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Nightclubbing (2014 Remaster)

28 April 2014 | Format: MP3

£4.99 (VAT included if applicable)
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4:18
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4:41
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5:04
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5:07
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2:39
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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 2014
  • Release Date: 1 Jan. 2014
  • Label: Universal Music Group International
  • Copyright: (C) 2014 Universal International Music BV
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  • Total Length: 38:16
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  • ASIN: B00JO85HZW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 14,611 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Jack on 8 May 2014
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Universal have done right by Ms Grace Jones' magnum opus, "Nightclubbing": the remaster by esteemed Kevin Reeves is truly superlative. The album's wide stereo sound field is beautifully crisp, clear and transparent, with plenty of bottom end from Sly & Robbie - and so many delicate, iridescent touches from Wally Badarou's keyboards and Sticky Thompson's percussion! Ms Jones' Island trilogy was always aural nirvana, but now "Nightclubbing", at least, is absolutely compulsive listening. All the mixes on the second disc sound flawless, also.
The packaging is indeed fairly flimsy with no outer sleeve, but the booklet is well-produced and Darryl Easlea's liner notes detail the album's context, along with some great pix of La Jones.
Now Universal need to get cracking on "Warm Leatherette", "Living My Life" and "Slave To The Rhythm"!
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Pablo Leone on 28 April 2014
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Nightclubbing is my favourite Grace Jones album and arrived this morning and comes beautifully packaged,with a great little booklet containing photos and info.Now the good news,i owned the previous release of this which i bought around 1990,which sounded terrible even then.so putting this deluxe version on today was pure bliss,sounds absolutely amazing.had it on my ipod and there were sounds that i have never heard before,such as the thunder on "walking in the rain".Includes lots of 12" mixes.pull up to the bumper being the most famous.some b-sides but the real star of the show are 2 previously un-released tracks one being a superb jones-esque cover of gary numan/tubeway army,me,i disconnect from you,which is worth the price of the album itself!The whole album is superb and should take pride in any serious music aficionado collection.superb release 5 stars
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Vilson on 5 May 2014
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Good album made great by extended mixes. Take a lot of funk and add reggae, blues, soul and jazz plus spice up with some pizzaz and you have a unique combination. This album was made in 1981, but it hasn't aged and will it still sounds fresh in 2021.

Remastering adds extra kick and zing (like it should) and gives sinewy, throbbing muscle to the sound. I have been playing CD2 constantly since receiving it. Like any good CD it reveals hidden layers on each listen. A lot of care went into the recording, and it shows. Credit to Kevin Reeves at 4th Floor Studios for a good remaster.

'The Compass Point All-Star band' really hit their stride here. Sly & Robbie’s drum and bass give sympathetic rhythm whilst Wally Badarou’s keyboards shimmer over the top and the guitar and, and… Check out the compilation ‘Funky Nassau’ for more.

Disc 1 (38:26) Original album, no extras even though there are more out there.

Disc 2 (76:59)
All good to fantastic - but the quiet tracks sound really great and allow the music space to 'breathe':
• I’ve Seen That Face Before (Libertango) 12” version (5:40)
• I’ve Seen That Face Before (Libertango) Spanish version (Esta Cara Me Es Conocida) (4:33)
• Walking in the Rain 12” version

Pull Up to the Bumper was the lead single – great track with multiple mixes that are all essential variations on the original:
• Long Version UK 12” (5:45) definitive
• Remixed Version (7:17) – mostly instrumental – often found on 80s compilations.
• US Party Version (5:00) – good – straight into vocal intro(?)
• Instrumental ‘Peanut Butter ’ (5:11) – extra funk factor.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Viper on 21 Jun. 2014
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If you have ever been slightly curious about Grace's musical career then you could do a lot worse than start here. She had (and still has) the ability to turn a song into her own regardless of whether it was originally a male or female orientated vocal. Most people think she's bonkers. Well, she may be on camera, but on disc she rules...period. This album WAS cool anyway but this version really does do it justice.

The band that played behind her when she recorded her Nassau trilogy (this one, Warm Leatherette and Living My Life) were REALLY at the top of their game. Grace only adds to it by being completely cool at what she does. She is more a narrator rather than a vocalist but that only adds to the mix. She ALWAYS pulls it off. I much prefer when she does a male vocal a la Demolition Man (Sting song). She injects it with a personality a thousand times more than he ever could.

Do yourself a favour and invest. Grace is HUGELY underrated.

You're welcome. :-)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mark Barry HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 1 Jan. 2015
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And it's about time too. Grace Jones fans have had to do with the 1998 Chronicles "Private Life: The Compass Point Sessions" 2CD set on Universal to get decent remasters of their heroine and anything off the revered "Nightclubbing" LP. That 2-disc retrospective set had Long Versions, Previously Unreleased Dub Mixes and Tasty LP cuts - but this is the first time her entire 1981 masterpiece has been remastered and expanded. And what a musical and sonic winner "Nightclubbing" by Grace Jones is. Here are the formidable ladylike details...

UK/Euro released April 2014 (no US release as yet) - Universal/Island 060075380601 (Barcode 600753480601) fleshes out as follows:

Disc 1 (36:24 minutes):
1. Walking In The Rain
2. Pull Up To The Bumper
3. Use Me
4. Nightclubbing
5. Art Groupie [Side 2]
6. I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango)
7. Feel Up
8. Demolition Man
9. I've Done It Again
Tracks 1 to 9 are the album "Nightclubbing" - released May 1981 in the UK and USA on Island Records ILPS 9624

Disc 2 (76:57 minutes):
1. Demolition Man (12" Version) - released February 1981 in the UK on Island 12WIP 6673
2. Pull Up To The Bumper (Long Version) - released June 1981 in the UK on Island 12WIP 6696
3. I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango) (12" Version) - released 1981 in Europe on Island 600 366
4. Walking In The Rain (12" version) - released October 1981 in the UK on Island 12WIP 6739
5. Pull Up The Bumper (Remixed Version) - released June 1981 in the UK on Island 12WIP 6696
6. Use Me (Long Version) - First released on "Private Life: The Compass Point Sessions" 2CD set in 1996 on Island Chronicles 524 501-2
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