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Grace JonesDisco

Label:Island Records – 0600753546482, Universal Music Group – 0600753546482
Format:
Box Set, Compilation
CD, Album, Partially Mixed, Reissue, Remastered
CD, Album, Mispress, Partially Mixed, Reissue, Remastered
CD, Album, Partially Mixed, Reissue, Remastered
Country:Europe
Released:
Genre:Funk / Soul
Style:Disco

Tracklist

Portfolio
1-1Send In The Clowns
Written-BySondheim*
7:33
1-2What I Did For Love
Written-ByKleban*, Hamlisch*
5:15
1-3Tomorrow
Written-ByStrouse*, Charnin*
5:48
1-4La Vie En Rose
Arranged ByDuke Williams
Written-ByGassion*, Guglielmi*, Mack*
7:28
1-5Sorry
Mixed ByArthur Stoppe, Jay Mark
Written-ByJones*, Papadiamandis*
4:00
1-6That's The Trouble
Mixed ByArthur Stoppe, Jay Mark
Written-ByJones*, Papadiamandis*
3:38
1-7I Need A Man
Mixed ByArthur Stoppe, Jay Mark
Written-BySlade*, Papadiamandis*
3:25
1-8Sorry (Disco Mix)
Mixed ByArthur Stoppe, Jay Mark
Written-ByJones*, Papadiamandis*
6:45
1-9That's The Trouble (Disco Mix)
Mixed ByArthur Stoppe, Jay Mark
Written-ByJones*, Papadiamandis*
7:02
1-10I Need A Man (Disco Mix)
Written-BySlade*, Papadiamandis*
7:37
1-11I Need A Man (Instrumental Disco Mix)
Mixed ByArthur Stoppe, Jay Mark
Written-BySlade*, Papadiamandis*
4:57
1-12Sorry (Instrumental Version)
Mixed ByArthur Stoppe, Jay Mark
Written-ByJones*, Papadiamandis*
4:47
1-13That's The Trouble (Instrumental Version)
Mixed ByArthur Stoppe, Jay Mark
Written-ByJones*, Papadiamandis*
3:53
1-14La Vie En Rose (Instrumental Version)
Arranged ByDuke Williams
Written-ByGassion*, Guglielmi*, Mack*
7:26
Fame
2-1Do Or Die
Written-ByRobinson*, Bolden*
6:43
2-2Pride
Written-ByRobinson*, Bolden*
6:27
2-3Fame
Written-BySlavin*, Robinson*
5:35
2-4Autumn Leaves
Violin [Solo]Piggy Pigerino
Written-ByPrevert*, Mercer*, Kosma*
7:03
2-5All On A Summer's Night
Written-ByRobinson*, Bolden*
4:18
2-6Am I Ever Gonna Fall In Love In New York City
Written-ByRobinson*, Bolden*, Robinson*
5:31
2-7Below The Belt
Written-ByJones*, Papadiamandis*
4:45
2-8Do Or Die (12" Disco Version)
Mixed ByTom Moulton
Written-ByRobinson*, Bolden*
6:16
2-9Comme Un Oiseau Qui S'Envole (12" Disco Version)
Mixed ByArthur Stoppe, Jay Mark
Written-BySlavin*, Cosson*
4:30
2-10Anema E Core (Long Version)
Written-ByD'Esposito*, Manlio*
5:04
2-11Do Or Die (Instrumental Version)
Written-ByRobinson*, Bolden*
6:24
2-12Comme Un Oiseau Qui S'Envole (Instrumental Version)
Mixed ByArthur Stoppe, Jay Mark
Written-BySlavin*, Cosson*
4:32
2-13Am I Ever Gonna Fall In Love In New York City (Instrumental Version)
Written-ByRobinson*, Bolden*, Robinson*
5:30
2-14Anema E Core (Instrumental Version)
Written-ByD'Esposito*, Manlio*
4:28
Muse
3-1Sinning5:07
3-2Suffer4:15
3-3Repentance (Forgive Me)3:51
3-4Saved7:09
3-5Atlantic City Gambler5:48
3-6I'll Find My Way To You5:16
3-7Don't Mess With The Messer
Arranged ByJohn Davis (5)
4:52
3-8On Your Knees6:30
3-9Don't Mess With The Messer (12" Version)
Arranged ByJohn Davis (5)
6:30
3-10La Vie En Rose (7" Version)
Arranged ByDuke Williams
3:35
3-11Do Or Die (7" Version)3:24
3-12Comme Un Oiseau Qui S'Envole (7" Version)
Mixed ByArthur Stoppe, Jay Mark
3:10
3-13Am I Ever Gonna Fall In Love In New York City (7" Version)3:31
3-14On Your Knees (7" Edit)3:49
3-15Don't Mess With The Messer (7" Edit)
Arranged ByJohn Davis (5)
4:09
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Credits

