Grace Jones ‎– Island Life

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La Vie En Rose 7:24
I Need A Man 3:22
Do Or Die 3:22
Private Life 5:10
I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango) 4:28
Love Is The Drug 6:07
Pull Up To The Bumper 3:40
Walking In The Rain 4:18
My Jamaican Guy 6:00
Slave To The Rhythm 4:20

Versions (57)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
207 472 Grace Jones Island Life(LP, Comp) Island Records 207 472 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
IMCD 16 Grace Jones Island Life(CD, Comp) Island Records IMCD 16 Italy 1985 Sell This Version
CID 132 Grace Jones Island Life(CD, Comp) Island Records CID 132 UK 1985 Sell This Version
CID 132, 610 584-222 Grace Jones Island Life(CD, Comp) Island Records, Island Records CID 132, 610 584-222 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
842 453-2 Grace Jones Island Life(CD, Comp) Island Records 842 453-2 UK 1985 Sell This Version
610 584, CID 132 Grace Jones Island Life(CD, Comp) Island Records, Island Records 610 584, CID 132 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
610 584 Grace Jones Island Life(CD, Comp) Island Records 610 584 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
CID 132, 610 584-222 Grace Jones Island Life(CD, Comp) Island Records, Island Records CID 132, 610 584-222 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
422 842 453-2 Grace Jones Island Life(CD, Comp) Island Records 422 842 453-2 US 1985 Sell This Version
7 90491-2, 90491-2 Grace Jones Island Life(CD, Comp, Dig) Island Records, Island Records 7 90491-2, 90491-2 US 1985 Sell This Version
7 90491-4 Grace Jones Island Life(Cass, Comp) Island Records 7 90491-4 US 1985 Sell This Version
GJC 1 Grace Jones Island Life(Cass, Comp) Island Records GJC 1 1985 Sell This Version
407 472 Grace Jones Island Life(Cass, Comp) Island Records 407 472 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
407 472-652 Grace Jones Island Life(Cass, Comp) Island Records 407 472-652 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
407 472, 407 472-652 Grace Jones Island Life(Cass, Comp) Island Records, Island Records 407 472, 407 472-652 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
RML 52059 Grace Jones Island Life(LP + 12", Lig + Comp) Festival Records RML 52059 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
ILPC 26 Grace Jones Island Life(LP, Comp) Island Records ILPC 26 South Africa 1985 Sell This Version
7 90491-1, 90491-1 Grace Jones Island Life(LP, Comp) Island Records, Island Records 7 90491-1, 90491-1 US 1985 Sell This Version
7 90491-1, 90491-1 Grace Jones Island Life(LP, Comp) Island Records, Island Records 7 90491-1, 90491-1 US 1985 Sell This Version
207 472, 207 472-630 Grace Jones Island Life(LP, Comp) Island Records, Island Records 207 472, 207 472-630 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
826 609-1, PG 289 Grace Jones Island Life(LP, Comp) Island Records, Island Records 826 609-1, PG 289 France 1985 Sell This Version
ISL 1050 Grace Jones Island Life(LP, Comp) Island Records ISL 1050 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
BAN GJ1 Grace Jones Island Life(LP, Comp) Island Records BAN GJ1 Israel 1985 Sell This Version
207 472 Grace Jones Island Life(LP, Comp) Island Records 207 472 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
43 598 2 Grace Jones Island Life(LP, Comp, Club) Island Records, Bertelsmann Club 43 598 2 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
I 207472 Grace Jones Island Life(LP, Comp, Gat) Island Records I 207472 Spain 1985 Sell This Version
VG71422 Grace Jones Island Life(LP, Comp, Gat) Island Records VG71422 Greece 1985 Sell This Version
71422, ISLAND 71422 Grace Jones Island Life(LP, Comp, Gat) Island Records, Island Records 71422, ISLAND 71422 Greece 1985 Sell This Version
GJ 1 Grace Jones Island Life(LP, Comp, Gat) Island Records GJ 1 UK 1985 Sell This Version
5B 207472 Grace Jones Island Life(LP, Comp, Gat) Island Records 5B 207472 Spain 1985 Sell This Version
10.207472.50 Grace Jones Island Life(LP, Comp, Gat) Island Records, Dacapo 10.207472.50 Portugal 1985 Sell This Version
GJ1, GJ-1 Grace Jones Island Life(LP, Comp, Gat) Island Records, Island Records GJ1, GJ-1 Scandinavia 1985 Sell This Version
GJ 1 Grace Jones Island Life(LP, Comp, Gat) Island Records GJ 1 Italy 1985 Sell This Version
R28D-2022 Grace Jones Island Life(LP, Comp, Promo, W/Lbl) Island Records R28D-2022 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
GJCC1 Grace Jones Island Life(Cass, Comp) Island Records GJCC1 UK 1986 Sell This Version
GJCC1, 407 472 Grace Jones Island Life(Cass, Comp) Island Records, Island Records GJCC1, 407 472 1986 Sell This Version
GJCC1 Grace Jones Island Life(Cass, Comp, Bla) Island Records GJCC1 UK 1986 Sell This Version
GJ1, LSI 11147 Grace Jones Island Life(LP, Comp, Gat) Island Records, Jugoton GJ1, LSI 11147 Yugoslavia 1986 Sell This Version
670.8022 Grace Jones Island Life(LP, Comp, Gat) Island Records 670.8022 Brazil 1988 Sell This Version
IMCD 16 Grace Jones Island Life(CD, Comp, RE) Island Records IMCD 16 UK 1989 Sell This Version
IMCD 16 Grace Jones Island Life(CD, Comp, RE) Island Records IMCD 16 UK 1989 Sell This Version
610 584 Grace Jones Island Life(CD, Comp, RP) Island Records 610 584 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
422 842 453-2 Grace Jones Island Life(CD, Comp, RE, Club) Island Records 422 842 453-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
842 453-2, IMCD 16 Grace Jones Island Life(CD, Comp, RE, RM) Island Records, Island Masters 842 453-2, IMCD 16 UK & Europe 1990 Sell This Version
MMTCD 1861 Grace Jones Island Life(CD, Comp, RE) Island Records MMTCD 1861 South Africa 1993 Sell This Version
524 315-2 Grace Jones Island Life 2(CD, Comp) Island Records, Une Musique 524 315-2 France 1996 Sell This Version
PHCR-4766, 842 453-2, IMCD 16 Grace Jones Island Life(CD, Comp) Island Records, Island Records, Island Records PHCR-4766, 842 453-2, IMCD 16 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
535 142-8 Grace Jones Island Life(LP, Comp, RE, 180) Island Records 535 142-8 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
842 453-2 Grace Jones Island Life(CD, Comp, RE) Island Records 842 453-2 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
IMCD 16, 842 453-2 Grace Jones Island Life(CD, Comp, RE) Island Records, Island Records IMCD 16, 842 453-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
842 453-2 Grace Jones Island Life(CD, Comp, RE) Island Records, Island Masters 842 453-2 Australasia Unknown Sell This Version
7 90491-2, 90491-2 Grace Jones Island Life(CD, Comp, RE) Island Records, Island Records 7 90491-2, 90491-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
IMCD 16 Grace Jones Island Life(CD, Comp, RE) Island Records IMCD 16 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
842 453-2, IMCD 16 Grace Jones Island Life(CD, Comp, RE, RM) Island Records, Island Masters 842 453-2, IMCD 16 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
842 453-2, IMCD 16 Grace Jones Island Life(CD, Comp, RM) Island Records, Island Masters 842 453-2, IMCD 16 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
842 453-2, IMCD 16 Grace Jones Island Life(CD, Comp, RM) Island Records, Island Masters 842 453-2, IMCD 16 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
T 8145 Grace Jones Island Life(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) Team Records (4) T 8145 Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version

