Private Life: The Compass Point Sessions

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Comprised entirely of recordings Grace Jones made at Compass Point Studios during the early '80s, the double-disc Private Life: The Compass Point Sessions features 26 tracks, including two unreleased cuts and four previously unreleased mixes of hit songs. These are unquestionably Jones' best material, mainly because she was supported by a top-notch studio band and produced by Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare. Several of these cuts work well, and there's no denying that any serious fans of her work will find this necessary. Less-dedicated listeners, however, are advised to stick with Nightclubbing, which is the best album to be...
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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Comprised entirely of recordings Grace Jones made at Compass Point Studios during the early '80s, the double-disc Private Life: The Compass Point Sessions features 26 tracks, including two unreleased cuts and four previously unreleased mixes of hit songs. These are unquestionably Jones' best material, mainly because she was supported by a top-notch studio band and produced by Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare. Several of these cuts work well, and there's no denying that any serious fans of her work will find this necessary. Less-dedicated listeners, however, are advised to stick with Nightclubbing, which is the best album to be culled from these sessions.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/16/1998
  • Label: Island
  • UPC: 731452450128
  • Catalog Number: 524501

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Grace Jones Primary Artist, Vocals
Wally Badarou Keyboards
Barry Reynolds Guitar
Ambrosian Singers Choir, Chorus, Ensemble
Guy Barker Trumpet
Pete Beachill Trombone
J.J. Belle Rhythm Guitar
Dave Bishop Tenor Saxophone
Stuart Brook Trumpet
Mikey Chung Guitar
Sly Dunbar Drums
S.J. Lipson Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Synclavier
Andy Macintosh Baritone Saxophone
John McCarthy Choir Master
Tessa Niles Background Vocals
Frank Ricotti Percussion
Robbie Shakespeare Bass, Bass Guitar
David Snell Harp
John Thirkell Trumpet
Uziah "Sticky" Thompson Percussion
Shorty Tim Percussion
Bruce Woolley Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Gavyn Wright Leader
Louis Jardim Percussion, Bass Guitar, Vocals
Andrew Richards Keyboards
John Pigneguy French Horn
Geoff Perkins Bass Trombone
Technical Credits
Danny Elfman Composer
Grace Jones Composer
Stan Sulzmann Contributor
Chris Blackwell Producer
Ronald Dunbar Composer
Sly Dunbar Composer
Glenn Gregory Contributor
Trevor Horn Producer
S.J. Lipson Engineer
Richard Niles Arranger
Alex Sadkin Producer, Engineer
Robbie Shakespeare Composer
Brian Chin Liner Notes
Gary Maughan Contributor
Suha Gur Mastering
John Sinclair Contributor
Dana Mano Composer
Koo Koo Baya Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Just NO ONE LIKE HER!

    All these years as I go through some of my favorite music that came out from year to year, Grace Jones was one of a kind. She fit right into all the crazy hair and sound of the 80's but her music was ahead of its time, so many moods, danceable for sure, reggee/rock/ funk/pop in a stew that seem to come from another planet. Her attitude carried off these tunes but no one else was like her, she managed like Bowie to reivent herself for the 80's after a romp with the disco lights and the whole studio 54 backlash, (she was one of the better in that disco mode as well) its too bad she couldn't stay with the record companies that broke her out, she went on to do a more commerically challanging work but nothing earth shaking as these tracks. Her work with Niles Rogers and Trevor Horn also were of the highest quality but music was beginning to change and Grace's image was copied a million times over. Great stuff even to this day its sonic candy for the ear. This is full of classic music for years to come and enjoy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Grace Jones Is The Real Thing

    If you love Grace, like i do, so buy this fantastisk reckord, 2½ hours of Grace you´ll love it, trust me.

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