Grace Jones ‎– Private Life / She's Lost Control

Island Records ‎– 12WIP 6629, Island Records ‎– 12 WIP 6629
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Single

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Issued in a die-cut semi-glossy card picture sleeve with "She's Lost Control (Long Version)" on the front.
Label rim text starts with "EMI Records Ltd.", ending with "Made In Gt. Britain", similar to Private Life / She's Lost Control but without "GRAEME" etched in the matrix on side A.

"Private Life" adapted from the album "Warm Leatherette"- ILPS 9592

A: Hynde House of Hits / Modern Publishing / ATV Music Ltd
B: Fractured Music
℗ 1980 Original sound recording made by Island Records Inc.
Manufactured and distributed by EMI Records Limited

Durations do not appear on release.

Codice a barre e altri identificatori

  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): 12WIP 6629-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): 12WIP 6629-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped variant 1): 12 WIP 6629 A-2U 15
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped variant 1): 12 WIP 6629 B-1U 19
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped variant 2): 12 WIP 6629 A-2U 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped variant 2): 12 WIP 6629 B-3U 5
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped variant 3): 12 WIP 6629 A - 2U 7 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped variant 3): 12 WIP 6629 B - 3U 10 1

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3 gennaio 2014
In my collection without picture sleeve, with general die cut sleeve
Matrix / Runout (Label Side A): 12WIP 6629-A
Matrix / Runout (Label Side B): 12WIP 6629-B
Matrix / Runout (Run-out Side A): 12 WIP 6629 A- 2 U
Matrix / Runout (Run-out Side B): 12 WIP 6629 B- 1 U
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24 febbraio 2009
Well, according to the previous reviews of this single alone, I agree these two songs are quite at odds with eachother - the masculine mistique tenderness of 'Private Life' isn't at all a greatful one to pair down. But on 'She's Lost Control', if not for the irony of such an unusual Joy Division takeover, thing seems to work in its own right to quite an impressive level. There is strange humour surrounding Grace's insane vocal theatrics here. Music is impressively weird and twisted, packed with merciless dub-effects that perfectly depict the madness put into Ian Curtis's lyrics.

If not to great effect, 'She's Lost Control' is effective step from gothic stereotypes many others used to cover a(ny) Joy Division song. Grace already pioneered in giving others her trademark approval - take 'Warm Leatherette' alone as one such perfect example. A minimal synth tune was turned into adorable, groovy avant-pop song. But that's another story.

Maybe 'She's Lost Control' isn't someone's cup of tea but it is far from being the worst cover ever, leaving others no chance to compare. I guess, we'll all agree, there are far much worse examples of other people's songs butcherings than this one. No matter how redundant or ridiculous she gets sometimes, it's still amazing Grace we're hearing.


8 luglio 2008
I personally love both the covers.
Grace Jones version of "She's Lost Control" is so special it becomes a whole new song "I've lost control".
It starts our gracefully and during the track she evolves into this crazy hurt woman screaming out her pain and loosing her control in a reagga/dub kind of way.
The way she takes this masculine song and turns it to a song from a womans point view still with respect for the original poetry in the lyrics is really nice. It is one of my favorite coversongs, cause it is so original.