Grace Jones ‎– Warm Leatherette

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Warm Leatherette is the fourth studio album by Grace Jones, released in May 1980. Her first album recorded at Compass Point Studios, it features contributions from the reggae production duo Sly & Robbie and marks a dramatic change in sound, dropping the disco of her first three albums in favour of new wave / reggae.
The album includes mostly covers of songs by The Normal, The Pretenders, Roxy Music, Smokey Robinson, Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers and Jacques Higelin, and two original songs.
The vinyl LP release of the album included shorter versions of some of the songs, while most compact disc editions include extended 12" mixes of selected tracks.

Warm Leatherette was the first Grace Jones album with cover art designed by her then-boyfriend, Jean-Paul Goude. The initial release featured a black and white photograph of Grace Jones pregnant, wearing an Issey Miyake dress.
After the commercial success of Nightclubbing, Island Records re-released Warm Leatherette with new artwork, a picture of Grace Jones performing "Walking in the Rain", taken from her 1982 concert video A One Man Show.

Singles from the album:
A Rolling Stone (UK only)
The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game
Love Is The Drug / Sinning
Warm Leatherette (US promo only)
Private Life (Grace Jones' first UK top 20 hit)
Breakdown (US only)
Pars (France and Canada only)

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Muse >>>> Warm Leatherette >>>> Nightclubbing

Tracklist

Warm Leatherette 4:25
Private Life 5:11
A Rolling Stone 3:33
Love Is The Drug 7:13
The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game 3:59
Bullshit 5:21
Breakdown 5:30
Pars 4:08

