James Mason ‎– Rhythm Of Life

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Chiaroscuro Records ‎– CR 189, Chiaroscuro Records ‎– CR-189
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A1 Sweet Power Your Embrace
Written-By – James Mason, Ninoska Escobar*
5:25
A2 Good Thing
Written-By – James Mason, Ninoska Escobar*
3:13
A3 Free
Written-By – James Mason, Ninoska Escobar*
3:42
A4 Mbewe
Written-By – James Mason
2:29
A5 Funny Girl
Written-By – James Mason, Ninoska Escobar*
4:20
B1 Slick City
Written-By – James Mason, Ninoska Escobar*
3:02
B2 Rhythm Of Life
Written-By – James Mason, Ninoska Escobar*
6:12
B3 Hey Hey Hey
Written-By – James Mason, Ninoska Escobar*
1:57
B4 I've Got My Eyes On You
Written-By – James Mason, Ninoska Escobar*
3:35
B5 Dreams
Written-By – James Mason, Ninoska Escobar*
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.

℗1977 Lucifer

Cover: CR 189
Label: CR-189

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A): CR-189-A [ATLANTIC STUDIOS D.K.]
  • Matrix / Runout (B): CR-189-B
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (5 of 11) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
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, 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
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
CD SBCS 3 James Mason Rhythm Of Life(CD, Album, RE) Soul Brother Records (3) CD SBCS 3 UK 1999 Sell This Version

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Electric_Kitsch

Electric_Kitsch

September 2, 2017
Fantastic record, can't be THAT rare with 13 copies for sale, $300+, all nearly in the same condition?? September 2nd, 2017. Thanks Discogs!
Alain_Patrick

Alain_Patrick

July 29, 2016
edited about 1 year ago

'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
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

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

[Needs no review too good]