Notes

Box set compilation of Grace Jones first three albums for Island Records with bonus tracks: original 12", 7" and disco versions + unreleased instrumental versions.

Tracks 1-12 to 1-14, 2-11 to 2-14 and 3-13 are previously unreleased.

Track 2-9 is erroneously not the vocal version but a backing vocals only version. This error was corrected for new pressings of this box set (Grace Jones - Disco). Replacement discs were also issued by Universal.
Track 3-2 Suffer is erroneously omitted from tracklistings printed on back of box and on disc 3 but is listed in the booklet.

Tracks 1-1 to 1-3 are a continuous mix.
Tracks 2-1 to 2-3 are a continuous mix.
Tracks 3-1 to 3-4 are a continuous mix.

Released in mainland Europe on 30 April 2015 and in the UK on 4 May 2015.

Track 1-1 to 1-3 Ⓟ 1977 UMG Recordings, Inc. 1-4, 1-5, 1-7 Ⓟ 1977 The Island DEF Jam Music Group. Track 1-6 Ⓟ 1976 The Island DEF Jam Music Group. 1-8 & 1-9 Ⓟ 1976 Island Records. 1-10 Ⓟ 1985 UMG Recordings Inc. 1-11 Ⓟ 1977 Island Records. 1-12, 1-13 & 1-14 Ⓟ 2015 UMG Recordings Inc.

Front cover sticker says:
"3 CD
Grace Jones'
Disco albums
Portfolio, Fame & Muse
Remastered for the first time
Featuring unreleased
tracks, rare mixes &
an extended booklet
0600753546482"

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 00753 54648 2
  • Barcode (Scanned): 600753546482
  • Label Code (Box Set ): LC00309
  • Rights Society: BIEM/SDRM
  • Other (CD1): 0600753546512
  • Other (CD2): 0600753546543
  • Other (CD3): 0600753546574
  • Label Code (on CD‘s): LC 01864
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): [UNIVERSAL logo 4x] B10808 00600753546512
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1): IFPI LD02
  • Mould SID Code (CD1): IFPI 5J05
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): [UNIVERSAL logo 4x] B10810 00600753546543
  • Mastering SID Code (CD2): IFPI LD02
  • Mould SID Code (CD2): IFPI 5J44
  • Matrix / Runout (CD3): [UNIVERSAL logo 4x] B11204 00600753546574
  • Mastering SID Code (CD3): IFPI LD02
  • Mould SID Code (CD3): IFPI 5J44

Other Versions (4)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Recently Edited
Disco (Blu-ray, Blu-ray Audio, Compilation, Partially Mixed)Universal Music Group, Island Records0600753549049Europe2015
New Submission
Disco (Box Set, Compilation, Limited Edition, Remastered, LP, Album, Partially Mixed, Reissue, 180 Gram, LP, Album, Partially Mixed, Reissue, 180 Gram, LP, Album, Partially Mixed, Reissue, 180 Gram, LP, Compilation, 180 Gram)Island Records, Universal Music Group0600753546499Europe2015
Recently Edited
Disco (Box Set, Compilation, Repress, CD, Album, Partially Mixed, Reissue, Remastered, CD, Album, Partially Mixed, Reissue, Remastered, CD, Album, Partially Mixed, Reissue, Remastered)Island Records, Universal Music Group0600753546482Europe2015
New Submission
Disco (File, WAV, 16-bit 44.1 kHz, 42×File, WAV, 24-bit 96 kHz, All Media, Compilation)Universal Music Group, Island RecordsnoneEurope2015

