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Fame

Grace Jones Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (19 Mar 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Gold Legion
  • ASIN: B006KFB8FU
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 200,425 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Do Or Die (6:47)
2. Pride (6:23)
3. Fame (5:37)
4. Autumn Leaves (7:02)
5. All On A Summers Night (4:17)
6. Am I Ever Gonna Fall In Love In New York City (5:28)
7. Below The Bealt (La Vieille Fille) (4:43)

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Produced by Tom Moulton

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1. Do Or Die (6:47) 2. Pride (6:23) 3. Fame (5:37) 4. Autum Leaves (7:02) 5. All On A Summers Night (4:17) 6. Am I Ever Gonna Fall In Love In New York City (5:28) 7. Below The Bealt (La Vieille Fille) (4:43)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The second album in her 1970s disco trilogy 3 Feb 2007
By Pieter Uys HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Details 22 Aug 2012
By DP
Format:Audio CD
A classic disco stormer from Grace Jones - recorded at Sigma Sound with a real Philly groove, thanks to arrangements from John Monster Davis - and produced with a full, soaring sound from the legendary Tom Moulton! The set may well be Grace's true club classic from the late 70s - a record that works both on the quirky levels of her early rise to fame, and on the more soulful expectations mainstream clubgoers had at the time - a beautiful balance that owes plenty to the input from Davis and Moulton! First time CD reissue contains 12 page booklet with liner notes written by Christian John Wikane.

Tracks
1 Do Or Die (6:47)
2 Pride (6:23)
3 Fame (5:37)
4 Autum Leaves (7:02)
5 All On A Summers Night (4:17)
6 Am I Ever Gonna Fall In Love In New York City (5:28)
7 Below The Bealt (La Vieille Fille) (4:43)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At last, it's been reissued! 8 Jan 2012
Format:Audio CD
Both 'Fame' and 'Muse' where reissued on CD by Gold Legion in late 2011. You can buy them direct from their website if Amazon aren't stocking them.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning, melodious disco, too good to resist 23 April 2012
Format:Audio CD
I have known about Grace since I was about 13 I guess. Heard "Pull Up To The Bumper", found a 12" single of "I'm Not Perfect But I'm Perfect For You" and sporadically got into her stuff. At 17, 2001, my Mum bought me the Compass Point Sessions which had some songs I really liked at the time, nowadays not too much on it appeals to me as I am totally back into disco. Around 20, I read Jussi Kantonen's and Alan Jones's book "Saturday Night Forever: The Story Of Disco", an excellent book by the way, and found out that before the eighties hits, Grace was an underground disco diva who released three essential disco albums: "Portfolio" (1977), "Fame" (1978) and "Muse" (1979). Well one day whilst rifling through the cd store (ah, remember them...) I found "Portfolio" for ten dollars. I got it, of course, and was sucked into the hits "Sorry", "Thats The Trouble" and THE hit from that album, "I Need A Man", which must have cemented Grace's outrageous image in the gay and straight clubs alike at the time. The rest has those lush Sigma Sound ,er, sound, that although is a corny medley is still quite wonderful. Anyway...for years, I have wanted "Fame" and "Muse" but found out that "Muse" had never been released on cd at ALL, whilst "Fame" was available on Amazon....for $500. Not being the sort of lad to have $500 to splash out on a cd, unless it comes with a vial of Columbian coke as well, I had to wait...well, wait no more ladies and gentlemen, because Gold Legion have released "Fame", complete with a booklet full of info from Christian Wilkane.

Grace has an unusual voice, many would say it is limited, but I like it and this material suits her a lot.
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