20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Grace Jones

20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Grace Jones

by Grace Jones


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Basically, this Grace Jones entry in the Millennium Collection series is a one-disc version of Private Life: The Compass Point Sessions with "La Vie en Rose" added as representation of her early disco years. The Compass Point years were great, with Sly & Robbie providing the groovy reggae backbeat and Jones supplying the European iciness. The cosmopolitan and paranoid versions of Roxy Music's "Love Is the Drug," the Normal's "Warm Leatherette," and the Pretenders' "Private Life" are all excellent. Although the collection somehow leaves off her signature tune, "Slave to the Rhythm," the tunes written by Grace and friends are just as good, especially the widely sampled "My Jamaican Guy." If the compilers had included the few good singles from Jones' post-Island period it would have made the collection all the more valuable, but there's still a lot of great music here.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/21/2003
Label: Island
UPC: 0044007738924
catalogNumber: 000072902

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Grace Jones   Primary Artist,Vocals
Wally Badarou   Keyboards
Barry Reynolds   Guitar
Sly Dunbar   Drums,Syndrum
Robbie Shakespeare   Bass Guitar
Uziah "Sticky" Thompson   Percussion
Michael "Mao" Chung   Guitar

Technical Credits

Astor Piazzolla   Composer
Bryan Ferry   Composer
Grace Jones   Composer
Tom Petty   Composer
Sting   Composer
Edith Piaf   Composer
Barry Reynolds   Composer
Chris Blackwell   Producer
Ronald Dunbar   Composer
Sly Dunbar   Composer
Chrissie Hynde   Composer
Andy Mackay   Composer
Daniel Miller   Composer
Tom Moulton   Producer
Alex Sadkin   Producer
Robbie Shakespeare   Composer
Harry Vanda   Composer
Duke Williams   Arranger
Brian Chin   Liner Notes
Vartan   Art Direction
Marcel Louiguy   Composer
Mack David   Composer
Ryan Null   Photo Coordination
Dana Mano   Composer
George Young   Composer

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