Grace Jones, Island Life (1985)
The Grace Jones albums from the 1980s – especially Nightclubbing and Slave To The Rhythm figured large in my life at the time. She was frightening! My aunty had the tapes, later my brother had the CDs, I saw Grace Jones in a couple of movies. She was mesmerising and – as I’ve said, a little frightening. But those songs – Pull Up To The Bumper, Slave To The Rhythm, Love Is The Drug – so, so good. Sly & Robbie and Chris Blackwell and Trevor Horn and many other great names involved in the playing and production. Then the Island Life compilation became the big one for me. The easy-ticket; doesn’t cover it all, but gives enough of a snapshot. Exists almost as if an album too, not just a compilation. There’s a perfect feel to this – a flow. Well, I’ve only just bought the album – vinyl. After years without the CD. And if you’d like a free download of this album then be the first to go to www.backtoblackvinyl.com and enter the code: SB867Q882 and it’ll be yours. Done.
Sample Track: La Vie En Rose
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