of modern pop.”—Pitchfork
“At the outset of her singing career, model-cum-actress Grace Jones was a musical product in the truest sense of the word, more or less invented by artist Jean-Paul Goude. When new wave became the dance-club staple around the turn of the decade, this glamorous disco diva sailed into the genre on an airbrush jetstream, performing slickly produced covers of mainstream modern material borrowed from Chrissie Hynde, Bryan Ferry et al., while mixing in a safe dose of thumped-up funk.
Warm Leatherette (named for the Normal’s pioneering 1978 new wave electro single, which she has the guts and insight to cover) was the first Jones disc to embrace this formula; Nightclubbing followed suit, utilizing songs by Iggy and Sting. The balance of this LP features a slightly more fluid vocal style than the monotone that rules the previous album.”—Trouser Press
Grade: VG+ (Cover) / NM (Record)
TRACK LISTING SIDE A:
A1. Walking In The Rain
A2. Pull Up The Bumper
A3. Use Me
TRACK LISTING SIDE B:
B1. Art Groupie
B2. I’ve Seen That Face Before (Libertango)
B3. Feel Up
B4. Demolition Man
B5. I’ve Done It Again