Island Life

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Island Life
Compilation album by
ReleasedDecember 1985
Recorded1977–1985
Genre
Length47:48
LabelIsland
Grace Jones chronology
'Slave to the Rhythm
(1985)
Island Life 'Inside Story
(1986)

Island Life is the first greatest hits album by Jamaican recording artist Grace Jones, it released in December 1985. It includes songs from her first seven albums. The albums' artwork is Jones' is her most iconic artwork.[1][2][3] The album was later re-released in 1996 under the name of Island Life 2 and included two remixes of a new song called "Sex Drive" which was originally going to appear on a album called "Black Marilyn" which was due out in the 1990s but never got released.

Track listing[change | change source]

Standard release[change | change source]

Side A

No. TitleWriter(s)Album Length
1. "La Vie en rose"  Édith Piaf, Louigny, Mack DavidPortfolio 7:25
2. "I Need a Man"  Paul Adrian Slade, Pierre PapadiamondisPortfolio 3:22
3. "Do or Die"  Jack Robinson, James BoldenFame 3:22
4. "Private Life"  Chrissie HyndeWarm Leatherette 5:10
5. "Love Is the Drug"  Bryan Ferry, Andy MackayWarm Leatherette 6:02

Side B

Notes: 7" edits of "Do or Die", "Pull Up to the Bumper" and "Slave to the Rhythm" are included. "Love Is the Drug" appears in Eric "E.T." Thorngren's remix.

UK cassette release[change | change source]

Side A

No. TitleWriter(s)Album Length
1. "La Vie en rose"  Édith Piaf, Louigny, Mack DavidPortfolio 7:25
2. "I Need a Man"  Paul Adrian Slade, Pierre PapadiamondisPortfolio 3:22
3. "Do or Die"  Jack Robinson, James BoldenFame 3:22
4. "Private Life"  Chrissie HyndeWarm Leatherette 5:10
5. "Love Is the Drug"  Bryan Ferry, Andy MackayWarm Leatherette 6:02
6. "Demolition Man"  StingNightclubbing  
7. "Nipple to the Bottle"  Grace Jones, Sly DunbarLiving My Life  

Side B

No. TitleWriter(s)Album Length
8. "I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango)"  Ástor Piazzolla, Barry Reynolds, Dennis Wilkey, Nathalie DelonNightclubbing 4:29
9. "Pull Up to the Bumper"  Kookoo Baya, Grace Jones, Dana ManoNightclubbing 3:38
10. "Walking in the Rain"  Harry Vanda, George YoungNightclubbing 4:18
11. "My Jamaican Guy"  Grace JonesLiving My Life 6:00
12. "Slave to the Rhythm"  Bruce Woolley, Simon Darlow, Stephen Lipson, Trevor HornSlave to the Rhythm 4:22
13. "Grace Jones Musclemix"  variousIsland Life  

Island Life 2[change | change source]

No. TitleWriter(s)Album Length
1. "La Vie en rose"  Édith Piaf, Louigny, Mack DavidPortfolio 7:25
2. "I Need a Man"  Paul Adrian Slade, Pierre PapadiamondisPortfolio 3:22
3. "Do or Die"  Jack Robinson, James BoldenFame 3:22
4. "Private Life"  Chrissie HyndeWarm Leatherette 5:11
5. "Love Is the Drug"  Bryan Ferry, Andy MackayWarm Leatherette 6:03
6. "I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango)"  Ástor Piazzolla, Barry Reynolds, Dennis Wilkey, Nathalie DelonNightclubbing 4:29
7. "Pull Up to the Bumper"  Kookoo Baya, Grace Jones, Dana ManoNightclubbing 3:39
8. "Walking in the Rain"  Harry Vanda, George YoungNightclubbing 4:18
9. "My Jamaican Guy"  Grace JonesLiving My Life 6:00
10. "Slave to the Rhythm"  Bruce Woolley, Simon Darlow, Stephen Lipson, Trevor HornSlave to the Rhythm 4:23
11. "Pars"  Jacques HigelinWarm Leatherette 4:48
12. "Feel Up"  Grace JonesNightclubbing 4:04
13. "Sex Drive (Sex Pitch Mix)"  Sheep on DrugsBlack Marilyn 7:18
14. "Sex Drive (Hard Drive Mix)"  Sheep on DrugsBlack Marilyn 5:10

Commercial reception[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

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