Inside Story (Grace Jones album)

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Inside Story
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 14, 1986
Recorded1986
Genre
Length41:57
LabelManhattan
Producer
Grace Jones chronology
'Island Life
(1985)
Inside Story 'Bulletproof Heart
(1989)
Singles from Inside Story
  1. "I'm Not Perfect (But I'm Perfect for You)"
    Released: October 1986
  2. "Party Girl"
    Released: December 1986
  3. "Crush"
    Released: March 1987
  4. "Victor Should Have Been a Jazz Musician"
    Released: March 1987

Inside Story is the eighth studio album by Jamaican recording artist Grace Jones, released in 1986 by Manhattan Records, it was her first and only album on that label.

Background[change | change source]

Released under new contract with Manhattan Records, for Inside Story Jones worked with the music producer Nile Rodgers of Chic (Jones had previously tried to work with the band during her disco era.[1]) The release of Inside Story was Manhattan Records' "most extensive marketing and merchandising campaign ever".[2]

Track listing[change | change source]

All songs were written by Grace Jones and Bruce Woolley.

Side A

  1. "I'm Not Perfect (But I'm Perfect for You)" – 3:57
  2. "Hollywood Liar" – 3:50
  3. "Chan Hitchhikes to Shanghai" – 4:33
  4. "Victor Should Have Been a Jazz Musician" – 4:42
  5. "Party Girl" – 3:44

Side B

  1. "Crush" – 3:27
  2. "Barefoot in Beverly Hills" – 4:07
  3. "Scary but Fun" – 3:55
  4. "White Collar Crime" – 4:59
  5. "Inside Story" – 4:31

Personnel[change | change source]

  • Scott Ansell – sound engineering
  • Richard Bernstein – computer image
  • Knut Bohn – engineering
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Barry Diament – digital editing
  • Steve Elson – bariton sax, flute
  • James Farber – recording, mixing
  • Mac Gollehon – trumpet
  • Stan Harrison – alto sax
  • Grace Jones – vocals, production
  • Kevin Jones – digital interfacing, sequencing, drum programming
  • Lenny Pickett – tenor sax
  • Nile Rodgers – production, arrangements
  • Budd Tunick – production managing
  • Bruce Woolley – arrangements

Commercial reception[change | change source]

Release history[change | change source]

Region Year Format(s) Label
Worldwide 1986 LP, CD, Cassette Manhattan
Yugoslavia 1987 LP Jugoton, Manhattan
Europe 2004 CD EMI

References[change | change source]

  1. "Nile & Bernard - Chic - Tribute @ Disco-Disco.com". www.disco-disco.com.
  2. Billboard – Google Livros. Google Books. 1986-12-13.
  3. Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (Illustrated ed.). Sydney: Australian Chart Book. p. 160. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  4. "Discographie Grace Jones" (in German). austriancharts.at.
  5. "Suche nach "grace jones"". www.charts.de (in German).
  6. "Liedsuche" (in German). www.charts-surfer.de.
  7. "Discography Grace Jones". charts.org.nz.
  8. "Discography Grace Jones". swedishcharts.com.
  9. "Grace Jones" (in German). hitparade.ch.
  10. "Chart Stats - Grace Jones - Slave To The Rhythm". www.chartstats.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-28.
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Grace Jones". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2009-11-11.
  12. "Grace Jones Album & Song Chart History". www.billboard.com.
  13. "Grace Jones Album & Song Chart History". www.billboard.com.
  14. "Certified Awards Search". www.bpi.co.uk.

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