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Slave To The Rhythm [Import]

Grace JonesAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (June 1, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Island Records
  • ASIN: B000001FU6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #54,205 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The original remix maxi-single? September 1, 2003
Format:Audio CD
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!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better Than I Remember! December 10, 2001
Format:Audio CD
I wore out my vinyl copy of this recording years ago and decided to rediscover it on CD. Good choice. I know everyone thinks "Warm Leatherette" is Miss Jones's finest work, but I beg to differ. I give this one an enthusiastic five stars due to the unique "interview" and variations on a theme format. I also give it five stars for its impeccable straight digital recording. It is absolutely noiseless. An absolute dream come true for any audiophile. What I want to know is how did Grace Jones ever become sterotyped as some sort of "disco queen?" "Slave" is a very heavy work. Yes, you can dance to it if you like, but it's not like that was what it was geared towards. You can dance to The Beatles if you are so inclined, but they certainly weren't "disco." What we have here is an ambitious, well thought out work that sounds like it could have been recorded next week. There's only one song on the album. But the variations on this theme, much like a classical work, never get boring or tedious. To summarize, this is one of the most underrated yet greatest rock albums I have ever heard. I would write more but I would rather just go listen to it again. God bless Grace Jones.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
THE ISLAND MASTERS VERSION OF "SLAVE TO THE RHYTHM" IS NOT THE VERSION THAT WAS RELEASED ON CD IN 1987/1990.

The interviews with Grace Jones are not in this release at all, it's six minutes shorter, and the track listing has been ordered differently. I ordered this recently thinking I had lost the "Slave to the Rhythm" I had, only to find it and I compared them. I'm not sure why the interviews with Grace have been taken out, the different order of the tracks, and different versions of the songs, but wanted to let all you guys know the difference. Hopefully there will be a remastered version in the future with the original copy of the 1985 release of this amazing album by Miss Grace Jones.

I give it 5 stars only for the original release, and 0 stars for this cheap copy. It's a shame the brilliance of 1985's "Slave to the Rhythm" will not be heard by anyone who buys this copy.

Good luck on finding the original..
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Exceptional yet Unique Concept Album!!! March 26, 2001
Format:Audio CD
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.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A magnificent work, through and through. March 10, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Everything that you've heard is true -- this is a magical work.

I was in high school and living with my father when I first heard this album, some time during the mid-80's when it was released. I'd heard Grace Jones' music several times before, when I was living with my mother -- tracks like "Nightclubbing," "Pull Up to the Bumper," etc. -- but I never cared for the songs much. I don't recall how frequently my dad played _Slave to the Rhythm_ -- which he did both at home and in his Mercedes Benz -- but it was often enough that I was intrigued by it.

"Operattack" made me sit up and take notice (how could it not, with its wonderfully ostentatious, over-the-top sonic swirl), and most of the rest of the songs hooked me on the album, which is superbly conceived, composed, mixed, and especially produced (by the venerable Trevor Horn).

The first track of the CD -- the only one that I don't like -- is deceptively unlike anything that comes after it. It's a "chain gang" style composition that caters to what was then part of the stereotypical image of Grace Jones: dancey, chiseled, insistent. As other reviewers here have noted, most of the rest of the CD explores two or three prevalent musical statements -- a stroke of brilliance that works very well with _Slave to the Rhythm_'s biographical motif. That is to say that, like a human being, the CD exhibits a wealth of character and variability of expression through only a few identifiable themes.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A very unusuall sort of remix album!
It's sort of a remix album of the song Slave to the Rhythm and also sort of a biography. Most of the songs have stories at the beginning, the longest, The Frog & the Princess, is... Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Force of Nature
She is an actress more than a majestic performer who has made a lot of fabulous thing that some beginners think they are doing today, this disc is allegorical and full of nuances,... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Mauricelio
4.0 out of 5 stars Dear reader
This CD came in mild good condition from the outside but the CD itself wasn't scratched , good music if your into 80's icons.
Published 5 months ago by silvia rodriguez
5.0 out of 5 stars Ms. Jones BEST WORK!!! I absolutely loved it !!!
It's Grace Jones BEST WORK!!! You need to listen to it yourself!! I love the way that you uses the same beat but in different ways. it was great.
Published 8 months ago by Pamela Louise Mitchell
5.0 out of 5 stars Eternal Rhythm for Grace Jones
A most rewarding cd that acts out like a play in 3 parts. To me, all of Grace Jones work stands out even to this day that goes beyond all generations. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Winston Blakely
5.0 out of 5 stars A great, fun, and remarkably well-engineered album
This is one of the most interesting and fun albums to listen to that I've ever owned! A great contempt album, and the engineers take great liberties in using almost every recording... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Chris
5.0 out of 5 stars This Album Is Like A Spiritual Experience
I believe this is my favourite album ever and that's saying something for me, I have a very ecletic music tastes. Read more
Published on January 24, 2011 by Y. Prince
5.0 out of 5 stars Auditory/ production masterpiece
One of the boldest and most creative steps in production seeing that very little was made into an entire album! Hard to find on CD.
Published on January 20, 2009 by byrd-lover
5.0 out of 5 stars Slave to the Diva!
Trevor Horn, producer of The Art of Noise, also produced and does some spoken word vocals on what is arguably one of Ms. Jones' most avant-garde yet listenable works. Read more
Published on October 18, 2008 by G. Parker
5.0 out of 5 stars simply brilliant!
I got the vibe of Grace Jones way back in the 80's when it first came out. Ive always been impressed with her style. She was ahead of her time. Read more
Published on February 6, 2008 by Kiwi
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