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Reviews

  • REENO's avatar
    REENO
    Great boxed set of the first 3 albums, complete with all the 12" mixes and instrumentals. Having said that, I'm a much bigger fan of her Compass Point era....
    • DenCoBill's avatar
      DenCoBill
      I purchased both the CD and Vinyl versions of this box set and must say it's almost perfect but not quite. I have to say I am happy to know I have the correct version of 2-9 on the CD with vocals by Grace and a not repeat of the instrumental version 2-12. I remember first hearing the Side 1 medley and I Need a Man from Portfolio at the Disco in Orlando when I first started going out. I remember purchasing the LP and how wonderful the gatefold artwork by Richard Bernstein was, especially the one with the leopard background. It baffles me why Fame and Muse both have their perspective gatefolds but Portfolio was left in the dust on both the CD and vinyl versions. Such a disappointment, but other than that I guess it's very well done. Nice having all the extra tracks on the CD version that weren't included with the vinyl.
      • janburnett's avatar
        janburnett
        Anyone know which address to request a replacement disc 2, replacing the incorrect version?
        • Bit-Phalanx's avatar
          Bit-Phalanx
          Buy this for the audio alone. An essential Grace Jones collectable for sure (the remastered audio and rare mixes are simply to die for) and any official boxset in Grace's catalogue is a very welcome and overdue addition. But sloppy typos / copy, minor sequencing errors on the discs and frustratingly sloppy artwork adaptations prevent this being the truly wonderful compendium and collectable this forgotten era rightfully deserved.

          The jewel case Gold Legion re-issues of 'Fame' and 'Muse' are far more aesthetically pleasing in terms of honouring the original LP designs. By removing all the text from the three digi-sleeves here, each album design looks painfully bare and incomplete. Plus poor 'Portfolio' is once again left with a frustratingly incomplete CD version thanks to the unforgivable omission of the beautiful original LP inner-gatefold artwork in this boxset edition. Why Island, WHY?!
          • deep_honey's avatar
            deep_honey
            Buyers who emailed Universal (myself included, around a month ago) were sent a replacement disc with the correct version of 2-9, regardless of point of purchase - though some reported being told to go their original vendor. As others mention, the boxes have since been replaced with the updated disc.
            • hbotis's avatar
              hbotis
              Edited 9 years ago
              In the booklet and the press, everyone called this The Disco Years as opposed to the final, edited title DISCO on the box. I'm glad I chose the CD version. The vinyl box would be fab if the discs were red, blue, yellow...ah, no, just black. But only a handful of the extras printed on one 12" - is there a download code free with the vinyl box? Otherwise the buyer loses out on the other songs, and the box set is not cheap.
              • BelgianMusicLover's avatar
                Edited 9 years ago
                ALMOST PERFECT
                This CD box is a must have ! The music has been remastered by Kevin Reeves at Republic Studios in New York using the original master tapes. The sound is really fantastic. The bonus tracks are very good and very complete : 7" versions, instrumental versions, 12" versions... But nevertheless I can only give 4 stars. Why ? On the inside of the cover of 'Portfolio' the pictures are missing. The maxi version of 'Comme un oiseau qui s'envole' appears to be a version without the voice of Grace Jones. On the back of the box the song 'Suffer' isn't mentioned in the track list of the album 'Muse'. And it's regrettable that the lyrics are not included.
                • feelof's avatar
                  feelof
                  Track 2-9 is not the 12" disco version of " Comme Un Oiseau Qui S'envole" it is a backing vocals version with choruses, Grace Jones does not sing on it. This is a mistake.
                  • regd's avatar
                    regd
                    That TB's moog solo is priceless on this proper remaster of the "surfer". Five stars!.
                    • thearbiter's avatar
                      thearbiter
                      Track 2-9 is not identical to the instrumental verison 2-12 - as it features backing vocals.

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