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Tracklist

Warm Leatherette4:25
Private Life5:11
A Rolling Stone3:33
Love Is The Drug7:13
The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game3:59
Bullshit5:21
Breakdown5:30
Pars4:08

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"Warm Leatherette" is the fourth studio album by Grace Jones, released in May 1980. Her first album recorded at Compass Point Studios, it features contributions from the reggae duo Sly & Robbie and marks a dramatic change in sound, dropping the disco of her first three albums in favour of new wave and reggae.
The album includes mostly covers, of songs by The Normal, The Pretenders, Roxy Music, Smokey Robinson, Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers and Jacques Higelin, plus two original songs.
Most CD editions include longer versions of 5 tracks, compared to LP.

"Warm Leatherette" was the first Grace Jones album with cover art designed by her then-boyfriend, Jean-Paul Goude. The initial release featured a black and white photograph of Grace Jones pregnant, wearing an Issey Miyake dress.
After the commercial success of "Nightclubbing", Island Records reissued "Warm Leatherette" with new artwork, a picture of Grace Jones performing "Walking In The Rain", taken from her 1982 concert video "A One Man Show".

Singles from the album:
A Rolling Stone - UK only
The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game
Love Is The Drug
Warm Leatherette - US only, 4-track album promo
Private Life - Jones' first UK top 20 hit
Breakdown - US only
Pars - France and Canada only

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Cover of Warm Leatherette, 1980, VinylWarm Leatherette
LP, Album
Island Records – 6313.042France1980France1980
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Cover of Warm Leatherette, 1980, CassetteWarm Leatherette
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Island Records – ZCI 9592UK1980UK1980
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Island Records – I-202.163Spain1980Spain1980
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Island Records – ILPS 9592UK1980UK1980
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Cover of Warm Leatherette, 1980, VinylWarm Leatherette
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Winchester Pressing
Island Records – ILPS 9592US1980US1980
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Cover of Warm Leatherette, 1980-08-05, VinylWarm Leatherette
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Island Records – ILPS 19592Italy1980Italy1980
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Island Records – ILPS 9592Scandinavia1980Scandinavia1980
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Warm Leatherette
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GMI (2) – 3118Singapore1980Singapore1980
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Island Records – 20S-72, Polystar – 20S-72Japan1980Japan1980
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Island Records – XILP 9592Canada1980Canada1980
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Island Records – 202.163, Island Records – 202 163Netherlands1980Netherlands1980
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Island Records – C 37329, Festival Records (NZ) Ltd. – C 37329New Zealand1980New Zealand1980
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Cover of Warm Leatherette, 1980, VinylWarm Leatherette
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Max (3) – LP. 8011Turkey1980Turkey1980
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Cover of Warm Leatherette, 1980, VinylWarm Leatherette
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Island Records – L 37329Australia1980Australia1980
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Cover of Warm Leatherette, 1980, VinylWarm Leatherette
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Island Records – L 37329New Zealand1980New Zealand1980
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Island Records – 202 163-320, Island Records – 202 163Germany1980Germany1980
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Island Records – 402 163, Island Records – 402 163-352Europe1980Europe1980
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Ariola – 18083100104Colombia1980Colombia1980
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Island Records – 14C 062-63838Greece1980Greece1980
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Island Records – 202 163Brazil1980Brazil1980
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Los Angeles Pressing
Island Records – ILPS 9592US1980US1980
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Island Records – ILVP-10.009Venezuela1980Venezuela1980
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Island Records – C 37329Australia1980Australia1980
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Island Records Ltd. – D-402.163Spain1980Spain1980
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Island Records – ILPS 9592US1980US1980
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Island Records – BAN 129592Israel1980Israel1980
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Island Records – ILPS 9592UK1980UK1980
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Island Records – ILPS 9592Ireland1980Ireland1980
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Island Records – 90064-4, Island Records – 7 90064-4US1980US1980
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Island Records – ML 4425South Africa1980South Africa1980
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Island Records – ML 4425Zimbabwe1980Zimbabwe1980
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Island Records – LA-304Mexico1980Mexico1980
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Cover of Warm Leatherette, 1980, CassetteWarm Leatherette
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QS – QS E1112Saudi Arabia1980Saudi Arabia1980
Cover of Warm Leatherette (Grace Jones 4), 1980, CassetteWarm Leatherette (Grace Jones 4)
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WEA (2) – noneIndonesia1980Indonesia1980
Cover of Warm Leatherette, 1980, CassetteWarm Leatherette
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Island Records – ISL M5 9592, Island Records – M5 9592US1980US1980
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Cover of Warm Leatherette, 1980, VinylWarm Leatherette
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Island Records – ILPS 9592Greece1980Greece1980
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Island Records – 422-842 611-4US1980US1980
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Reviews

Cordio's avatar
Cordio
I'm interested in this but I would like to know- What model of blu ray or DVD player can be used to play this with a hifi amplifier and speakers?
REENO's avatar
REENO
Impeccable deluxe edition, including all the extended and dub mixes, all mastered VERY tastefully. No loudness wars employed on this one, thank goodness.

The 1998 "Compass Point Sessions" was over compressed and exaggerated the low end. This one sounds far more natural for those songs.
MB-Daniel's avatar
MB-Daniel
in 1982 this was the only copy you could get in the uk. however an absolute mustard press
w0rldclique's avatar
w0rldclique
This version of the album on CD has incorrect track times. The ones shown on the back are the times for the original vinyl release. Most of these tracks are extended mixes of the original release, though some are closer to the track time listed on the back of the CD/original vinyl mix. It seems like Island Records utilized the extra time CD's were capable of and allowed for an extended album time. Therefore, it's extended from 39 minutes to now being closer to 47 minutes. Giving almost an extra ten minutes to the album. I think it makes for a fun and unique listen, especially since a lot of the instrumentals on this album are really good and have aged incredibly well. Here's the actual track times for each track:

Warm Leatherette: 5:38
Private Life: 6:19
A Rolling Stone: 3:32
Love is the Drug: 8:41
The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game: 6:46
Bullshit: 5:17
Breakdown: 5:30
Pars: 4:45

Total time: 46:26
RebelKatsRecords's avatar
Very punchy, dynamic recording. Excellent sound! Grace Jones at her best.

Telesterion
Download site is dead. Shame on Universal! Only three years old
bertielego's avatar
bertielego
This is how to make a vinyl deluxe edition of a classic album and related tracks from the same era!
So many classic recordings could benefit from the same approach...
Hit.Me's avatar
Hit.Me
Edited 4 years ago
Hands down, one of the best sounding LPs in my collection. Super-high quality. Virtually no surface noise. I'm blown away every time I spin it. Now if somebody will just remaster and transfer Grace Jones One Man Show onto Blu-Ray, I'll die a happy man! If you're a G J fan, you absolutely need this.
Guill's avatar
Guill
Edited 4 years ago
If your internet gets cut off you are doomed as this stupid website does not know that the download was not done and tells you your voucher is been used by someone else.then you'll have to contact pure audio and wait because they do not respond in 24 hours as written on their site.terrible way to download.they should make downloads available for ever as 7Digital does.Not happy.
mr.nick's avatar
mr.nick
Is the download available with this release really 24-bit 192 kHz?

All online stores are listing the digital release as 24-bit 96 kHz.