Versions (95)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ILPS 9592 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(LP, Album, Win) Island Records ILPS 9592 US 1980 Sell This Version
none Grace Jones Warm Leatherette (Grace Jones 4)(Cass, Album, Unofficial) WEA (2) none Indonesia 1980 Sell This Version
402 163, 402 163-352 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(Cass, Album) Island Records, Island Records 402 163, 402 163-352 Europe 1980 Sell This Version
422-842 611-4 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(Cass, Album) Island Records 422-842 611-4 US 1980 Sell This Version
ISL M5 9592, M5 9592 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(Cass, Album) Island Records, Island Records ISL M5 9592, M5 9592 US 1980 Sell This Version
C 37329 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(Cass, Album) Island Records C 37329 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
C 37329 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(Cass, Album) Island Records, Festival Records (NZ) Ltd. C 37329 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
ZCI 9592 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(Cass, Album) Island Records ZCI 9592 UK 1980 Sell This Version
90064-4, 7 90064-4 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(Cass, Album) Island Records, Island Records 90064-4, 7 90064-4 US 1980 Sell This Version
D-402.163 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(Cass, Album) Island Records Ltd. D-402.163 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
QS E1112 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(Cass, Album, Unofficial) QS QS E1112 Saudi Arabia 1980 Sell This Version
3118 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(Cass, Album, Unofficial) GMI (2) 3118 1980 Sell This Version
ILPS 9592 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 9592 Scandinavia 1980 Sell This Version
L 37329 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(LP, Album) Island Records L 37329 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
ILPS 19592 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 19592 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
ILPS 9592 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 9592 Greece 1980 Sell This Version
ILPS 9592 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 9592 UK 1980 Sell This Version
14C 062-63838 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(LP, Album) Island Records 14C 062-63838 Greece 1980 Sell This Version
XILP 9592, XILP 9592 Q Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(LP, Album) Island Records, Island Records XILP 9592, XILP 9592 Q Canada 1980 Sell This Version
ILPS 9592 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 9592 UK 1980 Sell This Version
ILVP-10.009 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(LP, Album) Island Records ILVP-10.009 Venezuela 1980 Sell This Version
6313.042 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(LP, Album) Island Records 6313.042 France 1980 Sell This Version
202.163, 202 163 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(LP, Album) Island Records, Island Records 202.163, 202 163 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
L 37329 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(LP, Album) Island Records L 37329 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
L 37329 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(LP, Album) Festival Records L 37329 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
20S-72 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(LP, Album) Island Records, Polystar 20S-72 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
I-202.163 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(LP, Album) Island Records I-202.163 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
ILPS 9592 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 9592 Ireland 1980 Sell This Version
18083100104 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(LP, Album) Ariola 18083100104 Colombia 1980 Sell This Version
LP. 8011 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(LP, Album) Max (3) LP. 8011 Turkey 1980 Sell This Version
LA-304 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(LP, Album) Island Records LA-304 Mexico 1980 Sell This Version
ML 4425 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(LP, Album) Island Records ML 4425 Zimbabwe 1980 Sell This Version
BAN 129592 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(LP, Album) Island Records BAN 129592 Israel 1980 Sell This Version
202 163 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(LP, Album) Island Records 202 163 Brazil 1980 Sell This Version
ML 4425 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(LP, Album) Island Records ML 4425 South Africa 1980 Sell This Version
ILP 20.007, ILP 20007 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(LP, Album) Island Records, Quatro ILP 20.007, ILP 20007 Chile 1980 Sell This Version
ILPS 9592 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(LP, Album, Bar) Island Records ILPS 9592 UK 1980 Sell This Version
ILPS 9592 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(LP, Album, Jac) Island Records ILPS 9592 US 1980 Sell This Version
ILPS 9592 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(LP, Album, Los) Island Records ILPS 9592 US 1980 Sell This Version
ILPS 9592 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl) Island Records ILPS 9592 UK 1980 Sell This Version
ILPS 9592 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(LP, Album, W/Lbl) Island Records ILPS 9592 UK 1980 Sell This Version
202 163-320, 202 163 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(LP, Album) Island Records, Island Records 202 163-320, 202 163 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
202 163 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(LP, Album) Island Records 202 163 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
ICT 9592 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(Cass, Album, RE) Island Records ICT 9592 UK 1982 Sell This Version
ILPH 29592 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(LP, Album, RE) Island Records ILPH 29592 South Africa 1983 Sell This Version
202 163-320, 202.163 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(LP, Album, RE) Island Records, Island Records 202 163-320, 202.163 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
202 163-320, 202.163 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(LP, Album, RE) Island Records, Island Records 202 163-320, 202.163 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
ILPS-9592 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(LP, Album, RE) Island Records ILPS-9592 Sweden 1984 Sell This Version
ICM 9592, ICT 9592 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(Cass, Album, RE) Island Records, Island Records ICM 9592, ICT 9592 UK 1986 Sell This Version
ICM 9592 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(Cass, Album, RE, Bla) Island Records ICM 9592 UK 1986 Sell This Version
90064-1, 7 90064-1 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(LP, Album, RE) Island Records, Island Records 90064-1, 7 90064-1 US 1986 Sell This Version
90064-1, 7 90064-1 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(LP, Album, RE) Island Records, Island Records 90064-1, 7 90064-1 US 1986 Sell This Version
90064-1, 7 90064-1 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(LP, Album, RE) Island Records, Island Records 90064-1, 7 90064-1 US 1986 Sell This Version
ILPM 9592 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(LP, Album, RE) Island Records ILPM 9592 UK 1986 Sell This Version
P32D-25003, P32D 25003 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(CD, Album, RE) Island Records, Polystar P32D-25003, P32D 25003 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
7 90064-2 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(CD, Album, RE) Island Records 7 90064-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
CID 9592, 90064-2 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(CD, Album, RE) Island Records, Island Records CID 9592, 90064-2 UK 1987 Sell This Version
252 163, CID 9592, 90 064-2 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(CD, Album, RE) Island Records, Island Records, Island Records 252 163, CID 9592, 90 064-2 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
670.0119, ILPM 9592 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(LP, Album, RE) Island Records, Island Records 670.0119, ILPM 9592 Brazil 1988 Sell This Version
D 19064 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(CD, Album, RE) Island Records, Festival Records D 19064 Australia & New Zealand 1989 Sell This Version
422-842 611-2 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(CD, Album, RE) Island Records 422-842 611-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
IMCD 15, 842 611-2 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(CD, Album, RE) Island Masters, Island Records, Spectrum Music (2) IMCD 15, 842 611-2 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
none Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(32xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, 24-) Island Records none Europe 2016
none Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(32xFile, WAV, Album, RE, 24-) Island Records none Europe 2016
none Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(8xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, 24b) Island Records none US 2016
0600753671283 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(Blu-ray, Blu-ray-A, Album, RE, RM) Island Records 0600753671283 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
0600753660713, 0600753660775 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(Box, RM, S/Edition + LP, Album, RE, 180 + 3xLP, Co) Island Records, Island Records, Universal Music Group 0600753660713, 0600753660775 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
none Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(CD, Album, Promo, RE + CD, Comp, Promo) Island Records, Universal Music Group none Europe 2016 Sell This Version
0600753660713 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp + Box, Dlx, RM, S/Edition) Island Records, Universal Music Group 0600753660713 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
none Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(8xFile, AAC, Album, RE, 256) Island Records none Unknown
none Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(8xFile, AAC, Album, RE, RM, 256) Island Records none Unknown
IMCD 15 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(CD, Album, RE) Island Records IMCD 15 UK Unknown Sell This Version
842 611-2 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(CD, Album, RE) Island Records, Spectrum Music (2) 842 611-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
IMCD 15, 842 611-2 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(CD, Album, RE) Island Masters, Island Records IMCD 15, 842 611-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
252 163, CID 9592, 90 064-2 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(CD, Album, RE) Island Records, Island Records, Island Records 252 163, CID 9592, 90 064-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
252 163, CID 9592, 90 064-2 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(CD, Album, RE) Island Records, Island Records, Island Records 252 163, CID 9592, 90 064-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
IMCD 15 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(CD, Album, RE) Island Masters, Island Records IMCD 15 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
IMCD 15, 842 611-2 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(CD, Album, RE) Island Masters, Spectrum Music (2) IMCD 15, 842 611-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
IMCD 15, 842 611-2 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(CD, Album, RE, RP, Son) Island Records, Spectrum Music (2) IMCD 15, 842 611-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
561, 842 611- 4 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(Cass, Album) Island Records, PolyGram 561, 842 611- 4 Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version
ORK 719592 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(Cass, Album) Island Records ORK 719592 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
ICT 9592 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(Cass, Album, RE) Island Records ICT 9592 UK Unknown Sell This Version
842 611-4 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(Cass, Album, RE) Island Records 842 611-4 Singapore, Malaysia & Hong Kong Unknown Sell This Version
L-402.163 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(Cass, Album, RE, Bla) Island Records Ltd. L-402.163 Spain Unknown Sell This Version
ISMC-9592 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(Cass, Album, RE, Dol) Island Records ISMC-9592 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
S-1377A Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Foot Print S-1377A Unknown Sell This Version
ICT 9592 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(Cass, S/Sided, Album, 1+1) Island Records ICT 9592 UK Unknown Sell This Version
none Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(LP, Album) Island Records none Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version
XILP 9592 C, XILP 9592 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(LP, Album) Island Records, Island Records XILP 9592 C, XILP 9592 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
ISM 9592 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(LP, Album, RE) Island Records ISM 9592 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
ORL 19592 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(LP, Album, RE) Island Records ORL 19592 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
ILPS 9592 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(LP, Album, RE) Island Records ILPS 9592 UK Unknown Sell This Version
202 163-320, 202 163 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(LP, Album, RE) Island Records, Island Records 202 163-320, 202 163 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
202 163, 202.163 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(LP, Album, RE) Island Records, Island Records 202 163, 202.163 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
6313.042, 6313 042 Grace Jones Warm Leatherette(LP, Album, RE) Island Records, Island Records 6313.042, 6313 042 France Unknown Sell This Version

