No Description Available — Track: 1: Jones The Rhythm,Track: 2: The Fashion Show,Track: 3: The Frog And The Princess,Track: 4: Operattack,Track: 5: Slave To The Rhythm,Track: 6: The Crossing (Oohh The Action...),Track: 7: D... more »on't Cry-It's Only The Rhythm,Track: 8: Ladies ; Gentlemen: Miss Grace Jones
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Track: 1: Jones The Rhythm,Track: 2: The Fashion Show,Track: 3: The Frog And The Princess,Track: 4: Operattack,Track: 5: Slave To The Rhythm,Track: 6: The Crossing (Oohh The Action...),Track: 7: Don't Cry-It's Only The Rhythm,Track: 8: Ladies ; Gentlemen: Miss Grace Jones
Media Type: CD
Title: SLAVE TO THE RHYTHM
Street Release Date: 11/02/1999
"In November 2003 Neil Tennant from the Pet Shop Boys was asked to name his favourite Trevor Horn Productions. "Slave to the rhythm" came as his one and only reply...Does Grace Jones consider herself to be the centre of the universe? "Yes, of course", you may say, but listen to this record through to the very last second and you will get the answer. And her answer may surprise you."Slave to the Rhythm" is one of the most beautiful - and underrated - albums of the eighties. Producer Trevor Horn truly captured what Grace is all about and delivered a masterpiece. Trevor and Grace and "Slave to the rhythm" - this is Sternberg and Dietrich in music! The album version of the title track - which is totally different from the famous "Ladies and Gentlemen..." - 12" release, is for sure one of the best vocal performances Grace has ever given. The whole album is full of surprises. And just when you're thinking she's an Amazon-Warrior made of steel the "Frog and Princess" will come to prove you wrong.The only Grace-Jones-experience this production can't offer is the magic she delivers onstage, making everyone in the audience think she'd come just for him. Everybody who's ever seen her live on stage will agree - whether they liked it or not: Grace Jones is one of the greatest entertainers in the world and 2004 will see her back! Go Grace - Operattack!Buy this album - discover it or RE-discover it. Neil Tennant can't be wrong!"
The original remix maxi-single?
deus diabolus | Wichita, KS | 09/02/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Grace Jones is definitely known for her distinctive style and flair in everything she does, and this piece is no different. Subtitled "The Rhythm In 8 Parts", it is just that...a concept album/remix album showcasing 8 different interpretations and extrapolations of the awesome "Slave To The Rhythm", interspersed with segments of two different interviews with Grace (one of which is conducted by Paul Morley of ZTT/The Art of Noise/Frankie Goes To Hollywood fame). You have a Gotterdammerung-ian opening number (and you can almost see the smoke and backing dancers in your mind's eye as you listen), a very sexy, sassy house number custom-made for the catwalk, a dark and brooding piece with narration by Grace's former partner (and lover) Jean-Paul Goude, an abstract Sturm-und-Drang operatic movement, the "original" song itself (and if you like the song, you should have bought this already!), an ambient section, a snappy variation that deliberately plays with your head (especially fun in headphones!), and the closing resolution and affirmation. This is a really excellent concept and I think it's worth seeking out!"
An Exceptional yet Unique Concept Album!!!
Steven R. Thornton | Phoenix AZ by the way of Philadelphia, PA United S | 03/26/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I fell head over heels for our Lady Grace a few years back when I heard La Vie En Rose. Since then, I have brought everything that Grace Jones has released, even finding out of print albums such as Fame and Muse. However, the one vaulable of all is Slave To The Rhythm. From the epic introduction of the 1st track, to the pulasating beats on tracks 2 and 3, Slave is a masterpiece, and has not aged one bit, since its 1985 release. Track number 5, is my favorite for it shows drama and with Jones singing the title as if she has been working in the chain gang. Number 8, the familair single version, is a superb song with haunting qualites. The only track that seems a little off course was the Operattack. Weird, but hey its Miss Grace Jones. So if you like different and refuse to be punished listening to today's musical offerings, Slave To The Rhythm is a definite choice."
Slave to the Rhythm...
D. S. HARDEN | L.A.,CA USA | 01/04/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I can't improve on what the others have said about this effort by Miss Jones. But...an FYI...On the "Private-Life-Compass-Point-Sessions" CD, you will find the extended version of "Slave to the Rhythm."
Slave to the Rhythm times:
1. Slave to the Rhythm : 6:35 2. Compass-Point-Sessions: 8:10 (Hot Blooded Mix)
Don't worry folks, the "Hot Blooded Mix" is better than the album version (which is still a great song at 6:35, by the way!) Again, just putting it "out there" for your information! Four stars!"