Grace Jones’ Warm Leatherette gets deluxe vinyl reissue

Grace Jones’ Warm Leatherette gets deluxe vinyl reissue

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4xLP set includes unreleased mixes, dubs, instrumentals and remixes.

Grace Jones’ iconic 1980 album Warm Leatherette is to get a deluxe vinyl reissue. The first in a trilogy of LPs recorded at Compass Point Studios in Nassau, the album marked a defining moment in Jones’ career and image, heralding the birth of the ’80s with camp style and a formidable musical attitude.

Brought together by Island records Chris Blackwell, Warm Leatherette was the first iteration of the band Jones would make her own, featuring legendary reggae rhythm section Sly & Robbie, unsung Compass Point star Wally Badarou, guitarists Mikey ‘Mao’ Chung and Barry ‘White’ Reynolds and percussionist Uziah ‘Sticky’ Thompson. Dressed by Issey Miyaki and styled by Jean Paul Goude, with GI cut and padded shoulders, Grace Jones as 1980s icon had arrived.

Released via Island and UMG, this latest reissue will feature the newly remastered original album alongside b-sides, rare and unreleased in-era mixes, long versions and instrumental versions to paint a complete picture of the legendary Compass Point sessions across a 4xLP set.

Pre-order the vinyl here and check out the tracklist below:

WARM LEATHERETTE: ORIGINAL

1. WARM LEATHERETTE
2. PRIVATE LIFE
3. A ROLLING STONE
4. LOVE IS THE DRUG
5. THE HUNTER GETS CAPTURED BY THE GAME
6. BULLSHIT
7. BREAKDOWN
8. PARS

LONG VERSIONS:

9. WARM LEATHERETTE (LONG VERSION)
From WARM LEATHERETTE cassette ICT 9592 and b-side of 12” single
12WIP 6645, released September 1980.
10. PRIVATE LIFE (LONG VERSION)
From WARM LEATHERETTE cassette ICT 9592 and a-side of 12” single
12WIP 6629, released June 1980.
11. A ROLLING STONE (LONG VERSION)
Issued as a-side of 12” single 12WIP 6591, released April 1980.
12. LOVE IS THE DRUG (LONG VERSION)
From WARM LEATHERETTE cassette ICT 9592 and a-side of 12” single 600
198 (Germany/Netherlands), released May 1980.
13. THE HUNTER GETS CAPTURED BY THE GAME (LONG VERSION)
From WARM LEATHERETTE cassette ICT 9592 and a-side of 12” single
12WIP 6645, released September 1980.
14. PARS (LONG VERSION)
From PRIVATE LIFE: THE COMPASS POINT SESSIONS, released June 1998.

LONG VERSIONS, SINGLE VERSIONS AND REMIXES:

15. PRIVATE LIFE (LONG VERSION 2)
Previously Unreleased Mix.
16. PRIVATE LIFE (DUB VERSION)
From PRIVATE LIFE: THE COMPASS POINT SESSIONS, released June 1998.
17. SHE’S LOST CONTROL (LONG VERSION)
Issued as the b-side of 12” single 12WIP 6629, released June 1980.
18. SHE’S LOST CONTROL (DUB VERSION)
From PRIVATE LIFE: THE COMPASS POINT SESSIONS, released June 1998.
19. LOVE IS THE DRUG (SINGLE VERSION)
Issued as the a-side of 7” single 101.819 (Germany/Netherlands), released May 1980.
20. PRIVATE LIFE (SINGLE VERSION)
Issued as the a-side of WIP 6629, released June 1980.
21. SHE’S LOST CONTROL (SINGLE VERSION)
Issued as the b-side of WIP 6629, released June 1980.
22. THE HUNTER GETS CAPTURED BY THE GAME (SPECIAL SINGLE VERSION)
Issued as the b-side of WIP 6645, released September 1980.
23. BREAKDOWN (U.S. SINGLE EDIT)
Issued as the a-side of IS 49603 (US), released October 1980.
24. PARS 4.22 (SINGLE VERSION)
Previously Unreleased Mix.
25. PARS (DUB VERSION)
Previously Unreleased Mix.
26. LOVE IS THE DRUG (12” SINGLE REMIX)
Remixed by Paul “Groucho” Smykle at the Fallout Shelter.
Issued as the a-side of 12” single 12 IS 266, released February 1986
27. PRIVATE LIFE (12” SINGLE REMIX)
Remixed by Paul “Groucho” Smykle at the Fallout Shelter.
Issued as the a-side of 12” single 12 IS 273, released May 1986