James Mason ‎– Rhythm Of Life

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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 Records (UK) SURE 1CD UK 1993 Sell This Version
SURE 1LP James Mason Rhythm Of Life(LP, Album, RE) Sure Shot Records (UK) 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, Ltd, Promo) 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, Ltd, RE + 7", Promo, 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) 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
CRCD3121 James Mason Rhythm Of Life(CD, Album) Clinck Records CRCD3121 Japan Unknown Sell This Version

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alan.james

alan.james

August 5, 2018
referencing Rhythm Of Life, LP, Album, CR 189, CR-189
Over 300 people say they have this. I very much doubt most have the original and it's more a case of wishful thinking or at worst they copped a bootleg thinking it's original.. This album is truly so rare, I don't think there's more than 100 genuine copies worldwide, and of those maybe one or two without deletion marks. Out of the seven on sale at the moment, I doubt even half are genuine original copies. So yes it is rare, but finding a genuine 1st press is a lottery as the run-outs are notoriously difficult to read. But whatever you do, if you wish to buy an original pressing, make sure the run-outs match with the genuine ones in the sub!
funk-meister

funk-meister

April 7, 2018
referencing Rhythm Of Life, LP, Album, RE, CR 189, CR-189
Yep - got this new reissue from a reputable dealer. Reissue claiming Chiaroscuro Records CR 189 on cover, labels and vinyl etching. Nice heavy vinyl, nice labels and authentic looking packaging, but sound is virtually MONO so does not sound impressive at all compared to stereo versions on promos for recent release on you tube that are clearly in stereo and sound a lot better. Disappointing.
Bub_the_Mighty

Bub_the_Mighty

March 21, 2018
referencing Rhythm Of Life , LP, Album, RE, ETH 189
Can anyone comment on the quality of this repress? cheers
F3rdy

F3rdy

March 13, 2018
referencing Rhythm Of Life, LP, Album, RE, CR 189, CR-189
Do yourself a favor and save up some money for the older Sure shot reissue from 93. The sound difference is very much notable, if you ask me.
Electric_Kitsch

Electric_Kitsch

September 2, 2017
referencing Rhythm Of Life, LP, Album, CR 189, CR-189
Fantastic record, can't be THAT rare with 13 copies for sale, $300+, all nearly in the same condition?? September 2nd, 2017. Thanks Discogs!
SupaSnaps

SupaSnaps

November 8, 2016
referencing Rhythm Of Life, LP, Album, RE, CR 189, CR-189
Better keep your hands away from that copy! I just compared this (bootleg) reissue with the proper Sureshot reissue and the Sureshot sounds way much better!!! Really big sound difference!
Alain_Patrick

Alain_Patrick

July 29, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Rhythm Of Life, LP, Album, CR 189, CR-189

'Sweet Power Your Embrace' is the kind of song you will never get tired of hearing. That's why it was absolutely impossible to avoid asking James himself about his glorious all time Masterpiece:

"I used an ARP Odyssey. I wanted to use an ARP 2600 but didn’t have access to one at the time. I spent a good deal of time programming that sound but fell short of the nuance I might have achieved with the 2600. I worked out the composition using the Arp for the Bass, and a Fender Rhodes for the harmony. I filled in the rest via overdubs.
I know I was influenced by Weather Report and the introduction is similar to Birdland, but the groove and harmonic approach I wanted was very different.
When I developed the song I was working with Dwayne Purdue, but when it came time to record he was unexpectedly unavailable. Narada Michael Walden had a different style and was not able to give me the groove I was looking for. I was so set on a achieving different feeling for that song that we did it over and over — and I almost wiped the performance that ended up on the record. Phil Clendeninn literally jumped in front of the multitrack and refused to let me record over it.
Ultimately, what Narada he did was so spectacular, especially with the ending, that it was fortunate that he rather than Dwayne was on that session."
Derfunkmeister

Derfunkmeister

April 16, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Rhythm Of Life, LP, Album, CR 189, CR-189
Supposed to be Ultra rare, there are 10 for sale from different Sellers going for obscure prices and if there are 10 for sale I don't know how rare this is. I've seen Records in demand which only once in a while come up for sale going for much less and that raises some questions ( and yes, I can afford it ) but Viva la Capitalism. 545,00 $ for a copy that is VG, VG is just not near good enough for Vinyl, throw it in the fucking Garbage.
Noobman

Noobman

October 10, 2015
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Rhythm Of Life, LP, Album, CR 189, CR-189

JAMES MASON! The name only gives a "Funkateer" like me goose bumps all over, the album Rhythm Of Life are one of THE album ever!
VinylVault.online

VinylVault.online

October 2, 2015
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Rhythm Of Life, LP, Album, CR 189, CR-189

[Needs no review too good]