James Mason ‎– Rhythm Of Life

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Sweet Power Your Embrace 5:25
Good Thing 3:13
Free 3:42
Mbewe 2:29
Funny Girl 4:20
Slick City 3:02
Rhythm Of Life 6:12
Hey Hey Hey 1:57
I've Got My Eyes On You 3:35
Dreams 3:26

Versions (14)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CR 189, CR-189 James Mason Rhythm Of Life(LP, Album) Chiaroscuro Records, Chiaroscuro Records CR 189, CR-189 US 1977 Sell This Version
SURE 1CD James Mason Rhythm Of Life(CD, Album, RE) Sure Shot SURE 1CD UK 1993 Sell This Version
SURE 1LP James Mason Rhythm Of Life(LP, Album, RE) Sure Shot SURE 1LP UK 1993 Sell This Version
CD SBCS 3 James Mason Rhythm Of Life(CD, Album, RE) Soul Brother Records (3) CD SBCS 3 UK 1999 Sell This Version
LP SBCS 3 James Mason Rhythm Of Life(LP, Album, RE) Soul Brother Records (3) LP SBCS 3 UK 1999 Sell This Version
SHOUT-245 James Mason Rhythm Of Life(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) SHOUT! Productions SHOUT-245 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
SHOUT-245D, CRDJ-1892 James Mason Rhythm Of Life(CD, Album, RE, Car + 7", Single, Promo + Ltd) SHOUT! Productions, Chiaroscuro Records SHOUT-245D, CRDJ-1892 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
CR-189, CRDJ-1891, SHOUT-246, SHOUT-246-7 James Mason Rhythm Of Life(LP, Album + 7", Promo + Ltd, RE) Chiaroscuro Records, Chiaroscuro Records, SHOUT! Productions, SHOUT! Productions CR-189, CRDJ-1891, SHOUT-246, SHOUT-246-7 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
CR-189, CRDJ-1891, SHOUT-246, SHOUT-246-7 James Mason Rhythm Of Life(LP, Album, RE + 7", Promo, RE + Ltd) Chiaroscuro Records, Chiaroscuro Records, SHOUT! Productions, SHOUT! Productions CR-189, CRDJ-1891, SHOUT-246, SHOUT-246-7 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
CR 189, CR-189 James Mason Rhythm Of Life(LP, Album, RE) Chiaroscuro Records, Chiaroscuro Records CR 189, CR-189 US 2014 Sell This Version
ETH 189 James Mason Rhythm Of Life (LP, Album, RE) 8th Records ETH 189 US 2017 Sell This Version
CRD189 James Mason Rhythm Of Life(CD, Album, RE) Chiaroscuro Records CRD189 US 2019 Sell This Version
CR189 James Mason Rhythm Of Life(LP, Album, RE) Chiaroscuro Records CR189 US 2019 Sell This Version
CRCD3121 James Mason Rhythm Of Life(CD, Album) Clinck Records CRCD3121 Japan Unknown Sell This Version

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spearheaded

spearheaded

September 17, 2020
referencing Rhythm Of Life, LP, Album, CR 189, CR-189
8 for sale, 450+ haves: doesn't seem that rare, but ok...
corentinlamy

corentinlamy

August 23, 2020
referencing Rhythm Of Life, LP, Album, RE, CR189
Can anyone comment on the quality of this release vs the 2014 release? thanks!
MoreRepressesPlease

MoreRepressesPlease

February 13, 2020
referencing Rhythm Of Life, LP, Album, RE, CR189
Can anyone comment on the quality of this release vs the 2014 release?
Huxepa_Ce6e

Huxepa_Ce6e

January 18, 2020
referencing Rhythm Of Life, LP, Album, RE, CR 189, CR-189
Anyone unfortunate enough to have purchased this pressing should get their money back + compensation for the trouble. This is offensive.
htizzot

htizzot

July 31, 2019
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Rhythm Of Life, LP, Album, CR 189, CR-189
Could someone please comment on the sound quality of the 1999 Soul Brother Records reissue? Cheers
debaerdemaeker78

debaerdemaeker78

April 25, 2019
referencing Rhythm Of Life, LP, Album, CR 189, CR-189
read al the comments but no mention about the quality or bootleg or not rom the 1999 soul brother release,any comments
AlbertHofstein

AlbertHofstein

April 12, 2019
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Rhythm Of Life, LP, Album, RE, CR 189, CR-189

Juuuuust the worst, best to be avoided. Got an incredible sounding Japanese CD instead ... what a mind blowing different listening experience.
alan.james

alan.james

January 22, 2019
referencing Rhythm Of Life, LP, Album, CR 189, CR-189
Hi Rick, I'm not too sure what you're disagreeing with. But yep (aside from your numbers) your comments are accurate. Wow!! 50 sealed copies, is a great one off find (I doubt whether anyone else found similar a haul), even in the eighties when only UK collectors were interested in this album. Thanks for clarifying further checkable info people can use to find out if they have the original. BTW the originals were pressed in just one run and was never repressed. The fairly recent Japanese 'Shout! Productions' reissue of the LP and 7" promos were limited to 1000 copies as Shout! wanted to mirror the production and original release of the album and promo 7"s as closely as possible therefore James Mason supervised the reissue personally. So yes I also agree 1000 (total number of LP and 7"s together and NOT JUST the LP) are likely to have been pressed. Considering a fair number of those copies are likely to have been 'junked' as you put it. I suppose this vindicates my view that true originals are a pretty rare find nowadays. Maybe there were more around during the 80's, but I still doubt, considering the likelyhood years of attrition etc, there is much more than 100 genuine original pressings floating around.
Rickski65

Rickski65

October 27, 2018
referencing Rhythm Of Life, LP, Album, CR 189, CR-189
Hi Alan, don't think it's as rare as you think, I found 50+ copies of it in the U.S. at various locations in the late 80's exactly as you describe - in one-stop distributors (sealed) or the occasional shop, (cut outs) with the tell-tale Dennis King mastering stamp on the A-side. There is another shape stamped on both sides that I can only describe as looking like an open book ? Have to look it up; maybe the metalwork processing plant stamp. I think it's likely there were 1000 pressed as an initial, probably had a re-press too - but that's peanuts for a territory as big as the US. Many of the cutouts also showed slight signs of water damage so it's possible some got junked..
alan.james

alan.james

October 9, 2018
referencing Rhythm Of Life, LP, Album, CR 189, CR-189
LONDON is where the cult of 'Rhythm of Life' really begun to explode, during the glorious Jazz-Funk years of the early eighties. No one was remotely interested in this album until then.

During that period, you could still travel to the USA and find this (if you were lucky) normally gathering dust in 'mom and pops' stores or distributor warehouses, where many neglected and forgotten vinyl releases saw their final days for $2 and less. (The irony of today's world where many are now as sought after holy grails :-)

Today, 40 years later.....
Thank you to ALL the London based pirate radio, street DJ's and collectors for one of the greatest finds in modern black music.