James Mason ‎– Rhythm Of Life

Chiaroscuro Records ‎– CR 189, Chiaroscuro Records ‎– CR-189
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue

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A1 Sweet Power Your Embrace 5:25
A2 Good Thing 3:13
A3 Free 3:42
A4 Mbewe
Piano – Philip Woo
A5 Funny Girl 4:20
B1 Slick City 3:02
B2 Rhythm Of Life
Drums – Dwayne Perdue
B3 Hey Hey Hey
Piano – Philip WooVocals – James Mason
B4 I've Got My Eyes On You
Drums – Dwayne Perdue
B5 Dreams 3:26

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Sleeve notes:
For making the music that has inspired and shaped my musical values over the years, SPECIAL THANKS to The Crusaders, Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, Joseph Zawinul, Stevie Wonder, The Pointer Sisters and Stanley Clarke. And for the learning experience working as a member of his band afforded me, THANK YOU to Roy Ayers.

Scorpio reissue.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A): CR 189 A S 87601
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B): CR 189 A S 87602

Other Versions (5 of 11) View All

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
SHOUT-245 James Mason Rhythm Of Life(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) SHOUT! Productions SHOUT-245 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
ETH 189 James Mason Rhythm Of Life (LP, Album, RE) 8th Records ETH 189 US 2017 Sell This Version
SURE 1LP James Mason Rhythm Of Life(LP, Album, RE) Sure Shot Records (UK) SURE 1LP UK 1993 Sell This Version


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October 8, 2018
Try the excellent SHOUT! (Japan) pressing. Both Lp and bonus 7" were pressed on virgin vinyl. Back in the day 7"'s were never pressed on virgin vinyl so the 7" reissue is definitely sounds better than the original and much better then the recent 7"reissues.


September 23, 2018
Bootleg or not - it sounds mono and much worse than any (bad) youtube rip.
As already mentioned: Disappointing.


April 7, 2018
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.


March 13, 2018
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.


November 8, 2016
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!


July 11, 2014
Any ideas if this is a bootleg or an official reissue??