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She's the Boss

Mick JaggerAudio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

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Biography by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

As the lead singer for the Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger is one of the most popular and influential frontmen in the history of rock & roll. Jagger fronted the Rolling Stones for over 20 years before he began a solo career in 1985. At the time of the release of his debut solo album, She's the Boss, it appeared that the Stones may have been ... Read more in Amazon's Mick Jagger Store

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  • Audio CD (November 16, 1993)
  • Original Release Date: 1985
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Atlantic
  • ASIN: B000002IXG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
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1. Lonely At The Top
2. 1/2 A Loaf
3. Running Out Of Luck
4. Turn The Girl Loose
5. Hard Woman
6. Just Another Night
7. Lucky In Love
8. Secrets
9. She's The Boss

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
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Before the Stones' Dirty Work hit the shelves in 1986, Mick Jagger released his first solo album a year before. Like Phil Collins doing a different sound to distinguish his solo material from Genesis, so too does Mick to differentiate She's The Boss from another Rolling Stones album with guitar chores from Jeff Beck and Pete Townshend and some keyboard work by jazz great Herbie Hancock. It has a smoother sound yet manages to rock with a pop polish. Most of the songs are produced by Bill Laswell, but Nile Rodgers of Chic does his hand on three of the tracks.

Those are "˝ a Loaf", which features a sound one might recognize on Like A Virgin, also helmed by Rodgers, who also does guitar here, with former bandmate Bernard Edwards on bass. Having a clandestine affair is deemed "half a glass, half a dream, half a life" and in the bridge, a frustrated Mick just says to heck with it and let it all hang out. He then calls upon some overprotective guardian to "Turn The Girl Loose." Featuring a strong bass, Mick really belts it out when he yells "let her out of jail." It even has Alfa Anderson doing a sassy rap declaring her independence and free will at the end. "Secrets" shows that a respectable wife isn't that respectable but has been really out on the town.

Even though not produced by Rodgers, the sound on the first danceable single "Just Another Night" is a disguised cousin of "Material Girl" in terms of sound. It hit #12 on the singles chart, somewhat low considering his long history with the Stones, but it was a #1 mainstream rock hit. Jagger seems to be shucking off the bad boy persona of the Stones: "Can't you see that I'm human" and "I get hungry, I get thirsty, I get moody, I need attention." Some great percussive effects by Sly Dunbar here.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mick Solo December 2, 2003
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She's the Boss (1985) was Mick Jagger's first solo album. In my view it is much better than Goddes in the Doorway or Primitive Cool, but not as good as Wandering Spirit--which is an excellent record.
She's the Boss is a good record, but it's not great. Just Another Night, Lucky in Love are kind of catchy songs, but the album does not have much personality, not much depth. It pales in comparison to Keith's first solo effort.
That said, I enjoyed listening to this record for the past 17 years. Mick's voice is still at his best, some songs are truly nice (Hard Woman is in the tradition of the great Rolling Stones slow songs), and Jeff Beck's solos are sheer talent--listen for example to the solo on Hard Woman or on the otherwise mediocre Running out of luck.
It's a 4 stars
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars She's the Boss of Them all August 18, 2002
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When I was in High School I first discovered the Stones when the concert movie "Let's Spend the Night Together" hit cable TV. At that time I was hideing out in my older brother's apartment, pipeing the cable sound through the stereo so I could crank the sound track up very, very loudly. So, of course, I became a huge fan of the Rolling Stones. But the Stones essientally broke up after the tour was over, and after the release of "Undercover" there was no new Stone's material until "She's the Boss" was released. The general opinion at that time was that the Stones were over as a band, and that Mick Jagger finally going solo was going to be how the Stones sound would be brought into the modern era. (The few people at that time who even knew who Keith Richards was considered him out of the loop and a ridiculus relic of 70's areana rock.) In most people's opinion Mick Jagger WAS the Rolling Stones. So given the degree of curiousity and anticipation surrounding the release of this CD, it was almost guarenteed to be a disappointment to both the fans and the critics. However, there is some great pop music here. If it had been released by any other artist other than Mick Jagger under these circumstances it would have been hailed as one of the great 80s albums. (It is by far the best solo effort Mick has made so far.) The guitar playing of Pete Townsend and Jeff Beck is incredible, but you have to listen closely; it is buried under the 80's dance beats. The lyrics are some of the best Mick Jagger has ever written; they are wonderfully jaded and world weary -- and no they are not lyrics written as a celebration of the working class, if you want that buy Skynard or Kid Rock CDs. Read more ›
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Hey, It's Really Not That Bad! December 31, 2001
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"She's the Boss" has been much maligned by fans and press alike. Especially since he has released some real gems after this like "Wandering Spirit" and "Godess in the Doorway." But "She's the Boss" (and for that matter, "Primitive Cool") show Mick tentatively stepping out and showcasing some of the dance experiments he has always been interested in (hey, since "Hot Stuff" Mick has tried these dance beats out with the Stones). But there are some real moments of inspired songwriting too, like "Hard Woman," "Secrets" and "1/2 a Loaf." And vocally, there are some very nice moments all over the record. Sure, I could have done without a few of the "filler" songs, and I wouldn't begin your Mick Jagger collection here, but it's certainly not a waste of your money if you like some of his better releases.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great first album
There's also a movie that came out with this album, playing every song telling the story. This is when Mick went out solo and put a lot into it, he was at the top of his game here... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Elvis White
4.0 out of 5 stars Jagger Solo
This "album" when it was released is still to this day Mick's only good solo effort. A good buy for a true Stones fan. Buy it used, save some money. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Michael J. Baker
4.0 out of 5 stars Not available on i-Tunes
Mick shows his versatility away from the band. I bought this CD a couple decades ago but lost it in one of my many changes of address. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Robert Morey
5.0 out of 5 stars MICK JAGGER: SHE'S THE BOSS
Published 8 months ago by DEANNA EGGERS
5.0 out of 5 stars Ella es el hefe.
This is a nostalgia ride for me. Great tunes by Mick, done only in the way Mick can rock. One stone (rock)
Published 9 months ago by just an average joe
5.0 out of 5 stars Happy to have it!
Songs from this cd kept popping into my head over the years, I'm glad I bought this one! I'll keep this original in a safe place!
Published 11 months ago by Ocean Sparkle
5.0 out of 5 stars His best album.
Music is always subjective but to me this is a great album. It's got a good mix of classic rock and a great ballad in Hard woman. Still love hearing this even after all this time.
Published 14 months ago by Lc De-lorme
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
Mick does a great job for his first solo project. It sounds great music is very refreshing. Nice job Mick!!
Published 14 months ago by Mike A. Hardy
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album CD
5 Stars and more I would give this album CD.
Mick Jagger out did himself with this one even Keith Richards said so. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Jose
5.0 out of 5 stars No, he's the Boss!
I'm not a huge fan of the Rolling Stones, but I'm a fan of Jagger. I enjoy his solo work very much and I'm sure many people will find him and enjoy his music. Read more
Published on April 18, 2012 by Chris
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