Muse (Grace Jones album)

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Muse
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 4, 1979
Recorded1976-79
Genre
Length42:36
LabelIsland
ProducerTom Moulton
Grace Jones chronology
'Fame
(1978)
Muse 'Warm Leatherette
(1980)
Singles from Muse
  1. "On Your Knees"
    Released: August 1979
  2. "Don't Mess with the Messer"
    Released: October 1979
  3. "Saved"
    Released: December 18, 1979

Muse is the third studio album by Jamaican recording artist Grace Jones. The album was released in September 4, 1979 by Island Records.

Background[change | change source]

Muse was the last of Jones's disco albums that was recorded with producer Tom Moulton. Her first album was released 1977 with her debut Portfolio. It was a mix of disco and R&B. After Muse Jones moved on to making reggae and electronica sounding albums in the 1980s.

Track listing[change | change source]

Side A[change | change source]

  1. "Sinning" (Grace Jones, Pierre Papadiamandis) – 5:06
  2. "Suffer" (Tom Moulton, Thor Baldursson) – 4:17
  3. "Repentance (Forgive Me)" (Grace Jones, Pierre Papadiamandis) – 3:50
  4. "Saved" (Jack Robinson, James Bolden, Vivienne Savoie Robinson) – 7:13

Side B[change | change source]

  1. "Atlantic City Gambler" (Tom Moulton, Duke Williams) – 5:46
  2. "I'll Find My Way to You" (Stelvio Cipriani, Hal Shaper) – 5:14
  3. "Don't Mess with the Messer" (Grace Jones, Pierre Papadiamandis) – 4:50
  4. "On Your Knees" (D.C. LaRue, Jerry Corbetta) – 6:30

Personnel[change | change source]

  • Thor Baldursson - guest vocals, keyboards, arrangements
  • Carla Benson - background vocals
  • Keith Benson - drums
  • Evette Benton - background vocals
  • Richard Bernstein - artwork design
  • Eve Boman - photography
  • Carl Davis - arrangements
  • Carl Helm - background vocals
  • Phil Hurt - background vocals
  • Barbara Ingram - background vocals
  • Grace Jones - lead vocals
  • Francis Jug - artwork design
  • Tom Moulton - production
  • Don Renaldo - strings, horns
  • José Rodriguez - mastering
  • Craig Snyder - guitar
  • Arthur Stoppe - mixing
  • Sweethearts of Sigma - background vocals
  • Neil Terk - art direction
  • Ron Tyson - background vocals
  • Jim Walker - percussion
  • Larry Washington - percussion
  • Jimmy Williams - bass guitar

Chart performance[change | change source]

Chart Peak
position
Sweden[1] 22
United States[2] 156

Release history[change | change source]

Region Year Format(s) Label
Worldwide 1979 LP/Cassette Island
USA 2011 CD Gold Legion
USA 2014 CD Island Records

References[change | change source]

  1. "Grace Jones - Muse". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2015-10-12.
  2. "Muse - Grace Jones : Awards : AllMusic". www.allmusic.com. Retrieved 2015-10-12.

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