This 1978 follow-up to her debut album Portfolio didn't provide Grace with any huge hits on the pop charts but Do Or Die and Fame were massive disco successes. The album follows the same formula as the debut, with classic 1970s dancefloor tracks as well as some brooding ballads like the poignant Am I Ever Gonna Fall In Love In New York City.
The Piaf number on this one, like La Vie En Rose on Portfolio, is Autumn Leaves, sung partly in French and English. Do Or Die, Pride and Fame are the primary dance tracks. The music is typical Tom Moulton, with strings, horns, keyboards, drums. base, various percuission instruments and even a violin solo on Autumn Leaves, whilst backing vocals are by The Sweathearts of Sigma: Carla Benson, Barbara Ingrim and Yvette Benton.
The beautiful sleeve design and illustration are by Richard Bernstein. The third album in this early Grace Jones trilogy was called Muse, but seems to not be available as of this writing. These three established Jones as a disco diva and then she changed direction into New Wave and Torch. Fame and Muse are classic Moulton/Jones disco, but not as immediately appealing as Portfolio.