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jussumen

jussumen

September 26, 2008
referencing Island Life, LP, Comp, 207 472, 207 472-630
You might or might not feel this strange mixture of Ballads with Pop Songs and Disco arrangements by Tom Moulton you find on Side One, but as soon as the needle touches Side 2 you know this sounds good ! The music is uplifting, exciting and sports some of the very best Bass / drum and synthesizer backings the 80ies had to offer. Sly & Robbie both jamaican like Miss Jones work together just fine. They play up beat and fast Reggae Grooves and some elctronic drums, like only they knew how to deliver ( seen them and the Taxi Gang in 1984 Live in Vienna and that riddim machine was cooking). All the songs here are classics and are fun to listen to over and over again just for the fine bass lines, drum fills and other arrangement highlights. Grace holds her spot strong and proud and helps propelling these execllent riddims into Classic Songs. Alex Sadkin produced this stuff at Montserrat's AIR Studios and in Barbados with his usual high quality level and (best of all) this west-german pressing has the top dollar Hot Stamper sound that is so rare. Bass energy to cook a meal upon. Details and sound stage galore. Not a tiny Ess or Tte in her voice and no rough spots at all. As Good as It Gets.
A masterpiece that was made to last- Sure stood the test of time and sounds better today than ever before. A must gave addition to a good LP Collection.
Crijevo

Crijevo

February 23, 2003
referencing Island Life, LP, Comp, 207 472, 207 472-630

Whatever you might think of Grace as an actress, her musical/fashion skills go for some of the strangest pop-standards ever tasting vynil exposure. Despite her disco-beginnings with 'Portfolio', 'Fame' and 'Muse' she still wiped out the cream of it and continued her own sound research. In the end what we all get with 'Island Life' is what we actually see - a flexible character, able to twist the music inside out without losing the essence of its own. 'Grace Jones is a big star', Glenn O'Brien reviewed on the back of the record sleeve - and she truly is. Through ultimate masterpieces 'Private Life', 'Libertango', 'Pull Up To the Bumber' and especially, oh especially 'Walking in the Rain', 'Island Life' is a brilliant summary of her early career (whatever that is). She is looking like a man, feeling like a woman, some might say she's far too grotesque for her androginy looks but Grace is still a hell of a woman - the appearance that so many of her contemporaries and later-ons constantly lacked with faceless and pointless copycat attempts.