Originally released in 1985, Island Life compiles highlights from Grace Jones' 1977 debut through 1985's Slave to the Rhythm. It's a concise overview that features four Top Ten U.S. club hits ("I Need a Man," "Do or Die," "Pull Up to the Bumper," "Slave to the Rhythm"), as well as an additional smattering of choice cuts from her late-'70s collaborations with Tom Moulton and her stellar '80s work with Sly & Robbie. It's a decent introduction for casual fans but lacks crucial material like "Warm Leatherette" and "Nipple to the Bottle." A later edition, dubbed Island Life 2, adds "Pars," "Feel Up," and two remixes of "Sex Drive."
Performance CreditsGrace Jones Primary Artist,Vocals
Technical CreditsGrace Jones Composer
Edith Piaf Composer
Chris Blackwell Producer
Ronald Dunbar Composer
Trevor Horn Producer
Tom Moulton Producer
Alex Sadkin Producer
Robbie Shakespeare Composer
Steven Stanley Engineer,Remixing
Eric "ET" Thorngren Producer,Engineer
Paul Slade Composer
Greg Porto Cover Design
Marcel Louiguy Composer
Mack David Composer
Jean-Paul Gorde Cover Art
Pierre Papadiamandis Composer
Dana Mano Composer
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Island Life based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
the icon with a twist to reinvent shock yet a complete artist grace is the wonderland we all dream of but have not lived this album is a triumpth call one to dance live join her eternal dance.
The propulsive singles "My Jamaican Guy" and "Slave to the Rhythm" introduced this gender-bending beauty to the music scene. Decades later there is still no female artist as avant garde as Grace Jones in terms of her fashion statements, musical deliveray, and fondness for avant garde performance theatrics. Ms. Jones is fierce, I tell you. Fierce!