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MB-Daniel

MB-Daniel

December 24, 2020
referencing Warm Leatherette, LP, Album, RE, 202 163-320, 202 163
in 1982 this was the only copy you could get in the uk. however an absolute mustard press
w0rldclique

w0rldclique

September 3, 2020
referencing Warm Leatherette, CD, Album, RE, 7 90064-2
This version of the album on CD has incorrect track times. The ones shown on the back are the times for the original vinyl release. Most of these tracks are extended mixes of the original release, though some are closer to the track time listed on the back of the CD/original vinyl mix. It seems like Island Records utilized the extra time CD's were capable of and allowed for an extended album time. Therefore, it's extended from 39 minutes to now being closer to 47 minutes. Giving almost an extra ten minutes to the album. I think it makes for a fun and unique listen, especially since a lot of the instrumentals on this album are really good and have aged incredibly well. Here's the actual track times for each track:

Warm Leatherette: 5:38
Private Life: 6:19
A Rolling Stone: 3:32
Love is the Drug: 8:41
The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game: 6:46
Bullshit: 5:17
Breakdown: 5:30
Pars: 4:45

Total time: 46:26
RebelKatsRecords

RebelKatsRecords

January 1, 2020
referencing Warm Leatherette, LP, Album, Los, ILPS 9592

Very punchy, dynamic recording. Excellent sound! Grace Jones at her best.

Telesterion

Telesterion

June 8, 2019
referencing Warm Leatherette, Blu-ray, Blu-ray-A, Album, RE, RM, 0600753671283
Download site is dead. Shame on Universal! Only three years old
bertielego

bertielego

May 2, 2019
referencing Warm Leatherette, Box, RM, S/Edition + LP, Album, RE, 180 + 3xLP, Co, 0600753660713, 0600753660775

This is how to make a vinyl deluxe edition of a classic album and related tracks from the same era!
So many classic recordings could benefit from the same approach...
Hit.Me

Hit.Me

January 31, 2018
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Warm Leatherette, Box, RM, S/Edition + LP, Album, RE, 180 + 3xLP, Co, 0600753660713, 0600753660775
Hands down, one of the best sounding LPs in my collection. Super-high quality. Virtually no surface noise. I'm blown away every time I spin it. Now if somebody will just remaster and transfer Grace Jones One Man Show onto Blu-Ray, I'll die a happy man! If you're a G J fan, you absolutely need this.
Guill

Guill

May 25, 2017
edited over 4 years ago
referencing Warm Leatherette, Blu-ray, Blu-ray-A, Album, RE, RM, 0600753671283

If your internet gets cut off you are doomed as this stupid website does not know that the download was not done and tells you your voucher is been used by someone else.then you'll have to contact pure audio and wait because they do not respond in 24 hours as written on their site.terrible way to download.they should make downloads available for ever as 7Digital does.Not happy.
mr.nick

mr.nick

July 18, 2016
referencing Warm Leatherette, Blu-ray, Blu-ray-A, Album, RE, RM, 0600753671283
Is the download available with this release really 24-bit 192 kHz?

All online stores are listing the digital release as 24-bit 96 kHz.