- Vinyl (17 Jun. 2016)
- Deluxe Edition edition
- Number of Discs: 4
- Format: Deluxe Edition, Box set
- Label: UMC
- ASIN: B01BMPPGV4
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Audio Cassette | Vinyl | Blu-ray | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 37 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 36,832 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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Warm Leatherette represents a watershed moment in the career of Grace Jones. The first of her much loved and critically-lauded ‘Compass Point trilogy’ it saw the star embrace contemporaneous new wave (The Normal’s ‘Warm Leatherette’, The Pretenders’ ‘Private Life’), old soul (The Marvelettes’ ‘The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game’ and leftfield rock (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ ‘Breakdown’, Roxy Music’s ‘Love Is The Drug’).
This beautiful newly-remastered 27-track collection brings together the original ‘Warm Leatherette’ album with its attendant single mixes and B-sides plus rare in-era club and dub versions and instrumentals. Collected on to four 180gm vinyl LPs in a hard case with a download code, it really is a perfect demonstration of players, writers and production team at the very top of their game, headed by a singular performer reaching the very apex of her career to that point.
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Warm Leatherette is the first album of the now legendary Compass Points Trilogy (Nightclubbing and Living My Life complete the set) and what an album it is. Many of the songs are cover versions; however, there are cover versions and there are Grace Jones covers which bear no resemblance to the originals. Roxy Music's "Love is the Drug" is a classic song and brilliant in its original form. Jones (with the help of producer Alex Sadkin and the talented musicianship of Sly, Robbie, Wally et al) transform the song into a fast-paced electro-funk jam. Private Life makes you forget the original by The Pretenders (who are brilliant by the way but just can't compete with the Jones' killer version). The title track (originally an electronic Kraftwerk-sounding bleeps and blops and very cool) is again transformed by Jones into a reggae classic.
The original album is a must-own; the deluxe version is a must-own multiplied by by 100! The sound quality is outstanding and the package looks and feels luxurious in a hard-bound box alongside the 12 inch colour booklet which has some interesting reading material on the making of the album. I cannot recommend the album highly enough. It is a proper classic and well worth the admission price.
Non-fans are probably not going to be that into the umpteen 'long', 'dub' and 'single' versions included in this remastered box, but if you're a fan, you'll dig it. Albeit probably in a 'dip in to the odd few tracks now and then' sort of way, rather than a 'Mmmm, I'm in the mood for 7 consecutive versions of Private Life' manner. Although, if that's your bag, don't let me stop you.
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