Grace Jones

Private Life / She's Lost Control: Vinyl 12" Single


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The trilogy of albums Grace recorded for Island at Compass Point studios in Nassau in the Bahamas in the early ‘80s are rightly regarded as three of that decade’s most essential records. Mixing icy new wave sensibilities with the poise and distance of high fashion and the depth, groove and warmth of dub reggae, ‘Private Life’ is actually a cover of a Chrissie Hynde-penned original from The Pretenders’ debut album. Meanwhile, the flip carries an insane reinterpretation of one of Joy Division’s darkest moments. Originally released in 1980 this double-header of extended club versions makes a welcome return to vinyl for Record Store Day, 2016.

Vinyl 12" Single